Ken Judy


Vice President Technology, Simon & Schuster

Location: New York, NY


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster


Experienced software executive, manager and developer and agile coach managing both product and development staff to build consumer windows applications, web applications and internal IT solutions. For six years, I've been learning, practicing and coaching agile software development because it fosters passionate, focused teams.

I am a Certified Scrum Practitioner and an IEEE Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional.

"Using Agile Practices to Spark Innovation" at HICSS 2007.
"Collective Product Ownership with Scrum" at Agile 2007.
"Great Scrums Require Great Product Owners" at HICSS 2008 (Best Paper Nominee)

"CEO as Product Owner" at Nov '07 Scrum Gathering
"Agile Development and Ethics" at Nov '07 Scrum Gathering

Work experience

Simon & Schuster, Digital, Vice President, Engineering
October 2008 - Present, New York, NY, United States

Responsible for development and operations of consumer facing websites and strategic consumer products and initiatives for the Digital department of Simon & Schuster, a global leader in the field of general interest publishing. Oversees an internal Scrum/XP team with dev, ops and product owner proxy roles and external outsource agile engagements. Reports to the EVP, Chief Digital Officer. 

Responsibilities include site build of domestic, mobile and oversees consumer websites, b2b and academic websites, online reading clubs, distributed e-commerce, book content search and enrichment, and content verticals.