Conference Speakers

Sanjiv Augustine

Sanjiv Augustine is the president of LitheSpeed, an agile consulting, training, and product development company. With 25+ years in the industry, Sanjiv has managed agile projects from five to more than 100 people, trained thousands of agile practitioners through workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project...Read more

Tricia Broderick
Agile For All

Passionately focused on the facilitation of high-performance software development environments, Tricia Broderick has more than seventeen years’ experience in software development. Her leadership, training, and coaching helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to daily delivery of high-quality software and services. As a coach on the...Read more

Jake Calabrese
Agile For All

Jake Calabrese helps organizations deal with the core challenges they experience on their agile journey. He engages with teams and leaders to create an open, inquisitive culture, focusing on improving organizational systems. As a coach, trainer, and facilitator Jake helps people create systems and relationships that gain from conflict (often...Read more

Neal Ford

Neal Ford is director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. He thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. A speaker at hundreds of...Read more

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

An agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach, Bob Galen helps guide leaders and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift toward Scrum and other agile methods. Bob is often called “a Coach of Coaches” because of his deep and broad experience in the agile arena. He is director, agile practices...Read more


Now a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, Max Griffiths started as a shell scripter fulfilling his urge to automate everything. Since then, he’s been eating his way around the world working across multiple business sectors and it’s likely he’s worked at a company just like yours. Although the practice has changed...Read more

Paul Hammond

Paul Hammond loves nurturing and growing fantastic teams who create delightful and impactful products using effective software engineering techniques. In his past fifteen years as a senior product and technology leader at both eBay and Microsoft, Paul has helped his teams and the greater organizations transform to an agile mindset....Read more

Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Dawn Haynes is CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, Inc. A highly regarded trainer of software testers, Dawn blends experience with a real-world view to provide testers with tools and techniques to help them generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems. Passionate about improving the state...Read more

Todd Holden
Tennessee Department of Transportation

Leadership Summit Sessions

Todd Holden is the director of IT product development and a key player in the agile transformation of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He helped bring attention to the idea of agile software delivery to the state as a whole. Todd firmly believes that, moving forward, software delivery inside public...Read more

CTO and Co-founder

Ali Hussain is CTO and co-founder at Flux7, an IT consulting company and Docker partner dedicated to designing cutting-edge, scalable, and distributed systems for innovative businesses. Ali began his career in computer architecture and performance at ARM and Intel, and has brought this perspective to Flux7, leading the company’s research...Read more

David Hussman

Working with companies of all sizes worldwide, David Hussman teaches and coaches the adoption of agile methods as powerful delivery tools. Sometimes he pairs with developers and testers; other times he helps plan and create product roadmaps. David often works with leadership groups to pragmatically use agile methods to foster...Read more

Raj Indugula has more than 17 years of experience in the crafting of enterprise software systems using a broad range of technologies for a diverse client sector that includes trading and financial institutions, education, telecom and the Department of Defense. He has successfully led and managed the implementation of multiple...Read more

Ken Johnston

Ken Johnston is a principal data science manager on the Microsoft core data science team where he and his team focus their research on Windows post sales monetization and device usage in the commercial and education segments. Since joining Microsoft in 1998 Ken’s roles have included GPM for Bing data...Read more

Janelle Klein
Open Mastery

Janelle Klein is a No Fluff Just Stuff speaker; author of Idea Flow; and founder of Open Mastery, an industry collaborative tools foundation focused on data-driven software mastery. She founded Open Mastery to rally the industry to work together and learn to break down the walls of ignorance between managers...Read more

Tanya Kravtsov

Tanya Kravtsov is a Director of QA at Audible, helping to build a new QA organization to support innovative web product development at scale. Previously, as the head of automation and continuous delivery at ROKITT, Senior QA Manager at Syncsort, and VP at Morgan Stanley, Tanya focused on quality, automation...Read more

Philip Lew

After working in various management and technical positions in software development and product management, Philip Lew leads XBOSoft’s direction and strategy as CEO. A speaker at numerous trade and academic conferences, Phil has worked with hundreds of organizations to assess the quality of their software, examine software quality processes, and...Read more

Larry Maccherone
Data Scientist

Larry Maccherone is an industry-recognized thought leader on agile, metrics, and visualization. He currently helps a number of companies in the areas of metrics, agile development, and cybersecurity including Comcast, AgileCraft, Agility Health, and Previously, Larry led the insights product line at Rally Software which enabled better decisions with...Read more

Wilson Mar

Wilson Mar has been building and bringing enterprise applications to market on major platforms—from mobile to server clouds—as an architect, developer, performance tester, and manager. His website provides concise, in-depth advice on leading technologies, especially on LoadRunner and performance engineering....Read more

Ken Mugrage

A technology evangelist for ThoughtWorks, Ken Mugrage is focused on providing education on DevOps and continuous delivery. He began his IT career in the early 1990s as a system administrator for Seattle’s first Internet service provider. Ken went on to form his own web development company in 1994, creating some...Read more

Jeff Patton
Jeff Patton & Associates

Jeff Patton started in software development in the early ’90s as a project leader for a small, software product company where he learned that well-written code and fast delivery are not the secrets to success. What makes the difference is understanding your customer and creating a great product. In 2000...Read more

Bob Payne

Bob Payne is a change agent at LitheSpeed. As an early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum, and SAFe, he has worked exclusively as a lean and agile transformation leader since 1999. Bob hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced more than 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders...Read more

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles and recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the...Read more

Ken Pugh
Net Objectives

A fellow consultant with Net Objectives, Ken Pugh helps companies transform into lean-agile organizations through training and coaching. His special interests are in communication (particularly effectively communicating requirements), delivering business value, and using lean principles to deliver high quality quickly. Ken trains, mentors, and testifies on technology topics from object-oriented...Read more

Mark Richards
Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant

In the software industry since 1983, Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems. He also has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark is the author of O’Reilly books on...Read more

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant

For the past ten years Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams in development, ScrumMaster, and management roles. He’s worked at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is great at taking tests and holds the PMI-ACP, PSM I, PSM II, PSE, PSPO...Read more


Rob Sabourin, P. Eng., has more than thirty-three years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A highly-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering,...Read more

TechWell Corp.

TechWell’s IT director Mike Sowers has more than twenty-five years of practical experience as a global quality and test leader of internationally distributed test teams across multiple industries. Mike is a senior consultant, skilled in working with both large and small organizations to improve their software development, testing, and delivery...Read more