Recent interview on Gilli's agile transformation ideology and experience
"I'm always curious about how we can collaborate and communicate better. In this often dispersed technology industry, we don't always have our development teams in the "same room" able to incubate and execute together. Often we have teams in different countries working together. We're always up against bottlenecks because of this, and lots of waste is created due to separation."
Conducted with AdvisoryCloud.com
AC - Tell us more about your main areas of expertise for being an advisor?
GA - I would say I'm an 'agile productivity coach' in the product development space. I work with C-suite to development teams to effect change and deliver fast and smart, in fast-paced technology culture, through agile methodology and various matrix team productivity processes. I'm an executive "master business coach" as well as an agile-trained coach, plus have many years experience in the digital space across technology, media, and entertainment.
AC - Describe your main motivation for being an advisor?
GA - I've always enjoyed advising and coaching, it's in my nature to share what I know to others once I learn them.
I enjoy motivating people to do great things.
AC - Elaborate on the types of situations, challenges or decisions, you feel you could add the most value to as an advisor?
GA - I think the most challenging, and rewarding, scenarios for me are when I'm able to make an impact at the organizational level. I've been involved with several startups and seen them grow from scrappy and lean to high-performing scaling teams, launching great products. As an advisor/coach, I feel I can add the most value at an executive/leadership level, helping to change the mindset of old-thinking behavior and decision making, so that teams can be empowered to run with their roadmaps and deliver a great product.
AC - Do you see any disruptive trends on the horizon in your industry or position?
GA - I'm always curious about how we can collaborate and communicate better. In this often dispersed technology industry, we don't always have our development teams in the "same room" able to incubate and execute together. Often we have teams in different countries working together. We're always up against bottlenecks because of this, and lots of waste is created due to separation. I am fascinated by some new technologies coming out to bring people together, such as VR and AI, to make collaboration and answers delivered easier.
AC - Tell me about the most impactful project or decision you’ve been involved in as an executive.
GA - I have run many large-scale projects internationally, and for various companies, from Startups to Fortune 500. I think my most exciting of recent note is in launching, with a dispersed, highly-motivated but lean team, AI-powered earphones plus an accompanying mobile IOS/Android App to Beta (pre-launch) phase, for the music celebrity, will.i.am, and his awesome startup. We had near impossible deadlines to get into the stores, and all of us playing multiple roles to ensure we launch on time.
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