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Last updated: Jun 19, 2024

Vention at CTO Craft Con London 2024

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Last updated: Jun 19, 2024
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Hey, we're back from CTO Craft Con London 2024! As a proud member and active partner of the CTO Craft community, Vention attended its latest conference to deeply engage with innovative ideas, strategic conversations, and enriching networking.

The event brought together tech leaders, seasoned experts, and aspiring CTOs, all focused on exploring current trends and tackling the pressing issues in technology.

Let’s unpack the standout insights and moments from the conference.

CTO Craft Con London

Insights from the frontlines

The event opened with Meik Reimer's dynamic keynote on the rapid evolution of technology and the pivotal role of agile leadership, setting the tone for the following thought-provoking discussions.

Rune Stamselberg's talk on AI in business explored ethical dilemmas and real-world applications of AI, setting the stage for robust debates.

Practical wisdom and peer learning

Corey Latislaw's workshop provided practical strategies for enhancing productivity while maintaining team cohesion — crucial as teams scale. Complementing this, Ugo Ano’s panel emphasised fostering a culture of experimentation, promoting adaptability and continuous improvement.

When AI meets Agile

Our very own CTO, Glyn Roberts, delivered a compelling presentation on how integrating AI with Agile methodologies can accelerate development cycles, enhance efficiency, and improve customer experiences. 

He also detailed the necessary changes for effective AI integration, such as modifying decision-making processes, restructuring teams, and implementing upskilling programs. Amidst the advancements in AI, Glyn reinforced the indispensable role of human creativity and expertise. 

He also addressed the challenges teams encounter with AI adoption and shared strategies to overcome these obstacles.

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Exploring the tech horizon

Visionaries like Holly Donohue delved into groundbreaking fields such as quantum computing and blockchain, unveiling their transformative potential.

Rico Surridge wrapped up the event by stressing the importance of ongoing learning and the ability to adjust on the go — traits that truly define the spirit of CTO Craft Con as a hub for growth and forward-thinking.

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Key takeaways

  • Adaptability is key: Leaders must stay ahead of tech trends and be ready to pivot.

  • Ethical AI is essential: Ethical frameworks are fundamental to AI development.

  • Leadership is about people: Understanding and nurturing your team's human side is vital.

  • Stay curious about future tech: Technologies like quantum computing and blockchain are on the rise, and understanding them is crucial.

CTO Craft Con London 2024 was a powerhouse of knowledge and networking. We at Vention are ready to roll these game-changing insights and new partnerships into our projects and initiatives, pushing us toward a bolder, more innovative future.