Today we are talking to Matthew Skelton, Author of the book Team Topologies and we discuss how to build teams focused on a fast flow of change, the impact that team structure has on digital transformation, and how to create lasting change in an organization with incremental improvements over time.

All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About Matthew:

Matthew Skelton helps organizations to be more effective at building and running software systems, with a focus on fast flow and operational excellence. He provides consulting, training, and writing on digital technology strategy & engineering practices to organizations around the world.

Co-author of the acclaimed book Team Topologies (IT Revolution, 2019), Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Head of Consulting at Conflux (, he specializes in organization dynamics, Continuous Delivery, and operability for software in manufacturing, e-commerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software.

Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at and is co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016) and Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016). He is also co-founder at Conflux Books (, a specialist publisher of practitioner-led techniques for software teams.
Matthew founded and led the 2300-member London Continuous Delivery meet-up group ( between 2012 and 2019, and instigated the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference ( He also is a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

About Conflux:

Conflux provides consulting + training + books for effective software delivery.

Conflux helps organisations to adopt and sustain proven, modern practices for delivering software rapidly and safely using consulting, training, and our own range of books. We specialise in applying Continuous Delivery, software operability, and team-first organisation design using Team Topologies across organisations of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations. 

Led by well-known consultant, speaker, trainer, and author Matthew Skelton, Conflux brings a holistic approach to sustainable software delivery for all organizations.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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