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Halifax Digital Festival: AND Digital - Morning Tech Talk

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Jeff Watkins & Jonathan Davies - Tech Giants in the North

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Join us for 2 deep-dive technical talks from the expertise at AND Digital:

Jeff Watkins, Chief Engineer presents: "Using the Government Digital Service Manual Principles to Shape your Digital Transformation"

Following The Government Digital Service (GDS) “Service Manual” is mandatory for all new public-sector projects in England. However, given 80% of Digital Transformations fail, the private sector could clearly also benefit from its modern principles and concepts. As with any framework, there are several caveats to consider while implementing it, especially as part of a large-scale programme.

If you’re involved in delivering Digital Transformation at scale and are interested in the details of a mature and reusable approach, this talk is for you. During this talk we will discuss the high-level principles, how to apply them, and what pitfalls to avoid.

Jeff Watkins is AND Digital’s Chief Engineer, he has 21 years of experience in the industry including several years working on projects that followed the GDS Service Manual. This experience extended into the private-sector when a national retailer decided to adopt their own version of the Service Manual as part of their Digital Transformation.

Jonathan Davies, Technical Lead presents "Agile Architecture":

The agile revolution of the last 15 years has reshaped how we do software engineering & delivery across the industry but in a lot of cases software architecture has been left behind, sometimes with disastrous effects. *Agile Architecture* aims to help engineers, architects & technology leaders alike re-frame how architecture functions inside an agile organisation, bringing practices up to speed with the technical landscape of 2019 and helping to better serve the needs of the business and engineering teams in tandem.'

Jonathan Davies is a Tech Lead at AND Digital specialising in software architecture & engineering leadership with 10 years of experience working within & alongside architecture and engineering teams in various industries. He has a deep interest in improving the way we do architecture in the technology sector and how we can most effectively lead multi-disciplinary teams in the architecture, development & testing of modern software.

Come along to hear these talks and have a chat with local technical leaders over a coffee & breakfast.

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