Conference archive

Conference Speakers

Lorraine Aguilar
Working Harmony, Inc.

Lorraine Aguilar helps people collaborate, innovate, and influence others. As CEO of Working Harmony, Lorraine has trained and coached senior leadership teams at Nissan, Merck, the United Nations, and other organizations whose success depends on effective collaboration. She speaks regularly to business leaders in China and Korea on how to...Read more

Bob Aiello
CM Best Practices Consulting

Bob Aiello is a consultant and author with more than twenty-five years of prior experience as a technical manager at leading financial services firms, with company-wide responsibility for CM, ALM and DevOps. He often provides hands-on technical support for enterprise source code management tools, SOX/Cobit compliance, build engineering, continuous integration,...Read more

Vivek Angiras
Independent Consultant

Vivek Angiras is a management consultant, agile trainer and coach, and an expert in leading teams through the transition from traditional methodologies to agile practices. Vivek enjoys working with organizations to guide them to create high-performing, self-organized teams equipped to deliver quality results at a sustainable pace. He has coached...Read more

Jason Arbon

Jason Arbon is the CEO of Appdiff, which is redefining how enterprises develop, test, and ship mobile apps with zero code and zero setup required. He was formerly the director of engineering and product at, where he led product strategy to deliver crowdsourced testing via more...Read more

Sebastiano Armeli

An engineering manager for the monetization department at Spotify in New York, Sebastiano Armeli helps his team follow best practices and strive toward defined standards. Sebastiano leads his team to deliver high quality ad products within the Spotify clients. Throughout his career he has developed and designed applications using different...Read more

Sanjiv Augustine

Sanjiv Augustine is the president of LitheSpeed, an agile consulting, training, and product development company. With 25+ years in the industry, Sanjiv has managed agile projects from five to more than 100 people, trained thousands of agile practitioners through workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams.  As a...Read more

Jody Bailey

Jody Bailey is the chief technology officer at Pluralsight, the world leader of online learning for technology and creative professionals. A veteran at delivering innovative SaaS products that lead their markets, Jody brings more than twenty years of experience building and leading enterprise technology teams, as well as reimagining processes...Read more

Arlen Bankston

Arlen Bankston is an established leader in the application and evolution of Agile software development processes such as Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming, as well as process management methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified ScrumMaster® Trainer and Certified Scrum Product...Read more

Melissa Benua

In her career Melissa Benua has worked in nearly every software development role—engineer, test, DevOps, and program management—and now senior backend engineer for PlayFab. Melissa has created and run high-availability, high-quality services at Boeing and Microsoft on products such as Bing, Cortana, and Xbox One. Melissa discovered her love of...Read more

Bernie Berger
Doran Jones

Since his first testing job in 1994 where he tested software that generated automated stock tickers, Bernie Berger has held various positions across Wall Street and is a proponent of skilled-based testing in financial services firms. Bernie is the founder, advocate, and volunteer manager for the Software Testing in Financial...Read more


VP of global delivery and solutions for tap|QA, Inc., Jennifer Bonine began her career in consulting, implementing large ERP solutions. Jennifer has held executive level positions leading development, quality assurance and testing, organizational development, and process improvement teams for Fortune 500 companies in several domains. In her career, she has...Read more

Tracy Briscoe
Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market executive director Tracy Briscoe is responsible for guiding teams that develop and support business intelligence and enterprise data warehouse, financial systems, and team member systems. Tracy is an advocate for agile practices across the technology team. She works to evangelize the senior leaders in the technology and...Read more

Tricia Broderick
Agile For All

Passionately focused on the facilitation of high-performance software development environments, Tricia Broderick has more than seventeen years of experience in software development. Her leadership, training, and coaching helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to daily delivery of high-quality software and services. Tricia shares stories and...Read more

Jeff Byron

Jeff Byron has been in the digital space for ten years with Thomson Reuters, Digital River, Target, and Symantec (now Veritas). Jeff took the leap from the eCommerce industry to lead a large-scale mindset and process transformation. His focus is on how to scale across more than fifty Scrum teams...Read more

Alex Chernyak

Industry Technical Presentations

Jamie Lynn Cooke
Both Hemispheres, LLC

As a senior solutions consultant, business analyst, and project manager, Jamie Lynn Cooke has delivered successful solutions for many organizations across twenty-six industry sectors in Australia, Canada, and the United States. She has worked with every type of user you can imagine—and some that you would not believe—to turn their...Read more

Lee Copeland
TechWell Corp.

With more than forty years of experience as an information systems professional at commercial and nonprofit organizations, Lee Copeland has held technical and managerial positions in applications development, software testing, and software process improvement. At TechWell, Lee has developed and taught numerous training courses on software development and testing issues,...Read more

Mike Cottmeyer
LeadingAgile, LLC

LeadingAgile CEO and founder Mike Cottmeyer is passionate about solving the challenges associated with agile in larger, more complex enterprises. To that end, he and his team are dedicated to providing large-scale agile transformation services to help pragmatically, incrementally, and safely introduce agile methods. Mike spends most of his time...Read more

Anthony Crain
Blue Agility, LLC

Since 1999 Anthony Crain has lead enterprise organizational change initiatives for IBM and now for Blue Agility. He is known for his outstanding mentoring and teaching abilities, clearly explaining the practical side to theoretical concepts in an exciting and actionable manner. A dynamic speaker who energizes his audience, Anthony has...Read more

Carlyle Davis

A principal consultant at ThoughtWorks, Carlyle Davis has several years of experience in various business domains with a focus on applying agile principles and practices to deliver business solutions at enterprise scale. As a technical principal, his responsibilities include providing technical leadership, advising various members of the IT community, and...Read more

Chong Ee

As a senior finance systems manager with Twilio, a San Francisco-based cloud communications company, Chong Ee is focused on optimizing the use and integration of financial cloud applications. Most recently, Chong implemented NetSuite and other SaaS solutions at Trulia to support the company’s growth from startup through IPO and then...Read more

Michael Faulise
Managing Partner
tap | QA

Industry Technical Presentations

Michael Faulise is the founder and managing partner at tap|QA, LLC, a global company that specializes in quality solutions for businesses. Mike focuses on sales and delivery where he consults with clients in the areas of leading development, quality assurance and testing, technology and process training, and process improvement. He...Read more

tap | QA

Delivery director Rick Faulise has been working in the automated testing space for eighteen years—managing teams building fully automated test suites and pioneering new automation technologies. He has worked to expand automation capabilities outside standard methodologies and into new platforms—mobile devices, streaming devices, TVs, and autos. With his management experience...Read more

Sumedha Ganjoo
National Instruments

Concurrent Sessions

A certified ScrumMaster at National Instruments, Sumedha Ganjoo manages multiple software projects in the Ops team that services a very large global software development team. She was one of the people pioneering adoption of Scrum in her current Ops team. Sumedha has worked as a software engineer and project manager...Read more

Gavin Gray
Oomf, Inc.

Gavin Gray is vice president of engineering at Oomf, Inc., a Boston-based startup that provides portable mobile device power as a service. Gavin joined Oomf after spending several years in enterprise software, including an eight-year tenure at VMware where he held a variety of development, test,...Read more

Edith Harbaugh

CEO and cofounder of LaunchDarkly Edith Harbaugh has more than fifteen years of experience in software engineering with both consumer and enterprise startups. Previously, she scaled TripIt to 10 million users. Edith was product manager at Vignette, a global content management company, which powered NASA, Volkswagen, and She co-hosts...Read more

Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Dawn Haynes is CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, Inc. A highly regarded trainer of software testers, Dawn blends experience with a real-world view to provide testers with tools and techniques to help them generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems. Passionate about improving the state...Read more

Neal Herman
BD Biosciences

Neal Herman is the senior manager of software and firmware quality for BD Biosciences, and the Chief ScrumMaster and Agile Coach for the R&D department. Neal regularly consults with other R&D organizations within the parent company and recently organized a company-wide agile conference and workshop. In addition to Scrum, his...Read more

Mimi Hoang

Mimi Hoang is the Senior Director, Emerging Products at Autodesk where she oversees global development and product management of products covering the architecture, manufacturing, and construction industries. With more than twenty years of experience in software, technology, and product, Mimi has held senior management positions at Symantec, JP Morgan, Ernst...Read more

Jez Humble
Jez Humble & Associates LLC

Jez Humble is co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O'Reilly, 2015)....Read more

David Hussman

Working with companies of all sizes worldwide, David Hussman teaches and coaches the adoption of agile methods as powerful delivery tools. Sometimes he pairs with developers and testers; other times he helps plan and create product roadmaps. David often works with leadership groups to pragmatically use agile methods to foster...Read more

Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson has experience as a consultant, advisor, and manager in projects for some of the largest banks and financial service providers in Scandinavia. Carl is a curious person, interested in new technology with the ambition of ensuring high quality for the end user. The dots connected him to the...Read more

Tomi Kaleva
Nelonen Media

With more than twenty years of software testing experience, Tomi Kaleva is an expert in agile development and testing processes. He is working in Television Company Channel 4 as a production manager, responsible for the quality assurance process of live streaming services. With knowledge in manufacturing, media, and public...Read more

Tania Katan
Curator of Code

The creative instigator of the international viral campaign #itwasneveradress, Tania Katan is an award-winning author and keynote speaker who believes in storytelling at all costs! Tania made the audacious leap into technology and is currently the evangelist for Axosoft—because every rock star company needs a punk! She...Read more

SmartBear Software

Concurrent Sessions

Nikhil Kaul is product manager, testing products at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world. Nikhil was previously at Digité, an application lifecycle management solutions provider, where he gained insight into the software development and testing market. Nikhil is very involved in discussions taking place...Read more

Robert Kelman

Robert Kelman is director of tools and architecture for DIRECTV (now part of the AT&T family) software quality engineering organization. With twenty years of experience delivering enterprise software, Robb has developed a passion for continuous improvement and innovation to drive quality. For the past ten years he has lead a...Read more

Oksana Kubushyna
Riot Games

Development manager Oksana Kubushyna leads the entire delivery of League of Legends, the most played video game in the world. Oksana’s career started as an engineer at Petroglyph Games. Her enthusiasm for architecting and implementing gameplay systems eventually led her to a technical director role, and along her journey she...Read more

Richard Lawrence
Agile For All

Agile for All’s Richard Lawrence trains and coaches teams and organizations, including Whole Foods Market, to become happier and more productive. Richard draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, and political science. Richard is one of a handful of Certified Scrum Coaches and a certified trainer of...Read more

Philip Lew

After working in various management and technical positions in software development and product management, Philip Lew leads XBOSoft’s direction and strategy as CEO. A speaker at numerous trade and academic conferences, Phil has worked with hundreds of organizations to assess the quality of their software, examine software quality processes, and...Read more

Darrin London
Department of Justice

Darrin London has spent more than eleven years supporting software delivery projects within various public sector clients including the U.S Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Justice. Darrin has experience mentoring/coaching agile teams as well as government management in their adoption of the agile mindset and agile practices. His agile...Read more

Catherine Louis
CLL Group

Catherine Louis is an independent agile coach and a Certified Scrum Trainer™. With more than twenty years of experience in complex product development in both software and hardware, Catherine has led agile transition efforts at top telecommunications firms and worked with North Carolina State University to conduct research on agile...Read more

Larry Maccherone
Data Scientist

An industry-recognized leader in agile, metrics, and visualization, Larry Maccherone currently helps a number of companies with the design of their analytics products including AgileCraft and Previously, Larry led the insights product line at Rally Software which enabled better decisions with data, leveraged big data techniques to conduct groundbreaking...Read more

John Martinez

John Martinez is the Principal Solutions Architect for John has in-depth experience guiding development teams to AWS and other cloud platforms. He assists in streamlining creation of cloud applications, optimizing AWS resources, and ensures that their AWS infrastructures are properly protected. John specializes in DevOps, automation and continuous solutions....Read more

Dan McFall
VP, Mobility Solutions
Mobile Labs
Susan McNamara
BIOVIA – Dassault Systems

ScrumMaster Certified Susan McNamara has more than thirty years of software development experience, including twelve years of agile development. Susan has led agile teams in several different sectors, including GIS, healthcare supply chain, and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations intelligence. She started as a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories beginning...Read more

Penny McVay
Liberty Mutual

Penny McVay manages a large, global-wide quality assurance team for the commercial insurance technology division of Liberty Mutual. Penny began her career in the insurance industry and has experience in business functional areas and IT. From a COBOL programmer to a developer to earning her PMP certification, Penny’s experiences have...Read more

Robert Merrill
University of Wisconsin-Madison

As a hurricane scientist in the 1980s, Robert Merrill knew estimation was about forecasting and response. (Control never crossed his mind.) As a scientific applications programmer in the 1990s, Robert honed his estimation skills in self-defense against project management. In 2003, asked to create a failure-proof application contracting and delivery...Read more

Rob Myers
Agile Institute

The founder of Agile Institute, Rob Myers teaches courses that are always a blend of fun and practical hands-on labs, “Training From the Back of the Room” learning techniques, and relevant first-person stories from both successful and not-so-successful agile implementations. With thirty years of professional experience with software development teams,...Read more

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

An agile coach and Professional Scrum Trainer, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy is a self-proclaimed “Agile Passionista” who strongly believes in agile values and principles. In her current role, Pradeepa works as a trainer, agile coach, and mentor to several teams and helps them succeed in delighting customers. She works with leadership teams...Read more

Doc Norton

Leadership Summit Sessions

Doc Norton is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and build great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide...Read more

Alan Page
Alan Page has been building and testing software for nearly 25 years. He was the lead author on the book How We Test Software at Microsoft, contributed chapters for Beautiful Testing  and Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation , and recently published a...Read more
Chintan Pandya
Standard & Poors Rating Services

A QA professional since 2004, Chintan Pandya has been senior director and member of the QA & Metrics team at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services since 2005. Chintan has led S&P’s QA portfolio, responsible for quality assurance and compliance testing for the Ratings’ business workflow applications. He has led numerous...Read more

Jeff Patton
Jeff Patton & Associates

Jeff Patton started in software development in the early ’90s as a project leader for a small, software product company where he learned that well-written code and fast delivery are not the secrets to success. What makes the difference is understanding your customer and creating a great product. In 2000...Read more

Bob Payne

Bob Payne is a change agent at LitheSpeed. As an early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum, and SAFe, he has worked exclusively as a lean and agile transformation leader since 1999. Bob hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced more than 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders...Read more

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles and recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the...Read more

Sven Peters

Lead evangelist for Atlassian, Sven Peters has twenty years of experience writing code, leading teams, and sharing his experience with thousands of developers in more than twenty-five countries. For the past four years, Sven has studied software development trends inside and outside Atlassian, discovering the most important attributes that help...Read more

Ken Pugh
Net Objectives

A fellow consultant with Net Objectives, Ken Pugh helps companies transform into lean-agile organizations through training and coaching. His special interests are in communication (particularly effectively communicating requirements), delivering business value, and using lean principles to deliver high quality quickly. Ken trains, mentors, and testifies on technology topics from object-oriented...Read more

Dan Rawsthorne
3Back, LLC

Chief scientist and senior agility instructor at 3Back, LLC, Dan Rawsthorne, PhD/PMP/CST, has been doing agility continuously since 1983. Dan has extensive knowledge of agile software processes, procedures, and techniques. Introduced to eXtreme Programming by Kent Beck in 1995 and to Scrum by Linda Rising soon after,...Read more

Perry Reinert

As a CSM and CSPO, Perry Reinert brought new agile techniques and approaches to Infusionsoft development teams, and more recently to other non-development departments. A frequent speaker on agile topics both internationally and at local events, Perry co-founded, and still runs, the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group. Prior to working with...Read more

Jared Richardson
Agile Artisans

Principal consultant and a member of the core team at Agile Artisans, Jared Richardson is a process coach who works with software teams to help them build excellent software. He sold his first software program in 1991 and has been immersed in software ever since. Jared helped...Read more

Linda Rising
Independent Consultant

Linda Rising is an internationally-known presenter on topics of agile development, patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development. An independent consultant from Tennessee, Linda ( has...Read more

John Ryskowski
JFR Consulting

John Ryskowski enjoys working through social entanglements that keep organizations from achieving their business objectives and realizing their vision. His latest publication explains how L-3 National Security Solutions created a small and powerful business capture organization, demonstrating positive results in their first three years. John has studied...Read more


Rob Sabourin, P. Eng., has more than thirty-three years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A highly-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering,...Read more

Golda Sahayam
Whole Foods Market

Golda Sahayam is a technology team senior director at Whole Foods Market where she leads application delivery, operational support, and is the executive champion for agile practices across the enterprise business systems area. Golda's passion for continual improvement has led to an empowered culture where teams self-evaluate, self-manage, and are...Read more

Cathy Sargent
The Jackson Laboratory

A senior business system analyst at The Jackson Laboratory, Cathy Sargent leverages her background in software quality assurance to approach functional and business requirements with a Murphy's Law attitude. The challenging and innovative science behind the unique technology needs of the Laboratory necessitate that business and functional requirements are fully...Read more

George Schlitz
Objective Change

For more than ten years, George Schlitz has been helping companies introduce new approaches—agile methods, lean thinking, continuous improvement, theory of constraints, lean startup, and more. George has helped diverse-sized companies and industries—from late startups to large enterprises, from gaming and entertainment to manufacturing and financial services. His background includes...Read more

Anshul Sharma
Emmi Solutions

Anshul Sharma is the lead QA automation engineer at Emmi, whose goal is to educate patients about their health through interactive multimedia programs. During her more than nine-year software testing and development career, Anshul has worn multiple hats in technology as a developer, business analyst, tester, and team lead. She...Read more

Ahmed Sidky
Riot Games

Ahmed Sidky, also known as Dr. Agile, is the head of development management at Riot Games where he leads a team of sixty internal agile delivery leaders. Co-author of Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World, a seasoned speaker, and a well-known leader in the agile community, Ahmed serves as the...Read more

Chris Sims
Agile Learning Labs

The founder of Agile Learning Labs, Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps organizations improve their productivity and happiness. Chris coauthored two best-selling scrum books—The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: A Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction—and has published more than fifty articles...Read more

Atlassian, Inc.
TechWell Corp.

TechWell’s IT director Mike Sowers has more than twenty-five years of practical experience as a global quality and test leader of internationally distributed test teams across multiple industries. Mike is a senior consultant, skilled in working with both large and small organizations to improve their software development, testing, and delivery...Read more

Aakash Srinivasan
Independent Consultant

Aakash Srinivasan is an agile trainer, coach, and professional speaker who specializes in consulting with Fortune 100 companies and working with enterprise management groups and executive teams on leadership coaching and large scale agile transformations. With an extensive technical background and several industry certifications, Aakash is on a journey to...Read more

Jon Stahl

Jon Stahl is CEO and co-founder of LeanDog, a company that focuses on agile consulting as well as software design and delivery. Jon has been practicing and upholding the values of the Agile Manifesto and lean for more than twelve years, coaching companies at all levels across IT and business....Read more

Dion Stewart

With more than twenty-five years of experience, Dion Stewart coaches, teaches, writes, and develops software at DevJam. He works with individual teams adopting agile practices as well as large organizations doing multi-team product discovery and delivery for complex products and platforms. At times, Dion works with leadership groups helping them...Read more

Tom Stiehm

Tom Stiehm is a 20 year veteran of the Information Technology industry. He has spent the past 10 years managing, designing and implementing software products and applications using agile software development methods. Prior to Coveros, Tom held a variety of CTO and architect positions at software development companies. Tom is...Read more

Jonah Stiennon
Sauce Labs

Jonah Stiennon is a software developer at Sauce Labs where he primarily works as a core contributor to Appium, the mobile test automation framework. Originally from Michigan, he focuses his software efforts on code editors and developer tooling. Jonah has successfully completed complex reverse-engineering tasks. He has spoken on Appium...Read more

Raul Suarez
Independent Consultant

For the past thirty years, Raul Suarez has worked in almost every area related to computer systems, with a special passion for hands-on software development and practices. Currently at a large financial corporation, Raul has contributed as lead designer, technical lead, development consultant, and more recently as a solutions architect...Read more

Aater Suleman

Aater Suleman is co-founder and CEO of Flux7, an Austin TX-based global IT consultancy that helps organizations gain business agility through new technologies using cloud, containers, configuration management, and CI/CD. He uses his extensive background in hardware, performance optimization, and software development to create self-healing cloud infrastructure frameworks that enable...Read more

Adrian Thibodeau
Standard & Poors Rating Services

Vice president Adrian Thibodeau has led the QA & Metrics team at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services since 2011 and held numerous other roles since 2005. For the past four years, Adrian has led the Ratings QA department in a number of transformational initiatives: adoption of the TMMi Operational Maturity...Read more

Faye Thompson
CareWorks Tech

With more than eighteen years of project delivery experience, Faye Thompson, JD, PSMI, is a senior agile consultant with CareWorks Tech. Focusing on agile methodologies and continuous improvement, she has had a positive impact in the financial services, healthcare, advertising, and automotive industries. Passionate about using innovative solutions to drive...Read more

Original Software

Jim Trentadue has more than sixteen years of experience as a coordinator/manager in the software testing field. In his various career roles in testing, Jim has focused on test execution, automation, management, environment management, standards deployment, and test tool implementation. In the area of offshore testing, Jim has worked with...Read more

Julie Urban

An agile coach at Veritas, Julie Urban is an experienced leader of high tech software development teams. With more than thirty years in the industry, Julie is knowledgeable in enterprise software development and delivery, agile methodologies, coaching, and collaborative leadership. She is passionate about continual improvement, building productive engaged teams,...Read more

Robert Vanderwall
Ultimate Software

As a test architect at Ultimate Software, Robert Vanderwall provides guidance, training, and techniques to engineers performing testing activities. Prior to joining Ultimate Software, Robert was a hardware engineer, a software programmer, a software test engineer, and an educator. He has worked on projects ranging from tiny embedded systems to...Read more

Ben Vining
Electronic Arts

Ben Vining is a development manager of a DevOps team at Vancouver-based Electronic Arts. Ben has worked on games for EA franchises such as FIFA, NHL, UFC, and Plants vs. Zombies. In a previous life, he was a business systems analyst with JELD-WEN Windows & Doors in Australia, helping to...Read more

Anders Wallgren
Electric Cloud

Chief technology officer of Electric Cloud Anders Wallgren has more than twenty-five years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. He is a frequent speaker at leading IT industry conferences and a contributor to IT publications including InformationWeek, SD Times, and WIRED. Previously, Anders held executive positions at Aceva,...Read more

Tom Weinberger
Blue Agility, LLC

Tom Weinberger is a change agent wherever he goes. In his role as agile coach at Blue Agility, Tom brings more than eighteen years of experience as a process and tools transformation architect, and eighteen additional years in many other IT roles from programming to general management. Tom excels at...Read more

Adam Weisbart
Weisbart Consulting

A Certified Scrum Trainer and agile coach, Adam Weisbart is passionate about helping organizations use Scrum to improve transparency, innovation, predictability, and happiness. Adam has created several training modules including Build Your Own Scrum, used by trainers worldwide to teach Scrum without a boring lecture. He's the creator of the...Read more


Industry Technical Presentations

Steve Winter
Guerrilla QA

President and chief strategist at GuerrillaQA, Steven Winter, loves building teams that break big things! With a key focus on mobile, test automation, and startups, Steven has managed quality for America’s leading financial technology services providers including innovative power behind the Starbucks Card Mobile, the Nation's first successful mobile payments solution. With twenty-one years of...Read more

Jody Wood

A professional actor, facilitator, and trainer for almost thirty years, Jody Wood has worked in show business from improv to theater, film, television, and radio. Throughout, improvisation has been the very root of Jody’s work. About fifteen years ago, Jody began conducting workshops, based on the mindset and practices of...Read more

Robie Wood

With more than thirty-one years of experience as a business leader, program manager, and information technology practitioner, Robie Wood now specializes in information technology program strategy and delivery with emphasis on building and leading strong agile teams and organizations. Robie has served as a ScrumMaster, release train engineer, agile transformation...Read more

Paul Wynia
Work Agile Consulting

The founder of Work Agile Consulting, Paul Wynia has more than eighteen years of software industry experience at companies ranging in size from Microsoft and Nokia to small start-ups. As someone who loves travel, Paul works closely with companies worldwide to bring purposeful fun and play into their work environments....Read more

Woody Zuill
Independent Consultant

An independent senior agile consultant, trainer, and guide, Woody Zuill has been programming computers for thirty-plus years. As a pioneer of the Mob Programming approach of teamwork for software development, he has been sharing presentations and workshops on Mob Programming for conferences, user groups, and organizations worldwide. Woody is considered...Read more