October 2017 Richmond Dinner Meeting


Leading a Focused Organization

(1.5 Leadership PDUs)


An innovative culture is the result of leadership. To compete at Lean Start-Up speed, effective organizations must experiment, learn, and pivot. The conditions for this require focus, and focus is best achieved through alignment with highly understood and evolving strategy. In this talk, Guy will discuss how to lead organizational focus with an operating model that can 

·         Discover and manage strategic objectives 

·         Utilize frequent feedback and prioritization 

·         Sequence work to create conditions ripe for focus

·         Establish guardrails to allow teams to control their ability to innovate.



Our Speaker: Guy Beaver


Guy Beaver is a technology executive known for building Lean organizations that are driven by business priorities. With 30+ years experience in Financial Services, Guy BeaverAerospace, Health Care and eCommerce, his technology accomplishments include managing enterprise web development and delivery for world class transaction systems (16 Million users), large data center transitions, and SaaS operational excellence utilizing Lean IT practices. He is skilled at organizational change and is the co-author of



Thursday, October 19, 2017




5:00 pm - Registration; cocktail hour; structured networking/pre-meeting

5:45 pm - Pre-MeetingAnnouncements

6:00 pm - Dinner

6:30 pm - Keynote Presentation

8:00 pm - Closing Remarks


Please be sure to sign-in at the door before the start of the meeting snd we will report your PDUs.

Dinner Fee

Member - $30            Non-member - $45

NOTE - Pre-Registration is Essential - no walk-ins!!

Register by October 15 and receive a $5 early bird discount.

Deadline for registration is 7:00 pm, October 18, 2017  


Holiday Inn I-64 West End

2000 Staples Mill Road

Richmond, Virginia 23230



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