Speakers

Keynote Speakers
Daniel Mezick

DANIEL MEZICK is an author, enterprise Agile coach, and keynote speaker. He is the primary author of the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK and the formulator of OpenSpace Agility, a technique for bringing rapid and lasting culture change to any organization.

He pioneered the idea of culture as a game, and the idea that the most effective culture change programs are best structured as inviting, engaging games. His culture tools, culture-change techniques and enterprise consulting practice are all based upon these core ideas. In his pioneering book, THE CULTURE GAME, he describes sixteen specific patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. His book provides A-B-C guidance on how to quickly implement these patterns by employing game mechanics. THE CULTURE GAME is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Coaching organizations in culture change since 2007, Daniel’s client list includes Capital One, INTUIT, CIGNA, SIEMENS
Healthcare, Pitney Bowes, Harvard University, and many smaller enterprises.

Pete Behrens

Pete Behrens is a Leadership Agility Coach and founder of Trail Ridge Consulting. He provides guidance to senior executives on how to transform themselves and their companies to work more effectively with more agility. Some of his clients include Google, McKinsey & Company, General Electric and Salesforce.com.

Pete is a Certified Leadership Agility 360 Coach, Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) EducatorCertified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) working deeply with individuals and organizations to develop their personal leadership agility and organizational agility.

His focus today mostly centers on Developing Agile Leaders through public workshops and private coaching engagements. Pete is on the board of directors for the Scrum Alliance providing strategic consulting and guidance to transforming the world of work. Follow Pete on Twitter or LinkedIn, or Email Pete.

Michael Sahota

Michael Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He has a proven practical playbook for leading change. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile™ guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results.

As a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, Michael teaches on a worldwide basis. His highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Training reflects his growth and capability as a leader. He has been traveling to India for the past 4 years in an intense study of personal growth and transformation for his own leadership path. He practices and models what he teaches to create transformative experiences.

Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. Since 2010, he has held his Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book “An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture”. Michael has two books that are to be published this year: Emotional Science and Agile Leadership.

Track Speakers
Vernon Stinebaker

Vernon Stinebaker is an active proponent of Agile principles and practices and proven leader with over 27 years experience in the Information Technology industry including more than 20 years executive experience leading award winning software engineering, IT, and operations organizations in China.

Vernon is a recognized expert on the practical application of agile processes and engineering practices and is a frequent speaker at process and Agile conferences in the Asia Pacific region.

Vernon is an active Scrum Alliance volunteer participating in many Scrum Alliance committees including: the Trainer Approval committee, the Certified Team Coach review committee, the ScrumMaster Learning Objectives committee, the CSM Test review committee, etc.

Stuart Young

Live Illustrator, Business Visualizer, and Agile Trainer Stuart Young has rich experience Agile Project management. He has a deep-rooted gratitude for Agile Principles, Methodologies.

Using his extensive skills and vast experience, Stuart assist’s individuals, teams and organisations to accelerate decision-making by effectively communicating key messages in a way that can be easily absorbed, and better still remembered. Stuart has harnessed his creative skills to translate concepts and processes into engaging visuals during workshops, events, and conferences.

With international notoriety within the Agile Community, Stuart has provided his services at various Scrum Alliance Global Gatherings/ Retreats. In addition, he has illustrated at an endless list of popular Agile conferences such as the Agile Testing Days in Berlin, the Lean Agile Scotland Conference and the London Lean Kanban event. Stuart joined Radtac in 2015 where he continues to assist individuals, teams and organisations with an array of visualisation services.

Jeff Lopez-Stuit

Jeff Lopez-Stuit is a Certified Enterprise Coach who has trained and coached individuals and enterprises all over the world to “improve their ability to improve.” He guides clients to exploit the fundamentals of Agile, leave inadequate structures of the past behind, and establish a space that enables continuous delivery of astonishing value for all.

Jeff specialize in training coaching large-global enterprises to build global products and services, working with people at all level of the business. He’s coached at companies throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

In additional to his work in agile, Jeff is a musician with a special passion for music of the silk road, from India to the Middle East. He is thrilled to be back in India, having spent a large portion of the last three years working here.

Evan Leybourn

Evan pioneered the field of Agile Business Management; applying the successful concepts and practices from the Lean and Agile movements to corporate management. He keeps busy as a business leader, consultant, non-executive director, conference speaker, internationally published author and father.

Evan has a passion for building effective and productive organisations, filled with actively engaged and committed people. Only through this, can organisations flourish. His experience while holding senior leadership and board positions in both private industry and government has driven his work in business agility and he regularly speaks on these topics at local and international industry conferences.

 

Stuart Turner

Having initiated radical transformation from within two organisations and having coached and mentored people at all levels in many more, Stuart has a wealth of experience of both personal and organisational transformation. Over the past 15 years he has observed the patterns and trends of organisations initiating agile transformations, identifying the good and bad patterns that lead to vastly different outcomes. 

Stuart holds all three of the Scrum Alliance’s top credentials: Certified Scrum Trainer, Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Agile Leadership Educator. He is one of ten members of Scrum Alliance’s Trainer Approval Community, a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation, board member, international speaker and founder of the Agile Singapore Conference.

 

Karmath Dangol

Karmath Dangol is an Agile evangelist actively involved in startups, entrepreneurship and tech community. He is backed by two decades of experience in tech industry and startups both in Nepal and USA.  

His passion for entrepreneurship has led him Co-Found Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub (NeHub). NeHub is dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurship, support startup communities, contribute towards a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and facilitate investment in budding, small and medium enterprises.

While in the US, he Co-Founded of NextAction.net (acquired by  datalogix.com and now part of Oracle ), a direct marketing company that provides a cooperative database for catalog acquisition marketing. He pioneered and lead Internet Marketing Solutions team at eBay. He also helped Quantitative Marketing team at Google Inc. as a consultant.

Currently, Karmath is Vice President of Engineering at CloudFactory.com.  CloudFactory is a crowdsourcing company based in Nepal working towards creating meaningful work for 1 million people.

Dov TSAL

Dov​ ​is​ ​an​ ​Agile​ ​Transformation​ ​coach​ ​working​ ​in​ ​Europe​ ​and​ ​Asia​ ​(so​ ​far​ ​:)​ ​and​ ​is passionate​ ​about​ ​the​ ​methods​ ​and​ ​the​ ​magic​ ​of​ ​an​ ​agile​ ​transformation​ ​in​ ​people’s and​ ​organization’s​ ​hearts.

 Though​ ​his​ ​main​ ​experience​ ​is​ ​working​ ​with​ ​IT,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​past​ ​year​ ​he​ ​is​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​HR related​ ​transformation​ ​as​ ​well,​ ​which​ ​he’d​ ​love​ ​to​ ​share​ ​in​ ​this​ ​conference.

 It’s​ ​his​ ​third​ ​time​ ​in​ ​India,​ ​and​ ​surely​ ​not​ ​the​ ​last.

 

Ledalla Madhavi

Transformational enthusiast with technology back ground and development experience with MS Technologies. Led large scale programs using Agile and Traditional methodologies.

Madhavi played multiple roles of Scrum Master, Coach, Project Manager and a Technologist. This has given her the ability to understand team dynamics and work with almost any team to navigate transformational challenges. Her practices include training and coaching teams using Agile frameworks. 

 

 

Preeth Pandalay

Preeth, an agile ethnographer and coach, loves the systemic study of organizational culture, its leadership and the various teams, from an agile transformation view point.

An executive turned transformational catalyst, Preeth is now a trusted coach and mentor who curates organizations, its leaders and teams to unlock their potential, develop an agile mindset, overcome transformation challenges to become the new, relevant and sustainable self.

 

 

Prakash Aryal

Born in Nepal, brought up in India. Lived and accumulated work and cultural experience in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, The UK and Nepal.

Prakash works as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach for a company named Verscend Technologies in Kathmandu, Nepal.

On need basis, he takes responsibilities of Oracle Database Coding, Design and Performance Tuning.

He is a firm believer of Agile and is passionate about Agile Engineering practices and Nurturing Agile culture.

He has 14 Years of IT Industry experience mainly focused towards Data intensive technologies.

He has worked for clients like Verscend-US, Verisk Health-US, Indian Railways, NHS-UK and CIMB-Malaysia.

He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and an Oracle Certified Associate.

Vivek Ganesan

Vivek is an Agile practitioner. He is a Certified Agile Coach, SAFe Agilist, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a learner and a public speaker too. He spoke at Agile India 2015, DevOps Conference – Bangalore, Discuss Agile Conferences, XP Conference, Business Agility Roadshow 2017, BizDevOps Master Webinar Series, etc.

Vivek is an open-source enthusiast and has contributed to open-source projects like Mozilla.org, Hadoop, HBase, Karma, etc. He also authored some tutorials in the Community Tutorials section of Hortonworks Sandbox VM.

 

 

Saritha Chalumuri

Saritha has built 16 years of IT experience in software architecture, design, estimations and development. She holds the certifications – Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) by Quality Assurance Institute, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) by Scrum Alliance group, SAFe Agilist (Scaled Agile Framework) by Scaled Agile Inc.

She has also presented in Open Group conference and is a life member of Computer Society of India.

 

 

Syedur Rahman

Syedur Rahman is a Lead DevOps Engineer and Software Architect from Dhaka, Bangladesh. His specialization includes DevOps, Build management, Web application development (Asp.Net, Java, and PHP), Mobile application development, Open source projects, E-commerce and custom application development.

He is an AWS Certified Developer (AWSCD) and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). He has more than 12 years of experience in programming. He has participated in lot of national and international programming contests in between years 2003- 2007. He has conducted multiple DevOps training session both nationally and internationally during last 2 years. Recently he conducted workshop on DevOps in Regional Scrum Gathering @China and @Portugal.

 

Avinash Rao

Avinash is a regular speaker and thought leader in Agile, LEAN and Kanban, with strong Engagement, Account and Program leadership, in selling, structuring and delivering large programs in multi-region, multi vendor situations. He is a thought leader in Scaling Agile, and in the definition of Program Management and PMO offerings.

Among various other conferences and meetups, Avinash has spoken at various times at Lean Kanban India; at Agile India; at the Agile Coach Meetup, Bangalore; and the India Regional Scrum Gathering.

 

 

Alistair Sloley

Alistair Sloley is an Agile consultant, specializing in Agile training, Agile coaching, and software development best practices. He is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft where he acted as a Program Manager, Software Test Engineer, and Software Design Engineer in Test.

At Microsoft, he shipped in over ten products, worked with Microsoft Research on multiple high-profile projects, and helped lead his organization into enterprise-level implementation of Scrum. As an Agile consultant for Steve McConnell at Construx Software, he led Agile transformation efforts at a variety of clients, spanning industries and incorporating a diverse range of Agile practices.

 

 

Avik Bose

Avik has over two decades of experience in IT and telecom services pertaining to data science. As group manager- Data Science, he plays a vital role in machine learning technology engagements of the company in communication sector across Indian & South Asia region. Avik has provided consultancy for major industry MNC organisations in USA, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and other various places in continental Europe.

Before joining IBM, he was involved as a senior manager in Ernst & Young providing consultancy in various statistical analytics techniques pertaining to fraud and dispute service. He had completed his master’s in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute.

 

 

Purnima Julka                                                               

Purnima is a PMP, ITILv3F and CSM IT professional who has majorly developed, managed and delivered command & call center applications by adding agile flavour to each phase of the projects she has facilitated in last 16+ years of her career. She has steered deployments of many call centre automation by being in various roles of Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Owner, Scrum Master and has experience on domains ranging from Financial, Credit Card, Healthcare, CRM, Corporate Governance Apps by ensuring that these platforms are PCI compliant. Purnima has also been mentoring and coaching individuals and teams to imbibe Agile – Scrum values. For past 5 years, she has actively volunteered in many Agile and Process Optimization forums and has been delivering live talks on Agile area like Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014, 2015, Global Scrum Gathering India 2016, Agile Tours etc.  on topics of Agile Innovation Games, Agile and Big Data Nexus, Agile vs Non Agile, etc.

 

Sherry Wasandi 

Sherry Wasandi is an agile enthusiast who enjoys deconstructing management theory as much for leisure as for business.

Having been an Agile transformation consultant for over 5 years, she harbors a keen interest in the nuances of organizational coaching, lean product development, and helping businesses build team dynamics, processes, and a culture conducive to organizational agility.

 

 

 

Sivaram Athmakuri

Sivaram Athmakuri is Independent consultant with 20+ years of industry experience. Conducted 500+ classroom and online sessions on Project Management, Risk Management, Microsoft Project, Agile/Scrum, Lean, and so on.  He is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional from PMI), PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), PMI Professional in Business Analytics (PMI-PBA), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and has extensive Technical & Managerial experience. 

He plays different roles such as Agile/Scrum coach, business problem solver. He handled projects from different countries such as Bangladesh, India, USA, Singapore, UK, UAE. He provided his services to different verticals such as Education, Government, Healthcare, Information Technology, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Information Media.

 

Suresh Konduru

With nearly 20 years of IT experience in Agile coaching, Agile training and organizational transformation, Suresh Konduru, is an avid Agile transformation artist. His experience also ranges from delivering projects and programs to managing customer relationships with special focus on Banking & Financial Services for Fortune 500 customers.

His prior experience was with Infosys, Ness & Capgemini. Coached, trained and transformed teams and customers at global locations in India, USA and Europe. Currently working as lead coach, trainer & Transformation Leader with AgiVetta Consulting.

Suresh is very passionate about volunteering and speaking at global Scrum conferences such as Global Scrum Gathering Singapore 2017, Global Scrum Gathering India 2016, International OD conference 2016, Agile Tour Bangkok 2016 Agile, Tour Chennai 2015 etc.

Suresh, along with a team of coaches, developed ‘Exepedia’ – a coaching model for leaders and managers who are undergoing organizational Agile transformations.

Vishal Venkatesan

Vishal Venkatesan, Principal Agile Coach, Public Speaker, Author, Blogger with 15 plus years’ experience.

Currently with Mindtree Ltd as Principal Agile Coach in their Global Agile Centre Of Excellence. Handled Agile Transformation of large clients across geos spanning, India (Bangalore), Europe (Denmark), Middle East(Saudi) and APAC(Australia, Singapore).

Published various Agile White Papers in scrum alliance and public speaker in National(India) and International(Australia) conferences in Agile, Devops and Analytics

Author of book Enterprise Scaling And Sustaining Of Agile.

Vijay Bandaru 

Vijay has 19+ years of IT experience. Started his career as a Developer in 1998, and moved to various roles that include: Technical Lead, Architect, Technical Project Manager and Program Manager. He moved into Scrum Master role in 2009 and delivered few products.

He is certified in: CTC, CSPO, CSP, CSM, PMI-ACP, ITIL, PMP. Vijay is World’s first CTC (Certified Team Coach) from Scrum alliance

He has participated in organizational transformation and he has gained coaching experience at team level as well as leadership level. Vijay has created a coaching model called WONDER that is published in Scrum Alliance member articles.

He has also published several articles on Agile and Scrum in Scrum Alliance and other blogs. He has based out of Hyderabad and enjoys travel and connecting with people.

Gaurav Rastogi

Gaurav Rastogi, Founder  – Poorav Consulting International, Agile Coach & Consultant (SPC 4.0, CSM, CSPO, CSP, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF)

An Enterprise Agile Coach & IT professional for 16+ years and have worked with clients in Transportation, Retail & e-Commerce, Investment Banking across United States, UK and Asia India and helped large enterprise teams transform into Agile mindset, create Innovative culture & feel empowered.

Gaurav has been instrumental in the agile community by contributing and sharing his knowledge and experience through various Agile Leadership Conferences like Global Scrum Gathering Shanghai, Discuss Agile Delhi, Asia Agile Forum Dhaka, Agile NCR powered by Xebia & Various community meet ups etc. to speak and contribute to the community with his views and experience..

Ashutosh Bhatawadekar

Senior Industry Professional having 18 years of experience in the field of Enterprise wide Agile Transformation, Scaled Agile, Agile & Scrum implementation, Agile Coaching, Agile Test Strategy Software Project Management, , Project consulting, Test Process Consulting, IS Audit, IT Governance, PMO, Center of Excellence (CoE), Software Quality Assurance & Control, Coaching and Mentoring.

 

 

 

Mizanur Rahman

Mizanur Rahman is a technology enthusiast and problem solver from Dhaka, Bangladesh, who loves web and mobile application development. Over the years, he has been working with different technologies in web based and mobile based application development and service design. He is a Zend Certified PHP 5 programmer with 15 years of experience. He is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and the first Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from ScrumAlliance in Bangladesh. He is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Developer (CSD), and SAFe Agilist (SA). He is a CSD trainer and takes regular CSD classes in Asia. He has published technical books from Packt Publications and his recent book was “PHP 7 Data Structure and Algorithms”. He is the founder of Agile Bangladesh chapter and provides agile coaching, mentoring and involved in all sorts of community activities for agile. He was a speaker at different Regional and Global Scrum gatherings for last few years.

His goal is to spread agile across different sectors such as government, education and production driven industries. He is also organizer of Asia Agile Forum Dhaka Chapter. His passion includes Agile delivery management, Agile architecture, DevOps, Agile Engineering Practices, Scrum and Enterprise Agility.

Sourav Maitra

Sourav Maitra, Life Member – CSI, Agile Technology Avid, Research Scholar, Scrum Master

MCA, P.G. Diploma in Cyber Law, Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Scrum Master – More than 12 years Industry Experience

He has successfully executed some Scrum Projects. Recently he is working with one Scrum Project with a professionally managed team.

Sourav’s expertise include SDLC, Web Engineering and Data Structure, OS, MIS, Software Engineering, Web Engineering, (R) DBMS, Artificial Intelligence, OOP, e-commerce, Intellectual Property and Cyber Law, Cyber Crime, Cyber Taxation, Cyber Contract.

Prince Kumar Mishra

Prince Kumar Mishra is a change agent and an eternal knowledge seeker.

With over a decade of experience in the industry, the learning seems to have just started. Having seen both the worlds: the strictly process driven world, which called for heavy documentation to support the idea of objective evidence and the more agile and nimble world of work, where trust, collaboration and co-creation is the mantra.

He started his journey as a process and quality assurance consultant and initially supported organizations towards successfully completing CMMI and ISO assessments. Now he helps them discover better ways of working!! He believes in paying it forward to the society by way of active contribution to social causes.

With a keen interest in history, religion and tea, he spends his free time, travelling and reading over a cup of premium leaf from history!!

S.R.V. Subrahmaniam

Subrahmaniam, is a freelance Agile consultant with substantial change management & transformation experience in Product houses & GICs. His delivery experience spanning a decade and half, has often helped empathize with the challenges faced by the different stakeholders within the ecosystem.
He is now into organizational transformation into Business Agility, change management, lean organization structures and convergence between agile and design thinking.
He has specialist experience in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementation in diverse and fairly large implementations – in Auto IT and universal banking product space.
He is a public Speaker on Agile Testing, Scaling Agile, Organizational culture, Kanban, DevOps & technical practices.
He has been a speaker and reviewer for Global and Regional Scrum Gatherings, Lean Kanban India and a co-facilitator for meet-ups.

 

Arshiya Sultana

Arshiya is an Innovative Lean Agile business transformation coach having 12+years of Industry experience. My Agile transformation process creates a flexible Agile environment that can be embraced by the whole organization. I bring energy & focus to align teams to work together to implement a common vision. I have worked across Banking & Finance, Insurance, Healthcare and CRM domains. I am able to recognize wastes & bottlenecks in the enterprise to improve operational efficiencies. Currently associated with Salesforce leading the Enterprise Agility for offices in India and Singapore.

 

 

Rohit Arora

Rohit Arora is a highly experienced an Agile-Lean Coach and a Trainer with a background in Software Development. He has guided many large organisations through Agile transformations by engaging at the team and leadership levels. He conducts hands-on training and coaching on adopting Agile/Scrum or Lean/Kanban process frameworks, with XP practices and DevOps core tenets related to people, process and tools.

Rohit is an active volunteer in the agile and Scrum communities at international conferences like Scrum Gatherings, Agile Singapore, etc. He is also a big supporter of Agile community in Singapore and is the co-organizer and co-facilitator for community meetups.

 

Naga Ravi Shankar

I work as a Director of Program Management at Microsoft India Development Center. I’ve been with Microsoft just over 10 years (20+ years in Industry), and work for Membership team of Universal Store, Windows division.

Our team is responsible for devising Next Generation Membership experiences for Microsoft customers and building customer knowledge platforms for Microsoft.

In my role, I am accountable for end-to-end customer scenarios that are implemented by multiple Engineering teams (using micro services architecture) working with different goals/priorities and my job is to bring them together and deliver on those scenarios in a hyper agile environment.

Most of the services are v1 and involves test in production, flighting, and extensive telemetry. Our teams work in a global delivery model with teams in US, India, China, and newer teams in Europe. My PM team works creatively to devise processes that help unblock these global teams and improve efficiency.

Srikrishna Joshi

Director of Engineering for Pega Systems, responsible for Delivery of Enterprise Software and Agile Coaching.

He has over 16 years of experience both in Product based firms like PegaSystems, IBM, Ca Technologies, and with Service Integrators like CSC, Tech Mahindra, NTT Data.

KRAs: Top-notch Enterprise Software Delivery, Consulting, Business Development and Agile Coaching at a Team, Enterprise level.

Scaled Agile Academy certified – “SAFe Program Consultant” SAFe SPC4.

PMI certified: “Agile Certified Practitioner” PMI-ACP and “Project Management Professional” PMP.

Scrum Alliance “Certified Scrum Master”- CSM , Certified Scrum Product Owner”- CSPO and “Certified Scrum Professional” – CSP.

Vijaya Kumar Khaderbad

Vijaya brings 27 years of experiences in the IT industry in software development, enterprise architecture, account management, sales & business development and bid management.

Currently, as Principal Consultant, Vijaya is heading the Software Product Development Centre of Excellence in Tata Consultancy Services.

Vijaya holds the Master Certified IT Architect certification from The Open Group and a Board Member for The Open Group’s Open Certified Architect program. 

He is a member of the British Computer Society, a Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Membership Assessor.  Vijaya is a life member of CSI, member of ISACA, AEA and IEEE Computer Society. Vijaya is serving the Association of Enterprise Architects, Hyderabad Chapter as Chair.

Vijaya speaks in national and international conferences on Enterprise Architecture and how Digital technologies are impacting the citizens and businesses.

He holds Master of Management Studies from BITS, Pilani, India.

Haresh Amre

Haresh is a Global Head of Delivery & Operations Excellence function at Persistent Systems, firm focused on product engineering, digital transformation & Internet of Things. His career span over 20+ years in the field of performance excellence, IT process transformation, quality system design, analytics and change management.

His primary role involves maximizing client value, optimizing operational efficiency, managing enterprise risks and building culture of agility & innovation. He leverages agile, design thinking, service design, process management & automation for fulfilling commitments. He has led agile transformation and implemented methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Pair Programming, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Lean principles in an enterprise environment.

Haresh holds patents in the areas of IT program management and software maintainability. He has worked with clients in US, UK, Continental Europe, Australia and India.

Priyank DK Pathak

Priyank (Curator, INNOVATION ROOTS) is an Enterprise Agile Transformation and Continuous Delivery Consultant providing training, coaching and mentoring services to companies to gain business outcomes like quality, value, and continuous flow.
His key intervention is nurturing and developing skills required for Agile Software Development based on the core Agile and Lean Values and Principles.
He brings a passion for his work and establishes strong understanding of value, by building on trust and by delivering results through collaboration across the enterprise at leadership, management and delivery organization.
He is active contributor to Agile Community by forming AgileNetworkIndia.com, Scaling Agile Institute, LeanKanbanIndia.com and AgileGurugram.com participated by thousands of people annually.
Currently, he is leading large-scale enterprise agile transformation at largest electric company in Locomotive and Circuit breaker R&D units.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Rajiv Gandhi Prodhyogiki Vishwavidyala, and education from Scrum Alliance, Scaled Agile Academy, LKU and SEI-CMU.

Mahesh Varadharajan

Mahesh Varadharajan is an Agile Coach at SolutionsIQ, an Accenture company. He is based out of Chennai, India and actively supports the agile Community I Chennai, by organizing meetups including the ISEC Chennai Chapter. He has over 10 years’ experience in the IT industry, nearly 6+ years’ in leading and coaching Agile terms.

He has been part of enterprise-wide Agile adoption initiatives, focusing on organizational change management, process definition, scaling agile and evangelizing mindset and cultural change.

Certified Agile Professional, Coach and Agile Team Facilitator (ICP, ICP-ACC & ICP-ATF) from ICAgile. 

Certified Management 3.0 Professional. 

Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) from Scaled Agile Professional Scrum Master (PSM-1) and Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO-1) from Scrum.org. 

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance. 

Certified Kanban Management Professional (KMP-1 and KMP-2) from Lean Kanban University (LKU). 

Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) from PMI.

Vedula Bhargav Ram

Is a hands-on and result oriented in IT over 13 years in Software Quality and Agile experience. Honored with Certified Scrum Professional and SAFe Agilist certification.

Is an enthusiasts agilest contributing his learnings voluntary I various agile communities as Master Of Ceremonies, Speaker, Organizer and support in small organizations and colleges.

Is involved in Coaching the terms and senior management in driving teams to work collaboratively and also management to infuse agile values and principles.

 

Alhad Akole

Alhad Akole, is a Safe Program Consultant (SPC4.0) with a total of 16+ years of work experience working in India, US, Japan, and South Africa. He has helped small, medium, large organizations to effectively implement and transform the portfolios to SAFe.

Expert Agile Coach with ability to help transform large Portfolio to Adopt Agile methods at a scale.

Providing Thought Leadership, Consultation, Training and Coaching in the area of Agile Transformations using distributed terms. Currently engaged in leading the SAFe implementation for a client from Manufacturing Vertical (Supply Chain Management)

Providing Lean Agile Leadership coaching and influencing SM’s, PO’s, Program Managers, Technical Teams, Functional Managers and Executives on Agile principles/values and how to build, grow and maintain a thriving Agile organization at scale.

Speaker at Different conferences across India:

            “Empowering Scrum Teams to Reach SAFe Zone” at Discuss Agile Day-Pune #DAD 15

            “What Scaling (Rx) means to you?” #DAD2016,

            “Innovation backlog” at Agile Tour (Pune), 2016

“Trust The Stranger” At APGI’s Agile and Innovation Conference in Pune, Feb 2017.