03 - 04 November 2016
M Shed, Bristol, UK

Bringing big ideas to life

Calum McGowan Auto Trader Group plc
Pete Farrell Auto Trader Group plc

Session type: Tutorial
Session duration: 90 minutes

About this Tutorial

Our tutorial will take you on a bit of a journey, with some history, some theory, some learnings and a practical element, all designed to help you bring your ideas to life, whatever your role.

What we will share has been crafted here at Auto Trader, but, hands up, it’s been a case of beg, borrow and steal from elsewhere. We’ve consolidated a mix of leading industry thinking as well as our own (sometimes horrific) learnings to come up with our own Auto Trader way of thinking - and bringing big ideas to life.

It boils down to something we think is pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many iterations it took to get us here.

We’ll introduce a couple of support tools to help explore new ideas or improvements that you’re thinking of making, and explain some of our biggest pitfalls to date. They’re branded our way, but they’re for sharing, so we hope you’ll find them handy.

About the Speakers

Calum McGowan

Calum works as a strategic change lead at Auto Trader, currently looking after some of the company's cultural change projects. He has been at Auto Trader for 6 years and his background is project management. He has run 3 different software teams during his time with the company, including its mobile (native apps) squad. Calum is passionate about doing the right thing and helping people on the exciting Auto Trader journey to become a brilliant digital business.


Pete Farrell

Pete is a squad lead for the Customer Experience & Operations Tribe at Auto Trader and has spent the last 12 years wearing badges such as business analyst, team leader, project manager and programme manager. For Pete, awesome delivery at Auto Trader is all about supporting the individuals, teams and organisation so that they run smoothly (and ultimately deliver more efficiently)… it’s not about the 'big I am'.

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