Roman Dumiak: Creating a Culture of Innovation in IT

 Patrick Emmons  Feb 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM  5 Comments

Roman Dumiak: Collaboration & How it Evolves with Technology

On DragonSpears first installment of “Innovation and the Digital Enterprise” Shelli and Pat welcome Roman Dumiak to talk about how technology affects collaborative efforts in anything from programming to E-sports to smart speakers.

Roman Dumiak, who currently works at a small private equity firm giving technical advice on potential clients, previously worked at Allstate Insurance for over 40 years, wearing many hats including software developer, infrastructure handler in database/network, chief architect, and held the position of Director of Technology Innovation for 6 years.

Episode Highlights:

  • [00:51] Introduction to Roman Dumiak
  • [04:20] Scrum vs. Extreme Programming
  • [06:06] Empathy in the recruitment process
  • [10:09] Where the Allstate Innovation Team began and how it grew
  • [16:19] Paired Programming as a valuable asset instead of a waste of resources
  • [19:41] Shift in Programming as isolated work to collaboration
  • [23:23] The approach of an Egalitarian work environment
  • [27:55] Introduction of product managers to Allstate
  • [33:38] Innovation Lab and the Car Sharing Startup
  • [38:10] Alexa and other developments that toe the line of success/failure
  • [43:12] E-Sports and Group Gaming
  • [48:52] Collaboration evolving with technology
  • [50:46] Innovation and Rebuilding

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