How to integrate agile offshore development into the business

Event Detail

Tech talent shortages are slowing down transformation projects and the roll-out of new products and services. Many companies are struggling to keep up with the changes that their industry requires.

Enlisting external resources, whether they are offshore developers or digital nomad contingent workers, can be a solution, but has often been a blunt tool. A disconnect between in-house and offshore teams can make it difficult to manage progress and work in a modern iterative way integrated with the business.

With the experience gained in managing remote and hybrid work in the last two years, there is an opportunity to make much more successful use of offshore development.

Join us on this Digital Boardroom to discuss how we could:

  • build integrated offshore and onshore teams and establish effective communication
  • integrate external resources into Agile or DevOps ways of working
  • accelerate transformation and scale growth with offshore development

Event Date

Monday, 5th December 2022

Event Time

12.30 to 2 pm

Event Location

Virtual

Speakers

Emilien Coquard

CEO The Scalers
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Emilien Coquard

Emilien is the CEO of The Scalers, a highly ambitious tech company he co-founded in 2015 after arriving in India four years prior.

The Scalers helps organisations from Western and Northern Europe, North America, and Australasia leverage Bangalore’s elite engineering talent to speedily scale their software development operations and gain a competitive advantage.

Emilien graduated in his native Lyon, where he built a highly successful Facebook app he created and developed while at university. Soon after, he took his software skills to Asia and became the COO of a multinational mobile development agency.

While working in India, Emilien noticed the huge talent in local developers, and not so long after — The Scalers was born. He created a one-of-a-kind offshore development model in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of Asia, to equip companies with world-class dedicated tech teams.

Emilien is also the Vice President of La French Tech Bangalore-India, a network created to promote France as one of the best countries in the world to start and scale global tech champions.

Antoine Laurent

CTPO and co-founder at Ykone
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Antoine Laurent

Antoine Laurent is the Chief Technology & Product Officer of Ykone, where he led the launch of a brand new engineering team in Bengalore, India.

Antoine oversees the development of Ykone’s proprietary tool Campaygn to maintain the innovative edge of the software and achieve great customer success.

Previously he worked on the ELLE advertising department at Lagardère Publicité. Antoine has a master in marketing from EM Normandie Business School.

Milan Juza

CIO for e-commerce at TUI
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Milan Juza

Milan Juza is a senior agile leader and technology executive who has scaled up and transformed technology teams in several leading organisations across multiple industries including telecoms, media, financial services and travel.

Milan is currently Chief Information Officer for e-commerce (web, mobile, retail & payments) at TUI. He is passionate about building high-performing agile organisations, creating business advantage through technology and delivering innovation at pace.

Chair

Alasdair Thompson

Head of Operations - Defence & Space at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Alasdair Thompson

Alasdair Thompson is a technology leader with a track record of building technical operations across engineering, delivery and support. At BAE Systems he has the operational leadership of a software, hardware and consulting business with a focus ranging from digital transformation and cyber security to communications and instrumentation on low-orbit satellites. Strategic and tactical resourcing, sub-contractor management and staff development has been part of his remit.

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