IDC presents

Driving Software Innovation at Speed and Scale

Digital demands on the business continue to grow resulting in non-stop business-driven requests that range from small changes to full-scale modernization of critical custom-built applications. This need for speed means that software teams are under extraordinary pressure to deliver faster, putting development productivity firmly in the spotlight.

The end goal is the creation of a digital delivery engine that meets customer demand for value, velocity, and scale. Yet, the reality is development and delivery teams are struggling in multiple ways, which is now compounded by higher levels of attrition, internal mobility, and distributed work. To the point where engineers spend the bulk of their time searching and understanding existing code, trying to ‘connect the dots’ as they figure out the inner workings of the complex software.

So, how can you put that knowledge at their fingertips? How do you help them understand better and faster the intricacies of the software system they are working on?

In this session IDC Analyst Jennifer Thomson shares actionable guidance that can be implemented immediately to help your software teams respond faster to the business and operate more efficiently. She shares guidance on how to:

  • Empower the team for speed
  • Drive deep visibility and discoverability
  • Ensure app dev discipline by design
  • Strive for productivity gains

Jennifer Thomson

Jennifer Thomson
Associate Vice President, Services, AccAD and Cloud, European Region

Jennifer Thomson is a research director for application life-cycle services in IDC's European Services Group. In this role she provides insights on the investment strategies and decisions of European enterprises around application development, implementation, management, and testing engagements. Her research explores the impact of new delivery and sourcing models, such as offshoring and cloud services, on the application environment, as well as charting the competitive landscape for these services. She also covers overarching outsourcing contract analysis (both ITO and BPO) and governance issues.

Thomson has been responsible for the execution of a broad range of consulting and advisory projects. As IDC's European expert on application outsourcing strategies, Thomson is an experienced public speaker and regularly presents at conferences and IDC partner and end-user events.

Rado Nikolov
CAST Software

Rado Nikolov
EVP Software Intelligence

Rado leads Product Management for the CAST software intelligence platform, which enables faster modernization for cloud, raising Software Engineering speed and efficiency, effective open source risk control, and accurate technical due diligence.