SOURCE: emergn


September 16, 2009 09:00 ET

Standard Life and BT Executives Share IT Success Stories at London Forum

Agile Enablement at the Core of Both Companies' Performance Improvements

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - emergn announced today the details of a live forum, called Agile: Business Enabled Through IT, to be held in London on September 24, 2009. The Forum will feature presentations from Standard Life and British Telecom (BT) executives detailing how Agile methods have enhanced their companies' IT performance.

Standard Life's Head of Business Solutions, Bill Birnie, and BT's Managing Director of Global Platforms, Ashish Gupta, will discuss how they have each enabled Agile project teams to deliver higher-quality applications more quickly and increase overall productivity across their organizations.

Key Facts:

-- Ashish Gupta's presentation, Enabling Agility, will outline how BT addressed delivery challenges for the telecom provider's 21CN initiative through widespread Agile development methods enablement. Further, he will describe how the lessons from 21CN have been extended to other complex initiatives at BT with excellent results.

-- Bill Birnie will show how Standard Life's award-winning Agile enablement strategies are achieving higher productivity levels and reducing application development costs. He will describe the process of enabling these new methods that Standard Life used to change business processes and beliefs that had been in place for many years.

Supporting Quotes:

-- "Here we have two IT leaders from brand-name businesses talking about the strategies that have worked to solve major delivery challenges within their organizations. And, unsurprisingly, these strategies have involved large-scale enablement of Agile-based methods," said Alex Adamopoulos, CEO, emergn Corporation. "With the enablement of Agile methods that are directly tied to the needs of the business, Ashish Gupta and Bill Birnie have both enabled their companies to deliver critical systems faster and increase cost efficiencies. This Forum will provide a chance to hear straight from them exactly what has worked, what hasn't, and to learn how these lessons can be applied across other IT-critical situations."


-- Contact John Vanderpool at to attend this invitation-only event.

-- Download Standard Life, BT and other exclusive emergn content.

-- Visit emergn CEO Alex Adamopoulos' blog.

-- Visit emergn's company blog, blogn, to hear from other emergn executives.

-- Follow @emergn on Twitter.


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About emergn Corporation

emergn Corporation is a sourcing strategy and Agile enablement consultancy. The company's unified sourcing model brings the right balance of sourcing expertise, delivery and fulfillment capability, and industry-leading Agile enablement services to help companies address the continuous challenges of ad hoc project delivery and the misalignment that exists between business, IT, and service providers. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York with offices in London and Guangzhou, China. The company maintains close relationships with leading industry organizations, such as the Scrum Training Institute, Agile Alliance, LISA, IAOP, and many others. For more, visit

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