Who am I?
I am the CTO at N26, the first mobile first bank with a European banking license.
I was formerly a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks in London where I played a variety of roles (Developer, Trainer, Technical and Organisational Coach, Tech Lead, Architect) in a variety of organisations from startups (20+ people) to the supremely large organisations (10K+ people). I have worked across a variety of industries from retail, travel, industrial production, finance, telecommunications, and government.
I draw upon a background of systems thinking, lean/agile theories, learning theories and hands-on development to bring a unique perspective tightly blending technical, organisational and leadership concerns. To this end, you may be interested in some of the books I have written around these topics.
What I do?
I have helped many organisations improve their own internal engineering organisations, through uncovering organisational system constraints, highlighting missing or unbalanced capabilities, or restructuring organisation structure and development process to improve the quality and flow of building software.
Lead system development
My experience with business critical systems across a variety of industries also gives me a good basis to run Architectural Assessments.
Train and coach
I have worked as a coach for Technical Leaders in a wide variety of places, and developed a 2-day training course focusing on building skills and experience for Tech Leads. I regularly run this sold-out course several times a year for Tech Leads that is suitable for potential, new or existing Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, or Architects. I have also built and run several training courses from TDD, Continuous Delivery, agile planning and estimating and skills for Project Managers. I am a regular coach on our internal Leadership & Development program.
Hold keynotes and speeches
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and developing other people, holding talks at internal and external conferences across the world. As of June 2017, Lanyrd has me presenting at 41 events across 13 countries around the world. I have held several keynotes at a number of conferences, with the largest being 2500 people, and even won an award for the best Architecture in Practice Presentation at SATURN 2016.
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