Satish Thatte received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has over 30 years of industry experience in diverse technology areas (computer systems, object-oriented software, telecom, Internet applications, digital TV, IT professional services) and management positions (R&D, software products, IT professional service). His industry experience covers large, multinational companies (Texas Instruments, Bellcore and LG Electronics), and a number of entrepreneurial companies and start-ups. Dr. Thatte is Senior Member of the IEEE, Member of the ACM and Certified ScrumMaster. He holds 14 patents. Dr. Thatte was the CEO of New Synergy Group, specializing in software and management consulting and intellectual property development. At New Synergy Group, he offered customized training, workshops and consulting services for software life cycles -- drawing upon the strengths of agile and lean methods, and organizational systems thinking. Dr. Thatte is an agile/lean coach and product consultant at VersionOne (www.VersionOne.com), a major player in Agile-lean space, based in Atlanta, GA.