TALK TITLE: Innovate or die: a survival guide to global innovative organizations
TALK ABSTRACT: The world is changing faster than at any time in human history. With the advent of the internet, mobility, social networks and cloud computing, things got really accelerated and globally connected. When I was younger, the rise of innovative products was much slower and isolated. Now it’s different. The future is coming at us faster and faster. And, because technology has made us all so interconnected, anyone, anywhere, can watch the rise of innovative products. But, along with these, comes the disruptive innovation. The changes, coming from anywhere in the Globe, will hit your business at the core. Your company has to do something about it. Fast! The message is clear: only the most agile and innovative will survive. It is a matter of time, but that time is short. You either innovate or die. Let’s talk about an approach that illustrates how to manage your current business products while maximizing future growth opportunities.
BIO: Principal consultant at ThoughtWorks Brazil and co-founder of AgileBrazil, Paulo Caroli has over twenty years of experience in software development, passing in various corporations in Brazil, India, USA and Latin America. In 2000, he met the Extreme Programming and since then has focused its expertise in processes and practices of Agile & Lean. He joined ThoughtWorks in 2006 and held the positions of Agile Coach, Trainer and Project Manager. He received a Bachelor of Computer Science and MS in Software Engineering, both from PUC -Rio. Author of “To the point; a recipe for creating lean products” and “Fun Retrospectives; activities and ideas for making agile retrospectives more engaging”
Session chair: Daniela Cruzes, SINTEF, Norway