Lightning Talk: How to Land Your First Job as a Scrum Master
Stacey knows what it’s like to be a marketer, after all she’s one of the few agile coaches and trainers that got her start there. After graduating from Journalism school, she worked as a content writer, strategist, director and adjunct marketing professor. She became passionate about agile as a better way to work in 2012 when she experimented with it for an ad agency client. Since then she has been a Scrum Master, agile coach and has helped with numerous agile transformations with teams across the globe. Stacey speaks at several agile conferences, has more certs to her name than she can remember and loves to practice agile at home with her family.
Session: Drive Your Career through LinkedIn
Due to his passion for work, Igor Bobryk has a great interest in employment topics. Anything that has to do with HR and particularly with recruiting, employer branding and candidate experience gets him excited, which is why he also enjoys blogging about these topics. And since work is such an important aspect of his life, LinkedIn couldn’t be but his favorite social media platform, which he uses to share insights and ideas. Igor has worked in various settings and HR positions, and currently works at Hack The Box as Talent Acquisition Specialist, contributing to the scaling of the company.
Session: Intereview to Offer Secret: Doctor Frame Technique
Nada Buhendi is an IT Consultant with 15 years-experience in agile roles including agile transformation coach, scrum master, and product owner. As well, she has coached technology professionals at Scotiabank, RBC, Deloitte, Accenture, and Slalom Consulting build their confidence, hit the ground running and ensure job success. Nada transitioned to becoming a certified senior professional career coach, because she discovered and unleashed her own awesome to learn that her North Star is helping clients who are burned out take their career to the next level. She loves being of service to others (as any rock-solid Agile Coach is!) and one of her greatest joys is helping others create their purpose.
Session: Using Agile to Build Your Career & Stay Relevant in an Ever-Changing Job Market
Natal helps you co-create awesome places to work. Following over a decade in senior HR roles, Natal is seen as a pioneer in Agile HR, and helps organisations build amazing employee experience, like a customer journey, full of moments that matter for their people and brand. In 2016 Natal hosted the first Agile HR Meetup in London, which has since grown into a regular worldwide event. A year later she co-founded the Agile HR Community and has recently published the book, Agile HR. Now, through PXO Culture, Natal is focused on modernising HR and people practices for the 21st Century.
Lightning Talk: Humans are hard, Code is easy
Tom Henricksen is a problem-solving technology professional. He has worked in various roles in technology for over twenty years. Tom has learned how to solve the challenging issues in technology and lead technical teams. He can help you develop those skills too!
Lightning Talk: 100+ Agile Coaches interviewed: Here’s what you can learn!
Jem's first daily Scrum was in 2005. Since then, he has coached over 150+ teams in lots of different environments. He brings his compassion & lived experience to his roles. Seeking to first understand the nature of the challenges, he *then* explore the means which might be Agile. His time is split between Coaching & Teaching. As a seasoned speaker, Jem knows how to engage an audience.
Session: Job Hunting for Diversity and Inclusion
Monica Moody, is a certified Scrum Master, with over 15 years of experience in Talent. In her career, she has focused on Diversity & Inclusiveness initiatives in support of the overall people strategy. She has experience across the full talent lifecycle aligning strategic people priorities to business objectives. Monica has served in leadership roles within Talent Acquisition and Talent Development working in the nonprofit, professional services and high tech industries. She is dedicated to building workplaces where people can perform at their highest and be their authentic selves. Monica is also certified in Agile Talent (ICP-TAL), Change Management for HR (CMHR), Diversity Recruiting (CDR) and Integrated Talent Management (ITM).
Lightning Talk: Path from PM to Scrum Master
Manjit is the founder and President of Agilious, a technology consulting firm specializing in applying Agile-Lean methods to help organizations accelerate their business agility. He has been participating on Agile projects since 2000, and has led Agile and Lean adoption and implementations for a diverse array of clients, both public sector and commercial, including several Fortune 500 clients. Manjit conducts agile and Scrum trainings and is active as an Enterprise Agile Coach. Manjit holds several agile certifications: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), ICAgile Agile Coach Expert (ICP-ACE), and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS).
Session: 3 Steps to Launch Your Agile Career
Fadi Stephan is the founder of Kaizenko, a Scrum Alliance® Registered Education Provider (REP) that provides Scrum training and Agile coaching to help teams and organizations transform, innovate, and deliver impactful products. Fadi is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) and Agile Coach with more than twenty years of experience at startups, government agencies, and Fortune500 companies across various sectors including financial, hospitality, and homeland. Fadi's expertise is in product development, agile adoption, and digital transformations. Fadi is also the co-organizer of Washington DC’s largest Scrum User Group (DCSUG). When Fadi is not training or coaching he enjoys skiing and cycling.