Speakers



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 Keynote Speakers.

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Naresh Jain 
Naresh Jain is an internationally recognized Technology & Product Development Expert.Currently Naresh is building two tech-startup and mentoring various other startups in India. Part of his time is also dedicated to help Software companies as an Agile/Lean Coach/Consultant. From Organizational Transformation to enhanced Developer productivity, Naresh helps organizations embrace, scale, sustain and go beyond the essential Agile and Lean thinking. Naresh is the Chair for the Agile India 2015 Conference, largest conference on Agile and Lean in Asia.
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 Tathagat Varma {VP – Strategic Process Innovations & HR ,[24]7 Innovation Labs}

Tathagat is  engaged in software product development since 1991 with few of the leading organizations in the industry across technical, leadership and business roles. During this time, he has built and managed high-revenue engineering teams and worked extensively in multicultural environments.

 
 

 Session Speakers.

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Prasad Prabhakaran {Principal Consultant at Infosys}

More than 15 years of experience in working with large IT organizations. Hands-on experience in setting up and transforming IT organizations in the people, process and tools & technology dimensions. Experienced in result oriented CIO /CTO coaching and consulting in the areas of ‘change’ and ‘run’ programs of Enterprise. IT4 IT Strategists, Enthusiastic Agile coach, leads by example. Managed and led large teams that were multi-site, multi-continent located in US, India and China.
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  Sanjaya Kumar Saxena{Consultant ,GrayPE Systems (P) Limited}

 Sanjaya has been a leading creative thinker in the software industry for over to two and a half decades. His areas of interest include process excellence,  quality, and information security. Currently he is pursuing Quantitative Analysis & Decision Sciences (QUADS). Post last Agile Noida confrence it actually led Sanjay  to think as to how decision science can be applied to agile practice And from the great interest & response of the audience that he received, he decided to invest more time in researching on this subject.This resulted in creation of a tool for agile requirements engineering. 
   
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 Savita Pahuja{ Agile Coach, Trainer, Visionary Blogger, Speaker and Connoisseeur}

 Savitha has extensive experience in working with Agile methods ,Scrum Implementations, engineering practices and visual discovery methods.She is one of the first Certified Kanban Methodologists in India, an expert in Kanban, lean and other visual discovery methods.She has implemented Scrum in web application based projects, Mainframe projects and java enterprise solutions with distributed model and scaled environment.

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Jayaprakash Prabhakar{Agile Coach and Evangelist ,McAfee}

JayaPrakash has  around 18 years of rich experience in Software Development, Software Testing and Agile coaching / Training.Assertive and goal oriented Agile Coach, Evangelist and Senior Engineering Manager at McAfee.He is a part of Agile Transformation Team at McAfee, which is responsible for driving Agile initiatives at McAfee worldwide.

puneetS  Puneet Sachdev{ Enterprise Architect at NIIT Technologies}

 Technical evangelist and mentor with strong belief in Open Source and Agile practices. Professional Scrum Master and an agile coach. Has spearheaded the “Global Agile” movement in NIIT Technologies, which has resulted in Agile becoming the methodology of choice for NIIT Technologies and its customers. Puneet has also coached multiple Agile programs into achieving Agile benefits of embracing change with shorter time to market in a multi -shore scenario.

  

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 Pinaki Mukherjee{ Manager SCM, Thomson Reuters}
“Techie, traveler, photographer, adventure sports enthusiast, Pinaki is a man of many passions. From tweaking device drivers to graphic designing, he has worked on a wide range of domains. He has been implementing Agile concepts and processes since the past 10 years now. At present he leads an enthusiastic team at Thomson Reuters which takes care of Build and Release Management of the Search Platform of Thomson Reuters.When not firefighting at office, he is off to the forest or to a crowded bazaar, looking for that perfect shot. He travels the country extensively on the lookout for the next adventure. A certified paraglider and scuba diver, he is currently trying his hands at underwater photography.He firmly believes that his creative and technical pursuits are not mutually exclusive but are indeed complimentary, and he won’t   give up one for the other.
 
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Atul Sharma {Program Manager – NIIT Technologies Ltd.}
Atul Sharma (CSP, CSM, and PMI ACP) is engaged in software development since 1997 and is an agile coach and  Transformational leader. Atul has been engaged in agile development projects from more than 6 years in large scale agile  implementations across multiple projects. He has also been involved in organizational level agile initiatives and also  published  white paper on agile. He is a certified Change Leader, transformational leader for http://www.upyourservice.com/   transforming hundreds of NIITians for uplifting service culture. He loves and practices Yoga, Meditation, and running  marathon.

 

 mkCommander Manish Tyagi 
 Commander (Retd) Manish K Tyagi comes with  diversified cross functional experience in the Indian Navy spread over operations & maintenance, training & development of highly skilled cross cultural teams, organisation strategy, conflict management, etc. He is known for his ‘nerves of steel’ in extremely challenging & adverse conditions that the sea throws at any warship. He is now engaged as a Consultant Marine Business with Sudhir Gensets Ltd and concurrently pursues his passion for training & coaching. As a trainer, Manish has been recognized for creating stimulating and interactive learning environments, encouraging participation and individual creativity. He loves playing golf  and  is currently helping important customers within and outside the country towards transformation . 

shekhar  Sekhar Burra{Agile Coach at ADP}

 Sekhar is currently an Agile Coach at ADP, Hyderabad with 13+ years of IT industry experience. He is also reviewer and contributor of the book titled “The Human Side of Agile”, authored by Gil Broza.  He is a member of the editorial board “www.transition2agile.com” He achieved top 5% (9th rank world wide) for the Best Business Strategy from BSGonline.  He hold various certifications like PMP, CSP, CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP, ITIL v3 Foundation and Six Sigma Green Belt. He also a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from XLRI.

 

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 Ritu Mehta{Director Product Development at Pitney Bowes}

  Ritu Mehta, working as a Director Product development and heading the Agile adoption at Pitney Bowes India office. She has  10+ years experience on Agile and a certified scrum professional. She is  working on Lean principles from around five years now.

 Shrikant Vashistha{Global Logic}shrikanth
 ShriKant Vashishtha is a generalist who has remained active thought leader in Agile and technology spaces. He has worked in very large-scale projects as an architect for Fortune 50 customers and also worked as an Agile coach for large portfolios. He is frequent speaker in many Agile and technical events and has been publishing blogs on http://www.agilebuddha.com apart from Globallogic blogs. His current interest areas are Lean Startup, Scaled-Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Acceptance Test Driven Development.

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