Tim Simms is an experienced Engineering Director at FullStory, who has spent more than two decades in technical leadership roles. Prior to joining FullStory, he led teams at tech companies of all stages, including SparkPost, Apkudo, CentreTEK, and others.
As a software builder, Tim has developed applications for and assisted sales to organizations across industries and sectors, such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, T-Mobile, the US Department of Energy, and FedEx. Additionally, he has taken part in delivering analytics solutions to e-commerce, SaaS, nonprofit, and other digital teams, ranging from small businesses to enterprises in the Fortune 50.
From his experience, Tim has developed a passion for inspiring and motivating his teams to achieve maximum performance and efficiently deliver great products. Some of his successful strategies include creating cultures of innovation; connecting engineers to customers, other business stakeholders, and business outcomes; and cultivating cross-functional collaboration with product teams.
When not working, you may find Tim running or exercising, but more likely playing Uber for his three kids and their seemingly endless list of activities.
Let’s say you’re hosting a dinner party. You've got a few sous chefs in the kitchen helping you prepare the meal. They're chopping vegetables, measuring ingredients, and doing their part to make the meal a success. But what if your chefs talked to your guests before the party to find out what they liked and wanted to eat? Equipped with these insights, your team could make more-informed culinary decisions, leading to an even more incredible guest experience.
Similarly, engineers can benefit from engaging directly with customers during the discovery process. But how do you get to a state where your engineers are completely bought in and where your product and engineering teams are working collaboratively to create value from the discovery process?
During this talk, Tim will cover:
- Two peas in a pod: Selling the value of cross-disciplinary discovery teams
- Recipes for success: Democratizing discovery data
- Easy as pie: Motivating engineers with the value from discovery outcomes
- You’ll walk out with a clear picture for how to get your Engineering teams involved in Discovery, so together you can create a meal that everyone will love!