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Name
Amy Jo Kim
Bio

Amy Jo Kim, Ph.D. is a world-renowned social game designer, community architect and startup coach with deep experience in early-stage innovation and collaborative design. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, Cover Fashion, indiegogo, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Happify, Pley and numerous startups. She holds a B.A. in Experimental Psychology, and a Ph.D in Behavioral Neuroscience. She’s an adjunct professor of Game Design at the USC School of Cinematic Arts,  where she co-developed the multi-player game design curriculum. Her current focus and passion is Getting to Alpha - an online coaching program and design toolkit for innovative teams who want to accelerate early product design.

Description
Game Designer, Entrepreneur, Startup Coach @ ShuffleBrain
Website
https://confengine.com/user/amy-jo-kim
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amyjokim
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyjokim
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Anand Bagmar
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Anand is a Software Quality Evangelist with 20+ years in the software testing field. He is passionate about shipping a quality product, and specializes in Product Quality strategy & execution, and also building automated testing tools, infrastructure and frameworks.

Anand writes testing related blogs and has built open-source tools related to Software Testing – WAAT (Web Analytics Automation Testing Framework), TaaS (for automating the integration testing in disparate systems) and TTA (Test Trend Analyzer).

You can follow him on Twitter @BagmarAnand, connect with him on LinkedIn at https://in.linkedin.com/in/anandbagmar or visit essenceoftesting.com.

Description
Software Quality Evangelist @ Essence of Testing
Website
https://confengine.com/user/anand-bagmar
Twitter
BagmarAnand
Profile link
https://about.me/anand.bagmar
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Name
Anand Murthy Raj
Bio

M.R. ANAND SPCT4,

Bangalore – India. (E – mail id: anandmurthy.raj@gmail.com)

Tel #  +91-9845707457

https://in.linkedin.com/pub/anand-murthy-raj/2/4a6/a8

Synopsis

  • Partner, Blinklane Consulting and Gladwell Academy, NL.
  • Director and Founder, Agile Spirit Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.
  • 21 years of IT experience.
  • First Asian, residing in Asia, to be SPCT certified from Scaled Agile Inc.
  • Experience in Agile Coaching and Enterprise transformation since 2009 using SAFe, Scrum, XP, Lean and Kanban practices.
  • Currently playing the role of an Enterprise Agile Coach at Philips R&D division and transforming the enterprise from Waterfall into SAFe.
  • Launched Seven Agile Release Trains with close to 100 - 120 members in each train.
  • Experience in coaching enterprise agility.
  • Experience in coaching teams and leadership and Enterprise.
  • Experience in working with global teams across the globe.
  • .

Skills Acquired

  • Successfully delivered SAFe (SA, SAFe PO/PM, ASM, Safe for teams ) training close to 1600 members and in India, Netherlands, Philippines, Denmark, Germany and Brazil, including senior leadership team in Accenture, Societe Generale, Honeywell, Nokia, VMware, Fidelity, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, Allstate and Philips
  • Successfully delivered Implementing SAFe SPC trainings for close to 250 participants with a feedback score of 4/5 at Philippines, Germany, Paris, Geneva, Brussels and India.
  • Successfully delivered SAFe RTE trainings in Denmark and Bangalore
  • Successfully delivered the first Agile Coaching workshop in India (IC Agile)
  • Demonstrated ability of transforming teams and organizations, influencing others positively, coaching multi-location business units in Agile transformation.
  • Developed and demonstrated the use of Agile maturity assessment questionnaire to implement Kaizen mindset.
  • Developed and demonstrated the use of behavioural metrics in transformation.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle tough projects, building successful teams and delivering value.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively across different culture and levels in the organization; professional and diplomatic style of interaction.

Rewards and Recognition

Description
Agile Coach @ Gladwell Academy and Blinklane Consulting NL
Website
https://confengine.com/user/anand-murthy-raj
Twitter
AnandMurthyRaj
Profile link
http://in.linkedin.com/pub/anand-murthy-raj/2/4a6/a8/
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Name
Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez
Bio

Angel is a very energetic Agile coach that truly enjoy challenges. His specialty and passion is putting in place Lean and Agile concepts and practices in very complex environments. As a matter of fact, he successfully led one of the biggest Agile transformations in europe, including IT and business departments of a 1000+ employees bank, from the trenches starting from scratch. In his 15+ years of experience in IT he has worked in various roles: Agile Coach, R&D manager, software developer, software architect, scrum master and trainer.

Description
Agile coach @ Agilar
Website
https://confengine.com/user/angel-diaz-maroto-alvarez
Twitter
adiazmaroto
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/angel-diaz-maroto/21/9b1/18b
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Name
Anu Balasubramanya
Bio

A BI professional, with 17 years of experience in Big Data Architecture and guiding organizations towards enterprise BI and Data Driven implementations.
Ideated, conceptualized, developed and deployed data driven solutions influencing decisions on New Markets, Products, Brands and Performance.

Description
Director @ Orbitz
Website
https://confengine.com/user/anu-balasubramanya
Twitter
Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/anupamaz
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Name
Anuradha Gajanayaka
Bio

I am working as a portfolio manager as a leading global offshore software development company in Sri Lanka. We operate in three continents and in many different countries including Norway, Sweden and Australia.

Description
Delivery Manager @ Exilesoft (pvt) Limited
Website
https://confengine.com/user/anuradha-gajanayaka
Twitter
anu_cg
Profile link
http://lk.linkedin.com/pub/anuradha-gajanayaka/1a/67b/145
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Name
Ardita Karaj
Bio

Ardita Karaj is a passionate Agile coach, trainer, change agent and consultant in the Toronto area. She brings more than 15 years of software development experience from different commercial and public organizations. Over the past few years she has helped many organizations on process improvement. Working with both management and development teams, she is well known for applying Agile and Lean techniques to help identify and remove barriers in order to streamline software development efforts. Product strategy and product management is one of the areas where Ardita likes to focus her coaching with business partners. She is driven in creating sustainable change and has developed techniques that focus on building teams that have a culture of continuous improvement.

Description
Enterprise Agile Coach @ Tango
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ardita
Twitter
ardita_k
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ardita
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Name
Arvi Krishnaswamy
Bio

Entrepreneur | Tech Executive | Hands-on Leader. #products #leanstartup #mobile #strategy #growth #engineering #blogger #socialmedia

Description
Sr. Product Manager @ Intuit
Website
https://confengine.com/user/arvi-krishnaswamy
Twitter
twitortat
Profile link
http://linkedin.com/in/aravindkrishnaswamy
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Name
Balaji Ganesh N
Bio

I have 18.5 yrs of experience in the Software service and product industry.
I have progressively handled diverse roles from developer to tech lead to project manager and program delivery manager for large teams, before embarking on my journey as a lean agile coach since 2010.

In my current role at Intel, I work as a Solutions Specialist with the Product Life Cycle Solutions team in areas pertaining to adoption of ALM tools and Lean Agile methods for accelerated product delivery.

My other interests include understanding the role of behavioral psychology in enabling cultural transformations and effective management decisions.

Have been a speaker in various national and international forums on topics pertaining to lean agile methodologies, notable among them being Lean India Summit 2013 and 2014, Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards 2014, Agile India 2014, Agile India 2016, Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) - Singapore 2014, American Society for Quality (ASQ) 2015.

 

Description
Agile Coach and Product Manager @ Intel Technology
Website
https://confengine.com/user/balaji-ganesh-n
Twitter
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/balaji-ganesh/1/149/234
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Name
Bridget Kromhout
Bio

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if 'cloud' can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts at Arrested DevOps, blogs at bridgetkromhout.com, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.

Description
Principal Cloud Developer Advocate @ Microsoft
Website
https://confengine.com/user/bridget-kromhout
Twitter
bridgetkromhout
Profile link
http://bridgetkromhout.com/contact/
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Name
Chris Edwards
Bio

Chris is a Senior Manager with IHS Markit, working locally in Calgary. Chris has a diverse background, starting his career as a manufacturing test engineer, and eventually finding his passion for software development. Chris has had a variety of roles including developer, manager, Scrum Master and architect. He has a passion for how both technical excellence and transformational leadership can help drive agility. 

Description
Sr. Manager @ IHS Markit
Website
https://confengine.com/user/chris-edwards
Twitter
AgileChrisYYC
Profile link
https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/christopher-edwards-p-eng/19/1ba/525
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Name
Craig Brown
Bio

Craig’s roles over the past 15 years have involved leading project management teams, projects and programs, consulting, training and coaching in a variety of aspects of project delivery. Most recently Craig was a program manager on Telstra’s Customer Advocacy journey, working with culture change, Net Promoter Scores, and lean-style customer centred process improvements.

Apart from the disciplines of project and portfolio management Craig is also an Agile and Lean enthusiast with a focus on the collaboration and cultivation aspects of agile practices and methods. Craig runs the Melbourne Scrum User group and also runs meetup groups for Agile business analysis and agile project managers where he helps people navigate their way from traditional roles and thinking to modern ones.

Craig also co-created the LAST conference which is a low cost community driven conference focusing on lean, agile and systems thinking.

Description
VP Collaboration @ Aconex
Website
https://confengine.com/user/craig-brown
Twitter
brown_note
Profile link
https://au.linkedin.com/in/craigwbrown
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Name
Dan R Greening
Bio

I have led large software engineering organizations, data science teams and user experience groups to build highly scalable applications under agile development processes. I coach and train executives, product teams, engineering leaders, managers and contributors to rapidly sense, adapt and develop for evolving markets, in short, to be agile. Innovating organizations simultaneously build culture, strategy and process to reinforce and sustain scaled agile. Coaching from a thought leader who has done it many times in many organizations can accelerate your success. I hold a rare Certified Scrum Coach designation, given to those who show leadership in coaching agile enterprises.

Description
Managing Director @ Senex Rex
Website
https://confengine.com/user/dan-r-greening
Twitter
greening
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/greening/
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Name
Danielle Jabin
Bio

Danielle Jabin is an Agile Coach at Spotify. Prior to that, she was a Data Engineer at Spotify focused on building infrastructure for processing and analyzing big data. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s M&T Program with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the engineering school and a Bachelor's degree from The Wharton School with concentrations in Statistics and Real Estate. She is originally from San Diego, California but now lives in Stockholm, Sweden for the weather.

 
Description
Agile Coach @ Spotify
Website
https://confengine.com/user/danielle-jabin
Twitter
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/djabin
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Name
Dave West
Bio

Dave West is the product owner at scrum.org. He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles, along with his acclaimed book: Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running the North American business for IJI. Then managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining Scrum.org he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture.

Description
Product Owner @ Scrum.org
Website
https://confengine.com/user/dave-west
Twitter
davidjwest
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjustinwest
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Dipesh Pala
Bio

Dipesh Pala is the Asia Pacific Agile Capability Leader for IBM. In addition to leading IBM’s transformation journey to grow the Agile capability across this region, Dipesh pursues his passion for enabling organisations of all sizes to optimise solution delivery through the pragmatic use of Agile, Lean and traditional methods. His diverse background includes delivery roles in Software Engineering, Project and Portfolio Governance, and Agile Consulting across a variety of industries.

Over the last decade, Dipesh has helped organisations and project teams across many countries to continuously improve and find better ways of working. As an on-the-ground Agile Consultant, he has been instrumental in rolling out Agile at scale in many organisations, and is currently coaching and mentoring today’s Managers and Executives to become the Agile Leaders their teams need.

In addition to being a top-rated speaker at industry conferences and seminars, Dipesh is also a seasoned facilitator who is able to drive out the best outcomes from any project-based or strategy workshops. Many organisations draw upon his extensive facilitation experience to plan and run Agile project workshops to increase participation and embrace collaboration.

A keen advocate of simplicity, Dipesh offers simple, practical yet powerful ways to address the challenges team members and managers in Agile environments face today. He continuously pushes individuals and teams beyond the practices and principles to take a step further into their Agile journey.

Description
Agile Leader - Asia Pacific @ IBM
Website
https://confengine.com/user/dipesh-pala-1
Twitter
DipeshPala
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dipeshpala
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Dr. Vishal Rao
Bio

Consultant Oncologist- Head & Neck Surgeon, Incharge - Head & Neck Services, HealthCare Global - (HCG) Cancer Centre

Visiting Scholar at the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA.

Member - High Power Committee on Tobacco Control, Govt. of Karnataka

Description
Oncologist Head Neck Surgeon @ HealthCare Global
Website
https://confengine.com/user/dr-vishal-rao
Twitter
drvishalrao
Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/dr-vishal-rao-6426221b
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Name
Ellen Grove
Bio

Ellen Grove is a business agility coach, trainer, and organizational change agent with Agile Partnership. Based in Ottawa, Canada, Ellen works with organizations of all sizes in Canada and abroad to help them put Agile thinking and practice into action throughout the organization. Working with all levels from the C-suite to the delivery teams, Ellen favours experiential approaches for getting people to talk with each other about the things that really matter so that they can do great work together.  Ellen organizes Agile events locally and internationally and she presents frequently at Agile conferences around the world.  Ellen is a director of the Agile Alliance, an international non-profit association which serves the Agile software development community.

 
Description
Agile Coach and Trainer @ Agile Partnership
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ellen-grove
Twitter
eegrove
Profile link
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/ellengrove/
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Name
Erwin van der Koogh
Bio

Erwin is the founder of Bitgenics.io, a hosting platform for Single Page Apps. In the late '90's, Erwin was introduced to XP as a software developer and has since filled every imaginable Agile delivery role – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Architect, Coach and, most recently, as a Scrum.org-certified Professional Scrum Trainer. He has worked with organisations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies all over the world.

He regularly speaks at conferences in Australia, Europe, and the US on his current passion: the intersection of Agile, complexity, technology and business.

Description
Principal Consultant @ Bitgenics
Website
https://confengine.com/user/erwin-van-der-koogh
Twitter
evanderkoogh
Profile link
http://linkedin.com/in/evanderkoogh
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Name
Evan Leybourn
Bio

Evan pioneered the field of Agile Business Management; applying the successful concepts and practices from the Lean and Agile movements to corporate management. He keeps busy as a senior IT executive, business management consultant, non-executive director, conference speaker, internationally published author and father. 

Evan is known for getting things done by bringing enthusiasm, energy and humour to motivate people and drive his clients corporate objectives. He has a passion for building effective and productive organisations, filled with actively engaged and committed staff while ensuring high-levels of customer satisfaction. Evan's experiences when holding executive and board positions in both private industry and government has driven his passion for lean business management and he regularly speaks on these topics at local and international industry conferences.

As well as writing "Directing the Agile Organisation", Evan currently consults to organisations around Australia and SE Asia on Agile management and governance.

 

Description
Author @ Directing the Agile Organisation
Website
https://confengine.com/user/evan-leybourn
Twitter
eleybourn
Profile link
http://au.linkedin.com/in/evanleybourn/
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Name
Fabiola Eyholzer
Bio

Fabiola Eyholzer is an Expert and Thought Leader in Lean | Agile People Operations – the 21st century HR approach – and CEO of Just Leading Solutions LLC, a New York based consultancy for Agile HR.

As trusted advisor she helps national and international key players in various industries to accelerate their agile transformation by focusing on their crucial asset: their people. Her expertise builds on 20 years in Management Consulting with 15+ years in Human Resources with key expertise in Compensation & Performance Management and 5+ years thereof in Agile HR.

Fabiola graduated in Business Administration with majors in Finance & Controlling and holds an MBA degree in International Business. She is a certified SAFe® SPC 4.0 & CSPO. She is a regular guest lecturer at European University (Bachelor and Master programs) and has a history of speaking engagements with audiences of up to 500+ attendees, and was invited for a DAF TV interview on the impact of Agile on financial markets at NASDAQ, New York.

Feel free to connect with Fabiola via Twitter @FabiolaEyholzer or LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/fabiolaeyholzer)

Description
CEO @ Just Leading Solutions
Website
https://confengine.com/user/fabiola-eyholzer
Twitter
FabiolaEyholzer
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabiolaeyholzer
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Ganga Kumar
Bio
Description
Product Guy @ Helion Ventures
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ganga-kumar
Twitter
ganjeez
Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/gangakumar
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Name
Gopinath Ramakrishnan
Bio

Gopinath has nearly 20 years of experience in software process and quality domain.His expertise in this field is backed up by strong background and prior hands-on work in diverse areas software development, project management, customer support, R & D, technical sales and academic research.

Gopinath used to work for Freescale Semiconductor, Hewlett Packard, & Intergraph Consulting where he planned and led several process transformation initiatives that were based on both Agile and Traditional frameworks. He was also involved in providing process consulting and training services to external and internal clients in the organizations he worked for.


Since 2010 as an Independent Consultant, Gopinath has provided consulting, coaching and training services on Scrum and other Agile Methodologies as well as on classic process and project management frameworks like CMMI to his clients which include ESI Group, Waveaxis, Samsung R&D Institute, CISCO,  Tesco,  Sony India Software Center, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Nykkos Technologies, CoStrategix Technologies, Infinite Computer Solutions.
He has also collaborated and delivered his services through Agile consulting firms like RippleRock(UK) ,Practice Agile(India) & Opcord(India).

Gopinath strives to create, deploy and nurture comprehensive process transformation solutions that are innovative, pragmatic, scalable and aligned to the client’s business goals.

A Ph.D and M.Tech (Mech.) from IIT Madras and B.E. (Mech.) from, NITK Surathkal, Gopinath is also a Certified ScrumMaster (Scrum Alliance) ,an Advanced Communicator–Bronze (Toastmasters International),and a Professional Member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

 

Description
Agile Consultant @ rgopinath.com
Website
https://confengine.com/user/gopinath-ramakrishnan-1
Twitter
gpnth
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/in/gopinathr
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Name
Guillaume Duquesnay
Bio

Guillaume is a jack of all trade and a passionate storyteller.
He relentlessly crosses his various experiences, from roleplaying game to non profit organization involvement, or professionally as a coder, consultant or coach. Always on new stuff, challenging his beliefs, he makes connections, trying to see core principles through things and refining his knowledges.
As a playful mind and a fine observer of small things, he is not shy of getting offbeat or wild during his sessions when he wants to share his discoveries.

Description
Agile Coach @ Giom Consulting
Website
https://confengine.com/user/guillaume-duquesnay
Twitter
duquesnay
Profile link
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiT-LjVptvKAhUElJQKHfsnDukQFggdMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhk.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fguillaume-duquesnay-39557a%2Ffr&usg
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Hiren Doshi
Bio

Hiren Doshi is a scrum.org Trainer and Agile Coach and CEO at Practice Agile and is living a passion of being an Enterprise Agile Coach & Trainer. Hiren takes immense pride in successfully leading agile transformations for large global organizations like Continuum Managed Solutions, LULU Forex, EMC Corporation, Tesco.com, Germin8 and RSA.

He has over 21 years of rich professional software development experience in Storage, Online Retail & e-commerce, BFSI, and Big Data domains. Hiren is one of the best trainers and coach in the Agile Community and the references and recommendations for his work says it all. He has trained over 2500 students and over 30 organizations on Agile / Scrum.

Hiren graduated with a M.S in computer science from UMASS, Lowell and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune. He is also an Avid blogger, and a sought after guest speaker at various Agile conferences.

When Hiren is not working he likes to spend time with his wife and 2 lovely daughters.

Description
Scrum.org Trainer and Coach @ Practice Agile
Website
https://confengine.com/user/hiren-doshi
Twitter
practiceagile
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/doshih
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Name
Howard Deiner
Bio

Howard Deiner is an Agile coach who works with individuals, teams, and organizations to help them achieve their business objectives. He has a varied background spanning 41 years in the industry, with extensive domain knowledge in commercial software, aerospace, and financial services. He has played many of the roles in the development arena, such as developer, analyst, team lead, architect, and project manager.

When not mentoring and developing organizations, he has also dabbled in the executive office, and wears the battle scars of the DotCom revolution proudly. He has applied the principles of Agile and XP Development in teams both large and small, for in-house as well as commercial environments, both in an organic setting, as well as the ordained setting. Howard has educated dozens of teams, and made Agile principles come to life in many settings.

Howard has degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from SUNY at Stonybrook, as well as a Juris Doctor from Thomas M Cooley School of Law. Howard is a long standing member of the ACM and IEEE.

Description
Agile Process and Technical Practices Coach @ SolutionsIQ
Website
https://confengine.com/user/howard-deiner
Twitter
HowardDeiner
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/howard-deiner/3/515/778/
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Name
James Shore
Bio

James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He is a recipient of the Agile Alliance's Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice, co-author of /The Art of Agile Development/, and host of "Let's Code: Test-Driven JavaScript." In 2012, InfoQ named him as one of the "most influential people in Agile." You can find his screencasts at letscodejavascript.com and essays at jamesshore.com.

Description
Consultant @ Titanium I.T. LLC
Website
https://confengine.com/user/james-shore
Twitter
jamesshore
Profile link
https://github.com/jamesshore
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Name
Jas Chong
Bio

Over 15 years in change and organisation development. I’ve started in the recruitment and talent management industry in different operational areas of change, I intervene and connect technology teams with human resources ensuring change in technological strategy is accompanied by people strategy. In both technology projects and organisation development projects, I combine the practices of agile and systemic thinking in my approach. In all instances, people remain central to my work and core to my belief.

Having been living and working in Paris for over 10 years, I have recently returned to Singapore. And I look forward to getting to know the agile community in Asia. 

Description
Agile coach / Scrum Master @ IBM
Website
https://confengine.com/user/jas-chong-1
Twitter
Profile link
https://fr.linkedin.com/in/jas-chong-2931b71
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Name
Cheezy
Bio

Chief technology officer and co-founder of Tango, Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan has been teaching classes and coaching teams on agile and lean techniques since early 2004. Most of his work has focused on the engineering practices used by developers and testers. For the past few years he has experienced great success and recognition for his work focused on Continuous Delivery. He has authored several popular Ruby gems used by software testers and is the author of the book, Cucumber & Cheese.

Description
Co-founder and Continuous Delivery Coach @ Tango
Website
https://confengine.com/user/jeff-cheezy-morgan-1
Twitter
chzy
Profile link
https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-morgan/2/a51/918
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Name
Jeronimo Palacios
Bio

Jerónimo is a Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and an Agile Coach. He supports small & large organisations transition from process-centric to value-centric systems, working at strategic level with top management and C-execs as well as functional teams to make transformations happen using frameworks like Nexus and SAFe.

He focuses on people, energising organisations by pointing to barriers in communication while supporting individuals to create new ways of working as the key factor to sparking cultural change. He has a proven track record of successes in Banking & Finance, Startups, Telco, Government & Technology and owns a portfolio of techniques and frameworks to achieve these aspirations, that include Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Scrumban, Continuous Integration and Continuous delivery, Lean startup, User Story Mapping, Agile portfolio & release mapping.

He has a solid technical background that encompasses Software Development, DevOps and Product Management; has served as Scrum Master & Product Owner

Description
Professional Scrum Trainer @ Scrum.org
Website
https://confengine.com/user/jeronimo-palacios-1
Twitter
giropa832
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeronimopalacios
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Name
Jez Humble
Bio

Jez Humble is co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O'Reilly, 2015). He has consulted for many Global 500 companies to help them achieve technical excellence and deploy a culture of experimentation and learning. His focus is on helping organizations discover and deliver valuable, high-quality products. He is co-founder of consulting company Humble, O'Reilly & Associates, and teaches at UC Berkeley.

Description
Owner @ Jez Humble & Associates LLC
Website
https://confengine.com/user/jez-humble-1
Twitter
jezhumble
Profile link
http://continuousdelivery.com/talks/
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Name
Jutta Eckstein
Bio

Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.

Jutta has recently co-written (actually pair-written) with John Buck a book on Company-wide Agility. This book focuses on synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agility.

Description
Coach, Consultant, Trainer @ self-employed
Website
https://confengine.com/user/jutta-eckstein
Twitter
JuttaEckstein
Profile link
http://de.linkedin.com/in/juttaeckstein
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Name
Kalpesh Shah
Bio

Kalpesh Shah CSM, SPC is Enterprise Agile Coach with over 7 years of experience in creating and working with different shapes and sizes of Agile teams. He has worked with organizations ranging from Fortune 50 companies to startups, helping them make the transition to Agile way of working, implementing Agile at Scale, employ Lean Product Development approaches and instill Lean Startup mindset. As a monk on a spiritual journey, he is also on a journey of discovering, learning and implementing different agile techniques to create happier teams which in turn create better products, his version of enlightenment! 

His latest passion is Culture Hacking through continuous experimentation which will promote innovative thinking, extend openness, embody rationality, and bring design thinking into teams. 

Description
Enterprise Agile Coach @ IntraEdge Inc.
Website
https://confengine.com/user/kalpesh-shah
Twitter
AgileBrightSpot
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kalpesh-shah-spc-csm-pmp/53/740/260
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Name
Kamlesh Ravlani
Bio

Kamlesh Ravlani is an Agile Coach, practitioner and a trainer. Kamlesh has extensive hands-on experience helping organizations global, large and small with their Agile and Lean transformations. Kamlesh provides Agile-Lean coaching and training. Kamlesh is passionate about improving the way organizations function and deliver value to their customers. He collaborates with Agile coaches and trainers worldwide to evangelize Agile mindset and practices. Kamlesh belives in building collaborative communities. He gives back to the community via organizing and faciliating Scrum and Agile events, mentoring, speaking at user groups and conferences.

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Agile Coach and Trainer @ Agile For Growth LLC
Website
https://confengine.com/user/kamlesh-1
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/ravlani
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Kavin Bharti Mittal
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Kavin Bharti Mittal is the Founder and CEO of Hike Messenger, the only communication app built out of India. With over 100 million users exchanging over 40 billion messages per month as of January 2016, Hike is by far the second largest messaging app in the country.

Kavin launched Hike in December 2012 and since, have had investments in the company from Bharti, SoftBank, Tiger Global and some of Silicon Valley’s top tech veterans. With a focused India strategy, Hike Messenger is a new kind of messaging app that simplifies how people connect with others and will change the way they interact with content and services on mobile. As someone whose passion lies in creating top class teams and building products for the mobile first Indians, Kavin believes that messaging will do for mobile what the browser did for the desktop times a 100.

Prior to Hike, Kavin founded AppSpark at the age of 20, to explore possibilities of services on mobile applications. In 2009, AppSpark launched ‘Movies Now’ in partnership with movietickets.com, the first ever movie ticketing app on the iPhone that would go on to change the way consumers bought movie tickets on the go. Later, Apple recognized Movies Now as 'One of the 10 Essential Movie Goer Apps' for the iPhone due to its focus on user experience and design.

Kavin completed his Masters in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Management (M.Eng.) from Imperial College, London. During his summer breaks at college, he interned at some of the world’s leading companies such as McLaren Racing, Google and Goldman Sachs.

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Founder and CEO @ Hike Messenger
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https://confengine.com/user/kavin-bharti-mittal
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https://in.linkedin.com/in/kavinbhartimittal
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Kiruthika Samapathy
Bio

Kiru Samapathy is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks and has over 9 years of technology consulting experience across Aerospace, Banking, Real Estate, and Telecommunication verticals. She has helped clients achieve tangible business outcomes through implementation of best practices in DevOps such as Automated Testing, Continuous Integration and IasS. Her core expertise includes Microservices, Continuous Delivery, and Cloud. She also has a keen interest in functional programming languages and in the ways these languages can solve complex problems with simpler solutions.

@kirusamapathy

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Sr. Consultant @ ThoughtWorks
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https://confengine.com/user/kiruthika
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiruthika-samapathy-14b09812/
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Krishnan Nair
Bio

I'm founder and CEO of GeekTrust.in - a platform for great developers to meet great opportunities. Before GeekTrust, I was with i2 technologies (now JDA), MBT (now TechMahindra) and ThoughtWorks (for 9 years). I've been in the software industry for more than a decade, and have worked on agile projects in India, US, Australia and the UK. I've been a developer, quality analyst, iteration manager, agile coach & trainer, project manager, and delivery manager.

I am fascinated by the social angle of software development. And believe that technology has only touched the surface of how it can bring people closer. Team dynamics and how relationships influence deliverables from software teams is also something that intrigues me. A team that knows and is inspired by what needs to be done has a much much larger chance of being successful than a team of super-stars. My job has always been to build strong teams, inspire and motivate individuals & teams, while delivering high value for my customers.

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Co-Founder @ GeekTrust.in
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https://confengine.com/user/krishnan-nair
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/nairkrishnan
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Krzysztof Czajka
Bio

I have started my career as software engineer in Motorola. Then I became team leader and team manager. In 2005 I observed first teams working in Agile and Scrum and became fascinated by common sense, simplicity of this people-centric approach. 

When I became a Scrum Master I went a long path, gained a lot of experience trying to get rid some of my PM behaviours. Now I am an advocate of lean process in organizations. Fascinated by human behaviour in thinking organizations.

Cheers,

Krzysztof

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Agile Coach @ Allegro Group Sp. z o.o.
Website
https://confengine.com/user/krzysztof
Twitter
ptoszekPL
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https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=ADEAAAC3TtgBjgjaZMcepYRn9IxHooKsFsmQe1M&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=EZVE&locale=en_US&srchid=120132721441786314431&srchindex=1&srchtotal=17&trk=vsrp_people_
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Leena S N
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A pragmatic & passionate programmer, lean thinker, eXtreme Programming evangelist, hooked into Continuous Delivery and a mother of two lovely angels.

Description
CTO/Programmer @ Good Karma
Website
https://confengine.com/user/leena-s-n
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http://about.me/leenasn
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Manish Bhatia
Bio

Manish Bhatia (Director - Software Development), is currently he is heading the technology division for Amazon Pay balance and emerging payments. During his 7 1/2 yrs tenure at Amazon, he founded and delivered two new Marketplace businesses like 'Amazon Home Services' and 'Amazon Custom' for top-line growth. He has also spearheaded multiple Amazon internal innovations which resulted in top-line and bottom-line growth in the field of Front-End optimizations, Shopping Cart, Checkout, Ordering, Storage, Seller Central, Gift Wrap, Aggregation Services and Operational Excellence. Prior to joining Amazon, Manish has worked for 2 Startups and for companies like FedEx Office and JP Morgan Chase. Manish has a Masters in Computer Science from UT Ohio. 

https://in.linkedin.com/in/manishbhatia

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Director - Amazon Pay balance @ Aamzon.in
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https://confengine.com/user/manish-bhatia
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https://in.linkedin.com/in/manishbhatia
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Manoj Gupta
Bio

Manoj Gupta is Founder/CEO of Craftsvilla.com and was previously Principal at Nexus Venture Partners – an India focused $600 million Fund. Manoj Gupta was also previously board member of mulitple companies including Yebhi.com and Sohanlal Commodities in India before founding Craftsvilla.

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Founder @ Craftsvilla
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https://confengine.com/user/manoj-gupta-1
Twitter
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Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/maggax
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Mathew Aniyan
Bio

Program Manager in Microsoft.

Working on Visual Studio.

Description
Sr. Program Manager @ Microsoft
Website
https://confengine.com/user/mathew-aniyan
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mathew_aniyan
Profile link
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mathew_aniyan
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Matteo Figus
Bio

I'm an italian developer based in London with 15 years of experience on writing code. Now I work at OpenTable, where I write code, I test it, I deploy it and I monitor it. Main interests are node.js, C#, the open-source world, and the dev-ops movement.

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Sr. Software Engineer @ OpenTable
Website
https://confengine.com/user/matteo-figus
Twitter
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https://github.com/matteofigus
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Michael Chik
Bio

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He started freelancing as a web developer at the tender age of 14 and discovered the power of agile and scrum late 2001, shortly after the Agile Manifesto was born. He has been helping people improve the way they work ever since.

As Senior Agile Coach at McKinsey, Michael helps large enterprises to rekindle their entrepreneurial spirit and enables them to adapt to a world of constant change. Based out of Hong Kong, he works with many large Fortune 500 companies all around the world, although his real passion is still working with small and nimble startups.

Michael is passionate about growing the community wherever he goes. He was co-organiser of the London Scrum User Group, founder of Lean Kanban Singapore, contributor to Agile Singapore and is now also co-organiser of Agile Hong Kong.

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Lean & Agile Coach @ McKinsey & Company
Website
https://confengine.com/user/michael-chik
Twitter
arsagilis
Profile link
https://linkedin.com/in/michaelchik
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Doc Norton
Bio

Doc Norton is a software delivery professional working to make the world of software development a better place. His experience covers a wide range of development topics. Doc declares expertise in no single language or methodology and is immediately suspicious of anyone who declares such expertise.

A frequent and well rated international speaker, Doc is passionate about helping others become better developers, working with teams to improve delivery, and building great organizations. In his role at OnBelay, Doc is provided opportunities to realize his passion every day.

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CEO & Founder @ OnBelay
Website
https://confengine.com/user/michael-doc-norton
Twitter
DocOnDev
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/docondev
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Mukta
Bio

Mukta has served the software industry as a technology geek, developer and devops enthusiast. She has varied experience across multiple technology stacks. She combines creativity with technology to contribute to the fast paced world of innovation! 

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CEO @ Crevise
Website
https://confengine.com/user/mukta
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/muktaa
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Naresh Jain
Bio

Developer...Consultant...Conference Producer...Startup Founder…struggling to stay up-to-date with technology innovation. Null Process Evangelist.

Naresh Jain is an internationally recognized Technology & Product Development Expert. Over the last decade, he has helped streamline the product development practices at many Fortune 500 companies like Google, Amazon, JP Morgan, HP, Siemens Medical, GE Energy, Schlumberger, Ford, EMC, CA Technologies, to name a few clients. These days, he is more focused on engineering excellence and product innovation. In a nutshell, hire him as a consultant/mentor, if your entire organization wants to move beyond the Agile and Lean mindset. Learn more about his expert services.

Naresh Jain's Startup Icons

Currently, Naresh is building two tech-startup and mentoring various other startups in India. Part of his time is also dedicated to helping Software companies as an Agile/Lean Coach/Consultant. From Organizational Transformation to enhanced Developer productivity, Naresh helps organizations embrace, scale, sustain and go beyond the essential Agile and Lean thinking.

Agile Software Community of India

Naresh started the Agile movement in India by creating the Agile Software community of India, a registered non-profit society to evangelize Agile, Lean and other Leading-Edge Software Development methods in India. He is responsible for creating and organizing 100+ international conferences including the Functional Conf, Open Data Science Conference, Simple Design And Testing Conference (SDTConf), Agile Coach Camp, Selenium Conf India, Appium Conf, jQuery and Open Web Conference and Eclipse Summit India. He started many Agile User Groups including TechJam, Agile Philly User Group, and groups in India.

In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2007 the Agile Alliance awarded Naresh with the Gordon Pask Award for contributions to the Agile Community.

Learn more about Naresh at https://nareshjain.com

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Founder @ ConfEngine.com
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https://confengine.com/user/naresh-jain
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/nareshjain
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Naveen Kumar Singh
Bio

I am a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and agile coach. Having 20 years of experience in software development. I have been practicing Scrum, Lean, XP and Kanban for long and prefer to promote lean product development within software development group as much as possible.

I like XP and agile engineering practices and support development team in learning and adopting those practices such as Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Pair Programming, DevOps, Emergent Design, and Specification by Examples, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Agile Testing etc.

Description
Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) @ agilemania.com
Website
https://confengine.com/user/naveen-kumar-singh-1
Twitter
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Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/naveenkumarsingh1
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Nicole Forsgren
Bio

Nicole Forsgren is an IT impacts expert who shows leaders how to unlock the potential of technological change in their organizations. Best known for her work with tech professionals and as the lead investigator on the State of DevOps study, she is a consultant, expert, and researcher in knowledge management, IT adoption and impacts, and DevOps. She is the Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics at Chef and an Academic Partner at the Social Analytics Institute at Clemson University. In a previous life, she was a professor, researcher, and hardware performance analyst.

She holds a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. She has consulted and advised Fortune 50 Companies, startups and government agencies, and has been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF). Her work has been featured in various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and InfoWeek.

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Director, Organizational Performance & Analytics @ Chef
Website
https://confengine.com/user/nicole-forsgren
Twitter
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Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolefv
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Name
Nitin Ramrakhyani
Bio

Nitin is a passionate Product Leader and Lean/ Agile evangelist. Nitin currently leads a team of highly passionate Product Managers at ADP, who together manage more than a bn $ portfolio of compliance solution offerings at ADP, a fortune 500 organization providing HCM solutions. In his previous role, Nitin was managing a bunch of products at Tesco, one of the top retailers based out of UK. He has also helped build and scale Commonfloor, a leading real-estate portal in India.

Nitin has presented at various conferences and local agile meetups and has been a part of Agile India conference organizing team since 2012. He also co-founded Limited WIP Society - India Chapter and striving to increase the awareness of Lean/ Kanban methods in India.

An avid learner, reader, occasional blogger, his area of interests are Agile Product Management, UI/ UX design, Lean/ Kanban, productivity apps and chasing new ideas/ innovation/ gadgets.

Description
Group Product Manager @ ADP India Ltd.
Website
https://confengine.com/user/nitin-ramrakhyani
Twitter
nitinr30
Profile link
http://in.linkedin.com/in/nitinramrakhyani/
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Paul Stack
Bio

Paul Stack is a London based infrastructure engineer. Paul has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration and continuous delivery and why they should be part of what developers do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is just as important as its development. Paul’s newest passion is the DevOps movement and how this helps not just development and operations but the entire business and it’s customers.

Description
Infrastructure Engineer @ BMC Software Inc
Website
https://confengine.com/user/paul-stack
Twitter
stack72
Profile link
https://github.com/stack72
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Pavel Dabrytski
Bio

 Pavel Dabrytski is an Agile Coach and Trainer at IQ Business. He has extensive experience in Agile coaching in financial institutions and also in distributed Scrum teams. He delivered over 60 Scrum training courses over the last two years and trained more than a thousand delegates. Pavel was also the chair of the latest regional Scrum Gathering conference in South Africa. Currently he explores topics on Lean Thinking, Organisational Culture Change and Financial models behind Agile projects.

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Agile Coach @ Think Agile
Website
https://confengine.com/user/pavel-dabrytski
Twitter
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http://linkedin.com/in/paveldabrytski
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Name
Prasanna Kumar Jagannathan
Bio

Technology leader (MBA IIMA and MS USA) with  expertise in software delivery, stakeholder and customer relationship management, project and people management,  and creating software solutions which maximize top line and bottom line growth

Description
Head @ Software
Website
https://confengine.com/user/prasanna-kumar-jagannathan
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Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/prasannakjagannathan
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Pratik Patel
Bio

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo (http://www.triplingo.com/). He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, "Java Database Programming with JDBC." He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ….. well everything except Perl.

Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

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CTO @ TripLingo
Website
https://confengine.com/user/pratik-patel
Twitter
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Profile link
http://github.com/prpatel
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Raghu Kashyap
Bio

I am the Co-Founder and CTO at Intentwise. I am responsible for the Technology vision and development of marketing analytics and optimization platform at Intentwise. At Intentwise we build innovative suite of solutions to help our customers in the areas of Marketing and Analytics through unique algorithms that we have built to identify the customer intent.

In my past life I was the Managing Director and Head of Orbitz India center and where I helped build core products and features that powered our multiple online brands. I also helped build the Data Infrastructure and Analytics platform for Orbitz to support many PB of travel data

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CTO @ Intentwise
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https://confengine.com/user/ragskashyap
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ragskashyap
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raghukashyap
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Name
Raj Indugula
Bio

Raj is a versatile Agile Coach (Process & Engineering), and professional trainer with 20 years of experience in delivering IT solutions across the public and private sectors, at startups as well as Fortune 100 companies.  An early adopter of Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum, he has over 13 years of hands-on experience with the pragmatic application of Agile processes and XP-inspired code quality practices, and coaching teams on the adoption of Lean-Agile-DevOps practices.  He has helped develop all roles, from executive leadership to engineering teams, in lean software development, process frameworks, product ownership, and agile engineering and testing practices.

Raj’s expertise and passion spans organizational Lean-Agile-DevOps maturity assessment and improvement planning, agile program and portfolio management, agile software development using Scrum, Kanban, XP, BDD/ATDD, and clean code practices.

Currently, he's advancing the Agile transformation at a large GSE associated with the U.S. housing market in Virginia.  He has an M.S. in Computer Science.  He has certifications with Scrum Alliance, ICAgile and the Scaled Agile academy.    

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VP, Technology @ LitheSpeed
Website
https://confengine.com/user/raj-indugula
Twitter
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rajindugula
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Raj Karunakaran
Bio

Raj Karunakaran has extensive experience in leading HR for organizations undergoing start-up, turnaround, realignment and sustaining growth phase, in diverse industries like Information Technologies, Financial Services, Health Care and Telecom.

Raj currently heads HR function for Healthcare R&D organization at Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore. He is also the HR transformation partner helping Philips R&D groups globally to become Agile, leading the work on building the competency framework, role definitions, performance management model, change management process etc for teams to transition to an agile culture.

Raj is an ICF accredited Leadership Coach and a certified SAFe Agilist

Description
Director - Human Resources @ Philips
Website
https://confengine.com/user/raj-karunakaran
Twitter
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Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-karunakaran-953492?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
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Rajat Talwar
Bio

Full stack engineer.

6 years of experience in mobile and web technologies.

Co-founded delvelogic.com(a software consulting firm) 6 years back.

Have worked with Amazon under "Ecommerce Platform Services" for almost 2 years.

Crazy about startup ecosystem and new technologies driving innovation and disruption.

Co-founded poolmyride.com 

Full Stack engineer building confengine.com 

Javascript fanatic and health freak.

 

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Full Stack Dev at confengine.com / Co-founder poolmyride.com @ ConfEngine.com
Website
https://confengine.com/user/rajat-talwar
Twitter
rtalwar26
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/talwarrajat
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Name
Rajeev Banduni
Bio

Rajeev is a recognised visionary, entrepreneur, start-up leader and a strategist. He has been instrumental in successfully growing and scaling numerous companies, both within India and Globally.

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and having seen companies through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes; Rajeev has been instrumental in building growth strategies, raising capital, and thereafter ensured flawless execution and successful exits for leading tech Start-ups. His work includes transforming an Infrastructure Company to a complete IT Solutions and Services provider, which was later acquired by IGate Technologies.

Rajeev has been a growth enabler for companies such as Ilantus Technologies, Computer Associates, Symantec and Gartner Inc, among others.

As Head of Gartner India for over 10 years, Rajeev was instrumental in building and growing a successful business and leading a dynamic team.

Rajeev received his Bachelors of Engineering – Computer Science Degree from Pune University. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters. He is a passionate ultra runner, an avid reader, yoga enthusiast, and continues to write about how Start-up founders can attain total balance by adopting Zen Leadership.

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Co-Founder and CEO @ GrowthEnabler
Website
https://confengine.com/user/rajeev-banduni
Twitter
RajeevBanduni
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=40229778
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Ram Srinivasan
Bio

Ram Srinivasan is a transformation catalyst and works as an Agile coach and trainer. He partners with his clients and uses his expertise in strategy, product management, Innovation Games®, and human psychology to create pragmatic solutions. He regularly conducts public and private training sessions on Agile methodologies, Lean-Kanban systems, coaching, facilitation, and Innovation Games®. 

Ram has a project management background (PMP, CSP, PMI-ACP) and has more than 10 years experience working with start-ups, mid-size and large organizations (e-commerce, media, telecom, finance, and insurance).  He is an Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor, and is also trained as an Organizational Coach (ORSC). His other interests include lean start-ups, complex adaptive systems, change management, gamification, and conflict management.

Ram frequently speaks at local meet-ups as well as international conferences. He believes in contributing to the community and co-leads the webinar team for PMI Agile Community of Practice. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering from The University of Arizona and is currently based out of New Jersey.

Description
Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer @ Independent Consultant
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ram-srinivasan-1
Twitter
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Profile link
http://linkedin.com/in/ramvasan
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Ran Nyman
Bio

Ran is an experienced software professional who has worked since 1995 in professional software development field. First programs he wrote in CP/M operating system using BASIC language in the middle of eighties. Since then he moved to more modern languages like C, C++, and Java. Ran has extensive experience in design patterns, UML, distributed systems, Test Driven Development and Specification by Example, Executable Requirements (also know as Acceptance Test Driven Development).

Currently, Ran is working as a consultant and trainer in process improvement field helping large multinational organizations to move from sequential product development to more agile ways of working. The primary focus has been on how to move big products (over 100 people) to use Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Lean. This work includes giving wide range of trainings, workshops, team coaching and management consulting.

Ran is Certified LeSS Trainer from LeSS Company and Certified Scrum Trainer from Scrum Alliance.

Description
CEO @ Gosei LTD
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ran-nyman
Twitter
ran_nyman
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rannyman
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Name
Rathina
Bio

Rathinakumar is one of the thought leaders in Agile space in India. His 18 years of experience in IT, has seen him donning roles from a developer to project manger to enterprise transformation leader.

He has managed product development releases, introduced agile to several organizations, driven agile adoption at enterprise level.  Over the last 6 years he has been an agile champion connecting the wonderful world of agile to project teams. As an agile expert, he has helped several organizations build agile practices and embrace agile methods and deliver customer delight. He has coached scores of agile teams to become high-performance teams. He has been mentoring agile coaches.    

He has authored several whitepapers and presented insights in seminars, conferences and organizations on variety of agile topics that add value to them.

A sought-after speaker in Agile Conferences and Project Management Conferences across the country, Rathina works with Intuit as their enterprise agile transformation leader. 

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Agile Leader @ Intuit
Website
https://confengine.com/user/rathina
Twitter
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rathinakumar
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Ravi Kumar
Bio

Hands-on agile practitioner with application development and delivery experience helping customers and organizations implement agile/lean processes and practices for achieving delivery excellence.

Agile to me is a philosophy more than a software methodology or framework. I am a Sr. Coach/Consultant at AgileFAQs and I help teams in implementing and maturing agile/lean practices for large engagements/projects. I come from the application development and delivery background primarily in the Financial Services space with 5+ years of engineering and development work experience at Deutsche Bank, USA in Mortgage and Investment Banking group. I have played various roles as a Coach, Consultant, Trainer, Scrum Master, Manager, Architect and Developer with expertise to help organizations and teams transform to implement agile/lean methods. My IT industry experience spans over 16 years with the last 6 plus years in leading and growing agile and lean practices.

Description
Sr. Consultant @ AgileFAQs Tech
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ravi-kumar
Twitter
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ravi-kumar/18/936/36a
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Richard Knaster
Bio

Richard has over 25 years experience in software development in roles ranging from developer to executive and has been involved in Agile for well over a decade.  Prior to joining Scaled Agile Inc., Richard worked at IBM where his career spanned from Product Line Management (PPM domain) and Professional Services to Chief Methodologist, Agile and Lean. In his most recent role at IBM, Richard helped Customers and IBMers world wide become more agile by addressing the most difficult challenges, from scaling agile methods and software delivery practices, through organizational and cultural change. Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist. He is also a certified SPC, PSM, Agile Certified Practitioner, PMP and a contributor to the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and PMI Portfolio/Program Management standards.

Description
SAFe Fellow, Principle Consultant @ Scaled Agile Inc.
Website
https://confengine.com/user/richard-knaster
Twitter
richardknaster
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rknaster
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Richard Sheridan
Bio

Richard Sheridan is the CEO, Chief Storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations.

Rich knew at 13 years old what he was going to do the rest of his career when he typed in a two-line program into a Teletype and the computer came back and typed back “HI RICH”. He was hooked. A year later, after having typed the entire Baseball Register into the computer, he won an international gaming contest for what would now be termed Fantasy Baseball. The amazing thing is that this all happened by 1972.

In 1973, Rich landed his first job as a programmer, creating the first email system at the Macomb Intermediate School District, a decade before the term email would even be close to a household word. He couldn’t believe people would pay him to do something he just loved to do as a hobby.

The Slide from Joy to Fear

He went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and then followed that by earning his Master’s degree in computer engineering. After graduating, he worked his way through a number of Ann Arbor technology companies, ending up at Interface Systems. At the midpoint of his career rise, he wanted out. He no longer experienced the joy that had first drawn him to programming as a kid. His work life was filled with weekends away from family, disappointed colleagues and projects that were always in trouble.

After being promoted to VP of Software Development, Rich was inspired to pursue a lasting change in the organization and restore the joy he initially found in his job and industry. His investigation led him to different books, videos, and methodologies that opened his eyes to a new approach for running his team. He was delighted to see lasting change within his team. By early 2001, however, the Internet bubble burst and Interface System’s new Silicon Valley parent company shuttered every remote office it had. The beautiful, high-flying experiment that Rich and his team had run was over. For the first time in a thirty-year technical career, Rich was without a job.

Joy Again

Rich knew that he had been on to something at Interface Systems. He had learned how to build a great team with a joyful culture. So he decided to do it again by starting his own company with three partners. On June 12, 2001 Menlo Innovations LLC was born. He and his partners decided that the company’s purpose would be to bring joy to the world through software, and to teach this method to others. Rich was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2003, sharing his “hire yourself” story with the world.

Menlo has gone on to win the Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for eight straight years and has earned five revenue awards from Inc. magazine. Rich spends the majority of his time sharing the Menlo Way through teaching classes, leading tours, speaking at conferences and mentoring entrepreneurs in the community and sharing joy!

Description
CEO @ Menlo Innovations
Website
https://confengine.com/user/richard-sheridan
Twitter
menloprez
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Sanjiv Augustine
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Sanjiv Augustine is an entrepreneur, industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant and trainer.

With 25 years of industry experience and 15+ years of agile and lean experience, Sanjiv has served as a trusted advisor to executives and management at leading firms including:  Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic and Nationwide Insurance.  He is the author of the book Managing Agile Projects (Prentice Hall 2005) and several publications including Transitioning to Agile Project Management and The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery. He is the founder and moderator of the Lean Startup in the Enterprise Meetup and the Yahoo! Agile Project Management discussion group.  Sanjiv was also a founder and advisory board member of the Agile Leadership Network (ALN), and a founder member of the Project Management Institute’s Agile Community of Practice.

As an in-the-trenches practitioner, he has personally managed agile projects varying in size from five to over one hundred people, served as product sponsor for LitheSpeed products, trained thousands of agile practitioners via workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams.

For more information, see Sanjiv’s website: www.sanjivaugustine.com.

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President @ LitheSpeed LLC
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Scott Ambler
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Scott works with organizations around the world to help them to improve their software processes. He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the project and organizational level. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA)Agile Modeling (AM), and Agile Data (AD) frameworks. He is the (co-)author of several books, including Choose Your WoW, An Executive's Guide to Disciplined AgileRefactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3rd Edition. Scott blogs regularly at DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com and his company’s home page is Disciplined-Agile.com.

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Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach @ Disciplined Agile
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Sean Dunn
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Sean is an internal enterprise agile coach with IHS Inc, working in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining IHS, Sean worked in the defence industry, including working on the ground-control software for the US Army's unmanned aerial vehicles. Sean has 13 years as an Officer in the Canadian Army Reserve, and has deployed to Afghanistan, and likes to point out that the military is far more Agile than is often assumed. Sean has spoken at several Agile conferences, including the Global Scrum Gathering New Orleans, Agile India, and co-authored an experience report for Agile 2015. He has a strong interest in the relationship between Agile and leadership.

IHS is a global company with over 8000 employees that provides information and analytics to multiple industries, including energy, automotive, electronics, aerospace and chemicals.

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Enterprise Agile Coach @ IHS Markit
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https://confengine.com/user/sean-dunn
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Shane Hastie
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Shane Hastie joined ICAgile in 2017 as the Director of Agile Learning Programs. He has oversight in the strategic direction and expansion of ICAgile’s learning programs, including maintaining and extending ICAgile’s learning objectives, providing thought leadership and collaborating with industry experts, and supporting the larger ICAgile community, which includes more than 100 Member Organizations and over 65000 ICAgile certification holders.

Over the last 30+ years Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives. He spent 15 years as a professional trainer and consultant specialising in Agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements, testing and methodologies for SoftEd in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Not only does Shane have a wealth of practical experience, he also has an impressive range of qualifications. He holds a Masters degree in Information Management (MIM), is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), is ISTQB Foundation certified (CTFL), and is also a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and an ICAgile Certified Expert in Business Product Ownership (ICE-PO).

Over and above his many and varied training and consulting activities, Shane is also active within the Business Analysis and Agile communities. He is a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), and was a board member of the Agile Alliance from 2011 until 2016. Most recently he has brought his passion for all things Agile to his involvement in the IIBA® working group which created the Agile extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) and was part of the Core Team who produced Version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®). He was a reviewer for the PMI-PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide.

Shane is the Lead Editor for Culture & Methods on www.InfoQ.com

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Director of Agile Learning Programs @ International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile.com)
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https://confengine.com/user/shane-hastie
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Simon Cohen
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Simon Cohen has been working with software and software engineers for the past eighteen years. He's managed in companies from three person startups to eighty thousand person multinationals. He now works at Spotify NYC, where he is a servant leader responsible for helping a team of engineers be happy and become more awesome.

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Chapter Lead @ Spotify
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https://confengine.com/user/simon-cohen
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Siraj Sirajuddin
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Siraj Sirajuddin (SIRAJ), SPCT4, MBA - has been working with very large offshore scaled agile engagements since 2012. He has been in the Indian offshore development advisory business since 1992. He is one of the very few global SAFe SPCTs (Scaled Agile Framework/SPCTrainers) and he is India’s first SAFe Program Consultant & Trainer (SPCT4).

Siraj has trained more than 200+ SPCs in India and several thousand scaled agile professionals all over the world. He is the Founder of The Temenos Effect and hosts the annual Temenos Effect Gatherings in Bengaluru India and Boston USA.

He founded Temenos in 2012 after two decades of intense experimentation and deep dives into the challenging work of Enterprise, Agility, Culture & Leadership Transformation. His consulting firm, Temenos+Agility, is India’s premier provider of advanced Scaled Agile training, consulting and advisory for offshore vendors and GICs (Captives). Temenos+Agility is a Gold SPCT partner with Scaled Agile/SAFe and he and his team work with large and complex enterprises all over the world.He travels between India and USA every month leading several large onshore / offshore client engagements and training workshops.

With his 22+ years of experience with people and process improvement, Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large and medium sized organizations from all over the globe. He invented several unique techniques under the Temenos umbrella (Influence Maps, Supplication, Exit & Re-entry, Language of Elegance, The Interview, Clean Slate, Cereal Box, Intensive Collaboration & Discovery) that are now used for managing strategic plans and scaling operations / projects at various client locations.

Siraj completed his MBA in 1992 from BIM, Trichy and he continues to learn every second! He loves poetry, travel, music, books and being with people. He brings tremendous energy and passion to every engagement (woo hoo!).

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Co-Founder @ Temenos+Agility
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https://confengine.com/user/siraj-sirajuddin
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/siraju
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Smita Mishra
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Smita Mishra is the CEO and Chief Test Consultant at QAzone Infosystems, which is a software testing organization. She is a test professional who has spent over 14 years practicing testing and leading test efforts of varying sizes, cutting across all key domains and technologies. In past, she has worked with multiple organizations, likes of - HCL Technologies Ltd, Fidelity Investments, Nucleus Software Exports Ltd, Churchill Insurance (Now RBS) and led multi-million dollars testing projects, set up and maintain test centers for her customers.

In her current role, she is involved in creating test teams, managing testing for software companies, leading the overall test strategy for them. She specializes in driving Testing in the right business contexts. She supports her customers in identifying the risks their applications are carrying and / or passing on further to their end customers, through carefully crafted skills of software testing.

She also engages with different forums to assist growth for women in her field and otherwise too.

She can be found on Twitter at @smitapmishra. She write blogs http://wordpress.smitamishrablog.com
Linkedin Profile : http://www.linkedin.com/in/smitapmishra

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CEO @ QAZone Infosystems
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Sneha Jain
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I am a co-founder at GeekTrust, a curated recruitment platform for top-notch developers.

Prior to GeekTrust, I was a Senior Business Analyst at ThoughtWorks for 6 years. I gained global industry experience, having worked in multiple locations such as US, UK, Singapore and India with extensive experience in the field of business analysis, project management, product visioning, agile process consulting, user experience and design. In my role at ThoughtWorks, I acted as a trusted agile consultant to CXOs in enterprises in India, UK and Singapore.

I hold a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) from RV college, Bangalore.

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Co-founder @ GeekTrust
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https://confengine.com/user/sneha-jain
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https://in.linkedin.com/in/snehajain88
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sripriya thinagar
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Priya Thinagar is a Senior Director and Technologist with Manhattan Associates, specializing in Supply Chain Management Software. Priya has been brought into organizations to lead agile transformation, resulting in a high performing team and culture that thrives on self-empowerment. Her teams are recognized for running on their own. She believes in "Winning together" coaching her teams to excel in delivering with the highest quality, frequently. She has been brought into organizations with tight deadlines to work with executives and team members alike to educate and drive technological innovation.

Priya has over two decades of experience in the software industry, leading large technology organizations in driving enterprise architecture, application design and development.  She is a frequent speaker at IBM and Agile conferences worldwide. Priya is a technologist at heart, having worked with Spring, Netflix OSS, JBPM, Jrules extensively throughout her career. She has held senior management positions at Bank of America, Premier Healthcare, JDA and Amdocs before joining Manhattan Associates. In her free time, Priya likes to sing, builds mobile apps and train for races. She lives in Atlanta with her husband. 

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Sr. Director @ Manhattan Associates
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https://confengine.com/user/sripriya-thinagar
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/priya-thinagar-b0131967?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
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Stelio Verzera
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Stelio, is passionately curious, fond of value creation and lean thinking.

He is an entrepreneur, coach, consultant and advisor in different scopes of Innovation. Since 1995 he’s been supporting organisations in their understanding and navigation of key evolutionary phases.

His agile approach of continuous improvement has led him to learn and apply some of the most effective practices for surfing complexity, both on the strategic and on the operational levels.

In 2011 he co-founded Cocoon Projects and designed its governance model, today known as LiquidO (www.liquidorganisation.info), in fact launching the first all-in, completely emergent, adaptive organisational framework in Europe.

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Professional Troublemaker @ Cocoon Projects Srl
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https://confengine.com/user/stelio-verzera
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Steve Holyer
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Steve Holyer is a passionate Agilist and experienced trainer, coach and conference speaker. He engages everyone he works with to find new ways to work together and produce quality solutions for their unique business. 

He learned his craft serving as a Scrum Master with multiple teams and organisations, so he knows how to change an organisation from the inside. When Steve leads a workshop it is dynamic, interactive and alive.  He creates a framework for participants to apply their own experience and unique backgrounds to the material in order to create deeper understanding and quicker mastery. 

True to the spirit of the Agile Manifesto, Steve is still uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Born in the USA and based in Zurich, Switzerland. 

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Agile Coach Trainer and Consultant @ Steve Holyer and Associates
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https://confengine.com/user/steve-holyer
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Steve Porter
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Steve Porter is an ALM mentor/coach/trainer who has a strong background in multiple project management styles. Over the past several years, he has focused his efforts on Agile practices in general and the Scrum Framework in particular.

He has recently worked as the Product Owner for TeamPulse, Telerik’s agile project management tool, and before that has filled the Scrum Master role along with the role of Team Member on many Scrum projects. His hands-on experience with all three Scrum roles makes him an excellent presenter and instructor

Steve is currently employed by Scrum.org and works in close collaboration with Ken Schwaber on his mission to improve the profession of software development. He plays an active role in the creation of all Scrum.org training material, and assessments. Most recently, Steve was one of only 8 acknowledged contributors to Ken Schwaber's Nexus framework; a framework for scaled Scrum initiatives.

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Professional Scrum Trainer and Professional Series Manager @ Scrum.org
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https://confengine.com/user/steve-porter
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https://ca.linkedin.com/in/stevevrporter
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Sudipta Lahiri
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A teacher and student of Agile methods and practices.

As the Engineering Head of Digite, I led the development of SwiftKanban, SwiftALM and Digite Enterprise products. Today, SwiftKanban is a one of the Top 5 products in the kanban space. Digite Enterprise has over 200000 users globally. India, companies from Infosys, HCL Technologies, Honeywell, Virtusa, etc., use it to manage and track all their projects across their delivery teams.

In my current role, I help project teams across customer get more agile and implement the Kanban Method. I also manage the Limited WIP Chapters in Bangalore and Pune

As a speaker, I have spoken ay many conferences. These are available on Digite YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb70qNFsfB0 or https://www.youtube.com/embed/M0q3FT-rYG). I also manage the Limited WIP Society Chapters in India.

My blogs are available at http://www.swiftkanban.com/blog/sudipta-lahiri and http://sudi-thoughts.blogspot.com/

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Head of Products and Engineering @ Digite
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https://confengine.com/user/sudipta-lahiri
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/sudiptalahiri
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Sundaresan Jagadeesan
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Leading Program Management functions for 'Scaled Agile Transformation' and actively involved in deployment of Scaled Agile practices across R&D function groups

Mangaing a global pool of 20 Agile coaches.

Responsible for leadership engagement

Leading Community of Practices on - Agile coaching

Responsible for Sharing & Learning ,dissemination of Agile practices from Lead/Mass deployments to other teams within the organization.

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Program Manager @ Philips
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https://confengine.com/user/sundaresan-jagadeesan
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Susan Gibson
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Susan Gibson, Co-Founder, Temenos+Agility

With over thirty years of experience in the tech industry - from developer to management consultant, and pioneering Agile Transformation coach and SAFe Consultant to Temenos Facilitator, Susan consistently seeks ways to bring authenticity and compassion to software and product delivery.

Susan works with Fortune 100 companies using Agile and Temenos to activate change and try cultural transformation. As a Temenos Facilitator, Susan also leads transformative 3-day Temenos Vision Labs that apply these same methods on a more personal level. She is a major contributor to Urban Campfire, G Day For Girls, and the STIA+Temenos Conference, as well as speaking at several organizational development conferences around the world. Her gentle insights are always perceptive and she has a knack for bringing together groups of seemingly incongruent teams.

Susan is a nomad who loves traveling and learning about new cultures by meeting people from all over the world. She enjoys modern art, and seeing live performances of all kinds, including theater, dance, and music.

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Co-Founder @ Temenos+Agility
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https://confengine.com/user/susan-gibson
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https://www.linkedin.com/susangibson62
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Tathagat Varma
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freethinker...

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Founder @ Thought Leadership
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https://confengine.com/user/tathagat-varma
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Timothy Fitz
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Timothy Fitz is an author, speaker and mentor on software development topics, most commonly known for coining and evangelizing Continuous Deployment.

Timothy Fitz was the CTO of Canvas Networks, a web-based image sharing and editing startup. Previously he was a Technical Lead at IMVU Inc, the original Lean Startup.

Timothy was one of the many regular volunteers that helps run SuperHappyDevHouse, a party in Silicon Valley for hackers and thinkers, and is working to spread the hacker ethos to his new home in Austin, TX.

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Software Consultant @ Timothy Fitz
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https://confengine.com/user/timothy-fitz
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http://github.com/TimothyFitz
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Venkatraman L
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Venkat has 17 years of IT experience with rich exposure in Program and Project Management using Agile Scrum, XP, Kanban & Traditional methodologies. As an Agile coach and practitioner, Venkat has led process formulation and adoption across large enterprise teams in his last 2 assignments. He has been an Agile Practitioner for the last 11+ years across various product development and product engineering roles.

Venkat is now an Associate Director with Cognizant. He currently manages the onsite delivery for a large Airline partner based out of UAE in their Agile & Digital Transformation. Prior to Cognizant, he was playing the role of Specialist - Portfolio Management at Sidra Medical & Research Center, a super-speciality hospital under construction in Doha, Qatar. In the role, reporting into the Manager-Portfolios, he was responsible for setting up the Portfolio Management processes as part of IT PMO. The challenging part was to bring in Agile also into the foray as the organization is moving through heavy change management in multiple areas other than IT. 

During 2011-14, he was the head of the Program Management Office (Technology PMO) at InMobi. As a manager of a Portfolio, he was responsible for managing 100+ concurrent releases across 15 component scrum teams.

He has a good blend of agile exposure across product engineering, web development, enterprise application and platforms through his current and prior roles at AOL India and MindTree Ltd., Venkat is a SAFe Agilist, COBIT5 Foundation Certified IT Governance Professional, PMI-RMP (Risk Management), PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) & Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and MCPM (Master Certificate in Project Management) from SP Jain, Mumbai. Venkat holds a Bachelor in Engineering (B.E), Masters from BITS, Pilani (MS) and an Executive General Management from IIM, Bangalore. Venkat is in the process of certifying CGEIT (Enterprise IT). 

A continuous leaner and conference enthusiast, he also presented a paper on “Portfolio Management through Agile” at the PMI National Conference in Chennai in 2012. He was also the panelist at Sasken’s Project Management Day speaking on Agile and a power panel speaker at PMI Chennai’s Tamilnadu Conference 2013 about Agile PM delivering true value. He has also presented on Governance using Agile in the CII Project Managment Conference. Venkat was recently an invited speaker at Intel's Agile & Lean Summit. He also was the core team member of Agile India 2014 and presented on Scaling Agile at the conference on 26-Feb-14. He also was a speaker at the Agile India 2016 conference held at Bangalore, India. 

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Associate Director, Projects, Digital Engagement Practice @ Cognizant
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Vineed Mathew
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-Working with Philips Innovation Campus for the last 7 years

- Expertise in leveraging lean principles in an agile/scrum setting

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How to use lean principles to enhance your agile teams @ Philips
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Vishal Khandelwal
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I work with small investors to help them become smart, independent, and successful in their investing and personal finance decisions. You can know more about this initiative by visiting www.safalniveshak.com.

I also provide Copywriting, Content Writing, and Blog Writing services to help small and mid-sized financial services companies generate higher website traffic, engagement, conversion, and sales. Visit www.copywriterinindia.com to know how I can help you in your business.

I’m a trained copywriter from American Writers & Artists Inc. (AWAI) and MBA in Finance from the University of Mumbai.

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Founder @ Safal Niveshak
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https://confengine.com/user/vishal-khandelwal
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Vishal Prasad
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Product Development Consultant · ICAgile Authorized Instructor

My expertise spans across Enterprise & Technical Agility - Consulting, Training, and Gamification of your serious business that gets the job done. I'm passionate about it and believe that innovation is a habit that must be cultivated in order to achieve excellence. I help catalyse agility from concept to production by providing visible results much sooner than when organisations work alone.

With a focus on technical practices, I help enterprise leaders understand Agile & Lean philosophies and provide the necessary assistance with their (and their team's) metamorphosis. I love experimenting with new tools & techniques with an attempt to be as cross-functional as possible.

I recently co-founded EnterpriseJoy (Gamifying Enterprise Agility), I'm an organiser of the Pune Business Agility Meetup (#PuneBAM) - the official Pune chapter of the Business Agility Institute, I'm avid reader-speaker-blogger, and an active member of various agility communities.

You can connect with me using my social media handle @AgileMaven over LinkedIn & Twitter.

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Product Development Consultant @ ThoughtWorks
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https://confengine.com/user/vishal-prasad
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Name
Vishweshwar Hegde
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Vishweshwar Hegde (Vishu) is in IT industry for the last 33 years. He has worked in organizations like Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Aeronautical Development Agency, Motorola, Mindtree in various roles like R&D, hardware & software development, project management, delivery management, Quality and Business Excellence. Before joining PM Power Consulting, he was Senior VP & global Head of Business Excellence at Mindtree. Currently he is engaged with multiple organizations in training, coaching & consulting in Agile & DevOps Transformation, Project Management, Delivery Excellence, Mindfulness and Strategic Consulting areas. He is active in industry forums like NASSCOM & BSPIN. He holds a bachelors degree in Electronics & Communication from Mysore University and Masters courses in Computer Science from IISc, Bangalore. His other areas of interest include Trekking, Hindustani Music, practicing Yoga & Homeopathy, study of ancient wisdom and applying it to contemporary management, leadership areas.

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Partner, PM Power Consulting @ PM Power Consulting
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https://confengine.com/user/vishweshwar-hegde
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Name
Wayde Stallmann
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Wayde is an Agile Coach at World Wide Technology.  He has a passion for developing Great Team Players using the same techniques as Improv and Mindfulness teachers. Wayde is a Certified Java Programmer and Certified Scrum Professional.  His hobbies are cycling, chess, improv and introspection.

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Agile Coach @ World Wide Technology
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https://confengine.com/user/wayde-stallmann
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/WaydeStallmann
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Name
Zainab Bawa
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Zainab Bawa is the CEO of HasGeek Media. HasGeek plays an active role in building the developer ecosystem in India by organizing communities (via conferences) and helping developers hone and consolidate their talent (through speaking engagements, opportunities to conduct trainings and workshops and skills development). Zainab is a social scientist by training. Zainab holds a Masters’ degree in Political Science, and a Masters’ diploma in Indian aesthetics. Currently, she curates and organizes some of India’s best technology conferences including Rootconf (on DevOps), The Fifh Elephant (on machine learning and data analytics), and JSFoo (on JavaScript).

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CEO @ HasGeek
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https://confengine.com/user/zainab-bawa
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainabbawa
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