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London Lean Kanban Day 2014 speakers

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Alex Gray

Agile Coach / Scrum Master at RADTAC

Alex is an Agile Coach, Certified ScrumMaster, Kanban Practitioner, DSDM Atern Agile PM Practitioner, Certified Collaboration Architect and PRINCE2 Practitioner, Alex has experience in varied IT projects including software development and product and infrastructure installation / upgrades across a wide range of business systems.

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Andy Carmichael

Agile Management Specialist

A common theme throughout my career has been finding ways for people to make better software, and do it faster - it remains my major interest. Most of my work now involves agile methods, especially Kanban and Scrum, particularly when clients are trying to apply them at significant scale. I've worked with a wide variety of companies on very small to impossibly large projects, and it’s that experience which remains my principal source of education. I've co-authored a number of books over the years, including Object Development Methods (1994) and Better Software Faster (2002, with Dan Haywood) which discusses an agile modelling approach to the development life cycle. I live in Southampton - also the University which gave me my first degree and doctorate - I'm a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and have a number of other bits of paper that say I know at least something about all sorts of things, including Scrum, Kanban, scuba diving, teaching, choral singing, elementary map reading and golf!

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Chris McDermott

Husband, father and Lean Agile coach. Founder of a pretty cool conference in Scotland and respected community meetup in Glasgow. bio from Twitter

Chris is a coach, developer and conference organiser who is currently working as a consultant. In his 13 year career he has worked with a range organisations from policing, investment banking to media and reverse logistics.

Since reading Kent Becks eXtreme Programming Explained in 2003 he has been passionate about Agile development. After discovering the Kanban method, and subsequently Systems Thinking, he has become increasingly fascinated with organisational systems and how to make them more effective and humane.

Chris is the organiser of the Lean Agile Scotland conference and is co-organiser of the Lean Agile Glasgow Meetup group.

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Chris Young

#lean #kanban #SystemThinking #agile #video #YouTube #ConnectedTV

Chris is a Technical Director at digital product strategy, service design & engineering agency Friday.

He has been leading engineering teams since 1999. He was pivotal in the BBC’s adoption of Agile in 2000-2001 using it to deliver the pioneering Multi-Screen Wimbledon Service for Sky. Since then he has worked for broadcasters and platform owners including Dish Network in the US and Deutsche Telekom in Europe.

Most recently he lead the development team for the YouView Set Top Box User Interface and headed up engineering for YouTube’s largest Content Network outside the US; Base79.

He is an active member of the Lean/Kanban community speaking at conferences across Europe.

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Dan Brown

kanban and agile coach and teacher

Dan Brown is a Kanban Coach and Accredited Kanban Trainer. He specialises in coaching organisations and teams to adopt The Kanban Method and agile practices. He makes use of learning games, exercises, and experiences to enable learning. Better known as @KanbanDan, he sees his job as to help you do what you do, better.

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Dan North

Keynote Speaker

Dan North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques. With over twenty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide. The originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Deliberate Discovery, Dan has published feature articles in numerous software and business publications, and contributed to The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends and 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts. He occasionally blogs at http://dannorth.net/blog.

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Dragan Jojic

Agile Consultant, Trainer and Coach

Dragan has 30 years of technology and business consulting and project management experience gained with a variety of large and medium size products and services organisations. Over the past 10 years, his primary focus has been Agile consulting, training and coaching with large and complex

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Jasper Sonnevelt

Post-It Evangelist, Speaker, Trainer, Innovation Seeker, Coffee Drinker, Enthousiast, Kanban Guy bio from Twitter

Jasper is an Agile Coach with Xebia in The Netherlands. He helps team and organisations adopt a Leaner way of working. He has experience working in and around a teams with various levels of Agile maturity in both Scrum and Kanban environments. Jasper is Accredited Kanban Coach and Accredited Kanban Trainer.

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Jon Terry

Keynote Speaker

Jon Terry is Chief Operating Officer of LeanKit. Prior to joining LeanKit, Jon held a number of senior IT positions with hospital-giant HCA and its subsidiary HealthTrust Purchasing Group. During that time he was among those responsible for launching HCA’s widespread adoption of Lean/Agile methods. Jon earned his Global Executive MBA from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and his Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washingron University. He is a Project Management Professional, a Certified Scrum Master, and a Kanban Coaching Professional.

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Jose Casal

Jose Casal is the Chair of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group. He is a member of the Lean Kanban University (LKU) Advisory Board, the Conference Chair of the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD) and a Programme Committee member of the Lean Kanban UK (LKUK) Conference. Jose was the leading creator of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile.

As an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer working with Radtac, Jose is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), a certified APMG AgilePM Trainer, a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and a DSDM Advanced Practitioner.

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Lazaro Wolf

Can you see the Flag of Change coming? It's the... http://LeanWarrior.com. Founder @WeAreActinium & another Startup! Passionate: #Kanban, #Leadership & #Culture

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Liz Keogh

Lean / Agile consultant, hard-core BDDer, blogger, haiku poet, mind-mapper, fantasy author, programmer, Londoner and unrepentant Goth.

Liz is an experienced Lean and Agile consultant and well-known international speaker. Coming from a strong technical background, her work covers a wide variety of topics, from software development and architecture to psychology and complexity thinking. She is best known for her involvement in the BDD community, and was presented with the Gordon Pask award in 2010 for deepening existing ideas in the space and "coming up with some pretty crazy ones of her own".

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Martin Burns

Lean Thinker, Improvement Obsessive, Recovering Project Manager.

Lean Thinker, Improvement Obsessive, Recovering Project Manager.

Learning ways of introducing the best of Lean and Agile to historically skeptical enterprises through success, failure, dialogue and voracious speed-reading.

Passable folk singer; poor blues guitarist.

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Mike Burrows

Keynote Speaker

Mike has led development teams and larger IT functions for much of his career, working in the aerospace, software tools, finance, and energy sectors. Mike is well known to the Kanban community through the sharing of his experiences leading one of the first Kanban implementations in Central Europe.

For the most part a consultant and coach to management teams, Mike is UK Director of David J Anderson and Associates, a member of Lean Kanban University’s management board, and an Accredited Kanban Trainer. Mike’s book “Kanban from the inside” is due out later this year.

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Nader Talai

Agile practitioner, Business & Technology leadership of Software Product Development. bio from Twitter

Experienced agile practitioner specialised in leading organisational transformations, working with delivery teams as well as with leadership teams and key stakeholders to implement focused and aligned improvements in the process, people and technology aspects that reduce time to go-live and deliver business value faster with high quality in a range of customer focused businesses.

Nader started his IT career as an analyst programmer and has worked as software engineer, project manager, solution architect, manager and head of department.

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Patrick Steyaert

Founder, Principal Coach and Trainer at Okaloa bio from LinkedIn

Patrick is a hands-on lean agile coach with an outstanding track record in delivering successful change in large and small ICT and technology organisations. He has built up more than 15 years of experience in the field of lean agile management and more than 10 years of experience in traditional software process improvement, project, programme and change management. He is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) by the Lean Kanban University and active participant in the lean agile community.

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Pawel Brodzinski

Leader of Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io). Persistent experimenter. Whiteboard junkie. Lean and Agile coach. Prolific blogger. bio from Twitter

Pawel Brodzinski is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process).

He has been a leader of the first Kanban implementation in software industry in Poland. He is a Brickell Key Award nominee and the first Pole to become a Kanban Coaching Professional.

Pawel leads Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io), a web software shop in Poland where he practices of what he preaches. He blogs sharing his thoughts on broadly understood software project management at http:// brodzinski.com

Pawel is passionate about building great teams, creating superb organizational culture and helping people to grow.

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Steve Tendon

Taming the Flow: The magic power of transforming common people into hyper-productive teams. bio from Twitter

Steve is a senior executive management consultant experienced at leading and directing multinational and distributed knowledge-work organizations. He is an expert in organizational performance transformation programs. Steve specialises in organizational design and productivity, process excellence and innovation. He helps businesses create high-performance organisations and teams.

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Zsolt Fabok

Zsolt is a project manager and an avid blogger. He has always been curious about software development processes and how to bring the best in them and create better products. When he started to get familiar with the Agile, Lean and eXtreme Programming methodologies six years ago, he immediately became an enthusiast. He spent the last four years mastering Kanban and helping large and small organizations to successfully adapt its principles. He is the founder of the Budapest Lean and Kanban Meetup and the limitedwipsociety.hu groups.