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PMI Yorkshire & Humber Presents Agile Question Time, Leeds 2019

PMI Yorkshire & Humber Presents Agile Question Time, Leeds 2019

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Join us for an informative, engaging and interactive evening with some of the key figures in the world of Agile. Based on the format of the popular BBC topical debate programme, this event features 6 thought leaders and industry experts who will answer questions put to them by you – the audience. This is a great opportunity to learn about some of the Agile ‘war stories’ and lessons learned from practitioners experiencing the real-world challenges and successes it brings. This session is equally applicable to all those interested in the adoption of Agile. Whether you are new to it or a seasoned professional, there will be relevant ‘take-aways’ for all.

Event Properties

Event Date 19-09-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 18-09-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-08-2019 12:00 pm
Cut off date 18-09-2019 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location First Direct HQ, Stourton



Registration, Refreshments, Networking


Main Session


Wrap Up & Close


George Charalambous

Head of Digital Product, HSBC

George's career spans 23 years at HSBC, with diverse roles covering the Branch Network, Contact Centres and Head Office functions culminating in his present position in UK Digital Bank. George also leads the Digital workstream for the UK Retail Transformation Programme, simplifying and enhancing customer’s experience of the retail bank via the delivery of a number of transformational change projects.

John James

Head of Digital Product, first direct

John is currently responsible for first direct's digital services. He has extensive experience working as a change practitioner within financial services, including roles within PMO, Business Analysis, Project & Programme management and can still draw a GANT chart. Experienced in transformation delivery using Agile & traditional project management approaches.

Aaron Penwill

Managing director and head of performance at Lean Practice Ltd

Aaron Penwill is a sought after performance coach and founder of Lean Practice Ltd. He helps organisations, teams and individuals reduce the interference that impacts performance. He builds the capacity for all to do more with less. Capacity that not only creates the marginal gains but one that disrupts the status quo to create innovative leaps in performance.

Iain Gordon

Acting Head of Change, first direct

Iain has spent the last 12 years working for HSBC Group across numerous business areas including Contact Centre, Branch Network, COO and most recently as Acting Head of Change for first direct. In his current role, Iain is focussed on the adoption of Scaled Agile within first direct and how this can be used in conjunction with other frameworks to deliver more customer focused outcomes.

Becky Leggett

Agile Facilitator, Coach & Delivery Manager, Joule Digital

Becky is a real advocate for Agile, having seen the benefits that it brings when adopted well. She is passionate about building services and product that are right for our customers and believes that we should tap into people’s skills and encourage innovation, building good working environments in which people can thrive.

Ian Hexter


Ian is an experienced change professional with over 25 years leading change across IT and the business. Currently a Delivery Director in Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Ian is driving business agility to improve how HSBC delivers great products and services to customers.

Sebastien Bonicel

Delivery Manager, BJSS

Sebastien's areas of expertise include: Agile coaching of delivery projects, European Utility Markets Strategy, Integration of Data platforms, Data Modelling, Optimisation of Processes, Integration of CRM Solutions, Staff Recruitment and Development.


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