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ZebraLabs : A conversation about collaboration

Exploring the methods, processes and tools that digital teams are using to create more collaborative teams.

  • Location: Carwow, 10 Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DH
  • Date: Wed, 11 September 2019
  • Time: 18:30 – 21:30 

Collaboration is a key element of digital product design with multiple functions in a single team and the need for product teams to work well with other business functions.

However, creating collaborative teams or cultures is easier said than done.

These events aim to explore the different approaches that teams and leaders have taken in order to improve the collaborative nature of their teams, from team structures and processes to hiring and tools.

The aim is to create a truly value filled event that explores the problems, successes and failures seen by organisations as they endeavor to create more collaborate and efficient teams, ultimately elevating the quality of the work they produce.

For this installment, the primary topic being explored is how we can get Design and Tech to work better together in the form of a panel discussion. We have a selection of panelists representing both sides of the spectrum from Carwow, Totally Money and FutureGov who aim to share their experiences, successes and failures in the hope you may learn some new techniques to try for yourself.

The discussion has been broken in to three core headlines:

Section 1) What is collaboration to you?

Section 2) Challenges and successes in your own teams.

Section 3) Tools and tips for improving collaboration.

The panelists:

Ben Holliday – Chief Design Officer, FutureGov

Ben Holliday is Chief Design Officer at FutureGov. He has over 18 years experience of designing products and services. Working extensively with not-for-profit, charity and arts organisations, as well as startups. He has spent the last 6 years working in the UK government, at the Government Digital Service (GDS), and before joining FutureGov he led the design team at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Twitter: @benholliday / Website: benholliday.com

Mark Durrand – Chief Technology Officer, Totally Money

Mark’s forte lies in leading talented development teams to deliver innovative software.

With a diverse CV, he’s managed teams at Visa Europe and uSwitch.com where, as Director of IT, he helped reinvent the brand following its acquisition by Forward Group. Mark has a keen interest in Agile and Lean approaches to working and is a seasoned speaker at tech conferences and events. He’s also an active member of the London tech community, attending everything from Skills Matter to London CTO meet-ups.

Gareth Thomas – Head of Design, Carwow

A Designer with 10+ years experience in brand and digital product design. Gareth has worked both agency side and in-house developing products in the automotive, travel, on-demand recruitment, luxury retail & goods, high street and drinks industries. Having also worked at a number of startups in London, experiencing the thrill of chasing and creating growth whilst building teams and mentoring fellow designers.

Further panelists TBC in the coming weeks.

 

Click here for Tickets. 

 

Future events

We plan to host an event on collaboration every month. If you are interested in speaking or even hosting one, please get in touch with Sam (Sam@zebrapeople.com) or Adam (Adam@zebrapeople.com).

Host

Carwow

Carwow make choosing and buying your perfect car easy and enjoyable. By comparing the best offers from top local and national dealers, you get the car you want, from the dealer you like best, at a price that’s right for you.

James Hind (CEO) & Alexandra Margolis (Creative Director) launched Carwow in 2010 as a car review aggregator with the purpose of making choosing a new car effortless. They were soon determined to improve the entire car buying experience and brought David Santoro (CTO) aboard in 2011. Since then, £2B+ worth of cars have been bought via Carwow, they have secured a total of £48M from leading VCs and grown the team to 150+ employees.

Organisers

Sam Gale – Senior Consultant at Zebra People

Sam is a Senior Consultant at Zebra People specialising in Product Design (UX/UI, Visual, UI) for both the perm and freelance markets. Prior to recruitment Sam studied Product Design at University and then ran a small creative consultancy. Now he uses his passion for the industry to help build teams all over London and beyond.

Adam Cooper – Consultant at Zebra People

Adam is a Consulatnt at Zebra People specialising in all things Front End Development. A Business Management graduate from Northumbria Uni, he started his career in Manchester and Yorkshire recruiting for PHP and frontend developers, but thankfully for Zebra he is now based in London.

 

What you'll learn

For this installment, the primary topic being explored is how we can get Design and Tech to work better together in the form of a panel discussion. We have a selection of panelists representing both sides of the spectrum from Carwow, Totally Money and FutureGov who aim to share their experiences, successes and failures in the hope you may learn some new techniques to try for yourself.

The discussion has been broken in to three core headlines:

Section 1) What is collaboration to you?

Section 2) Challenges and successes in your own teams.

Section 3) Tools and tips for improving collaboration.

Who should attend

If you work in a digital team of any size, whether you are a large organisation or a start-up heading for scale up, this discussion is for you.

We will be hearing from our panelists and engaging the audience in a discussion that should leave you with some actionable insight to try and create a more collaborative team for yourself.

Why choose Zebra Labs

  • Learn from leading, experienced practitioners.
  • Learn about new practices, techniques and other businesses.
  • Network with peers from all areas and sectors of the industry.