The first European “Lean IT Summit” will take place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October 2011 in Paris, France. It is organized and sponsored by the Lean Global Network, the Institut Lean France, and Operae Partners.
The summit will present some of the best examples of Lean thinking and practice from the IT world. The Lean IT Summit is an opportunity for the Lean and IT worlds to forge closer ties and share their knowledge and experience. Given the global scope and increasingly fragmented nature of lean consulting (especially in the IT world), we hope that this conference will also serve to reinforce the foundations of lean practice as taught by Jim Womack, Dan Jones and theleanedge.org authors.
Specifically, the conference will cater to three types of professionals: Lean experts will provide an opportunity for early adopters to achieve a better comprehension of lean. IT leaders and practitioners will come to explore a new approach or share their experiences. CEOs and CIOs will see concrete examples of how lean can quickly help their IT teams deliver high-quality products in a timely manner, while reducing project lead time and costs.
We are looking for experienced professionals such as CIOs, IT managers, etc., who have successfully implemented Lean in IT operations (such as software development, product management, help desks, data centers, IT infrastructure, support, QA, IT applied to the supply chain…).Specifically, we are looking for speakers proposing concrete case studies. We know that the field of Lean and IT is in its infancy and it is important, at this stage, to just share and consolidate the various pioneering experiences.