What we're about

I am extremely excited to announce the launch of S/W LIT (South West Leaders in Tech) a tech meetup for senior managers/directors involved in change and digital transformation programmes in the South West of England. The meetup will provide an open forum for senior managers to discuss market trends, disruptive technology, regulation and challenges around implementing change in the digital age. It will be an objective environment where people can feel comfortable sharing knowledge, experience, challenges and insights.

The South-West meetup scene is saturated with development, testing and agile offerings (of which we are heavily active in supporting and organising at SR2) although it’s been flagged a significant number of times by those we represent, that there is no platform for senior managers to meet and discuss the real challenges they face when implementing change across the 3 key pillars; people, process and technology.

The plan: We meet once a month at different locations/company offices in the South West with a dedicated subject for each month. The events will feature a diverse range of speakers (typically 2-3 per meetup) with opportunities for open Q&A and networking before and afterwards. The subjects we cover are member driven and in line with the challenges our attendees are facing. We have an excellent network across the South West and aim to showcase some of the most exciting change programmes that are underway locally.

We will be limiting the numbers for the meetup so keep a close eye on the page and equally don't be offended if you miss out on the first event.

To confirm – this won't be a formal “These are the slides marketing will let me share” type affair. It will be about real stories, real challenges and real learning in a safe, confidential and open environment. (Over a few brewdogs or whatever you fancy)!

Code of Conduct:

Our events are dedicated to providing an inclusive and harassment-free learning and networking experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of our members in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our events, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, emails and any other online media. Members violating these rules may be asked to leave the event and / or expelled any future events at the discretion of the organisers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. We expect any participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/ uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes warning the offender or expulsion.

Upcoming events (2)

S/W LIT - On premise vs Cloud

Avon Street

I’m really excited to announce our September event S/W LIT event, focusing on all things Cloud. We have 2 brilliant speakers already confirmed: Charles Ewen, CIO at the MetOffice and Richard Welsh, CEO at Sundog Media Toolkit. Both individuals will be talking about their experiences with cloud, discussing on-premise vs cloud and also ethics in relation to cloud transformation. I’m confident it will prompt some interesting discussion and provide some invaluable takeaways for attendees undergoing cloud transformation and those considering it. This is likely going to be a popular event so please register your interest ASAP.

S/W LIT - change at scale

Bristol

I’m super excited to announce our October S/W LIT event “change at scale”. In true S/W LIT fashion we’ve decided to shake things up in October and have a panel discussion rather than the typical speaker/listener format. We have 5 panelists confirmed whom all have extensive experience successfully delivering enterprise change programmes and scaling up teams quickly. We will discuss the challenges faced when undertaking change at scale, scaling teams, best practice and much more. The panelists include James Munson - Agile Transformation Partner - PA Consulting, Emma Hopkinson - Director - 101 Ways, Andrew Sheppard - Interim Head of Digital Operations - HMRC, Stuart Munton - Head of Delivery - AND Digital, Nicki Czerska - Delivery Director - ThoughtWorks. We still require a facilitator so if you’re interested and have prior experience please reach out 😊!

Past events (2)

S/W LIT - Replatforming and Automation

Runway East Bristol

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