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Keynotes

Abhi Nemani             Gene Kim             TIM LISTER

We are honored to host three unique leaders who exemplify Agility as a mindset, and bring perspectives, experienc,e and understanding of Agile as a culture.  Learn how they apply Agile practices, principles, processes and tools throughout their cycles of success.

 Abhi Nemani 

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Abhi Nemani (Chief of Staff) has worked closely with technology firms, political organizations, and local governments, focusing on leveraging technology to grow their impact. At the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, he led a 30-person research team to increase transparency and efficiency in governance using technology, and at various political organizations, including the Center for American Progress and Young Democrats of America, he has organized national outreach and mobilization campaigns.  At Google, he pioneered an innovative strategy to leverage social media.

As a designer, editor, and developer, Abhi has extensive experience creating popular and award-winning websites, magazines, graphics, and publications. He graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with an honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

http://codeforamerica.org/author/abhi/
http://aaehq.com/people/abhi-nemani
http://www.linkedin.com/in/anemani

Gene Kim

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Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author.  He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win."  Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment.  He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes.

In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

Now available! "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win"
http://itrevolution.com/books/phoenix-project-devops-novel/
http://www.realgenekim.me

Tim lister

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Tim Lister is a principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc., based in the New York office. He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing. Currently he is working on tailoring software development processes using software risk management techniques. He has been an invited speaker at the Agile Development Conference three times. Tim was a guest lecturer on software risk management at the Stanford University School of Business, and gave the Dean’s Lecture at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He was a member of the Airlie Software Council, a group of industry consultants, advising the DoD on best practices for software development and acquisition, and is a member of the Cutter Business Technology Council, as well as a Cutter Fellow. 

Tim, along with the other 5 Principals at the Guild, is co-author of Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior, (Dorset house, 2008). He is co-author with Tom DeMarco of the text, Waltzing With Bears: Managing Software Project Risk, (Dorset House, 2003), which won the Jolt Award for best general computing text in 2003-2004. Tim and Tom are also co-authors of Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, 3rd ed. (Addison-Wesley, 2013). Peopleware has been translated into ten languages. Tim Lister and Tom DeMarco are also co-editors of Software State-of -the-Art: Selected Papers, a collection of 31 of the best papers on software published in the 1980’s (Dorset House, 1990).  The two partners have also produced a video entitled Productive Teams, also available through Dorset House.

Tim Lister has over 40 years of professional software development experience. Before the formation of the Atlantic Systems Guild, he worked at Yourdon Inc. from 1975 to 1983. At Yourdon he was an Executive Vice President and Fellow, in charge of all instructor/consultants, the technical content of all courses, and the quality of all consultations.

Tim Lister lives in Manhattan.  He holds an A.B. from Brown University, and is a member of the I.E.E.E. and the A.C.M.  He also serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software and software services, and has served as an expert witness in litigation proceedings involving software problems.

http://www.systemsguild.com/trl.htm
http://www.cutter.com/meet-our-experts/tlbio.html

 

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