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Monday, June 8 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
@ Hotels.com: Is Going Fast Enough?

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Is Going Fast Enough? Balancing Technology, Process, and People

Is increasing pace of delivery really enough, or is the pace of finding out which issues are worthless more important?

The talk focuses on Hotels.com’s tech evolution and big success in delivering value to customers by reducing the cost, time and risk of delivering incremental changes.

It will cover the following, and more:
• Want to go fast, but where do you start? What does fast mean? Is going fast even enough?
• Can technology and teams change to allow faster feedback cycle?
• Can you reduce the amount of time you spent on features that turn out to be worthless?
• Can the technology, process and the people to get in harmony to deliver success?¬
• Can the balancing between technology future proofing vs. time to market be possible?
• Using Scrum and Kanban successfully, in a Lean Start-up environment

Expedia Inc. is a leading player in the $1trillion+ travel industry. Hotels.com is the hotel specialist brand of Expedia Inc. with 85 websites in over about 74 languages, listing more than 325,000 properties around the world.Hotels.com is a highly distributed and high traffic website with 2.5mln+ daily unique visitors. 800,000+ unique customer searches a day.

Speakers
avatar for Narek Alaverdyan

Narek Alaverdyan

Director of Technology, Hotels.com (Expedia, Inc)
Narek has over 10 years of experience in Software engineering.Due to his strong passion for continually pursuing more efficient ways of delivering software Narek has experienced various aspects of delivery. Having started as a software engineer, he has since moved into management and has particularly focused on process and practice... Read More →



Monday June 8, 2015 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
Ocean Ball II B Ocean Tower upper level

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