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.

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.

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Raji BhamidipatiAgile Coach
Raji BhamidipatiAgile Coach
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Pawel BrodzinskiCEO at Lunar Logic

Pawel Brodzinski is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process).

He is an active member of global Lean Kanban community. He led the first Kanban implementation in software industry in Poland.

Pawel leads Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io), an off-shore web software shop, where he practices of what he preaches. He blogs sharing his thoughts on broadly understood software project management at http://brodzinski.com

Pawel is passionate about building great teams, creating superb organizational culture and helping people to grow.

Pawel BrodzinskiCEO at Lunar Logic

Pawel Brodzinski is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process).

He is an active member of global Lean Kanban community. He led the first Kanban implementation in software industry in Poland.

Pawel leads Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io), an off-shore web software shop, where he practices of what he preaches. He blogs sharing his thoughts on broadly understood software project management at http://brodzinski.com

Pawel is passionate about building great teams, creating superb organizational culture and helping people to grow.

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Marc BurgauerAgile Coach

Marc has experienced professional life as a biologist, an award-winning performance artist and musician, as a business analyst, enterprise database architect and early web applications programmer, startup founder, company board member, and in various management functions.
An early interest in Complexity and management theories meant XP found an open door, when a friend shared the first articulation on extremeprogramming.org in 2000. Motivated by successful application of Agile and adjacent concepts over the next 15 years in two tech startups and, first covertly, in a large scale digital transformation in a Scottish public service, he made the move into coaching. After learning about organisational barriers in two of the UK’s major banks, he is currently helping a civil service to become a learning organisation.

Marc BurgauerAgile Coach

Marc has experienced professional life as a biologist, an award-winning performance artist and musician, as a business analyst, enterprise database architect and early web applications programmer, startup founder, company board member, and in various management functions.
An early interest in Complexity and management theories meant XP found an open door, when a friend shared the first articulation on extremeprogramming.org in 2000. Motivated by successful application of Agile and adjacent concepts over the next 15 years in two tech startups and, first covertly, in a large scale digital transformation in a Scottish public service, he made the move into coaching. After learning about organisational barriers in two of the UK’s major banks, he is currently helping a civil service to become a learning organisation.

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Mike BurrowsCoach and Consultant at Agendashift

Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Right to Left: The digital leader's guide to Lean and Agile (2019), Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018), and the classic Kanban from the Inside (2104). Mike is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and for his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, he was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and CTO for an energy risk management startup. Mike is also an advisory board member at the Open Leadership Network.

Mike BurrowsCoach and Consultant at Agendashift

Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Right to Left: The digital leader's guide to Lean and Agile (2019), Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018), and the classic Kanban from the Inside (2104). Mike is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and for his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, he was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and CTO for an energy risk management startup. Mike is also an advisory board member at the Open Leadership Network.

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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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Michal EpsteinAgile Coach & PST at Ajimeh

Michal has over 14 years of experience in the IT and software industries. She served in wide range of professional and managerial positions, among them: building wide scale global production environments, managing QA teams and leading Agile methodology in large software organizations.

Michal’s experience both in the IT production world and in software development contributes to her wide and holistic perspective when implementing Agile projects. While training and coaching teams for Agile mindset, she focuses on implementing cross organisation agile culture.

In addition, Michal is acting as personal coach and fitness trainer mainly for women who wish to adopt a healthy lifestyle in their busy schedule.

Michal has BSc in Mathematics and Computer science

Michal EpsteinAgile Coach & PST at Ajimeh

Michal has over 14 years of experience in the IT and software industries. She served in wide range of professional and managerial positions, among them: building wide scale global production environments, managing QA teams and leading Agile methodology in large software organizations.

Michal’s experience both in the IT production world and in software development contributes to her wide and holistic perspective when implementing Agile projects. While training and coaching teams for Agile mindset, she focuses on implementing cross organisation agile culture.

In addition, Michal is acting as personal coach and fitness trainer mainly for women who wish to adopt a healthy lifestyle in their busy schedule.

Michal has BSc in Mathematics and Computer science

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Jochen GoeserProject Lead Agile Transformation at Robert Bosch GmbH

Robert Bosch Power Tools is undergoing the biggest transformation in its over 100 years of existence: its Agile Transformation. Jochen feels very fortunate to be the project leader of this program in which they are working on five dimensions (leadership, collaboration, organisation, processes & methods and strategy) to make Power Tools an agile organisation.

Jochen GoeserProject Lead Agile Transformation at Robert Bosch GmbH

Robert Bosch Power Tools is undergoing the biggest transformation in its over 100 years of existence: its Agile Transformation. Jochen feels very fortunate to be the project leader of this program in which they are working on five dimensions (leadership, collaboration, organisation, processes & methods and strategy) to make Power Tools an agile organisation.

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Limor HalfonOrganisational Consultant at Ajimeh

Limor has acquaintance with multiple and different organisations, experience leading change processes, with a wide and creative view and ability to create interpersonal connections that also lead to thorough and lasting processes.

In her past experience, Limor worked for 14 years in building, developing and managing QA, Support and IT teams, as well as holding a Program Management position.

After accompanying organisations to challenge themselves and be more adaptive to change, Limor realised that she needed to continue to challenge her own journey and co-founded Ajimeh. With a goal in mind to create an awesome team of creative, open-minded, positive thinkers with great communication and collaboration, who can inspire the organisations they work with to figure out what is holding them back and help them achieve outstanding results.

Limor graduated MBA and management consulting from Haifa University, BA in Economic and Software Engineering from the College of Management. Limor is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner and Certified SAFe Agilist.

Limor HalfonOrganisational Consultant at Ajimeh

Limor has acquaintance with multiple and different organisations, experience leading change processes, with a wide and creative view and ability to create interpersonal connections that also lead to thorough and lasting processes.

In her past experience, Limor worked for 14 years in building, developing and managing QA, Support and IT teams, as well as holding a Program Management position.

After accompanying organisations to challenge themselves and be more adaptive to change, Limor realised that she needed to continue to challenge her own journey and co-founded Ajimeh. With a goal in mind to create an awesome team of creative, open-minded, positive thinkers with great communication and collaboration, who can inspire the organisations they work with to figure out what is holding them back and help them achieve outstanding results.

Limor graduated MBA and management consulting from Haifa University, BA in Economic and Software Engineering from the College of Management. Limor is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner and Certified SAFe Agilist.

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Mat HayesDirector at White Isle Ltd

Mat Hayes works as a professional coach predominantly in technology as he supports executives and leaders. Providing them with a thinking environment to navigate their change and supporting continued growth. His work is influenced by Mindfulness, Playfulness, Improv and Yoga, bringing calmness, kindness, confidence and brilliance to those he works with. Mat has a real passion for teaching, learning and helping others, and with his strong facilitation skills he is expert at creating immersive and enjoyable learning environments helping many to develop their careers further.

Having been part of several very successful international start-ups, Mat has been involved in large organisational change with some very high profile companies. Having had a variety of roles from Developer to CTO, Mat uses his wide range of experiences to combines the business knowledge & expertise with empathy and understanding.

Mat HayesDirector at White Isle Ltd

Mat Hayes works as a professional coach predominantly in technology as he supports executives and leaders. Providing them with a thinking environment to navigate their change and supporting continued growth. His work is influenced by Mindfulness, Playfulness, Improv and Yoga, bringing calmness, kindness, confidence and brilliance to those he works with. Mat has a real passion for teaching, learning and helping others, and with his strong facilitation skills he is expert at creating immersive and enjoyable learning environments helping many to develop their careers further.

Having been part of several very successful international start-ups, Mat has been involved in large organisational change with some very high profile companies. Having had a variety of roles from Developer to CTO, Mat uses his wide range of experiences to combines the business knowledge & expertise with empathy and understanding.

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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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Dana James-EdwardsDana The Trainer

Dana The Trainer is best described as a ball of pure energy who comes to life in front of a classroom. She’s a master trainer and facilitator who prides herself on bringing light, colour and enjoyment to the sessions she facilitates. 

Dana started her career in Big 4 consultancy, working on large-scale, transformational technology change programmes delivered using Agile ways of working, before working more exclusively as an Agile Trainer.

During the course of her career she has designed and delivered Agile training at behemoths like LBG, WalMart, Vodafone, Sony and GSK to name a few.

Dana is passionate about creating learning environments and experiences that ensure that key learnings make it back from the classroom to the workplace and
result in real change. She takes an unconventional approach to learning, battling against the stigma that technical training should be boring, as she knows that when learning is enjoyed, learners better retain and put it into practice.

As a final bit of Dana trivia, it may interest you to know that her favourite word is the F-word ...“FUN” (Hey! What f-word were you thinking about?)

Dana James-EdwardsDana The Trainer

Dana The Trainer is best described as a ball of pure energy who comes to life in front of a classroom. She’s a master trainer and facilitator who prides herself on bringing light, colour and enjoyment to the sessions she facilitates. 

Dana started her career in Big 4 consultancy, working on large-scale, transformational technology change programmes delivered using Agile ways of working, before working more exclusively as an Agile Trainer.

During the course of her career she has designed and delivered Agile training at behemoths like LBG, WalMart, Vodafone, Sony and GSK to name a few.

Dana is passionate about creating learning environments and experiences that ensure that key learnings make it back from the classroom to the workplace and
result in real change. She takes an unconventional approach to learning, battling against the stigma that technical training should be boring, as she knows that when learning is enjoyed, learners better retain and put it into practice.

As a final bit of Dana trivia, it may interest you to know that her favourite word is the F-word ...“FUN” (Hey! What f-word were you thinking about?)

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Mark KilbyDistributed Agile Coach

With over two decades of experience in agile principles and practices, Mark Kilby has cultivated more distributed and dispersed teams than collocated teams. He has consulted with organisations across many industries and coached teams, leaders, and organisations internally.

Mark shares this experience in his latest book with Johanna Rothman - From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver. You can learn more at https://www.markkilby.com/sdatbook/

Mark also co-founded a number of professional learning organisations such as Agile Orlando, Agile Florida, Virtual Team Talk, and the Agile Alliance Community Group Support Initiative among others. His easy-going style helps teams learn to collaborate and discover their path to success and sustainability. Read his most recent ideas and articles on www.markkilby.com

Mark KilbyDistributed Agile Coach

With over two decades of experience in agile principles and practices, Mark Kilby has cultivated more distributed and dispersed teams than collocated teams. He has consulted with organisations across many industries and coached teams, leaders, and organisations internally.

Mark shares this experience in his latest book with Johanna Rothman - From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver. You can learn more at https://www.markkilby.com/sdatbook/

Mark also co-founded a number of professional learning organisations such as Agile Orlando, Agile Florida, Virtual Team Talk, and the Agile Alliance Community Group Support Initiative among others. His easy-going style helps teams learn to collaborate and discover their path to success and sustainability. Read his most recent ideas and articles on www.markkilby.com

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Carmen KnippenbergAgile Master at Robert Bosch GmbH

Carmen lives and burns for the agile values and mindset. Therefore, she took over the challenge as a project team member to transform a hierarchical company into an agile organisation. She learned to accept and love the pains, which comes from such a huge change. And she experienced to accept a 80% solution as a sufficient solution. Lifelong learning came into daily reality by implementing the agile mindset and methods in our company. Now she works as an Agile Coach and it is great to be active part of the continuous process improvement. She is thankful that she got the chance to build up and maintain the business agility in her business unit. Her (daily) question is “Did I add value to my company”? This drives her forward to support the people in the company during this change and to challenge them to ask themselves the same question. 

Carmen KnippenbergAgile Master at Robert Bosch GmbH

Carmen lives and burns for the agile values and mindset. Therefore, she took over the challenge as a project team member to transform a hierarchical company into an agile organisation. She learned to accept and love the pains, which comes from such a huge change. And she experienced to accept a 80% solution as a sufficient solution. Lifelong learning came into daily reality by implementing the agile mindset and methods in our company. Now she works as an Agile Coach and it is great to be active part of the continuous process improvement. She is thankful that she got the chance to build up and maintain the business agility in her business unit. Her (daily) question is “Did I add value to my company”? This drives her forward to support the people in the company during this change and to challenge them to ask themselves the same question. 

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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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Troy MagennisPresident at Focused Objective LLC

Troy is an experienced IT executive who has been involved in many leading software organizations over 20 years. Most recently, Troy founded Focused Objective to build and promote risk management tools that simulate and forecast software development projects and portfolios. Technology has always been a passion for Troy. After cutting his teeth on early 8-bit personal computers, Troy moved into electronic engineering, which later led to positions in software application development, architecture and management for some of the most prominent corporations in automotive, banking, travel and online commerce.

Troy MagennisPresident at Focused Objective LLC

Troy is an experienced IT executive who has been involved in many leading software organizations over 20 years. Most recently, Troy founded Focused Objective to build and promote risk management tools that simulate and forecast software development projects and portfolios. Technology has always been a passion for Troy. After cutting his teeth on early 8-bit personal computers, Troy moved into electronic engineering, which later led to positions in software application development, architecture and management for some of the most prominent corporations in automotive, banking, travel and online commerce.

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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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Evelien RoosAgile Coach at Xebia

Evelien Acun-Roos is an experienced Agile Coach at Xebia and a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org. She has a profound knowledge of Agile and Scrum and knows how to transfer that to Teams, Scrum Masters and Product Owners, their surrounding environment and their management.

She loves to get teams up and running and then help them continuously improve. She has helped many different organizations to become more Agile (ING, Rabobank, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, APG, Philips, VodafoneZiggo a.o.).

She is also the Scrum Master of the Scrum Boosters within Xebia, helping other Scrum Masters to become better Scrum Masters.

Evelien loves to give training. Since she is a certified trainer for Training From the Back of the Room, her training courses are filled with brain-based learning activities. In her classes she lets the learner learn instead of the teacher teach.
On Agile conferences you can find her sharing knowledge about Scrum Values, Liberating Structures, Brain Science, Situational Leadership and how to Boost your Scrum.

Evelien RoosAgile Coach at Xebia

Evelien Acun-Roos is an experienced Agile Coach at Xebia and a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org. She has a profound knowledge of Agile and Scrum and knows how to transfer that to Teams, Scrum Masters and Product Owners, their surrounding environment and their management.

She loves to get teams up and running and then help them continuously improve. She has helped many different organizations to become more Agile (ING, Rabobank, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, APG, Philips, VodafoneZiggo a.o.).

She is also the Scrum Master of the Scrum Boosters within Xebia, helping other Scrum Masters to become better Scrum Masters.

Evelien loves to give training. Since she is a certified trainer for Training From the Back of the Room, her training courses are filled with brain-based learning activities. In her classes she lets the learner learn instead of the teacher teach.
On Agile conferences you can find her sharing knowledge about Scrum Values, Liberating Structures, Brain Science, Situational Leadership and how to Boost your Scrum.

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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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Prateek SinghDirector of Business Agility at Ultimate Software

Prateek Singh has been leading and working on agile teams for the 15+ years. Starting with XP, then Scrum and now working in a Kanban system, Prateek has gained a breadth and depth of knowledge regarding agile techniques, practices and implementation principles. Prateek is currently a Process Improvement Principal at Ultimate Software conducting training and coaching for teams regarding Kanban and Lean principles. Prateek has played the role of Software Engineer, Scrum Master and Manager of Software Engineering in his career. Prateek is currently Director of Business Agility at Ultimate Software.

Prateek SinghDirector of Business Agility at Ultimate Software

Prateek Singh has been leading and working on agile teams for the 15+ years. Starting with XP, then Scrum and now working in a Kanban system, Prateek has gained a breadth and depth of knowledge regarding agile techniques, practices and implementation principles. Prateek is currently a Process Improvement Principal at Ultimate Software conducting training and coaching for teams regarding Kanban and Lean principles. Prateek has played the role of Software Engineer, Scrum Master and Manager of Software Engineering in his career. Prateek is currently Director of Business Agility at Ultimate Software.

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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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Mike SuttonFounder at Decksender & Amazemeet

Mike is a lifelong maker of software things and recovering agile coach.

In a not so recent past, Mike specialised in helping ambitious senior leadership in very large companies empower their teams with agile and lean software processes and tools. He did this for 11 years in a journey that saw him work with 2000+ software professionals in over 200 teams. He was a major contributor to aviation-related emissions having covered over 200k kilometers in this time.

Then he got hit by the Salmon of Wisdom and learned the error of his ways.

Now he now builds startups full time from his garage in Spain, trying to make new mistakes everyday and not repeat the old ones.

His current interests are social impact, exploring mental models, the power of metaphor and analogical storytelling and rebalancing the historical crimes of colonialism.

Mike SuttonFounder at Decksender & Amazemeet

Mike is a lifelong maker of software things and recovering agile coach.

In a not so recent past, Mike specialised in helping ambitious senior leadership in very large companies empower their teams with agile and lean software processes and tools. He did this for 11 years in a journey that saw him work with 2000+ software professionals in over 200 teams. He was a major contributor to aviation-related emissions having covered over 200k kilometers in this time.

Then he got hit by the Salmon of Wisdom and learned the error of his ways.

Now he now builds startups full time from his garage in Spain, trying to make new mistakes everyday and not repeat the old ones.

His current interests are social impact, exploring mental models, the power of metaphor and analogical storytelling and rebalancing the historical crimes of colonialism.

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Kamon TreetampinijAgile Coach at Lean In Consulting

Kulawat is an Agile coach from Thailand with more than 10+ years of unique experiences on Enterprise Agile transformation. He has been helping various enterprises as well as startup programs. He is the key Lean Kanban evangelist as well as pioneering Flight Levels in Thailand. On the community side, Kamon and his colleague Kulawat were the lead translators of the Official Agile Manifesto Translation project for Thai language and also the co-founders of Agile66, the largest Agile community in South East Asia. They are the major contributors of flagship annual Agile conferences in Thailand which are Agile Thailand and Agile Tour Bangkok hosting more than 300 people in each conference for the past 8 consecutive years.

Kamon TreetampinijAgile Coach at Lean In Consulting

Kulawat is an Agile coach from Thailand with more than 10+ years of unique experiences on Enterprise Agile transformation. He has been helping various enterprises as well as startup programs. He is the key Lean Kanban evangelist as well as pioneering Flight Levels in Thailand. On the community side, Kamon and his colleague Kulawat were the lead translators of the Official Agile Manifesto Translation project for Thai language and also the co-founders of Agile66, the largest Agile community in South East Asia. They are the major contributors of flagship annual Agile conferences in Thailand which are Agile Thailand and Agile Tour Bangkok hosting more than 300 people in each conference for the past 8 consecutive years.

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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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Tendayi VikiAssociate Partner at Strategyzer

Tendayi Viki is an author and corporate innovation expert. As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, he helps companies innovate for the future while managing their core business. He has written three books; Pirates In The Navy, The Corporate Startup and The Lean Product Lifecycle. The Corporate Startup was awarded the 2018 CMI Management Book Of The Year In Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His latest book, Pirates In The Navy is about how intrapreneurs can drive the transformation to turn their companies into innovation engines. Tendayi previously served as Director of Product Lifecycle at Pearson, where he co-developed an innovation framework that won the Best Innovation Program 2015 at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards in New York. He has been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award and was named on the Thinkers50 2018 Radar List for emerging management thinkers to watch.

Tendayi VikiAssociate Partner at Strategyzer

Tendayi Viki is an author and corporate innovation expert. As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, he helps companies innovate for the future while managing their core business. He has written three books; Pirates In The Navy, The Corporate Startup and The Lean Product Lifecycle. The Corporate Startup was awarded the 2018 CMI Management Book Of The Year In Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His latest book, Pirates In The Navy is about how intrapreneurs can drive the transformation to turn their companies into innovation engines. Tendayi previously served as Director of Product Lifecycle at Pearson, where he co-developed an innovation framework that won the Best Innovation Program 2015 at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards in New York. He has been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award and was named on the Thinkers50 2018 Radar List for emerging management thinkers to watch.

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Kulawat WongsarojAgile Coach at Lean In Consulting

Kulawat is an Agile coach from Thailand with more than 10+ years of unique experiences on Enterprise Agile transformation. He has been helping various enterprises as well as startup programs. He is the key Lean Kanban evangelist as well as pioneering Flight Levels in Thailand. On the community side, Kulawat and his colleague Kamon were the lead translators of the Official Agile Manifesto Translation project for Thai language and also the co-founders of Agile66, the largest Agile community in South East Asia. They are the major contributors of flagship annual Agile conferences in Thailand which are Agile Thailand and Agile Tour Bangkok hosting more than 300 people in each conference for the past 8 consecutive years.

Kulawat WongsarojAgile Coach at Lean In Consulting

Kulawat is an Agile coach from Thailand with more than 10+ years of unique experiences on Enterprise Agile transformation. He has been helping various enterprises as well as startup programs. He is the key Lean Kanban evangelist as well as pioneering Flight Levels in Thailand. On the community side, Kulawat and his colleague Kamon were the lead translators of the Official Agile Manifesto Translation project for Thai language and also the co-founders of Agile66, the largest Agile community in South East Asia. They are the major contributors of flagship annual Agile conferences in Thailand which are Agile Thailand and Agile Tour Bangkok hosting more than 300 people in each conference for the past 8 consecutive years.

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