Iancho has been in the software industry for 25 years and considers himself to be an IT professional with business affinity, or the other way around. He has worn many hats – of a software engineer, business analyst, software architect, project and program manager, CTO, Business-IT Consultant. For many years now he has also been dealing with sales and strategic clients management.
His current interests are focused on how innovation can be effectively managed and applied and on the enterprise application of IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. As a VP at Musala Soft Iancho covers both business and operational responsibilities - he leads the Business Development team and is also responsible for assuring the success of the company’s strategic clients, including by personally managing projects & service delivery for some of the company’s key clients like Deutsche Telekom, Commerzbank, Telenor, T-Systems, Visa and others.
Iancho enjoys sharing knowledge and experience. His talks are focused on people, their professional and career development and also on the intersection of technology, business, management and innovation.
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say – but unfortunately, it is not always the case. And this is even more valid for diagrams. If done right, they are a treasure – but we’ve all seen and suffered from spaghetti diagrams and ones bringing additional confusion rather than providing clarity and adding value.
The diagrams are a key element of the “language” we use in the software world. We use them to better explain architectures, data models, processes, and many other concepts. Through diagrams, we communicate with other IT people, business people, external stakeholders, and clients. We create diagrams for documentation, presentations, and proposals, we often do it ad-hoc on whiteboards during meetings and brainstorming discussions. Nevertheless, it’s a fact that very few of us have been trained on how to create effective diagrams. As a result, creating a diagram is a “pain” for many and what comes out is not always excellent, to say the least.
Join this session to level up your skills for creating effective diagrams. I’ll share 7 characteristics of a good diagram plus 7 practical tips and a checklist you can start applying immediately. Each of these – is presented with examples. Together we will go through the process of “refactoring” an architecture diagram and I will also share a step-by-step process for creating one from scratch – putting into practice all these principles and tips.
|Against all odds - a team contributing full-time to Open Source projects in your company||DevConf.cz, Brno 2023||June 2023|
|Diagram It! - Visualization Techniques for IT People||ConFoo.ca, Montreal 2023||February 2023|
|Productive++: How to Fast Forward Your Dev Career||ConFoo.ca, Montreal 2023||February 2023|
|Der Mischmasch Exposed – DevOps & Test Automation MasterChef Class||zeb.uni 2022||June 2022|
|Surviving Your PM||Musala Smart Talks||April 2020|
|Making (Business) Sense of Test Automation||TestBustersNight Vienna||March 2020|
|Do Architects Need Soft Skills?||ConFoo Montreal||February 2020|
|10x Accelerated Tech Career?||ConFoo Montreal||February 2020|
|Making (Business) Sense of Test Automation||ISTA Con||November 2019|
|[ mini-workshop ] Bug-fix your CV||Agile Testing Days||November 2019|
|Making (Business) Sense of Automated Testing||Agile Testing Days||November 2019|
|Making (Business) Sense of Test Automation||Agile & Automation Days||October 2019|
|Sales Skills for QA Experts||TestCon Europe||October 2019|
|[ workshop ] Sales Skills for IT People||HackConf.bg||October 2019|
|Against all odds - a team contributing full-time to Open Source projects in your company||Northern Ireland Developer Conference||June 2019|
|Making (Business) Sense of Automated Testing||ConFoo Montreal||March 2019|
|Sales Skills for IT People||ConFoo Montreal||March 2019|
|[ panel - participant ] The Next Wave of IoT: Edge, Intelligence, and Opportunities||ISTA Con||November 2018|
|Sales Skillz for IT People||ISTA Con||November 2018|
|Digital business models and smart analytics - redefining go-to-market and customer servicing strategies||Innotech Summit||October 2018|
|[ panel - chair ] Strategic Approaches to Business Model Innovation||Strategic Initiatives and BM Innovation Summit||June 2018|
|Do Architects Need Soft Skills?||ISTA Con||November 2017|
|A Team Contributing Full-time to Open Source Projects - A Primer on Making It Happen in Your Company||ISTA Con||November 2017|
|Do Architects Need Soft Skills?||EclipseCon Europe||October 2017|
|A Team Contributing Full-time to Open Source Projects - A Primer on Making It Happen in Your Company||EclipseCon Europe||October 2017|
|[ panel - chair ] Blockchain - Digital Assets & Cryptocurrencies||Muffin Conference Sofia||October 2017|
|4 Extra Miles a BA Would Better Walk in an Enterprise Project||Balkan BA Conference||October 2017|
|Do Architects Need Soft Skills?||HackConf Bulgaria||September 2017|
|Connected World & IoT||Connected World & IoT Seminar by Muffin||July 2017|
|Innovation, IoT & Smart Home @ Musala Soft||OpenHAB Smart Home Day||May 2017|
|IoT, Smart World & Industry 4.0||Meet The Masters Skopje||February 2017|
|Making the Most of Your Client-Vendor Relationship (real-life stories with actionable insight)||ITO & BPO Germany Forum||April 2016|
|Smart Watches – Testing Their Apps the Smart Way||Be IT Conference||May 2015|
|Test Automation for Wearables||Wearables Barcamp & Hackathon (DTAG)||May 2015|