Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Leading Transformations in FinTech STL SilverLinings

80 views

Published on

Financial Services companies are highly regulated businesses, which means keeping pace has special challenges. My company is in the middle of a transformation program using DevOps principles and practices. We’ll explore the process of organizing and motivating a company to start a change initiative.

Published in: Leadership & Management
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Leading Transformations in FinTech STL SilverLinings

  1. 1. announcements How are we doing? Do survey for chance of winning Xbox One and other prizes. Wireless SSID: SilverLiningsAttendees Password: Section31 http://bit.ly/StlSLSurvey
  2. 2. sponsors platinum gold silver
  3. 3. Leading Transformations in FinTech A DevOps Journey Dan Barker @barkerd427 danbarker.codes
  4. 4. My Context
  5. 5. Youth Parents = Teachers Rebelled Against Everything Joined the Air Force
  6. 6. Air Force Tactical Aircraft Mechanic on the F-15, F-16, and A-10
  7. 7. This is me
  8. 8. Air Force Tactical Aircraft Mechanic on the F-15, F-16, and A-10 12 years Became an alcoholic Hit rock bottom Changed my life Built computers since I was a child Started coding for fun in the military Complete my degree while in the Air Force Graduated the day before I left Germany and the military
  9. 9. “At the end of the day, you're responsible for yourself and your actions and that's all you can control. So rather than be frustrated with what you can't control, try to fix the things you can.” - Kevin Garnett
  10. 10. Lead Yourself First
  11. 11. Lead Yourself First ● Mentally ● Financially ● Physically (relative)
  12. 12. Be Prepared To: ● Quit your job ● Interview ● Take a lower paying job ● Be unemployed
  13. 13. Be Bold!
  14. 14. Find Others Who Lead Themselves
  15. 15. Other Self Leaders ● Manager ● Employee ● Friends
  16. 16. Failure is Opportunity
  17. 17. Failure ● Project Cancelled ● Reduction in Force ● Leadership Changes
  18. 18. Opportunity ● Leadership Changes ● New Organizational Structures ● Renewed Passion For Change
  19. 19. Shared Experiences Build Strong Teams
  20. 20. Shared Experiences ● Ideate Openly ● Executive Discovery Trips ● Knowledge Sharing Sessions
  21. 21. “Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.” - Titus Maccius Plautus
  22. 22. Fighting Imposter Syndrome ● Read ● Read More ● Study other companies ● Always assume you can
  23. 23. Create and Share Common Goals
  24. 24. Common Goals ● Strategic ● Motivating ● Actionable ● Repeat Everywhere
  25. 25. Security First
  26. 26. Security is King ● Provide value to security ● Keep security first ● FinTech requires security ● If you’re not secure, you’re losing
  27. 27. Audit First
  28. 28. Audit is King ● Provide value to audit ● Keep audit first ● FinTech requires compliance ● If you’re not compliant, you’re losing
  29. 29. Believe in Something Bigger
  30. 30. Something Bigger ● Religion ● Community ● Environment ● Company
  31. 31. What can you do today?
  32. 32. Take Action ● Lead yourself first ● Find other self leaders ● Take an executive to lunch ● Read strategically
  33. 33. Thanks! Contact me: Dan Barker drbarker@dstsystems.com dan@danbarker.codes danbarker.codes @barkerd427
  34. 34. announcements How are we doing? Do survey for chance of winning Xbox One and other prizes. Wireless SSID: SilverLiningsAttendees Password: Section31 http://bit.ly/StlSLSurvey

×