Birmingham, B2 5EP
Agile in the City: Birmingham is a practical agile development conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry.
The conference has a strong practical focus and attracts industry practitioners and decision-makers who want to improve their success with agile and lean methods.
The event provides two days of inspiring agile and lean learning from a dynamic mix of stimulating keynotes and practitioners working on the front line of the industry.
We’re excited to announce our keynote speakers for Agile in the City: Birmingham: Jenni Jepsen, Kate Gray & Chris Young.
Partner at goAgile
Jenni Jepsen is a partner at goAgile, a Denmark-based Agile consulting firm, where her focus in on helping people deliver value faster and create lasting change.
By getting to the core of WHY Agile works and helping people thrive through change, organisations become Agile – increasing motivation, effectiveness and transparency.
Jenni has extensive experience in change leadership and communications, and integrates NeuroLeadership concepts into her coaching, training and sparring with leaders at every level. She consults and speaks worldwide about leadership, teams, and how to make Agile work.
Kate began her career in US national politics. Since that time, her professional experience has focused on business strategy and growth, along with marketing, brand and communications strategy drawing on the fundamentals she learned in Washington, DC.
She has consulted with and held board-level roles at global and national businesses, worked with investors across their portfolios, and spent time at start-ups and early stage companies. Her sector experience includes technology, pharmaceutical, media, luxury travel, FMCG and omni-channel retail.
She’s currently working on an enterprise agile transformation programme at a major financial services company. Free time is spent mentoring start-ups in a number of sectors and women interested in working in tech.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris has been leading engineering teams since 1999. He was pivotal in the BBC’s adoption of Agile in 2000-2001. Since then he has worked for broadcasters and platform owners including Dish Network in the US and Deutsche Telekom in Europe.
He led the development team for the YouView Set Top Box User Interface and headed up engineering for YouTube’s largest Content Network outside the US. He is now CTO of Honeycomb TV Ltd.
He is an active member of the Lean/Agile/DevOps community speaking at Meet Ups and conferences across Europe including GOTO Berlin, Agile Cambridge, CukeUp and QCon.
For more information and to register to attend click here.
Please note that if you are an Innovation Birmingham Campus Member you can get 15% off the ticket price, contact Keerti for the discount code on firstname.lastname@example.org.