Latest Speakers


Brad Murphy

Founder and CEO, Gear Stream, Inc. Brad is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 year’s experience pioneering new innovations in product, service, and software development. Since 2000, Brad has focused on helping companies implement and scale flexible Agile and Lean-based collaboration models that radically improve business and innovation agility, time-to-market, and top-line revenue growth. continue reading →


Catherine Louis

As founder of CLL-Group, Catherine’s focus is on helping organizations transition from traditional (waterfall) project-driven governance to adopting Agile/Scrum in a Lean, continuous flow framework. Her focus is not just on the R&D development teams, rather it is on the end-to-end flow from the “idea” phase at the front-end of development, through to full support continue reading →


Cory Foy

Over the past 10 years, Cory has focused on combining his work in the software world with his work in improving organization to help companies creating amazing processes and transformations that help them deliver real value to their customers. In addition to coaching organizations and teams, Cory practices what he preaches as the CTO of continue reading →


Damon Poole

Damon’s 22 years of software experience spans from small co-located teams all the way up to global development organizations with hundreds of teams. Damon is a past President and Vice President of Agile New England. He writes frequently on the topic of Agile development, is the author of the web book “Do It Yourself Agile,” and a pioneer in continue reading →


David Frink

David is a Product Development Manager at SciQuest.  In his over 14 years of experience with SciQuest he has seen the development team grow from 8 to 80 and seen the company IPO (twice).  He has served as a Developer, Development Manager and Production Support Manager on the SelectSite application.  In those capacities he participated continue reading →


David Seidenfrau

Agility and continuous evolution of both myself and my organization are critical to my role and the success of my firm. Organizational change is difficult and as a leader it’s my role to push the envelope to create an understanding on why change is important. Educational opportunities abound multiple times every day and it’s my continue reading →


Devin Hedge

Devin Hedge brings almost two decades of experience working in the IT Industry in his role as an Executive Coach, Organizational Agility Consultant and Lean Product Development specialist. He has been Managing Software Development, Enterprise Engineering and Program Performance Management projects of various sizes for the last 10+ years and has been practicing some form of the continue reading →


Elinor Slomba

Elinor Slomba is a Certified Scrum Master with a background in nonprofit arts management and a degree in Cultural Anthropology.  Her business, E. Slomba Arts Interstices, connects the arts and startup worlds and is an Approved Service Provider to the Connecticut Innovation Ecosystem.  As a dedicated member of The Grove www.grovenewhaven.com she trains Agile teams, continue reading →


Joe Little

Joe Little is an Agile Coach and Trainer at LeanAgileTraining.com.  He is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and has an MBA.  Joe has 20+ years in consulting and new product development in New York, London, Charlotte and elsewhere.  Clients have ranged from Northrop Grumman to JP Morgan Chase, to small software firms in Winston-Salem and Rochester.  continue reading →


Micah Minarik

Micah has been providing software solutions in the financial services industry for over 15 years. He has unique and extensive experience providing transformative leadership within large organizations as well as providing strategic insight and execution capabilities in greenfield scenarios. Prior to founding Devellocus, Micah was a Senior Vice President with Bank of America responsible for continue reading →


Oita Coleman

Oita Coleman has over twenty-five years of experience in the software industry. Along the way, she has led teams responsible for software development, user interface design, systems administration, and testing.  Her various roles have given her expansive experience with a broad range of technologies.  She finds enjoyment in creating exemplary teams who share her passion continue reading →


Paul Mahoney

Paul Mahoney is Lean & Agile coach, trainer and mentor at Coaching Agile Transformation.  Paul has over 20 years experience in the software field, which he uses in his coaching and training engagements.  Paul’s focus is on facilitating companies in their transformation efforts guiding them to a team oriented lean agile mindset that empowers the continue reading →


Tim Wingfield

Tim is a maker of things, lover of beer, and ambassador to the great sport of hockey. He’s been at this software thing for a while now and has used a veritable plethora of languages to craft software. In addition to writing software, Tim coaches and mentors teams on how to deliver quality software quickly continue reading →


Jared Richardson

Principal consultant and a member of the core team at Agile Artisans, Jared Richardson works with other software craftsmen to build excellent custom software. He sold his first software program in 1991 and has been immersed in software ever since. He balances his time between coaching Agile teams and creating great software. Jared has authored continue reading →


Laurie Williams

Laurie is a Professor in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Her research focuses on software security particularly in relation to healthcare IT; agile software development practices and processes; software reliability, software testing and analysis; open source software development; and broadening participation and increasing retention in continue reading →


Bob Galen

Robert ‘Bob’ Galen Agile Evangelist & Coach – Velocity Partners Bob Galen is an Agile Methodologist, Practitioner & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is a Principal Agile Evangelist at Velocity continue reading →


Bill Krebs

AgileBill Krebs has over 20 years experience as developer, performance engineer and consultant including work at IBM, Davisbase, and in the healthcare field. Since 2001, he’s used and taught Agile software development methods such as Scrum and lean to more than 2,000 engineers and managers worldwide. He’s presented at education and Agile conferences, and IBM continue reading →


Andy Painter

Andy Painter has over 16 years of professional software development experience. Andy has experience as a developer, technical lead, architect and project lead with hands on experience with all aspects of the application development cycle utilizing a myriad of methodologies, languages and tools.  Over the last 5 years, Andy has coupled that deep technology experience continue reading →


Michael Cottmeyer

LeadingAgile co-founder and President, Mike Cottmeyer serves as our resident champion of core Agile values and principles. As a coach, he is an industry leader in enterprise focused Agile Training. Mike plays an extremely active role in the Agile community as a blogger, published writer, speaker, board member of the PMI Community of Practice, and continue reading →


Sacrificial Poets

Sacrificial Poets aka SacPoe is an award-winning spoken word poetry organization that serves middle, high school, and college-aged youth in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. The organization facilitates writing and performance workshops throughout the state and hosts regular youth poetry events. In addition, Sacrificial Poets selects a team of six youth every year to continue reading →


Mike McLaughlin

Mike has more than 15 years of experience in software development and over 5 years as an agile practitioner, coach, trainer and mentor. He has supported multiple Fortune 500 clients across the telecommunications, healthcare, financial services and government sectors. A frequent presenter at AgilePalooza and PMI chapter events, he is also an active member of continue reading →


Tim Arthur

Tim Arthur, MSMOT, PMP, CSM draws from experience of very small to very large private and public projects, managed under various models, having been with SAS Institute for 15 years, was with IBM for 17, and the USAF for 4. As the SAS Agile Champion for the past four years, he’s helped bring training and the continue reading →


Mary Thorn

Mary Thorn is a QA Director at Channeladvisor in Morrisville, North Carolina. She has a broad testing background that spans automation, data warehouses, and web-based systems in a wide variety of technologies and testing techniques. During her more than seventeen years of experience in healthcare, HR, financial, and SaaS-based products, Mary has held manager and continue reading →


Ken Auer

Ken Auer is the founder and master craftsman of RoleModel Software.  He is the author of Extreme Programming Applied and a variety of early software patterns works.  Ken learned Smalltalk and Objective-C in the mid-80s and was introduced as “the father of Software Craftsmanship” as the opening keynote speaker at the first Software Craftsmanship North America conference.  Though he continue reading →


Andy Hunt

Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He has authored award-winning and best-selling books, including The Pragmatic Programmer and seven others, including his latest for kids: Learn to Program with Minecraft Plugins: Create Flying Creepers and Flaming Cows in Java. (link: http://pragprog.com/book/ahmine/learn-to-program-with-minecraft-plugins) Andy was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance and authors of continue reading →