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Agile 2014 Program and Speakers Announced

The Agile Alliance has announced the speaker lineup and program for the Agile 2014 conference being held in Orlando, FL, USA from 28 July to 1 August and for the Agile Executive Forum which runs in parallel on 28 July. 

Mitch Lacey, Agile 2014 Conference chair said

This year we received nearly 1,100 submissions for just over 200 speaking slots, Narrowing down the selection was a very difficult task, as there were so many great proposals. In the end, we've chosen the sessions we believe will spark important conversations, generate transformative ideas and advance the leading edge of Agile thought.

The conference is made up of 17 tracks covering  all aspects of agile delivery from leadership and management to coaching, development, testing and devops. The full program can be found here.

The Stalwarts track which was an experiment at Agile 2013 has returned:

Stalwarts bridges the gap between introductory sessions and advanced sessions, focusing on specific, real-time questions, challenges, dilemmas, and issues that attendees bring to the conference. Experienced agile/lean practitioners - folks who have been in the trenches for many years, who wrote the books, maintained useful blogs, created the methods and approaches, coached the coaches - show up for a focused conversation with the audience. No prepared slides or talks, just spontaneous dialogue with you about your real challenges and questions.

The stalwarts for 2014 are

  • Ken Schwaber
  • David Hussman
  • Linda Rising
  • Lisa Crispin
  • Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson
  • Esther Derby
  • Rachel Davies
  • Kenneth S. Rubin


The Agile Executive Forum is colocated with the Agile 2014 conference, running on Monday 28 July.

Heidi Musser, Executive Forum Conference Co-Chair said

The Agile Executive forum is an experience that's invaluable for executives seeking insight into the Agile world, and the theme this year is particularly relevant--Achieving Enterprise Agility.  Enterprise Agility is a true measure of the ability of the entire organization to respond rapidly to change. 
The year's speaker line up is one of the most impressive so far, and will give attendees the opportunity to interact with peers who have done what they're thinking about doing, and can provide insight to help make decisions based on experience

Seakers at the Executive Forum include

  • Mark Wanish, Senior Vice President, Bank of America : Idea to Implementation - A Full, Lean Agile Transformation
  • Brian Timmeny, Director of IT, United Healthcare : Our Transformative Journey to Agility
  • Jimmy Stead, Senior Vice President of Digital Products and Services, Frost Bank : What Helped a 146 Year-Old Company Successfully Transform to Agile Delivery
  • Matt Anderson, Director-PMO, Cerner Corporation : Sustaining an Enterprise Agile Transformation
  • Mark Hurst, Founder, Creative Good : Including Customers in Agile Enterprise

The whole program can be found here.


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