Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Organizing for Innovation



John Housego describes how W. L. Gore & Associates manages to maintain a global corporation without hierarchies, that keeps the bureaucracy as small as possible.


John Housego joined Gore in 1996 as a process engineer within Fabrics making Gore-Tex laminate. After 3 years he became the plant leader for 10 years before moving onto a Product specialist role. After 4 more years he moved back to operations as part of an enterprise team developing business processes as the enterprise champion for manufacturing business process development.

About the conference

Spark the Change is the UK’s only conference to bring people together and offer the practical skills to build stronger organisations and happier workplaces.

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Sep 13, 2015