Allison Pollard helps people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Allison enjoys mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.
Blaine is a Certified Disciplined Agile Professional (CDAP) and CSM, working in Victoria. He has been consulting in Western Canada since 1980. His current passion is developing Agile training for post-secondary students.
Business analyst and occasional UX analyst. Working primarily in government and larger enterprise projects.
Extensive IT project management experience including Agile Scrum Master for multiple government projects to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365
Organizational hacker, Agile software engineer, at Shaw Communications.
Ed has been involved in the Information Technology industry for many years in roles extending from programmer to national senior I.T. management. By night Ed is a Lead Instructor at BCIT in the School of computing for Part Time Studies. By day Ed runs his own consulting practice, operating mainly as an Agile Transformation Specialist, working with many companies in the Vancouver area.
Passionate Software Tester. Agile Enthusiast. Lifelong Learner.
Jono (rhymes with Bono) runs Philia software which does React, Redux, Typescript , and Vue training for Alberta based enterprises. Training mostly funded by the government.
Laura Skosnik has been in technology much longer than she would like to say. As a pre-teen, she created small programs for businessmen. As a developer, she was part of one of the earliest web teams in Vancouver for BC TEL. She has provided professional services on many top clients including Nintendo, P90x, Walmart, Intel and Pfizer. She had the opportunity to work in Dubai and teach Arabic women beginners Java. She also co-founded a web services company (AGLOBALWAY) and had her own consulting company (Thinking Maven). She was an Agile PMO at CA Technologies in the API Management division. Laura volunteers with PMI internationally and Canada Learning to Code. She recently joining AWS Professional Services team as the first Engagement Manager in Canada. In her free time, she goes for walks with her chef husband Andy and dog Bela Lugosi.
Laurie Reeves is an Account Executive with Quartech. She has an extensive solution delivery background and overseeing multiple agile projects.
Seasoned Agile facilitator, guide and advisor with a broad set of global experiences. Currently running Alluvial Management Consulting, a provider of training, coaching and transformation services. Also organizer for the Agile Victoria Meet-up.
Long time coach and trainer, specializing in agile, lean, technical practices, and unconscious behaviour (why we do what we do)
I have been Agile since 2003 having worked for ThoughtWorks for most of that time, I just never knew “the other way”. Hope to bring some of that experience to the conference and share some war stories with you all.
I was already a professional coach and trainer when I collided – happily – with Agile at my first open space. I’m on a mission to help people create working environments that unleash the best in people and let them flourish. I look forward to exploring that when we meet.
Tara Hartley is a proud public servant who danced around the edges of Agile Scrum before fully embracing it. Faced with the prospect of going back, she realises how fully it has become part of the way she works.
Agile coach (CSM), developer and entrepreneur converted from program manager role in big software development waterfall. I give scrum in a nutshell talks to developers, designers and students learning web and mobile development. Creating a friendly, open and pleasant work place for team members is the most important goal for me as CSM.
Waldemar is a German fellow who recently moved to Canada from Germany. He is an Agile enthusiast helping organizations in their Agile Transformation with coaching on team- and program level. He enjoys mentoring and coaching individuals to become great Scrum Masters or Leaders. He also supports Agile communities to grow. Waldemar loves the nature doing hikes and MTB.