Mark Angrish

Tech Area Lead, ANZ

Fireside Chat – Transforming an enterprise – with Julian Lim – Sponsored by ThoughtWorks

Eighteen months ago, ANZ Bank announced a bold plan of change for its Technology division and Australia business to adopt New Ways of Working (NWOW), inspired by the Agile, lean and DevOps movements. Early on, it became apparent that engineering would be one of the corner pieces of this transformation puzzle. Bringing the ‘dev’ closer to the ‘ops’ through early adoption of Agile across engineering teams unlocked ANZ’s ability to deliver value to customers with speed and at scale – a fundamental part of ANZ’s NWOW success.

To do this, ANZ harnessed the power of an augmented client/consultant team structure – leveraging the expertise of mature Agile consultancy ThoughtWorks to deliver quality engineering outcomes in a condensed timeframe. Join Mark Angrish (Head of Engineering at ANZ Bank) and Julian Lim (ThoughtWorks Client Principal) at this fireside chat as they candidly talk through the ins and outs of implementing an Agile engineering culture.

Building Agile teams: A fireside chat with Slack – with Allan Leinwand – Sponsored by Slack 

During this fireside discussion, Allan Leinwand, SVP of Engineering at Slack, will share his experience building and scaling teams, drawing on experience from his most recent roles as CTO of ServiceNow, and now leading the Engineering Team at Slack.  

This is an informal discussion about the challenges of building and scaling Agile teams.  Allan will share his perspectives and experience on scale, culture and performance. In particular, Allan will explore the characteristics of high-performing teams. He’ll also discuss managing cultural change when adopting agility, plus how to balance agility with security and stability.

About Mark Angrish

After leading the engineering on the new ANZ app (which was recently number one in the App Store!), Mark Angrish is now the manager of the Engineering Acceleration Tribe at ANZ, responsible for transforming the speed at which the bank delivers secure and quality software, at scale. From algorithmic trading in London to hacking startups in San Francisco, he now finds himself back in his hometown Melbourne trying to rethink big banking.

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