prof. Dave Snowden

Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles: founder Chief Scientific Officer ofCognitive Edge and the founder and Director of the Centre for Applied Complexity atBangor University in Wales  His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision mak-ing and decision making.  He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory.Heis a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Re-view in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management aware for the best practitioner paper in the same year.He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management. Heis a editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge manage-ment and isan Editor in Chief of E:CO.In 2006 he was Director of the EPSRC (UK) re-search programme on emergence and in 2007 was appointed toan NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research.

Keynote—Rewilding Agile

As development cycles become more complex and time-to-market accelerates, AGILE processes and development need to become more adaptive and allow for deeper levels of sense-making and emergence, not less… Over constraining that freedom into one-size-fits all frameworks is not the best way forward. We need to shift to a new way to frame a multi-vendor, multi-tool approach that restores balance, restoring the original vision of the manifesto in a new age and new context. This presentation will look at how we scaffold such approach and will also look at some of the new complexity approaches to design

Talk—Cynefin in practice. Using Cynefin for operational management and strategic alignment