Kok Ewe Siew

  

Agile Coach & ScrumMaster, Intel Corporation

Location: George Town, Penang, Malaysia


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Kok Ewe ("KE") Siew is an Agile Coach & ScrumMaster at Intel Corporation.  He is based in Penang, Malaysia. 

KE has been involved in many product development projects in the semiconductor industry since 1994.  He had a successful career as a product development engineering manager, but in 2009, he decided that he had had enough of the problems repeatedly encountered by product teams as a result of the waterfall approach to product development.  KE decided to join in on a mission by a small group of Agile champions to transform the mindset and culture of the semiconductor giant to Agile, one small team at a time.  He became a full-time ScrumMaster/Agile Coach, and started coaching Scrum teams.

KE is today a recognized pioneer of the Agile community in his home site, Intel Malaysia.  Agile adoption is gaining momentum in the corporation, and KE spends most of his time nowadays coaching product teams and their managers to help them with their Agile transition.  KE has conducted many Scrum workshops teaching Agile principles/values and Scrum practices to new teams.  He emphasizes on the importance of the "Agile mindset" as this greatly facilitates the adoption process.  Many of the teams he coaches have successfully embraced Agile thinking to achieve great business results.

KE has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Australia; a Master of Business Administration from the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems and Technology from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, under the Singapore-MIT Alliance programme.

Work experience

Intel Corporation, ScrumMaster / Agile Coach
September 2009 - Present, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
I coach teams within Intel to help them in their Agile transition by teaching and practicing Scrum with them.

Intel Corporation, Product Development Engineering Manager
March 2005 - August 2009, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
I managed a team of product development engineers who develop manufacturing test solutions for silicon products in the Embedded and Communications Group.