Introducing our Speakers and Programme Team for 2019

We’re delighted to bring you a great line up of speakers, workshop presenters, agile tool session hosts and facilitators. Keep an eye on this page as more speakers will soon be announced…


John Williams

CEO of the Agile Business Consortium

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Geof Ellingham

Chair of the Agile Business Consortium

Evan Leybourn

President of the Business Agility Institute


Lisa Smith

Agile Leader and former Executive at Duke Energy

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Michael Saunders

Agile and DevOps Leader at Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Case Study Presenters

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Tony Richards

Agile Coach

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Andrew Pooley

UK Reward Director Aviva

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Raj Chana

Director, Consultant and Coach JCURV

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Tony Crane

Customer Service Director, Bank of Ireland


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Simon Girvan

Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Professional

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Amir Elkabir

Project Management Team Lead, AT&T Israel

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Timm Urschinger

Entrepreneur CEO

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Dr Simon Hayward

CEO of Cirrus, Honorary Professor at Alliance Manchester Business School


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Amanda Lambert

People Director, Three UK

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Dr. Martin Davis

Transformation Consultant, formerly Agile Systems Thinking Leader, Jaguar Land Rover

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Marina Alex

Creator of SWAY, Business Agility Coach and Agile Sales Expert


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Dorien Burgers

HR Director for Albert Heijn

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Floris de Bruin

Head of Innovation and Tech at Samhoud Consultancy

Workshop and Agile Tool Session Hosts

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Leila Rao

Enterprise Lean-Agile consultant

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David Kershaw

Complex Procurement Delivery Lead

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Nick Bird

Owner of Successful CRM and Agile Enthusiast

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Belinda Waldock

Agile Consultant, Author and Qualified Business Coach


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Kubair Shirazee

Agile Player-Coach

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Stephen Parry

Author of Sense and Respond, CEO Lloyd Parry Intl, Business Agility Expert

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Bjarte Bogsnes

Senior Advisor Performance Framework at Equinor, Chair Beyond Budgeting Roundtable

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John Barratt

Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)


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Karim Harbott

Agile Trainer, Executive Coach and Founding Partner of Agile Centre Ltd

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Scott Hutcheson

PhD Lecturer at Purdue University, Associate Director, Purdue Agile Strategy Lab and Author of Strategic Doing

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James Dwan

Associate Partner, Catalyst Consulting


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Pia-Maria Thoren

Inspiration Director and Agile People Coach

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Alize Hofmeester

Founder of TwinXter and the People Journey Circle 

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Neil Walker

Associate Partner, Catalyst Consulting

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Principal at Dan North & Associates

Anna Urbaniak

Agile and Lean Transformation Coach

Maryam Umar

Head of Quality, Thought Machine

Gabrielle Patrick

Head of Delivery Optimisation, Deutsche Bank


Pam Ashby

Facilitator Coordinator for the Agile Business Conference. Communications Strategist, Agile Marketer and Certified Coach

Adrian Proszczuk

B2P and DTC Portfolio Manager at Diehl Controls

Adina Tarry

AI Strategist & Coach, Business Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Visiting Lecturer

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Kathy Berkidge

Agile Coach, Trainer and Mindfulness Teacher


Adam Mitchell

Lead Solutions Developer at Anglia Ruskin University

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Ranjit Sidhu

Agile Transformation Specialist

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Chris Hearson

Agile and Scrum Coach and Trainer

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Lasse Borris-Sorensen

Senior Agile Coach


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Stephen Morris

Agile Facilitator and Consultant

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Iwona Winiarska

Agile Delivery Manager at Automation Logic

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Chris Holt

Project Management Consultant

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Dr. Serhiy Kovela

Senior Lecturer Kingston University


Fiona Timms

Transformational Change Manager experienced in the introduction of agile working practices

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Sriharsha B

Agile Care Taker

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Rod Willis

Director and Co-founder of Assentire Ltd

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Andrea Lakeman-Ford

Scrum Master, Lloyds Banking Group PLC


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Dr. Lorin Kocu

Project Portfolio Manager

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Philippe Guenet

Systemic Coach (ORSC), Complexity & Systems Thinker, Delivery Manager

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Craig Jones-Stanley

Agile Coach & Transformation Specialist

Steve Wells

Agile Coach