CTO's in London @ Octopus Labs (Thurs 6th Oct)

  • Adam Kinder
  • AUTHOR: Adam Kinder
  • Posted: 14/09/2016
CTO's in London @ Octopus Labs (Thurs 6th Oct)

We are very pleased to confirm that our next CTOs in London meetup will be held on Thursday 6th October 2016 at the excellent Octopus Labs office at:

33 Holburn

We have a very interesting evening in store, starting with Morgan Sowden (CTO, Octopus Labs) giving us an intro to the innovative work they're doing at Octopus Labs, followed by keynote talks from Sandro Mancuso and Adrian Spender, Software Craftsmen / MD at Codurance and Head of Server Engineering at Beamly respectively. 

Agenda as follows:

18:00-18:30 - Arrive, drinks...

18:30 - Morgan Sowden, CTO, Octopus Labs 

Introduction from Morgan... 'How an established financial services company is embracing technology. The story from inside Octopus as it embarks on a digital metamorphosis' 

18:40 - Adrian Spender, Head of Server Engineering, Beamly

'Evolving operational maturity in a startup environment'. The only constant in a startup environment is change. As you scale up (or down!) so your engineering organisation evolves, but what about your operational practices? In this talk Adrian will discuss how Beamly have confronted the challenges of providing operational support for a global product within the context of a small team of London based engineers; navigating product pivots, various organisation structures and acquisition. 

19:10 - Sandro Mancuso, Software Craftsmen / Managing Direcotor, Codurance

'Teal Organisations: A Living Example'. Most organisational models are broken and very few employees can say they are empowered and trusted to do their jobs. Most professionals today want far more than a job—they want to develop their careers, be part of the decision making, and have the power to reshape the organisation they work for, and most importantly, enjoy their work. 

In this talk Sandro will explain what Teal Organisations are and will describe some of the advantages and challenges of being part of a self-organised and self-managed company. He will be covering topics that include: complete flat structure, decentralised decision making, open financials, open salaries, recruitment, initiative circles, and cultural fit.

19:45 onwards - Drinks, food and networking at the Octopus Labs breakout area

This promises to be another fantastic event at brilliant offices with some excellent speakers. Please sign up here ASAP to confirm your attendance and we will look forward to seeing you there.

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