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Best practices for choosing the ideal digital transformation partner

Delivering Digital transformation requires a new kind of vendor, engagement and contract structure. To bring innovation, companies must enable Agile knowledge transfer, utilize strategic vendor expertise, and draw up contracts centered around delivering products and business results over cost savings. 

This webinar will be an opportunity for large enterprises looking for an ideal strategic technology partner to learn more about agile co-creation vendors, their characteristics and how to best engage with them and deliver digital transformation. 

The event will feature Duncan Jones, Forresters’ foremost procurement analyst, CTO Max Martynov from Grid Dynamics, a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Midsize Agile Software Development Service Providers, Q2 2019, and an agile co-creation success story at the enterprise level from Mike Robinson, the former EVP of digital at Macy’s.com

More about the webinar:

MARCH, 26th

from 10:00am-11:00am PST

Meet the speakers

Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson Speaker

Former EVP of digital at Macy's.com

Mr. Robinson is the former EVP of Digital Business for Macy's, where he and his team were responsible for a 10x revenue growth (over an 8-year span) and firmly establishing Macys.com as the #5 Digital Retailer in the US.  He also had management responsibility the multi-billion dollar digital channel P&L, and for the

annual enterprise $300M Technology Investment portfolio.

Currently, Mike is acting as both an angel investor and strategic advisor for numerous early-stage AI-enabled startups, specifically focused on critical components of the ever-evolving retail customer journey.

Duncan Jones


Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester

Duncan Jones is a VP, principal analyst at Forrester and a leading expert on business application strategies and how to get the most from strategic software partners, including packaged applications, SaaS, and custom development. By researching enterprises' experiences in dealing with key software providers, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, Duncan helps clients create sound sourcing strategies, nurture better supplier relationships, and get better outcomes from their strategic software investments.

Max Martynov Speaker

CTO Grid Dynamics

Max Martynov is the Chief Technology Officer at Grid Dynamics. He’s responsible for defining and executing the company's technology strategy, driving innovation through R&D, and performing architecture and technology consulting for clients. Max has led engagements with Fortune 500 clients from defining long-term digital transformation and modernization strategies to ensuring successful implementation and delivery. He has over fifteen years of experience building high-performance engineering teams, delivering digital transformation initiatives with mobile, web UI/UX, cloud, BigData, DevOps, microservices architectures, and AI.

What you will learn


The key drivers of digital transformation for large enterprises  

How traditional IT vendors, procurement models, and engagements do not work for new digital transformation initiatives

Why new agile co-creation vendors are the best for accelerating the technology innovation needed for digital transformation

The characteristics of an agile co-creation vendor and the value they bring the companies they serve

How vendor management organizations are changing their approach to procurement and setting up strategic partnerships

3. What are the challenges of digital transformation: turning a giant retailer into a technology company

Mike Robinson Former EVP Macy's

1. Traditional vendor management issues with digital transformation and agile co-innovation best practices

Duncan Jones—Forrester research

4. Panel Q&A

2. The 5 characteristics of an agile co-innovation vendor  


Max Martynov—CTO of Grid Dynamics

MARCH, 26th

from 10:00am-11:00am PST

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