Building An Enterprise Data Marketplace to Shop for Data as a Service

Andrew Harmel Law, Thoughtworks

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Marc Andreessen famously said “software is eating the world”; yet most of our teams and organisations simply aren’t set up for us to take part in this revolution. Why? Our organisational surroundings are directly responsible for inefficient design and delivery – locally-optimised silos, opaque/ossified power structures, multi-layered middle management, command-and-control execs – the failings are well known and the recent lockdown only made us more aware of them. For us makers this is incredibly frustrating, when all we want to do is ship great product. In this session I’m going to show how your software engineering skills make you ideally suited to fix these org and cultural problems. How do I know? Because I’ve done it myself, and want to tell you what I learned. I’ll show you tried and tested ways to identify and fix these problems – fast-moving culture hacks, and safe org-refactorings – so you can drive effective incremental change from the bottom up; change that responds to the specifics of your organisation and focusses on efficient delivery of software; change that take its inspiration from the software techniques which we know so well.

A highly enthusiastic, self-starting and responsible Tech Principal; Andrew specialises in Java / JVM technologies, agile delivery, build tools and automation, and domain driven design. Experienced across the software development lifecycle and in many sectors including government, banking, and eCommerce, what motivates him is the production of large-scale software solutions, fulfilling complex client requirements. He understands that people, tooling, architecture and process all have key roles to play in achieving this. Andrew has a passion for open source software and its communities. He has been interested in and involved with OSS to a greater or lesser extent since his career began; as a user, contributor, expert group member, or paid advocate. Finally, Andrew enjoys sharing his experience as much as possible. This sharing is not only seen in his formal consulting engagements, but also informally through mentoring, blog posts, conferences (speaking and organising), and open sourcing his code.

 

 

 

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10.05

 

Session 1

Open source tools to find security vulnerabilities within applications

Building an Enterprise Data Marketplace to Shop for Data as a Service

Organisation Refactoring and Culture Hacking – Lessons from Software

Skills Development Scotland Report Launch: Neurodiversity in Digital Tech

 

Mark Goodwin

Mike Fergusson

Andrew Harmel Law

Bev Harrow, Lee Hutchinson and Chris Hughes

11.00

 

Session 2

In the Midst of Fire – The Chaos of Ransomware Attacks 

Towards Application Driven Infrastructure

How inclusion can drive economic growth? 

Restart and Prosper: Tech trends emerging from the pandemic

Chris Yule

Kief Morris

Janet Onyia

Richard Marshall

11.50

 

Session 3

AI for Good Mapping land cover to support Natural Capital Asset Index tracking in Scotland 

Collaborating across clusters

Look! There’s a Threat Model in my DevOps

Sharpening the saw – how tooling can make us better developers

 

 

Dr Murray Collins

Dr Poonam Malik, Ben Shorrock, David Dunn, Jane Morrison-Ross

Alyssa Miller

Chris Heilmann

13.20

 

Session 4

Ten Traits that Differentiate the most Trusted Advisors

Getting value from data – productionising data science

Innovating with Immigration.

 

 

Austen Mulinder

Dr James McMinn

Jamie Kerr

Tech challenges coming out of Open Banking and the GOFCoE project

50% of AI is easy, we just don’t know which half

 

Gavin Littlejohn

Alex Bell and Petur Einarsson

14.10

 

Session 5

Overcoming and handling bias in data: ethical and practical considerations 

Building brand awareness for your tech company 

Start up, scale up

(fun)ctionality

Navigating Venture Capital

 

Olivia Gambelin, Joseph Crispell

Kathryn Strachan

Peter Proud

Brian Baglow

Paul Neeson and Andrew Noble

15.30

Session 6

A Fyne future for graphical development

Launching terrestrial tech into the space marketplace

Tales from the Crypt(o)

Serverless Architecture

 

Andrew Williams


Dr David Alexander

Matt Summers

Julian Wood

16.15

 

Closing Keynote

Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President – AI & ISV Engagement at Microsoft Corporation 

17.15

Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards

The YSE Awards recognise the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland.

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