emergn and Standard & Poor’s Executives Review
Successful Rollout of Agile & Lean Across the
Enterprise at Panel Discussion in NYC
May 11, 2010 09:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK & LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--emergn (http://www.emergn.com),a global
professional services and business agility firm, today reported on the success of its event: “Structured Innovation:
Agile & Lean Across The Enterprise,” a live panel discussion that was held at New York’s Ritz-Carlton Battery
Park on May 5, 2010.
Top executives from Standard & Poor’s and emergn shared their experiences with applying agile and lean business
practices to drive meaningful change. The Standard & Poor’s executives included Joe Held, SVP/CIO; Jonathan
Miller, CTO/Equity Research Services; and Jora Gill, CTO/International Systems. Executives from emergn included
Alex Adamopoulos, CEO and Gene Johnson, Client Principal.
The panel discussed methods to improve collaboration and processes between a company’s IT and business groups
to provide measurable improvement in software development, project management, staff development and team
development. Specifically, Standard & Poor’s shared their experience with leveraging agile and lean methods to
provide cost savings, measurable productivity improvements, faster execution and greater predictability of delivery
during multiple projects.
“The opportunity to discuss the importance and use of these practices within an enterprise like Standard & Poor’s
continues to validate the need and the respective benefit,” said Alex Adamopoulos, founder and CEO of emergn.
“It’s really about systems thinking and how to drive agility throughout an organization by leveraging the things that
work, improving the things that don’t and then optimizing the whole, something that Standard & Poor’s continues to
emergn’s work with organizations such as Standard & Poor’s involves partnering with the company to provide a
combination of intensive training courses and real-time, on-proje