Consulting

My mission is to help technology-led businesses innovate at scale.

I work with CxOs, Directors, business leaders and teams of globally recognized companies to create high performance organizations.

I thrive in challenging environments with high uncertainty and complexity.

I am the Founder of ExecCamp, an outcome-oriented immersion program for business leaders who see the world differently. People who are willing to step out of their comfort zone to make a lasting cultural impact on themselves and their organizations.

ExecCamp is the only true entrepreneurial experience for executives to leave their existing business with the goal of creating a new one. Work with thought leaders, venture capitalists, startups and industry experts to experience a unique business innovation environment, test business hypotheses at speed and learn by doing.

Contact me to discuss how we can work together.

Client Testimonials

Barry takes a refreshing and highly effective approach to getting a cross-functional group of managers to identify and prove value from innovation that would otherwise remain hidden or blocked in their business.

The approach of driving very early customer testing well ahead of when it would normally be done – in parallel with developing the bigger vision – forces a focus on minimum viable product and early proof points. This proved to be very engaging in our business for stakeholders up to board level – instead of ‘here is a big programme – trust us’ the message was ‘here is a game changing initiative and you can touch and feel the first steps of it’.  

Barry brings a very practical style and methodology to bear which empowered the team – so we really owned the outcome and developed both as a team and as individuals.

JOHN MORNEMENT
General Manager, Major International Co.

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Agility in a digital world is no longer optional and if you don’t embrace experimentation and value based decision making in your market, then someone else will.

Barry can take you and your team on a journey towards disrupting the disruptors and then, like us, you will learn to use techniques such as Lean Product Development and Workload Visualisation in order to make the right “customer-based” decisions. These techniques also made us address every aspect of our thinking from just in time architecture towards continuous delivery and hence cutting cycle times in half in order to deliver new products and platforms more frequently.

In fact we went from huge twice yearly releases to multiple releases per day. This way of working not only energises the team but it enables innovation though learning and more importantly builds mutual respect between stakeholders which may be broken.

FIN GOULDING
CTO, Paddy Power

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Barry helped AIB, the largest retail bank in Ireland, achieve a step change in its digital journey. By combining his senior level communication skills with his deep insight on how to leverage technology at scale, he influenced key stakeholders across the bank to do things differently.

ALAN MOLLOY
Head of Customer, Channels and Payments Technologies, Allied Irish Bank

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Barry was instrumental in the conception and formation of an ‘innovation engine’ at lastminute.com. Not only were we able to identify and develop winning ideas at pace but the whole organization was reinvigorated by an approach which delivered measurable results

JOHN CROSBY
former Chief Trading, Product & Technology Officer, lastminute.com and CIO, AutoTrader.co.uk

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chavarriasBarry has a really synthetic view which is key to reducing challenges to small iterations, helping to get quick feedback and adapt to maximise value. He really understands lean and agile methodologies and sees how they can be used, not only in startups, but even in larger, more complex companies.

SAMUEL LACARTA CHAVARRIAS
IT Director, Vueling Airlines

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Barry constantly challenged what others held to be sacred in order to deliver a series of rapid proofs of totally new concepts for JustGiving; and together we explored the complex boundary between business fundamentals and software development to forge experimental new practices

RICHARD ATKINSON
Technology Director, Nando’s and former CIO, JustGiving

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