GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck, Philosopher, Writer, Management Expert & Member of "World 2.0"

Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck

Biography: Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck

Gunter Dueck is a philosopher, writer, columnist, mathematician, management expert, and a member of "world 2.0". Until 2011, he served in IBM as a Distinguished Engineer. For the most recent years, he held the position of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at IBM Germany. Prior to joining IBM in the year 1987, he was a professor for mathematics at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Gunter Dueck founded the Business Intelligence Services (Data Warehouses, Data Mining) for IBM Central Europe. For many years, he was working for strategic direction and cultural change. 2009 and 2010, he led the "Cloud Computing" business of IBM Germany. Currently, he is working as a free author, business angel, and speaker. Gunter Dueck is an IEEE Fellow and a corresponding member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. In 2011, Computerwoche named him one of the top 100 most influential German people in the IT and Communications Industry. He authored numerous bestselling books, most recently on themes like "Becoming a Society of Excellence", "Professional Intelligence", "Techies in Humane Keeping" and "The enemies of the New".

Twitter: @wilddueck

Presentation: MORNING KEYNOTE: Swarm-Stupidity

Time: Friday 09:00 - 09:50 / Location: Effectenbeurszaal

Every year, your bosses are preaching for something which does not exist in your company: this could be innovation, resilience, client orientation, or agility. Managers are calling it "motto". It was carefully designed during many, many top meetings. Now it's up to you to make it happen! one of the more modern mottos is "use swarm intelligence", which would solve most problems in your enterprise. Unfortunately, we are observing swarm stupidity every day. The stupid swarm, often called a team, is a group of intelligent people who are working extremely hard and suffering during lots of meetings for dumb outputs.

The talk reveals some roots of stupidity: management's utopia syndromes (e.g. "please achieve more than 100% billable hours") lead to immense pressure leads to process turbulences leads to lots of meetings to resolve issues leads to stress and overtime leads to lack of time to deliver quality work leads to....swarm stupidity, which means working harder without having any benefit.