6.30 – 7:00 – Arrive, networking, pizzas and drinks
7:00 – 7:30 – When shit happens – Barry Chandler
7:30 – 8:00 – Vulnerability the key to success – Drewe Broughton
8:00 – 8:15 – Intro to MQ Mental Health – Daisy Crump
8:15 – 8:45 – Comedy set + Q&A – Felicity Ward
From starting his career as a centre forward for Norwich FC to helping others succeed when small margins count, Drewe has seen and experienced some highs and lows. In this talk, Drewe will be exploring the importance of vulnerability and the role it plays in helping people and enterprises achieve high performance.
I started my career at Norwich City in 1996 and, over the next 17 years, played in over 500 games, nearly 100 goals across the Championship, League One and League Two. I developed a reputation as a strong centre-forward wherever I played, while the fans of the clubs I represented loved me for the grit, determination and never say die attitude I displayed on the pitch.
In this talk, Barry will provide a personal account of family loss and illness. He’ll explain what he has learnt as a result of going through these experiences whilst holding down a demanding job in banking technology and provide some guidance which could help you cope and come through similar events if/when they happen to you.
Expect some darkness, some light and a little bit of Sponge Bob Squarepants.
Having organised DevOpsDays London in 2016, set up his own Enterprise Agility meetup group and conference the following year, Barry has become a leading figure in the UK's Enterprise Agility and DevOps communities.
Felicity will be performing a 20 minute stand up set and follow that with some Q&A (Which doesn’t mean heckling!). Can’t wait!
Felicity is a London-based comedian, actor, writer and knucklehead. Born in a small town just a podcast north of Sydney, Australia, she started stand up in 2008...when she was three years old. Her first show Felicity Ward's Ugly As a Child Variety Show won Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2008, and was nominated for Best Newcomer - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009. It could only go downhill from there.