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In today’s fast-paced tech environment, boosting developer productivity is crucial for driving innovation and staying ahead of the competition. Our expert panel discussion brings together industry leaders to explore actionable strategies for optimizing developer productivity and accelerating project delivery.

Hosted by Leo Ijebor, Technology Principal at esynergy, the panel features Agile thought leader and BDD originator, Daniel Terhorst-North ,Giorgos Ampavis, Technology Leader, Doug Thomson, Head of Technology at ClearBank, Neha Shah, Head of Planning at JustEat, and more to be announced soon. Together, they’ll share proven strategies for optimizing developer productivity and fostering a culture of innovation.

Delve into practical methodologies and cutting-edge tools, explore emerging trends, and discover key metrics for measuring success. Network with like-minded professionals and gain actionable insights to propel your organization forward.



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Featured Speakers

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Daniel Terhorst-North

Agile troublemakerDeveloperBDD OriginatorPrincipal ConsultantDan North & Associates

Daniel Terhorst-North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques. With over twenty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide. The originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Deliberate Discovery, Dan has published feature articles in numerous software and business publications, and contributed to The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends and 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts. He occasionally blogs at

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Doug Thomson

Head of TechnologyClearBank

Doug Thomson is a seasoned technology leader with a strong background in shaping engineering landscapes and driving strategic direction. Currently serving as the Head of Technology at ClearBank, he specializes in software as a service (SaaS), business-to-business (B2B), and cloud computing. With over five years at Just Eat, Doug led multiple teams across global locations, streamlining integrations and fostering collaboration. His tenure at JustGiving saw him significantly improve financial input revenue streams, reducing payment card rejections and increasing annual revenue by £1.5M. Doug's diverse career spans industries like fintech, telecommunications, and healthcare, showcasing his expertise in innovation and agile methodologies. As a sought-after speaker and thought leader, Doug brings a unique blend of technical proficiency, strategic vision, and hands-on leadership to every endeavour.

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Giorgos Ampavis

Technology Leader

Giorgos is a passionate servant leader with a proven track record of building high-performing and highly engaged teams. He leverages technology to solve complex problems and create high-volume products. A strategic thinker with strong leadership abilities, Giorgos has experience in leading and managing change and crisis situations. He champions an agile and lean approach, emphasizing continuous learning and improvement to help organizations and individuals achieve their full potential.

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Leo Ijebor

Technology Principalesynergy

Leo Ijebor, Technology Principal at esynergy, leverages over a decade of experience in development and delivery enablement, to lead teams and build scalable products. Having held roles in technology strategy, governance and delivery in a range of companies spanning from tier 1 banks and through to startups, he now helps engineering teams improve their delivery capability. Leo holds an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and BSc in Computer Science with Management from King’s College London.

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Neha Shah

Head of PlanningJustEat

Neha Shah is the Head of Planning at JustEat, where she focuses on embedding continuous planning and enterprise portfolio governance. She has over a decade of experience in agile delivery, technical programme management, and financial/compliance reporting for product & tech departments. She has delivered programmes and reporting initiatives for Google,, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Nike, and the Royal Family of the United Kingdom.

What you can expect

  • Gain insights into streamlining processes and overcoming productivity bottlenecks
  • Discover strategies for accelerating time-to-value enabling teams to deliver functional increments sooner
  • Explore how AI coding assistants will change the delivery landscape in the next 5 years
  • Discover strategies for fostering a culture of continuous improvement among development teams to drive innovation.
  • Learn about the role of DevOps in optimizing developer productivity, focusing on automation, collaboration, and efficiency.
  • Exploration of tools and technologies empowering developers to enhance their productivity.
  • Uncover effective communication and collaboration techniques to bridge the gap between developers and stakeholders.
  • Discover how aligning metrics and performance indicators to business outcomes can improve meaningful productivity and project success.
  • and more!

This event will be first come, first served.
now to revolutionize your development processes and drive tangible impact.

Who should attend

Designed for CIOs and CTOs, CISO, Chief Product Officers, Chief Platform Officers, CTPOs, Heads of Engineering, Heads of Technology, Directors and Deputy Directors in the Public Services sector, engineers and developers, and all those eager to learn about strategies for enhancing efficiency, streamlining workflows, and accelerating software development cycles. Join us to gain key insights into boosting team productivity, fostering innovation, and achieving impactful results in the tech industry.

When & where

When: 5PM BST
Where: Shangri-La the Shard, London, SE1 9QU