4th February 2021  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online Event
# James Hughes - Jump-start your Egoless Tech Culture What’s the no 1 reason given when tech projects fail? Surprisingly it’s not due to the difficult technical challenges, failure of the tools and processes or lack energy and time put in - but the communication, leadership and culture behind it. Cultures where big egos dominate above all else. Egos create a toxic workplace environment where everyone is LHF (lying, hiding or faking) to make it through another day. You may recognise the symptoms, from a fear of raising or sharing uncomfortable truths, a pervasive “not my problem” mindset, low retention and high burnout. As leaders in the tech industry - how can we remove egos, prevent LHF, and create healthy “egoless” cultures? From recruitment to project management, from CEO level direction to daily scrums - this talk will give attendees the tools to jump-start and sustain their own egoless tech culture in their own team, project or business. ## About James James Hughes will be sharing his own experiences and learnings creating this culture as Head of UK Engineering at Next Jump. Next Jump is a global e-commerce platform where “people” are the number 1 business strategy, and was recognised by Harvard Business Review as the future of workplace culture (in the 2016 book “An Everyone Culture”). Since they then have worked closely with senior leaders from military, government, education and finance industries to help change the world’ workplace culture. # Panel discussion participants to follow # Introducing our sponsors! GoCo Group - GoCo Group is a tech-led business operating multiple leading brands that are focused on innovation and disruption with a common mission to help consumers save time and money, sustainably. Our people help us achieve this through a culture that embraces individuality, innovation and creativity. Storm Consultancy - Storm works with startups, scale ups and corporate innovators to design and build world-class web apps, digital platforms and websites. Storm is here to see your digital business idea or project through from initial brainstorm to launch (and beyond!). We're your technology partner, your sounding board and your business confidant. We're fully invested. We build partnerships and enjoy nothing more than celebrating your success. Storm are currently hiring!

Event details

From: 4th February 2021, 8:00 PM
To: 4th February 2021, 9:00 PM
Location: Online Event

About the organiser

Bristech meetup events are held on the first Thursday of every month (bar August). We provide pizza and drinks after the talks to give people the opportunity to discuss what they've seen and to network with other attendees.

We invite two speakers to share their knowledge on topics from across the technical spectrum (with a bias towards software), including professional developers, company founders, academic researchers, hobbyists and creatives.

A typical Bristech audience member may tend to be tech agnostic (and certainly ‘tech curious’) since we offer such a wide variety of topics and are not focused on any particular technology or software.

We do not try and ‘theme’ our evenings per se, which allows for the interest of odd technical pairings and very often interesting connections/overlaps between the two topics. Variety is the spice of life for Bristech (as is the pizza).

Past topics have included “Kube All The Things” (March 2016) and “Robot Swarms” (November 2014).

Please note - Bristech events are squarely aimed at a technical audience and are not intended to be recruitment events. Professional recruitment agents are welcome in a personal capacity only.

Since the events are tech talks and not recruitment events, please ask permission from the organisers before making any "We're Hiring!" declarations either at an event or in the public discussion forums.

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