Battle of the budgets: Tech or Product?


Time: 17:30 – 19:30 
Date: Thursday 27th April
Where: FundApps, 114-116 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AH
Cost: Free

What to expect:

Challenging economic times are creating internal pressure for tech leaders to do more with less.

  • Is now the time to innovate or drive cost savings?
  • Should you create features to attract customers or improve performance and reliability for existing ones?
  • Can you afford to ignore “tech debt” in the short term in the race for new features and competitive advantage?

Register now and come and join the debate.

Register today and join the debate

Meet your panellists

Listen to our experts debate the issues and then have your chance to ask questions and share your own experiences. We will reconvene, share insights and finally decide who should win the battle of the budgets.

Emma Hopkinson-Spark - Moderator

Chief of Staff at 101 Ways 

Emma is an award-winning agile professional, specialising in coaching and transformation in technology. She is also the creator of Agile 101, a card game that allows players to experiment with real-world agile delivery strategies. Brand experience includes:

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Grant Smith - Panellist

Technical Director at 101 Ways

Grant has created and led high-performance engineering teams in some of the largest UK companies over the last 25 years.  In addition to being a respected industry speaker, Grant authored the ‘Next Gen DevOps’ book which distilled the essence of DevOps into an easily implementable framework. Brand experience includes:

Toby O'Rourke - Panellist

Chief Technology Officer, FundApps 

Toby is an engineer and CTO with a healthy disregard for conventional thinking. In a 20-year career across startups, scaleups and corporates in domains as varied as health, gambling, insurance and finance he's built and scaled high-volume, distributed systems and plenty of high-performance teams. Brand experience includes:

Natalie Seatter - Panelist

Chief Product Officer at OAG | Founding Member CHIEF UK | ProductTank Organiser | PartnerUp Mentor

Natalie has a proven track record of delivering large-scale digital transformation through launching new digital products in a variety of sectors. She is a qualified Enterprise Agile Coach, and is passionate about driving cross-organisational collaboration to drive change. Brand experience includes:

What past attendees say

“Some brilliant discussion and tips from the panel.”

“I found the session interesting and informative.”

“Great event. Will be back for more as and when they come up.”

“I particularly liked that the conversation was so free-flowing and natural.”