Crux is a knowledge sharing forum specifically designed for ambitious businesses who want to learn from two of Scotland’s leading success stories.
Skyscanner has grown from an idea on a beer mat and a spare-room start-up to a £1.4bn international tech giant. They’ll be sharing some of their key lessons learned on their journey.
On the programme you’ll also receive coaching from world-class business consultants, Shirlaws
17:30 - 20:00
Skyscanner HQ, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston PI, Edinburgh EH3 9ENView Map
Senior Engineering Director, Skyscanner
As someone who has been with Skyscanner over seven years, Senior Director Richard has been privy to Skyscanner’s journey and how the business has navigated the many inflection points experienced by any high-growth business.
To be announced
Chief People Officer, Skyscanner
Chief People Officer Ruth has over 15 years’ experience in a range of specialist HR and People leadership roles in high profile organisations, including at the University of Edinburgh and Standard Life. Skyscanner believes its culture is crucial to the business’ success – learn how Skyscanner shapes and evolves its culture for maximum impact across 900 employees and ten offices.
Chief Technical Officer, Skyscanner
Bryan's role includes leading and growing Skyscanner’s engineering teams at an accelerated scale across ten global offices.
Bryan brings to Skyscanner more than 15 years of engineering leadership experience. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Bryan was a Director of Engineering at Amazon Web Services' S3.
Chief Commercial Officer, Skyscanner
Stuart is responsible for sales and business development globally. Prior to their acquisition by Ctrip for £1.4bn in late 2016, Skyscanner enjoyed seven consecutive years of double digit growth. Stuart takes a look at how, why, and what your business can learn from Skyscanner’s experiences.
Senior Director, Design, Skyscanner
Steve (Buzz) Pearce is Skyscanner’s Global Design Director. He was previously Principal Design Director at Skype and heads up Skyscanner’s growing worldwide team of over 35 designers across ten offices. He leads coherence in design across Skyscanner’s experiences while also developing new bar-raising initiatives across a team made up of end-to-end thinkers, user researchers, GUI/NUI masters and experimentation specialists.
“Sharing successes and failures has always been a key strength of Scotland’s flourishing start up community. We’re delighted to share the learnings and growing pains we at Skyscanner have experienced over the past 14 years through Crux’s knowledge sharing forum.”
Partner, Shirlaws Group
Rebecca is an experienced executive coach with clients including large banks, international law firms, SME’s and startups. Rebecca joined Shirlaws Group to coach executives in large corporates as well as take ambitious high growth organisations through the Shirlaws journey to help grow their enterprises, and support the owners in fulfilling their true potential. This neatly combines her two passions; the development of people and business.
£25 per session
for all 6 sessions
Dependant on remaining availability near the date of each session