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MARK DEVEREUX , CTPO AT SCALABLE SOFTWARE

On the lighter side of things , we ask Mark Devereux , CTPO at Scalable Software , what makes him tick .

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What would you describe as your most memorable achievement ?
I ’ ve had a few standout moments during my career , with roles that have varied from Head of Engineering to user experience and now CTPO . High on the list has to be helping to grow my first SaaS business to a successful exit , culminating in years of hard work from a great team . Of course ,
I suspect more great moments are to come in my current role at Scalable , particularly as we work on some exciting new capabilities for our workplace analytics platform , Acumen . Currently , this solution is primarily aimed at IT leaders , but future updates will expand Acumen into other departments , such as sales , HR and front-line operations . It ’ s exciting to be a part of this growth .
What first made you think of a career in technology ?
In short , I didn ’ t think of a career in technology ! Like many people , I fell into it while supporting myself through university and it stuck . Long years of hard work and working my way up the ladder . I particularly like that my role straddles the creative and the technical . It is my job to build out Scalable ’ s strategic vision – to work out where our technology is headed and then to lead the execution of that vision into a deliverable roadmap . that , I think you have to always remain open-minded , be creative and passionate . At Scalable we pride ourselves on our expertise in people and technology , helping organisations optimise productivity and achieve successful digital outcomes . I hope that we lead by example in our management philosophy !
What do you think has emerged as the technology trend of 2022 and why ?
Hybrid working ! In the post-pandemic world , nine out of 10 organisations will be combining remote and on-site working , according
42 % OF OFFICE WORKERS SAID HYBRID GAVE THEM A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND A THIRD SAID IT MADE THEM MORE PRODUCTIVE .
What style of management philosophy do you employ in your current position ?
I believe the best managers are those that are able to build a productive , enthusiastic team that is able to operate at its maximum potential while still enjoying it at the same time . To do
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