Top speakers at QED jubilee conference

Less than 10 days is left to register for QED jubilee conference which will be held from May 8 to 10 in Zadar.

Less than 10 days is left to register for QED jubilee conference which will be held from May 8 to 10 in Zadar. Tenth QED Conference organized by CROZ will focus on analyzing the creation of a culture of success within organizations. Through lectures and workshops of world-class speakers participants will be able to hear how to learn from failures and mistakes and how to use them to create a stable and successful environment.

Those who are interested can sign up via the form on the website until May 5.

Among many excellent speakers from around the world and the region, the most prominent is certainly John Cohn, one of the leading IBM scientists, holder of the prestigious title of IBM Fellow and owner of more than 70 patents. Participants will have the opportunity to hear his lecture named Serious Play which will lead them through the engineering profession in a very interesting way. It takes a lot of work to succeed, but John believes that in addition to that we also need a cocktail of challenges and failures which helps us on the path to success.

Vast experience and knowledge of Peter Eeles will be of great help to all those who want to improve efficiency, reduce costs and improve quality in software development using the concept of DevOps. Peter is currently Executive IT Architect in DevOps Global Tiger Team of IBM. Besides DevOps for Banking lecture, Peter will hold a workshop on the last day of the conference to provide a better understanding of DevOps with examples from different industries.

Open data & transparency is becoming more and more common theme in conferences and in the media. Therefore, Eleanor Stewart will be sharing her practical experience from the UK on transparency and data sharing of government institutions. She will point out all the benefits and potential dangers of such approach and will provide practical advice on how to start such initiative. Eleanor is currently head of Transparency Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and is working on the implementation of digital methodologies and processes at the Ministry.

Mark Wilson is another very interesting lecturer coming from the UK. In addition to having over 35 years of experience in the IT industry in the field of security, he has received numerous awards as best speaker at leading international conferences. His lecture, The Dark Web…What’s all the fuss?, will certainly leave no one indifferent because it will focus on the hidden side of the Internet. He will be talking about TOR (The Onion Router), about the largest online darknet store – AlphaBay, the so-called eBay and Amazon on steroids, but he will also tackle the Bitcoin.

Andrea Tomasini is one of the founders of agile42 consulting company and one of the most famous faces in agile community today, with extensive experience in various industries – financial, telecommunications and automotive. He is also a well known and favourite speaker from previous QED editions, known for his insipiring and engaging talks. This year, in his lecture he will talk about how agile approach creates resilience and anti-fragility of the organization which are necessary for the troubled waters of today’s market.

Among local speakers we should point out Tina Pogačić who will speak about requirements of agile transition for an organization such as Zagrebačka banka. Participants at the lecture will be able to learn firsthand which changes need to take place and how can they alone ensure success in a challenging project such as agile transition of a large system.

CROZ has been a partner of this year’s highly successful international cycling race Tour of Croatia, and its main originator Vladimir Miholjević will be the first speaker of this year’s conference. This former highly successful cyclist will show, through interactive presentation, what is needed for the success of such a demanding project, how can we learn from failure and ultimately succeed.

The novelty of this year’s conference is that the sports part of the QED will include participation in the Wings for Life World Run race which will be held in Zadar on the first day of the conference. There are still few free registration positions left for the race, and the participants of QED can win them by putting “Application for Wings for Life World Run” in the notice section of the registration form.

QED conference is supported by two professional associations – Agile Croatia, civic associations dealing with agile methods of software development and PMI Croatia association, association for Project Management.

Published 28.04.2016.

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