Daniel Mezick

Coaching executives and teams since 2006, DANIEL MEZICK is an expert on extending adaptive Agile culture beyond software. His books and workshops teach you how.

A  frequent speaker at industry conferences, Daniel’s list of clients include Capital One, INTUIT, CIGNA, SIEMENS Healthcare, Pitney Bowes, Harvard University, and dozens of smaller enterprises.

His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012.  THE CULTURE GAME described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. THE CULTURE GAME describes a very clear, step-by-step program for doing exactly that.

In 2014 he built upon THE CULTURE GAME patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agility method. OpenSpace Agility is a flexible template for enabling lasting change in your organization. Daniel is the primary author of the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK  with co-authors Louise Kold-Taylor, Deb Pontes, Mark Sheffield and Harold Shinsato.

Daniel’s enterprise consulting practice is built upon the core concepts found inside these books. Daniel conducts workshops based on these books, and also offers enterprise Agile coaching, Agile training programs for teams, and management consulting.

Paul Ellarby

Paul Ellarby is an Agile Expert, Organizational change specialist, coach,
and project delivery evangelist.

He has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, in functions
ranging from developer to VP of a large global company. His focus is on changing
software development organizations to deliver products and programs
quickly and effectively, using agile and lean techniques.

He is an author, Executive Coach to major corporations in both the USA and
Europe, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars about how to
effectively move organizations to a new level of performance in the
software environment.

Don MacIntyre

As the founder of Scrum, Etc., Don MacIntyre provides Agile consulting, coaching, and training from the C-level to the team level. Don was an early adopter of Agile and draws upon his many years of experience as a software executive, Agile transformation lead, and software engineering leader to help organizations benefit from Agile principles and practices.

As a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), a Certified Agile Leadership Educator (CALe), and Certified Leadership Agility 360 Coach, Don has worked extensively with executives from the Fortune 100, late-stage startups, and government agencies preparing them to be truly effective Agile Leaders.

Don has extensive experience in both the commercial and government sectors. While Director of Agile Development at Lockheed Martin, Don led the initial large scale Agile transformation efforts and provided Agile consulting and training to programs at NASA, DHS, SSA, IRS, DoD, and numerous other agencies.

Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco is an independent agile coach. He discovered strong-style pair programming. He is creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests( www.approvaltests.com ). He spends most of his time programming in Java and C# specializing in improving legacy code. He is also co-founder of TeachingKidsProgramming.org.

Gene Gendel

I am Agile Coach, Trainer and Organizational Design Agent. I am a proud member of Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaches (CEC). I am proud to be the only coach (as of this moment) in NY State that owns this top-level SA credential. I am also Certified in Agile Leadership (CAL), in Large Scale Scrum (CLP-LeSS), and Scrum @ Scale (S@S) – something that signifies my deep views on organizational / system design. (My PMP certification is also active).

My focus is on helping organizations and teams with improving system design and organizational structure and overall efficiency. I engage at all organizational levels: senior leadership, mid-level management, teams and individuals. To be effective as a coach, I use various coaching tools and techniques, based on circumstances, while also leveraging elements of training and mentoring, to supplement my coaching.

Yuval Yeret

Yuval Yeret

Yuval is a senior enterprise agility coach at AgileSparks, an international lean agile consulting company with offices in Boston, Israel, India. He is leading the “Scaled Agile” and “Agile Marketing” practices at AgileSparks & is the lead coach on several strategic long-term lean/agile initiatives in technology companies such as Siemens, HP, Amdocs, Informatica, Intel, CyberArk.

He is a recipient of the Brickell Key Award for Lean Kanban community excellence & author of “Holy Land Kanban” based on his thinking and writing at yuvalyeret.com.

Bob Sarni

Bob Sarni

Bob Sarni is the Founder and Principal at iOnAgility, LLC with over 25 years of deep experience in organizational effectiveness, product design and development, portfolio management, and project and program management. He utilizes this experience to help organizations realize maximum value on their investments by leveraging agile thinking and practices for product development. Bob’s expertise is in guiding enterprise transition and implementation of agile values, principles and practices. Bob is also forward thinking on helping companies improve business performance through creating effective collaborative environments. He has extensive experience with small and large teams as well as entire enterprises in the Insurance, Finance, Trading, Aerospace, Electrical Power Distribution and Generation, Telecommunications and Life Sciences sectors.

Dave Snowden

Dave Snowden

David Snowden is Director of the Cynefin Centre at bangor University in Wales and founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is in the area of naturalising sense-making, seeking to base social science research and practice in the natural science. He is generally considered to be a pioneer in the application of complex adaptive systems theory to a range of social issues, and in the development of narrative as a method for research, knowledge discovery and distribution. His work extends across government and industry in a variety of fields including knowledge management, strategic planning, conflict resolution, weak signal detection, decision support and organisational development.

He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity. He was selected by IBM as one of six “on-demand” thinkers for a world wide advertising campaign.

Heidi Araya

Heidi Araya

Process improvement has been Heidi’s passion since the mid-90s. Since the roots of Agile are grounded in lean thinking, it was a natural fit. With 20 years of experience in software, technology, project management and various process improvement initiatives, she has worked with numerous companies in various industries to develop better business processes while enhancing customer satisfaction, saving millions of dollars, and creating happy, productive teams. Heidi is currently Agile Leader at PhishMe, Inc., the leading provider of threat management software for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to advanced targeted attacks.

Siva Sundararaman

Siva Sundararaman

Siva Sundararaman is a Sr.Director of Enterprise Solutions for Gallop Solutions, a Philadelphia based software testing services company which helps businesses maximize returns on investments in their software quality initiatives. As head of the Enterprise Solutions Group, Siva provides technical solutions engineering support to Gallop’s delivery and sales teams to develop test engineering solutions for customers. A big proponent of test automation, Siva supports organizations in developing Quality Assurance Strategy and establishing test practice areas. Siva has over 15 years of experience in IT services specializing in Quality Assurance & Testing. Siva is passionate about test automation, mobile testing and has assisted clients in developing and maintaining scalable automation solutions for end to end testing. Connect with Siva @sivaramans.

Tim Reaves

Enterprise Delivery & Technical Consultant

Timothy Reaves is Eliassen Group’s Enterprise Delivery & Technical Consultant.  He has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years, with the last 10 years as a senior Enterprise Architect level. He specializes in delivery; covering all aspects of IT needed to bring software from ideation through delivery, on to decommissioning.  He has experience with the largest of companies, and understands the challenges large software projects entail.  He has a practical understand of agile software development, and the related technical practices. DevOps and automating all facets of IT are current areas of focus.