#AACONF 2022

Business Agility Powered by Agnostic Agile

Thursday January 20TH 2022

Although times may be uncertain, one thing will remain true - there is power among people and there is power in an Agnostic Agile Mindset.

Agnostic Agile is launching #AAConf, a global, online conference that will run through Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. The theme for #AAConf 2022 is Business Agility.

About

About Agnostic Agile

Since its launch in 2017, Agnostic Agile has had an organic growth to ~2500 signed people worldwide. We are at the tipping point in the Agile Industry, where employing an agnostic mindset towards agility is becoming more and more commonplace, and Business Agility is recognised as one of the most important facets of work.

"As experienced agile practitioners and as people responsible for agile change and transformation, we should recognise the importance of being agnostic with agility at any level. This means one size does not fit all, one framework is not the answer, and the 'what' and 'how' should be suited to customer context and to a wider strategic vision."

The AGNOSTIC AGILE team

11

Expert Speaker

500

Seats Available

5

Sponsors

14

Sessions

EVENT SCHEDULE

Here is the line-up of our awesone Speakers, and their conferences.
Questions will be collected from various sources, live if possible and before the session through various channels
Don't forget to register for FREE!.

Event

Lisa Guan / 管婷婷

Agile Business Transformtion for Financial Industries/金融行业的业务敏捷转型

  • Start: 19:00 (GMT +8 Beijing)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Chinese
Event

Zheng Li/ 郑立

The value of business agility for organizations/ 业务敏捷对组织的价值和影响

  • Start: 20:00 (GMT +8 Beijing)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Chinese
Event

Xiao Ran /肖然

Organiztional Agility behind Business Agility/业务敏捷背后的组织敏捷

  • Start: 20:40 (GMT +8 Beijing)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Chinese
Event

Arie van Bennekum

Business Agility is on the table in a lot of companies. Strange it is only happening the last couple of years, Agility only has corporate benefits when you do it all together and not just IT. On top of this, companies who want that transformation, struggle to become Agile. What is needed to make that change and btw, what does the Agile domain have to offer? Arie’s answer has always been agnostic, even in his delivery projects before writing the Agile Manifesto. He will take you on his journey and point out how Agnostic Agile helps him and how he mixes practices from various methodologies depending on the needs of the team.

  • Start: 21:20 (GMT +8 Beijing)
  • 40' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English (Simultaneously translation to Chinese)
Event

Peter Lam

Have you “gone agile”?
What do you do after you’ve ‘gone’ agile with over 17,000 people?
When large corporations take a ‘top down’ view to implement agile typically it isn’t really what the authors of the agile manifesto really meant.
What happens next to move it to agility?
Peter Lam will explore these questions with tales from the trenches.

  • Start: 16:00 PM (GMT +11 Melbourne)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Evan Leybourn

The Shape of an Agile Organization
Business agility is a set of organizational capabilities, behaviors, and ways of working that affords your business the freedom, flexibility, and resilience to achieve its purpose. No matter what the future brings.
With this freedom, companies can instinctively seize emerging and unforeseen opportunities for their customers’ benefit and bring focus to how work is conducted across the entire organization. It’s not just processes and procedures. It is principles and ways of thinking that lead to new organizational behaviors and norms.
To understand this, in 2017 the Business Agility Institute began work to clarify what it means to be an agile organization, regardless of industry, size, or context. Since then, over a thousand companies have taken part in this research, culminating in a behavioral model for business agility.
In this, our research has identified 13 high performance, customer-centric, and innovation & growth capabilities that organizations seek to develop and improve to increase their business agility. The specific mix and level of these capabilities, and the observable behaviors that express them, form the shape of agility.

  • Start: 16:40 PM (GMT +11 Melbourne)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Craig Smith

Craig Smith is an agile thought leader, agile practitioner, consultant, coach and trainer. He is active in the agile community as an organiser of the Agile Brisbane Meetup Group, an advisor to the Agile Australia conference, a director of YOW! Conferences and an Agile Alliance Board Member - the only person in Australasia to hold such a position. As well as presenting at numerous Australian and international conferences, he is also an agile editor for InfoQ, an assessor for ICAgile and co-host of the Agile Revolution podcast.

  • Start: 17:20 PM (GMT +11 Melbourne)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Lisa Duty

Leadership Agility
Leaders are critical to awesome cultures, companies & transformation - yet so often we hear that they’re also one of the biggest constraints to it! What does awesome leadership look like in 2022? How can leaders be supported to show up as an agile organisation & talent demands? Do they really need to get agility, anyway? This will be explored by Lisa Duty, Coach and Director of EPiC Singapore. With more than 15 years of global top tier management consulting, coaching and industry experience, Lisa is a passionate and curious culture-first coach helping humans create a deliberately different future.

  • Start: 18:00 PM (GMT +11 Melbourne)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Anna Zakoyan

Many traditional companies are used to setting business objectives and linking those to works that product teams do. As a result, team members get perplexed by those objectives and concentrate on what they understand, i.e., their tasks. It is tough to explain to a product team how their work could, for example, increase the revenue by 20% or whatsoever.
Instead, if the objective is user-centric, showing the outcome of user behavior in the system, that would be clear and attached to the work that product teams do, creating a common focus and goal.
So how do you set the right goals? What are the product outcome goals? How to link those to iteration work that teams produce? How to make their work valuable? This session will answer all those questions and way more.

  • Start: 09:00 AM (CET)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Sathpal Singh

Operating at the intersection of Engineering and Agile, with a focus on people, culture and communities. Sathpal started his career as a Software Engineer and has moved from hands-on developer into management and strategic leadership roles. Over the last 20+ years he has experienced numerous industries and delivered a range of programs and products for international clients and global brands.
Sath believes great leadership and the adoption of the right blend of styles of leadership plays a key part in creating the right culture for agility. He has become increasingly more passionate about the role of social leadership and the application of the NET model, which aligns well to many of the more human-centred ideas of the original Agile manifesto. He does not believe in fixating on any of the plethora of frameworks or methods. In this session he will share his journey from developer to change agent and community builder, and the changing face of leadership within the social age.

  • Start: 10:00 AM (CET)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Nabil Zawadi

Nabil Zawadi is an independent agile coach and delivery consultant that helps organisations achieve their outcomes through ways of working tailored to their specific context and needs. He supports leaders and teams in building a healthy culture that enables them to build amazing products.
Nabil has spent 10 years working in industries such as publishing, healthcare, telecoms, government, and blockchain. His passion for agile has led him to support the community by organising events, talks, and workshops to help create a more informed community of agilists.

  • Start: 11.00 AM (CET)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Fernando Pinciroli

After twenty years of the writing of the Agile Manifesto and all the accumulated experience, it was seen that Agile is not only the implementation of a set of tools, but a change of paradigm that should lead us to permanent adaptation to a changing reality through an attitude of reflection and continuous improvement. The simplicity of a set of techniques often does not allow us to see the complexity is hidden and that we must manage to achieve the expected agility.

  • Start: 11:00 AM (GMT -3 Buenos Aires)
  • 40' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Spanish
Event

Soledad Pinter

Soledad is an experienced agile consultant, coach & trainer, with more than 20 years of experience in companies around the world. She has given keynotes and orientations on the Heart of Agile on several continents, using an informal and interactive presentation style. Soledad is driven by her passion for helping organisations, teams and people to become more effective at their every day work. As Heart of Agile Partner and Founder of Heart of Agile Europe, she works alongside Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-author of Agile Manifesto. She is currently based in Belgium, and she is responsible for managing, supporting and delivering services across Europe. She is also Director of Global Operations for Heart of Agile around the world. Soledad discovered Agile out of curiosity. Since 2006, she has been involved, trained and coach teams in agile working environments. She also works with NGOs and teams beyond IT. She is an active member of Agile Communities in Europe and Latin America.

  • Start: 12:00 PM (GMT -3 Buenos Aires)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Spanish
Event

Evangelina Prato

Practico la agilidad hace siete años siendo Scrum Master de equipos que desarrollan software. Soy parte de Grupo Esfera desde el 2028 con la intención de aprender XP y llevarlo a otros equipos. Además, pertenezco a Kubadili con la intención de extender la agilidad por fuera de la industria software. Estudié Ciencias Políticas. Aprendo constantemente sobre agilidad, coaching, mentoring y facilitación. Me entusiasma construir espacios comunitarios de aprendizaje y creo que los buenos equipos, logran simplificar lo complejo.
Workshop sobre los 13 principios de la agilidad. Invitación a la comunidad a reflexionar sobre como llevar a la práctica los que nos dicen los principios.

  • Start: 12:40 PM (GMT -3 Buenos Aires)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Spanish
Event

Arie van Bennekum

Business Agility is on the table in a lot of companies. Strange it is only happening the last couple of years, Agility only has corporate benefits when you do it all together and not just IT. On top of this, companies who want that transformation, struggle to become Agile. What is needed to make that change and btw, what does the Agile domain have to offer? Arie’s answer has always been agnostic, even in his delivery projects before writing the Agile Manifesto. He will take you on his journey and point out how Agnostic Agile helps him and how he mixes practices from various methodologies depending on the needs of the team.

  • Start: 13:20 PM (GMT -3 Buenos Aires)
  • 30' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English

Who's Speaking

Our speakers are the very essence of agility and agile transformation.

Team

Arie van Bennekum

Keynote Speaker
Agile Manifesto
Thoughtleader at Wemanity Group
Agnostic Agile Co-Founder
Team

Peter Lam

Speaker
Enterprise Agile Transformation
Program Manager
Transforming Ugly Programs
Team

Lisa Guan / 管婷婷

Speaker
Author, Agile Coach, Design Thinking Facilitator
作者、敏捷教练、引导师

Team

Zheng Li/ 郑立

Speaker
General Manager Hi-Agile
EXIN certified Agile Coach
Hi-Agile 总经理,EXIN 认证敏捷教练
Team

Xiao Ran /肖然

Speaker
Gen. China Agile Coach Enterprise Alliance
Thoughtworks Global Digital Transfromation Expert
中国敏捷教练企业联盟秘书长, ThoughtWorks全球数字化转型专家
Team

Anna Zakoyan

Speaker
Leading teams to Agile proficiency
Agile Consultant, Trainer and Coach
Founder at PrimeProjekt
Team

Evan Leybourn

Speaker
Business Agility Institute Founder
 
 
Team

Sathpal Singh FBCS FCMI

Speaker
Organiser at Future of Work Scotland
Chair of BCS Agile Methods & Advisor at Access Agile
Team

Fernando Pinciroli

Speaker
PhD on Computer Sciences
Senior Agile Coach at Wemanity
Software engineering specialist
Team

Craig Smith

Speaker
Agile Delivery Coach
Global Agility Lead at SoftEd
Agile Alliance Board Member
Team

Soledad Pinter

Speaker
Agile Trainer
Product Led Transformation Coach at Adidas
Heart of Agile Europe Founder & Managing Director
Team

Evangelina Prato

Speaker
Agile Coach
CSM CSPO CAL1
Coach Ontológica
Team

Iwona Winiarska

Speaker
Agile Coach
Delivery Consultant
Team

Nabil Zawadi

Speaker
Agile Coach

Team

Haroon Khalil

Speaker
Agile Coach

Team

Lisa Duty

Speaker
Culture-first Agilist | Enterprise Coach
Business Agility Strategist
Director, EPiC Agile
Team

Sam Zawadi

Facilitator
Lean Agile Coach,
Consultant, Trainer | Podcast Host
Agnostic Agile Founder
Team

夏涛 Tao Xia

Facilitator
CCMP™, PMP™
Certified Agile Coach @ Wemanity
Certified Agile Coach @ EXIN
Team

Sun Zhenpeng

Facilitator
Director EXIN China,
Core Organizer China DevOpsDays
 
Team

Fernando A.López

Facilitator
Software Engineer ,
Digital Product Manager
Product Management Lead at Bayer

Get your tickets!

Agnostic Agile is launching #AAConf, a global, online conference that will run through Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. The theme for #AAConf 2022 is Business Agility.

APAC1

Thu Jan 20th, 2022
FREE

REGISTRATION

  • Zoom Video conference
  • Chinese Translation
  • Q&A session
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APAC2

Thu Jan 20th, 2022
FREE

REGISTRATION

  • Zoom Video conference
  • Q&A session
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EMEA

Thu Jan 20th, 2022
FREE

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  • Zoom Video conference
  • Q&A session
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Americas

Thu Jan 20th, 2022
FREE

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  • Zoom Video conference
  • Q&A session
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Event Sponsors

These are the companies that make this conference happen!.

Why You Should Join?

This will not be another Scrum or SAFe conference, we will dive deep into the very roots of agility.

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Great Speakers

We've brought together an array of diverse, international speakers for #AAConf 2022.

Our speakers are all agile professionals and esteemed in their fields of expertise, and this is their first time speaking at the same conference together.

You can enjoy interesting discussions and interactions and see where it takes both your minds and your imaginations. Let's discover what business agility could be from an Agnostic Agile lens!

 

 

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Global Event

#AAConf 2022 takes place across three different timezones, and the conference is bound together by the same theme - Business Agility.

Agile hasn't been solely about software for a long time now, yet only recently has the sleeping giant that is Business Agility woken up, rubbed the sleep from its eyes and is moving towards complex organisations that are in need of nimbleness for their very survival.

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Inspired

#AAConf 2022 doesn't just contain useful and practical information that may help you in your professional work, many of its speakers are thought-leaders in the field and want to take you on a journey of discovery - inspiring you to imagine what things could be like.

What does a utopian agile universe actually look like? What does it feel like? What would you see if you walked into a company that has high levels of business agility?

We want to inspire you to think, to imagine and to connect with the speakers and with each other.