Dan Mezick :


Dan is a management consultant, author and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. The book is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Daniel’s client list includes CapitalOne, INTUIT, Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, Harvard University and many smaller enterprises. Learn more and contact Daniel at

Rena Striegel:



Rena is an internationally recognized business coach and consultant with more than 20 years of experience working directly with senior executives and entrepreneurs to identify and implement strategies that create growth and profitability.  In her role as coach, strategist and facilitator, she leads client projects in the areas of Executive and corporate coaching, strategic planning, business planning, developing hiring strategies, and employee/leadership development.

Rena has a passion for helping people make more money and have more fun!  Her talent lies in helping business owners and executives make connections between concepts and application in order to help them achieve the level of operational excellence that allows resources to be focused on growth rather than on fixing problems.

Devender Malhotra,Vice President & Chief Quality Officer- Wipro Limited

He has over 20+ years of experience in IT, BPO, engineering and Automobile industry. Devender is a PGD in Marketing and Financial Management with graduation in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Certified Master Black Belt with Wipro in DMAIC and Lead Black Belt in DSSS+ and TQSS Methodologies driving Six Sigma as well as Lean Initiative as a certified Lean facilitator. A Qualified Internal Quality Auditor in ISO, CMMi Assessment Team member and has experience in implementing CMM Level 5 in GE-India Design Center and CMMi level 5/ BS 7799 in Wipro and also a Certified Malcolm Baldrige Examiner.

Devender is significant influencer of IT industry to promote continuous improvement and Agility through co-existence of methods inclusive of Scrum, SAFe, XP, Lean, Six Sigma while working with global teams. He is also instrumental in bringing robust Knowledge Management and Lean culture across Wipro.

Pete Deemer:

Pete Deemer, CEO of GoodAgile, is a well-known figure in the Agile community, and has spent the last 20+ years leading teams building products and services at global companies. Pete is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to multi-location Scrum. Pete serves on the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance, which provides the globally-recognized Certified ScrumMaster certification.

Sh. C L Gulati: 

Sh. C.L. Gulati is the Secretary, Sant Nirankari Mandal , having its expansion in more than 50 countries. Mr. Gulati is also holding the charge of Secretary, Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation, which is an integral part of the Sant Nirankari Mission. He has been associated with the Mission since 1960 and has also played a pivotal role in its functioning at the world level including the portfolio of coordination with ECOSOC and its subsidiaries in U.N. The Mission’s Publication wing is looked after by him with a visionary outlook. In course of his human service he has published many books including his master piece “A Mission for All”. The Nirankari Mission publishes “Sant Nirankari” magazines in 11 languages, and other spiritual magazine which are published in lakhs and their publication is also looked after by Mr. Gulati which have earned accolades from millions of the readers.

Mr. Gulati has served Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs as a senior officer and retired after a long experience of 36 years. He has been a solicitor in the High Court of Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh.

Sh. H C Sirohi:

Sh. H.C. Sirohi, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, retired after having a long carrier of 35 years and after holding charge of various high profile portfolios including the State Election Commissioner, Bihar and Home Secretary, Bihar. He has closely seen the functioning of big industrial units during his tenure as Sub Division Magistrate, Jamshedpur (Tata Nagar) in 1982-83, where the main factory complexes of Tata Iron & Steel Company and Tata Engineering & locomotives are located. He has pioneered many developmental philosophies which were adopted by the Government in its policies like “Aapki Sarkar –Aapke Dwar” (Your government at Your door-steps).

He is the recipient of ‘National Unity Award’ given by the Press Council of India and many Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal given by Red Cross Society of India, besides other development awards. He has published two books as also translated the Nirankari Mission’s main Scripture “Sampoorna Avtar Bani”.


Guest Speakers:

Sriram Venkatasubramaniam:

Sriram, Senior Director– Global Delivery Head (CRM, Integration & Information Platforms) at Royal Philips is an accomplished senior management professional with indigenous and international experience of nearly 22 years overall including more than 16 years across positions in IT Leadership, executing complex transformation programs, IT Delivery, IT operations/ ERP, Supply Chain & CRM strategy.

He is recognized for innovative Go-to-market ideas and delivery models to leap ahead of industry. Attained growth of 100 % YoY which ended being an award winning performance across the Business unit. Having strong ability in delivery as well as providing business leadership, Sriram has managed and delivered marquee Enterprise application transformation programs for various fortune 500 organizations with sustainable agility.

Sri (as known popularly)  is an inspiring people leader, having distinguished abilities in creating vibrant talent pool, grooming & motivating cross functional teams and high performing managers across continents.

Stuart Turner:

Stuart provides consulting, coaching, training and mentoring services to those who request it. Having worked in the software industry for 24 years, from start-ups to Global 100 companies and across four continents he’s experienced a lot of organisational change.

He’s a Certified Scrum Trainer, Co-Active coach and OpenSpace Agility coach. His main focus is helping clients create fun and energised places to work that lead to an increased sense of purpose and ownership and ultimately, improved outcomes.

Arvind Rathore:

Arvind Rathore is the IT COO (Chief Operating Officer) at Societe Generale, Bangalore . In his current role he spearheads and manages the Continuous Delivery & Agile Transformation, PMO , Sourcing, Transition and Resource Management.Prior to this , Arvind worked in the USA  in the area of IT Strategy , IT Portfolio and Program Management  and Business Development with CXO leadership of number of Fortune 500 clients .

He has vast international experience worked with clients in the Telecom, Retail, Insurance and Banking industry in the US and Europe.

Sudipta Lahiri:

Sudipta (Sudi) has been in the IT industry for over 23 years working with leading services providers like Wipro, HCL Technologies and i2. He is responsible for Digité’s product development, presales and implementations.

Prior to joining Digité, Sudi was handling the offshore services organization for i2. At i2, he was responsible for its Americas delivery organization. He was also responsible for Retail, Logistics and Technology Infrastructure practices. Sudi also led the QMG initiative for the i2 India services organization. Before i2, Sudi spent 10 years with HCL Technologies. At HCLT, he played multiple roles – from services delivery to leading sales teams. Sudi was responsible for HCLT America’s Insurance vertical. Sudi started his career at Wipro where he worked for 5 years in different roles across geographies

Community Speakers:

Ran Nyman:

Ran is an experienced software professional who has worked since 1995 in professional software development field. First programs he wrote in CP/M operating system using basic language in middle of eighties. Since then he moved to more modern languages like C, C++, and Java. Ran has extensive experience in design patterns, UML, distributed systems, Test Driven Development and Specification by Example, Executable Requirements (also know as Acceptance Test Driven Development).

Currently, Ran is working as a consultant and trainer in process improvement field helping large multinational organizations to move from sequential product development to more agile ways of working. The main focus has been on how to move big products (over 100 people) to use Large-Scale Scrum and Lean. This work includes giving wide range of trainings, workshops, team coaching and management consulting.

Ran is also Certified Scrum Trainer giving Scrum Alliance Certified trainings CSM,CSPO, and CSD.

Mizanur Rahman

Mizanur Rahman is a technology enthusiast and problem solver with more than12  years  of  experience.  He  is  working  as  CEO  at  Informatix  Technologies  andTechMasters.  His  passion  includes  working  with  latest  web  platforms,  mobile application  and  games  along  with  Agile  methodology.

He  is  a  Certified  ScrumMaster  and  First  Certified  Scrum  Professional  from Bangladesh.  He  also  holds Zend  Certified  PHP5  Programmer  certification. He is involved in different technology  communities  from  Bangladesh  over  10  years.  He  is  currently maintaining the Agile Bangladesh Group at Facebook and PHPXperts which have more  than  18000  members  across  the  world.  He  has  published  two  books  “MediaWiki Administrators’ Tutorial Guide” and ” MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner’s Guide” from  Packt  publishing,  UK.  He  is  a  reguhjūj/;lar  speaker in  different  development conferences and technology seminars in Bangladesh. You   can   reach   him   at   or   follow   his   blog

Kubair Shirajee

Kubair consults and advises CxOs, Executives and Digital entrepreneurs to plan and execute digital transformation programmes. His experience spans from the world’s 4th largest employer (the NHS), multinationals, leading agencies to nascent start-ups.He provides strategic direction to clients helping them to improve digital strategy, productivity and revenue performance.

For the past 4 years Kubair has been applying his extensive experience with Agile in the international development sector and as the co-founder of Peace Through Prosperity has spearheaded the adoption of Agile SCRUM in social transformation programmes in conflict affected regions.
“one man/woman can change the universe and Agile can facilitate the process” says Kubair.

Raju K

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 Manoj Jain

Manoj is a technologist by education, trainer, cyclist, traveler by passion and currently working as Director – Technology Development at MakeMyTrip.

He possesses over 15 years of IT experience in various areas i.e. QA, sustaining engineering, development, automation, performance engineering, SEO etc. Prior to, He has worked with enterprises like CA Technologies, Nucleus Softwares, Newgen Softwares and NIIT.

Ajay Kabra

Ajay is a Principal Consultant and Lead Trainer at QAI with over 25+ years of extensive experience in Agile Scrum, project delivery, project / programme management & quality processes. He has been involved in driving and implementing and transformations of organizations using Agile and Quality and Process Improvement initiatives. He heads & Leads the Agile Scrum Practices & Project Management practices of QAI India, providing high end consulting and training for implementation of Agile Practices (SCRUM, XP, SAFe and Lean), Project & Programme management (PMP, PRINCE2, MSP)

Acts as an Agile coach for various organization implementing and transforming their current legacy practices new agile approaches, including Scaled Agile Framework

Krishnamurty Pammi

Krishnamurty Pammi PMI-ACP, CSP, CSM, ITIL, PMP, MCTS is an Agile Coach at IVY Comptech. At IVY, he is contributing to organizational wide Agile Transformation as an Agile coach. With over 18 years of experience, he gained program delivery insights through partnering with Fortune 500 entrepreneurs. He associated with program delivery transformations leveraging Lean, Scrum, XP and Kanban methodologies 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, and 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

Vijay Bandaru

A focused and results oriented Information technology and project management professional. He has end-to-end delivery experience in both services and product organizations. He has successfully delivered critical projects and programs at various roles that include: Senior project manager, project manager and Delivery Manager. He has strong experience in software development, estimation and planning, operations, strategy and account management. He strongly believes in servant leadership and have been following it in my career. His developer background helps him to work with the development teams very closely and to be able to help them when needed.

He also has strong organizational Agile transformation experience and has played a critical role in the Agile transformation for a UK based multi-location product development organization.

Niranjan N V

Niranjan N V, has around 17  years of professional experience and  5.5 years as a Consultant, Coach and Trainer   in Agile-Scrum, Lean- Agile, XP,Kanban,  Software Estimation, Project Management .  He has extensive implementation experience in Agile –Scrum, Distributed Agile and Scaling Agile at Enterprise Level, FP Based Productivity framework Design and Measurement

He has published and presented papers on International Conference  Agile India 2015, Presented Pech Kucha talks in Agile Tour 2014 on Agile, Scrum.

He had presented during his tenure in MNCs on Software Size, Software Project Risks Management in International Conferences such as SEPG, 18th World Congress for Quality and also been invited as guest speaker in IIM, Bangalore, Yahoo Software. He has been a panel speaker and moderator for Agile Best Practices Sessions through Bangalore SPIN.

Madhavi Ledalla

Result-oriented IT professional with expertise in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, started career as a Software Engineer, and then took up roles of Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead, Project Manager, Scrum Master and Agile Coach.

  • Agile believer with good knowledge in the area of Enterprise Agile Transformation with hands-on experience in large-scale agile transformation and practical knowledge and expertise in training and coaching on various Agile flavors like Scrum, Kanban etc.
  • Knowledgeable in SAFe framework, Agile SAFe Program Consultant.
  • Domain expertise in the areas of Gaming Industry, Medical products, Integrated Control Systems, Security products, SP3D modeling, Workflow automation systems and Neural networks.
  • Working experience with different technologies and tools that include C, C++, VC++,, C#, MFC, WPF, COM, UML, XML,ODBC, SQL Server,Visual Source Safe, Install Shield and Version One.
  • Clear understanding of Six Sigma DMAIC and DFSS methodologies.
  • Member of the ISO Scrum Internal Audit team.
  • Skillful in end-to-end development of software products from requirement analysis to system study, designing, coding, testing, de- bugging, documentation and implementation.

Arijit Sarbagna

Arijit helprs organizations build and lead engaged, solid, high-performance Agile development mindset, teams and infrastructure. He guides teams and their leaders in creating effective, humane and responsible work environments so they truly delight their customers and make a positive impact. He brings an “all-round” flavour by working at all organizational levels and coaching people in both technical and leadership behaviours. He has conducted numerous Agile readiness and maturity assessments, trainings, project kick-offs, large-scale deliveries, on-going process coaching, retrospectives and plenty of process fix-ups and tune-ups.

Prior to becoming a coach/consultant, Arijit was an avid developer in the fields of Java, LAMP and C# – and has played roles like – Developer, Development Lead, Technology Manager, Delivery Manager and Project & Program Manager – in his career spanning over 16 years now.

Chandan Patary

Chandan is currently working as agile coach and Program manager at ABB. He has deep experience in developing Software product across various domains and has successfully executed many Projects. Chandan has worked on domain like Healthcare, Aerospace, Building automation, Power automation and Industrial Automaton under real time mission critical product development to large scale application development. Chandan has 16 years of industry experience. He is certified PMP from 2008, Green Belt certified holder from 2005. Chandan is an agile practioner and Certified Scrum Master from 2011. Chandan holds a Bachelor’s from National Institute of Technology (NIT-Agartala) in Electrical Engineering. He has completed one year Executive General Management program from IIM-Bangalore in 2007. He has published several management papers. He can be reachable through email/LinkedIn:

Shiva Krishnan

  • Extensive Agile experience distributed across both IT services and product companies.
  • Hands on experience in coaching, process consulting, working with leadership teams, agile trainings, building and sustaining agility in software development teams and change management
  • Experience in telecom, travel & hospitality and banking domains
  • Worked in different roles such as developer, business analyst, consultant, scrum master and Agile coach
  • Passionate about management and leadership

Priyank Pathak

Priyank is an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach & Curator of INNOVATION ROOTS, a leading consulting company providing education, skill transfer, mentoring to customers for nurturing & developing skills required for agile software development practices and methodologies based on the core Agile-Lean Values and Principles.

He is the first wave of Agile in India, and an active contributor to Agile Community by forming Agile Network India, Scaling Agile meetup, Innovation Games meetup, Agile Leadership & Management meetup, and by Reviewing Scrum Gatherings. He is semi-frequent Speaker at all major agile conferences and is unnamed contributor of an Agile book and struggling to author his first book on Agile.Connect with Priyank at and

Alok Upadhyay
Alok is an Agile coach, Psychology Counselor and Leadership Trainer with years of experience in Agile Methodologies (SCRUM, FDD, LEAN, and KANBAN), Requirement Determination Process and Business Analysis. He comes with immense software development, delivery, process consulting, business analysis, system analysis, design and testing background. He is a self- motivated, pro-active self-starter and goal oriented team player.
He has worked in multiple domains e.g. ERP Implementation, Airlines, Manufacturing (PLM), Supply Chain Management, US Healthcare Insurance and Benefits Administration in various capacities growing from a QA to Business Analyst to Senior Consultant in agile methodologies to a freelance Agile Transformation facilitator
Anish Cheriyan
Anish Cheriyan is Head of Quality and Center of Excellence Software Engineering in Huawei Technologies India.He has worked with teams comprehensively on Agile methods like XP, Scrum, Lean, Lean Startup, Continuous Delivery and Devops adoption. Anish is passionate about software engineering and he keeps researching on better ways of software development. In past he was responsible for the organizational transformation task of agile adoption in Huawei where he directly coached both teams in India and China
Ritu Mehta
  • Currently working as Director Product Development at Pitney Bowes Softwares.
  • 15+ years of Development experience with 9+ years in Agile
  • Master’s in IT with SMP from IIM,Calcutta.
  • CSM,CSP,SPC & PMP certified
  • Global Agile Head for Pitney Bowes Software. Heading five regions including Europe, US, Asia Pacific

Suresh Konduru

He has nearly 17 years of experience in IT industry with extensive Delivery Management, Program Management, Project Management and Agile implementation for Global Fortune 500 customers.

He currently leads Capgemini’s global practice unit for Agile implementation. Responsible for defining Agile framework and deploying for global customers.

He has delivered critical projects for Banking & Financial Services customers in domains such as Wholesale/Corporate Banking, Escrow Systems, Trade Finance, Capital Markets, P&C Insurance, Insurance Tracking and Credit Ratings

Kamlesh Ravlani

Kamlesh Ravlani is an Agile / Lean Coach, practitioner and a trainer. Kamlesh has extensive hands-on experience helping organizations global, large and small with their Agile and Lean transformations. Kamlesh provides Agile-Lean coaching and training to help leaders and their teams improve the way organizations function and deliver value to their customers. He collaborates with Agile coaches and trainers worldwide to evangelize Agile mindset and practices. Kamlesh believes in building collaborative communities. He gives back to the community via organizing and facilitating Scrum and Agile events, mentoring, speaking at conferences and user groups

Yogesh Shinde

Agile Enthusiast & coach over 12 years of IT Experience, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, Prince2 & ITIL Certified, demonstrated career in heading IT projects in Telecom / Finance / Software Automation Domains. 11 years ranging from development thru Release management in Agile, Testing Management, Multisite delivery, Software training & implementation. Proficient in creating winning teams; managed large team size over 50 across various geographical locations in India, UK, Germany and Europe.

Speaks regularly at national and international level conferences on Agile related topic

Sanjeev Prasad

A Professional with 24 years of rich and diversified experience in the areas of SW Delivery & Execution, Customer Engagement, AGILE Coaching, Transformation & Delivery  Agile practitioner for 5 years with experience of implementing Agile at team level and leading Transformation for large clients across Telecom, Banking, Insurance and Manufacturing & Hi-Tech domains  Mandated with driving in-house Agile capability building in the organization across Roles and Functions  Ensure best-in-class QMS for Agile delivery model  Execution of Training for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches and Leadership roles in the organization  Developing content and administering capsules for inculcating Agile Behavior across Agile roles in the organization  Pre-Sales and Solution support for Agile engagements  Build Organization Change Management framework transforming aspects of People, Process & Technology to facilitate Agile Transformation & Delivery in the Organization  Successful Product Transition and Delivery for North American and European clients in both T&M and Fixed Price (Risk-Reward / 75-25 model)  An Enterprising Leader with uncompromising commitment to performance & business excellence and an ardent bias for action in recruiting, training & motivating large cross functional teams  PMP and SAFe Agilist certified  Wipro certified Business Leader, Six Sigma Green Belt & Enterprise Agile Coach

Zaheer Abbas Contractor

Agile Transformation Lead & Coach, spearheading the Agile Centre of Excellence charter by driving a team of Agile Coaches, Tools Consultants and Practitioners catering to Agile transformation in the Organization.

Over 16 years of experience in IT industry with proven skills involving senior stakeholder management, managing cross-functional projects, estimation/budgeting, forecasting, people management and consulting. Has been an Agile practitioner for over 8 years now, started with implementing Agile at a team level, successfully executing Agile across distributed teams in large programs and driving large Agile transformations at the Organization level. Proven skills in managing Agile programs in Distributed Agile methodology and specifically adopting Agile in the Service Industry. Certified from Scaled Agile Framework as Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC) and Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). Experienced in various domains like Telecom, Insurance, Banking, Securities and Manufacturing

Krishna Mohan Tunuguntla

Working as Senior Project Manager with Alliance Global Services

  • Experience in managing large transformational programs with large team in Agile Scrum methodology (Scrum of Scrum)
  • Excellent communication, Client interfacing skills and Inter-personnel skills.
  • Strong Business Analysis, Stakeholder and people Management experience
  • Worked closely with customer in managing product backlog, scope and budget
  • Having 7+ years of experience in managing IT Projects.
  • Played a key role in setting up & automation of Agile Process in Alliance
  • Experience in creation of program plan, training and dependency plans for larger teams
  • Experience in execution of Time and Material (T&M) and Fixed Price (FP) Projects.
  • Experience in presales activities

Naveen Najundappa

Over 14 years of service in IT industry, Naveen have gained experience in most of the standard roles of software development lifecycle such as developer, tester, leader, manager of projects and products. Following his passion for coaching, he has spent 8 years coaching agile transformation, scrum teams, trained over 1800 people from various organizations. He is well known for agile metaphors and has been a speaker in more than 15 conferences. His expertise is in agile leadership, large scale agile transformation, scrum framework and coaching. He has been accredited as Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Product Manager (CPM) showcasing his vast knowledge and experience. He holds Masters Degree in physics, and bachelors of engineering degree in Electronics and Communication

Lalita Chandel

10 years of experience as an IT Consultant with sharp focus towards Lean Software Development, Strategic IT Consulting, Business Leadership and developing excellent professional rapport with Customers. Highly passionate towards seeking solutions to challenging situations, Process Improvements, Product Development, Driving results and Global distributed teams. A Certified Scrum master & an Enthusiastic Agilist, Highly involved in Agile Coaching/ Mentoring and assisting teams in Agile Transformations from Water-fall. Executed successful projects in various Agile flavors – Scrum, Scrumban, Kanban, Pair programming etc.

Padma Satyamurthy
Padma Satyamurthy is an enthusiastic IT professional, aspiring to create & implement meaningful process management frameworks which can enable project delivery excellence. She has 14+ years of experience in the IT Industry

Padma has rich hands-on experience in implementing Agile software development methodologies such as SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, FDD, TDD among other methods across different domains and business establishments. She has been instrumental in setting up agile practice offices with practice capabilities of distributed agile methods. She has been instrumental in setting up agile COEs as part of her work and comes with hands on training, coaching and sustaining agile practices at enterprise level. Padma also has working knowledge of tools including Rally, TFS and JIRA

Jaya Shrivastava

She is an Agile software development Consultant, Coach and Trainer with certifications from Scrum alliance and Scaled Agile Academy. Her primary job revolves around consulting organizations for better productivity flows using appropriate Agile Methodologies and Providing Training’s.

She believes in better software as our lives today is more or less dependent on how good or bad a software is written. Her practices include reducing haphazardness of software development while considering human aspect of it.

She’s also a technical person, Along with coding, She generally looks into evolving coding practices which can generate good code. Some of the aspects where she has  spent most of my time is Object Oriented software design, Contract Driven Development and some aspects of the eXtreme Programming (XP) based coding practices.

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