March 19 2019
Glasgow
This event has now ended. If you’re interested in sponsoring or speaking at next year’s event, please get in touch with the team at info@newverve.scot.

Celebrating Tartan Teamwork

This event is all about #TartanTeamwork!

Effective teamwork comes about with the right tools, the right people, and the right practices. If you are an Atlassian customer, tools such as Jira and Confluence form an essential part of the teamwork formula.

Industry events such as Atlassian Summit are a great opportunity to be inspired and gain product insights from Atlassian staff, partners, and product evangelists. Until now, the majority of UK events have taken place in London and the South East.

As Scotland’s only Atlassian Solution Partner, we’re delighted to launch this brand new event in Scotland. Join us and learn how Atlassian solutions can inspire effective teamwork!

With only 125 tickets up for grabs, make sure you register as soon as you can.

Project portfolio management

The inaugural event will have a focus on Project Portfolio Management.

If your teams already use Jira for managing and tracking work, but you can’t easily see the big picture across your organisation, then this event is for you. Through our inspiring keynotes and product demos, you’ll learn how to:

  • build cross-team roadmaps
  • manage resources, dependencies, and risks
  • forecast accurate completion dates
  • keep team members in the loop with best-in-class reporting
  • control costs and revenues for your portfolios

Featured Speakers

Nigel Rochford

Nigel Rochford

Managing Director
New Verve
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Nigel Rochford

Nigel Rochford

Managing Director
New Verve

Nigel is founder and MD of New Verve, the only Atlassian channel partner here in Scotland.

With over 15 years of experience in the IT sector across a range of technical and management roles, Nigel decided to grow the business from a 1-man company in 2016. Since then, New Verve has doubled in revenue and size each year, and has become the go-to local company for Atlassian solutions and services.

Outside of the office, Nigel loves spending time with his wife and 2-year old son. When time allows, Nigel loves surfing, wake-boarding, and generally being outside in the great outdoors!

Feico Mol

Feico Mol

Head of EMEA Channels
Atlassian
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Feico Mol

Feico Mol

Head of EMEA Channels
Atlassian

Feico runs the channels team in EMEA for Atlassian.

With more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software including roles in partner management, pre-sales and product marketing, he feels at home at Atlassian and intends to stay there till his retirement in 2037.

Giulio Iannazzo

Giulio Iannazzo

Solution Engineer
Atlassian
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Giulio Iannazzo

Giulio Iannazzo

Solution Engineer
Atlassian

Giulio Iannazzo is an Enterprise Solution Engineer at Atlassian, where he guides customers through the execution of high profile product evaluations using in-depth knowledge of the Atlassian Enterprise tool set and industry best practices.

Leveraging his extensive experience in roles ranging from development to operations, from consultancy to solution architecture, Giulio has been tightly working with enterprise customers to guide and support them through the adoption of Agile and DevOps practices.

Giulio is a lifelong learner, always ready to analyze and study new technologies and approaches. He’s also a sports addict, and when he’s not travelling around Europe it is not rare to see him cross country skiing or running in the Alps around Grenoble (France) where he lives.

Darline Auguste

Darline Auguste

Community Manager
Atlassian
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Darline Auguste

Darline Auguste

Community Manager
Atlassian

Darline is the APAC & EMEA Community Manager at Atlassian, supporting Atlassian User Groups in those regions.

Her professional experience has focused heavily on building strong relationships and enabling success. She’s spent the last ten years living in the Netherlands driving support and marketing initiatives while navigating cultural differences.

She enjoys returning to the US to visit family, being active, exploring and all things music, TV and film.

Jānis Plūme

Jānis Plūme

BI Consultant
eazyBI
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Jānis Plūme

Jānis Plūme

BI Consultant
eazyBI

Janis has been working in the support team for eazyBI for the last two years. In addition, he takes care of security compliance issues for the product.

Previous working experience includes project management and a long period of quality management for a large software company.

Janis has a MSc degree in computer science. He enjoys to spend his free time with friends and family in his summer house, loves going for long runs and sings in a choir.

Jerzy Sekula

Jerzy Sekula

Business Analyst
SoftwarePlant
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Jerzy Sekula

Jerzy Sekula

Business Analyst
SoftwarePlant

Jerzy is a Product Owner & Business Analyst. He has been in global IT for more than 10 years and has occupied a variety of leadership and specialist roles in industries spanning oil, banking, retail, and production.

Over the past 7 years, Jerzy has been involved in consulting and implementation of Project Portfolio Management systems for IT and business departments across a variety of private and public sector organizations.

Currently he is working for Softwareplant where he develops the innovative Jira PPM app - Big Picture.

When he is not at the office, Jerzy explores the mountains and pursues various sports actively and passively (he is an ardent football fan). Apart from his wife, he really loves good whisky.

Eygló Óskarsdóttir

Eygló Óskarsdóttir

Solution Architect
Tempo
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Eygló Óskarsdóttir

Eygló Óskarsdóttir

Solution Architect
Tempo

Eygló has worked for Tempo for the last 3.5 years. She works as a Solution Architect where she helps prospects to optimise their management processes with introducing them to the Tempo solutions.

She received her B.S.c degree in finance from University of San Francisco, where she also played golf competitively for the school team. In 2016 she graduated with M.S.c degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

When she’s not helping teams get the most out of Tempo and JIRA, she enjoys outdoor activities, such as golfing, hiking and running.

Thorunn Oskarsdottir

Thorunn Oskarsdottir

Solution Architect
Tempo
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Thorunn Oskarsdottir

Thorunn Oskarsdottir

Solution Architect
Tempo

Thorunn Oskarsdottir is a former Tempo Software Developer and now works as a Solution Architect where she helps prospects optimising their management processes with Tempo solutions. She received her BSc in Software Engineering in 2014 from Reykjavik University.

When she is not at the office she enjoys going out for walks, listening to music and traveling to places where she can ski, hike and golf and enjoy great food.

Peter Hinds

Peter Hinds

Head of Operations
Synergy Learning
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Peter Hinds

Peter Hinds

Head of Operations
Synergy Learning

Head of Operations at leading learning technology company, Synergy Learning.

Systems Engineer by trade.

Atlassian convert.

Andriy Stukan

Andriy Stukan

Technology Consultant
Accenture Scotland
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Andriy Stukan

Andriy Stukan

Technology Consultant
Accenture Scotland

Andriy has been working as a technology consultant for Accenture Scotland for over 5.5 years. He focuses on financial services projects, primarily within the investment management sector and has been working on projects delivering digital solutions. He has worked across project manager, business analyst, strategy consultant and data engineer roles.

Over the past year he has been involved in a large agile digital transformation project working as a solution designer designing integration patterns and working across various customer journeys.

Additionally, Andriy leads the Learning & Development team for Accenture Scotland organising informal training and workshops around topics such as: digital architecture, design thinking, programming. During his free time Andriy is interested in attaining new knowledge around technology (e.g. AI, analytics) and investments. Also he likes to play basketball, discover new music and music journalism

Philippa Christie

Philippa Christie

Production Manager
Equator
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Philippa Christie

Philippa Christie

Production Manager
Equator

Philippa heads up the Production team at Scotland’s largest full service digital marketing agency Equator, overseeing the delivery of all client projects. She has worked in the industry for 8 years, helping to deliver a wide variety of projects from small brochure sites through to full scale SAAS solutions.

Equator utilise many of Atlassian products and supporting apps including; Jira, Confluence, Service Desk, Bitbucket, Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner.

Her passion for all things digital continues outside of the office, as she frequently attends meet ups, conferences and hackathons to learn about the latest emerging technologies and ways of working. While on holiday over the past few years she has visited both Barcelona for the OFFF creative conference, and San Francisco for Developer week. While attending the latter, Philippa even entered a hackathon and won (despite not knowing how to code)!

Sorcha Lorimer

Sorcha Lorimer

Founder
Trace
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Sorcha Lorimer

Sorcha Lorimer

Founder
Trace

Sorcha Lorimer is the Founder of Trace, a Data Protection compliance Software as a Service platform, based in Edinburgh. Sorcha’s previous roles include Global Head of Digital at the Standard Life Group, where she worked in Digital Marketing, IT, Information Security and Global brand, and experience at digital agencies like Amaze Realise where she was Client Services Director.

Sorcha takes a balanced and pragmatic perspective to privacy and governance: she likes to understand the technological and regulatory context, the brand and marketing imperative, and combine that to understand how data regulation impacts the whole of an organisation. Once a business can mitigate privacy risk and build resilience, it can then focus on the opportunities brought by change in our data driven economy. With Trace, Sorcha is now on a mission to make complex data, compliance and digital problems as simple, integrated and accessible as possible, for every business.

Tony Christensen

Tony Christensen

Agile & DevOps Centre of Excellence Lead
RBS
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Tony Christensen

Tony Christensen

Agile & DevOps Centre of Excellence Lead
RBS

Tony is a customer obsessed senior IT executive and passionate, pragmatic Agilista with 34 years experience in the Banking & Finance, Telecommunications and Online industries. He commenced his career in 1985 with the Australian National Line Shipping Commission and worked for two decades at IT Director level for several global companies. Tony has built IT departments from the ground up and led the successful implementation of new and innovative ways of working enabling businesses and technologies transform in many locations around the globe. These include London, Scotland, India, Paris, the USA, Japan, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia.

Specialty areas include strong business acumen, practice management and leadership, process improvement through better ways of working, IT Strategy and adoption, Operations management, Software Development, Quality Assurance, Programme/Project and Change Management, SDLC, ITIL and Governance methodologies. Tony was certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP PMBOK) in 2007, member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), life member of the nabCapital and Telstra talent Alumni, Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SAFe Agilist), signatory to the Agile Manifesto, member of the IBM Rational Board of Advisors (2014-2015) and speaker at numerous Agile Conferences.

calendar icon Time Event
08.30 - 09.30 Registration Registration
Collect your badge and grab a free cuppa!
09.30 - 10.00 Event introduction & welcome Event introduction & welcome
Feico Mol, Atlassian & Nigel Rochford, New Verve
10.00 - 10.30 Scaling Agile with Portfolio for Jira and Jira Data Center Scaling Agile with Portfolio for Jira and Jira Data Center
Giulio Iannazzo, Atlassian

This talk will highlight the powerful features of Atlassian's scaled agile solution and our enterprise-grade deployment option, that supports the ever-growing demand of rapidly expanding organizations.

Jira Software is built for every member of your software or project teams to plan, track, and release with ease.

Portfolio for Jira helps you build a plan, see the big picture, track progress, and easily share with stakeholders. Scaled Agile has been a highly demanded feature and in the recent years, Portfolio has gone through major transformations to align with the needs of large organizations, where multiple teams' work require coordination - without sacrificing their autonomy.

10.30 - 11.00 Morning refreshments Morning refreshments
11.00 - 11.30 Tips for working effectively as a distributed team Tips for working effectively as a distributed team
Darline Auguste, Atlassian

It's no longer uncommon to work in an office but also have remote teammates. What can you do to help everyone adjust to new ways of working while keeping it all running smoothly? Get insights on the tools and best practices that have worked at Atlassian as we've expanded our global workforce. This talk will highlight tips and tricks to ensure distributed team cohesion and inclusion of teammates near and far.

11.30 - 12.00 Achieve strategic objectives of your projects and portfolios with Tempo and Jira Achieve strategic objectives of your projects and portfolios with Tempo and Jira
Eyglo Oskarsdottir, Tempo & Thorunn Oskarsdottir, Tempo

Get insights into potential returns on a project, enhance transparency, and gain real-time insights into scope, resources, and timeline.

12.00 - 12.30 Our experience with implementing the Atlassian product suite Our experience with implementing the Atlassian product suite
Peter Hinds, Synergy Learning

The marketing material is always great but what's it actually like to implement and work with daily? This talk will show how Synergy Learning uses Atlassian to create globally leading learning management systems and eportfolio software.

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch & networking Lunch & networking
14.00 - 14.30 Challenges with digital project management tools Challenges with digital project management tools
Andriy Stukan, Technology Consultant - Accenture Scotland

This talk will run through challenges that Project Managers face when it comes to tooling and how Atlassian’s software can solve them.

14.30 - 15.00 Project reporting for Jira Project reporting for Jira
Jānis Plūme, eazyBI

This talk will illustrate how to create project reports from Jira using eazyBI, gaining insights into project status, progress, and forecasts.

15.00 - 15.30 Afternoon refreshments Afternoon refreshments
15.30 - 16.00 Project Portfolio Management with BigPicture Project Portfolio Management with BigPicture
Jerzy Sekula, SoftwarePlant

Do you run Agile, Waterfall or hybrid projects? Can SAFe play a better role in your organization? With ever more complex projects in the world of PPM, BigPicture v7 delivers.

16.00 - 16.45 Panel discussion - How can Agile, governance, and the PMO work together? Panel discussion - How can Agile, governance, and the PMO work together?
16.45 - 17.00 Closing Closing
Feico Mol, Atlassian & Nigel Rochford, New Verve
17.00 - 18.00 Drinks reception Drinks reception
An hour of networking and complimentary drinks
18.00 - 20.00 Atlassian user group Atlassian user group
This is facilitated by Aileen Grant from the Scottish Government, who runs the Atlassian User Group in Edinburgh.

Separate registration is required here.

3 Reasons to attend

Collaborate.

This is a great chance to network and collaborate with peers. Share your experiences with other local businesses. Uncover new ideas and spark inspiration!

Discover.

No matter if you are a seasoned pro, or an Atlassian newbie, gain new insights directly from Atlassian, partners, vendors, and peers.

Have fun!

Yes - have fun! Shake off the pressures of work for a day. Mix and mingle, enjoy lunch on us, and refresh your perspectives!

In Partnership with

Atlassian

Sponsors

eazyBI
SoftwarePlant
Tempo

Venue

Technology & Innovation Centre

99 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1RD

Technology & Innovation Centre
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