Linda Rising is an independent consultant based in Nashville, Tennessee. Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of
object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and tactical weapons systems.
An internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and how your brain works, Linda is the author of a number of
publications and four books: Design Patterns in Communications; The Pattern Almanac 2000, A Patterns Handbook; and, co-authored with Mary Lynn Manns, Fearless Change:
Patterns for Introducing New Ideas
Find more information about Linda at www.lindarising.org
Stephen is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s top MBA Business Schools. He has a reputation
of taking complex management concepts such as Project, Programme Change and Crisis Management and being able
to distil them down, into highly informative and fun lectures - often using “storytelling” techniques. His
attitude is “if you haven’t done it – you shouldn’t be teaching it!”
Unusually, for an academic, he has actually has spent most of his working life in real business and still runs his own, highly successful, Project Management Company. Stephen is an unusual blend of Academic, Businessman and Teller of Tales. Stephen is a well-known speaker in many conferences all around the world, such as Airmic Conference 2014, Norwegian Project Zone 2013 and Agile Business Conference etc.
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.
Johannes possesses a unique combination of technical know-how, marketing impact and inspirational leadership. He trains distributed teams and contributes to projects halfway across the world, and enjoys starting and contributing to projects as a programmer, sharing knowledge and helping others build their own career. He is an active contributor to the programmer community in Oslo and Sri Lanka and a veteran speaker in Norway and abroad. Johannes is a top contributor to Agile USA, NDC, Java Zone, Agile Prague and many other (agile) related software conferences.
Pete Deemer is a well-known Silicon Valley executive, who has spent the last 22 years leading teams building products and services at global companies.
Prior to founding GoodAgile, Pete worked for Yahoo! in Vice president and Chief Product Officer categories. Pete was the co-founder of GameSpot, too.
Pete Deemer is one of about 100 Certified Scrum Trainers worldwide, and he specializes in working with development teams throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
He has provided Scrum training and consulting to some of the largest companies in the world, like Microsoft, SAP, Dell, GE, HP, Mercedes Benz, Phillips, Unilever etc.
Pete is also, one of the founders of The Scrum Foundation.
He is the co-author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Scrum, and lead author of The Distributed Scrum Primer, a new guide to distributed and multilocation Scrum.
Thushara has been leading geographically distributed software teams over 12 years. During that time she has employed a variety of traditional and Agile processes. As the Chief Project Officer of Exilesoft, Thushara enjoys her day-to-day work with a large pool of technical specialists and a diversified clientele/integrated teams distributed in Norway, Australia and Sweden. Her experience in speaking at International conferences can be found here : www.contextready.com/events