Who is speaking

This is the current confirmed line-up of world-leading practitioners joining the conference.

Prof Richard Betts MBEMet Office Fellow & Head of Climate Impacts Research at University of Exeter

Richard is Chair in Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter and Head of Climate Impacts in the Met Office Hadley Centre. His undergraduate studies were in Physics at the University of Bristol, followed by an MSc in Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham. For his PhD, he used climate models to assess the role of the world’s ecosystems in global climate and climate change. He has worked in climate modelling since 1992, with a particular interest in the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the interactions with other impacts of climate change such as on water resources. He is also interested in the wide-ranging effects of land use and land cover change on climate. He has pioneered a number of key developments in the extension of climate models to include biological processes. He leads the EU Framework 7 Project HELIX (High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes), which assesses the impacts of climate change at 2, 4 and 6°C global warming above pre-industrial state.

Richard was a lead author on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis), leading the assessment of the influences of land cover change on climate and contributing to the assessment of climate change impacts on fresh water. He played a similar role in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He is also lead author on the IPCC 5th Assessment Report in Working Group 2 (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), responsible for assessing the impacts of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems.

Prof Richard Betts MBEMet Office Fellow & Head of Climate Impacts Research at University of Exeter

Richard is Chair in Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter and Head of Climate Impacts in the Met Office Hadley Centre. His undergraduate studies were in Physics at the University of Bristol, followed by an MSc in Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham. For his PhD, he used climate models to assess the role of the world’s ecosystems in global climate and climate change. He has worked in climate modelling since 1992, with a particular interest in the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the interactions with other impacts of climate change such as on water resources. He is also interested in the wide-ranging effects of land use and land cover change on climate. He has pioneered a number of key developments in the extension of climate models to include biological processes. He leads the EU Framework 7 Project HELIX (High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes), which assesses the impacts of climate change at 2, 4 and 6°C global warming above pre-industrial state.

Richard was a lead author on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis), leading the assessment of the influences of land cover change on climate and contributing to the assessment of climate change impacts on fresh water. He played a similar role in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He is also lead author on the IPCC 5th Assessment Report in Working Group 2 (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), responsible for assessing the impacts of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems.

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Glaudia CalifanoAgile Adventurer at Red Tangerine

Glaudia started her career in Technology in 2005 as a development team member in a Scrum team. She soon came to realise the benefit of being part of the bigger picture and getting a deep understanding of a Development Lifecyle.

Since then she has worked with software and non-software development teams in various roles such a Product Owner, Scrum Master, Agile & Lean Coach and Service Delivery Manager.
In the last 2 years Glaudia became an Accredited Kanban Trainer from the Kanban University, a Professional Scrum Trainer of Scrum.org and an accredited ICAgile trainer. Aside from giving training and facilitating workshops, Glaudia actively works with organisations and teams on an day to day basis.

Glaudia CalifanoAgile Adventurer at Red Tangerine

Glaudia started her career in Technology in 2005 as a development team member in a Scrum team. She soon came to realise the benefit of being part of the bigger picture and getting a deep understanding of a Development Lifecyle.

Since then she has worked with software and non-software development teams in various roles such a Product Owner, Scrum Master, Agile & Lean Coach and Service Delivery Manager.
In the last 2 years Glaudia became an Accredited Kanban Trainer from the Kanban University, a Professional Scrum Trainer of Scrum.org and an accredited ICAgile trainer. Aside from giving training and facilitating workshops, Glaudia actively works with organisations and teams on an day to day basis.

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Maria ConnorAgile Coach at Workday

Maria is an Agile Coach, currently based at Workday in Dublin Ireland. Kanban enthusiast. She believes in the power of visualising work and enabling teams to make value driven decisions. Passionate about applying systems thinking to our organisations and focusing improvement initiatives on improving the whole system.

Maria ConnorAgile Coach at Workday

Maria is an Agile Coach, currently based at Workday in Dublin Ireland. Kanban enthusiast. She believes in the power of visualising work and enabling teams to make value driven decisions. Passionate about applying systems thinking to our organisations and focusing improvement initiatives on improving the whole system.

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Nancy EvbuomwanAgile Coach

ioneer of better, faster and happier businesses. Based in London, I work as an agile coach with various HR and Product teams. My focus is on business agility as I believe that the whole system of an organisation can only win as one.

Nancy EvbuomwanAgile Coach

ioneer of better, faster and happier businesses. Based in London, I work as an agile coach with various HR and Product teams. My focus is on business agility as I believe that the whole system of an organisation can only win as one.

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Cliff HazellManaging Director & Flight Levels Guide at Flight Levels Academy

Cliff has made a career out of breaking down the obstacles that stand in the way of great work. He is often challenging the status quo in his quest to develop the right culture and systems for creation of excellent products. After a tour of addresses across South Africa, Cliff moved to Stockholm where he lead a team of Coaches at Spotify for 4 years. Now having founded Cognition Group, focuses on helping companies be more effective at Strategy Deployment.

Cliff HazellManaging Director & Flight Levels Guide at Flight Levels Academy

Cliff has made a career out of breaking down the obstacles that stand in the way of great work. He is often challenging the status quo in his quest to develop the right culture and systems for creation of excellent products. After a tour of addresses across South Africa, Cliff moved to Stockholm where he lead a team of Coaches at Spotify for 4 years. Now having founded Cognition Group, focuses on helping companies be more effective at Strategy Deployment.

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Klaus LeopoldFlight Levels Guide at LEANability

Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is author of the bestseller “Rethinking Agile”, “Practical Kanban” (www.practicalkanban.com) and co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership”. Klaus was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is establishing lean business agility by improving organizations beyond the team level, especially in large environments from 50 to 5000 people. Klaus speaks regularly at renowned Lean and Kanban conferences worldwide. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog www.LEANability.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @klausleopold.

Klaus LeopoldFlight Levels Guide at LEANability

Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is author of the bestseller “Rethinking Agile”, “Practical Kanban” (www.practicalkanban.com) and co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership”. Klaus was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is establishing lean business agility by improving organizations beyond the team level, especially in large environments from 50 to 5000 people. Klaus speaks regularly at renowned Lean and Kanban conferences worldwide. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog www.LEANability.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @klausleopold.

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Helen LisowskiAgile & Management Coach at FluidWorking

I'm an independent Agile & Management Coach. I've been involved in agile for well over a decade from International Corporations to startups, and everything in between.

Moving from yearly+ releases to a more frequent cadence contributed to taking 2 companies to acquisition. Crucially, doing so whilst recruiting, retaining and developing existing talent within the business.

I am passionate about helping fast-growing companies keep their culture during periods of rapid expansion.

My life is filled with questions about why we humans do what we do. Especially, why we do things that are not in our own best interest? Applying this curiosity and learnings to my work with managers, agilists and teams, I am forever astounded at the positive difference it makes.

I have been presenting, running workshops and writing for many years now. Find more info on some of the stuff I do at FluidWorking.com.

One last thing: I also have obsessions with stationery & afternoon tea, although never together (obviously).

Helen LisowskiAgile & Management Coach at FluidWorking

I'm an independent Agile & Management Coach. I've been involved in agile for well over a decade from International Corporations to startups, and everything in between.

Moving from yearly+ releases to a more frequent cadence contributed to taking 2 companies to acquisition. Crucially, doing so whilst recruiting, retaining and developing existing talent within the business.

I am passionate about helping fast-growing companies keep their culture during periods of rapid expansion.

My life is filled with questions about why we humans do what we do. Especially, why we do things that are not in our own best interest? Applying this curiosity and learnings to my work with managers, agilists and teams, I am forever astounded at the positive difference it makes.

I have been presenting, running workshops and writing for many years now. Find more info on some of the stuff I do at FluidWorking.com.

One last thing: I also have obsessions with stationery & afternoon tea, although never together (obviously).

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Judy ReesConsultant at Rees McCann

Judy Rees works with senior leaders, operational managers, teams, coaches, and all kinds of “change professionals” to develop advanced communication skills. Her specialism is supporting highly diverse teams to connect effectively, even when members rarely (or never) meet in person. She facilitates online meetings, workshops, conferences and unconferences and teaches great-in-the-room facilitators and trainers to do their thing remotely.

As a former news journalist and media executive, she’s been working with geographically distributed teams since long before it became mainstream. She’s the co-author of the specialist bestseller Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds as well as a number of ebooks and online courses, including Virtual Leadership Secrets. A former journalist and media executive, she is based in London.

Judy ReesConsultant at Rees McCann

Judy Rees works with senior leaders, operational managers, teams, coaches, and all kinds of “change professionals” to develop advanced communication skills. Her specialism is supporting highly diverse teams to connect effectively, even when members rarely (or never) meet in person. She facilitates online meetings, workshops, conferences and unconferences and teaches great-in-the-room facilitators and trainers to do their thing remotely.

As a former news journalist and media executive, she’s been working with geographically distributed teams since long before it became mainstream. She’s the co-author of the specialist bestseller Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds as well as a number of ebooks and online courses, including Virtual Leadership Secrets. A former journalist and media executive, she is based in London.

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Lula RodriguesAgile Expert at Knowledge 21

Luiz Rodrigues aka. Lula, has been developing systems since 2008. He is a skilled, sharp-minded facilitator with an unique behavior.

He has managed software development in financial market for four years, with the challenge of bringing Agile to such traditional business. Passionate about the agile community, active in open discussions, he is a regular speaker and volunteer in international technical and agile events.

He strongly follows values and principles that are great guides not only to make decisions at work, but also in personal life.

Lula RodriguesAgile Expert at Knowledge 21

Luiz Rodrigues aka. Lula, has been developing systems since 2008. He is a skilled, sharp-minded facilitator with an unique behavior.

He has managed software development in financial market for four years, with the challenge of bringing Agile to such traditional business. Passionate about the agile community, active in open discussions, he is a regular speaker and volunteer in international technical and agile events.

He strongly follows values and principles that are great guides not only to make decisions at work, but also in personal life.

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Karl ScotlandAgile Transformation Services Practice Manager at TEKsystems

Over the last 15 years I have been an advocate of Lean and Agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting, Rally Software, Cisco and Legal & General. During this time, I have been a pioneer of using Kanban Systems and Strategy Deployment for product development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being active in the community and a regular conference speaker. As a result I was awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference.

I am currently leading the Agile Transformation Services Practice for TEKsystems Global Services. If you would like to contact me about anything, please use the form below.

Karl ScotlandAgile Transformation Services Practice Manager at TEKsystems

Over the last 15 years I have been an advocate of Lean and Agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting, Rally Software, Cisco and Legal & General. During this time, I have been a pioneer of using Kanban Systems and Strategy Deployment for product development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being active in the community and a regular conference speaker. As a result I was awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference.

I am currently leading the Agile Transformation Services Practice for TEKsystems Global Services. If you would like to contact me about anything, please use the form below.

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Henry StewartChief Happiness Officer at Happy Ltd

Founder of Happy Ltd. An inspirational speaker dedicated to creating new ways to learn and truly great workplaces. His book, The Happy Manifesto, was published in January 2013 and has been shortlisted for the CMI business book of the year.

Henry speaks from experience: Happy has been rated in the top 20 workplaces in the UK for five successive years (Financial Times / Great Place to Work institute)

In 2011 he was listed in the Guru Radar of the Thinkers50 list of the top 50 business thinkers world-wide. "Henry is one of the thinkers who we believe will shape the future of business", explains Stuart Crainer, compiler of the Thinkers 50 list of business gurus.

“Imagine a company based around the principle that ‘people work best when they feel good about themselves’”, explains Henry. “Imagine a workplace where, instead of levels of approval, people are trusted to make the key decisions for themselves. Imagine trusting people to work out their own balance of life and work. Imagine a blame-free culture where mistakes are celebrated. Wouldn’t you want to work there?”

Henry StewartChief Happiness Officer at Happy Ltd

Founder of Happy Ltd. An inspirational speaker dedicated to creating new ways to learn and truly great workplaces. His book, The Happy Manifesto, was published in January 2013 and has been shortlisted for the CMI business book of the year.

Henry speaks from experience: Happy has been rated in the top 20 workplaces in the UK for five successive years (Financial Times / Great Place to Work institute)

In 2011 he was listed in the Guru Radar of the Thinkers50 list of the top 50 business thinkers world-wide. "Henry is one of the thinkers who we believe will shape the future of business", explains Stuart Crainer, compiler of the Thinkers 50 list of business gurus.

“Imagine a company based around the principle that ‘people work best when they feel good about themselves’”, explains Henry. “Imagine a workplace where, instead of levels of approval, people are trusted to make the key decisions for themselves. Imagine trusting people to work out their own balance of life and work. Imagine a blame-free culture where mistakes are celebrated. Wouldn’t you want to work there?”

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Daniel VacantiCEO at ActionableAgile

Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who got his start as a Java Developer/Architect and who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year, and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded Corporate Kanban, Inc., which provides world-class Lean training and consulting to clients all over the globe–including several Fortune 100 companies. Recently he co-founded ActionableAgile™ which provides industry leading predictive analytics tools and services to any Lean-Agile process. Daniel holds a Masters in Business Administration and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.

Daniel VacantiCEO at ActionableAgile

Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who got his start as a Java Developer/Architect and who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year, and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded Corporate Kanban, Inc., which provides world-class Lean training and consulting to clients all over the globe–including several Fortune 100 companies. Recently he co-founded ActionableAgile™ which provides industry leading predictive analytics tools and services to any Lean-Agile process. Daniel holds a Masters in Business Administration and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.

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Schedule

Two days packed with awesome talks and lots of opportunities to engage and interact with other speakers & participants.

  • 23 July 2020
  • 24 July 2020
  • All Rooms
  • Foyer
  • Plenary
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
Conference Registration & Check-in
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMConference Registration & Check-in
Conference Welcome
01:00 PM - 01:30 PMConference Welcome
Day 1 Opening Keynote
01:30 PM - 02:00 PMDay 1 Opening Keynote
Talk – Day 1 14:10 Track 1
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 1 14:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 14:10 Track 2
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 1 14:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 15:10 Track 1
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 1 15:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 15:10 Track 2
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 1 15:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 15:50 Track 1
03:50 PM - 04:20 PMTalk – Day 1 15:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 15:50 Track 2
03:50 PM - 04:20 PMTalk – Day 1 15:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 16:50 Track 1
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 1 16:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 16:50 Track 2
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 1 16:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 17:30 Track 1
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 1 17:30 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 17:30 Track 2
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 1 17:30 Track 2
Conference Registration & Check-in
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMConference Registration & Check-in
Conference Welcome
01:00 PM - 01:30 PMConference Welcome
Day 1 Opening Keynote
01:30 PM - 02:00 PMDay 1 Opening Keynote
Talk – Day 1 14:10 Track 1
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 1 14:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 15:10 Track 1
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 1 15:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 15:50 Track 1
03:50 PM - 04:20 PMTalk – Day 1 15:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 16:50 Track 1
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 1 16:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 17:30 Track 1
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 1 17:30 Track 1
Talk – Day 1 14:10 Track 2
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 1 14:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 15:10 Track 2
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 1 15:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 15:50 Track 2
03:50 PM - 04:20 PMTalk – Day 1 15:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 16:50 Track 2
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 1 16:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 1 17:30 Track 2
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 1 17:30 Track 2
  • All Rooms
  • Foyer
  • Plenary
  • Track 1
  • Track 2
Day 2 Check-in
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMDay 2 Check-in
Day 2 Welcome
01:00 PM - 01:30 PMDay 2 Welcome
Day 2 Opening Keynote
01:30 PM - 02:00 PMDay 2 Opening Keynote
Talk – Day 2 14:10 Track 1
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 2 14:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 14:10 Track 2
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 2 14:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 15:10 Track 1
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 2 15:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 15:10 Track 2
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 2 15:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 15:50 Track 1
03:50 PM - 04:20 PMTalk – Day 2 15:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 15:50 Track 2
03:50 PM - 03:20 PMTalk – Day 2 15:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 16:50 Track 1
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 2 16:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 16:50 Track 2
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 2 16:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 17:30 Track 1
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 2 17:30 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 17:30 Track 2
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 2 17:30 Track 2
Day 2 Check-in
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMDay 2 Check-in
Day 2 Welcome
01:00 PM - 01:30 PMDay 2 Welcome
Day 2 Opening Keynote
01:30 PM - 02:00 PMDay 2 Opening Keynote
Talk – Day 2 14:10 Track 1
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 2 14:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 15:10 Track 1
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 2 15:10 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 15:50 Track 1
03:50 PM - 04:20 PMTalk – Day 2 15:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 16:50 Track 1
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 2 16:50 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 17:30 Track 1
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 2 17:30 Track 1
Talk – Day 2 14:10 Track 2
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMTalk – Day 2 14:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 15:10 Track 2
03:10 PM - 03:40 PMTalk – Day 2 15:10 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 15:50 Track 2
03:50 PM - 03:20 PMTalk – Day 2 15:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 16:50 Track 2
04:50 PM - 05:20 PMTalk – Day 2 16:50 Track 2
Talk – Day 2 17:30 Track 2
05:30 PM - 06:00 PMTalk – Day 2 17:30 Track 2