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Wednesday, May 15 • 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Tear Down This Wall! - Creating Real Human Connections and Winning With Technology FILLING

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The corporate world has a long tradition of creating adversarial team pairs. Examples are product engineering and manufacturing; software development and IT operations; data engineering and marketing analytics. These are teams that should have a common goal, but treat each other with hostility due to mistrust and perverse incentives. In this talk, we’ll discuss two strategies for tearing down walls to allow harmonious work toward objectives and get closer to BizOps. The first strategy is to create common incentives and mutual accountability. (This has been thoroughly studied in the context of DevOps.) The second strategy is crucial but often overlooked: leaders must invest in the power of human connection. Today, we are overly processed, overly engineered and dehumanized. To really connect with others, we much learn to take off our masks, and authentically share who we are. Authentic conversations develop emotional connections between people that spur real change, resulting in a strong culture of people galvanizing around a common goal.

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Ben Zoldan

Ben Zoldan is the Best-Selling co-author of "What Great Salespeople Do, The Science of Selling through Emotional Connection and the Power of Story", and is the Founder of Storyleaders, a global consulting and training firm focused on helping to change the enhance the culture of business... Read More →
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Joe Reis

Joseph Reis is a "recovering data scientist" who has worked in the data space since the early 2000s. While working with many companies in data science, analytics, and data engineering, Joseph realized that winning with data required more than algorithms and infrastructure. As co-founder... Read More →

Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm MDT
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