KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2017

Why just being agile isn’t enough: How can teams achieve their project goals

Sam is a technical leader and a subject matter expert highly experienced in translating and solving business problems through the best use of cutting edge technology and has been involved with a large number of commercial product launches with most having achieved both critical and commercial success, along with transforming existing products and services into award winning, integrated and profitable solutions. Including taking his own start-up (NDO ) via initial investment, customer growth, acquisitions, and subsequently profitable divestiture. Proactive and experienced at an enterprise level with a proven track record in strategy, architecture leadership, management, governance and handson software development. He loves to share his experiences and tips by giving Key Notes at conferences on using services/micro-services for the latest generation of digital customers.

Transforming software delivery for continuous innovation – What if you could deliver software faster without compromising quality or accepting higher risk?

A technical leader and a subject matter expert highly experienced in translating and solving business problems through the best use of cutting edge technology and has been involved with a large number of commercial product launches with most having achieved both critical and commercial success, along with transforming existing products and services into award winning, integrated and profitable solutions. Including taking my own start-up (NDO ) via initial investment, customer growth, acquisitions, and subsequently profitable divestiture.

Leave a great legacy by not leaving the legacy behind

Arun Narayanaswamy is an senior IT professional with vast experience across technology management, delivery management, building capabilities in Service Delivery, Release Management and Support functions. His significant experience in management and driving change and processes, helping him to reduce cost and increase efficiencies in green-field and mature projects - with a track record of on time delivery. Demonstrated ability to plan, build, scale up and transition large global teams along with the ability to lead high performance teams Arun delivered complex projects with distributed teams, vendors and businesses across USA, UK and south/south-east Asia. As an innovative thinker, Arun is result oriented in conceptualizing and implementing ideas.

Samantha Starmer is currently Vice President of Global Digital Experiences for Ralph Lauren in New York City. Her passion is the intersection between humans and technology and how to ideate, create, and deliver holistic customer experiences across time and space, physical and digital. Samantha has over 15 years of experience in leading large, customer experience and product management programs from strategy through design and execution at companies such as REI, Razorfish Microsoft and Amazon. Samantha has taught graduate level courses at the University of Washington and Kent State University, and has been fortunate to write, present and teach globally on digital product design, service design and customer experience.

Steve Smith is a Continuous Delivery consultant at Always Agile Consulting Ltd. Steve has been helping organisations adopt Continuous Delivery since 2007, and has overseen large-scale transformation programmes for up to 60 teams at a time.

Steve is the author of "Measuring Continuous Delivery", a co-author of "Build Quality In", and a co-organiser of the annual PIPELINE conference. He tweets from www.twitter.com/agilestevesmith and
blogs at www.alwaysagileconsulting.com .

Paul is Director of Software Engineering in the Content and Product Management team at adidas. He is a passionate engineer with over 15 years of experience in multiple environments ranging from small startups to large corporations and from real time automation systems to large distributed web applications. He has been a driver and evangelist of the DevOps movement, a rider of the microservices wave and a continuous improver. He feels at home in several languages including C++, C# and Java but can have a conversation in few others.


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