Why Do Most Digital Transformations Fail?

Hosted by Codurance Ltd

A Panel to Discuss Strategies to Avoid Common Pitfalls


A recent study by McKinsey shows that 70% of all Digital Transformation Projects end in failure.

They either exceed budget, fail to meet their basic goals, drag on continually, or worst case there will be a combination of all these hitches before the entire programme is brought to a premature end.

At a glance, you might assume it’s just poor planning and a culture of resistance to change that hinders digital transformation. But even some of the biggest, most visionary and successful companies have witnessed embarrassing transformation failures that had many common failings.

Join us for an engaging and lively panel discussion with Codurance + guests as we unpack some of the common digital transformation pitfalls and crucially, how to avoid them.


Sandro Mancuso – Co-Founder of Codurance

Sandro is Co-Founder of Codurance, a global software consultancy founded on Software Craftsmanship values. A software craftsman, author (of the best selling “The Software Craftsman” book), and founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC), Sandro has worked with startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancy companies, and investment banks.

Paula Scurfield – Delivery Manager – Axiologik

Paula is an accomplished IT and business professional starting her career in business operations and transitioning her skills into the IT world. She has a passion for quality and her combined experience in Delivery, Business Analysis and the Product space give her a sound knowledge base on which to build ways of working that are sustainable, achievable, and enduring. Her experience spans across multiple industries and she is well versed in tackling complex digital transformation programmes that are either in flight and in need of a helping hand or new initiatives that need a clear direction and strong steer.

Mo Anoshehpour – Head of Software Development – Lhasa Limited

Mo is a technology and science enthusiast with a passion for creating innovative solutions that make a difference. He has extensive experience in leading high-performing teams and delivering positive impact. Mo’s leadership style is people-centric and I foster collaboration, trust, learning and growth to drive outcomes. He is committed to using technology for good and works on projects aimed at reducing the need for animal testing, streamlining the drug development process, and safeguarding human health.

Rachael Morgan – Head of Engineering – Flutter

Rachael Morgan is a keen technologist, working in Flutter, leading the Data Engineering, Delivery and Test teams through a cloud migration. Rach is an advocate for inclusivity, specifically regarding gender diversity in tech and when she is not working she can be found walking her Shiba Inu dogs around the Yorkshire Countryside.


This event, part of Leeds Digital Festival will take place at our Leeds HQ Platform in Leeds City Centre where we’ll provide lots of opportunity for debate, networking plus drinks and food.

Speakers Include:

Coding & Software Development, Innovation
Why Do Most Digital Transformations Fail?
20th Sep 2023
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hosted by Codurance Ltd
Platform, New Station St, Leeds LS1 4JB

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