Better Software West 2018 - Conference Speakers | TechWell

Conference Speakers

Jason Arbon
test.ai

Jason Arbon is the CEO of test.ai 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 Applause.com/uTest.com, where he led product strategy to deliver crowdsourced testing via more than...Read more

Derek_Ashmore
Senior Cloud Architect
Asperitas Consulting

Derek Ashmore is a senior technology expert with more than thirty years of experience in a wide variety of technologies and industries. Derek is currently focusing on microservices architectures, cloud computing, and migrating applications to the cloud. Derek's approach allows companies to increase speed to market while also increasing application...Read more

Sanjiv Augustine
LitheSpeed

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....Read more

Arlen Bankston
LitheSpeed

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

Pete Behrens
Trail Ridge Consulting

Leadership agility coach and founder of Trail Ridge ConsultingPete Behrens provides guidance to senior executives on how to transform themselves and their companies—including Google, GE, and Salesforce.com—to work more effectively through agility. A Certified Leadership Agility 360 Coach, Certified Agile Leadership Educator, Certified Enterprise Coach, and Certified Scrum...Read more

David Bernstein
To Be Agile

Concurrent Sessions

David Bernstein is the author of Beyond Legacy Code: Nine Practices to Extend the Life (and Value) of Your Software. It’s an insider’s view of the software industry drawn from his decades of hands-on experience as a software developer, trainer, and consultant to some of the biggest players in the...Read more

Jennifer_Bonine
tap|QA

Jennifer Bonine is a VP of global delivery and solutions for tap|QA Inc., a global company that specializes in strategic solutions for businesses. Jennifer began her career in consulting, implementing large ERP solutions. She has held executive-level positions leading development, quality assurance and testing, organizational development, and process improvement teams...Read more

Shaun Bradshaw
VP Consulting Services
Zenergy Technologies, Inc

Shaun Bradshaw is a cofounder and principal of Zenergy Technologies, a software delivery solutions firm with multiple industry experts under one roof and a large testing facility in North Carolina. With more than twenty years in the IT industry, Shaun is a recognized expert, coach, and thought leader in QA...Read more

Jose Buraschi
PayPal

With his experiences leading product development, quality engineering, product management, and implementation services, and an understanding of how to organize humans for large scale software development, Jose Buraschi is leading the transformation of PayPal engineering practices. Jose is a developer at heart and brings to the PayPal Engineering Productivity and...Read more

Rachel Burger
Senior Project Management Analyst
Targetprocess

Rachel Burger is the project management research director for Targetprocess, a visual, award-winning, agile project management platform. As a former senior-level Gartner analyst, Rachel has been featured in major publications like CIO, The Hill, Forbes, Brazen Careerist, and the BBC. Widely respected as a project management expert, Rachel has presented...Read more

Katherine Campbell
Managing Partner
Primitive Spark, Inc

Kathryn Campbell, managing partner of Primitive Spark, brings more than twenty years of business strategy experience to the design and launch of successful SAAS applications and digital products. Primitive Spark has designed innovative, award-winning products for companies such as VMWare and Boston Consulting Group and emerging disruptors such as Interset,...Read more

Blaine_Carter
Developer Advocate for Open Source
Oracle

For most of his career, Blaine Carter has used Oracle tools to build applications—mostly SQL and PL/SQL. Lately he's been exploring open source projects, and he has used quite a few languages and liked almost all of them. His combined experience with Oracle Database and open source led him to...Read more

Brendan_Connolly
Software Design Engineer in Test
Agilysys

Brendan Connolly is a software design engineer in test based out of Santa Barbara, California, with seven years of testing experience in a variety of different roles. He writes tests at all levels, from unit and integration tests to API and UI tests, and is responsible for creating and executing...Read more

Jamie Lynn Cooke
Managing Director
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

Mike Cottmeyer
LeadingAgile, LLC

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

John_Cutler
Product Management Coach
Independent Consultant

John Cutler is a multiple-hat-wearer and product development nut. He loves wrangling complex problems and answering the "why" with qualitative and quantitative data. John blogs on Medium in Hacker Noon. He has a perspective that spans individual roles, domains, and products. John knows agile product management and frequently shares his...Read more

Logan Daigle
Devops Coach
VersionOne

A DevOps Coach with VersionOne, Logan Daigle has been providing and implementing DevOps solutions since 2011. He has experience in development and DevOps in the military, government, healthcare, retail, and finance industries. Logan is passionate about being agile, doing DevOps well, and using agile engineering practices to build, test, and...Read more

Selena Delesie
Delesie Solutions

Selena Delesie is a leadership and transformation coach, speaker, author, and trainer. She is a trusted guide for leaders who seek to improve their business and their life—from the heart. Selena blends sixteen years of experience in the technology industry with a broad range of studies, allowing her to support...Read more

Bill DeVoe
Principal Agile Evangelist
Velocity Partners

Concurrent Sessions

Bill DeVoe has been working in IT for more than twenty-five years and in agile for almost twenty, working with everything from small startups to Fortune 5 companies. He's coached and trained local teams, distributed teams, managers, and executives in lean, agile, Scrum, kanban, and scaled agile topics, and he's...Read more

Laundrew Diamond
An Agile Coach and Organizational Change Consultant, Laundrew Diamond has more than 10 years of multi-disciplined industry experience providing program management, operational transformation and change management support to commercial and federal organizations. He is passionate about helping organizations deliver business value through Lean and Agile methods and has extensive experience...Read more
Nicole Dwyer
Chief Product Officer

Nicole Dwyer is Chief Product Officer at YayPay a predictive AR workflow solution that leverages data and automatic payment communications to accelerate cash flow.  For the last 10 years, Nicole has worked with both accounts payable and accounts receivable technology firms building product strategy teams to improve the entire payments life...Read more

Lee Eason
Director of DevOps
Ipreo

As the director of DevOps at Ipreo, Lee Eason is serious about high-performing teams. As a self-taught programmer and now a technology leader, Lee has operated in just about every area of software development over the last 16 years. He has worked in various technology industries, including marketing, education, health...Read more

Viktor Farcic
Senior Consultant
Cloud Bees

Viktor Farcic is a senior consultant at CloudBees, member of the Docker Captains, and author. He has coded in a plethora of languages (excluding Fortran)—Pascal (yes, he is old), Basic (before it got Visual prefix), ASP (before it got .Net suffix), C, C++, Perl, Python, ASP.Net,...Read more

James_Farrier
CEO
Appsurify

James Farrier has been working in testing since 2004. He always enjoyed finding the complex defects rather than writing code, so moving into automated testing was a natural career path. Previously he's been a test lead and manager, always with a focus on the technical side of testing, but in...Read more

James Fogarty
Software Test Specialist
TechSmith

James Fogarty is a passionate software testing practitioner. He works at TechSmith, the makers of Snagit, Camtasia, and other visual communication software applications. He works with software testers, developers, and business professionals to level up the software quality by designing tools, teaching automation, and involving the entire development team in...Read more

Barry Forrest
Improving in Dallas

As a Principal Consultant with Improving in Dallas, Barry Forrest is a web developer, Scrum Master, and agilist. Barry loves helping make work life better for teams and leaving things in a better state than when he was introduced to the situation. Barry is also an award-winning homebrewer and an...Read more

Titus Fortner
Sauce Labs

Titus Fortner is a core contributor to Selenium project and the maintainer of the Ruby bindings. He spends a significant amount of time writing open source testing software built on top of Selenium. He is the project lead for Watir and is active in supporting these projects on Stack Overflow,...Read more

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

An agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach, Bob Galen helps guide leaders and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift toward Scrum and other agile methods. Bob is often called “a Coach of Coaches” because of his deep and broad experience in the agile arena. He is director, agile practices...Read more

Kevin_Goldsmith
Avvo

Kevin Goldsmith has been a developer, software architect, technology manager, and senior technology executive for over 26 years. He was the Chief Technology Officer at Avvo in Seattle until April 2018, overseeing all Product Development, Data, Dev Ops and IT teams. Previously he was the Vice President of Engineering, Consumer...Read more

Shivakumar_Gopalakrishnan
Architect
Varian Medical Systems

Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan is an architect for cloud-native applications at Varian Medical Systems, with more than fifteen years of experience in medical imaging and health care bioinformatics applications. He is always interested in the next shiny object (currently AI, voice recognition, big data, and the IoT for health care DevOps and...Read more

Gene Gotimer
Technical Manager
Coveros, Inc.

Gene Gotimer is a senior architect at Coveros, Inc., a software company that uses agile methods to accelerate the delivery of secure, reliable software. As a consultant, Gene works with his customers to build software better, faster, and more securely by introducing agile development and DevOps practices. He has many...Read more

Bria_Grangard
Product Specialist
SmartBear Software

Bria Grangard is a subject matter expert in the software testing field. She manages SmartBear Software’s testing products, which include the award-winning automated testing tool TestComplete and QAComplete test management. A popular speaker on topics such as how to accelerate your testing pipeline through parallel testing and best practices for...Read more

Tim_Guay
Principal Consultant
AgileWorks Inc.

Tim Guay is an agile coach, practitioner, course author, and instructor for a wide variety of organizations, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies in Canada, the US, the UK, and France. He has been an agile practitioner since 2002 and has been a leader in promoting agile and DevOps...Read more

Alaska Airlines

Cheryl Hammond, aka bsktcase, has a couple decades' experience as a software developer in the private and public sectors. She led her team's successful adoption of Scrumban for a mission-critical regulatory compliance project under multiagency state and federal government oversight, as well as mentored former COBOL devs into true-believing unit-testing...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

V. Lee Henson
AgileDad

V. Lee Henson is one of only 200 or so Certified Scrum Trainers worldwide. His client list includes more than forty of the Fortune 100 companies and many successful agile implementations. Lee’s unique blend of real-world experience in various roles—combined with his ability to drive home complex concepts—makes him an...Read more

Allen Holub
Holub and Associates

Allen Holub is one of the country’s foremost software architects, agile-transformation consultants, and programmers. He provides a full range of training, consulting, and executive/team-level coaching services over the full stack of lean/Agile: process, architecture, and nuts-and-bolts development. Allen excels at helping you build highly functional lean/agile organizations and robust, highly...Read more

David Horowitz
Retrium

David Horowitz is cofounder and CEO of Retrium, the world’s first and only enterprise-ready platform for agile retrospectives. Prior to that, David spent nearly a decade between the World Bank and International Finance Corporation as a software developer turned agile coach. While there, he experienced firsthand the importance—and difficulty—of effective...Read more

Ashley Hunsberger
Blackboard

Ashley Hunsberger is a product quality architect at Blackboard, Inc., a provider of educational technology. Using DevOps principles, Ashley has enjoyed being a change agent, helping to provide the tools, processes, and support that enable development teams to deliver software while meeting high quality standards. Ashley is passionate about building...Read more

Toiya Jones-Current
Agile Coach
Kaiser Permanente

Toiya Jones-Current started out in Group Heath’s EIM department as an administrative specialist B and has worked her way up to be a Certified ScrumMaster. During her tenure in the EIM (currently EDW) department, she also worked as coordinator, supervisor, analytical assistant, business analyst, project manager, and agile coach. Toiya...Read more

Ralph Kasuba, VP, eGlobal Commerce Engineering
PitneyBowes/Borderfree

As Vice President of Global eCommerce Engineering for PitneyBowes/Borderfree, Ralph brings over 15 years of leading technology organizations for both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial start-ups through periods of hyper-growth and global expansion. Ralph’s ‘Servant Leadership’ style is paired with his focus for providing coaching and mentorship to his teams. He...Read more

Marcus King
Improving Enterprises

Marcus King has more than fifteen years of IT industry experience in roles ranging from network engineer to software developer and enterprise architect. As a technical coach, he mentors teams toward healthy conflict, more efficient work processes, and better technology choices. A true technologist, Marcus has had the opportunity to...Read more

Eran_Kinsbruner
Director, Technical Evangelist
Perfecto

Eran Kinsbruner is the mobile evangelist at Perfecto and the author of the digital quality handbook, as well as a monthly columnist at InfoWorld.com. He is a software engineering professional with nearly twenty years of experience at companies such as Matrix, Qulicke & Soffa, Sun Microsystems, General Electric, Texas Instruments,...Read more

Ryan Latta
Ziosk

Concurrent Sessions

Ryan Latta is a coach who is interested in working with people who want to use software to reach their customers. He's deeply fascinated about creating teams that are relentless and accomplished in having real impact. He brings years of agile and lean experience to help coach teams and companies...Read more

Doc List
Doc List Enterprises

Doc List has been working in the software space for decades—in roles from developer and tester to manager and CEO. Passionate about leadership, teamwork, coaching, and training, he was doing Agile-like things years before there was a Manifesto. From building his own companies to coaching and consulting with organizations of...Read more

Ryan_Lockard
Vice President
Contino

Ryan Lockard has seventeen years' experience in software delivery. Ryan has worked in various industries, including intellectual property, advertising, science, publishing, manufacturing, ERP, clinical decision support, and learning, and he is currently with Contino, a global leader in DevOps and cloud enablement. Ryan is an agility leader and has facilitated...Read more

Catherine Louis
CLL-Group.com

A Certified Scrum Trainer™, independent agile coach, and founder of CLL-Group and PoDojo.com, Catherine Louis has more than twenty years of experience in complex product development. Catherine’s focus is on product discovery and delivery—using design thinking, agile methods, and agile R&D—and managing organizational agile transitions to build speed and flexibility...Read more

Jeff MacBane
Software Tester
TechSmith

Jeff MacBane is a software tester at TechSmith, the makers of Snagit, Camtasia, and other visual communication software applications. He has thirteen years of software testing experience in insurance, legal, medical, and commercial software organizations. Jeff has a passion for testing software and continuing to learn about agile and Scrum...Read more

Larry Maccherone
Thought Leader
AgileCraft

An industry-recognized thought leader on lean/agile, analytics, and DevSecOps, Larry Maccherone currently serves as principal for his namesake consulting firm where he has worked with clients like Comcast, IBM, Adobe, Oracle, USAA, and Intuit. Previously at Rally Software, Larry led the insights product line which enabled better decisions with data,...Read more

Bernie_Maloney
Agile Coach
Persistent

Concurrent Sessions

Bernie Maloney’s career started with a flash and a bang, literally—his first position was designing devices that protect telephone networks from lightning strikes. A few career pivots later, he had a flash of insight: It was possible to tap into latent potential in every person, every team, and every organization....Read more

Claudia Marquette
AB2 Consulting

Agile coach and SAFe 4.0 program consultant Claudia Marquette guides IT leaders and professionals to transform how they work using agile and lean practices. She has deep expertise in what it takes to “go Agile” with experience as a SAFe release train engineer. Claudia designs the curriculum for an intensive,...Read more

Amit Mishra
Credit Karma

Amit Mishra is a senior build and release engineer at Credit Karma on the platform integration team. He’s passionate about making developers’ lives easier by implementing continuous integration tools. Amit specializes in setting up scalable CI solutions from scratch using the latest technologies, like Docker, Terraform, and AWS, along with...Read more

Ken Mugrage
ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks’ technology evangelist Ken Mugrage focuses on providing education on DevOps and continuous delivery. He began his IT career in the early 1990s as a system administrator for Seattle’s first internet service provider. Ken went on to form his own web development company in 1994, creating some of the first...Read more

Chris Murman
Agile Coach
SolutionsIQ an Accenture Company

Chris Murman's first job out out of college was the weekend sports anchor at an NBC affiliate. If he had only known what was in store! Interestingly enough, he still loves telling the stories of others every day. Each interaction is an opportunity to learn what made you unique and...Read more

Rob Myers
Agile for All

Rob Myers is principle instructor and coach at Agile for All. He has over 30 years experience with software development teams, and has been training and coaching organizations in Agile engineering practices since 1998. His courses blend fun, practical hands-on labs, "Training From the Back of the Room” learning techniques,...Read more

Subash Newton
General Manager
HCl Technologies

Subash Newton is is a creative, results-driven, seasoned technology leader with around twenty years of proven IT industry experience. He specializes in architecting and providing technical solutions and delivery management for in-house and globally distributed customer environments. He currently holds the role of Practice Head—Specialized Testing with HCL Technologies, heading...Read more

Pete Oliver-Krueger
LitheSpeed

An Agile and lean speaker, management consultant, and trainer for LitheSpeed, Pete Oliver-Krueger specializes in the psychology of product development. “It's taught me that how I introduce techniques into an organization can make more of an impact than which techniques.” Pete works closely with startups and enterprise organizations...Read more

Bob Payne
LitheSpeed

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

Jeff Payne
CEO and Founder
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 while being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in...Read more

Melissa Petak
Onlife Health

Melissa Petak is the director of business excellence and oversees the offices of Compliance/Quality, Business Culture, and Project Management at Onlife Health. As a cultural pioneer, Melissa is responsible for developing the organizational framework that supports innovation and engagement, aligning to the strategic vision and goals set out by the...Read more

Robb Pieper
Responsive Advisors

Robb Pieper is Principal Consultant and founder of Responsive Advisors, a boutique agile management consulting firm focused on holistically improving organizations. He’s a Scrum.org licensed trainer and coach having taught agility to thousands of people across the country. Robb solves problems often ignored in the agile community, like teaching managers...Read more

Allison Pollard
Principal Consultant
Improving Enterprises

Allison Pollard helps people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Allison enjoys mentoring others to become great ScrumMasters and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In her experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds...Read more

Ken Pugh
Ken Pugh, Inc.

Ken Pugh helps companies evolve into lean-agile organizations through training and coaching. His special interests are in collaborating on requirements, delivering business value, and using lean principles to deliver high quality quickly. Ken trains, mentors, and testifies on technology topics from object-oriented design to Linux/Unix. He has written several programming...Read more

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant

A Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, Ryan Ripley has experience as a software developer, manager, director, and ScrumMaster at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is committed to helping teams break the cycle of “bad Scrum” so they can deliver valuable software...Read more

Leon Sabarsky
President, Healthy Agile

Leon Sabarsky excels at building high performing software development teams ‎for all types of organizations. He has 20 years of IT experience and has been an Agilist for the past 10 years, primarily in the health care and government sectors. He initiated the first Agile transition at Blue Cross Blue...Read more

Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.com

Rob Sabourin 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, SQA, testing,...Read more

Nablia Safdar
Do it Best Corp.

Nabila Safdar served biotech, software, retail, nonprofit, and academic teams over the past thirteen years. Driven by the passion for continuous learning, she is always exploring new ways to better serve teams. Her primary focus is on strengthening relationships to optimize value. Currently, she is filling the ScrumMaster role at...Read more

Danilo Sato
ThoughtWorks

Danilo Sato is a polyglot principal consultant with more than fifteen years of experience as an architect, data engineer, developer, and agile coach. Balancing strategy with execution, Danilo helps clients refine their technology strategy while adopting practices to reduce the time between having an idea, implementing it, and running it...Read more

Stefana Saxton
Black & Veatch

Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Excellence Innovation Leader for Business Excellence (BEx®) at Black & Veatch, where she works with internal and external clients to identify, prioritize, and execute mission-critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, its business partners, and clients globally. She has worked...Read more

Billie_Schuttpelz
SolutionsIQ an Accenture Company

Billie Schuttpelz is known for shortening feedback loops across silos and redesigning large, complex ecosystems. Her lean-agile perspective gained over a twenty-year career, including engagements in five countries, has enabled Fortune 10 enterprises to deliver to market faster, design connected vehicle systems, enable customer order to deliver cycles, and lean...Read more

Kalpesh_Shah
Agile Coach
IntraEdge Inc

Kalpesh Shah is a speaker, trainer, and coach with seven years of experience in creating and working with different shapes and sizes of agile teams. He has worked with organizations ranging from Fortune 50 companies to startups, helping them make the transition to an agile way of working, implementing agile...Read more

Anu Smalley
Capala Consulting Group

The president and founder of Capala Consulting Group, Anu Smalley specializes in executive coaching and agile transformations. An enterprise agile coach and Certified Scrum Trainer®, she provides education, coaching, large group facilitation, and consulting services to clients across the United States. An IT professional with more than twenty-five years of...Read more

Mike_Sowers
TechWell Corp.

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

Steve Spearman
Certified Scrum Trainer
Agile for All

Steve Spearman is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile coach working at the enterprise and team levels. Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. His enterprise experience spanned Bell Laboratories, AT&T,...Read more

Wayde Stallmann
Agile Coach
Asynchrony Labs

Wayde Stallmann is an agile coach at Asynchrony Labs. He was a Java developer for fifteen years and realized it's more important to work together well rather than to just be a great individual performer. He spent a lot of time learning techniques to teach better and enhance team dynamics....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

Nir Szilagyi
Senior Engineering Manager
PayPal

Senior engineering manager Nir Szilagyi brings more than sixteen years of experience to the risk platform engineering team he leads at PayPal. Previously at eBay, he led the products platform quality engineering team in Israel and US. Nir had been involved in shaping eBay's test automation framework and is leading...Read more

Hunter Tammaro
Agile Coach
Excella Consulting

Hunter Tammaro is an agilist with Excella Consulting. He has five years' experience in agile projects and more than ten years in IT, working with multiple teams to create large, complex software systems. Hunter is especially interested in helping organizations scale their agile adoption using empirical, evolutionary techniques....Read more

Faye Thompson
Senior Agile Consultant
Cardinal Solutions Group

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

Mary_Thorn
Mary Thorn Consulting

Chief storyteller of The Three Pillars of Agile Testing and Quality, Mary Thorn currently runs Mary Thorn Consulting and was previously the director of agile practices at Ipreo in Raleigh, NC. Mary has a broad agile and testing background that spans automation, data warehouses, and web-based systems in a wide variety...Read more

Joanna Vahlsing
Centro

Joanna Vahlsing is a results-oriented portfolio, program, and project manager and change leader with a history of leading highly successful teams in enterprise-level and global environments. She is currently senior vice president of program management at Centro, an AdTech company headquartered in Chicago.Read more

Francie Van Wurkus
Francie Van Wirkus

A conqueror of mediocrity, Francie Van Wirkus is a certified professional coach in the insurance and financial services industry, with an agile, lean, and sales focus. Her innovative ways of leading and sustaining change are helping lead a large IT transformation effort in a complex organization, where she is a...Read more

Michelle Vician
Agile Coach/Scrum Master
Kaiser Permanente

Enthusiastic about pragmatic, realistic approaches to teaming and delivering capabilities, Michelle Vician has been lucky enough to experience all phases of the lifecycle—sometimes working for IT, sometimes working for business teams as a product manager. Her more than twenty years of real-world experience fosters the viewpoint that people-focused approaches produce...Read more

Natalie_Warnert
CA Technologies

As a developer turned agile consultant, Natalie Warnert deeply understands and embraces the talent and environment it takes to build great products. From building the right product to building the product right, Natalie drives strategy and learning through validation. She has helped various Fortune 500 companies in their agile transformation...Read more

Julie Wyman
Agile Coach
Excella Consulting

Julie  Wyman is an agile coach with Excella Consulting. She has eight years of experience in agile software delivery, traditional project management, and client training.  Julie has coached multiple globally distributed teams to deliver, while leveraging Scrum, kanban, and other agile frameworks to drive continuous improvement. Julie enjoys finding new ways to...Read more