From Oil Tankers to Speedboats – Jon Smart – Agile on the Beach Conference 2017

In this session from Agile On The Beach 2017 titled ‘From Oil Tankers to Speedboats’ Jon Smart looks at a case study on agility at scale in a large (130,000 people), old (366 years old), highly regulated financial services firm.

Jon shares examples of what has worked and lessons learnt to save some of you from making the same mistakes. Themes include enterprise-wide agility with examples of agile outside of IT

Jonathan Smart United Kingdom Head of Development Services Barclays Group

Jon is leading on agile ways of working being the default approach to how we approach change, across Barclays Group, with 130,000 colleagues. Jon has 20+ years experience of taking and leading an agile approach to change in Financial Services, starting out as a developer on the trading floor. Most recently Jon was leading Derivatives Technology which had a large regulatory book of work which was delivered with agile practices.

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

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