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Innovation Island - Digital Transformation Product Management

by Jakub Zachara — IT Innovation Department Manager @ABB


How important is culture and mindset for implementing new technology? A story of building an agile IT innovation department in a highly complex corporate environment to deliver business value through innovative products. I will share the challenges, the successes and the learnings. I hope to inspire you showing some re-usable concepts from our journey.

For whom?

Everyone who is interested in delivering innovative products in a complex corporate environment (digital transformation inside the company). Roles that will probably see most value: Product/Team/Department/Project Managers; Technology Leaders;

What attendees will learn?

  • How to overcome corporate hurdles standing in the way of innovative products 
  • How to scale from innovative experiments to corporate wide implementation 
  • How important culture and mindset are for implementing new technology 
  • Minimum Awesome Product approach

Jakub Zachara

IT Innovation Department Manager @ABB

Creative leader focused on inspiring people and getting things done. Highly organized, passionate about personal productivity. Driven by challenges, striving for innovative yet simple solutions. People and projects manager with over ten years of professional experience in the IT industry and a strong technical background. Privately a motorcycle enthusiast - on racetracks and hard enduro. Beginner triathlete. Likes a good book, music, new technologies and video games.