Project Management

Conversations on Citizen Development: Empowering the Business User to Deliver Solutions

Arjun is the Managing Director for FTI Consulting in the UK.

Derya Sousa, IT specialist and cofounder of Kianda Technologies, and Arjun Jamnadass, interim Managing Director of Citizen Developer at PMI, had a wide-ranging conversation about citizen development and how it can empower the business user to deliver solutions with support from IT.

Check out the video (which you can also see here), and the transcript below!


Arjun Jamnadass: All right. Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Conversations on CD. Today my guest is Derya Sousa, really pleased to have her on board. She's the founder of Kianda Technologies and an IT specialist with a focus on user experience. So Derya, just to start a little bit about your background.

Derya Sousa: Hi Arjun, it's really great to be here first of all thank you for inviting me. So, Derya, and I'm the CEO and cofounder of Kianda Technologies, and my background is I've worked in IT for more than 10 years prior to founding Kianda, and my background would be more around, web design, web development and IT consultancy.

Arjun Jamnadass: Okay, that’s interesting. And so, what prompted you to start up and build your own company?

Derya Sousa So, I've worked in, as I said, in IT for more than 10 years, and I've seen the struggle companies go through when it comes to implementing new systems, new applications, how time consuming it can be, (…

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