Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has authored four books and numerous articles and is an internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. With a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics, Linda's background includes university teaching and software development in a number of different domains.
Diana Larsen consults with leaders and their teams to create work environments where people flourish and push businesses to succeed. She is an international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; and The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning. In collaboration with James Shore, she developed the Agile Fluency™ Model. She is a past Chair and former board member (2007–2013) of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. Diana served on the board (2013-2016) of the Organization Design Forum and is chairing their 2018 conference. She is an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute. Active on the organizing teams of various conferences, she is a founding and current board member of Agile Open Northwest , non-profit organization.
Mary Poppendieck’s first job was programming the #2 Electronic Switching System at Bell Labs in 1967. She programmed minicomputers to control high energy physics experiments at the University of Wisconsin during the 1970’s. Moving to 3M, Mary developed digital systems to control roll-goods processes, spearheaded one of the first Just-in-Time production systems in the company, and led new product development teams which commercialized products ranging from digital controllers to lighting systems. Upon retiring from 3M in 1998, Mary was surprised to discover that the typical software development process was quite different than the engineering-inspired approach she had found effective with control systems. So she wrote the now-classic book: Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit, proposing an approach which focuses on consumers, respects software engineers, concentrates on learning, and leverages flow. Mary is a popular writer and speaker. Sequels of her first book include Implementing Lean Software Development: from Concept to Cash, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point and The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions.
Jeev heads UST’s Business Agility practice in UK&I and is responsible for developing and executing client partners’ Digital and Agile strategy. He is passionate about creating synergies to unlock new opportunities, building high quality teams and partner ecosystems, and disrupting how people and organizations connect through technology and innovation. His experience has been gained across a diverse range of Fortune 500 organizations in the Financial Services, Retail and Telecoms sectors. You can connect with him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At UST Omar is globally responsible for the business transformation consulting services that expand across Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, India, China, HK, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. Directly manages a portfolio delivery of Business Agility Transformations and Lean-Agile product development with a team of more than 150 management consultants and agile coaches engaged in agile transformations for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to UST he led agile consulting services at NTT Data, Deloitte-Roundarch, Razorfish and ABM-AMRO Bank.
For the last two decades, he has lead agile transformations across the globe, strategizing, coaching, mentoring and training thousands of executive, leaders and practitioners.
Noopur is a dynamic business leader with extensive professional experience working with F500 companies in solving significant, next-generation technology problems globally. Noopur is passionate about building cohesive relationships with Business and IT stakeholders earning trust by focussing on solid delivery and business outcomes.
Noopur had led several global agile teams, integrating a diverse set of technologies in a globally outsourced environment for some of the largest financial firms in the world.
She completed her executive MBA from Harvard Business School and is based out of London.
I joined Morgan Stanley in 2019. As part of the Agile Centre of Expertise I led organisational change in equities, followed by transaction reporting. I am leading a development program to embed coaching skills in our divisions through upskilling existing leadership. I am an all-round agile specialist. I am motivated by creating productive, sustainable, and energetic work environments. My specialties are agile at scale and transformation, design, agile coaching of teams and individuals, agile delivery, and training. I have over 13 years of international industry experience, including management consulting, large financial services firms, technology companies and a fast-growing start-up. I started my career as a programmer. Over the years I played roles including systems integrator, security specialist, scrum master, internal consultant, and management consultant. I have worked in a variety of settings including a fast-growing start-up, small professional services firm, large technology company and management consulting. My formal education includes a Master’s in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Information Technology.
A native of Hungary, Zsolt holds MSc. degrees from the Technical University of Budapest (Electrical Engineering) and the University of Houston (Computer Science). He studied and worked in the Houston area for 20 years before returning to Hungary to join Morgan Stanley in 2012. Having spent over two decades in the software business first as developer then manager, his interests increasingly turned towards ways to improve outcomes and team performance. He established the Agile Catalysts group in Budapest to promote grassroots agile adoption starting 2013. As Morgan Stanley embarked on her Agile Transformation journey, Zsolt joined the Agile Center of Excellence, training and working as an agile coach in 2019. Just a few months ago Zsolt returned to the Technology side and is currently the Head of Wealth Management Technology @ Budapest, building fully co-located and cross-functional squads to participate the massive reengineering effort of the legacy Morgan Stanley Online and Etrade.com platforms.
Speaker and Head Agile Coach LATAM at John Deere.
20+ Years in a vast range of roles in IT.
Registered Scrum Trainer™ and Scrum@Scale(by ScrumInc) and Kanban Management Professional(KMP)
I am responsible for the delivery of solutions (with the focus of development and testing of products and customer specific solutions) and professional services (consulting, project management, business analyses, etc.) to our airline customers. My organization has 350 employees. Besides I am the general manager of Lufthansa Systems Hungária where I am responsible for the day to day operations of the company, to maintain a professional environment for our colleagues and partners, implementation of our strategy and so on.
Zoltán is a strategic innovation leader and agile coach for large companies. He has 10 years of IT/telco experience, since 2014 he has been involved in the planning and implementation of agile transformation strategies, as well as in the methodological preparation of innovative start-up companies.
My whole life has been dedicated to expertise, both in telecommunications and in airline IT. Continuous learning and development helped by excellent colleagues, mentors and managers. I dare to dream big, I see opportunities even when others are only tasting the new. As an agile enthusiast, I feel myself capable to build operating models on enterprise level which lead companies to the future.
Seb has been a consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 40 years. He has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from architecture to support, from BASIC to Ruby.
During his career, he has worked for companies large (e.g. IBM, Amazon) and small, and has extensive experience of failed projects. He's now Developer Advocate with SmartBear Advantage, promoting better ways of working to the software development community.
Regular speaker at conferences and occasional contributor to software journals. Co-author of the BDD Books series "Discovery” and "Formulation" (Leanpub), lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers), and contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly).
Alberto leads the Business Transformation Practice at UST Spain&Latam, helping organizations improve their business results by adapting to complexity through an Agile mindset. During the last 10 years he has worked with senior management to define the transformation strategy, organizational design and operating models that reshape core and enabling functions and create a culture that builds better and more resilient organizations.
Gábor is an Agile consultant, trainer and coach at Sprint Consulting, with 20+ years of experience in IT project and program management in various business segments and project/program sizes. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Gabor is passionate about sharing his experience, best practices and helping teams and individuals to find new ways to constantly improve.
Andrea Török is an Agile consultant, trainer and coach at Sprint Consulting. She is a global expert in Business Agility with over 10 years of hands-on experience crafting and leading mid- and large-scale agile and cultural transformations in manufacturing, finance and telecommunication domains. Her specialties are leadership development, executive coaching, organizational design and product strategies.
Zoltán Schweinitzer, after graduating from both engineering and economics, gained experience in securely protected systems and data management, as well as launching quality management systems. Later he ran into requirement management and project management in logistics, heavy industry, ore-mining areas, and industrial production-technology. He worked for almost a decade in e-health and telemedicine areas and has been building and launching agile projects for robust products for clients from various business areas for 10 years, mostly in multinational environments. He is also an experienced trainer of practical use of agile methodologies.
I help technology and business teams/departments pursue smarter ways of working. My career since 2000 has spanned across modern and legacy stacks, development, QA, prog. management and infra; and lucky enough to live, travel and work across Asia, Africa and Europe. I am passionate about core system agility - enterprise infra and mainframes.
As an agile coach, I'm dedicated to connecting theory with hands-on experience. Being involved in software development for almost 3 decades, my goal is to help with the expertise I gathered all around the organizations from portfolio level to the trenches.
Throughout my 15+ years as a coach, I have built broad experience in organizational development as well as aligning strategy, structure and culture to enhance learning, growth and effectiveness within an organizational setting. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of purpose and people’s ability to co-create innovative, future proof solutions. I support scrum teams and individuals on their agile journey to learn and embrace systemic thinking, to live by their values and discover their potential.
I'm a Scrum Master and Agile coach with IT and economic studies, having solid experience in agile transformation in large organizations.
As I saw during my professional career fear of change is mostly based on lack of knowledge or misinterpretation of information. Therefore one of the most important missions for me is to show organizations and the people within how to be prepared by continuous learning for barvely face with the challenges of change without fear.
Gábor is a servant leader of Agile Teams, and has more than 15 years experience as a product manager / project manager in the waterfall world. He walks confidently in telecommunication, automotive software development and banking industries. Gábor has a very good instinct to understand and support teams / individuals and build up agile teams.
Haran is an Agile Coach with over 20 years’ experience in the Agile space with a background in Psychotherapy. His research in Psychology has focused on racial, ethnic and cultural identity and has recently published a paper on unconscious racial bias. Haran is a passionate believer in the importance of intercultural understanding to enable us all to live and work together better.
Amir became the first Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach (CTC) in Eastern Europe in 2018 and served as a volunteer on the European Gathering Team (EUGT) for planning Global SCRUM GATHERING® Vienna 2019 and Global SCRUM GATHERING® Lisbon 2022. Additionally, he is a CTC Review Team Member and Women in Agile 2020 mentor. Lastly, he is also the founder of the first Scrum Alliance User Group in Romania called Agile Coaching and Beyond.
Tamás is an Agile Team coach, with full-stack developer background, gathering experiences in IT for 20 years. Passionate about finding connected and versatile solutions to problems, learning new tech and sharing knowledge to develop others. Actively builds Agile and Developer communities through experimentation and ignites innovation for products, teams and organizations.
Laci is a Transformation Consultant based in Budapest having 20 years of experience in Total Quality Management (TQM), Project Management and Agility. He has helped several major software implementations over the last 15 years, believer of continuous improvement and teaches and coaches agile principles and values which helps leaders and organizations become more future proof.
Laci is an Agile Team Coach based in Budapest having 20+ years of experience working with multinational and SME organizations in IT Management, Project Management and Agile roles. He has experience in IT transformation, IT Operations Improvement and Software development projects.
He is passionate about developing high performing teams, sharing his experiences, coaching / mentoring teams and individuals to empower them for continuous improvement. Regardless of tools, systems, methods there are always people behind who will need to make the most out of them. I’d like to be there to help them understand how they can do this.
János Szőke, after graduated from electronics and computer engineering he worked in several projects as a lead or contributor in data security, electronics, software development, infrastructure design and implementation. Ha earned 30+ years of experience in training and mentoring peers and partners, even in waterfall style development and projects too. He joined to ExxonMobil Budapest in 2006. He has 4+ experience as Agile/DevOps trainer and being Scrum Master. Currently he is a Certified Agile Team Coach for ExxonMobil.
Paks has 2.5 years of experience as a Scrum Master working with 2 different teams in different regions across the globe. He is passionate about agile, mentoring and using the agile mindset to help teams become more productive.
Iana is a Certified Scrum Master with the background in PR and Marketing. She is passionate about agility and helping other Scrum Masters across organization to find the right balance of being a Servant Leader and enthusiastic about the empowering aspects of the agile way of working. Adept at optimizing and developing teams through employment of velocity, capacity, and quality metrics. Thrives in fast-paced environments providing forward-thinking, innovation and professionalism always.
Masa K. Maeda, Ph.D. is a senior agile coach with UST with over 40 years of industry experience. Prior to UST, Masa was the founder and principal of Valueinnova LLC where he brought transformations to companies of the caliber from Fortune 100 to startups worldwide in diverse industries. A pioneer in Kanban, Collaboration frameworks, and XSCALE, he is also one of the co-founders of the Lean-Kanban University, XSCALE steward, Steering committee member for the DevOps++ Alliance, Steering committee member for the Kanban for Knowledge Work Alliance, and for the Agile Testing Alliance. Masa has over 94 publications and public appearances at international conferences.
As a software engineer, Jean-Michel has been working in the finance industry since 2007 both in Europe and North-America. He played various roles - Scrum master, tech lead, business analyst - in distributed agile environments before being involved with the Morgan Stanley Agile transformation in 2019 as a fulltime Agile Coach.
He is currently based in Montreal, Canada, is a father of two girls, a passionate sketchnoter and is currently learning keyboard.
Tamás is the lead agile consultant at thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary with 10 years of experience in IT project management in various business segments and project sizes.
He has experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner as well as Coach and is currently dedicated to promoting agile collaboration in vehicle development.
Since July 2021, Tamás has been active as an Agile Coach at thyssenkrupp. His focus is on the holistic implementation and further development of an agile culture, agile methods and leadership approaches.
Emese is an Agile Coach and Organizational Psychologist who focuses on mindset, motivation, teamwork, and leadership, recognizing the importance of Organizational Culture within the Agile Transformation Strategy. Experienced with Fortune 500 as well as start-up clients across industries and with various levels of geographically distributed teams. Known for successful collaboration enablement as well as building synergies between Business and Development Teams – firm believer and ambassador of ‘Agile for Non-Software’. Advocate for forward-thinking models of future organizations such as Humanistic Management and Evolutionary-Teal.
János has been an international agile consultant and trainer at Sprint Consulting since 2018. He has also worked as a personal agile and executive coach since 2015, mainly in the telecommunications, banking & finance and software development industry. His roles also included project manager, Scrum Master, agile coach and agile transformation manager. His experience in the field of continuous improvement and quality management makes him able to facilitate changes on organization level with consideration of company culture. His philosophy is that empowering people to understand each other and to communicate is the way to improve efficiency and moral.
Simon is an agile and leadership coach and Certified Scrum Trainer based in Scotland. He has used lightweight/agile methods since the late 1990s and works with organisations large and small to help them achieve better results by leveraging the power of self-organising teams. He has consulted for and led several large-scale agile transitions at DAX companies in Germany, is the author of several articles and speaks regularly at conferences on the subject of agile leadership. Simon holds an MBA specialising in Creativity, Innovation and Change from the Open University Business School.