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SCRUMDAY

MALTA2018



Speakers

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Elisabeth White

USA

Agile Transformation Lead
at CapTech Consulting.

Speaker

Elisabeth has over 10 years of professional experience working directly with senior, government, and diverse professional teams, co-located and globally distributed, to provide innovative and strategic business solutions with an emphasis in Agile. Currently serving as the National Site Lead for CapTech's Agile Service Offering and providing Agile Thought Leadership through public speaking across the nation.

Extremely passionate about bridging the gap between business and technology and building strong cross-functional relationships. Her contagious personality and collaborative work ethic compliment every team and office environment.

Sessions

Did you pack the 12 agile principles on your agile journey?

10:30am - Mistral

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Kurt Bittner

USA

VP of Enterprise Solutions
for Scrum.org

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Kurt Bittner has more than 30 years of experience delivering working software in short, feedback-driven cycles. He has helped a wide variety of organizations adopt agile software delivery practices, including large banking, insurance, manufacturing, and retail organizations, as well as large government agencies.

He has worked for or with large software delivery organizations including Oracle, HP, IBM, and Microsoft, and is a former technology industry analyst with Forrester Research. His focus is on helping organizations build strong, self-organizing, high-performance teams that deliver solutions that customers love. He is the author of four books on software development-related topics, including The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum.

He is based in Boulder, Colorado and serves as VP of Enterprise Solutions for Scrum.org.

Sessions

Escaping the Mediocrity trap

12:45pm - Mistral

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Chris Lukassen

Netherlands

Product Samurai for Xebia

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From coding real time operating systems to running 9 teams in a multi-million product development, from garage startups to global giants like TomTom and Saab, from utter failure to CES award winning products. Chris has a huge experience base to draw from when it comes to agile product management.

He is on a mission to learn people how they can create products in such a way that they can never imagine going back. In his latest book he looks at how the ways of the Samurai can make us better Product Owners.

Sessions

Product Leadership Lessons from the Samurai

14:15pm - Levante

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Robert Annis

United Kingdom

Founder of GWS Partners Ltd

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Robert Annis is the founder of GWS Partners Ltd, with a passion for team-building and leadership having led him from project management to Agile coaching and training. This in-turn has lead him to some great adventures around the world and has allowed him to meet some incredible people. Now starting GWS Partners in London he plans to grow his experience whilst helping organisations to really find their potential.

He has delivered training and coaching at universities (Harvard and Villanova), to enterprises (Shell, EMC-Dell, United Airlines, Bank of America, BNY Mellon, HP Madrid etc) and to governmental groups (Dept. of Labor Statistics). This has led him to work in many places with many cultures; India, Ireland, Spain, Australia, USA and the UK.

Sessions

Team Dynamics

14:15pm - Mistral

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Lucia Baldelli

Gibraltar

Agile Coach.

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Lucia is an Agile Coach with experience in leading Agile Transformations across multiple teams and scaling up Agile in larger organizations: mentoring, coaching, facilitating sessions to improve quality, time to market, team dynamics and collaboration. Her goal is to enable creativity and empower teams to become self-managed and continuously improving their performance.

She has experience in driving organizational and process changes towards improved business performance in multiple areas and across different locations, using Lean Six Sigma tools.

Sessions

How to maximise the flow in your team

10:30am - Levante

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Martin Lambert

United Kingdom

Agile Coach / Scrum Master

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Martin is a scrum master, agile coach and trainer specialising in scrum teams in the Digital domain, most often for big UK corporates. He's been involved in agile since 2010, and has a background as business analyst in aviation and web booking systems..

Sessions

How to maximise the flow in your team - Facilitator

10:30am - Levante

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Danny (Danko) Kovatch

Israel

Chief Borders Remover at Ajimeh
Head of the Scrum Alliance' Malta user group
Agile Malta Usergroup

Speaker

Danko is a Certified Scrum Trainer (one of only 137 international trainers worldwide) and is a well recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting his idea to audiences in conferences and courses globally.

Sessions

Key Note: Games and gamification in a Scrum team

9:15am - Mistral

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Ilan Sherman

Israel

Chief Tranquility Officer at Ajimeh

Speaker

Ilan is a seasoned Agile Coach with a long experience in the hi-tech industry, doing a variety of roles in many organizations, starting as a software developer in Mamram in the IDF, and continuing with Product Management and Program Management roles.

Ilan was first introduced to Agile in 2006, and didn’t look back ever since. He was then heading the PMO team in a large software company, leading an agile transformation implementing SCRUM, and this is when he also acquired his CSM certification.

In the past years, Ilan was part of an Agile Transformation Team implementing SAFe. Ilan is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), SAFe Agilist and a Certified Scrum Master.

Sessions

SAFe, What is it and how does it affect the scrum team?

13:00pm - Mistral

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Limor Halfon

Israel

Organizational Awareness Catalyst at Ajimeh

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Limor is an Organizational consultant and Agile coach, with vast experience in the Hi-tech industry.

Together with Danko, Limor founded Ajimeh, an Agile & Beyond consulting company, with a goal in mind to create an awesome team of creative, open-minded, positive thinkers with great communication and collaboration, who can inspire the organizations they work with to figure out what is holding them back and help them achieve outstanding results.

Sessions

Get organized to Self organizing team

13:00pm - Levante

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Boaz Fine

Israel

Imagination Executive at Ajimeh

Boaz is an illustration and creative artist , has developed methodologies in the field of creative thinking, of graphic facilitation and concept art..