UBS’s COO: 'Hybrid Pods' Accelerate Remote Working Solutions Amid Pandemic

Beatriz Martin says the bank has about 400 of these agile development teams—which were first rolled out last year—consisting of about 2,500 people across the organization.


UBS’s hybrid pods—the Swiss bank’s futuristic name for its newly-structured agile software development teams—are adapting to the coronavirus crisis, says Beatriz Martin, COO of UBS Investment Bank and UK CEO for UBS Group.

“The beauty of the hybrid pods is that during these unexpected times, they can re-scope what they are doing faster, and they can sprint deliver things in a different way,” Martin says.

UBS introduced the hybrid pod structure a year ago, replacing a more traditional, linear

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