Fin has two decades of experience in creating high performing teams that are adept at large-scale transformation and startup-style pivots.
Fin has pioneered new ways of working in his roles as CIO at Paddy Power, Lastminute.com and Visa. He is a leading authority on business agility, bringing a unique mix of IT, transformation and business know-how to the modern enterprise. He has consistently been named as one of the top global CIO’s year-on-year and is recognised as one of the most experienced enterprise agile leaders in the world today. Fin has been pioneering new ways of working using visualisations and agile practices in all areas of businesses in order to help organisations achieve digital transformation through cultural transformation. He has a unique perspective having worked in startups, .com’s and large scale enterprises. Fin is in demand as a coach for CEO’s, COO’s, CIO’s and CTO’s plus as a keynote speaker and panellist. He is constantly improving and evolving business agility practices and principles through real-world expertise. Fin with Haydn co-authored two of the best selling books on business agility: Flow: A Handbook for Change Makers, and 12 Steps to Flow.and, in addition to being a keen marathon runner, is an in-demand speaker on digital transformation. Despite his success he is actually a punk guitarist at heart.
Chief Content/Design Officer
Haydn Shaughnessy is a leading authority on platforms, ecosystems and economic disruption. He uses this knowledge to create adaptive organisational models for clients.
A founder of Flow Academy, my role is to pioneer new ways to practice business agility. With Fin, I have developed a series of work methods for assessing value and directing innovation effectively. We recently nailed some deeply creative ways to support companies in describing and achieving an adaptive organizational design and making a success of transformation.
I have also been innovating in agile risk frameworks, making risk management a proactive service to the business.
I have a thirty year background in innovation and transformation. I've been a pioneer of platform and ecosystem strategy through books like The Elastic Enterprise, Shift and my Forbes column.
Combined with my work on ecosystems and Chinese patterns of innovation, they represent a strong knowledge base for clients wanting to know how to organise for a successful future, especially around business ecosystems. In essence though we like to help people work well together in a rapidly changing economy.
I began my tech career in product and service development in downstream satellite and mobile applications, before 3G was developed, working in a unit of the EU set up to promote mobile leadership in Europe.
My book, Shift, is a leader's guide to the platform and ecosystem economy, described by Forbes as "everything you need to know about digital transformation."
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