15 episodes

A podcast that takes an in-depth look at enterprise agility. Leading experts cover what it is, why it matters, and—most of all—how to achieve it.

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A podcast that takes an in-depth look at enterprise agility. Leading experts cover what it is, why it matters, and—most of all—how to achieve it.

    Enterprise Agility: Agile risk management with HSBC

    Enterprise Agility: Agile risk management with HSBC

    Can risk managers catalyze agile change at a global financial services firm? Risk managers are not known for embracing risk. (It’s right there in the name.) But Steve Suarez, who joins Ellie for this first episode of the second season of Talking Agility, begs to differ. Steve is the Global Head of Risk Transformation and Innovation at HSBC. Steve and Ellie discuss how the Risk team at HSBC came to lead the agile charge at the bank.

    • 21 min
    Enterprise Agility: Pivot to the future with Omar Abbosh

    Enterprise Agility: Pivot to the future with Omar Abbosh

    The word “disruption” is everywhere these days—what does it actually mean? Are any companies safe from disruption today? And what’s the connection between disruption and enterprise agility? Omar Abbosh, group chief executive of Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group, joins Ellie on this episode to explore these questions. They also discuss Omar’s connection with the hip-hop artist and philanthropist will.i.am and lessons from Accenture’s own transformation journey.

    • 22 min
    Enterprise Agility: Overcoming fear with Edwin Van der Ouderaa and Andy Young

    Enterprise Agility: Overcoming fear with Edwin Van der Ouderaa and Andy Young

    Enterprise agility is all about change—both making it and responding to it. But change, for many, brings fear and uncertainty. How can financial services organizations minimize fear and maximize trust on their agile journeys? Ellie is joined by Edwin Van der Ouderaa, Senior Managing Director of Digital and Analytics for Accenture Financial Services, and Andy Young, Managing Director and Financial Services Talent & Organisation Lead at Accenture, to explore this question.   

    • 29 min
    Enterprise Agility: Embracing lifelong learning with Bridie Fanning

    Enterprise Agility: Embracing lifelong learning with Bridie Fanning

    Reskilling the workforce at the speed of modern business is a massive challenge for financial services. Yet it’s one that must be overcome if an organization is to thrive in the New Digital Age—and truly embrace enterprise agility. Elitsa is joined by Bridie Fanning, Accenture's FS Talent & Organization Lead for North America, to discuss how financial services firms can unlock lifelong learning in the workforce.

    • 19 min
    Enterprise Agility: growing your product owner with John Macleod

    Enterprise Agility: growing your product owner with John Macleod

     What’s the most important role in an Agile project? There’s a strong argument that it’s the product owner. But the same traits that make product owners so important also make them hard to find. Elitsa is joined by John Macleod, Front End Development Lead for Accenture Interactive, to discuss the power of the product owner role in Enterprise Agility and how to find and keep these Agile ‘unicorns’. 

    • 21 min
    Enterprise Agility: vision and leadership with Eva Sage-Gavin

    Enterprise Agility: vision and leadership with Eva Sage-Gavin

    In this episode, Elitsa Nacheva interviews Accenture's Eva Sage-Gavin about the role of leadership and culture in fostering enterprise agility. Eva shares insights on common challenges for leaders and goes over several client examples. 

    • 34 min

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