BCS futureELITE webinar “Product Owners”
|Bob Holt: “The toughest decisions you have to make aren’t the ones you think they will be”|
|Stefan Mackay: “Follow the fun…”|
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
A charity with a royal charter and an agenda to support the people who work in IT and to lead the industry through its ethical challenges.
The British Computer Society exists to promote and advance the education and practice of computing for the benefit of the public.
BCS IT Leaders Forum is a member group within BCS for those who make distinguished and influential contributions to computing leadership in and across communities. Forum membership is open to all BCS Fellows and anyone responsible for or influential upon the leadership of IT who has attained at least fellowship in their professional institutes (FBCS or equivalent, e.g. SFIA+ Level 7), or is nominated by three current Committee
members of good standing.
Product Principal at Covéa
Bob leads the product team at Covéa, working on making Covéa’s Insurance as a Service ambitions a reality.
As an advocate of systems thinking, Bob takes a first principles approach to product management. He is a strong advocate of customer led product design and creating safe environments for product teams to build great product. Prior to Covéa Bob has built product at corporations like Sky as well as startups.
When the gyms are open Bob likes to lift heavy things for fun, with the rest of his spare time devoted to 2 boys who love to perform.
Product Owner for Morrisons
I’m Stefan Mackay, Product Owner for Morrisons Groceries technology stack. I approach life by looking for opportunities to enjoy myself and make sure those around me are happy too, that’s both in personal and professional life because what’s the point in not having a good time!
I come from a town called Buxton in the Peak District, and have slowly edged my way further north until settling in Leeds to work for Morrisons for the past 6 years through a variety of roles that have come from a successful graduate scheme. In the spare time I’ve had during those years I make sure to play games, ski (when it’s allowed!) and enjoy walking with family.