Anil Shenoy, Bloomberg
"Working as a Business Analyst, I often get a client brief about the software my firm is about to develop. This brief comes to a BA from the strategy department, who has already done the grassroots-level work of interviewing the user base and has identified an optimal solution to solve the identified problem.
This brief forms the baseline from which an analyst derives requirements and technical system constraints.
Attending Refugee Hack Summit changed the narrative for me. Rather than verging upon strategy to create a solution, Hack Summit gave my team a unique opportunity to talk to the end users to identify problems and develop optimal and sustainable solutions.
For the first time ever, we were was forced to look into the constraints that were not technical in nature, but cropped up due to human factors and geo-political situations.
It gave us an opportunity to look at the end-to-end scenario…. We now knew what the issue is and how it can be solved.. but more importantly we knew WHY this issue had cropped up in the first place.
Knowing the end-to-end scenario can provide vital insights into developing a feasible and a sustainable solution and allows software developers to have Ready to Market products in the least amount of time.
Hack Summit provided us with this vital experience and forced us to challenge the status quo of software development. I highly recommend this to all entrepreneurs and product managers."