Oliver Schwarz, Enterprise Architect IT at Vaillant Group speaks about how central IT provisioning has become a relic and the need for SMEs, like Vaillant Group, to design the software for their own products themselves. Oliver describes some of the challenges Vaillant faced on their journey from a traditional engineering company to a software development company.
Introducing technologies like Hadoop or MapReduce didn't do the job alone. Oliver and his team needed to solve many challenges around data management, architecture and compliance. The second part of his talk covers how traditional companies can benefit from modern concepts like the lean startup principle, the agile manifesto and scrum.