Alex Sloley

  Who am I? I am passionate about the craft of Agile Coaching. In addition to making this my chosen profession, I am deeply involved in the Agile community and I love our worldwide family. Specialties: Agile Coach Coaching Accreditations: Scrum Alliance Coaching Advisory Team member, Scrum Alliance Agile Coaching Retreat Advisor for APAC, Agile Alliance

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Craig Smith

  Who am I?  I have been an Agile Practitioner, Coach and one of Australia’s premier Agile Trainers for over fifteen years. I am the Global Agility Lead for SoftEd, a director of the Agile Alliance, co-organiser of the Agile Brisbane Meetup Group, co-host of one of the world’s leading Agile Podcasts (The Agile Revolution),

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Lakshmi Easuwaran

  Who am I? I am a seasoned product management professional. In a career spanning two decades, I have gained rich experience in implementing Agile to deliver significant customer-facing changes, as well as having a substantial technical background including DevOps, XP Practices, and enterprise testing frameworks.  I have built and led many cross functional teams

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Lyssa Adkins

  Who am I? I am a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. I love it when groups “sing.” My current client focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams, through insightful facilitation and organisation systems coaching. For years I have been a passionate player in the Agile Coaching profession. In 2010, I co-founded the

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Melinda Harrington

  Who am I?  I am a Team Agile Coach.  Do you have to do it the wrong way to understand how to do it right? With many years of traditional Project Management experience behind me, I empathise with those who are struggling to come to terms with new ways of thinking, working and being.

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Mike Mallete

  Who am I? I’m a versatile and experienced Agile Coach that combines mindfulness and evidence-based approaches to my craft.  I have been an Agile practitioner since joining his first XP team in the early 2000s. I was full-time Agile Coaching by 2010 and was acknowledged as a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) a

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Nafees Butt

  Who am I? I am a Lead Consultant with Elabor8 and have worked with a diverse client base from financial institutes to universities and from government departments to telecom companies.  I am passionate about coaching individuals to help them grow and coaching/mentoring teams and organisations to uplift their capability. I am an organiser for both

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Rahul Sharma

  Who Am I? I am passionate about three things: Music, Sports and Agility. Currently I am working with Think Agile, South Africa as an Agile Coach and Trainer. I love to learn different ways of solving different problems from different people around the world, love to try what I learn, and then love to

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Stefano Martincigh

  Who am I?  I am an energetic Agile coach and senior project manager, experienced in leading cross-functional teams and guiding organisations through Agile continuous transformations.  Currently I am working with a global gaming company and in previous experiences I have worked within the public and private sector in Australia and Europe. Specialities: Distributed development,

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Tony Ponton

  Who am I?  I am an Agile – Lean Practitioner, Coach and Trainer who’s been involved in agile and scrum since 2002. I’ve been lucky to have trained and coached for Australian and International enterprise companies as well as keynoting, presenting and training at world and local conferences. my real passion is guiding leaders, individuals and organisations

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Howard Sublett

  Howard Sublett is the chief product owner at Scrum Alliance, a new position for him and for the organization as they continue to evolve toward sustainable agility. Howard brings a wealth of experience in a variety of agile practices to this role, including serving as an agile coach and leader at several agile consultancies.

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Akanksha Singh

  Mum to two handsome boys, blessed wife, an enthusiastic tester and a passionate agile coach/trainer is what Akanksha is. She is a strong proponent of agile and the new ways of working. Lateral thinking stimulates her, and she always looks out for ways in which she can incorporate lateral thinking into day to day

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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

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Ani Møller

  As the Head of Delivery for Isobar Australia with almost 20 years of experience, Ani specialises in Agile and Lean delivery methodologies and supports teams in their formation, ways of working, increasing efficiency, and best practice processes, to enable collaboration and successful outcomes. Ani provides coaching services across projects, and has worked with clients

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Ben Hogan

  Ben Hogan has been helping teams grok agile and collaborate using visual management, since 2002; way before it was hip. Ben has an enduring passion for 3M products and is a veteran of introducing business agility to many environments: from product development to business operations. Ben helps organisations achieve end-to-end business agility, from pragmatic

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Carl Hubbers

  Carl is a passionate and relentless tinkerer and optimiser, who has hopefully left some pretty amazing teams, mildly enlightened leaders and good culture in his wake. Carl will be presenting: What teams are telling us they need from their POs and I’ve got the data to prove it

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Casey Edwards

  Casey Edwards is an internationally award winning Cardiac Perfusionist working at The Heart Centre for Children in Westmead, NSW. Her highly specialised field of paediatric cardiac perfusion is practiced by less than 20 people nationwide. She is involved in researching, designing and operating complex life support systems for critically ill children in both planned

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Catherine Seal

  Catherine is a change manager turned agile coach with a long standing interest in digital accessibility and inclusion. She has led a number of government programs and policy initiatives aimed at empowering consumers, community sector volunteers and front line workers in areas such as energy, education, health and telecommunications.  Now at Telstra, she is

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Christian van Stom

  Christian is an innovative agilist, who is passionate about the real world application of Agile values and principles across disciplines. He is a lifetime learner and is either enrolled or chasing down his next learning opportunity. He has personally worked with a range of disciplines including: People and Culture, Software Development, Business Intelligence, Product

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Craig Smith

  Craig Smith has been an Agile Practitioner, Coach and one of Australia’s premier Agile Trainers for over fifteen years. As the Global Agility Lead for SoftEd, a director of the Agile Alliance, co-organiser of the Agile Brisbane Meetup Group, co-host of one of the world’s leading Agile Podcasts (The Agile Revolution), and an Agile

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David Clifford

  Dave is an agile practitioner with over 6 years experience in leading and managing the development and delivery of software across a wide range of organisations; from financial to development of train simulators, as well as federal and state government departments. Over his 21 years of experience in the IT industry, he has survived

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Evan Leybourn

  Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champion and support the next-generation of organisations: companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic – perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. His experience while holding senior leadership and board positions in both private industry and

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Ganesh Jonnalagadda

  Ganesh is an experienced Agile practitioner working in PwC Australia’s Transformation Assurance service.  He provides clients with an independent perspective, through project and program assurance, to build confidence in their business change and transformation programs. Ganesh has extensive experience in Agile, Project Management, Agile project troubleshooting, Audits and Compliance, IT Quality assurance management, and

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James Hayes

  James has spent his career helping teams and organisations harness the power of adaptive delivery methods to delight their customers. Through a mix of hard work and good luck, he’s had the chance to do this in both the UK and Australia; in companies of all different shapes, sizes and cultures. This experience has

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Jason Harwood

  Jason Harwood is the Director of Development Process at Arkose Labs and has been practising Scrum and agile software development methodologies for over a decade. Working across numerous sectors from Video Games to Internet Fraud prevention, Jason takes an iterative, adapt and overcome approach, ensuring that the process supports the team in achieving desired

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Jo Stephenson

  Jo has been working with teams to successfully deliver customer-focused business and IT projects for more than 15 years.  Scrum, Agile, Human Centred Design, and Service Design have been part of Jo’s delivery approach and skill-set. In her current role at Telstra, Jo works as a Ways of Working Coach.  In this role she

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Jodie Hui

  Jodie Hui is a visual practitioner, working at the intersection of agile delivery and design. She is passionate about leveraging visuals to improve engagement and shared understanding in agile teams. Aside from running projects as a Delivery Lead at Aginic, Jodie has produced sketchnotes for conferences, including Agile Australia and NSW Landcare, as well

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Kate Hobbs

  Kate currently heads up Telstra’s chapter area for product owners across Networks & IT, focusing on maturing product ownership as a discipline and key enabler for agile transformation. With more than 15 years of Product experience in telecommunications and technology, Kate is an evangelist for a customer-centric, product-led approach to enabling teams to feel

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Kerrie Campbell

  Kerrie has over 30 years experience working in the IT industry: in the Banking, Utilities, Federal Government and Higher Education sectors.  She is currently CIO at Flinders University, where her passion is implementing progressive methods to improve their IT delivery, as well as supporting and building positive cultures. Kerrie previously acted as CIO at

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Kylie Fuller

  Kylie has over 20 years of Human Resources experience across a range of sectors; technology, telecommunications, property and construction, public policy and economics. She currently leads Diversity and Inclusion globally at Telstra. She is also chapter lead in Telstra’s ‘Agile at scale’ operating model. Her passion is empowering people to reach their potential and

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Lakshmi Easuwaran

  Lakshmi Easuwaran is a seasoned product management professional. In a career spanning two decades, she has gained rich experience in implementing Agile methodology to deliver significant customer-facing change, as well as having a substantial technical background including DevOps, XP Practices, and enterprise testing frameworks. Lakshmi has built and led many cross-functional teams across multiple

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Martin Kearns

  Martin Kearns is a pioneer in the field of Agile.  He was one of the first three certified enterprise coaches in the world by the Scrum Alliance. He was also accredited as an Agile expert by Dr. Alistair Cockburn and has been a practitioner in Agile methods for over 12 years. He has spoken

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Matthew Hodgson

  Matthew Hodgson is the CEO of Zen Ex Machina (ZXM), author and international keynote speaker on strategy and implementation agile and digital transformation. For nearly two decades, he has coached executives from strategy through to execution by leveraging organisational psychology, organisational change and contemporary ways of working. Key to his success is understanding culture

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Matthew Macknamara

  Matthew is a highly creative transformation leader currently driving NAB’s New Ways of Working program.  Working across a wide variety of industries, he has 25 years leading transformational change in Australia and abroad. Over the last five years Matthew has transformed NAB’s enterprise delivery function from Waterfall to Agile Delivery,  significantly improving delivery practices,

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Melinda Harrington

  Melinda is a self-described Agilist, Scrum Master and Agile Coach. She also lists speaking, writing, blogging, volunteering, and being a Support Worker among her many accomplishments.   She is a passionate believer that we can always improve the way we work. Melinda began her Project Management career creating award-winning software for children with disabilities. She

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Michael Beech

  Michael Beech is a Design Director at Isobar. He leads teams, designing large digital platforms and ecosystems that help clients to create incredible customer experiences. His main area of focus has been developing design systems that quantify a complex visual language and brand expression, and can be communicated coherently and executed effectively at scale.

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Michael Mallete

  Mike has been an Agile practitioner since joining his first XP team in the early 2000s. He eventually went full-time Agile Coaching by 2010 and was acknowledged as a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach a few years after – among the first handful in APAC. Since then, he has helped multiple organisations, from start-ups

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Nafees Butt

  Nafees is passionate about helping organisations uplift their capability. His expertise includes using organisational and relationship system coaching (ORSC), organisational culture models (Laloux, Schneider) and scaling frameworks such as LeSS, SAFe and Nexus.  He is also highly experienced in approaching agile adoptions/transformations consciously, and to make long-lasting, meaningful changes. Nafees has spoken at various

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Nik Ilich

  Nik is an experienced business improvement professional.  His background is in Lean Thinking and Agile Delivery, spanning multiple industries including mining, oil & gas, banking & finance, health care, professional services and IT. He specialises in process management & optimisation, agile delivery management, Lean & Agile coaching, data analysis and systematic problem-solving. He is

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Peter Didlick

  Pete likes to have a laugh. He believes that having fun is a highly effective element in creating and maintaining engagement. He started his career writing C++ code, building a CAD program to help engineers place lightning protection units on the tops of buildings. He has worked around the globe with transportation companies, creating

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Rahul Sharma

  Rahul Sharma is a passionate musician and sportsperson who love to learn from people. Attached to Software development in Banking, Insurance, Utility, Transport and Entertainment industries, for the last 14 years and learning agility for last 9 years. Rahul is a volunteer for various agile communities and events around the globe. Rahul will be

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Renae Craven

  Renae Craven has over nine years of experience, coaching large organisations through their transformation to an agile way of working, including the understanding and establishment of roles, development of cross functional teams and improvement of supporting practices. Renae has also affected cultural change, by coaching individuals to adapt to an agile mindset from an

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Rowan Bunning

  Rowan Bunning is an Australian pioneer of the world’s most widely used Agile framework: Scrum. Rowan learned the disciplines of eXtreme Programming (XP) from a technical coach in 2001 and became one of Australia’s first ScrumMasters in 2003, when he lead an organisation-wide Scrum+XP adoption. Rowan is one of Australia’s first Agile Coaches, having

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Rowan Walsh

  Moving to Australia from Ireland in 2006, Rowan started his career as a Data Analyst in the Market Research industry, and over time moved more into delivery facilitation and coaching.  He focuses a lot on improving the way that teams work, and takes a pragmatic approach when encouraging change and enabling delivery. Rowan is

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Sally Sloley

  Sally Sloley is an Agile Coach, specialising in Scrum and Kanban practices and working mostly in Sydney, Australia. Sally cut her agile chops at Microsoft, where she worked as a technical web person for over 20 years. Her agile experience spans a variety of industries, from high-tech, to telecom, to financial to airline. Sally

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Sam Bowtell

  Energy, Caring and Fun. Sam brings these to every aspect of his work and life as a Leader, Coach, Trainer and Facilitator. He’s played many roles in the teams he has been part of; Scrum Master, Product Owner, Practice Lead, Training Lead, Program Lead and Sales Lead. Sam works for the Commonwealth Bank in

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Simon Bennett

  Simon’s early career was in large, “heavy process” military & government projects. It was in this environment that his Agile Journey began in the mid 1990’s, leading a multi-national team using Scrum to build a distributed war gaming system, to celebrate the USAF’s 50th Anniversary in Las Vegas. After discovering “XP” and Crystal, Simon

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Santosh Neupane

  Santosh is currently the Head of Programs at City Tech, a fintech startup in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, where he has been since 2017.  He has over 10 years of experience, both in diverse roles within the software development industry, and in different domains like E-commerce, Energy, Fintech, Environment Science, and legal. Santosh earned a

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Stacia Heimgartner Viscadi

  Stacia Viscardi is an Agile coach, Certified Scrum Trainer, and organizational transformation expert, devoted to creating energized teams that delight their customers. Stacia gained an early project management understanding as a manufacturing project manager in the early nineties back when TQM was all the rage; she landed in the technology world in 1999 and

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Stefano Martincigh

  Stefano is an energetic Agile coach/Development manager, experienced in leading cross-functional teams and guiding organisations through the challenges of Agile continuous transformation. Stefano presented at Scrum Australia 2020 and we look forward to another of his fascinating presentations. Stefano will be presenting: Scaling Scrum with Nexus

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Stephanie BySouth

  Stephanie is an Agile Business Leader, who has been growing great teams and innovating business operating performance for over 20 years. As Telstras’ Ways of Working, Chapter Area Lead, Stephanie leads 200+ agilists; coaches, scrummasters and thoughtleaders. Stephanie is presenting: Agile Leaders Empowering Network

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Stephanie Cawthorne

  Steph describes herself as a People Person, energised by connecting with smart humans in high growth environments; helping them to learn, grow and love their work. Since completing her BA in Human Resources and Theatre, she has spent 4 years working in tech organisations, creating unique people programs, whilst partnering with teams and leaders

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Stephanie Ireland

  Stephanie is a Scrum Master and Agile Coach who has worked across a range of industries, including Financial Services & Banking, Media, Gaming, Telecommunications, Government and Travel.  She works as a Lead Consultant at Elabor8 and is most passionate about Team Leadership, as well as using Data to drive better decision making and Continuous

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Tony Ponton

  Tony Ponton has been an IT Professional for over 20 years and an Agile – Lean Practitioner, Coach and Trainer since 2002.  He specialises in guiding leaders, individuals and organisations in order to build high performing organisations.  Tony has trained and coached for Australian and International enterprise companies as well as keynoting, presenting and

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Venky Krishnamurthy

With an 18-year track record of innovation and achievement in the software development field, Venky is a seasoned Agile Coach, trainer, author, and speaker.  He has a talent for coaching high-performing teams, to roll-out Agile methodology at a global level across the IT and business sectors. His passion lies in driving exceptional across-the-board performance, by

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Verna van Schaik

  Verna’s career spans 20 years in software development, across all aspects of the SDLC, using iterative, incremental delivery (that became Agile). In 2014, she moved out of Analysis into Agile Coaching and has never looked back. Since then, she has found herself coaching in numerous teams across two continents (South Africa and now New

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