November 17 - 18th 2022

REGIONAL SCRUM GATHERING 2022

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Ivana Todorović, Borko Živanović, Nenad Stanojev

Ivana Todorović focuses on growing our people and overseeing strategic regional deliveries while driving cultural development in-line with BlackRock Principles. She is also engineering lead, working on a new product envisioned to remove friction from the Private Markets ecosystem by connecting the various parties together through a single shared experience. This new product will complement the current eFront suite of applications and further accelerate the key growth engines for the firm.

Borko Živanović is a team lead, architect and senior developer, member of Aladdin Product Group Alternatives team (APG Alts). Borko’s team is working on the Multi-Tenant Azure hybrid cloud platform, exposing product data through consistent and well-documented REST APIs. He works on a cross-team project that will provide a common platform, using a unified data model, for data exchange and synchronization within Alts products. With other colleagues, he is in charge of technical architecture and best practices in software design and development.

Nenad Stanojev is a Senior Software Engineer with interest in the system architecture. He is a member of the Aladdin Product Group Alternatives team (APG Alts). His work in BlackRock has included the performance enhancements, developing the REST API infrastructure, customer API integrations, eFront Technology expert role in direct contact with customers, leading multiple teams, and streamlining the delivery process. Nenad holds CSM, CAL-E, and CAL-T Scrum Alliance certificates.

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Nenad Prodanović is a Delivery Manager within Aladdin Product Group Alternatives. He is responsible for releasing dates and delivery. He is an agile enthusiast with a strong technical background of 9 years as a developer. Nenad started in BlackRock as a Java developer. His later roles were dev Team Lead and Scrum Master. He has been working with all product teams within eFront as an Agile coach.

Dušan Mišić is a Senior Developer and People Manager. He is a member of the Software Engineering / Alternatives Systems team within Aladdin Product Group (APG Alts). He is a Team Lead working on multi-tenant applications, exposing Insight data through consistent and well-documented REST APIs. He works on a cross-team project that provides a common platform, using a unified data model, for data exchange and synchronization within Alts products.

Topic: “Living agile in a big corporation – how to build a new cutting-edge platform while being customer-focused.” by Ivana Todorović, Borko Zivanović, Nenad Stanojev, Nenad Prodanović, and Dušan Mišić  (#AgileLeadership)

When people think about corporations, especially in the financial industry, they usually have in mind large systems, waterfall like development and working in silos on outdated technology with outdated processes that are very hard to change.

We want to walk you through some principles we use in BlackRock to stay agile, keep our platform and processes aligned with mainstream trends in the tech industry.