Sr Director Analyst
4 years at Gartner, 26 years industry experience
Location: United Kingdom | Language(s): English, Greek
Roles and Responsibilities
Akis Sklavounakis is advising leaders on proven practices to implement enterprise Agile, DevOps, and transform their organisations from project-based delivery to product-centric delivery. His research covers practical advice on attracting, growing and retaining talent. He also helps software engineering leaders with ways to improve developer experience and implement platform engineering, in order to successfully deliver digital products and services. As a content leader for Software Engineering Leadership and Practices he works with a number of expert analysts and researchers in delivering thought leading, practical and actionable content to Gartner clients on topics such as: Engineering talent management, software development, architecture, agile product delivery, product and platform strategy, business-driven decision making and operating models for high-quality software. Mr. Sklavounakis has extensive digital transformation experience as a delivery head and coach, leading client delivery teams and managing solutions delivery in the online services, payments, financial services and banking sectors.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Sklavounakis worked in one of the top three banks in the Middle East, Emirates NBD, as a senior programme manager. He was part of the team who spearheaded the agile transformation, led core agile initiatives and coached teams in the new way of working. Before that he headed the project management and client delivery function for First Data in the SEEMEA region. He started his career in the U.K., working for major software, telecom and media companies, leading project delivery.
- Emirates NBD Bank, Senior Programme Manager, 5 years
- First Data, Head of Project Management and Client Delivery, 7 years
- Various U.K. Companies, Senior Project Manager, 7 years
- M.Sc., Management Science and Computer Applications, Cranfield University, U.K.
- Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece
- Agile certified professional (PMI-ACP)
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP)
- Certified ScrumMaster (CSM from Scrum Alliance)
- PRINCE2 certified practitioner (Axelos)
RESEARCH BY THIS ANALYST More
07 February 2023Software Engineering Leadership Primer for 2023
16 November 2022How to Lead High-Performing Software Engineering Teams
09 August 2022A Software Engineering Leader’s Guide to Improving Developer Experience
- 22 May 2023 - 24 May 2023 Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit
- 13 September 2023 - 14 September 2023 Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit