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Scott Richardson

Scott Richardson

CIO, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Joining Ally in 2018, Richardson serves as the company’s senior leader for data, analytics, and AI, with responsibility for data & analytics strategy, platforms, and engineering, as well as customer & prospect information and interactions, data governance, data stewardship, data lifecycle management, business intelligence, advanced analytics, and enterprise AI transformation.

Jim

Jim Highsmith

Agile Manifesto Coauthor

Jim Highsmith is an industry advisor, having retired as Executive Consultant at ThoughtWorks, Inc. in 2021. Prior to Thoughtworks, he was Director of Cutter Consortium’s Agile Project Management practice. He has nearly 60 years’ experience as an IT manager, product manager, project manager, consultant, software developer, and storyteller. Jim has been a leader in the agile software development community for the past three decades.

Rob Brown (1)

Rob Brown

CTO/EVP Systalex Corp

Currently CTO/EVP @ Systalex. CTO @ USCIS.Cloud Solutions Developer/EID Division Chief with USCIS with 18 years of experience providing technical, managerial and business development solutions to the IT industry.

Suzette Johnson

Dr. Suzette Johnson

NG Fellow, Lean Agile

Suzette has led the adoption of Lean Agile across the enterprise and supported over 100 projects and government programs. Her focus is applying Lean and Agile practices to the development of cyber-physical systems within the space domain.

Tricia Remacle

Patricia Remacle

Transformational Leader

Patricia is a transformational leader with 20 years of experience successfully defining product strategies and leading product development for Mobile, IoT, Cloud, and Enterprise solutions.   She is an Agile champion with a proven history of infusing Agile methodologies into the DNA of product teams.   Most recently, she was CTO of LeaseAccelerator, a cloud-based lease lifecycle automation solution used by many of the Fortune 1000

Jon Kern

Jon Kern

Co-author Agile Manifesto. Co-author Java Design.

Jon, a co-creator of the Agile Manifesto, began his career as an aerospace engineer doing testing and R&D on jet engines. He soon discovered the power of software and worked on flight simulation models of the F-14, agile fighter maneuverability research with the X-31, numerous real-time flight control systems, and man-machine integration research. He began to dive more deeply into software engineering, design, and architecture, starting his own engineering company and creating a lightweight software methodology.

Heidi Musser (2)

Heidi Musser

Board member, Board advisor, and C-level executive

Heidi is an accomplished Board member, Board advisor, and C-level executive who advises and leads businesses on digital transformation and enterprise agility. She has successfully created and scaled resilient and sustainable organizational structures, business, and governance models that can withstand rapidly and dynamically changing market conditions and play an integral role in achieving competitive advantage in this next economic revolution.

Robin Yeman

Robin Yeman

Space Domain Lead, Carnegie Melon SEI

Robin's expertise span over twenty-five years in software engineering with focus on Digital Engineering, DevSecOps, and Agile building large complex solutions across multiple domains from submarines to satellites. She advocates for continuous learning with multiple certifications including SAFe Fellow, SPCT, PMP, PMI-ACP, and CSEP. She has completed her Systems Engineering PhD at Colorado State researching best practices to deliver complex safety-critical solutions.

Dan McClure (1)

Dan McClure

System Innovation Architect and Strategist

Dan is an innovation choreographer, a big picture innovator whose job is to run into burning buildings looking for exceptional opportunities to reinvent the way the world works.

Bill

Bill Pratt

Executive Director at the RELI Group Inc.

Bill recently retired from the federal government, where he served for 22 years at the Department of Homeland Security, most recently as the Director of Enterprise Technology Governance. Bill managed the Agile transformation efforts at DHS, achieving a 100 percent level of agile adoption for major IT programs in 2017. He also led the ongoing SecDevOps adoption at DHS and created the first emerging technologies branch to introduce Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation to DHS.

Dave Garrett

Dave Garrett

Senior Advisor to the CEO at the Project Management Institution

One current area of focus is on working with the Thought Leadership team to explore the application of AI to PM.

Prior to this position, Dave held many posts within PMI, most recently Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. From 2000-2014, Dave also served as the President and CEO of Projectmanagement.com

Shannon

Shannon Ewan

CEO for the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)

Shannon Ewan currently serves as the CEO for the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) in Alexandria, VA. She is a skilled Agile Coach, facilitator, trainer and leader with extensive business and Information Technology (IT) experience in the commercial and government sectors.

Sanjiv Augustine (1)

Sanjiv Augustine

Founder and CEO, LitheSpeed

Sanjiv Augustine is an entrepreneur, industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant and trainer.

John

John Halberstadt

VP, Consulting, LitheSpeed

John is LitheSpeed’s Director of Agile Consulting, as well as an Enterprise Agile Consultant, Coach and Trainer. He leverages more than two decades of executive leadership experience as a CIO, CTO and Vice President of Technology, helping enterprises deliver business value through agile and lean approaches.

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Raj Indugula

SVP Agile Consulting, LitheSpeed

Raj is a versatile Agile Coach (Process & Engineering), and professional trainer with nineteen years of experience in delivering IT solutions across the public and private sectors, at startups as well as Fortune 100 companies.  An early adopter of Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum, he has over twelve years of hands-on experience with the pragmatic application of Agile processes and XP-inspired code quality practices, and coaching teams on the adoption of Lean-Agile-DevOps practices.

George

George Lively

VP, Emerging Technologies, LitheSpeed

George has two decades of experience in Agile Software Development, concentrating heavily on Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, SAFe, TDD, CI/CD, and DevOps. He has managed, mentored, coached, and trained Agile teams, serving in many capacities such as TechnicalLead, Scrum Master, Agile Coach & Trainer with a focus on developing people and improving how teams work together using agile methods to achieve desired results.

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