Scrum Alliance Top Sponsor for Peter Drucker Forum 2014 in Austria
For Immediate Release:
11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community, is excited to be the top sponsor at the 6th
Global Peter Drucker Forum, "The Great Transformation — Managing Our Way to Prosperity," in Vienna, Austria, this year.
"The Drucker Forum is delighted to have the strong support of Scrum Alliance for the Global Peter Drucker Forum again this year. Scrum Alliance's mission of transforming the world of work by encouraging and supporting the work practices known as Agile and Scrum is a perfect fit with the theme of the Forum 2014: 'The Great Transformation,'" said Richard Straub, president of the Peter Drucker Society Europe and director of Corporate Services and EU Affairs at the European Foundation for Management Development.
Beyond its function as a conference, the Drucker Forum has become a globally recognized platform and virtual think tank networked into a community of leading institutions, management thinkers, and practitioners to deal with fundamental questions about the future of management and its responsibility in economy and society. The dialogue is informed and animated by the writing and spirit of the late Peter F. Drucker, who is widely considered "the father of modern management."
Scrum Alliance Managing Director Carol McEwan said, "We are delighted to be a part of this conference again and believe it is an important place to be. Our organization's mission is to 'Transform the World of Work,' and there will be many discussions about how to do that at this year's conference. We welcome the discussion about changing the way people work today and in the future."
As part of its sponsorship, Scrum Alliance is pleased to offer the complimentary live stream from the Drucker Forum and encourages people to register free of charge on its website at www.scrumalliance.org to take advantage of this opportunity to see and hear the thought leaders who have come together to speak at this event.
Chaired by Harvard Business Review
Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius, the Drucker Forum will take place this year on November 13-14 in Vienna. This event gathers some of the key leaders and management thinkers from all corners of the globe to discuss their views relating to the topic "The Great Transformation — Managing Our Way to Prosperity."
About Scrum Alliance
Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance is the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community. More than 350,000 Scrum practitioners around the world have been certified by Scrum Alliance. By encouraging and supporting the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum, Scrum Alliance is transforming the world of work. It currently offers six certifications in Scrum. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit www.scrumalliance.org
About the Global Peter Drucker Forum
The Drucker Forum was launched in Vienna, Peter Drucker's city of origin, in 2009, the year of the Centennial of Peter Drucker's birth. For its 6th edition in 2014 it will attract world-class speakers such as Clayton Christensen, Gary Hamel, Roger Martin, Rita McGrath and Herminia Ibarra, as well as leading media such as the Harvard Business Review
, the Financial Times
, The Economist
and the BBC. Some 400 senior executives from all over the world, as well as a group of young leaders who qualified via a worldwide contest -- the Global Peter Drucker Challenge -- will participate in this unique conference. It is organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe, a nonprofit organization that has been established with the endorsement of the family of Peter Drucker and the Drucker Institute in Claremont, California.