On DragonSpears first installment of “Innovation and the Digital Enterprise” Shelli Nelson and Patrick Emmons 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.
[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