Digital transformation mapmaking as a service
Exploring the business opportunity
Workshop at The Cube, Athens, Oct 17, 2019
     

Sponsored by

Digital Energy Journal

Download the report from our May 2019 event

Download our book about software map making

Contact

Karl Jeffery, editor
Software for Domain Experts / Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road, London, N7 9DP, UK
http://www.softwarefordomainexperts.com
+44-208 150-5292
 
jeffery@d-e-j.com 

 

Ulysses Systems
23 Akti Miaouli str.
Piraeus, 185 35, Greece
Phone: +30 2104190800

When

Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EEST
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Where

The Cube 
6th Floor, 73 Aiolou str
Monastiraki
Athens 10551
Greece
 

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Companies and organisations everywhere say they want a digital transformation - they recognise the potential for digital technology to help them. But they don't know how to get there, and many of their efforts fail.

We see an emerging business opportunity for digital transformation "map-makers", offering a service to help companies get there - we could call it 'digital transformation map making as a service'.

You can take on this role both working within an organisation, as an external advisor / consultant, or someone developing digital technology. The job title could be anything from IT manager, data scientist, consultant or even 'head of digital transformation'. Probably, it is a big component of the job you already do. We'll explore what it looks like in our forum in Athens on Oct 17.

 Some people say 'Agile' offers all the answers to finding your digital transformation map. But Agile is a downstream execution tool. Organisations need a way to express their needs in light of new opportunities and describe the digital technology to support it.

 Some topics we will cover include:

  • What is possible in software and digital projects from focussing more on planning and mapmaking
  • Using Maps to Manage Software Projects
  • How design thinking, agile and lean methods (e.g. kanban) are used in software product development and delivery
  • How systems modelling can help organisations meet objectives and create value
  • What 'design thinking' means in software development
  • Digital mapmaking service ideas - from shipping onboard digital technology and upstream oil and gas industry

 With speakers from Nokia, Hippocampus, EYDAP, Lyras Shipping, Digital Energy Journal

The workshop is led by Dimitris Lyras, director of Lyras Shipping and Ulysses Systems, and co-author of a book "Software Mapmaking". 

If you have ideas and experiences you might be interested in presenting at this event, please contact event producer Karl Jeffery on jeffery@d-e-j.com

 

Agenda:

Please note timings have been pushed back one hour due to Metro only running from 9am on Thursday

Welcome coffee from 9am

10.30 - What is possible in software and digital projects from focussing more on planning and mapmaking, - Dimitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping
- The future role of the digital project manager – making everything work together, for the entire foreseeable future not just the project delivery timeframe
- What digital good project managers should know
- What mapmaking for a software project can look like in practise
- Using maps to get everybody on the same page

11.00 Using Maps to Manage Software Projects
Polizois Kokkonis, senior product manager, Nokia
- Software is gaining ground in arguably every aspect of human activity and at the same time becoming increasingly complex.
- We are thus in a constant struggle to improve software development management capabilities.
-Data visualization methods have been instrumental in allowing us to cope with complexity, recognize relationships and decide on actions.
- What if we try to look at software projects as a rapidly changing and evolving landscape?
- Couldn’t we create maps to guide our exploration and journeys and even to improve our capability to manage it?

 

11.30 Break

12.00 How design thinking, agile and lean methods (e.g. kanban) are used in software product development and delivery
Chrystos Lytras, managing partner, hippocampus.io

12.30 How systems modelling can help organisations meet objectives and create value
Panagiotis Papaioannou, IT Liaison (Education & Training Dept) at EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company)
and Professor Nikitas Assimakopoulos, director, CSAP, University of Piraeus

 - DCSYSM, a general purpose methodology for modelling systems
- CSAP - A University of Piraeus professional course on using the systems approach to help organisations create value and meet objectives
- software mapping and value mapping
- Shipping maintenance case study
- Water utility case study

13.00 Applying digital project mapmaking to the upstream oil and gas industry
Karl Jeffery, editor, Digital Energy Journal


- The role of the 'digital engineer'
- The skills of 'change management'
- Why it helps to think of it more as a discipline

14.00 Discussion

14.30 Lunch and close

 

Read our report from the May 2019 event here

Read the e-book by Dimitris Lyras and Karl Jeffery, producers of the conference, on software map making and why it is important, here