Dimitar Karaivanov, Kanbanize
Dimitar Karaivanov, CEO and Co-founder of Kanbanize, is a Lean-thinker and a Kanban practitioner with a solid background in the areas of software development and process improvement. His expertise was gained through more than 15 years of career development at companies like Johnson Controls, SAP and Software AG.
Dimitar has envisioned and brought to life the idea of Kanbanize as aimed at solving problems in the way companies manage big initiatives spread across multiple teams. Through the success of his company, he has proven that Kanban can be used for product development and not just change management activities. He is passionate about achieving extreme performance at scale and applying Lean / Kanban outside IT. Dimitar is a keynote speaker and author of ‘Lean Software Development with Kanban’. He is an active member of the Lean / Kanban community and supporter of initiatives, which aim to promote it.
Guillermo Montoya, Deiser/Atlassian
Ex.smoker and marathonist (training for his 9th one, Berlin), co-Founder and CEO of DEISER since 1998. Almost last eight years devoted to adapting Agile principles, company transformation and building a new DEISER more open and innovative. He considers Atlassian as an exemplar archetype, and the boost of their inspiration and change. DEISER has the status of Atlassian Platinum Partner Enterprise since 2011, but they have been talking for more than 12 years about Jira and Confluence, when there were only a handful of companies wanting to see how it worked.
Passionate about technology, about the collaboration between people and the transformation that both of them are generating in the society, compulsive reader, writter of a book that it’s only in his head and that will probably never be published. Determined to improve himself as a professional and as a human being. He is a regular speaker at conferences, events, training courses and meetings.
His favorite motto: ‘Be the Change you Seek’; obsessed with making people around him happy: Customers, suppliers, employees and partners. His vision: DEISER to be an example so that thousands of organizations can build a healthy, profitable, sustainable and socially responsible business ecosystem.
Todd Little, Mauvius Group
Todd Little is CEO at Kanban University, the leading provider of professional Kanban management training. He is also a Founder at Accelinnova, a leadership and agility consulting group. Previously he has held executive roles as Vice President of Product Development for IHS, and Director of Software and Technology for Landmark Graphics a division of Halliburton.He has been developing or leading the development of software for over 35 years.
For the past 10+ years, Todd has been a frequent presenter at Agile and Software conferences around the globe. He is a founding member and past President of the Agile Leadership Network. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Agile Alliance and the Agile Leadership Network, and was a co-founder and Conference chair for several of the Agile20XX conferences.
Todd is a co-author of the book “Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility,” Addison Wesley.
tentatively confirmed also…
Robin Bater, IBM Global Services
Mahesh Singh, Swift Kanban