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Leaders in Transformation & Technology Consulting - Making Change Stick

Posted on November 2021 By Francesca Lovegrove & Bea Meyrick

Making Change Stick

iO Associates are delighted to bring to you our first Leaders in Transformation & Technology Consulting Virtual Meetup!

The session included a number of panellists to discuss the topics. Our speakers include Fredrik Hagstroem, CTO of Emergn, Ravi Lal-Sarin, Partner & Co-Founder at Arca Blanca, Simon Adams, Managing Consultant & Executive Board Member at Nine Feet Tall, Zoë Gould, Principal Delivery Manager at Kainos, and Stephen Moffitt, Partner at We Are Atmosphere.The topic of the session was 'Making Change Stick'.

In this session, we covered:

- Who should drive the change – the leaders or the consultancy?
- How to best develop a network of internal change ambassadors
-The importance of benefits realisation - how to best utilise this part in the change programme to ensure current & future success.

You can watch the full recording here:

About our speakers:

Fredrik is the CTO of Emergn and is an expert in digital transformation. He specializes in moving large change and development programs within global organizations forward, helping to achieve key business objectives. He is certified in Agile as a practitioner and trainer, and as a Systems Architect and Software Developer, specializing in Lean and Agile practices. He’s been part of the Emergn team for 12 years.

Ravi has over a decade of experience in leading major transformation programmes for FTSE 100, S&P 50 and public sector organisations, delivering nine figure increases in revenue, profit and realised value.

He leads Arca Blanca’s work in the property sector, where his recent projects include CEO-sponsored initiatives at three FTSE 350 property businesses and several social housing providers. He also has significant experience in the technology, finance and professional services sectors, and regularly advises private equity funds on increasing the value of their assets.

Simon, Managing Consultant, leads the Nine Feet Tall Third & Insurance sector specialist teams. Skilled in translating strategy into action, an expert in business optimisation and a change manager, he has led technology, efficiency and global transformation programmes for some of the UK’s leading firms.

Zoë is an experienced digital transformation specialist, writer and speaker. With over 15 years previous experience in the Civil Service and Public Sector, including 10 years working in Digital and Business transformation.

She is currently Delivery Principle at Kainos, delivering digital transformation for organisations (both public and private) that do meaningful work; and acting as a consultant to advise organisations on the best way to deliver real change. 

Stephen is a partner in Atmosphere, a strategy consultancy helping executives lead their organisations in uncertainty. He has extensive experience in transformation across sectors in the US, UK and Europe, including healthcare, financial services, publishing and transit. He has built new digital corporate ventures and led tech-driven, post-merger integrations. In addition, he has PhD in law where he researched how the field of copyright responds to radical disruptions in its environment. 

iO Associates, tech and digital recruitment specialists, have always been a very active member of multiple Meetup groups across the UK. We’re really keen to help keep our community positive and engaged hearing from the best speakers on the topics of your choice so encourage you to share this with your team and the wider community.

We hope you enjoyed the session and please get in touch at with any questions or suggestions on future virtual meetups.

In addition, if there’s anything we can help you with in regards to sourcing candidates or finding a new role please do also get in touch.