16 - 17th June 2016
etc.venues St Paul's, London, UK

From Oil Tankers to Speedboats

Jonathan Smart Barclays

Session type: Experience Report
Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Experience Report

In this talk, Jon will share the story of Barclays, a 325 year old organisation in a heavily regulated industry, with breadth, diversity and complexity, adopt Agile and DevOps at scale (130,000 employees in 50 countries) and at pace. As far as we know it is the fastest and largest agile adoption in history. Jon will share lessons from the organisational-wide transformation so far.

  • How to go from oil tankers to speedboats at scale
  • How to have agility, innovation and compliance to controls
  • What are Agility Levels and how do they help?
  • Why a holistic approach is important
  • From CIO to CPO?

About the Speaker

Jon is leading on agile ways of working being the default approach to how we approach change, across Barclays Group, with 130,000 colleagues. We believe it to be the largest agile transformation at this point in time. 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 in the Investment Bank which had a large regulatory book of work (Dodd Frank) which was delivered with agile practices. Jon is the founder of Communities of Practice across Barclays, with 35 CoPs and 10,000 colleagues as members.