Beyond the innovator’s dilemma

A personal journey through scale-ups, tech boards, and microteams

Over the past decade, speaker Sander Hoogendoorn acted as the CTO for a series of organizations, often scale-ups that, without exception, found themselves on the dark side of the Innovator’s Dilemma. They had reached the point where adding new features to their existing products and services no longer brought additional growth. Moreover, these organizations were overhauled by new competitors with improved ideas about markets and technology.

During this lively presentation, Sander discusses the cases of a number of such organizations, that all needed to re-invent themselves, discover new strategies, and adopt continuous learning, higher levels of autonomy, continuous delivery, tech boards, and microteams.

Some succeeded, some failed, and some are still struggling. Sander illustrates the steps these companies took, the how and the why of their transitions to agility and continuous delivery and the techniques and technologies they needed to adapt.