We're excited to announce details of our keynote speakers:
Linda Rising and Michael Harte!
Proven Change and Influence Strategies.
Linda is an internationally-known speaker on the topics of agile development, the change process, patterns and retrospectives. She is the co-author of "Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas".
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Michael joined Barclays as Chief Operations and Technology Officer on 14 July 2014, reports to the Group Chief Executive and is a member of the Group's Executive Committee.
Michael joined Barclays as Chief Operations and Technology Officer on 14 July 2014. Reporting to Group Chief Executive, Michael is a member of the Group's Executive Committee.
As an advocate of open systems, standardised and lean processes, Michael is always looking at applicable technologies and services to meet the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for customers and the finance industry. He has a wealth of experience in business strategy and driving world-class operational and service excellence.
Before joining Barclays, Michael was Group Executive of Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (CBA), where he was responsible for group-wide retail and institutional banking systems and operations, brokerage, wealth and asset management systems. Together with his team, Michael transformed CBA into one of the most respected, customer focused and technology leading banks in the world: one of only 8 AA rated banks and top ten by market capitalisation.
Lean process capability in itself led to 6% year on year productivity uplift, driving CBA to have one of the best cost to income ratios globally.
In his earlier career, Michael held the posts of Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, IT and Operations and Technology posts at PNC Financial Services (2001-2006, New York) and at Citigroup (1996-2001, London and New York).
Educated in New Zealand, Michael then went on to complete his Masters degree in Systems Management (with distinction) at New York University.
Michael has an on-going relationship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to create advantage through open systems, information and enterprise architectures for business value.
Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives near Nashville, Tennessee.
Linda has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the area of object-based design metrics. Her background includes university teaching as well as work in industry in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems.
She is an internationally known presenter on topics related to agile development, patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development.
Linda is the author of numerous articles and has published several books: Design Patterns in Communications, The Pattern Almanac 2000, A Patterns Handbook, and with co-author Mary Lynn Manns, Fearless Change: Patterns for introducing new ideas and released in 2015 More Fearless Change.
Her web site is www.lindarising.org