A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
~ Chinese Proverb ~


  • Neal Ford

    Neal is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery.

    Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.

    He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

  • Linda Rising

    Linda Rising is an independent consultant and a well-known worldwide specialist on Agile, patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. Linda is the author of numerous articles and four books including Design Patterns in Communications, The Pattern Almanac 2000, A Patterns Handbook, and Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, written with Mary Lynn Manns. With a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics, Linda’s background includes university teaching and software development in a number of different domains.

  • Venkat Subramaniam

    Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects, and speaks frequently at international conferences and user groups. He is author of ".NET Gotchas," coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning "Practices of an Agile Developer," author of "Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine" (Pragmatic Bookshelf).

  • Sang Shin

    Sang Shin is the founder and chief instructor at JavaPassion.com, a popular learning site for Java developers. Before founding JavaPassion.com, he was the lead Java technology architect and evangelist at Sun Microsystems. He frequently gives talks on various Java technologies such as Java EE, Java SE, Web application frameworks, Web services and SOA technologies to worldwide developer audience. He also gives talks on "Ruby on Rails", JavaFX, and MySQL. As an adjunct professor, he also teaches software engineering courses in Brandeis university whenever he finds time. He currently teaches "J2EE programming (with Passion!)", "Ajax programming (with Passion!)", "Web services and SOA programming", "Ruby, JRuby, and Rails Development (with Passion!)", and "JavaFX programming (with passion!)" online courses. These online courses can be taken through http://www.javapassion.com. He is the co-author of the Advanced Computer that was published by University of Maryland in 2005.

  • Karl Rehmer

    Karl Rehmer started his career as a mathematician. In the early, 1980s he switched to working with computers. He was teaching computing subjects and mathematics at Blackburn College in Illinois and at a branch of Purdue in Indiana (Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne). In 1988, he moved to the commercial sector, working at Honeywell Air Transport Systems in Phoenix. Over his long career Karl worked on software tools (compilers, linkers, and debuggers). While at the Honeywell Technology Center, he worked on the DEOS operating system. In 1996, Karl joined DDC-I a small software tools company that provides compilers, linkers, debuggers, and run-times, primarily for embedded military and avionics use.

  • Szczepan Faber

    Szczepan Faber is a busy crusader. He burns heretics of waterfall or gets rid of barbarians who shun writing proper Christian code. He forged a powerful artifact called Mockito. The magical runes embedded in that weapon grant the bearer +3 to the unit testing skill and +5 to the developer happiness. Szczepan trained & practiced combat at ThoughtWorks/London and Sabre/Krakow. His diaries are hidden on the monkeyisland.pl.

  • Bartosz Bańkowski

    Bartosz Bankowski works as a senior developer and agile mentor in Sabre Holdings. For over 10 years he has been building high quality products focusing on clean code, testing and refactoring. He has experienced huge code bases with dozens of developers all over the world, as well as working under high pressure in mission critical government projects. In his spare time he helps Szczepan with Mockito project.

  • Nathaniel Schutta

    Nathaniel T. Schutta is a senior software engineer focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages.

  • Matthias Hryniszak

    Matthias is a passionate software developer with more than 10 years of experience in creating and maintaining several key software solutions. Wherever he goes he spreads the word about new and updated means to satisfy the ever growing need for solving business problems.

    He’s the creator and maintainer of several Grails plugins, contributor to the Grails project and an enterprise Subversion coach. Most of his endeavors can be followed at http://padcom13.blogspot.com where real-life problems meet their solution.

  • Hamlet D'Arcy

    Hamlet D'Arcy has been writing software for over a decade, and has spent considerable time coding in C++, Java, and Groovy. He's passionate about learning new languages and different ways to think about problems. Hamlet is the founder of the Basel-based Hackergarten open source coding group, and regularly participates and speaks at local and international user groups and conferences. Hamlet is a committer on the Groovy and CodeNarc projects, and is a contributor on a few other open source projects (including JConch and the IDEA Groovy Plugin). He blogs regularly at http://hamletdarcy.blogspot.com and can be found on Twitter as HamletDRC (http://twitter.com/hamletdrc).

  • Matthew McCullough

    Matthew McCullough is an energetic 12 year veteran of enterprise software development, open source education, and co-founder of Ambient Ideas, LLC, a Denver consultancy. Matthew currently is a member of the JCP, reviewer for technology publishers including O'Reilly, author of the DZone Maven RefCard, and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group. His experience includes successful J2EE, SOA, and Web Service implementations for real estate, financial management, and telecommunications firms, and several published open source libraries.

    Matthew jumps at opportunities to evangelize and educate teams on the benefits of open source. His current interests are Cloud Computing, Maven, iPhone, Distributed Version Control, and OSS Tools.

    Matthew resides in Denver with his beautiful wife and baby daughter, who all are active in nearly every outdoor activity Colorado offers.

  • Paweł Lipiński

    Paweł is a software architect and an agile coach. For over ten years he has been working in the design, development, and auditing of projects in a multitude of fields like banking, insurance, telco, and media. Currently he helps teams succeed with their projects as a trainer, mentor and coach. He's an owner of Pragmatists, a Warsaw-based company which creates high quality software using agile methods. He's also a co-founder of the Agile Warsaw group, an author of a java BDD library called Tumbler, and a speaker on agile- and java-related events.

  • Dierk König

    Dierk Koenig works for Canoo Engineering AG, Basel, Switzerland. He is a committer to Groovy, Grails, and gpars and project manager of Canoo WebTest. Dierk speaks at international conferences and publishes in leading software magazines. He is lead author of "Groovy in Action". Twitter: @mittie.

  • Jarosław Pałka

    Jarek spent last 10 years of his life in IT working as database and system administrator, developer, architect, manager and "on site disaster engineer ". He was involved in small, medium and horribly and nonsense large systems, from "waterfall" through Agile to "no methodology" methodology. It all lead him to conclusion that it doesn't matter what you do as long as you do it right, keep it simple and use the right tool to do the job for you. In the meantime he fell in love it TDD, Software Craftmanship and beautiful and simple ideas like REST, JavaScript and NOSQL. From time to time you can hear his low quality jokes about architecture on conferences in Poland. He is trying to make a world a better place as member of SSEEP and blog author at http://primitive.jogger.pl.

  • Wojciech Seliga

    Wojciech Seliga is a seasoned software developer experienced in traditional (sigh) and agile methodologies (mostly Scrum + XP). He has been working with Java since 1997.

    Wojciech has been also responsible for managing and staffing software projects, business development and mentoring.

    Currently he runs agile and Atlassian consulting business in the company he co-founded – SPARTEZ. Wojciech contributed to several open source projects (including Atlassian IDE Connectors) and is an author of ScreenSnipe – a commercial product sold globally.

    Wojciech was presenting at several international conferences including Devoxx 2008, Agile2009, AgileEE 2010, EclipseCon 2009, AtlasCamp 2008 & 2009, AtlasCamp 2010, JDD 2009, Javarsovia 2010 and smaller technical/business events in Poland and abroad.

  • Michael Nygard

    Michael strives to raise the bar and ease the pain for developers across the country. He shares his passion and energy for improvement with everyone he meets, sometimes even with their permission. Michael has spent the better part of 20 years learning what it means to be a professional programmer who cares about art, quality, and craft. He's always ready to spend time with other developers who are fully engaged and devoted to their work--the "wide awake" developers. On the flip side, he cannot abide apathy or wasted potential.

    Michael has been a professional programmer and architect for nearly 20 years. During that time, he has delivered running systems to the U. S. Government, the military, banking, finance, agriculture, and retail industries. More often than not, Michael has lived with the systems he built. This experience with the real world of operations changed his views about software architecture and development forever.

    He worked through the birth and infancy of a Tier 1 retail site and has often served as "roving troubleshooter" for other online businesses. These experiences give him a unique perspective on building software for high performance and high reliability in the face of an actively hostile environment.

    Most recently, Michael wrote "Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software", a book that realizes many of his thoughts about building software that does more than just pass QA, it survives the real world. Michael previously wrote numerous articles and editorials, spoke at Comdex, and co-authored one of the early Java books.

  • Sławomir Sobótka

    Sławomir Sobótka is an independent consultant and trainer specialized in Enterprise Java technologies and effective utilization of modern software engineering techniques. He is interested in wide spectrum of software engineering: web systems architectures, business modeling, patterns and agile methodics.

    As a hobby he is keen on psychology and cognitive science. He runs his own business - Consulting and Training company - Bottega IT Solutions.

    In his spare time he participates in community as a president of Polish Software Engineering Professionals Association, lider of the Lublin Java User Group, publisher, speaker and blogger.

  • Jacek Laskowski

    Jacek Laskowski has been getting the gist of the Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) specification and its ecosystem for years and will surely be spending some more to come. He's a committer of Apache OpenEJB and Apache Geronimo. He's recently been very interested in functional languages and the decision to study a few ones - Clojure, JavaScript, JRuby and Scala - shapes his current self-learning activities. He's the founder and a co-leader of the Warszawa Java User Group (Warszawa JUG) that hosts the jvarsovia and warsjawa conferences in Poland. He's a IT Specialist for WebSphere at IBM Polska. He blogs at his latest endeavours at http://blog.japila.pl.

  • Patrycja Węgrzynowicz

    Patrycja Wegrzynowicz is Founder and CTO at Yon Labs and Yon Consulting. There, she shapes the future direction of technological research in software as well as acts as a chief architect and consultant on the projects from the field of automated software engineering, domain names, and Internet security. She is also associated with Warsaw University of Technology, where she serves as Technical Manager of Passim, an intelligent search engine. She is a regular speaker at top academic (e.g., OOPSLA, ASE) as well as technical conferences (e.g., JavaOne, Devoxx, JavaZone). Patrycja holds a master degree in Computer Science and is currently finalizing her PhD at Warsaw University. Her research interests are focused on architectural and design patterns and anti-patterns along with automated software engineering, particularly static and dynamic analysis techniques to support program verification, comprehension, and optimization.

  • Nicolas Leroux

    Nicolas Leroux is a senior architect and managing partner at Lunatech, having joined in 2001. Nicolas is an expert early adopter of the Java Enterprise platform as well as the open-source technologies that gravitate around it. He applies this experience and technical expertise of the JBoss middleware platform on Lunatech's projects and for Sdu Uitgevers. On recent projects he has applied both the jBPM work-flow framework and the Drools rules engine. Nicolas is also an open source enthusiast and more specifically a Java enthusiast. He is the co-founder of the Benelux JBoss User Group and the Riviera Java User Group . He also contributes to the open source frameworks he uses by committing patches. Nicolas recently developed a passion for the play! framework and is now a core developer of the framework.

  • Matt Raible

    Matt Raible has been building web applications for most of his adult life. He started tinkering with the web before Netscape 1.0 was even released. For the last 11 years, Matt has helped companies adopt open source technologies (Spring, Hibernate, Apache, Struts, Tapestry, Grails) and use them effectively. Matt has been a speaker at many conferences worldwide, including ApacheCon, JavaZone, Colorado Software Summit, No Fluff Just Stuff, and a host of others.

    Matt is an author (Spring Live and Pro JSP), and an active "kick-ass technology" evangelist on http://raibledesigns.com. He is the founder of AppFuse, a project which allows you to get started quickly with Java frameworks, as well as a committer on the Apache Roller and Apache Struts projects.

    For the last few years, Matt has served as the UI Architect for high-traffic web sites such as LinkedIn and Evite. He currently serves as the Chief Architect of Web Development at Time Warner Cable.

  • Paweł Szulc

    Paweł Szulc for the past three years has been working as Java consultant for several companies in Wroclaw (Poland). Recently he has started his very own business Rabbit Software, which primarily focuses on providing top quality software as well as supreme workshops and technology trainings for IT professionals.

    His interests and research are focused on architectural and design patterns, especially when those emerge from applying practices like TDD or SOLID. He is a big fan of the whole “clean code” extravaganza, as well as true believer of Craftsmanship Manifesto.

    Paweł is both luckiest husband on Earth and proud father of seven months old son.

  • Jevgeni Kabanov

    Jevgeni Kabanov is the founder and CTO of ZeroTurnaround (www.zeroturnaround.com), a development tools company that focuses on productivity. Before that he worked as the R&D director of Webmedia, Ltd, the largest custom software development company in the Baltics. As part of the effort to reduce development time tunraround he wrote the prototype of the ZeroTurnaround flagship product, JRebel, a class reloading JVM plugin.

    Jevgeni has been speaking at international conferences for over 5 years, including JavaPolis/Devoxx, JavaZone, JAOO, QCon, TSSJS, JFokus and so on. He also has an active research interest in programming languages, types and virtual machines, publishing several papers on topics ranging from category theoretical notions to typesafe Java DSLs.

    Besides the commercial products made for ZeroTurnaround, Jevgeni is a co-founder of two open-source projects -- Aranea and Squill. Aranea (www.araneaframework.org) is a web development and integration platform based on strong object-oriented principles. Squill (squill.dev.java.net) is a typesafe internal DSL for constructing and executing SQL queries.

    You can follow Jevgeni on Twitter as @ekabanov.

  • Luca Milanesio

    Senior Software Architect and Development Manager with more than 18 year of experience in all the aspects of Application Lifecycle Management. He has spent the last part his career to SOA Architecture and Development solutions to message and file-based interactions between Banking, Industry and Retailers systems, with a special focus on Security, Identity and Access Control and Policy Management. Active in the OpenSource development community and contributor of Hudson CI (now Jenkins CI).

    Founder of LMIT Software Limited in 2009 and innovator in Vodafone Group by introducing GIT SCM in the Software Development Lifecycle in the MyWeb development team in UK and Germany. He has invented with Simone Ardissone the HudsonMobi (http://www.hudson-mobi.com) mobile CI client for iOS and Android, and recently released GIT Enterprise (http://www.gitenterprise.com), an security and management extension to GIT.

    You can follow Luca Milanesio on Twitter as @lucamilanesio or through his blog http://hudsonmobi.wordpress.com



  • Stefan Tilkov

    Stefan Tilkov is a co-founder and principal consultant at innoQ, a technology consulting company with offices in Germany and Switzerland. He has been involved in the design of large-scale, distributed systems for almost two decades, using a variety of technologies and tools ranging from C++ and CORBA over J2EE/Java EE and Web Services to REST and Ruby on Rails. He has authored numerous articles and a book (“REST und HTTP”, German), and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.

  • Hubert Plociniczak

    Hubert is a member of Martin Odersky's Scala research group at EPFL and enjoys teaching Scala. Having a deep knowledge of Scala, he is currently investigating how to make advanced type systems, such as Scala's, simpler to understand and use by developers. He has a broad experience in a wide range of languages and was a co-developer of RabbitMQ, a powerful message queuing system.

  • Tomasz Skutnik

    Tomasz Skutnik is Research and Development Director at e-point SA. He develops and maintains tools, components and framework used by e-point SA. He gave several talks on polish conferences covering various topics focused on enterprise scale application development and maintenance. His main interest are programming languages, code generation and managing large application code bases.

  • Simon Ritter

    Simon Ritter is a Java Technology Evangelist at Oracle Corporation. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.

    Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java technology development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he now specialises in looking at emerging technologies including cloud computing, wireless sensor networks, and gestural interfaces.

  • Ted Neward

    Ted Neward is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems, working with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small 20-person shops. He speaks on the conference circuit, including the No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium tour, discussing Java, .NET and XML service technologies, focusing on Java-.NET interoperability. He has written several widely-recognized books in both the Java and .NET space, including the recently-released “Effective Enterprise Java”. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two sons, four video-game consoles, thousands of books (on programming and otherwise), and eight PCs.

  • Dan Allen

    As Principal Software Engineer at JBoss, by Red Hat, Dan works as the community liaison and contributor for the Seam, Weld and Arquillian projects. He is the author of Seam in Action (Manning), served as a representative for Red Hat on the JSR-314 Expert Group (JSF 2.0), writes for IBM developerWorks and NFJS magazine and is an internationally recognized speaker, appearing at major industry conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, JAX and Jazoon. In 2009, he was added to the JavaOne Rock Star Hall of Fame for his talk "Conversations and pageflows on the JSF platform" and was named a JBossWorld Top Rated Presenter that same year.

    To colleagues, Dan is known for his hard work and passion for Open Source technologies. His technical expertise includes Java frameworks (Seam, CDI, Weld, JSF, EJB 3, JPA, Hibernate, Spring), testing frameworks (Arquillian, JUnit, TestNG, Selenium), build tools (Maven 2, Gradle, Ant) and web development (Ajax, JavaScript, CSS) and more.

    During a short stint at the University of California, Santa Barbara, following his graduation from Cornell University, Dan became captivated by the world of free and Open Source software (FOSS). It was his involvement in FOSS while living in California that helped him transition into the software development industry. He gradually discovered the combination of Linux and the Java EE platform to be the ideal blend on which to build his professional career. In his search for a robust Web framework, Dan discovered Seam, which was quickly granted this most coveted spot in his development toolbox. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Dan lives with his wife and pet chinchilla in Laurel, MD, where he can often be found shouting at the TV during sporting events or working out his golf swing at the driving range. When not at home, he is likely traveling to worldwide software conferences and savoring Belgian beer and chocolate.

    You can keep up with Dan's discoveries by reading his blogs at http://mojavelinux.com and http://community.jboss.org/people/dan.j.allen/blog or tracking what he is currently up to by following him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mojavelinux.

  • Costin Leau

    Costin is Senior Technical Staff at SpringSource, VMware. His interests include data access and aspect oriented programming. With significant development experience, Costin is involved in the development of Spring framework and Spring Data. Leads Spring Dynamic Modules (Spring OSGi) project and the Spring-inspired, OSGi 4.2 Blueprint Service RI. Speaker at various editions of EclipseCon/OSGi DevCon, JavaOne, Javapolis, JavaZone, SpringOne, SpringOne2GX, TSSJS, TSE on Java/Spring/OSGi related topics.

  • Brad Drysdale

    Brad Drysdale is the Technical Director EMEA for Kaazing, a software company enhancing the way business and customers communicate across the Web using the new HTML5 WebSocket standard.

    Before joining Kaazing, Brad was Technical Director for Azul Systems in EMEA, working with customers to realise the benefits of virtualised, high-scale, network-attached Java computing. Brad also was the EMEA technical evangelist for Azul and spoke at several Java developer events.

    Prior to Azul, Brad managed a team of pre-sales professionals at BEA Systems in Australia, and was also the company's technical spokesperson, spending a lot of time with customers, industry analysts and at marketing events extolling the virtues of J2EE, SOA and standards-based infrastructure.

    Brad has also worked at Openwave and Netscape Communications in various pre-sales and technical evangelist roles. He is a proficient speaker and tries his best to describe new and revolutionary technologies in a way easily understandable by audiences ranging from very technical to more business focused.

    Brad founded and runs the London HTML5 User Group and is a regular speaker at other local technical meet ups.

  • Martijn Dashorst

    Martijn Dashorst is a software engineer working at Topicus delivering web applications for schools, colleges and universities.

    He is active in the Apache Wicket community and wrote Wicket in Action for the web framework. He has spoken at several conferences about Wicket including JavaOne, Øredev, Devoxx, TheServerSide Java Symposium and FOSDEM. When not earning bread and butter he gets sleep deprived in the Netherlands together with his awesome wife and 20 months old son.

  • Szymon Brandys

    Szymon is a software developer working for IBM Poland in Krakow. He leads a team working on the Platform Workspace components (http://wiki.eclipse.org/Workspace_Team). Recently along with his team he is involved in the Eclipse Orion project (http://wiki.eclipse.org/Orion).

    Orion's objective is to create a browser-based open tool integration platform which is entirely focused on developing for the web, in the web.

    Szymon is also an organizer of Eclipse Demo Camps in Krakow and speaker at conferences like EclipseCon and JDD.

  • Tomasz Żarna

    Tomasz is a software developer working for IBM Poland in Krakow. He has been a member of team working on the Platform Workspace components for 5 years. Recently along with his team he is involved in the Eclipse Orion project.

    Orion's objective is to create a browser-based open tool integration platform which is entirely focused on developing for the web, in the web.

    Tomasz is also an organizer and a regular speaker at Eclipse Demo Camps in Krakow and Poznan.

  • Steve Freeman

    Steve Freeman, co-author of "Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests", was a pioneer of Agile software development in the UK. He has built software, and trained and coached teams for a range of companies and businesses.

    Previously, he worked in research labs, software houses, earned a PhD, and wrote shrink-wrap software for IBM. Steve has also taught in the Computer Science department at University College London. He is a presenter and organizer at international industry conferences, and was chair of the first London XpDay.

  • Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine

    Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine is a Java Developer Advocate working at Oracle in the GlassFish engineering team. Alexis speaks at various international conferences such as JavaOne or Devoxx and spends quality time with customers, software architects, and developers at Java User Groups (JUGs) to better help drive the evolution of the Java platform.

  • Guy Korland

    Vice President, Research and Development

    Guy is the head of R&D at GigaSpaces, leading the team that develops GigaSpaces XAP.

    Guy has over 10 years’ experience in software development, with key roles in software development, team leadership, and consultancy. He joined GigaSpaces 5 years ago, and most recently served as team leader of the core development team, leading the development of the In-Memory Data Grid, GigaSpaces' core technology. Guy holds a B.A. and M.Sc. from the Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology) and is a Ph.D. candidate at Tel Aviv University.

  • Jakub Nabrdalik

    Jakub is actually two people. One is a Solution Architect at TouK, with over seven years in software development, five with TDD & XP, deep love for good craftsmanship, simple code, clear design and great hatred for big balls of mud and black magic. The second is a lazy, bored, hard to cope with bastard, that would rather spend a whole day playing games, than do anything productive. And the two are fighting hard. Both are especially interested in everything that helps to get the good out of developers, to fight chaos and entropy in software and to get the flow and fun back. If there is any bit of a lazy bastard inside you, you may be interested in his presentation.

  • Marcin Kokott

    He started work as a programmer to gradually go through the role of team leader, project manager, unit manager to currently support the teams, projects and organizations as an Agile/Lean Coach at Tieto. He has in his history broad number of projects he has been helping, mostly in a distributed environment and multi culture teams. Projects were coming from whole Scandinavia, Germany, Netherlands, India and China. When coaching and mentoring the teams he was working with teams of programmers, but also project managers / programs as well as entire units, sales departments and legal entities.

    He conducted training courses on project management practices, Agile (Scrum, XP, TDD, OpenUP, RUP) and Lean Software Development, as well as from the areas of coaching and leadership. Also held several workshops with several companies, including results such as new types of Agile contracts Agile. Thanks to a wide range of experience, he is able to assist organizations practically on any level. Member of the core team of Lean Transformation and Delivery Mentor Network.

    His greatest passion is working with people and assisting in achieving the "impossible".

  • Martin Chmelar

    For last five years Martin has been working as a Lean & Agile coach, mentor and consultant in Tieto, which is an IT company with 18000 employees distributed over the world.

    He helps Tieto teams achieve their goals, deliver more value to customers, solve problems and to improve efficiency, productivity and quality via adoption of Lean & Agile principles and practices.

    Typical activities are coaching, facilitating Kaizen workshops and root causes analysis, training, problem solving and practice adoption.

    Martin also actively participates in corporate Lean transformation endeavor and is a member of a corporate network of coaches and mentors.

    In his previous positions Martin worked as a software developer and project manager.