Speakers at Agile Eastern Europe, season 4

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Country Ukraine
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Name Gil Zilberfeld
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Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, starting out with Logo turtles. With almost 20 years of developing commercial software, he has vast experience in software methodology and practices.

Gil is the product manager at Typemock, working as part of an agile team in an agile company, creating tools for agile developers. He promotes unit testing and other design practices, down–to–earth agile methods, and some incredibly cool tools. Gil speaks in local and international venues about unit testing, TDD, and agile practices and communication. And in his spare time he shoots zombies, for fun.

Gil blogs at http://www.gilzilberfeld.com on different agile topics, including processes, communication and unit testing.

Country Israel
Phone +972-509-577677
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Name Marcin Floryan
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I continually learn to develop better software and to develop software better, to help others do it and to share that knowledge. I enjoy working with people and working with code always striving to see the whole. I embrace values of eXtreme programming and aim to delight customers by delivering value. I like to share my passion and enthusiasm by speaking publicly to communities small and large and occasionally scribbling some thoughts at http://marcin.floryan.pl/

Country United Kingdom
Phone +447791529065
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Name Alexei Zheglov
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TBA

Country Canada
Phone +1(519)5745773
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Name Masa K Maeda, Ph.D.
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Masa is the founder and principal consultant of Valueinnova LLC (formerly Shojiki Solutions), a coaching, consulting and training business on Lean Value Innovation, Lean, Agile, Kanban, and Scrum. He has a tracking record of successful Kanban and Agile adoptions on diverse industries internationally. He is currently writing a book on Lean Value Innovation.

 

Masa is also a senior consultant with the Cutter Consortium agile practice, where he started the consortium’s Kanban service. He is one of a few Accredited Kanban Trainer-Coach by the Lean-Kanban University worldwide. He is also a CSPO and a CSM.  Masa is the founder of the Bay Area Limited WIP Society; a cofounder of the Mexico and Panama chapters of the Agile Leadership Network; a contributing Lean–agile editor for the San Francisco chapter of the PMI; and the Lean–agile editor for the Software Guru magazine. He is an internationally recognized and active figure in the agile and lean communities. Valueinnova LLC is a Charter Member of the Lean-Kanban University.

 

Previously, Masa was an associate of David J. Anderson & Associates (before becoming an associate he translated David’s book on Kanban into the Spanish). He was a founding–team member at several technology–pioneering startups: Vuze Inc, Akimbo Systems, Ingenuity Systems, When.com, and Electric Communities.  Prior to that, Masa did R&D at Apple Inc. In Japan, Masa did R&D at Justsystems (the largest Japanese software company)

 

Masa holds a PhD on artificial intelligence and software engineering from the University of Tokushima in Japan; a M. S. on intelligent systems and information science from the same university.

Country United States
Phone +1.408.316.8047
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Name Anton Zotin
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Past:
- qa;
- analyst;
- manager;
- big manager (sic!).

Present:

- certified scrum master;

- certified scrum product owner.


Future:
- agile coach.

Country Russian Federation
Phone +79031225571
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Name Nick Oostvogels
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Nick Oostvogels is an independent consultant who has worked at different companies in various industries. He helps organizations to deliver successful projects in whatever role necessary, often as a project manager or coach. Nick has 4 years of hands-on experience in agile and lean and 10 years experience in software development. He is a proud father of a daughter and twin boys, and enjoys outdoor sports such as mountain bike, running, soccer and drinking a Duvel afterwards. Nick is a regular blogger and enjoys speaking and learning at conferences.

Country Belgium
Phone +32494858884
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Name Dr. Alistair Cockburn
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Country United States
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Name Sven Röpstorff
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During his 15 years of experience in project management, Sven walked the traditional way of doing projects until he became infected with agile methodologies. Having gathered experience as Scrum Master for some time he started training and coaching people, teams and organizations to show them show to "be" agile instead of "doing"agile. From his experience the best way to convince people is not just talking about agile but making people see it, feel it, do it. He's sharing his knowledge as author, speaker and blogger as well.

Country Germany
Phone +49 151 1444 1968
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Name Henrik Kniberg
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Henrik Kniberg is an Agile/Lean coach at Crisp in Stockholm. He enjoys helping companies succeed with both the technical and human sides of software development. During the past 15 years he has been CTO of 3 Swedish IT companies and helped many more get started with Agile and Lean software development.

Henrik is former board member of the Agile Alliance and works regularly with Mary Poppendieck, Jeff Sutherland, and other thought leaders. He is the author of “Scrum and XP from the Trenches” and “­Kanban and Scrum, making the most of both” and “Lean from the Trenches“. These books are available in over 12 languages, have over 500,000 readers, and are used as primary guide to Agile and Lean software development by hundreds of companies worldwide.­

Country Sweden
Phone +46704925284
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Name François Bachmann
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Francois Bachmann is a Lean & Agile Trainer and Coach with 20 years of experience in software development, both in traditional and agile contexts.

Training and coaching teams from various business domains (industry, financial services, telecom, software shops, sports) since 2003, he has been helping companies in Switzerland and Europe improve their efficiency by transitioning to Agile Project Management.

His customers particularly appreciate the practical, results-oriented approach he shares as coach, trainer and speaker.

He is based in the Lake Geneva region and speaks fluent English, German and French.

Country Switzerland
Phone +41796686946
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Name Alexey Krivitsky
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Alexey Krivitsky is an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Java, .NET an RoR developer. 

Since 2007 has worked as an Agile coach co-owning SCRUMguides company.

Main achievements:

Full Resume is available >>> 

Country Ukraine
Phone +380503589212
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Name Stas Kalkanov
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Thought Leader and Change Angel in one of the leading software development company in Eastern Europe. Current areas of interest: Innovations and  Organizational Change management, Teams inspiration, Performance boost, Hyper-productive teams, Agile software development, Lean thinking, Lean Startup, Office life ecology and Ashtanga yoga.

Seasoned IT professional with 15+years in software development industry. Details: http://ru.linkedin.com/in/staskalkanov

Country Russian Federation
Phone +79166052191
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Name Vanessa Humphreys
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Vanessa is an innovative professional, coming from different backgrounds with a passion for coaching.

With 10 years experience in coaching and leading teams and 5 years in Project Management, Vanessa discovered agility with F-Secure and would not turn back now.

Now a Scrum Master, she can concentrate on building and coaching cross-functional teams and improve the communication across the whole organization.

Fascinated by communication and collaboration, she has held internal workshops on the subject and is the representative of the Bordeaux office in a global collaboration project.

Country France
Phone 0033786153651
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Name Sergey Dmitriev
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Strategy consultant, agile coach and Certified Scrum Trainer®.
Have been working with transformations to agile since 2005, helping organizations implement: Scrum, Kanban and Lean. 
 
 
Studied math and computer science at the University, has been working as a developer, team–lead, project manager, product manager, worked as technical responsible for the Norwegian largest search engine kvasir.no and as head of development for online classifieds portal zett.no.
Have experience leading large projects (over 100 people). Have been coaching many teams in 8 different countries.
Country Norway
Phone +4791643950
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Name Mads Troels Hansen
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Mads Troels Hansen has worked 18 years with Software Development and more than 10 years with agile techniques as Head of Development/Quality/Testing in different companies. For the last 7 years, one of his main passions has been to use Agile, Scrum and Lean to create high productive distributed teams for different companies involving teams in Eastern Europe and Asia. Currently he is working with several development teams across Denmark and Ukraine as Agile Coach, QA/Testmanager at ScanJour.

Mads is a frequent speaker at different international conferences and local events and he is active in the Danish agile community. Occasionally he is sharing thoughts and experience on twitter.com/madsth or blog.lean-agile.dk.

Country Denmark
Phone +4560353515
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Name Zuzana Sochova
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Over 11 years of commercial experiences in IT, beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and into executive management at a company provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …) that operating in mission critical and life critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.

Started with agile and Scrum back in 2005, where I was involved in implementing the agile methods at large US company operating in the medical area. From that time, I was responsible for implementation of agile and Scrum to teams in the Czech Republic operating in different areas of IT industry.

Currently I work as a trainer, consultant and coach for software organizations, support them in tailoring their agile adoption processes to company culture. I'm founder of the Czech agile community Agile Association, organizing conferences and events and sharing the agile experience all around. I’m regular speaker at international conferences. I am Managing Director of LOTOFIDEA.

Country Czech Republic
Phone +420602373307
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Name Andrea Provaglio
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I'm an independent professional in the field of software development, with almost twenty years of working experience in three different continents.

I help my clients to develop better software and to creating better development teams; and I support  individuals and teams who want to improve technically and relationally.

I had clients from many different domains, which can range from large organizations such as the European Commission in Brussels, or large multinational banks, to small and dynamic IT companies.

My work is primarily in these areas:

  • Adoption of Agile/Lean methodologies, such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP) and Kanban
  • Development of soft skills for teams and organizations
  • Software design and Design Patterns
  • Architectural assessments
  • Skill assessments

I have been a speaker at major international IT conferences, occasionally in front of audiences of 1000-2000 people, and I contributed to a few books and publications.

I currently work in Europe; I also worked for four years in the U.S. on a O-1 visa for "extraordinary abilities in Sciences".

More information is available at http://andreaprovaglio.com/about

 
Country Italy
Phone +393483325884
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Name Maxim Dorofeev
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Earned my first money by programming at the age of 13 and have been working in software engineering so far.

Started my carier in mission critical area (airborne software development) and later become Agile-adicted manager.

Country Russian Federation
Phone +7(916)537-0285
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Name Boris Volfson
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Занимается веб-разработкой и разработкой ПО с 2003 года. Начинал работать программистом в небольшой региональной софтверной фирме. С 2008 года руководитель проектов и руководитель регионального отдела разработки Softline. В 2011 стал руководителем департамента веб-разработки с несколькими десятками команд. На данный момент занимает должность CTO в компании HeadHunter. Увлекается классическими и гибкими методологиями управления проектами, организацией проектного управления, коучингом. Периодически выступет на различных конференциях.

Country Russian Federation
Phone +79651436576
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Name Michael P. O'Rourke
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With over 20 years of development, customer service management and support experience, Mr. O’Rourke has a proven record of successfully building some of the top technology companies in the software industry.  Mike O’Rourke is Vice President, Rational Strategy and Software Delivery, based in Littleton, Massachusetts, USA. In his current role, he is responsible for Product Management, Strategy, Product Marketing, Enablement, and messaging for all of Rational’s products. Previously, Mike was Vice President of Rational Development, providing executive leadership over Rational’s distributed software development business, including the Telelogic products, Architecture Management, Change and Release Management, Project and Portfolio Management and Quality Management. Mike was  also the Director of Rational Team Products where he was responsible for product development, product management and quality

Country United States
Phone 978.899.4678
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Name Michael K. Spayd
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In a word, my professional work is about transformation.  I seem to be wired to help people--and systems--change. I am drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and organization development.  

In 2010, I co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute with my business partner, Lyssa Adkins. We are fortunate to be able to travel the world (and at times, the skype-waves) teaching, mentoring and coaching Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Kanban coaches and other agile leaders. 

I have worked as an organizational change coach and consultant for 20 years, working with Fortune 500,  small businesses and non-profits. For 11 years I have specialized in technology-oriented teams and associated enterprise transformation efforts, working with nearly 100 teams in that time. I am currently writing a book for Addison-Wesley on agile enterprise coaching.

I was trained as a Team and Organizational Coach and hold a Masters degree in psychology. I also trained in Co-Active leadership, executive coaching, and organizational behavior.  I am a Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Country United States
Phone 1 (720) 300-5286
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Name Peter Thomas
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Peter Thomas is the Lead Software Engineer for the Operations IT division of UBS Investment Bank. He has been involved in agile software development since 2005 and now oversees a multi-programme agile product development stream with 20 teams, globally distributed, developing the future state middle and back office for UBS Investment Bank.

Part time developer, part time architect, part time coach, he is slightly obsessed with agile development and spends most of his time reading, writing or criticizing code (usually his own) 

Country United Kingdom
Phone +447801 740482
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Name Anna Obukhova
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Anna Obukhova has MS in Biology, Computer Science and Management. Currently she is an MBA student in Manchester Business School.

Anna is working more than 10 years in IT, initially in Software testing, later in Project/Program Management. Since 2005 she managed number of Agile (XP and Scrum) projects in manufacturing, banking, media and social networking areas.

Currently she is holding an Agile Coach role in Agile Practice department in Luxoft, collecting and sharing best industry and company practices in Agile management. Her main responsibilitiesare to help Agile teams to improve the SCRUM process and implement the transition from Waterfall to Agile in corporate environment.

As a professional business trainer, Anna is reading number of technical and management trainings and also created the software testing course in Saint Petersburg Technical University. She is sharing her Agile ideas and experience at the conferences and webinars.

Country Russian Federation
Phone +7 921 919 26 12
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Name Siddharth Somasundaram
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Siddharth Somasundaram holds a masters degree in Media Technology from Hamburg University of Technology and joined Nokia in September 2008. Currently responsible for Test Automation Infrastructure and Engineering for http://maps.nokia.com

Country Germany
Phone 004915155155462
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Name Thorsten Sturm
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Within his 20 years experience in software development and more than 10 years experience in project managment, Thorsten worked in various roles and used various methods and processes. While starting with classical ones he became more and more addicted to the agile way of looking at things. For the past years, Thorsten's focus has been on using agile approaches from the very beginning, applying Agile in the way that suits best to the customer, usually combining different principles and practices from Scrum, Kanban and FDD with traditional approaches. Being an experienced Scrum Master and Product Owner, actively coaching project teams and organizations in their transition to Agile or Lean has become Thorsten's main focus. He is also trying to share his experiences with others as an author or speaker.

 

Country Germany
Phone +49 170 938 3838
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Name Katerina Iyukhno
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За тот срок, который я занимаюсь управлением проектами по разработке ПО, я успела столкнутся с совершенно разными объемами проекта, бизнес-доменами, методологиями. Попробовав Agile, я поняла, что теперь с ним навеки. Обращаю в эту веру команду, заказчиков и вообще всех окружающих людей. В своем переходе к Agilе столкнулась с различными сложностями, из которых вынесла очень интересный опыт. Продолжаю экспериментировать.

Country Ukraine
Phone 0938068250
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Name Piotr Burdylo
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Developing IT systems since 2002. In 2004 joined TouK as a Java developer. Since then took part in projects in many roles: from a tester to a system architect to a project manager. From the dawn of time a believer in the agile values, though only found out they are actually called agile in 2008. Later on introduced Scrum and then Kanban in TouK. Currently holding a position of board member in TouK; from time to time managing projects or coding a little bit. Experienced in delivering systems for enterprises, mainly in telco and finance areas.

Really passionate about making companies work as effectively as possible. Strongly believing in simplicity and quality.

An active member of the Agile Warsaw community, and delivering there a presentation from time to time. In free time doing too much stuff - traveling a lot, diving here and there and in between - playing a guitar in a rockmetal band.

Country Poland
Phone xxx
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Name Wiktor Żołnowski
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I’m Agile Coach, Consultant and Trainer focused on process improvements and basic technical practices like TDD, BDD, Emergent Architecture and Pair Programming. During last few years I was participating and leading couple Agile transformations in various IT organisations.

I have about 6 years of experience in IT business - from Software Tester, through Programmer, QA Engineer to Scrum Master, Manager and QA Lead. Working on various projects in different methodologies like Waterfall, RUP and finally Scrum and Kanban with some XP practices I’ve learned that everything starts from the people in organisation and it’s all about their knowledge so I became Trainer. Now I'm learing Scrum and XP practices and coaching few teams in continous improvements of their technical practices.

Since I discovered something called “Agile” few years ago I’m trying convince other IT people that appropriate methodology and good practices in software development are only what they need to assure best quality for the products.

I am passionate in pragmatic approach to everything what I’m doing and I hate wastes.

Country Poland
Phone +48511170013
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Name Piotr Zolnierek
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Piotr has always had a passion for software development. He wrote his first "Hello World" 28 years ago at the age o 9.

After years of leading software projects the old waterfallish way, 

he discovered agile and has been active in exploring and evangelizing it all around the world.

He has lead many software projects in Germany, Poland, South Africa, Greece and Portugal. 

 

He is the founder and owner of anixe, a software provider for the travel industry,

who's motto is to always deliver valuable software on time.

 

Piotr has extensive experience in building reliable, highly scalable, multi-national e-commerce solutions.

He has strong leadership skills with a special focus on agile, scrum and lean software development.

 

In his current position as CTO he is responsible for identifying, tracking and implementing new technologies, 

providing best-practices and coaching to the development teams and building consensus for new technical initiatives.

At the same time as CEO he brings his vision to life for a better user experience for travelers making their bookings online.

 

In agile terms he works as a product owner and agile coach for various teams and helps them to deliver software successfully 

and make their customers happy.

Country Poland
Phone +48600482189
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Name Andrey Bibichev
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CTO at iPi Soft LLC, Moscow. Co-founder of two IT companies. Mature conference speaker. For more info please visit http://tinyurl.com/bibigine

Country Russian Federation
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Name Vladimir Primakov
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Vladimir Primakov, QA Manager at Kuadriga, Киев, Украина. Владимир в тестировании ПО более 9-ти лет и за это время он уже успел поработать на более чем 25-ти различных проектах, каждый из которых внес свой вклад и корректировку в его понимание процесса тестирования ПО в целом и относительно контекста определенного продукта и проекта.
Основное направление деятельности: Управление тестированием
Дополнительные навыки:Автоматизация и тестирование производительности

Country Ukraine
Phone +3 8 050 252 40 36
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Name Sergey Berezhnoy
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Just another pm. Actually http://anotherpm.com 

I am a project, program, people manager and a consultant in this area. 

 

Country Ukraine
Phone +380504536181
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Name Nathaniel Cadwell
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Nathaniel Cadwell has over fourteen years of strategic consulting experience in software development, Agile enablement, and change management, helping organizations achieve dramatic improvement in the efficiency of their software delivery.  In his current role, Nathaniel is an Agile Coach working closely with software development teams. He is an international speaker having presented on topics including coaching,  portfolio management, and facilitation skills at multiple venues in the United States and abroad.

Country United States
Phone 5713387709
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Name Николай Алименков
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Практикующий Java технический лидер и Scrum Master. Эксперт в разработке на Java, Agile инженерных практиках и управлении командами.

Разрабатывает на Java более 8 лет, специализируется на разработке сложных распределенных масштабируемых систем. Активный участник и докладчик многих международных конференций.

Основатель и тренер тренинг-центра XP Injection. Организатор и идеолог конференций Selenium Camp, JEEConf, XP Days Ukraine и IT Brunch. Основатель действующего "Клуба анонимных разработчиков" (uadevclub).

Country Ukraine
Phone +380961190299
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Name Anthony Marchenko
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Agile Project Manager/Consultant at Ciklum.
Anthony has more than 6 years experience in software development in different roles (QA manager, Agile Project Manager, Head of Customer Care Department, Chief Business Developer Officer, etc.).
Agile/Kanban speaker (Agile Base Camp, AgileDays, Agile India, Minsk Startup Weekends, etc.).
Entrepreneur, journalist and member of Belarusian Sport Poker Association.
Country Belarus
Phone +375 29 7607339
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Name Dmytro Mindra
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Dmytro has been developing commercial software for almost a decade, and he has an in-depth knowledge of software development lifecycle. Dmytro has been leading the development of custom Web applications for last six years using ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC , PHP and JavaScript with 20+ projects accomplished.  His primary specialization is Web development with Microsoft technologies. Software development and research is what Dmytro is really passionate of. Being conference addicted he speaks at Odessa .Net User Group, IT Jam, ITBrunch, XP Days, Agille Base Camp, Agileee, Software People and NetWork conferences.

Country Ukraine
Phone 0979114120
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Name Robin Dymond
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Robin Dymond, CST is an international trainer and consultant in Scrum, Agile, and Lean methods. Robin Dymond offers Scrum Alliance certified Scrummaster and Product Owner training, and has trained over 1000 people in Ukraine. A frequent speaker and author in the Agile community, Robin Dymond presented keynote talks at Agile Eastern Europe 2009-2010, two talks at Agile 2010 and produced the Main Stage at Agile 2009. From 2005-2007 Dymond consulted on the largest enterprise adoption of Scrum in a financial services company. He is managing partner of Innovel LLC, a Virginia based Lean Agile training and consulting company with clients in Europe, Ukraine, and the USA. He has lead Agile teams since 2002. Dymond has 22 years experience in software and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada

 

Country United States
Phone +1 804 239 4329
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Name Vasiliy Seleznev
Bio

Magento

Country Ukraine
Phone +380979154848
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Name Nataliya Trenina
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Nataliya Trenina (@natatara) has 10+ years of experience in the technology field and have played key software development roles from engineer to project manager and consultant.

Since 2009 Nataliya is an Agile Team Coach running and co-owning SCRUMguides company.

Professional Features:

  • Product development background with the main experience in corporate enterprises
  • Certified Team Coach, Certified ScrumMaster
  • Executive partner and Agile coach at the SCRUMguides LLC since 2009
  • Main producer of the Agile Eastern Europe conferences since 2009
  • Author of a series blog posts about collaboration, teamwork and social skills
  • Author of training programs: “Social Skills For Geeks”, “Software Development as The Team Game”


Professional Interests:

  • Erickson Coaching International (www.erickson.edu)
  • Deep Democracy Institute (www.deepdemocracyinstitute.org)
  • Imagine Chicago Network (imaginechicago.org)
  • NASA 4-D Network(www.4-dsystems.com)


Social Portrait:

  • dreamer & entrepreneur, coach, skier, travel abscessed & snow addicted
  • loving people, following the joy, join to the club ;)
Country Ukraine
Phone +380504126135
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Name Elvira Fayzullina
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Institute of Management Consultants (IMC-Ukraine). Project management professional (IPMA, level C); sertified management consultant (ICMCI, CMC)

Country Ukraine
Phone +380503128881
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Name Timofey Yevgrashyn
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Timofey Yevgrashyn - Trainer and Consultant on project handling the Agile way, Agile Coach, blog author at The Improved Methods. More than 11 years creates and manages software development teams.

"For years I have been participating in close work with Software Development teams. Each team, each project are unique in own way and still have common problems. By observing teams forming and further development I came to understanding what could be done better and most important how to do that.

Since 2007 I started actively sharing my experience in Agile Software Development by implementing Scrum in different teams. Through close work I helped identify and overcome dysfunctions of different kinds and different levels. Over last two years I work as a corporate Agile Coach to have regular active engagements with Agile teams.

During this time, I has accumulated considerable experience in launching new projects, "transitioning to Agile track" of existing projects and much more. By communicating and working with a lot of teams, I see different situations and it helps me to understand what is needed for people whom I educate. In my blog tim.com.ua I share interesting thoughts, ideas and personal experience." 

Timofey is the speaker on many conferences: Agile Eastern Europe, Agile Lean Europe Network, Agile Base Camp, AgileDays, ReqLabs and etc. Also the official representative of Pecha-Kucha Foundation in Kyiv and organizes PechaKucha events in 20x20 format.

Country Ukraine
Phone +380674085330