Sabine talks to Michele Cimmino, CEO of Lasting Dynamics which, far from being a generic software firm, epitomises precision and coding to partners' distinct needs in order to ensure an exclusive synergy for mutual growth.
Michael discusses visionary leadership at Lasting Dynamics, championing quality and innovation, ensuring a diverse tech mastery, and building a global force in the startup ecosystem.
Lasting Dynamics was started in 2013 with the idea that we wanted to provide the IT market with quality – an alternative to the many-chip-solution providers that were on the market then and unfortunately still are. They don’t always follow a totally transparent process of development and sometimes they deliver something that is not really what the customer needs. Now, Lasting Dynamics is not only a software provider but also is a group which includes real estate and educational academies.
Large enterprises usually target a span of 12 months to deliver an MVP (minimum viable product), by the time an MVP is delivered to market in 12 months it’s already too late, it should be launched in 4-6 months maximum. You’ll get feedback faster, avoid waste in budgeting, and learn from the empirical experience of the data that is collected and the usage that’s made of the application so that it can be expanded. The mindset and execution should be agile.
When you have good engineers that understand the practices about cybersecurity when it comes to every domain – front end, dev ops, back end – then it is easier to eventually be compliant with policies. Because, when you build something from the ground up, or start integrating the pieces into a digital product, with a forward-looking mindset you can definitely place everything so that you will not waste months in additional testing or getting a list of items to become compliant and then adapt. This is an engineering mindset called “bottom-up”.
If you work hard and show commitment and demonstrate that you can actually bring value with your knowledge, experience, skills, even ramping up some situations that are sometimes outside of the scheme; so you have to adapt very quickly, that is in the agile mindset. React quickly to the problem rather than trying to prevent it, that’s agile. It pays be a lot in the way that customers started to trust us and gave us more and more responsibilities. Where other companies might see an upsell opportunity, I see it as a way to reinforce our business model and partner up to grow together.
‘I truly believe that if we want to stay in the insurance and even banking industries, the customer experience is everything.’‘Quality assurance is also about analysing the requirements, it’s not only about executing some tests, it’s about understanding what will be needed and how this can be provided.’‘The most important part of the game is to be transparent and loyal to your partner or customer. That always pays back.’‘I like the idea that the most important goal and value for everyone on a project should be the final result of the product and everyone should sacrifice a bit of personal interest towards that goal.’
ABOUT THE GUEST
In the dynamic world of software engineering, few names resonate as powerfully as Michele Cimmino. As a master of full stack web and mobile development, Michele's leadership at Lasting Dynamics has carved a niche in the tech spaces of Spain, Italy, and Norway. Dive deeper at Lasting Dynamics and you'll discover a hub where innovation meets commitment.
Not just confined to his role as CEO, Michele is a force in the startup ecosystem, wearing hats as a shareholder and advisor across Italy and North Europe. His mantra? Hard work and daily dedication as the unparalleled formula for tangible outcomes.
A champion of quality, Michele's passion drives him and his adept team to consistently re-evaluate and refine their methodologies. They are agile, experimental, and always ahead of the curve, drawing insights from the latest in automation, innovation, and QA processes. His current explorations into Agile, OKRs, SCRUM, TDD, and the principles of Shu Ha Ri demonstrate a ceaseless thirst for knowledge.
Lasting Dynamics, Michele's brainchild, isn't just any software company; it's a boutique, meticulously crafting code to fit partners' unique needs. This exclusivity ensures mutual growth, as they partner with only a select few each year.
But there's more: The Academy, another feather in Michele’s cap, streamlines the onboarding process, a testament to his visionary approach. Moreover, under his guidance, the launch of SaaS platforms like Roundrush for workflow management and VetrinaLive for e-commerce adds to his impressive portfolio.
With a tech stack that's as expansive as it is impressive, ranging from Node.js to Python, React to Vue.js, PostgreSQL to AWS integrations, Michele's proficiency is unquestionable. He's been at the helm of AI-driven mobile apps since 2015, dabbled in the realm of blockchain and cryptocurrency from 2017, and from 2019, has steered Lasting Dynamics towards Growth Hacking, seeking out every opportunity for growth.
ABOUT THE HOST
Sabine is a corporate strategist turned entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Managing Partner of Alchemy Crew, a venture lab that accelerates the curation, validation, and commercialization of new tech business models. Sabine is renowned within the insurance sector for building some of the most renowned tech startup accelerators around the world working with over 30 corporate insurers and accelerating over 100 startup ventures. Sabine is the co-editor of the bestseller The INSURTECH Book, a top 50 Women in Tech, a FinTech and InsurTech Influencer, an investor & multi-award winner.
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