Install your library for innovation
Capital Fort, 24th floor, Scale Focus headquarters
14th of November 2018/ 10.00h – 18.00h
This one day workshop was designed to help current and future IT managers to explore various tools for generating innovations and learn what mindset and behaviors are better suited in order to become successful leaders.
Being a senior developer or manager in this extremely competitive and fast moving environment can be really tough at times. The most dynamic industry in the world today requires more and more from its leaders without providing enough time for them to develop new skills and get comfortable with their new responsibilities.
It is known that IT managers and more so team leaders are closely involved with business development and it is expected from them to actively contribute for company’s growth. Therefore they should be able to bring value to their organizations not only by leading their team but also by generating new ideas, managing innovation and building competitive products/services. Do you know what the leading players in the industry do, of their own development that makes them so successful?
On the other hand alongside their technical skills, new IT managers are asked to develop leadership skills very fast. However often this side of their training is neglected and they are left to face new challenges without enough support. So this may lead in failing to show off their best and achieve the expected results as leaders.
This workshop was predominantly practical – it included exercises, guided discussions, workshop sessions. Participants learnt how to brainstorm by algorithm as well as how to use certain tools for generating innovations. Great focus of training for IT people was how to present themselves and help others see the right point of view. Another thing to get was how to be successful leader of innovative projects and reduce the stress from new responsibilities.
This workshop was meant to provide participants with additional skills and overstanding of concepts that are important for their career development as IT managers and at the same time are rarely discussed in the IT community. All the tools and knowledge acquired during the workshop can be successfully applied to small and starting companies. The new skills helped participants to distinguish themselves and will help them grow faster in their path in the competitive environment of the IT industry.
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During this one day workshop we explored the following questions:
– What are the best working mindsets that you can use in order to generate business growth for your IT organization and be considered a successful IT leader?
– How to stimulate bottom-up-innovation and keep the talent in the company for longer and reveal the intelligence of the neural network that is your company?
– How to make excellent decisions with Growth/Benefit/Innovation mindsets despite external pressure and stress?
– What are the skills that will help your IT teams to generate and manage ideas while becoming outstanding in the industry?
– What are advantages having innovation flow within your company and how to make the most of it?
is a co-founder of Human Business Studio and Experienced Senior Corporate Trainer, certified in Management and Strategy Institute (Downingtown, USA) with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training Industry for companies such as IBM, Apple Inc., Xerox, Raiffeisen Bank, ABB. Karina has over 2500 training hours and experience in training delivery for cross functional teams, senior and middle level management audiences, multicultural audiences in several countries – Ireland, France, Bulgaria. She is a graduate student from Founders Institute, London and has certificates for intensive courses on Conscious business modeling, Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity, Design Thinking. “Innovate your mindset” is her signature training which was presented to various international businesses and innovation forums.
is Chief Innovation Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi and Founder of the Leap Collective. Barry is award winning creative with over 20 years experience in the industry.
Spending the last 10 years in the Saatchi network specialising in emerging markets, where he became particularly interested in the psychology of change and innovation and began to explore how organizations maintain a constant flow of fresh creativity in today’s high speed environment.
Over the last two years he has focused on the following areas:
- Changing behaviours, process and people to produce work that is new enough to get noticed and creating new things and ideas that people didn’t know they needed or wanted
- Creating entrepreneurial response to change
- Doing things differently to achieve cut through
- Picking at embedded assumptions. Finding solutions to unarticulated problems
- Unlocking new markets and new business lines to sustain economic growth.
- Barry is a qualified EFT practitioner and is a led facilitator in the global mens movement MKP.
09.30 – 10.00 – Registration
10.00 – 11.30 – Training session 1 / Innovate your mindset
11.30 – 11.45 – Coffee break
11.45 – 13.15 – Training session 2 / Innovate your mindset
13.15 – 14.00 – Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 – Training session 3 / Skillset and toolbox for IT innovators
15.30 – 15.45 – Coffee break
15.45 – 16.15 – Scale Focus knowledge sharing session
16.15 – 17.45 – Training session 4 / Skillset and toolbox for IT innovators
17.45 – 18.00 – Q&A and Closing words
Working language: English / Bulgarian
We believe that being an excellent leader requires the ability and willingness to help others grow and achieve more. This knowledge sharing and the opportunity to bring at one place the best players from leading organizations and experienced trainers who teach practical skills and offer solutions to current challenges for professionals in that very same industry is the inspiration behind the series of business events “Industry Leaders Club”.
Scale Focus is a core supplier for IT solutions’ implementation and technology consultancy for multiple IT vendors, building industry know-how, innovation and R&D centers of excellence. ScaleFocus’ team delivers custom software solutions and integrates existing leading products (IBM, AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, TIBCO, Appian, etc.) under proven consultancy and implementation methodologies. We architect and guide your digital transformation strategies.
They craft data solutions to allow you to make informed decisions, based on your own data.
Leap is collective of some of the best creative and strategic minds from the UK’s ad industry.
Dedicated to helping businesses understand how they can become more human in today’s fast moving digitised world. We explore with our clients how they can create more human centric customer journey’s and also look at internal cultures to help businesses create environments that have human kindness at their core. We do this not only because we strive to make the world a better place to work but also because we have empirical data that proves that this approach not only increases productivity in a business, but ultimately has a positive impact on the bottom line.