Emily Berman

Emily Berman is the Director of Global Engagement at the Scrum Alliance. She has been with the organization since 2015 and has been head of global events and membership programs since 2017. Emily has over 15 years of experience in association and global event management. She received a master’s degree in Nonprofit Business Management, from

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Clarke Ching

Clarke Ching is the only sock at OddSocks Consulting. He wrote “Rolling Rocks Downhill”, the Agile business novel, and “The Bottleneck Rules – How to Get More Done (When Working Harder isn’t Working)”. Clarke has been doing Agile for over 15 years, and has been powered by ToC and Lean for over 20 years. He

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Maria Matarelli

Maria Matarelli is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Agile Coach, and International best-selling author who travels the world on one-way tickets consulting and training companies on reaching true agility. Maria travels to consult organizations and speak at industry conferences with locations including Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Morocco, London, Istanbul, Shanghai, Singapore, Portugal, and more. While

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Verna van Schaik

Verna van Schaik holds the Guinness World Record for the Deepest Dive by a Woman on Scuba. Cave diving isn’t a way to earn a living, so to pay the bills she worked her way through the Software Delivery Cycle, finding her niche as a Lean Agile Coach specializing in Servant Leadership, visualization and flow.

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Anoar Ahmed

Anoar Ahmed is an accomplished agile practitioner with over ten years experience in leading and managing the development and delivery of software and media solutions in a wide variety of industries including financial, healthcare, non-profit, games, education, and construction. Anoar’s expertise includes film and television production, game development, agile software development, digital product strategy and

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Dave Bales

As a Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC), Dave has helped several organisations adopt Agile approaches, for software development to improve time to market, team productivity and quality whilst still having fun. To assist organisations uplift their Agile capability he provides introductory training and coaching at all levels, to enable multiple teams to adapt effectively, portfolio management

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Tracy Bialek

Tracy Bialek works with OzHarvest as COO and has been with this ‘for purpose’ organisation for almost 3 years. Graduating as an art student majoring in sculpture, Tracy found herself drawn into business and into creative endeavours. Often working with creative people, Tracy found herself being the practical operator, working on the process and making

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Sam Bowtell

Sam Bowtell works for CommBank and is in his ‘third’ career. Graduating as an Electronic Engineer from Uni in the UK, Sam soon moved into a sales career realising he was more passionate about the people side of technology. After 15 years in technology sales and sales leadership, Sam joined CommBank and ran many large technology

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James Brett

James Brett describes himself as an Author, CTO and digital leader who is passionate about developing people and organisations to create a positive future for humanity. His latest book, Evolving Digital Leadership has recently been published (July 2018) and has been extremely well received by digital leaders across the globe. James has worked in digital for 20

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Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd, CSP, CSM, CSPO, began his career with the U.S. Navy, working on nuclear submarines. He transferred his skills to the private sector, working on submarine combat systems at Raytheon for 22 years where he helped streamline processes and systems for the Australian Collins Submarine. He moved to Australia permanently in 2002 and began

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Craig Brown

Craig Brown is one of Australia’s most recognised voices in the Australian Agile community. Craig started working with Agile practices in 2003. Since 2013 he has worked at Melbourne based Saas product company Aconex, which rapidly grew and was recently sold for $1.6Bn. At Aconex Craig worked with product development and operations teams across four

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Tyler Gale

Tyler Gale is an Agile Coach and lean promoter at the Australian Taxation Office.  Tyler drives and supports agile, lean and cultural changes to the scrum teams that deliver and maintain the client facing applications of the ATO.  The ATO represents the largest self-service I.T capability of a revenue collection agency in the world.  Tyler’s

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Terry Haayema

Terry has filled almost every role in the delivery of literally hundreds of business and technical solutions in a career spanning the last 3 decades, including everything from complex technical solutions to managing sales teams and call centres for some of the largest and most successful companies in Australia, Europe and the USA. As a

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James Hayes

James has spent the last decade leading and developing successful agile teams in the UK and Australia. In 2017, James founded AginicDS, a consultancy bringing together pragmatic approaches to lean, design thinking and agile as enablers for more effective delivery. The team has been growing rapidly and is focused primarily on the Education, Health and Not

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Nicholas Ho

Nicholas Ho is an Agile Coach based in Sydney, Australia.  Nicholas is very passionate about empowering teams, fostering collaboration and coaching complex problem-solving techniques using Scrum. He regularly facilitates Scrum and Agile training, in both large and small groups, and is also the co-organiser of the Lean Coffee Meetup in Sydney. Recently, Nicholas has been coaching in several

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Mia Horrigan

Mia is an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach and Senior Program Manager, with over 15 years senior executive experience in leading and implementing software solutions, including digital transformations. Mia has been working with agile teams for over 10 years and is an experienced Product Manager and Scrum Master.  She has been demonstrated experience in delivering business

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Richard Kaupins

Richard Kaupins is a highly experienced Agile Coach and Trainer. He has helped major financial institutions, high traffic public websites and government agencies to instigate and optimise their Agile capabilities. These include, but are not limited to: Qantas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Allianz, ANZ Bank, and the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. Working closely

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Wendi Keenan

Wendi Keenan – GM Operational Support and Change Lead, Barnados Australia Wendi is a certified Agile leader, change manager and a qualified Social Worker with 20+ years’ experience in the social welfare sector in Australia and the UK. An impulsive career shift from Social Work practice to working on an innovative software development project at Barnardos

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Diana Kirkova

Diana Kirkova has more than 13 years experience in the IT industry. Her current role is Product manager in Falcon.io. She is a certified Product Owner, certified Scrum Master, certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster™&Product Owner™ and co-organizer of Bulgarian Agile Community. She also founded the Agile Habits Academy (www.agilegeneration.com). Diana has a lot of experience

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Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar is a passionate Scrum Master Currently working with Cisco Systems Inc.  He has earned CSP, CSM and CSD in his Agile journey. He has volunteered and presented at many conferences: including GSG Bengaluru 2016 & Scrum Australia 2017. Ashish strives for excellence in both himself and those he works with.  He is all

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Peter Lee

Peter is the Agile Coach at Boral, helping create a highly engaged, empowered work environment within Boral Digital Solutions (BDS). Some of the notable shifts completed so far include a full restructure into product teams and new job roles, the introduction of Objectives and Key Results, the establishment of a culture code and the use

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Stefano Martincigh

Stefano is an energetic project manager and Agile coach, experienced in leading cross-functional teams and guiding organizations through Agile continue transformations. Stefano’s session is: Project (agile) estimates using Monte Carlo Simulations

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Jen Miller

As the current Head of Product Strategy, Jen brings passion for agility and a growth mindset to every situation. With 14+ years in diverse roles, she helps organisations understand their problem and solution spaces and helps them to create passion by focusing on business value delivery in achieving growth outcomes. Her experience is agnostic to

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Stephen Morgan

Stephen is a specialist in Agile & Lean Enterprise Transformation.  He helps corporations and government agencies to improve business performance by introducing Lean and Agile methods into portfolio, program and project management layers. The result is a reduction in waste, improvements in quality and customer relationship, and increases speed to market. Stephen is a Senior

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Shijo Paul

Shijo Paul is currently working as an internal Agile Coach at Cisco Systems. His responsibilities include Coaching across the Business Units and Partner organizations like Wipro and Infosys. He has helped: transition waterfall organisations; working on legacy telecom projects to Agile; training new employees and people within his organisation transitioning to Agile; mentoring Scrum Masters; and assisting

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Charles Randles

Charles has been using Scrum for longer than it’s been called Scrum. Beginning his career as a software engineer in the UK, he has been solving complex problems and leading teams to deliver creative technology solutions around the world for over 20 years. During this time, he has been part of many amazing successes, and

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Manju Rao

Manju is an Agile evangelist with 15+ years of diverse experience in the areas of Project & Quality Management, Agile Coaching, Training & Consulting. He is passionate about working with teams to inculcate “Being Agile and Not just Doing Agile” mantra. Manju is practicing Agile since 2006 and have played various roles like Product Owner,

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Andrew Rusling

Andrew Rusling created the Scrum Roles & Responsibilities Game and the Weekend Escape Game, both of which are available on TastyCupCake.org. He has successfully delivered six Scrum transformations: two in the UK and four in Australia. His coaching has been utilised in sectors as diverse as banking, finance, ecological management, telecommunications, incubators, economy boosters, gambling

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Shannon Russell

Shannon Russell has been a classroom teacher and principal in Northern Territory urban and remote schools for over a decade. Throughout this time, she also worked in the department’s National Assessment team as a consultant, during which she found her love for data and the importance of evidence based decision making. In recent years Shannon

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Marcio Sete

Marcio is an experienced technologist with curiosity for what makes high-performing technology organisations great, and how software makes organisations better. He has a passion for helping organisations excel and grow happier teams, who deliver better software, faster. Marcio is a Principal Consultant at Elabor8, heading the technology practice, and along with his team, he is

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Raquel Silva

Raquel is an agile Practitioner who cares passionately about helping deliver value to clients through simplicity using transparent processes. Besides that, her main mission is to contribute every day to make the workplace a more human a place, where people enjoy just being, trust each other and work better together. Raquel is a Certified Scrum

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Alex Sloley

Alex Sloley is an Agile consultant, specializing in Agile training, Agile coaching and software development best practices. Alex is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft where he acted as a Program Manager, Software Test Engineer, and Software Design Engineer in Test. At Microsoft, he shipped in over ten products, worked with Microsoft Research on multiple high-profile

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Lai-Ling Su

Lai-Ling is an Executive & Leadership Coach who is fascinated by culture, community and change. With a focus on leadership development, building confidence through authenticity and being human at work, Lai-Ling cares deeply about seeing, understanding and supporting leaders and the human(s) behind technology as they navigate the significant modern-day challenges of exponential connectedness and

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Louis Taborda

Dr Louis Taborda is passionate about positive changes in business, technology and society at large. Working across the program/project lifecycle, he has been at the forefront of solution development methods for over 25 years. In his diverse career he has held various roles including developer, architect, tester and project manager, as well as taking senior

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Colin Tan

Colin Tan, Director of AxisAgile, is one of Australia’s most popular Agile trainers, as well as an accomplished and in-demand Agile Coach, with a primary focus on product ownership due to his passion for user experience and product commercialisation.  He is a regular conference speaker, a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney. Colin’s session

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Alan Taylor

Alan is an Agile coach with over 15 years in IT; of which over 7 years have been working in Agile environments. He has experience at team and leadership levels across a range of industries and seeks great outcomes for all parties, satisfied customers, business gains and happy motivated teams. Alan firmly believes in Dan

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Robert Wojtaszek

Robert believes that saying, “people are at the heart of everything we do” is more than just a slogan. In his 20 years within community services sector, Robert has empowered individuals and teams by fostering inclusive and safe environments that promote empathetic, collaborative and reflective cultures. In recent years, as a Product Manager/Owner with Barnardos Australia, Robert has utilised the strong alignment

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