Dave Snowden is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

Keynote: Constraints, collaboration and coherence
Ensuring closer collaboration between business, development, operations and testing has been a long term goal of DevOps, Lean and Agile alike in many manifestations. But are silos’ always a bad thing? What is the right balance between specialist knowledge and general understanding and capability? How far can any such integration use models and methods that originate in manufacturing? How to we deal with outliers and unintended consequences?

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