EE Life Wed 24th May, 2017

2017: Our 5th annual conference, celebrating our 10 year anniversary

It seems I think the same thing each year – surely our annual Equal Experts Annual Conference cannot be bettered next year. And every year I am happy to be proved wrong!

Here are a few highlights from this year’s event, held recently:

10 years young

An aspect that made this a particularly special occasion was that the Equal Experts network is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. To help us celebrate we held our first ever Equal Experts network awards ceremony . We recognised a few teams and individuals among the inspiring array of people that constitute our network.

We also welcomed Simon Wardley as our keynote speaker, and his talk Situation Normal, Everything Must Change provided a detailed look at how companies fail to understand the importance of a good map when it comes to their strategy. It was both highly entertaining and food for thought:

I’d like to extend thanks to our own associates who volunteered to take the stage for a series of lightning talks that we recorded:

  • Plamen Balkanski (A Tale of Two Start-ups)
  • Surfraz Ahmed (The Secret Sauce of Empathy in Agile Delivery – starts at 2:47)
  • Dan Mitchell (discussing diversity at EE, from 7:23)
  • Lyndsay Prewer (Scope Visualisation – Just How Big and Gnarly is your Backlog? – from 12:09)
  • Olly Shaw (I’m Happy When I’m not Fed Up: Secrets to Happiness in Agile – from 16:44)
  • Thanks too to Sarah Jones and Baber Kalil, whose talk covered confidential information we can’t share publicly – but provided great insight on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

To finish up, here are some more shots from the event. An evening to remember – surely we can’t top this one?