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How to Move Fast But With a Unified Heartbeat – Understanding a CIO’s Perspective on Product Development

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Twenty-five product teams work at the B2B hotel platform HRS to provide a fluent and engaging travel experience.

In this fireside chat, CIO Jochen Jaser shares his perspective on how to steer these teams and the people behind them to a joint mission. Jochen explains his three pillars of leading product and dev teams in a big tech company: innovation, empowerment and delivery. He shares, how he gets his engineers and product managers to commit to weekly sprints and how he synchronizes his teams to operate with “a unified heartbeat”. Jochen explains how he uses agile techniques and processes on the exec-level, as well.

If you are working with a CIO and finally want to understand, what his or her job is like, this fireside chat is for you!


Jochen Jaser

CIO at HRS. Held leadership roles at Matrix42, Avira and Bearing Point.

To foster a culture of innovation, Jochen rather sits together with his teams then on the exec-floor of the prestigious headquarter of HRS right at Cologne Main Station. To him, it is important, that any idea, big or small, gets a chance to grow fast and to influence the business in a positive way.

Tilo Bonow


Founder Piabo

Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading PR partner for the digital economy headquartered in Berlin. As a long-time entrepreneur, communications expert and investor, he actively supports his clients in achieving their local and global growth targets, including tech giants such as Stripe, GitHub, Merck, WeWork and Silicon Valley Bank.