Dr. Masa Meda – CEO and Founder of Valueinnova LLC in Silicon Valley USA with offices in 5 countries. Masa is a pioneer in Kanban and an international leader on Lean and Agile. He is also a senior consultant with the Cutter Consortium in USA, teaches Value Innovation at the University of California at Berkeley, and is a member of the Agile Testing Alliance steering committee. He is one of the set of people who created the Lean Kanban University. He is finishing the book Lean Agile PMBOK® and is writing the book Lean Value Innovation™. Previously he did R&D at Apple Inc. And at Justsystems Corporation; and was founding team member of 4 startups in Silicon Valley. He was also an Associate of David J Anderson, one of the fathers of the Kanban method.
Madhur Kathuria – As India’s first Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Madhur is passionate about spreading the benefits of Agile by helping others adopt the essence of Agile methods and avoid the Scrumyths.. He has led the adoption and implementation of agile and scrum methodology at many organizations, leading successful agile projects with teams in the US, Europe, and India in the process coaching and training 7000+ professionals in Agile software development. He has created Agile User groups including India Scrum Enthusiasts Community (ISEC), Agile Pune , Scrum Evangelists Hyderabad and Agile & Lean Forum of Asia (ALFA).
V Srinivasa Rao (VSR) is Senior Vice President & Global Head for Digital Enterprise Solutions at Tech Mahindra. VSR specializes in orchestrating Vision, Strategy, Business Leadership and organization’s transformation programs management, Advisory and decision making. He has extensive experience in Global Partner Relationship Management, Global Delivery Model, Customer Relationship Management, Thought Leadership, New Solution Life Cycle Management, Talent Management and Social Entrepreneurship. VSR is currently the president of NextGen Leaders (http://nextgenleaders.in), which is a not for profit making organization focuses on building Young Leaders, Family Leaders, Business Leaders & Community Leaders. VSR has done his Masters in Engineering (ME), Engineering Design from PSG College of Technology, India. VSR has completed Certificate of Global Business Leadership by U21, Harvard Business School Publishing & Satyam School of Leadership.
• Having an experience of over 17 years in the Software and non-software industries.
• Started his agile journey in 2001 starting with eXtreme Programming, then moved on to Scrum, Kanban and eXtreme Manufacturing.
• Has extensively used concepts from Kanban and lean for both organisational roll-outs and teams across domains like Telecom, Banking, Healthcare and Manufacturing industries.
• Conducted workshops on Kanban and Scrum. • Has practised and implemented lean for Value stream mapping, elimination of waste and process optimizations.
Akkiraju Bhattiprolu (Akki) (Associate Vice President, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Hyderabad) is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in the industry. His experience spans hands on development, management and even an entrepreneur stint. He boasts his hands-on product development skills since dot-com boom era. He worked for organizations like IBM, Tandem, PeopleSoft and ADP. During his stint at PeopleSoft’s reporting tools team, he owned multiple business intelligence tools of PeopleSoft. Akkiraju is a thought leader and a practitioner of Agile, lean Startup and Systematic Innovation. He is an invited speaker at multiple conferences across India. He invites trouble by recording his thoughts in his personal blog http://www.after3beers.com
Soma Bhattacharya is a lifelong Observer, Thinker, Writer and Learner. She loves talking about new ideas, finding solutions to complex problems, meet new people and read whenever there’s time. She has worked in multi-cultural settings, collaborates with the best of minds and enjoys working with clients as an agile transformation consultant. She actively communicates and interacts over @Soma_b and writes regularly at www.steppinintopm.com
Unnat Gupta is an Agile enthusiast and process expert, working with ThoughtWorks Technologies as a senior consultant with hands-on experience in consulting with organisations on the path of Agile Adoption/Transformation and Agile software development. Specialises in: Business Analysis, Requirements gathering, Distributed Development, Stakeholder Management and Client Relationship Building
Sreedhar Joshi – I am a technology enthusiast and a passionate software developer. With over 10 years in experience in software design, delivery and support. My passions include software design and programming languages and when not working, cricket. I continuously strive for looking out for opportunities on how to be efficient with whatever I am doing. My current area of interests includes Domain Driven Design and Agile Software Development. I have experienced different stages of software delivery, right from working for service based organisations like Satyam and Polaris, working for a start-up in advertisement space and currently delivering some interesting software solutions for my clients with Alliance Global Service.
· By name, I’m Chakravarthy
· By designation, I’m a Delivery Manager
· By nature, I’m a community person
· By approach, I’m an agilest
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Krishnamurty Pammi is an Agile enthusiast and process expert currently working for IVY Comptech Pvt Ltd. At IVY, he is contributing to organizational wide Agile Transformation as an Agile coach. With over 16 years of experience, he gained the program delivery insights through partnering with Fortune 500 entrepreneurs. He associated with program delivery teams where teams could able to achieve minimum 10% year-on- year savings with highest quality and customer delight. His expertise stems from his hands on experience in Institutionalizing end to end Program Governance with clear focus on Program Management Office, Product Life Cycle Management, Portfolio strategy building, business transformation and employee satisfaction. Training and Coaching has been his passion and he pursues his passion through training and coaching the community in the areas of his expertise. Krishnamurty holds a Certified Scrum Professional Certification, Scrum Alliance – Project Management Professional, PMI – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server -Certified ITIL Foundation. Krishnamurty is a Post Graduate in Engineering with Masters in Engineering Degree from University of Roorkee.
Nanda Lankalapalli has been involved in software development since 1992. He is a Software Architect, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and an Agile Coach. Nanda has been practicing Scrum since 2002 and benefited on several projects he managed. Nanda worked directly with some of the agile visionaries like Mike Cohn (Mountain Goat Software) and Lisa Crispin. Nanda is proficient in Agile Software Development that is not just limited to Scrum implementation and practice but also integrating with Engineering Practices (from XP) and Lean Software development practices. Nanda is the founder of ‘Agile Hyderabad’ group and is an active contributor to the agile community. Nanda spoke in several conferences and knowledge sharing sessions organized by ‘Agile Hyderabad’, HYDSPIN, Agile Tour, Solutions IQ. Read Nanda’s agile blog at http://nandalankalapalli.wordpress.com
Priyank is a Software Engineer and Enterprise Agile Coach with Valtech. In this role, Priyank is responsible for assisting providers and projects in identifying, defining and evangelizing into practice high performance software and service practices based on the principles, concepts and manifesto of Agile and leanings from other models. His work includes training, mentoring and assessing teams and helping teams in improving their contribution to customers in the domains of software engineering, product innovation and IT services. Priyank holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, Scrum Alliance – CSM,CSPO and CSP, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant and SEI – Certification on CMMI and Agile Certification (by coaching various teams), he is SQL-Lover and semi frequent speaker at various Agile forums & Software Engineering user groups.
He led Agile Transformation for large Retail, Electronic, Digital and Mobile manufacturer customers accounts. Priyank has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Technology from Rajiv Gandhi Technical University.
You can reach Priyank at – in.linkedin.com/in/priyankdk/.