Brilliant at the Basics | AGILE | IBM CIO - note start time is 6:30pm

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Every 3rd Thursday of the month

1177 6th Ave

1177 6th Ave · New York, NY

How to find us

Please check-in at the Concierge to get a temporary access pass. Take elevator to 6th Floor.

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We are co-hosting Brilliant at the Basics with a newly formed meetup hosted by Rash Khan and Justin Hale from IBM CIO -

Have you swallowed the red pill to be Agile? Are you on a mission to gain competitive advantage; remain relevant in this madly dynamic digital world? Are you struggling to sustain an agile mindset & practices at scale? If your answer is YES, then us at IBM CIO have a lot in common with YOU.

Purpose of this Brilliant at the Basics Agile meet-up is to create a collaborative learning environment to solve problems around scaling Agile. We are inviting speakers from all walks of corporate life who share the same passion to foster a culture of rapid incremental delivery of high quality business value at a sustainable pace.


* 6:30pm - Networking. (Drinks & snacks provided)
* 7:00pm - Kick Off (Rash Khan)
* 7:05pm - Chris Colligan (See below for talk brief)
* 7:30pm - Renee Hook (See below for talk brief)
* 7:55pm - Closing (Justin Hale)

!! Meet our speakers !!

## Chris Colligan - Senior Director of Technology Delivery and Transformation at ASCAP

Chris’s professional career has been largely focused on implementing and scaling Agile processes in large organizations and across complex systems. He is an Agile pragmatist who has a relentless focus on value delivery and stakeholder management - with the bruises to prove it. Currently focused on Agile Transformation at American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) at 104 year old organization that distributes $1.1 billion dollars in licensing fees to musicians and song writers.

The discussion will highlight:
- Building and maintaining momentum behind Agile Transformations
- Anchoring the transformation in the pain points of the organization
- Where do you position Change Agents within the organization

## Renee Hook - VP, Sales Transformation & Enablement

Renee is the business owner of a multi-million dollar strategic program provisioned to simplify IBM sales process from lead creation through to renewal by building a single, integrated, client focused platform. Purpose of this platform is to enable XaaS offerings on a modern lead to renewal end to end architecture that improves seller, business partner and ultimately end customer experience resulting in improved business performance.

Have you ever heard a business executive talk about Tech Debt? Tech Debt is well regarded as an IT problem which is often kept separate from business problems. However, Renee has been instrumental in bridging that gap between Business & IT by acknowledging Tech Debt as a business problem and sponsoring dedicated effort to slow down for a short period so that we can deliver quality outcomes faster at a much sustainable and predictable pace. Sounds like Business Agility, doesn’t it?

Aren’t you curious about the story / the thought process behind her decision? Why don’t you bring your business stakeholders and hear it from Renee?
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