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Wednesday, October 6 • 10:15am - 10:35am
How Discover Financial Services Puts Engineering “Craftsmanship” at the Center of Our Digital Transformation

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As a leader in the digital banking and payments industry, Discover Financial Services has transformed how it works as an entire organization to best meet the challenge of satisfying customer needs. The drive is to make Discover treat software as a craft, and ensure they don’t work in a vacuum. This means investing in their people and changing ways of working. Learn how Discover has driven cultural and technological change, enhancing programs and teams to modernize in an effective and lasting way. This includes both small efforts at team level and large-scale organizational shifts, as well as lessons learned along the way.

Join Dr. Angel Diaz, VP Technology Capabilities & Innovation, and Sheila Lodhia, VP Business Technology, Card Applications as they share more about:
  • Building an open source community model that brings together code, learning, architecture, infrastructure, methodology and community.
  • Creating a developer experience to support collaboration and skill growth
  • Aligning teams to a value stream while also creating independence
  • Driving an engineering enablement program
  • Increasing focus on structured training and upskilling of modern engineering practices through pairing
  • The success of a 52-hour company-wide hackathon

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Dr. Angel Luis Diaz

VP of Technology Capabilities & Innovation, Discover Financial Services
Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is Discover Financial Services VP of Technology Capabilities & Innovation charged with leading an amazing team of engineers across the world to build the best technology products, platforms and communities to help everyone achieve a brighter financial future. Together... Read More →
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Sheila Lodhia

Vice President of Business Technology, Card Applications, Discover Financial Services
Sheila Lodhia is Vice President of Business Technology, Application Development for Card. Ms. Lodhia has more than 20 years of experience in delivering business strategies and technology solutions for Discover. She leads the agile transformation across Discover driving higher productivity... Read More →

Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:15am - 10:35am CDT
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