Roman is an executive IT manager and an experienced program manager who will enrich the talk of ČSOB with an IT perspective and experience with what happens when an organization scales agility and many teams responsible for a complex IT infrastructure enter into the implementation.
Roman, who are you and what is your focus? What is your life goal?
Within ČSOB, I am in charge of the IT department of provision and support of digital channels. It’s an area that must be very flexible and at the same time operationally stable because we provide services (such as ČSOB Identity) on which other front-ends depend. My primary (professional) goal is to balance all aspects of requirements, rapid development, adaptation to change, stability, finance and especially members of the team so that the team works like a well-oiled machine, so to speak. The interpretation of this is always subjective. One of my personal goals is to make sure that the work I do, as well as the results, are meaningful and useful, and by this I evaluate my work.
The theme of the 13th year of the Conference is “Tips & Tricks”. What are the main ideas you will want to talk about?
Agility is a discipline, supported just like all processes. On the other hand, it is a framework that can be used, modified and adapted, and it teaches us to work with change. Every company or team works in different conditions, with different options. Which is why I perceive the topic of ‘Tips & Tricks’ as a space for inspiration and reflection on what and where works and does not work, and what other approaches can be used. It is not necessary to “discover America” when it already has been discovered, let alone reach an impasse.
How would you describe a person marked as Experienced Professional or working with know-how and skill?
They are a person who knows the given area or activity not only theoretically but especially practically. They know what they are talking about. The things they talk about they can also execute, realistically and with the desired result. They manage it with natural authority, sufficient humility and enthusiasm. All the time it is evident they enjoy what they do. I think the state I described above is very difficult to achieve, let alone maintain in the long run. But we all can aspire to such a goal…