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Registration is open every day from 7:30 a.m. until the close of the day’s sessions.
Breakfast will be served starting at 6:30 a.m. for conference registrants in the Columbine Restaurant.
30-minute refreshment breaks are at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily.
Lunch is 12:00-1:00 p.m. daily in the Columbine Restaurant.
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Wednesday, May 3 • 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Enterprise IT: How to Avoid Mediocrity

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Enterprise IT organizations attract and foster mediocrity. This is a fundamental reason why large enterprises don’t outperform leaner organizations even though they have more resources. This talk describes a fictional organization (albeit slightly inspired from reality) with huge cultural problems to illustrate how bad enterprise IT can be and how it came to be this way. In the first half of this session, we describe the mess we're in and how we got there; in the second half, we consider how we could have avoided this situation and how we can get out of it. Our premise is that a solid culture of learning and continuous improvement as well as a focus on good software architecture and practices could have prevented the mess, and that it is not too late to turn it around. I promise an entertaining talk with a lot of humor, and possibly some insights that you can take back to your organization so that you don't end up in the same mess (if you aren't already there).

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Jørn Ølmheim

Jørn Ølmheim is a practicing software professional with a strong interest in open-source software, internet technology, and programming languages. He is also an occasional speaker and author. He currently holds a position as leading advisor within corporate IT at Statoil, focusing on software architecture and systems integration challenges. Statoil ASA is the largest Norwegian oil, gas, and energy company and in 2016 appeared at number 145 on the Fortune Global 500 list... Read More →


Wednesday May 3, 2017 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Pikes Peak

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