Name
Aino Corry
Bio

Aino Corry is a teacher, a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and teaches retrospectives, OO design, software architecture and development in academia and industry. She also teaches how to teach Computer Science to teachers, and thus lives up to the name of her company; Metadeveloper. In her spare time, she runs and sings (but not at the same time).

Description
Founder @ Metadeveloper
Website
https://confengine.com/user/aino-corry
Twitter
apaipi
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/aino-vonge-corry-9a23801
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Alexandra West
Bio

Alexandra West was born and raised in Florida in the US. She moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University, where she earned a degree in Art History. After graduating, Alex remained in Atlanta and worked in several non-profit and commercial art galleries for a little over ten years. After eventually finding her way to the film and television industry, she is now in her seventh year of working as an art director and production designer creating environments for feature films, television programs, and commercials. Alex is also the Creative Director of a Agile training & coaching firm, Nerd/Noir,  co-founded with husband David Laribee.

Currently, Alex provides art direction and design consulting for a variety of clients, as well as training in Visual Thinking Strategies, or VTS.

Description
Creative Director @ Nerd/Noir
Website
https://confengine.com/user/alexandra-west-1
Twitter
birdsncherries
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-west-24621111
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Name
Andrew Kaufteil
Bio

Andrew is the Senior Director, Growth and Partnerships for Cooper. Here he creates delightful and meaningful experiences for Cooper’s clients, alumni, friends, and followers, and helps Cooper increase its impact on the world. A skilled strategist and generative mastermind, Andrew identifies, manages and leads engagement campaigns across multiple channels to a wide set of audiences.

Before joining Cooper, Andrew had designed engagement programs for a number of organizations, including UCSF, where he served as Executive Director of Alumni Relations, as well as UC Berkeley, The George Washington University, National Defense University, Gratz College, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Andrew is an alum of Macalester College and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Description
Sr. Director, Growth & Partnerships @ Cooper
Website
https://confengine.com/user/andrew-kaufteil
Twitter
akaufteil
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewkaufteil
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Ankur Sambhar
Bio

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Vice President @ J P Morgan
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ankur-sambhar
Twitter
Profile link
http://in.linkedin.com/in/ankursambhar
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Name
Arun Krishnan
Bio

I am  a full stack test engineer with over 16 years of experience in test strategising, designing automation frameworks and building automation infrastructure. I have a deep passion to get deep into system architecture and design.

Description
Director - QE @ Hike Messenger
Website
https://confengine.com/user/arun-krishnan-1
Twitter
Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/arunkrishnan78
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Name
Ashwin Apte
Bio

I have an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University with a focus on Data Science, and an MBA (Operations) from IIM Lucknow and an MSc Electronics from Pune University.

My charter at Hike is to build state of the art micro-targeting capabilities that enable Hike to deliver a deeply engaging custom Hike experience to every user. This involves mining large graphs and real time user analytics to derive insights into user preferences, and using these insights to power a personalization platform. I am also involved in driving the culture of experimentation through the company. My current work interests include graph theory, user modelling and analytics and I also contribute towards product design and UX optimization.

My previous work involved re-defining e-commerce for the world's largest retailer. I have worked with product data to identify what pieces of content will most enhance the customer's purchase experience, structuring the content into its most useful and effective form and making it available on the retailer's website for tens of millions products in real time.

My areas of professional interest include social network analysis, data mining, machine learning and large scale micro-experimentation.

Description
Director of Data Science and Engineering @ Hike Messenger
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ashwin-apte
Twitter
Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/ashwinapte
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Name
Bas Vodde
Bio

Bas Vodde is a coach, programmer, trainer, and author related to modern agile and lean product development. He is the creator of the LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) framework for scaling agile development. He coaches organizations on three levels: organizational, team, individual/technical practices. He has trained thousands of people in software development, Scrum, and modern agile practices for over a decade.

He is the author of Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS, Scaling Agile and Lean Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum and of Practices for Large-Scale Agile and Lean Development, all together with Craig Larman.

Bas works for Odd-e, a company which supports organization in improving their product development, mostly in Asia.

Bas currently lives in Singapore where he ended up after living in Holland (born), China and Finland. He worked in start-ups and in very traditional environments. This last uncomfortable experience convinced him that agile and lean development is a more human way of developing software products -- no matter how large your development is.
He had the opportunity to introduce Agile Development (particularly Scrum) in Nokia Networks (formally NSN) but had to move to Helsinki. There he watched dozens of product groups adopt scrum and other agile practices. The extreme cold in Finland forced him to migrate south and back to China where he focused on one large product group and its Scrum adoption. Bas is interested in Scrum with a special focus on large companies and large product development. But he also enjoyed working on technical practices, especially test-driven development (particularly in embedded environments) and continuous integration. He keeps working as a developer because he strongly believes you need a well-factored code base if you want to be fast and flexible. His hobbies are studies in lean production and quality management and, of course, programming.

Bas is also one of the authors of the CppUTest unit test framework for C/C++ and of Osaka a Mac UI automation framework written in Ruby.

 

Description
Consultant, Speaker, Trainer @ Odd-e
Website
https://confengine.com/user/bas-vodde
Twitter
Profile link
https://sg.linkedin.com/in/basvodde
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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
Chris James
Bio

Chris is an IT executive with more than 20 years of experience in training, certification and education, including international expertise supporting IT change and organization development programs. He has proven leadership in development, deployment and growth of global professional services businesses that build agile IT organization skills and drive rapid program development.

Previously at Rally Software as VP of Customer Success, Chris provided leadership for rapid growth of transformation consulting services, Agile University, Customer Success programs, partner and technical services.

Prior to joining Rally, Chris was a Vice President at Oracle University, where he lead the successful integration of Sun Learning Services following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. It was there that he built his skills in analysis of workforce development and training needs related to major change programs and system integration projects. His earlier role at Sun Microsystems was Senior Director and Chief Learning Officer for Americas, and later Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Chris received his undergraduate degree from Bristol University in the UK and his Computer Science degree from the UK’s Open University.

Originally from the UK, Chris is now based in Boulder, Colorado. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts

Description
President, COO @ Scaled Agile
Website
https://confengine.com/user/chris-james
Twitter
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisjames5/
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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
Dave Thomas
Bio

Dave Thomas, Chief Scientist/CSO, Kx Systems, Co-Founder and past Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), Founder of the Agile Alliance and ACM Distinguished Engineer. Founder and past CEO of Object Technology International (OTI), becoming CEO of IBM OTI Labs after its sale to IBM. With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, he is known for his contributions to Object Technology including IBM VisualAge and Eclipse IDEs, Smalltalk and Java virtual machines. Dave is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated keynote speaker with an impressive breadth of business experience and technical depth. He is a thought leader in large-scale software engineering and a founding director of the Agile Alliance. With close links the R&D community Dave is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University in Canada and held past positions at UQ and QUT in Australia. He has been a business and technical advisor to many technology companies including Kx Systems. Dave is founder and chairman of the YOW! Australia and Lambda Jam conferences, and is a GOTO Conference Fellow.

Description
Chief Scientist @ CSO Kx Systems
Website
https://confengine.com/user/dave-thomas-2
Twitter
daveathomas
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidathomas
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Name
David Hussman
Bio

I dig working within, across, and outside of teams. I work hard to promote innovation and leadership at all levels and I enjoy helping focus on the impact of their work. My hope is people adopt a humble approach to learning about products, services and customers. I would like to see more people assume they need to learn and that they may be wrong. As tools for teaching, I introduce a blended candeneces of product discovery and product delivery, where there is, in the simpler case, one team and two cadences. I've also spent a great deal of time helping multi-team eco-systems learn about customer needs that are within a team or cut across many teams. Since that is a lengthy topic, I'll leave the rest to a conversation that I would enjoy in the near future, face to face or via some decent tech.

Description
Lead Product Geek @ DevJam
Website
https://confengine.com/user/david-hussman
Twitter
davidhussman
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hussman-02144a
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Name
David Laribee
Bio

David Laribee is a product development coach with deep roots in Lean, Agile, XP and Scrum. He believes in the power of collaboration, simplicity and feedback.

Over the last 20 years, David has built teams and products for companies of all shapes and sizes. He’s founded startups and consulted for Fortune 50 enterprises. He’s developed software-intensive products in a wide variety of domains from technology to insurance to beverage distribution to higher education.

Prior to founding Nerd/Noir, David coached the product development team at VersionOne, a market leader in agile project management tools.

Description
CEO @ Nerd/Noir LLC
Website
https://confengine.com/user/david-laribee
Twitter
laribee
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/laribee
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Name
Diane Zajac
Bio

Several years ago, Diane traded a career in corporate America for a life of coaching and she has never looked back. She now uses her 13 years of experience to help groups, from Fortune 50 companies to the U.S. Government, transform their people into high-performing teams. Drawing from kanban, systems thinking and psychology, Diane teaches teams to practically apply an agile mindset, and in the process, find joy in their work again.

As a frequent conference presenter, Diane enjoys connecting with others who share her passion for continuous learning. She co-chaired the Collaboration, Culture & Teams track for Agile 2014-2015 and was a program chair for Agile 2016-2017. She is also on the organizing committee for Agile & Beyond, an annual grassroots conference held near Detroit, MI. Her alter ego makes her thoughts transparent at http://agilesquirrel.blogspot.com/.

Description
Agile Enabler @ OnBelay Consulting
Website
https://confengine.com/user/diane-zajac-woodie
Twitter
AgileSquirrel
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-zajac-86104529/
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Name
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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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
Fennande van der Meulen
Bio

Hi! I am Fennande, living in Amsterdam with my husband and our two teenagers. We believe that being happy at work is the key to successful organizations. Therefore we help companies to work on an organizational culture where people can flourish, be happy and work together in an effective way.

For me personally, having a clear purpose in both life and work is essential to my happiness. And, science supports this view. So, talking and giving workshops about the subject is definitely my favorite thing-to-do!

Description
co founder @ Happy Office
Website
https://confengine.com/user/fennande
Twitter
fennande
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fennande-van-der-meulen/
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Name
Gautam Rege
Bio

Driven by his passion for programming, Gautam co-founded Josh Software with Sethupathi Asokan in 2007. Gautam who still codes religiously leads the India-based Josh Software brand across the world apart from being involved in delivering web solutions for the client partners of the organization. With more than 13 years of experience in the industry, he has handled a wide array of profiles that have helped him sustainable & high-standard web solutions.

He is an ardent promoter of Ruby on Rails and leads many of the brand’s initiatives to promote this framework in India. He helps organize the annual RubyConf India, talks at Ruby Conferences across the world and manages local Ruby meetups.

When not discussing Ruby, he loves talking about entrepreneurship and the importance of starting up young! Apart from being an active voice through his popular blog, Gautam has authored a couple of book on Ruby and Mongo DB.

In his spare time apart from spending time with his family, he is an athlete and loves playing cricket, basketball and soccer when he can. He is always on the look out to fuel his hunger for adventure like skydiving and bungee jumping.

Description
Director @ Josh Software Pvt. Ltd.
Website
https://confengine.com/user/gautam-rege
Twitter
gautamrege
Profile link
http://lanyrd.com/profile/gautamrege/
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Name
George Dinwiddie
Bio

George Dinwiddie helps organizations develop software more effectively. He brings thirty years of development experience from electronic hardware and embedded firmware to business information technology. He helps organizations, managers, and teams solve the problems they face by providing consulting, coaching, mentoring and training at the organizational, process, team, interpersonal, and technical levels. Involved in the Agile community since 2000, he has helped groups ranging from 8 developers to a Fortune 100 company and a half-billion dollar federal program. He is a frequent presenter at conferences such as the Agile conference, Agile Development Practices, and numerous regional and focused conferences, and has been published in print and on-line magazines.

Description
Agile Consultant & Coach, Co-Founder of AgileDC Conference @ iDIA Computing, LLC
Website
https://confengine.com/user/george-dinwiddie
Twitter
gdinwiddie
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gdinwiddie
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Name
Heidi Helfand
Bio

Heidi brings a practitioner approach with 17 years coaching and influencing cross-functional teams. She is currently Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies in Carpinteria, California. Prior to that, she was an early employee at two highly successful startups from roughly 10 team members to 700. The first was ExpertCity, Inc. (acquired by CitrixOnline) where she was on the development team that invented GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. After that she was Principal Agile Coach at AppFolio, Inc., a SAAS workflow software company that went public in 2015.

Description
Director of Engineering Excellence @ Procore Technologies
Website
https://confengine.com/user/heidi-helfand
Twitter
heidihelfand
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidihelfand
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Name
Hugo Messer
Bio

Hugo Messer is a successful entrepreneur with tremendous experience running distributed software development teams. For ten years he has been running Bridge Global, a fully distributed offshore software company with developers all over the world. Based on this experiences he helps other distributed teams collaborate better by organizing workshops. He has written 6 books about managing remote teams. Recently he set up Ekipa.co, an academy to help distributed teams collaborate better.

Hugo is currently living in Bali, Indonesia. He has started Ekipa.co.id, a training and coaching company with the aim of spreading agile and scrum across Indonesia. 

Hugo is CSM and CSP and planning to apply for CST in 2017.

Description
Entrepreneur @ Ekipa.co
Website
https://confengine.com/user/hugo-messer
Twitter
hugomesser
Profile link
https://nl.linkedin.com/in/hugomesser
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Name
Isabel Evans
Bio

Independent quality and testing consultant Isabel Evans has more than thirty years of IT experience in the financial, communications, and software sectors. Her work focuses on quality management, software testing and user experience (UX), She encourages IT teams and customers to work together, via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them. Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing. A popular speaker and story-teller at software conferences worldwide, Isabel is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, Programme Secretary of the BCS SIGiST, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups for over 20 years.

Description
Independent Quality and Testing consultant @ British Computer Society
Website
https://confengine.com/user/isabel-evans
Twitter
IsabelE_Test
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabelevans
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Name
Jeremy Kriegel
Bio

Jeremy Kriegel has been designing great user experiences (UX) for 18 years. Just as we need to understand the needs and context of users to craft a design solution, Jeremy believes that success also requires us to look at the business context to craft an appropriate design process. From start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, as a consultant or on an internal team, he has seen a lot of different scenarios that each required their own approach. He brings this diversity of experience to bear in adapting UX to agile methodologies, finding the balance appropriate for each business. Currently, Jeremy is the UX Lead for The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, a research institution using genomics to accelerate the pace which the world conquers disease.

Description
UX Lead @ The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
Website
https://confengine.com/user/jeremy-kriegel
Twitter
sonarc
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremykriegel
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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
John Buck
Bio

John is a senior leader of GovernanceAlive LLC, a co-director of the nonprofit Center for Dynamic Community Governance, and a board member of Sociocracy For All.

He coauthored (with Sharon Villines) We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy (2nd Edition 2017) and also co-wrote (with Jutta Eckstein) Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (2018). 

John has led dozens of business improvement projects for a variety of organizations, resulting in greater efficiency and increased employee engagement. He believes that such basic values as equality, liberty, and transparency can make our work places dramatically more sustainable, elegant, and profitable.

He excels in customizing solutions to each organization’s particular concerns, work schedules, and professional areas. His clients span the globe and include plastics manufacturers, colleges and universities, long-term care facilities, co-housing groups, and software companies.

Education and credentials

  • Master of Science degree in Quantitative Sociology, The George Washington University
Description
President @ GovernanceAlive LLC
Website
https://confengine.com/user/john-buck-1
Twitter
johnabuck
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-buck-6b276a?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=rHzk&locale=en_US&srchid=18845181479770088819&srchindex=1&srchtotal=349&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A1884
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Name
Joshua Kerievsky
Bio

Joshua is the founder and CEO of Industrial Logic, a pioneering Modern Agile consultancy that improves the software development capabilities of organizations around the globe. In the mid-1990s, Joshua was among a small community of “lightweight methods” practitioners experimenting with better ways of developing software. Since then, he’s helped thousands of people across hundreds of organizations learn better ways of making software, carefully reviewing and revising methods with the greatest impact and return on investment. Today, he leads an effort to modernize Agile by focusing on timeless principles, removing outdated practices and leveraging the best of what the software community and other industries have learned about achieving awesome results. Joshua is an international speaker and author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award-winning book, Refactoring to Patterns, numerous Agile eLearning courses, and popular articles like Anzeneering, Sufficient Design and Stop Using Story Points. He’s active on many social media platforms and ModernAgile.org community.

Description
CEO @ Industrial Logic Inc.
Website
https://confengine.com/user/joshua-kerievsky
Twitter
JoshuaKerievsky
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuakerievsky
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Name
Joy Montello
Bio

Joy has been working in {and loving} the Business Intelligence and Data Space since 2011.  She currently works with Target Corporation's Enterprise Data Science, Analytics and Business Intelligence organization, committed to growing strong and safe teams,  enabling them to deliver meaningful customer value.  She is known for her tremendous bias for action and is passionate about continuous learning, enabling data driven decisions and coffee.  

Read her recent blog posts on how Dominos Pizza has risen to the top, using measurement with care and the importance of keeping the user at the center of all you do.

Description
Lead Operations Consultant @ Target Corporation
Website
https://confengine.com/user/joy-montello-1
Twitter
vitagioiosa
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/in/joymontello
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Name
Julian Harty
Bio

Julian has been working in technology since 1980 and over the years have held an eclectic collection of roles and responsibilities, including: The first software test engineer at Google outside the USA, where he worked for 4 years as a Senior Test Engineer on areas such as mobile testing, AdSense, and Chrome OS. He has been actively involved in testing and test automation for mobile apps since 2006. He develops Android apps, works on testing and test automation for web and mobile apps and shares much of his material freely. He has worked for Google for 4 years and eBay for 18 months in global roles. Over the years he has also participated in hundred's of workshops and conferences globally. He is based in the South East of England. You can find him at conferences, events, and peer workshops globally.

Description
Founder @ CommerceTest Limited
Website
https://confengine.com/user/julian-harty
Twitter
julianharty
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/julian-harty/13/104/5a0
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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
Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
Bio

Quite a greedy soul, when it comes to life and dreams. Loves to read, sing and do salsa. An explorer by heart and have got my hands dirty with plethora of things. Have been coaching teams on Agile/Scrum/Lean/Product discovery for quite sometime now. 

Description
Director @ Grofers
Website
https://confengine.com/user/karthik-kamal-balasubramaniam
Twitter
kaaykaaybee
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=59113187
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Name
Kent McDonald
Bio

Kent J. McDonald helps teams discover the right thing to deliver.  His more than 20 years of experience include work in business analysis, strategy formulation and execution, project management, and product development in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, nonprofit, and automotive. He shares practical ideas for effective analysis and product ownership at KBP.media and practices those ideas as Content Curator/Product Owner for the Agile Alliance. 

Kent is author of Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset and co-author of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility.

Kent has led through influence as a co-founder and former Board President of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), and Board President of the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  He was Conference Chair for the Agile2013 conference and also chaired the 2009 Iowa Business Analyst Development Day. He has also been on the organizing committee for the Agile 2008, Agile 2009, and Agile 2011 Conferences and is part of the team that organizes dsmAgile.

 Kent has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Kent State University.

Description
Writer and Product Manager @ KBP.Media
Website
https://confengine.com/user/kent-mcdonald
Twitter
beyondreqs
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentmcdonald
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Name
Kurt Bittner
Bio

Kurt Bittner has had a long and varied career in software delivery. As a developer, he developed and delivered software supporting dynamic financial management processes in very rapid cycles. As consultant focusing on RDBMS application architecture, he helped a wide variety of organizations to improve their application performance and datamanagrement strategies. As a product manager, he shaped product strategy and contributed to an object database industry standard. As a software product line owner he realigned teams to improve innovation, growing revenues and reviving the product line. As a software process improvement consultant, he helped organizations adopt new software delivery approaches by improving skills and overcoming cultural resistance to change. As an industry analyst, he focused on how organizations are using Agile and DevOps practices to improve their their speed and quality of delivery while reducing cost and improving business performance. At Scrum.org he is focused on scaling Scrum to the enterprise level, both in terms of breadth (consistent practices across teams) and depth (applying Scrum to complex products that span Scrum teams).

Prior to joining Scrum.org, Kurt was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, where he focused on Agile and DevOps trends, specifically how Continuous Delivery Practices help remove impediments faced by Agile teams. Before that, he was CTO-Americas for Ivar Jacobson International where he spent 6 years helping organizations with their Agile adoption efforts. He was also a founding member of IBM's Jazz Platform team.

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VPEnterprise Solutions @ Scrum.org
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https://confengine.com/user/kurt-bittner
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Maartje Wolff
Bio

Happy me

In 2003, when I founded my first communication agency I tried to make my customers happy by creating their organizational stories and communication. More and more my clients asked me to help in search, find and formulate their purpose. I did a good job and I had fun. But after a while I was not sure of the results I achieved. Eventually I did my job especially for the people in the organization and who were really happier with what I did? Did organizations really outperform through the stories I wrote and the communication that I developed? Of course good communication contributed to greater happiness@work, but there is more: culture, HR, connection, attention, passion, (personal) leadership, results, wholeness, etc. etc. That's why I went further to explore the field of happiness@work and founded, along with Fennande van der Meulen, Happy Office.

With our knowledge, experience and network we see it as our mission to put happiness@work on as much corporatie agenda' s as possible. Research shows time and again that happy people perform better. So by inspiring people how to be or become happy, we ensure organizations to perform better.

A few facts & figures
Born on February 21, 1970 in Zevenaar
Living in Loosdrecht with husband and son
Education: University (Communications, Organizational culture & management, Internal communications) and lots of courses on several subjects (f.e. return of happiness and happiness@work coach)
Besides work: running, hiking, crossfit, snowboarding, bootcamp, traveling, playing games, reading, talking, friends & family

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Co Founder @ Happy Office
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https://confengine.com/user/maartje-wolff
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Manish Chiniwalar
Bio

Manish Chiniwalar is Product Manager at Multunus.

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Product Manager @ Multunus Software
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https://confengine.com/user/manish-chiniwalar
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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
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https://confengine.com/user/michael-doc-norton
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/docondev
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Mikhail Advani
Bio

Mikhail Advani is a Consultant at ThoughtWorks India. He is interested in devops, testing and problem solving. He is also passionate about implementing his learnings to create open-source projects.

Github: https://github.com/mikhailadvani

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikhailadvani

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikhail_advani

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Devops Engineer @ ThoughtWorks
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https://confengine.com/user/mikhail-advani
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikhailadvani
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Mitchell Hashimoto
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Mitchell Hashimoto is best known as the creator of Vagrant, Packer, Terraform and Consul. Mitchell is the founder of HashiCorp, a company that builds powerful and elegant DevOps tools. He is also an O’Reilly author. He is one of the top GitHub users by followers, activity, and contributions. “Automation obsessed,” Mitchell solves problems with as much computer automation as possible.

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Founder and CTO @ HashiCorp
Website
https://confengine.com/user/mitchell-hashimoto
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchellh
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Montry Manuel
Bio

Montry Manuel was trained by his Cochin- based (India) guru Jerry Peter who instilled in him the love of drums. He later learned about the finer nuances of different drumming styles from Jeoraj Stanley. He attributes his flexibility and comfort with different styles (reggae, samba, and Indian folk) to the grounding in basics his teachers gave him. Growing up to rock ‘n roll classics, he played in bands that covered everyone from Pink Floyd to Weather Report, but all that was before he met Swarathma (A popular Indian folk rock band).

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Musician @ Thaalavattam
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https://confengine.com/user/montry-manuel
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http://www.thaalavattam.in/about.html
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Narayan Raman
Bio

Narayan Raman is the founder, CEO of Tyto Software Pvt. Ltd, a Bengaluru based software products company specializing in software automation products (Sahi, Sahi Pro, Sahi Pro Plus). Narayan is the author of Sahi, an award winning open source web test automation tool. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry and holds a B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

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CEO @ Tyto Software Pvt. Ltd.
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https://confengine.com/user/narayan-raman
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https://in.linkedin.com/in/narayanraman
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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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Name
Nate Clinton
Bio

Nate is the Managing Director at the San Francisco office. In his role, he blends the decisiveness and collaborative skills of a product manager with the acumen of an economist to build bridges with people and organizations. Equal parts teacher and student, Nate leads initiatives in content creation, business development, and creative leadership.

At Cooper, he helped United Airlines find new ways to reward loyal customers, led an effort at GE Healthcare to create a strategy for the international expansion of a key product line, and designed solutions for workplace collaboration, delivering technology to schools, and the future of the connected kitchen. Before Cooper, Nate led design and product management at BuildZoom, and was a Director of Product Management at Thomson Reuters.

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Managing Director @ Cooper
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https://confengine.com/user/nate-clinton
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/nclinton
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Nayan Hajratwala
Bio

Nayan Hajratwala is the owner of Chikli Consulting. A Lean/Agile Coach with over 15 years of hands-on experience delivering software, he has significant programming experience and is a deep technologist always exploring new languages and ideas. His specialties include training software teams to increase their productivity and decrease their time-to-market while improving the quality of their product.

Nayan has been involved in the organizing committees for the Agile 2009-2016 conferences and is a speaker at many user groups and conferences in the Midwest. He is also on the Board of Directors for Southeast Michigan's Agile & Beyond conference.

Nayan is one of the founders of CodeRetreat, designed to increase the skill level of developers through techniques such as Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, and Simple Design.

Description
Lean / Agile Coach @ Chikli Consulting
Website
https://confengine.com/user/nayan-hajratwala
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/nayanhajratwala
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Niel Nickolaisen
Bio

Niel Nickolaisen is the chief technology officer at O.C. Tanner Co., a Salt Lake City-based human resource consulting company that designs and implements employee recognition programs. Niel is a frequent writer and speaker on transforming IT and IT leadership. He holds a master's degree in engineering from MIT, as well as a master's degree in business and a bachelor's degree in physics from Utah State University.

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CTO @ O.C. Tanner
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https://confengine.com/user/niel-nickoliasen
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/nielnickolaisen
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Name
Nilesh Kulkarni
Bio

Experienced Enterprise Agile Coach and change agent, Certified CSM, CSPO, CSP, PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), Certified LeSS practitioner (CLP), TKP, ICF aspiring coach.

Nilesh has 15 + years of extensive experience in enterprise agile transformation, agile training and coaching, program management, leading agile PMO team. Agile Program Management, building Agile PMO, Agile Development and Scrum. Nilesh is a firm believer of agile values  and principles and helps organizations  to adopt agile and scaling agile across the enterpise.

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Enterprise Agile Coach @ Edgeverve Systems Limited
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https://confengine.com/user/nilesh-kulkarni-1
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http://in.linkedin.com/in/nileshrk
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Name
Oana Juncu
Bio

Oana likes to present herself as a Business Agile DJ mixing whatever approaches from system coaching with storytelling, neurosciences to Agility help teams and organisations to become proud of their outcomes and delight their customers.

15 years of experience in Software Development and System Management has driven Oana to embrace Agile and Lean mindset as best approaches for 21st century leading organizations. She embraced the entrepreneurship path by founding cOemerge back in 2013 , a company that helps its large or smaller clients grow Agility and entrepreneurial mindset through Lean Startup, neurosciences ans storytelling

To reinforce the effectiveness of Lean Startup, she developed an original approach to defining products in a Lean Startup way, called "Test Driven Business” and an original approach on organisational development that combines storytelling, envisioning and … neurosciences.

Oana acts as an Agile Transformation facilitator , using Creative Solution Definition. She trains and coach Agile teams (from core Business to Software Development and Support Services), so they are able to adopt the set of practices Agile driven improvement techniques, proven to be adapted to each context and goal. Her key focus is building cross-organizations Vision Ownership to align missions with User Value creation.

In her former experience as CIO of Eurosport, the specific context of media combined to the world of sports, Oana had her first reflections about the benefits of XP, SCRUM and LEAN. These are helpful answers in a landscape that requires a highly adaptive Software Development approach, combined with full commitment in an event-driven constraint context.

Oana loves participate actively in Agile International Community. She strongly believes that connected knowledge is a value generator. She is a frequent speaker in different Agile French and International conferences. She helps reinforce collaboration in the Agile and Lean community by being one of the ALE2011 through 2015 Member of the Organision Team, a member of the Agile Tour Board since 2009, Scrum Gathering in Paris in September 2013, Lean Startup Experience group and many others

She's also an Innovation@Games Trained Facilitator since 2009 and a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator

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Agile Business DJ @ cOemerge
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https://confengine.com/user/oana-juncu
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https://fr.linkedin.com/in/oanajuncu
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Parikshit Basrur
Bio

Biography 

Parikshit Basrur is the Senior Manager, Agile Initiatives for Singtel Optus based in Sydney, Australia. As part of his role, he leads the organisation-wide enterprise transformation across strategy and execution. His professional background as a senior management consultant covers global client engagements of product and platform roll-outs across multiple industry verticals. His key strengths are strategic consulting and advisory to senior executives and managements both internal and external across the organisation's value chain on building Agile as a core competency and building the necessary end-to-end engagements to delivery business value. He has a roll-your-sleeves approach to leadership and management, believing in building autonomous high-performing teams who are empowered to engage with stakeholders and build thought leadership. A Kiwi at heart, he firmly believes that teamwork and collaboration are the essence of building culture.   

His diverse background covers roles across Strategy, Operations, Project, Program and Portfolio Management and Governance and Software Engineering across Telecommunications, Digital (Mobile, Web, Social Media), Banking (Retail, Business, Institutional) Financial Services and Insurance, Retail, Government, Health, Supply Chain and Logistics, Production and Inventory Management, Education, Life Sciences, Publishing, eCommerce and Dairy.

In addition to his employment, Parikshit is the Online Tutor for the Master of Project Management course at the University of Sydney for Applied Project Management and Project Delivery Approaches. He has also held multiple guest lecture engagements over the last year at Curtin University and the University of Sydney. As part of his commitment to the community, he has also been nominated as the Director at Large for the PMI Sydney Chapter to develop the future strategy and provide recommendations to the board. Currently pursuing his MBA from Macquarie University, he is developing a framework for Leadership in Enterprise Agile Transformation and has been invited to publish articles for CIO APAC Outlook.   

Description
Sr. Manager, Agile Initiatives @ Optus
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https://confengine.com/user/parikshit-basrur
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https://au.linkedin.com/in/parikshitbasrur
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Name
Pooja Shah
Bio

Pooja is an automation nerd and open source enthusiast. She loves brainstorming and implementing crazy ideas to figure out ways to improve the product quality. Having a blend of developer, qa & devops mindset, she strives to bridge the gaps between all the teams to attain the desired results.

Driven by curiosity to learn & share new things every day, she pens them, open-source, record tutorials and talk about them at relevant conferences, some of the glimpses can be found on youtube.

With the help of some of her loving friends at work, she now has a special colleague named alice,  a talking bot she has created to help herself in work & gain free time to play Pokemon cool



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Lead Automation Engineer @ MoEngage
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https://confengine.com/user/pooja-shah
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/qagirl
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Name
Prabhakar Karve
Bio

Prabhakar Karve works with Impetus group of companies as a wVw consultant & coach. His main role is to spread the awareness of wVw (Work value and waste) framework he has created, and help the product / project teams to benefit from it by practicing it every day at their work.Those who are regularly practicing with an enriched frame of reference are able to apply it with ease not just at work but in all parts of their life.

He was a speaker at the Agile India 2012 and 2017 at Bengaluru and the Agile Alliance 2013 at Nashville US.

He enjoys seeing things from a systems perspective to understand the underlying patterns and apply them to deal with a variety of situations faced by the project teams.

You can see Prabhakar's  blog where he posts his thoughts on various topics including Agile & WoW.

 

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wVw consultant & coach @ Impetus
Website
https://confengine.com/user/prabhakar-karve
Twitter
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http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=24663568&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
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Name
Prasad
Bio

I am in an interesting intersection of startup passion and enterprise discipline..

“Stretch the circle wider” - This is the philosophy around which I orient my life. I want to include people and make them feel part of the group & success.

Key areas of interest are in Lean Start-up,  possibilities of Crypto ecosystem . Currently  part of startup eco-system in UK ; investing, mentoring and advising in  few incubators and early stage start-ups in the space of Crypto, digital platform & FinTech.

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Prasad @ HolleyHolland
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https://confengine.com/user/prasad-1
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http://in.linkedin.com/in/prasadprabhakaran
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Name
Puneet Khanduri
Bio

Puneet Khanduri leads the Cortex Services group at Twitter. His work at Twitter focusses on making Machine Learning easy to use and making framework optimizations that allow models to run faster in production. In the past, he has also served as the Engineering Lead for Twitter India while leading a few strategic projects. Prior to Twitter, Puneet worked at Oracle Labs where he built a real-time analytics platform for live sensor data. Puneet has also worked as a researcher at Sun Labs where he designed networking protocols and microprocessor architectures.

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ML & AI Services Lead - Cortex @ Twitter
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https://confengine.com/user/puneet-khanduri
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/puneetkhanduri
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Name
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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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
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https://confengine.com/user/raj-indugula
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/rajindugula
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Name
Rajesh Tamhane
Bio

I have over 23 years experience and am a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks. I am a technologist and hold the  CISSP certification.  I have a broad experience spanning IT operations, information security, application development, project management and agile delivery. While being instrumental in IT transformation to support an agile organization, I have been a consultant  to organizations in government, retail and banking verticals to build security into agile practices.

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Principal Consultant @ ThoughtWorks
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https://confengine.com/user/rajesh-tamhane
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https://about.me/rajesh_tamhane
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Name
Rajneesh Bhandari
Bio

Founder, Cosmo Infrasolutions, Rajneesh Bhandari is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Delhi. He has over 10 years of experience with Industry leaders like Reliance, Birlas and Aksh Optifibre.

A first generation serial entrepreneur, Rajneesh has promoted four successful ventures in Telecommunications, Engineering Materials, Medical Diagnostics and Gems. His flagship company is one of India’s leading Telecom Infrastructure service providers, spread across 14 states with a technical workforce of over 700 people providing engineering services to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers, Huawei , ATC, etc.
Rajneesh avidly pursues Technology-Led Innovations and has six US patents to his credit. His newest startup, Neuroequilibrium™ Diagnostic Systems, is engaged in developing innovative and path-breaking medical diagnostic systems and protocols, especially for vertigo and balance disorders. The company is in the process of setting up specialty diagnostic clinics across India to impact a million vertigo and balance disorder patients by 2021.

Rajneesh is on the governing board of Rajasthan Angel Investors Network ( RAIN) and TiE Rajasthan.Rajneesh is an active angel investor & has invested in various technology companies in Silicon Valley & India . Rajneesh is an investor at Boundary Capital , UK & is on the mentoring panel of GSV-Brand Capital accelerator .

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Serial Entrepreneur @ Neuroequilibriumâ„¢ Diagnostic Systems
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https://confengine.com/user/rajneesh-bhandari
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajneesh-bhandari-5564b1a9
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Ramki Gaddipati
Bio

Entrepreneur at heart. Initiative, ownership, commitment for excellence and knowledge are the core traits. Passionate about product engineering.

Designed, developed and managed delivery of several scalable, distributed services. Worked with various data storage engines and designed data storage tier for multiple services. Developed and lead several mobile, desktop and browser clients. Built great teams. Enjoyed tremendous support from peers, supervisors and reportees alike.

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Co-Founder and CTO @ Zeta.in
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https://confengine.com/user/ramki-gaddipati
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Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/gramki
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Name
Rishu Mehrotra
Bio
  • Evangelizing/Establishing Release Engineering cadence across the organization
  • Setting up SCM, Build and Release Infrastructure
  • Defining Change Management process across the organization
  • Building Automated Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment pipelines for different software stacks
  • Hiring/Grooming team for Release Engineering and automation
  • Automated systems to capture code/release quality metrics at various levels in SDLC
  • Environment management using various tools (Chef,Opsworks,Docker)
  • Automating everything I can get on my hands :)
Description
Release Engineering/DevOps @ Hike Messenger
Website
https://confengine.com/user/rishu-mehrotra
Twitter
Profile link
https://in.linkedin.com/in/rishu-mehrotra-5433a09
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Name
Robert Brown
Bio

Currently a Branch Chief with DHS USCIS with 15 years of experience providing technical, managerial and business development solutions to the IT industry.  

Robert has a thorough understanding of IT and business, leading to successful experiences in completing large scale IT deployments from the initial corporate IT strategy and vision to design, build and maintenance. He also has expertise in auditing, directing and managing corporate IT strategies for small to large sized commercial businesses. Additionally, Robert has a strong background in health care, scientific research and biomedical industries.

Robert holds a MS in Bioinformatics from George Mason University and a BS in Microbio/BioChem from Virginia Tech. He holds certifications from (ISC)2, Sourcefire, Fonality and Juniper. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton Robert worked for Information Innovators, QSSI, V2 Systems, Ronin Tech Solutions, Clearant, Inc. and the American Red Cross.

Professional Certifications: ICP FDO, CISSP, ITIL, JNCIA-FW, FtOCC

Specialties: Managed Services, Data Center Operations, DEVOPS, Cloud Solution Development, Health Care, Life Sciences, Security, Business Development, Account Management, contract negotiations.

Description
Cloud Solutions Engineer @ Booz Allen Hamilton
Website
https://confengine.com/user/robert-brown
Twitter
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Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbrown
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Name
Ron van Kemenade
Bio

Ron van Kemenade is the global CIO for ING Bank. He is responsible for all information technology globally in ING, including IT strategy, architecture, IT development and operations. He has lead a very successful transformation of the global IT function, simplifying the technology landscape, introducing and maturing an agile way of working, and investing in the knowledge and competencies of the IT engineers.

He joined ING in 2003, first as head of internet banking for Postbank, later as director of retail channels and payments, and became CIO for ING Netherlands 2011. In March 2013 he was appointed global CIO for ING Bank.

Ron van Kemenade is awarded as CIO of the Year  Netherlands 2016 and has recently been nominated for the upcoming European CIO of the Year 2017 award.

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CIO @ ING Bank
Website
https://confengine.com/user/ron-van-kemenade
Twitter
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Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronvankemenade/
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Name
Sandy Mamoli
Bio

Sandy Mamoli is an Agile coach at and founder of Nomad8, a small but perfectly formed Agile consultancy in Auckland and Wellington. She's a former Olympian, a geek, a gadget junkie, international speaker and author of "Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel". She has a masters degree in artificial intelligence and knows quite a lot about Agile.

Description
Director of All Things Agile @ Nomad8
Website
https://confengine.com/user/sandy-mamoli
Twitter
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Profile link
https://nz.linkedin.com/in/sandymamoli
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Name
Scott Ambler
Bio

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.

Description
Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach @ Disciplined Agile
Website
https://confengine.com/user/scott-ambler
Twitter
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Profile link
https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/scott-w-ambler/0/4b3/aa2
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Sean Dunn
Bio

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.

Description
Enterprise Agile Coach @ IHS Markit
Website
https://confengine.com/user/sean-dunn
Twitter
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Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanfdunn
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Name
Stanly Lau
Bio

Stanly is a software development coach in Odd-e, helping companies to grow self-managing teams and technical practices. He grew up in Singapore and started programming professionally since ten years ago. He has a deep interest in helping developers to increase their competence in technical skills and has spent many years mentoring teams. He is also the early founders of Agile community in Singapore and organiser of the Agile Singapore conferences.

Description
Software Development Coach @ Odd-e
Website
https://confengine.com/user/stanly-lau
Twitter
stanlylau
Profile link
https://sg.linkedin.com/in/stanlylau
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Name
Sumit Mehra
Bio

I'm a Product Designer, and have been making Video Games for over 17 years. I happy live in Bangalore with wife and two kids and spending half my time on making things that 1 Billion Indians can enjoy and feel happy.

Description
Sr. Director of Products @ Hike Messenger
Website
https://confengine.com/user/sumit-mehra
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https://in.linkedin.com/in/sumitmehra
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Name
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.

Description
Program Manager @ Philips
Website
https://confengine.com/user/sundaresan-jagadeesan
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Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sundaresan-jagadeeesan-7834305?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
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Name
Tathagat Varma
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freethinker...

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Founder @ Thought Leadership
Website
https://confengine.com/user/tathagat-varma
Twitter
tathagatvarma
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http://linkedin.com/in/tathagat
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Name
Todd Little
Bio

Todd Little is CEO at Lean Kanban Inc., the leading source for professional Kanban training and coaching.  He was recently an executive consultant for Accelinnova, a consulting group that helps organizations with leadership and agile transformation. He is an experienced executive with previous roles as Vice President of Product Development for IHS, and Director of Software and Technology at Landmark Graphics/Halliburton. He has been involved in most aspects of software development with a focus on commercial software applications for oil and gas exploration and production.

He is a co-author of the Declaration of Interdependence for Agile Leadership and a founding member and past President of the Agile Leadership Network. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Agile Alliance and the Agile Leadership Network.

Todd is a co-author of the book “Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility,” Addison Wesley. Todd has written several articles for IEEE Software and posts all his publications and presentations on his website www.toddlittleweb.com.

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CEO @ Lean Kanban Inc
Website
https://confengine.com/user/todd-little
Twitter
toddelittle
Profile link
http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddelittle
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Name
Vishweshwar Hegde
Bio

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.

Description
Partner, PM Power Consulting @ PM Power Consulting
Website
https://confengine.com/user/vishweshwar-hegde
Twitter
Profile link
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/vishweshwar-hegde/8/50a/7
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Name
Woody Zuill
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I am an independent Agile Guide and Coach and has been programming computers for 35+ years. He is a pioneer of the Mob Programming approach to teamwork in software development, and am one of the founders of the "#NoEstimates" discussion on Twitter.  Iour work with teams to create an environment where everyone of us can excel in our work and in our lives.

Description
Agile Guide / Trainer / Developer @ Zuill Development
Website
https://confengine.com/user/woody-zuill
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WoodyZuill
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/WoodyZuill
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Name
Zeger Van Hese
Bio

Zeger Van Hese (born and raised in Belgium) has a background in Commercial Engineering and Cultural Science. He started his professional career in the movie distribution industry but switched to IT in 1999. A year later he got bitten by the software testing bug (pun intended) and has never been cured since. Over the years, he developed a passion for exploratory testing, testing in agile projects and, above all, continuous learning from different perspectives. He was the 2012 Eurostar program chair and founded his own company, Z-sharp, dedicated to helping clients on the path to smarter testing. He is co-founder of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing (DEWT), muses about testing on his TestSideStory blog and is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide. He makes sketchnotes for fun. Contact Zeger at zeger@z-sharp.be

Description
Owner / Principal Consultant @ Z-sharp bvba
Website
https://confengine.com/user/zeger-van-hese-1
Twitter
testsidestory
Profile link
https://be.linkedin.com/in/zeger-van-hese-5719861
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