People Changing Enterprises

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This is a show for status quo busters inside enterprises who are ready to make change happen. We: ask people who have transformed big businesses how they’ve done it through three lenses: technology, mindset, and strategy. You: get the roadmap to creating change inside your own enterprise. read less
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Your 2024 transformation guide: Wisdom from composable trailblazers
Jan 14 2024
Your 2024 transformation guide: Wisdom from composable trailblazers
In this episode, we check in with some of our first guests, sharing what they've been working on over the past year - and their advice for anyone looking to embark on a transformation in 2024. Bob Howland, Chief Digital Officer at Dawn Foods, explains how composable technology helps their company to effectively cross-pollinate content between their e-commerce and corporate sites. Jon Richards, Head of Digital at Golfbreaks, shares how composable architecture provides time-saving benefits. Danielle Diliberti, CEO of Sommsation, talks about the fast-paced innovative advantages of building a digital marketplace using composable technology. Andreas Westendörpf, CTO of Emma Sleep, shares how their composable stack helped them handle high business spikes during the holiday season. Along with these insights, the guests offer advice for organizations looking to begin their composable transformation journey.Timestamps:1:02 Bob Howland on the benefits of Dawn Foods merging onto a single composable CMS02:48 Jon Richards on the benefits of composable transformation for Golfbreaks04:07 The Golfbreaks portal project (CXAs award finalist)05:44 How Sommsation, a digitally native business benefits from composable (Danielle Diliberti)8:27 How Emma Sleep leveraged composable to thrive and innovate during the holiday season (Andreas Westendörpf)12:16 Advice for composable transformation: Strategic planning14:45 The value of quick wins16:33 Bridging business and technology - before you begin18:59 Remember the long game
How to take a brick and mortar business digital, with Boels’ Bjørn Kreijen
Nov 5 2023
How to take a brick and mortar business digital, with Boels’ Bjørn Kreijen
Deep dive into taking a traditional brick and mortar business into the digital age. Bjørn Kreijen, Director of Digital and eCommerce at Boels equipment rental company, shares his firsthand experience of starting a digital department from scratch with a team of just three people, and steering an 8,000 employee enterprise onto the path of digital transformation. Learn about: The unique strategies that guided Boels' digital revolution Creating customer journeys instead of traditional "personas", which shaped their technology and digital strategy Implementing a monolithic platform before making the leap to a composable approach You'll learn how Bjørn overcame challenges, convinced stakeholders to invest in digital, and his roadmap to digital success in the world of brick and mortar businesses. Timestamps:1:06 What is Boels?1:35 Bjorn's role at Boels when he started as director of marketing and communications2:19 Technical landscape at Boels and how the idea of a digital department came to be4:29 Talking to the board about investing in digital 5:26 How the team structure changed during the company's digital transformation 7:06 Making the decision to have front end and back end developers in different teams8:25 Changing the ways of working - selecting a framework11:32 Creating customer journeys for digital (instead of personas)14:24 Going monolith first, then composable17:45 Advice for brick and mortar companies starting digital transformation19:13 Working with partners for change management
A year of composable transformation: Lessons from Levi’s, ASICS, REI and more
Sep 24 2023
A year of composable transformation: Lessons from Levi’s, ASICS, REI and more
Join us in celebrating a remarkable milestone - People Changing Enterprises is turning one! In this special anniversary episode, we're taking a journey back to where it all began, exploring our most captivating insights from the past year. And what better way to kick off this anniversary special than revisiting one of our most talked-about subjects: Composable Digital Experiences, featuring our stellar lineup of guests who've generously shared their expertise with us.Timestamps:01:02 Jurre van Ruth - Strategic Program Manager, Composable DXP at the Dutch postal service, PostNL. He'll provide insights into what a composable DXP truly means.03:48 Andreas Westendörpf - CTO of Emma Sleep explains why going composable might just be the last re-platform you'll ever need.05:28 Kat Valdre and Jason Greely - Members of the REI Platform Engineering team explore the exciting possibilities that composable strategies unlock for businesses.09:12 Mindy Montgomery - Senior Technical Product Manager at ASICS takes us through ASICS' journey from monolithic technology to a composable customer experience ecosystem.12:51 Zach Crittendon - Software Architect at Levi's shares firsthand experiences of "going composable" and how this transformative journey can benefit your business.15:51 Watchouts from our guests: What they wish they'd known before going composable.18:18 Juliette Olah - Senior Manager of Editorial at Booking.com emphasizes the importance of launching projects in a tiered approach for maximum impact.
Developer Experience: REI’s definition and how they make it great
Jul 16 2023
Developer Experience: REI’s definition and how they make it great
This week we explore the topic of developer experience with REI's Kat Valdre and Jason Greeley. They take us behind the scenes of platform engineering at REI and how the two of them think about creating the best possible experience for developers working on these platforms. Kat Valdre is the Engineering Manager of the REI Platform Organization, and Jason Greeley, Solutions Architect, manages content and experience at REI. Collectively, Kat and Jason bring a wealth of knowledge in creating user-friendly infrastructure for developers, supporting their productivity, and fostering innovation in their work. Learn:- How REI's platform engineering teams provide tools and services to enhance developer experience and ultimately benefit the end customer- How making a developer's workday easier and reducing repetitive tasks can lead to better productivity and satisfaction- The importance of providing established solutions with robust SDKs and APIs, and offering reliable support for technical questions- Encouraging exploration and flexibility within the development team and the benefits of involving developers in decision-making processesTimestamps:01:20 The role of platform engineering teams at REI03:05 What is developer experience?04:42 The role of creativity05:54 How to support several developer teams and help them be successful08:11 What Jason and Kat look for in technology to support a good developer experience10:37 Advice for developers seeking a better experience