With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.
His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.
Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.
Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.
Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.
Paul Trotter is the deputy CTO at Atom Bank. He is accountable for service delivery and change, including software testing and DevOps to drive digital transformation. He is a seasoned Banking technology professional and leader with vast experience in leading Banks, Financial Services, and consulting organizations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to taking on his current role at Atom, Paul has held leadership roles at FIS, Capco and Accenture, and Capco.
Sairam oversees the planning and execution of the organization’s strategic marketing programs, develops the long-term charter towards our digital play, and helps enhance Cigniti’s mindshare as a preferred services provider and thought leader amongst our customers, partners, analysts, media, investors, influencers and employees. He is an award-winning, global marketing, branding, corporate strategy and digital engineering industry thought leader. Sairam brings over 23 years of experience with a deep understanding of technologies, solutions and IP-led solutions. He was recognized and awarded by BBC Knowledge Series, CMO Asia, World Marketing Congress and Enterprise IT, Paul Writer from 2014-2021 for demonstrating impactful global marketing leadership consistently and was an external advisor with Bain & Company.
Sairam was earlier the global CMO at Innominds, where he successfully re-positioned the brand from being an ISV-centric product engineering services player to a platform-led AI-first enterprise focused digital engineering and transformation services provider. Prior to Innominds, he was the global CMO of Kore.ai, a market leader in enterprise conversational AI platform space. Prior to Kore.ai, in his first stint at Cigniti from 2021-17, he held the role of VP and Global Head of Marketing and Inside Sales. Prior to this he has held senior roles at Pramati, Imaginea (acquired by Accenture) Apere (acquired by Citrix), CTO’s office at CA Technologies and HCL Technologies.
Forrester expects the tech spending by banks to achieve double-digit growth in 2022. They predict that leading banks will embrace a future-fit technology strategy and accelerate their end-to-end digital transformation to not only survive but compete in an increasingly unpredictable, post-pandemic world.
As banks bolster their digital ambitions with technologies such as hybrid and native cloud, automation, and Agile & DevOps, they would need to put Digital Assurance at its very core to ensure faster delivery of better software.
Hear esteemed thought leaders Diego and Paul in conversation with Sai as they offer pragmatic insights to drive a successful banking digital transformation.
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