[Virtual] Insights Series Part 1: Webinar | Developing Plans Around Emerging & Modern Technologies in Uncertain Times

Thursday, April 9, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (MDT)



Innovation and uncertainty go hand in hand. This three-part series will explore how to take a pragmatic approach to innovation and the adoption of emerging and modern technologies, such as IoT, AI and machine learning, in uncertain times. There are many critical aspects to consider in your decision making to ensure these disruptive technologies don't disrupt your success.

During uncertain times it can feel like the world around us is changing hour-by-hour, if not minute-by-minute. Amidst this chaos, it can be challenging not to become overly focused on immediate-term tactical decisions or to resort to approaches that were successful in the past. In this first session, we will explore a sense-making framework based upon complexity science, share a lens through which to view emerging and modern technologies and discuss how Agile and DevOps can be leveraged to plan how your organization moves forward.

Session Objective:

  • Provide participants with a lens through which to begin identifying opportunities and creating plans to move forward in our current business climate.

 Participants Will:

  • Learn a framework that can help individuals and organizations make sense of our current realities and identify how to best move forward.
  • Gain insight on the current landscape of emerging and modern technologies.
  • Better understand how Agile and DevOps practices can be leveraged to drive greater focus on top priorities, while providing customer value more frequently and with reduced lead times.


Mark Fitzgerald, Principal and Denver Office Lead, CapTech

Mark Fitzgerald serves as Denver Office Lead for CapTech, a national technology consulting firm focused on delivering custom solutions to Fortune 500 and state government clients. For nearly 25 years, Mark has led organizations through critical growth inflection points with the goal of enabling the realization of their strategic objectives and future state vision.

As CapTech’s Denver Office Lead, Mark is responsible for ensuring high quality delivery results for clients, facilitating the professional growth of CapTech’s consultants, developing relationships with new clients, and creating a positive impact in Colorado communities. In his client-facing work, Mark partners with executive teams to develop and implement strategies that enhance technical and process capability, expand organizational capacity, and achieve culture aspirations. 

Prior to joining CapTech, Mark served in various management consulting, operational leadership, and performance improvement roles at Point B, Nike, General Electric, RR Donnelley, and PocketCard (a technology start-up).

Mark is passionate about partnering with organizations that positively impact the community. He has served in various board roles with the Outdoor Lab Foundation, University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Research Center, and the Ralston Valley Music Boosters. Additionally, Mark has served as an Executive Mentor with the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and a guest lecturer within the University of Notre Dame’s MBA program.

Jim Lambert, Director and Transformation Service Lead, CapTech

Jim serves as a Director with CapTech’s Modern Delivery Transformation service offering, working closely with organizations to ensure they learn new ways of working that are the foundation for any successful transformation, and coaches them in the implementation of frameworks and methodologies that are best fit for their environment.

Jim has more than 25 years of experience in technology and software product development, with an emphasis on effectively managing large-scale transformations that apply new thought models and ways of working. He brings deep expertise to delivering high-quality customer-driven solutions within highly complex environments, maintaining an emphasis on continual improvement and learning. 

Jim specializes in applying Lean and Agile principles to create context-specific solutions, utilizing methods such as Lean Portfolio and Product Management, Kanban, Scrum, XP, DevOps and Scaled Agile models to help companies deliver valuable solutions early and often. Jim is the author of Holistic Agility: Rediscovering the Power and Meaning of Agile.

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The second part of this series will be held on April 30th.


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