Speakers


Robert ‘Bob’ Galen

Agile Evangelist & Coach – Velocity Partners Bob 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 Partners, a leading agile nearshore continue reading →


Betsy Kauffman

Betsy (PMP, PSM, CSM, SPC) is a passionate agile coach and trainer with more than fifteen years working with high performing teams.  Betsy’s has held various roles working as a business analyst, project manager, program manager, scrum master, and release train engineer.  She has had the opportunity to work for many Fortune 500 companies across several continue reading →


Mary Thorn

A QA director at ChannelAdvisor in Morrisville, NC, Mary Thorn 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 contributor level positions in software continue reading →


Matt Phillips

Matt is passionate about building teams and processes that map to the market as well as the company culture. Matt has spent more than fifteen years honing his craft while inspiring others to embrace and respond to change and evolution. Over the past few years he has built and led distributed teams in Colombia, Ukraine, continue reading →


Oscar Rodriquez

Oscar (CSDP, CSM, SA) has a foundation in engineering with formal education from MIT and a real world education from the San Francisco startup world.  He has moved through the roles of developer, architect, consultant, and manager, while working in various domains such as manufacturing, enterprise consulting, billing, healthcare, and finance.  In all these roles and continue reading →


Jen Krieger

Jen Krieger is an Agile Coach at Red Hat. Most of her career has been been in software development representing many roles throughout the waterfall and agile lifecycles. Most recently she was the Product Owner and Scrum Master for Team Inception at Red Hat IT, leading a department wide DevOps movement focusing on CI/CD best continue reading →


Tim Arthur

Tim Arthur (PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM) has been with SAS 15 years and was formerly with IBM (17) and the USAF (4).  He’s managed multiple, global, 24×7 mission critical projects, successfully. His experience with management, project, and program management converge into his overall role as SAS Agile Champion, trainer, coach, and scrum-master.  He earned his BS from continue reading →


Leon Sabarsky

Leon is a PMO and Software Development professional with over 17 years of management, project management and software delivery experience, the last 7 years in Agile and Lean methods. In his career, he has been a Program Director, Manager, PM, BA and Agile Practice Lead, largely in the healthcare industry leveraging delivery methodologies. He has continue reading →


Andy Diggelmann

Andy Diggelmann is responsible for SAS’ Global R&D operations and manages the company’s full product roadmap and associated projects. Since joining SAS in 1994, he has worked at the company’s Swiss subsidiary, led product management and strategy efforts, and developed products aligned with customer needs and market demand. His various roles have given him extensive continue reading →


Jodi Jones

Jodi Jones is an assistant director of IT in the US Insurance Solutions division at the Principal Financial Group where she leads software development teams with a focus on improving delivery using agiletechniques. She is a change enthusiast with a passion to make her organization and the Des Moines community a great place to work for technology professionals. continue reading →


Dan Berlin

Dan Berlin is an independent consultant for Agile Realm, Inc. focused on Agile coaching and training. Dan has more than 10 years hands-on software delivery experience with major clients in a variety of industries, including finance, entertainment, software, and media. Dan has a deep understanding of all aspects of Agile software delivery, from project management to continue reading →


Jared Richardson

Jared Richardson is an author, consultant, and developer. He’s active in both coaching and coding. He co-authored the best selling book Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects and Career 2.0: Take Control of Your Life. Jared is a frequent speaker in the Agile space. He lives with his wife and children in continue reading →


Ken Pugh

Ken (ken.pugh@netobjectives.com) is a fellow consultant with Net Objectives (www.netobjectives.com).  He helps companies transform into lean-agility through training and coaching. His particular interests are in communication (particularly effectively communicating requirements through acceptance tests), delivering business value, and using lean principles to deliver high quality quickly.   He also trains, mentors, and testifies on technology topics ranging continue reading →


Devin Hedge

Management Consultant – Lean Product Development Coach – IT Strategist – Agilist 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 continue reading →


“Agile Bill” Krebs

“AgileBill” has over 20 years of programming, performance, project management, and training in the IT industry. He has used agile since 2001, and taught it to over 2,000 people worldwide. He has presented at agile conferences, IBM Research, and conferences on education. Bill’s certifications and groups include SPC, PMI-ACP, CSP, ICE-AC, Innovation Games Qualified Instructor, continue reading →


Prof. Laurie Williams

Laurie Williams is a Professor and the Acting Department Head of the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Laurie is a co-director of the NCSU Science of Security Lablet. Laurie leads the Software Engineering Realsearch research group at NCSU. With her students, Laurie has been involved in continue reading →


Andy Hunt

Andy started in the do-it-yourself days of CP/M and the S100 bus, of Heathkits and Radio Electronics. Andy wrote his first real program, a combination text editor and database manager, for an Ohio Scientific Challenger 4P. It was a great era for tinkering. Andy started hacking in 6502 assembler, modifying operating systems, and wrote his continue reading →


David Hussman

David leads DevJam Studios, a creative production house in Minneapolis composed of producers, makers and coaches working in small and large companies around the world. As mentors and practitioners, DevJammers focus on using agile methods to help people and companies improve their product learning through faster deliver cycles and responsive engineering. DevJam success comes from continue reading →


Arjay Hinek

Arjay came to Agile after 10 years of software project management in the automotive industry and 2 years in SaaS.  During that time, he found himself surrounded by people claiming to be “Agile.” Something didn’t seem right with the way they were doing it, so Arjay got his CSM and CSPO certifications in 2011 and continue reading →


Catherine Louis

As an independent Agile Coach Catherine works with startups and product groups in high tech firms who aim to become more effective in implementing their vision, more open for change and more focused on creating value under conditions of high uncertainty while growing their teams. As a trainer, she is focused on agile product management continue reading →


Jason Tanner

Jason is the CEO of Applied Frameworks, a product management consulting firm. His passion is coaching people and organizations to develop products that customers love. He mentors, teaches, facilitates and sometimes does the work to identify and apply the optimal frameworks for a situation. Lately Jason has been focused on very large scale Agile adoption continue reading →


Cory Foy

As the Chief Technology Officer of Smashing Boxes, it’s my job to make sure that we build a technical staff of committed, passionate professionals who can deliver the high quality, innovative solutions that enable our customers to smash boxes in the way of their success. I have a particular passion for teaching and mentorship, and believe that the way we grow an amazing continue reading →


Leanne Gemma


Christine Woods


Laura Smyrl

Laura Smyrl is an Agile Delivery Manager with MATRIX Resources. With eight years of experience guiding and coaching agile teams in a number of industries, Laura enjoys helping groups make the transition into a collaborative team that delivers quality software sprint over sprint. Her background includes both development and traditional project management and she brings continue reading →


Joe Little


Steve Ropa

Steve has more than 24 years of experience in software development and 15 years of experience working with agile methods. Steve is passionate about bridging the gap between the business and technology and nurturing the change in the nature of development. As VersionOne Agile Consultant, Steve has supported clients across multiple industry verticals including: telecommunications, continue reading →


Leslie Morse

Business Analyst by trade, collaborative entrepreneur at heart; Leslie has over 13 years of experience in information technology, digital business strategy and consulting services. Her diverse experience working in start­up, small business, Fortune® 500 & Fortune® 50 organizations, partnered with her passion for high quality analysis and process optimization makes her well suited for assisting continue reading →