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How to balance innovation and practicality in software development?


Ivan Batanov

Ivan Batanov

VP of Engineering

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In this episode of Breakfast Bar Podcast Series, Oleg Sadikov, the Co-Founder and CEO at Devico & DeviQA, engages in a conversation with Ivan Batanov, the Senior VP of Engineering at Crux. Learn about pragmatic innovation, the impact of sailing on leadership, and the exciting trends in technology that promise groundbreaking discoveries in the near future. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, or simply interested in the intersection of technology and business, this episode guarantees an engaging story that intertwines passion, resilience, and the boundless opportunities that emerge when sports and technology come together.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Pragmatic innovation aligned with business needs.

  • Cultivating talent and aligning recruiting with business strategy.

  • Approaches to continuous learning and staying ahead in tech.

  • Addressing talent shortages and challenges in the IT sector.

  • Benefits and drawbacks of outsourcing.

  • Set up robust in-house processes before outsourcing.

  • Leverage KPIs and retrospectives for continuous improvement.

  • Focus on continuous improvement in onboarding remote teams.

Join the Breakfast Bar to listen to engaging discussions guided by a prominent industry expert who willingly imparts a treasure trove of knowledge and experience.

Oleg Sadikov


Oleg Sadikov

Co-Founder and CEO at Devico & DeviQA

As a tech entrepreneur and founder of Devico and DeviQA, Oleg excels in shaping business strategy, forging partnerships, and driving innovative transformation.

Ivan Batanov


Ivan Batanov

VP of Engineering

Technology executive with 16+ years in software development, product management, and business strategy for high-growth start-ups and enterprise companies.

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