Speaker

Christine Aykac

Christine Aykac

Transformation Coach / Learning Strategist

Toronto, Canada

Christine is a dynamic, engaging problem solver and change agent. With over 20 years of experience managing programs and providing assistance in utilizing technologies and knowledge assets, she is able to use the best suitable solution for ensuring her team’s success. Christine has been involved with organizations such as PMI, PeopleCert (AXELOS), Agile Business Consortium, and DASA among others. She currently leads a global program that is focused on developing sustainable learning solutions for organizations.

Christine has strong interpersonal skills with an ability to create trust quickly with people from diverse backgrounds. Her objective is to spark positive change in the business world through thought-provoking dialogue and interaction through her training materials, books, blogs, and speaking. She can adapt easily across cultures while building long-lasting relationships that are based on mutual respect. Her energy level is high yet she also knows how to have fun!

Christine is very involved in developing training materials, customized awareness programs, and workshops on Project Management, Agile & DevOps, Risk Management, and Collaboration & Collective Thinking.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Business & Management
  • Finance & Banking

Topics

  • Business Transformation
  • The Agile Mindset
  • Coaching

Get Ahead with Continuous Learning in a Rapidly Changing World

Are you struggling with how to keep up with the exponential rate of change in today's business world? The first thing we need to understand is that the learning never really stops. To be successful, we need to continuously learn and adapt to the changing world. This means that we need to be proactive in our learning rather than waiting for someone to tell us what to learn.

One way to be proactive in our learning is to identify our learning journeys. What are the steps we need to take in order to learn something new? What resources do we need to achieve this? By identifying our learning journey, we can make sure that we learn in the most effective way possible.

In this session, we will be diving deeper into the concept of adaptability and how to develop the capabilities to thrive in this ever-changing world. We will discuss addressing learning journeys, mindset, and learning agility. You will leave this session with actionable steps you can take to start your learning journey.

What are the specific dimensions of focus for DevOps coaching?

We are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, also called the “digital revolution,” that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. Up to now, inventions were in leaner, something leads to something but now, electronics and information technology, speeding up other inventions in every direction.

We have to analyze why today’s transformations represent not only the continuation of the 3rd Industrial Revolution but rather the arrival of a distinct one: velocity, scope, and systems impact. How can we adjust and adapt our coaching skills to provide value and positive results to our clients as DevOps coaches?

During this transformation, as DevOps coaches, we have a bigger role to play. We cannot just concentrate on one dimension: technology. We have to consider the organization’s and team’s performance as well as how team members, executives, and leaders are coping with the change.

Do you know how to measure the maturity of your DevOps Transformation efforts?

Currently, technology and business teams face numerous challenges, such as cultural, economical and organizational addition to technical. These problems don’t just affect individual teams; they are organizational issues and have an impact on everyone within the organization.

If you are in the midst of your transformation, how do you know if you are on the right track? Do you think it is enough to become a high-performing team to transform your organization?

In this session, we will discuss one of the key elements of transformational change. Collective thinking is a way of obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the future state and helps us to achieve transformational change.

Christine Aykac

Transformation Coach / Learning Strategist

Toronto, Canada