As the pace of digital transformation accelerates, it is increasingly important for organizations to nurture, acquire, and retain IT talent strategically to deliver technology-powered business solutions at the pace with which their customers and markets demand.


In this specially designed roundtable discussion, we analyze the strategic set of options for organizations to manage talent as organizations look to transform how they build and operate technology and software-powered business products and services.

These are the topics we will discuss: 

  • Creating an employer brand to attract and retain top-class IT talent – evolving towards high performance and empowered teams, building healthier learning and knowledge sharing culture (and moving away from hero culture), flexible career paths, and mobility through talent marketplaces and enablement initiatives, and better employee engagement. 
  • Addressing the skills gap – the continual learning imperative: The evolving spectrum of skills and traits that underpin and power these high-performance teams and how to build and sustain these skills.


Arvind Rathore

"I found the DASA Enterprise Leadership Forum a great platform for  people to discuss the latest and greatest trends, challenges and transformation stories  in the world of Agile and Devops ways of working.  The discussions were rich, diverse and insightful. Highly recommend people to tune in and learn."

Arvind Rathore, DASA Influencer, Senior Vice President Digital Engineering, Virtusa

Marian Draganov

"I had the pleasure of meeting organizational leaders from across the globe who are successful practitioners of Lean, Agile, and DevOps principles. We managed to exchange hands-on insights about how to overcome resistance when adopting DevOps, backed by sound theory and further educational recommendations. It was a pleasure to receive personalized advice on my case in the Q&A session. Highly recommendable."

Marian Draganov, Solution Consultant, SilverStorm

René Visser

"I took part in the Enterprise Leadership Forum of DASA, a round table event with peers and Agile DevOps enthusiasts from across the globe. We exchanged clear and practical learnings, best practices and examples; the facilitators opened the conversation, but soon we ended up in a lively exchange between all the people present. Very insightful in a relaxed atmosphere. This hour and a half was a worthwhile investment."

René Visser, Head of Global Workplace Services, Allianz Technology

Roundtable Participants:


Erin Mulholland

Senior Learning Manager, Risk & Regulatory Training, Charles Schwab
Alaskan Erin Mulholland has crafted strategic learning and talent acquisition solutions for ExxonMobile, Mars, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Amazon.

René Visser

Agile transformation lead, Allianz Technology

René is one of the most experienced global leaders in the provision of digital transformations as well as Agile and DevOps initiatives for top-tier organizations….

Sebastiaan Laurijsse

Transformational Global Leader, Splunk

Sebastiaan’s name has become synonymous with leading digital and fast pace product development. His conviction on the importance of transparent and open communication, fact based…


5:30 pm - 5:35 pm CET

Introduction to DASA 

5:35 pm - 5:50 pm CET

Membership/Community/Talent academy 

5:50 pm - 5:55 pm CET

Introduce roundtable participants 

5:55 pm - 6:00 pm CET

Introduce the topic and start facilitation of conversation 

6:00 pm - 6:55 pm CET

Roundtable discussion

6:55 pm - 7:00 pm CET