Agile Summit 2017 Speakers

Uncle Bob

Robert C. Martin

Co-author of the Agile Manifesto

Sponsored by AA-4PRINT

Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) has been a programmer since 1970.  He is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, a Chicago based Software Consulting firm.  Co-founder of , offering on-line video training for software developers.  And founder of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC, offering software consulting, training, and skill development services to major corporations worldwide.

Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Team Lead UnrulyX

Author of the first book on Agile Coaching, Rachel Davies is expert in Agile approaches to software development especially Extreme Programming (XP). Rachel began her career as a software engineer and still enjoys the combination of creativity and problem solving involved in writing computer programs. Her current role is Product Development Team Lead at Unruly in London. where teams have been applying XP to develop new products in the rapidly evolving market of social video advertising for 11 years.


Sandro Mancuso

Software craftsman @ Codurance

Software craftsman, co-founder of Codurance, author of The Software Craftsman, and founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC). Sandro has been coding since a very young age but only started his professional career in 1996. He has worked for startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancy companies, and investment banks.


Rachel Laycock

Head of Technology for N.America @ ThoughtWorks

Rachel is the Head of Technology for North America at ThoughtWorks and is based in New York. She has over 14 years of experience in software delivery, having worked on a wide range of technologies and the integration of many disparate systems. At ThoughtWorks, she has coached teams on Agile and Continuous Delivery technical practices.


Steve McDonald

Head of Software Development @ Tesco

Steve has 17 years’ experience building software, leading teams and transforming organisations. He was first introduced to agile methods with XP in the late 90s and hasn’t looked back. Since then he’s gained experience in Scrum, Kanban & Evo amongst others. Working primarily in the finance and ecommerce domains, Steve’s focus has been on …


Jeff GotHelf

Designer, Team leader, Author and Coach.

 Jeff Gothelf is an organizational designer, author and executive coach. He co-founded Neo Innovation in New York City and helped build it into one of the most recognized brands in modern product strategy, development and design. He is the co-author of Sense and Respond (HBR Press) and Lean UX (O’Reilly).


To be announced

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