Harshu Deshpande

Country Lead, Slalom Build

Harshu is a leader in the emerging technology space and is the Country Lead for Slalom Build for Australia. As a passionate public speaker, Harshu regularly speaks at a wide variety of conferences and is also well published in various articles, videos, podcasts and blogs - focusing on emerging industry and tech trends.

Harshu helps clients launch new products, services and ventures to market, utilising emerging technology across various industries. He has done this by leading multi-disciplinary teams of designers, innovation specialists and full stack engineers that focus on bringing experimental, cutting edge solutions to life.

Working across a number of industries, Harshu has managed Emerging Technology work across a number of different technologies. In his previous roles, Harshu has also provided thought leadership, guidance and advisory services to CxO's on adapting organisational culture, setting up for adoption of emerging tech and rolling out transformation programs.


Talks on Wurreka:

As each industry is disrupted by the wave of digital transformation, harnessing and unlocking new ideas can only be done through enabling developers to be creative and bring to life new ideas for your organisation. The ability to enable developers to have the freedom and permission to experiment, unencumbered by processes and empowered to push the envelope for your business, will determine how well your organisation is able to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape.

This talk focuses on how organisations can take practical steps to start to transform themselves into software companies and instilling a product engineering mindset. Looking through the lenses of people, process and tools, the talk will cover aspects of how everything from organisational structures to continuous learning and development programs can be modified to help with this transformation and become an employer of choice for the next generation of talent.

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