Nanda Lankalapalli - Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
Nanda Lankalapalli is CEO of PowerAgile. He has been involved in software development since 1992. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, he has expert level knowledge in Agile and Scrum and as a Software Architect, he has expert level technical skills on Agile Engineering Practices. With this combination, Nanda helped individuals, Teams and Organisations in their Agile journey.
Nanda trained thousands of people and coached large scale transformations. He founded Agile Hyderabad user group and organises meet-ups and conferences to serve the agile community.
Rama Brahmam Aleti - Director, Think Design Collaborative
As a Co-founder & Director - Experience Design, at Think Design Collaborative, Rama has been instrumental in developing the company into a leading, world-class UX Design and Innovation Consultancy. As part of the core team, Rama helps in driving the company’s strategy, business and mentor its overall growth.
He heads a team of over 90 Designers and has implemented 200+ UX projects in multiple domains such as - Finance, Education, Healthcare, Telecom, E-Commerce, and Entertainment. The companies include several Fortune companies, MNCs and startups.
In addition to leading the practice at Think Design, Rama also conducts workshops on Design Thinking, Experience Design & Innovation. Rama is a regular speaker for Product Conclave at NASSCOM Events; a warm association that has seen him conducts six such workshops.
He has also been invited by IIM-A, Indian School of Business (ISB), Unicom and conducted numerous Design workshops within India, North America and South America. Rama recommends initiating Design through workshop(s) by inviting all stakeholders who can participate and hence collaborate in the solutioning process. He believes ‘Design Driven Innovation’ is the future and is certain that most of the businesses in this connected world will use it as a tool to stay ahead in business and innovation.
Rama is a Post Graduate from the prestigious National Institute of Design (NID) after doing his Graduation in Applied Arts from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU). An ardent Design background is what enables Rama to extend his expertise to Strategic Design, Experience Design and Design Thinking.
Is a seasoned agile coach and a hands on technologist with experience as a serial entrepreneur and Technology Leader at Yahoo, Amazon and Google. As an Agile Coach helped over 15 large organisations in enterprise agile transitions with teams ranging from 60 to about 1200 member organisations. Has taught over 2500 students concepts of Agile, XP, Scrum, Pair Programming, Agile Testing, TDD, BDD and CI/CD and also implemented them in the organisations he worked in.
Having worked in Entrepreneurial and Large Internet Innovators, is very keen on aspects of building strong agile teams and helping teams through the mind set changes to achieve hyper innovation and continuous learning.
Sapna Grover - Sr. Director, Pega Systems
Sapna Grover is a thought Leader with wealth of technical and organizational skills acquired over the past 20+ years. She is a blend of visionary & executionist, with a “can do” attitude in every situation!
As one of the founding members of Pega India, Sapna was instrumental in setting the operations and leading large engineering teams. Currently she heads the Product Management division in India. Sapna’s previous experiences are of a diverse nature, from lead developer in startup to scientist in Defence Research &Development Organization (DRDO).
Sapna is a firm believer of Leading by example. She sets a high bar for herself and for her team members. Sapna holds a Masters in IT from Harvard. She was awarded the University gold medal during Engg in India and masters at Harvard. She also holds an Advanced Management Certification from Kellogg’s & ISB.
Karan Tiwari - Agile Evangelist, Wipro
Anu Khendry is an independent Coach, Consultant & Trainer in the areas of Agile Methodologies, Project Management and Software Process Improvement. An IT professional with over 28 years of experience; Anu worked full time for 22 of those years in organizations such as Satyam and Anurag (DRDO).
Some of the organizations that Anu has worked with as an independent Agile consultant and trainer since October 2010 are Alcatel Lucent, Apollo, Barclays, Dell, HSBC, Intel, MYOB, Qualcomm, RBS, SGS, Standard Chartered, Virtusa, Deutsche Bank and Visa, as well as several start-ups. As an independent consultant, she is today working with clients in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & the United States.
Anu has a MS in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and a BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani. She is certified as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilist, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Accredited Certified Coach (ACC), Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She holds a Certificate of Global Business Leadership from U21Global and Harvard Business School Publishing. She also has two research papers published in IEEE publications
Suresh, has nearly 20 years of experience in software development, project management, large program management, Agile coaching, Agile training and organizational transformation. His experience, especially with BFSI enterprises, spans globally across India, USA, Netherlands, France, China, Belgium and Sweden.
He is an active volunteer and speaker at global and local Agile conferences such as Global Scrum Gathering Bangalore 2016, Global Scrum Gathering Singapore 2017, Agile Testing Conference 2017, Agile Tours and meetups. He is the founder of Agile Mumbai chapter.
Ranjith Tharayil - Speaker, Software Craftsman, SolutionsIQ
Ranjith Tharayil is an accomplished innovator, software craftsman and an inspirational servant leader, with over a decade's experience in the software industry. He is currently the Head of Technology Consulting, SolutionsIQ and specializes in strategizing and planning DevOps transformation. He is a popular conference speaker and in 2016 he was appointed by Association for Computing Machinery as ACM distinguished speaker for a term of 3 years. He is also a founding member of one of the fastest growing agile technical community in India, www.agiletechnicalgroup.org . Ranjith has been an integral part of the R & D departments in large scale product companies and has authored 8 patents and several publications across different domains he has touched.
Devesh Chanchlani - Agile & DevOps Coach, Steer Lean Consulting
Devesh Chanchlani is a passionate programmer and technology enthusiast. Devesh has Coached, Trained and even Lead multiple organisations during their Agile transformation journeys. He relishes coaching teams to embrace, scale and sustain eXtreme Programming (XP) and DevOps practices at enterprise scale. He has also founded "Steer Lean Consulting" with the vision of helping organisations to focus on enhancing Business Value and building entrepreneurial culture within, grooming and supporting internal folks to shape key initiatives. Twitter: @devesh_ch
Vivek Ganesan - Author, Agile Coach, SolutionsIQ
Vivek Ganesan is the author of the book Blameless Continuous Integration and a secret ‘superhero’ at SolutionsIQ who helps organizations, teams and individuals to be better and happier than they are. He
lives in Hyderabad and spends his leisure time envisioning and writing about technology and agile software development and sometimes, singing in his bathroom.
Vivek is an agile practitioner. He is a Certified Agile Coach, SAFe Agilist, Certified Scrum
Professional (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a learner and a public speaker too. He spoke at Agile India 2015, Discuss Agile Conferences, XP Conference, Business Agility Roadshow 2017, BizDevOps Master Webinar Series, etc.
Vivek is an open-source enthusiast and has contributed to open-source projects like Mozilla.org, Hadoop, HBase, Karma, etc. He also authored some tutorials in the Community Tutorials section of Hortonworks Sandbox VM.
Bhargav Ram Vedula - IT Prog Proj Sr Advisor, Dell International Services
Is a hands-on and result oriented in IT with Software Quality and Agile experience. Honored with Certified Scrum Professional, and SAFe Agilist certifications. Is an enthusiastic agilist supporting voluntary in various agile communities for learning as Master of Ceremonies, Speaker, Organizer for Indian Scrum Enthuciastic Community, HYDSPIN, and Agile Hyderabad. IT industry experience spans over 13 years with the last 4 plus years in growing agile practices. Is involved in coaching the teams and senior management in driving teams to work collaboratively and also management to infuse agile values and principles. Can be connected on Linkedin @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhargav-ram-45b26791/
Jitendranath Guptha - Director at Winshuttle
Naveen Kumar Singh - Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)
Naveen is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Scrum.org and Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Trainer. He is having 20 years of experience in software development and have worked with many organizations including Xerox, Cognizant and Convergys. Naveen is Certified LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) Practitioner and have helped organizations in large scale agile adoption. He is one of the early adopter of DevOps practices and teaches DevOps culture, practices and tools to development team and operation team.
Naveen focus more on agile engineering practices and support development team in learning and adopting engineering practices such as Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Pair Programming, DevOps, Emergent Design, Specification by Examples, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Agile Testing etc.
Sasnka Kiran Ravula - Certified Agile Coach
Sasnka Kiran Ravula is working as an Agile Consultant at a leading MNC. He is ICAgile Certified Agile Coach, Certified Kanban Professional, Certified SAFe Agilist (SA), Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Developer.
Sasnka Kiran has excellent experience in kanban and scrum based agile transformations as well as coaching teams on agile practices and facilitating agile workshops. He firmly believes that learning is a life long journey and strives to keep himself updated with latest technological trends.
Sateesh Rudraraju - Enterprise Agile Coach, CDK Global
Sateesh Rudraraju is a passionate Agile Coach and enthusiast agile believer, who is currently working in CDK Global (India) Private Limited (Formerly known as ADP Dealership services).
He started his software development journey as Device driver developer back in 2004. Known for his expertise in driving the adoption and enforcement of agile rules in teams and fostering self-management and Capable of building high performing teams by mentoring the best engineering practices. He is involved in coaching scrum masters, product owners and senior management across geographies. Have been part of agile transformation across teams spanned India, UK, China, Spain, Finland, Middle-East and South Africa. He is Certified Scrum Practitioner, SAFe Agilist, Green Belt Certified Lean Practitioner and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.
Swarn Singhvi - Enterprise Agile Consultant, Verizon
Around 8+ years of experience in IT Services ( in Application Software Development, Maintenance
and Production Environment & Project Management ).
• Change agent leader for the entire org
• Currently part of Process Excellence Group in verizon, mainly responsible to act as an enabler across multiple portfolios , helping multiple project teams across the org to adopt best practices on Agile and Six Sigma.
• Facilitate and mentor the project teams on regular basis .
• Worked in Tech M as an Agile coach/ Scrum master .
• Certified Professional [ SAFe Agilist ( Scaled Agile Framework Certified Agilist) Scrum Master Certified ; Project management PRINCE2 Certified
• Rich almost 4 years of experience in Agile Methodology ,helping clients with presentations to
transform into Agile methodology from waterfall model.
• Part of 3 RFP's to bag a deal for the successful transformation approach from waterfall to Agile methodology .
• Experience in Distributed and Collocated Agile Coaching.
• Experience in Counseling and Training people on Agile Methodology and practices.
Venkat Ramana Kaza - Senior Program Manager, ProgressSoft
Venkata Ramana Kaza is a seasoned software product development professional with over 17 years of experience. In his career, he performed various roles including Release Engineer, Project Manager, Development Manager, Program Manager, Scrum Master, Release Master, Agile Coach, QA Manager and Product Manager. His key skill is in program management and had been practicing agile methodologies for the past 12 years. He is currently working as General Engineering Manager with Progress Software. In his role, he successfully executed geographically distributed projects which involved resources from multiple departments and regions. At Progress Hyderabad, he transformed all the teams to adopt and practice agile in a well-organized and successful manner. He proposed and implemented several process improvements within the organization which helped them swiftly embrace change and make faster release cycles for the cloud-based products. Prior to Progress, he worked for ten and half years with Cordys (now OpenText). He is a Certified SAFe Agilist and is an active member of Agile Hyderabad community.