Virtual Boardroom

Build Better: Tech in 2021 – Adapting in Times of Change

February 25, 2021  |  2:00pm GMT

In association with

Contributing Speaker

Looking at the impact of 2020 on technology, leading to shifting priorities and greater investment despite economic downturn in 2021

2020 was the year that changed everything. Anything we thought we knew about the way we live, work, and succeed got turned on its head. But the challenges we faced gave way to opportunities and innovations that we can now capitalise on to make the future better.

Even during a pandemic, the tech industry continued to evolve and now, looking ahead to this year, we’ll examine how 2020 shifted the trajectory of technology, the emerging technologies that shouldn’t be ignored, how consumers preferences have and will continue to evolve, and how there is a shift in priorities and greater investment despite economic downturn.

Throughout the 90-minute virtual boardroom, we will deep dive into the tech and work trends to arise through our Tech in 2021 report, specifically covering how COVID-19 accelerated and provided senior technical leaders ways to improve, what they learnt over the last 12 months, and how to transfer those skills and processes over into 2021 and beyond. One of the biggest takeaways was that organisations are shifting their spend and resources to tackle three main priorities:

  • Improving their workforce’s ability to adapt
  • Increasing agility and flexibility while decreasing the risk
  • Delivering on digital customer experiences to accelerate revenue

Boardroom Speakers.

Denis Canty

Denis Canty

Chief Technology Advisor, World Wide Technology Inc.

Denis has just begun a new role Chief Technology Advisor at World Wide Technology, a role which has Denis as a business outcome focused strategic advisor to C-suite for enterprise and web services customers on their digital transformation journey’s. Denis has over 15 years in the industry, across industries and in technology areas such as IoT and Computer Vision. He most recently was Vice President for Developer Platform Services at McKesson, where his team provided all the technologies and cultural products needed by developers and technologists globally on their cloud journey. Denis has Masters in hardware and software disciplines, along with further education in CyberPsychology, UX Design and Economics. 

Dominic Jukes

Dominic Jukes

Director Field Marketing - UK&I, Pluralsight

Dominic has worked for a variety of global B2B software companies for over 25 years in sales and marketing roles. With Pluralsight he founded the UKI User Group 3 years ago, manages key customer engagement with our senior executives and in the last 12 months he has conducted interviews with Pluralsight customer’s tech leaders including HSBC, Santander, Ricoh, BPDTS and Next.

Why Attend.

Join Pluralsight and other senior technical leaders and decision-makers during this interactive virtual boardroom which will equip you with insights and enable you to unite with your peers to openly discuss the speed of change in the last 6-12 months, the shift to online centric busines models, as well as what it takes to build effective teams into today’s tech landscape. We will also address:

  • Key findings to arise from the Tech in 2021 report and how this will impact your planning in 2021
  • Gain insight and perspective on the importance of providing adequate resources, enabling working from home in the long term, fostering a sense of community and releasing the pressure valve within your organisation
  • Best practices and steps to consider when thinking about security and the need for change for the business when working from home is the norm
  • A sharing of experiences between yourself and your peers on which skills peers and competitors are prioritising to deliver on digital acceleration to ensure a mature tech skill development strategy
  • Examples of how moving to a greater automated process can allow your engineers the ability to focus on additional tasks required of their roles
  • Key takeaways: Resources to better equip yourself, your team, and the wider organisation as the way we work and interact shifts post COVID-19

Solution Partner.

With Pluralsight, the tech workforce development company, teams know more and work better together. We help teams develop critical skills, improve processes and gain insights through data.

Using our Skills product, which includes expert courses, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics, teams can consistently deliver and quickly adopt new tools. Our Flow product gives you actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns, so you can improve flow efficiency and resolve bottlenecks. And our professional services help you develop a strategy for the future, overcome roadblocks and customize your team’s experience.

We’re here to give you the tools you need to create stronger tech teams that ship products faster and keep up in today’s accelerated digital world.

www.pluralsight.com

 

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