Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. We are so glad to have Venkat as the key note speaker of our conference.
A hands-on techie, Naresh is a globally recognized leader in eXtreme Programming. Currently Naresh is building two lean-startups in India. Part of his time is also dedicated to help Software companies as an Agile/Lean Coach/Consultant. From Organizational Transformation to enhanced Developer productivity, Naresh helps organizations embrace, scale and sustain essential Agile and Lean thinking. Naresh was the Chair for the Agile India 2012 Conference, largest conference on Agile and Lean in Asia. He founded the Agile Software Community of India (ASCI) in 2004. He is responsible for creating and organizing various international conferences including the Simple Design And Testing Conference (SDTConf) and Agile Coach Camp. In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2007 the Agile Alliance awarded Naresh with the Gordon Pask Award for contributions to the Agile Community.
Alex makes people happy at work! As the Chief Happiness Officer and founder of Woohoo inc. he speaks and consults worldwide in businesses like IBM, Hilton, LEGO, IKEA, HP and many others. He is the author of Happy Hour is 9 to 5 - How to Love Your Job, create a great workplace and Kick Butt at Work. He also writes one of the world's most popular blogs on career and leadership issues at www.positivesharing.com.
Dr Michael Garrett is currently working as the Research & Innovation Lead at CingleVue International, in Perth, Australia. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, at the Centre for Higher Education Learning and Teaching Research at Edith Cowan University. Dr Garrett has a Bachelors in Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (First Class Honors) and a Ph.D. in Educational/Instructional Technology from Edith Cowan University.
Dinesh Priyankara started his IT career in 1998 and has more than 13 years of experience in various aspects of database technologies including Business Intelligence, Teaching, consulting and running training programs for database and business intelligence on Microsoft platform. Currently he is stationed as a Senior Architect - Specialist (Business intelligence) at Virtusa. He is an SQL Server MVP in Sri Lanka with specialties in Business Intelligence, Database Development and Database Administration. Dinesh is a regular presenter and a co-organizer of SQL Server Sri Lanka User group.

Blog: www.dinesql.blogspot.com    Twitter: @Dinesh_Priya
Having been recognized as an expert in IT infrastructure Management & operations, DevOps Practitioner and technological evangelist, Sanjeewa's experience focuses on managing various IT engineering teams in dynamic, mission critical and global environments. He is also the first AWS Certified Solution Architect in Sri Lanka. Sanjeewa is technically skilled across a wide array of technologies in global teaming scenarios with large, enterprise-scale sized teams. He is skilled at concepts such as Lean-Agile; DevOps engineering (continuous delivery pipelines using Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Maven, Ant/Nant and more); Cloud Architecture and design and public cloud; software engineering (RESTful services, NoSQL DB's and a variety of IDE's and development platforms) etc. Sanjeewa presents frequently at many IT forums in Sri Lanka.

Twitter: @dmsanjeewaalwis
Anuradha is working as a Delivery Manager at Exilesoft and he has been managing Agile offshore software development projects since 2005. He has been the program manager for multiple programs in Europe as well as in Australia since 2011. Overall he has more than 12 years of IT management experience. He is one of the three Sri Lankan certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPC) and also a Project Management Professional (PMP). Anuradha is the main organizer of Colombo Agile Meet up and, furthermore, he supports many community initiatives in Sri Lankan software community including Dev Day.

Blog: www.pmbag.wordpress.com    Twitter: @Anu_cg
Thuru is a versatile technical person who has diversified experience in many areas of Information Technology, ranging from enterprise applications to consumer facing apps. Cloud computing, security, software development, consumer apps, wearables, business intelligence and databases are his most preferred technology areas. He is a frequent speaker in Sri Lanka .NET forum and Sri Lanka SQL Server Universe user groups. Thuru is the founder of Colombo Cloud Meet Up where he often talks about Azure, AWS and other cloud topics.

Blog: www.thuru.net    Twitter: @thurutweets


Time Technical Track Agile Track Open Track
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Introduction
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Keynote - Venkat Subramaniam
10:00 - 10:30 Tea Break & Networking Session 1
10:30 - 11:00 Open Open IoT/ Wearables
11:00 - 12:30 JavaScript -Workshop
Venkat Subramaniam
Requirement Slicing - Workshop
Naresh Jain
Database Technologies
Dinesh Priyankara
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break - Networking Session 2 & 3
14:00 - 15:00 Cloud Design Practices
Vijayakumar Thurupathan
"Big isn't always bad - What can small projects gain from SAFe"
Anuradha Gajanayaka
Importance of Research and Development
Michael Garrett
15:00 - 16:00 "A case study in DevOps: Broken walls and emerging bridges"
Sanjeewa Alwis
Open "A peek in to the next-gen mobile integration"
16:00 - 16:20 Tea Break - Networking Session 4
16:20 - 16:50 Open Open Test Automation
16:50 - 17:00 Short Break
17:00 - 18:00 Closing Keynote - Alexander Kjerulf
18:00 - 18:15 Closure


8.30 a.m. ~ 6.00 p.m.
Cinnamon Lakeside - Colombo
Super Early Bird - Rs 8,000.00
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