Brian Haggard

Brian Haggard

Brian is an avid agile developer, video game jammer, and homeschool father of 8. He has worked in several shops and programming languages and been part of multiple agile transitions. Known online as his alter ego “Tolk”, Brian hails from the internet but has developed a keen interest in interpersonal relationships as Agile software engineering and MMOs have proven that teams are required to succeed. Currently working as a Principal Agile Engineer for Emerson’s Residential Retail group, Brian helps develop product offerings around the award winning Sensi™ Wi-Fi Thermostat. At Emerson, Brian’s primary role is in software engineering but he also serves as an Agile Advocate and Retrospective Facilitator. Prior to Emerson Brian worked on Centurylink Cloud’s Object Storage platform. These two roles have given him a lot of exposure to cloud computing and the Internet of Things. At home, Brian has eight children ranging in ages from 3 to 19, though his wife would tell you he is the oldest of all the kids in the house. They have a lot of technology fueled fun playing with the latest smart home devices, sequencing Christmas lights to music, exploring virtual reality on the HTC, or good old fashioned LAN gaming on their home network.