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Event Overview

Agility with resilience is the new mantra for success in these turbulent times. The pandemic is pushing enterprises further to create a future-proof working model. Thus newer ways of working, underpinned by adoption of Lean, Agile and DevSecOps are more relevant today than ever before. A recent study by McKinsey & Harvard Business School indicates that businesses that had fully adopted agile working model before the pandemic outperformed businesses that hadn’t, during the pandemic. But, how can enterprises successfully achieve business agility and resilience, in times when remote is the new normal? Watch this webinar to learn from Agile transformation leaders from Fortune 500 companies on how they are gearing up their enterprises for the future.


Key Takeaways

  • Lessons from agile transformation journeys of large organizations
  • Latest trends and pan-industry insights on Agile-DevOps from a leading Analyst
  • Experiential insights from the pandemic era, which can influence the working model of the future


Diego Lo Giudice

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance. His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

John Flood

John P Flood is the CIO for HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking - US. In his current role, he is responsible for delivering the US change agenda while also maintaining operational excellence, regulatory compliance and customer value. A key aspect of his role is partnering with the 3rd party and global HSBC suppliers to deliver business programs for the US market. He has extensive experience working in the Financial services sector and has held various senior IT positions in the areas of Retail Banking, Wealth management, Architecture, Digital and Distribution Channels in his 20 years with HSBC. John also spent 11 years with First Card prior to HSBC initiating their Data Management and digital channels capabilities and overarching software delivery capabilities at First Card.

He is a visionary leader with the ability to drive large and complex changes, leveraging his thorough understanding of the business domain and evolving technology trends. He has conceptualized and successfully driven the US Agile/DevSecOps transformation in a multi-cultural, distributed, matrixed reporting organizational environment. He has established the corner stones for new Ways of working in a traditional organization and with his effective management style, led the workforce to continuously evolve and adopt it. His relentless focus in delivering business value has enabled securing buy-in from the business for this transformation.

Amy Palazzolo

Amy Palazzolo has more than 25 years within the technology sector of the automotive industry. At a Fortune 10 company, Palazzolo has led distributed global teams, blending the intricacies of technology trends with a human-centered approach and inclusivity. She believes teams already know how to solve complex problems, and that organizations need to change to reduce dependencies, roadblocks and bureaucracy so that they can do what they do best.

Alok Uniyal

Ariane Previtali is leading the global IT Excellence Team at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. One of the focus topics is the Agile transformation that started 4 years ago. Ariane has a business education and spent most of her career in IT departments of different global companies in various branches.

Alok Uniyal

Alok leads the IT Process Consulting Practice at Infosys. He is also driving the Agile & DevOps Transformation at Infosys. As a seasoned IT Professional with rich experience in IT Consulting & Transformation, Alok specializes in helping organizations embrace New Ways of Working, leveraging Lean, Agile, DevOps, Design Thinking - towards greater Business Agility & Resilience - translating to faster and better business outcomes. Over his 25 years of career, Alok has consulted many large corporations, globally.

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