Niloofer Giri 

Niloofer Giri is a disciple and student of Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam – a renowned teacher of Advaita Vedanta.

A distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta. Her depth of understanding the Vedas makes her a rare teacher who can explain the complex subject in a simplistic manner. She has been teaching Vedanta for more than a decade in India and abroad. Some of the countries where she has taught recently include: India, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Dubai.

Well versed in Sanskrit and Paninian grammar, she is renowned for teaching Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Vedantic scriptures in a manner easily assimilated by the modern listener.

At the request of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Niloofer and her husband Shribanta Giri conduct regular short-term courses in their ashram at Amboli Ghat, Maharashtra. These residential courses cover subjects that include the major Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, several secondary texts of Vedanta and Brahma Sutras.

Niloofer also holds a degree in Psychology and Philosophy and is an Associate of the Trinity College of Music, London as a Pianist.


Daniel Gullo

Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Principal Consultant SolutionsIQ

For more than 25 years, Daniel has been teaching, coaching, and consulting for organizations of many sizes; from startups to multi-national enterprises.  Daniel has led large-scale Agile adoption initiatives for organizations in Financial Services, Education, Health Care, Bio-tech, Pharma, Information Technology Consulting, Professional Associations, and Federal Government.  Daniel has real world practical experience “from the trenches”, as well as, considerable experience in senior management.

Daniel is well-known and highly revered in the Agile community.  He is the founder of Agile Delaware and frequent reviewer, volunteer, and speaker for the Scrum Alliance and Agile Alliance, including delivering keynote addresses.  Daniel was the Conference Chair for the 2013 Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada; serves on both Trainer Acceptance Committees; is a member of the Coaching Retreat Planning Committee; host of Coaches Clinic events; and a prolific contributor to a vast array of online forums, blogs, and other social media.  Daniel is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Development.


Carol McEvan

Carol McEwan, is the Managing Director for Scrum Alliance, a non-profit, professional membership organization whose mission is to transform the world of work. Carol and her staff work diligently to raise awareness and interest in Scrum. They fulfil their mission by providing advocacy, community and education to their members. Scrum Alliance has over 300,000 members worldwide from the software development community and beyond.



V Srinivasa Rao (VSR) is Chief Executive Officer at BT&BT Management Consultancy. 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 (, 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.


Rajesh Patil

Rajesh leads the Digital Transformation Solutions practice for Financial Services at Capgemini.  Rajesh has 19+ years of experience in all aspects of technology including application development, enterprise architecture, technology strategy, testing and infrastructure.  His experience includes managing technology at large organizations, leading product development teams and IT services.

Rajesh is an avid golfer.



Kirti Vaidya

2011 Grand Prize winner of the CSC Papers Program, “An Agile Process Framework for Cloud Application Development”. An IT leader with demonstrated vision and leadership in Technology Strategy and Business Development. Respected subject matter expert and strategic partner for VPs, CTOs, and CIOs. Leading practitioner and author of SDLC processes including Cloud App Agile Framework. Has presented papers at industry conferences, and is consulted by analysts. Has lived and worked in India, Germany, Australia, Japan, and USA.

Specialties:Cloud enablement. Agile development for the cloud. Agile process coaching and implementation. Organizational implementation of SDLC and PMO processes.


Zuzi Sochova

Zuzi has over 14 years of commercial experiences in IT, beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and into executive management at a company provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …) that operating in mission critical and life critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.

She started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, where she was involved in implementing the Agile methods at Medtronic, USA. From that time, she was responsible for Agile transformation and implementation of Agile and Scrum to many companies and teams.

She works as Agile coach, consultant and trainer for both large and small organizations. She is regular speaker at Agile international conferences. She is also a founder of the Agile Association (Agilni Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and annual Agile Prague Conference ( She is regular speaker at international conferences.

Web:   Blog (CZ):


Nilesh Kulkarni

Experienced program management professional and agilist , certified CSM, CSPO, CSP, PMI-ACP and PMP with extensive experience in program management, project management and agile coaching. Nilesh has 13+ years of experience with strong expertise in Program Management and Agile coaching. Nilesh has worked during various phases of SDLC such as Requirements and Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Implementation. Nilesh is also a firm believer of agile methodology and principles and helps several teams to adopt agile. Well Proven Leadership, Excellent Project Management Skills, Continuous Improvement Practices and Strong Customer Focus are his strengths.


Rod Ashton

Rod Ashton is Enterprise Agile Coach at Allscripts and has over 34 years of experience in Enterprise Agile transformation, training and coaching teams. He is also active member of “Agile for Executives” forum. Rod is passionate about practical and meaningful implementation of lean and agile and scaling agile at multiple levels.  He has also contributed in “Agile Journey Index” which is a model to measure and benchmark agile maturity of the teams.


Arne Ahlander
Arne Åhlander is a principal consultant, coach and trainer in his own company Aqqurite. Agile, Lean and Process Improvement are key elements in Arne’s collaboration with the management teams of his customers. Since 1994 Arne has been working within consulting, Product Management and Management. He brings with him extensive experience from Management positions within IT and Telecom.
Arne has worked for large and small customers in Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe and Asia. The assignments have covered coaching, consulting and training.Arne is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a Management 3.0 Licensed Trainer, and a Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) Certified Trainer.
In between customer assignments and training classes Arne also is a presenter at conferences within Agile and Lean.

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).

Savita Pahuja

An Agile Coach, Trainer, Visionary Blogger, Speaker. Currently working as an Agile Transformation Consultant at Xebia IT Architects Pvt Ltd. Her expertise areas are Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other visual discovery methods. She started her journey in IT industry as a developer and contributed the organization in agile adoption. Then she moved into agile world as a consultant and trainer. Since then she has been working with different clients for agile adoption and giving trainings on scrum and kanban.


Sivaram Athmakuri

Sivaram is a CSM, CSP, CSPO, APMG, ACP, PMP, PMA. He has over 18 years of IT experience.  He is Vice President at Centre for Excellence in Project management. He has extensive Technical & Managerial experience. He has managed large-sized teams in collaborative environment with multiple Business Units. He has attained Managerial Excellence Program – from Duke University, USA.

He has conducted

  • 100 plus Project management Trainings
  • 30 plus Online Webinars on Project management
  • 25 Training sessions on Agile & Scrum
  • Workshops/Coaching Agile Teams
  • Workshops on Project Risk Management
  • Workshops on Microsoft Project Plan


Parvez Alam Mohamed Safiullah

M.Parvez  is an Agile practitioner with more than 8 years of experience in the Automotive Industry. He is one of the Hybrid Agile Evangelist and expert in Lean and Kanban.  He delivered various Hybrid Agile Projects in the Automotive Industry and an Expert in Project Management. He is the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Visiting Professor in B-Schools. He is serving as the mentor for the PMI ACP Program of PMI Chennai Chapter. He participated & presented papers in many National & International Conferences.



Om Prakash Bang

Om Prakash Bang, is an agilest, currently working with Microsoft, India as a program manager. Graduated in 1988 with Bachelor of engineering (electronics) from Nagpur University. Having 25+ years of experience with 15 plus years of IT, 10 plus years of Non-IT experience in production engineering, Marketing, EDP department, ERP implementation, network infrastructure management, system analysis, business process analysis,  driving software development excellence, General & Agile Project Management, coaching scrum teams.

First program in dBase, First desktop 80286. Experience on Novell Netware, FoxBase, FoxPro, Oracle, Microsoft BI technologies, .Net, Dynamic CRM and SharePoint. Implemented customized ERP solutions in manufacturing industries. Witnessed technology/ devices evolution from diskless terminal, 5 inch floppy disks, dos, arc net to tablet, cloud, anywhere, always connected world.

Om Prakash Bang is PSM 1, CSM , CSP, PMI-ACP & PMP.


Srinivas Kopparapu

Srinivas is a professional with more than 28 years of experience covering the industry and academia. He has started his career in Microprocessor-based Control Instrumentation, moved on to become a faculty of Engineering discipline and has moved on to be an IT professional. He has consulted for 14 years in Australia serving many reputed organizations. He was also a visiting faculty at various Australian Universities. He is experienced in Procurement Management and is an honorary Faculty of PMIPCC and other institutions. He speaks on a range of topics on Leadership & Management deriving his inspiration from Vedic tenets.

Srinivas, in his day-to-day job, is a Vice President of Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited. Srinivas handles the APAC PMO in Broadridge.

He is a:

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ®
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) ®
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Microsoft & Sun Java Professional as well

Srinivas enjoys Project and Program Management Practices. He is the current serving President of PMI Pearl City Chapter (PMIPCC). Hyderabad and has served the Chapter in the capacity of Vice President and Treasurer earlier. He is an Agile evangelist within Broadridge, PMI Pearl City Chapter and in Management forums where he is invited to speak.


Rathinakumar Balasubramanian

Currently leading enterprise-wide agile adoption at Intuit.

Experience in coaching agile teams, agile coaches, building agile practices, transitioning to agile methods and training in agile.

Speaker and Author for National/International Project Management conferences / Publications.


Priyank Pathak

Priyank is Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach providing training, coaching, mentoring and consultancy to companies for nurturing and developing skills required for agile software development practices and methodologies based on the core Agile and Lean Values and Principles.

He is one of the early advocates of Agile in India & active contributor to Agile Community by forming Agile Network India, Scaling Agile meetup, Innovation Games meetup, by Reviewing Scrum Gatherings and by Speaking in all major agile conferences happens at ASIA.

He contributed in writing an agile exam book and struggling to author his first book by title ‘Scaling Agility Primer’.

Some of the well-known & successful agile transformation and many COP, Forums & Networking Group foundations at customer organizations fall to his credit.

He established and led Scrum, Kanban, Scaling Agile and Innovation Games practices at his employers.


Serajul Arfeen

Serajul is Sr. Engineering Project Manager working with CA Technologies. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of Enterprise IT management Software Development projects with specialization in Project and Program management, Agile project management, Quality Assurance and Internationalization & Localization across Virtualization & Automation, Security, Storage, Infrastructure & Service management and Mainframe domains. He is currently managing projects in the Application Development Business Line for “CA GEN” and “CA Harvest Software Change Manager” product lines.

Serajul is a certified PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP and ITIL v3 Foundation.


Naveen Arora

Naveen is a passionate knowledge worker working as an Associate Engineering Services Architect with CA Technologies. Naveen is a resident expert on agile methodology with respect to Collaborative Lifecycle Management processes and tools. He is a Certified Technical CLM specialist with over 6 years of experience in deployment and migration of projects on Continuous Integration and Delivery process and tools. He is an adjunct faculty with CA “Global Education” team for past 3 years and has a passion for writing on his domain challenges and solutions.


Ajay Kabra

Over 23 years of impressive experience in project management, agile scrum implementation, project delivery, implementation of quality processes.

Seasoned, technically inclined and highly empowered professional with incredible experience acquired over the years in diverse areas encompassing, test management, project management, end-to-end business delivery, Pre-sales, executing & implementing high valued projects for niche customers and emerging technology in various industry verticals spanning Defense, Banking, Telecom, Systems Integration, IT/ITES.

Extensive experience in the implementation of Testing, Agile Scrum practices, CMM, CMMi & Agile, PMP, PRINCE2, Lean based consultancy support, new IP/ Product development, setting-up testing centers in offshore locations, client relationship management and business development.


Manoj Vadakkan

Manoj  is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile software development consultant. Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an Agile way of working. Manoj has 20 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management.  He shares his experiences by presenting at national and international conferences and by his active participation in the Washington DC Metro area Agile community as a leadership team member of Agile Leadership Network DC chapter and a co-founder and organizer of the premier DC-area Agile conference, Agile DC He conducts Scrum trainings all over the world including India. See more information about him at


Deepak Dhananjaya

8 Years of Experience in Agile Teams.

        • Strongly believe Agile is an ART and not a Science!
        • As an Agile coach, have wide experience of coaching the distributed teams along different geographies.
        • Been a Developer, People and Project Manager of agile teams in previous experience, high ability to understand the challenges of each role, and address them as a coach.


Shiva Krishnan

          • Extensive Agile experience distributed across both IT services and product companies. Worked in different roles such as developer, business analyst, consultant, scrum master and Agile coach
          • Hands on experience in process consulting, working with leadership teams, agile trainings, building and sustaining agility in software development teams and change management
          • Experience in Kanban, Scrumban and other Lean methodologies
          • Areas of interest include Leadership and the softer aspects of Agile



Daniel Teng

Daniel has 10+ years of practical experience in agile development including scrum, XP and lean. Working as awakener at Odd-e, He works with multiple mid-size to large size organizations, helping their teams in agile transition. He has been working with clients from different industries such as telecom, CRM and billing system, computer graphics, web app, ERP etc.

Daniel started Irdeto Shanghai R&D team in January 2006 and has been leading the team adopt XP and Scrum. The team plays a critical role in developing and maintaining multi-million USD billing and customer caring system. Within four years, the team managed to delivered two major versions of product, and now the system running on many countries in multiple continents.


Dov Tsal Sela

Dov is an avid Agilist, currently a Scrum-Master, Agile-coach and the Fun-Sheriff at Ullink, he also teaches drawing by guiding participants to look, react and cooperate rather than follow a plan and aiming at precision (sounds familiar?)

He is a strong believer in the Agile approach as a holistic one not limited to IT domain.

A speaker at several agile/scrum related conferences with a soft spot to Indian culture and philosophy.


Joe Zachariah

Joe is a consulting executive, IT strategist and an avid agile enthusiast with over 11 years experience and over 6 years especially in the roles Product Owner, Scrum Master & Agile Coach. He currently works in one of the biggest business consultancy firms worldwide, in the internal Firm IT team, in the role of a Portfolio Lead. In this role, he acts as a key liaison between the sponsors, users, development team members, and other external stakeholders for project scoping, staffing, kick off, development, release and thereafter their ongoing maintenance. He has coached his teams in Scrum, & helped transform individuals & teams on Agile values and practices. He sees himself as a change agent, looking for opportunities for change within the organization and outside.


Sharad Julka

An Agile enthusiast, mentoring and leading teams for over a decade. Having an experience of working with diverse & distributed teams from US, Europe, Middle East with clients ranging from EMEA, APAC and AMER regions. Had the opportunity of working as IT Infrastructure Manager early in career. Started career as programmer and faculty, worked through roles like Team Lead, Scrum Master, IT Manager, Product Owner, Agile Trainer, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Agile Coach and Consultant. Domains experienced – Financial Services, Telecom Platform, Telecom Software, Banking, PCI(Payment Card Industry), Education and ITES. Currently engaged in developing and executing organization-wide strategy for agile transformation.


Naveen Nanjundappa

Naveen is an Agile Geek, who practices Agile for his personal life as well. He brings rich experience from wide range of roles and responsibilities gathered over 13 years of his career. His expertise is in the project management and product management areas. Naveen has hands-on experience in implementing and transforming teams to Agile/Scrum. His ability to tailor Scrum and Agile practices as per the needs of the organization and teams demonstrates his control and knowledge over the subject. He has coached various teams in Scrum, transform individuals & teams on Agile values and practices. His patience for listening to pain points, analysis and coaching styles are unique. During training and coaching sessions, he brings a lot of experience and real life situations to unleash the concepts in a very simple way. People enjoy his unique way of interaction which consists of real life examples and discussions around. Author of


Sunil Mundra

Sunil Mundra is a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks.  His areas of expertise include consulting on Agile Adoption and Transformation, Agile Maturity Assessment, Agile Training and Coaching, and Distributed Development. As part of his consulting engagements, several large and mid-sized multinational organizations, which have onshore and offshore operations. Sunil has also worked closely with senior managements of organizations towards initiating and sustaining the Agile Adoption and Transformation initiatives.

Sunil speaks regularly at national and international level conferences on Agile related topics.


Maris Prabhakaran

Over 15 years of experience in the IT Industry and has 7 plus years as Agile Change-Agent primarily in the role of Agile Coach/Scrum Master and Enterprise agile Transformer.

He is a speaker in several International Agile conferences.



Unnat Gupta

Unnat Gupta works with ThoughtWorks Technologies as a senior consultant with hands-on experience in consulting organisations on the path of Agile Adoption and Agile software development.

Specialises in:

          • Business Analysis
          • Product Management
          • Distributed Development
          • Stakeholder Management
          • Client Relationship Building


Shree Prakash Damani

Shree is a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He has 11+ years of information technology experience playing roles of Agile Coach, Client Partner, Business Analyst, and Project Manager. He has hands on experience in Agile Software Delivery and Consulting, Product Management, Project Management and Business Analysis. Shree’s area of expertise is agile assessment, rollout strategy and roadmap, business analysis and project management.

At ThoughtWorks, over a period of 4 years he has worked on various delivery and consulting engagements in domains like retail, media, Airline, telcos, engineering, mobile and healthcare. Shree has demonstrated expertise in enterprise Agile adoption, envisioning and optimization of IT solutions based on business drivers. He has presented on agile software development, project management and business analysis topics at a number of industry conferences in India, and Europe.


Mohan Chickmagalur

Mohan has over 19+ years of IT industry experience in both Products and Services. An Agile Enthusiast from heart, starting to learn the trade from days of C-DAC, to doing hardcore XP, SCRUM, KANBAN and LEAN. Believes in the principle that \”AGILE IS A STATE OF MIND RATHER THAN JUST PRACTICES\”.




Suneela Vaidyula

Suneela is working as a Manager in the Deloitte Tax LLP.  With over fifteen years of experience, Suneela has worked for both product and servicing software firms in onsite offshore delivery model. She has been practicing Scrum methodology for over 5+ years.

Suneela is a Certified Project management professional and Scrum Master. She received her M.S. in Software Engineering from the Seattle University and Bachelors in Engineering from Karnataka University, India.


Yashasree Barve

Yashasree Barve has been working as a technologist in Tata Consultancy Services since last 15 years. She has an extensive experience in delivering solutions for Enterprises. She has executed and worked on several projects in the role of a developer, designer and architect across multiple domains such as Insurance, Retail, and Hi Tech using various technologies such as Java, Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Ruby on Rails and such. She is a Core member of the Agile community in TCS evangelizing Agile within TCS by bringing the community together and organizing internal conferences. She has recently successfully convened TCS Agile Cafe, a virtual conference across multiple geographies. She has spoken in several Agile conferences such as Agile Tour Pune (2010, 2011, 2012), Agile India 2012 and Agile in Business Conference 2012.


Dipen Shah

Dipen has over 13 years experience working as a technologist in Tata Consultancy Services. He is working currently as a Delivery Manager for projects of various technologies like BI, Oracle Apps, Java, .NET, Ruby on Rails etc. He has earlier worked as a developer, Business Analyst and Architect on BI projects in Banking and Professional Services domains. He has been practicing Agile since 6 years and likes to keep learning it ever since.


Rishi Chaddha

Rishi Chaddha started his career in 1999 as a web developer in London and thereafter worked in various positions in the software industry across Holland, UK & India and have been championing Agile practices since 2008. Rishi has been successfully conducting Agile, Scrum Framework, eXtreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Lean & PMI ACP training classes in Europe, Honk Kong, South Africa, Saudi Arabia & India.

Rishi is focused on coaching teams and executives in successfully leading Agile & Lean transformations using Scrum, Kanban and XP engineering practices. Overall 14 years of experience and is well versed in managing enterprise projects using Agile & Lean project management mythologies.

Training classes conducted by Rishi are aimed to go beyond the theoretical theories and tackle practical common challenges faced in a project. The training workshop are a combination of lectures, quizzes, movies, practical exercises and case studies to give the attendee deeper and 360 ̊ practical knowledge and experience regarding all aspects of Agile & Lean mythologies.


Rahul Sudame

Rahul is Director of Engineering & Agile Practice Head at Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He is Senior Management Professional and Project Management/Agile expert. He was Vice President (Corporate) and Director (Programs) at PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter and has multiple certifications like PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), CSM, CSP, Project Management Professional (PMP) etc. He has conducted many workshops and seminars on different topics for various organizations and at conferences across the globe.


Krishnamurty Pammi

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 17 years of experience, he gained the program execution insights through partnering with Fortune 500 entrepreneurs. He associated with program delivery transformations leveraging Lean, Scrum, XP and Kanban methodologies where 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.


Vijay Bandaru

Vijay Bandaru CSP, CSM, PMI-ACP, ITIL,PMP is Agile Coach at IVY Comptech. He has successfully delivered projects and programs at various roles such as project manager, senior project manager and Delivery Manager in both services and product companies. Currently working as a full-time enterprise Agile coach in a Product Company and part of the Agile transformation core team. He is into Agile and Lean training and coaching (Scrum, XP and Kanban). Having experience of over 15 years with both services and product based with a strong global distributed delivery model.


Pooja Wandile

Pooja Wandile has over 15+ years of experience in the IT industry. She is working as Process Manager with Persistent’s Corporate Quality Management Group and driving agile transformation for various customers. She has mentored projects on adoption of Scrum methodology in the capacity of agile coach, co-located as well as distributed scrum teams. Pooja has successfully implemented scaled version of agile adoption involving multiple teams in an onshore-offshore distributed model.

Pooja has worked as a Scrum Master and is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner.


Santanu Bhattacharya

As Vice President, Solutions, Santanu is responsible for driving delivery excellence initiatives through Agile methodologies implementation and optimization, engineering excellence through clean code initiative as well as building and improving Alliance’s proprietary delivery framework. Santanu has been with Alliance for over 11 years and brings more than 21 years of IT experience and is an avid enthusiast of Agile delivery approaches. Before joining the industry, Santanu completed his Masters in Mathematics from Jadavpur University and 5 years of research in Computational Mathematics from IIT Kharagpur.


Ajay Avinash Solanki

Ajay has around 16years of industry experience and has worked for various companies like Bank Of America, Merrill Lynch, Hewlett Packard, Oracle etc. He was bitten by the Agile bug at Bank Of America and has ventured deep into Agile.
He has done MBA Marketing and BE Electronics. He has also done various certifications like ICAgile Professional Coach (ICP-ACC), CSM, CSPO, CSD, PMP, ITIL, Oracle Applications Certified Workflow Expert, Oracle Application Developer etc. He has deep Interest in psychology and has various courses like NLP Master Practitioner, Gestalt, Tools of Spirit under the international trainer Dick McHugh. This has led him to explore various ways in which human behavior can be understood and influenced.


Sekhar Burra

A Technocrat with total of 13 years of professional IT services and product development experience.

        • Reviewer and contributor of the book titled “The Human Side of Agile”, authored by Gil Broza.
        • 1 year of Program Management Experience using SAFe
        • 4+ years of Agile experience leading and coaching various teams
        • Expertise in Business Strategy Solutions.Achieved top 5% (9th rank world wide) for the Best Business Strategy from BSGonline.
        • Executive Program in International Business(EPIB) from IIM Culcutta., India
        • Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur, India
        • MBA (Operations Management) + Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication Engineering)


Madhavi Ledalla

Madhavi is an agile enthusiast with a keen interest in Large Scale Agile transformation, core member of the Agile transformation team that drives large scale agile transformation using Craig Larman model. With perspectives of both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, Madhavi is skilful in playing the roles of an embedded Scrum Master and an Agile Coach for different teams. Madhavi has over 13 years of information technology experience playing roles of Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Team Lead etc. and her domain expertise is in the areas of Gaming Industry, Medical products, Integrated Control Systems, Security products, SP3D modelling, Workflow automation systems and Neural networks.


Akkiraju Bhattiprolu

Akkiraju Bhattiprolu (Akki) 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

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