QED 2024
Playground Dots

Max Griffiths

Leader of Infrastructure and Platform Engineering for Thoughtworks Europe

Max is a leader of Infrastructure and Platform Engineering for Thoughtworks Europe. Over his 20 years in the industry he’s worked across almost every industry sector which has provided breadth and depth of experience in solving problems in very different contexts. The key constant has been a focus where technology meets the business, helping modernize and drive value through a combination of engineering, product leadership, and continuous delivery practices. Max started as a shell scripter in the early 2000s, fulfilling an urge to automate everything. Since then he’s been a Java developer, infrastructure developer, business analyst, product owner, project manager, a Platform Engineering SME, and enjoys the people and technology challenges alike. Having lived and worked in Europe, Philippines, Australia, North America, Singapore, you might be forgiven for thinking he likes to move. He’d say it’s all led by food. (And a passion for the world, people, and variety therein). More recently he’s been working with client CxOs to help build technology strategy, delivered via digital platforms, that helps accelerate growth and innovation across their organization.

All sessions by
Max Griffiths

Panel discussion: Platform playground

As the years spent in the industry, especially in IT, accumulate, one thing often amuses a person: the attempt to guess which concepts and technologies will become trends. At times, the pace...

Building platforms in the English countryside

Iteratively building a treehouse platform took some courage, upskilling, specialist tools, and some margin for the unknown and unforeseen. Having spent over 20 years accelerating application developers by building (software-based) platform capabilities,...