The Three Economies an Introduction

july, 2020

30jul7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Three Economies an Introduction7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online event Event Organized By: Business Agility - Washington DC

Event Details

Current ways of thinking about software development tend to suggest a (false) dichotomy between Development and Operations and are trapped in a paradigm that imagines you can either be efficient or effective. The conflict between these two zero-sum economic logics drive suboptimal decision making in many organizations, and the attempt to shoehorn IT into a single economic logic is not only misguided, but it does damage to the very organizations that need to transform the most.

In this talk, Jabe Bloom from Red Hat’s Global Transformation Office will discuss the Three Economies model, which shows how the efficiency/effectiveness paradox, needn’t be paradoxical. Organizations can pursue both forms of value, by extending their economic decision making to include a third way of thinking about value.

Jabe Bloom is a SocioTechnical Systems Thinker, Speaker, Critical Irritant, and Transition Designer

Jabe Bloom has been working to illuminate and improve the complex interactions between design, development, and operational excellence in organizations for more than 20 years. He is an experienced executive leader of software and product development companies, serving in numerous executive roles including; Chief Architect, Principal Technical Director, Chief Technical Officer, and Chief SocioTechnical Officer.

Jabe’s deep practical experience, constant exploration via action research, and extensive theoretical investigations inform his public speaking and provide a foundation for his active engagement with colleagues, executives and entrepreneurs. As an international executive advisor and academic, Jabe teaches students and clients design, strategy, innovation and flow thinking through a series of lectures, workshops, classes, and coaching.

He is currently writing his dissertation in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon University (PA), his research focuses on the field of Transition Design. His academic research informs an ongoing exploration of the practice of design and strategy with a select group of international clients.

Jabe comes to the Red Hat Global Transformation Office from PraxisFlow, a consultancy that focused on applying scientific and design research methodologies to enable exploration, increase flow, improve software engineering and enable operational excellence. At PraxisFlow he was co-founder and the Chief SocioTechnical Officer.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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