Managing and developing a tech team - Prelude

Managing and developing a tech team

The Riding House Café, 43-51 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PQ

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Technology is intrinsic to so many businesses now, that whether you’re a technology business or not, the chances are you’ll have to manage tech employees or even a whole team. If you’re at the stage where you use or develop your own technology as a key part of your business model, and think it might be time to bring outsourced work in-house, or if you’re starting to build a technology team in your business as it grows, this dinner is for you.


Recruiting for technology roles can be a daunting process, especially if you’re just starting out. Establishing the skills you need, finding individuals who fit your requirements, and working out a recruitment process that will both test those skills and work out whether they’re a fit for the business takes time. Once they’re in, managing technology projects can require very different techniques and management skills, in order to enable creativity whilst still delivering to project deadlines.


Simon La Fosse will be joining us as our guest for the evening, he has worked in technology search for over 25 years. Simon was part of the executive team that took Harvey Nash public in 1997 and established and developed its CIO search practice into a market leading entity, producing its annual Strategic Leadership and CIO/IT Director Surveys. In 2007, Simon founded La Fosse Associates, a specialist in Technology, Digital and Change Recruitment which has grown to an international business with a team of around 150 people. It has been voted in the top 15 best companies to work for in the last four years and the top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK for three years running.


The dinner will look to explore, but is not limited to:


  • What to bring in-house and what to outsource
  • Transferring external development in-house
  • Recruiting for technology roles: sourcing and the recruitment process
  • Management tactics and techniques for employees in tech roles
  • Incentivising employees in tech roles
  • Taking on a CTO
  • How to integrate technology teams with the business


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