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Tuesday, July 29 • 17:30 - 18:30
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Agile Trends and Future Directions- Come join the leading industry analysts as they discuss the latest trends and emerging best practices around Agile software development. Learn how the most successful software organizations are utilizing Agile to drive business performance. Find out how the latest innovations in Agile practices continue to mature as development organizations deploy Agile further across the enterprise.

Emcee - Jim Newkirk CenturyLink Cloud
Tom Grant - Cutter Consortium
Nathan Wilson - Gartner Research
Chris Rommel - VDC Research Group
Melinda Ballou - IDC 

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James Newkirk

VP of Service Engineering, CenturyLink Cloud
As Tier 3's vice president of engineering, James oversees the development of Tier 3's cloud management platform. He brings almost 30 years experience in the software industry. Prior to Tier 3, James held senior leadership roles at Microsoft, Caradigm (GE/Microsoft Joint Venture) and ThoughtWorks. Earlier in his career he co-founded Object Mentor Inc with Robert C. Martin, a consulting firm that specialized in training and mentoring their... Read More →

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Melinda Ballou

Program Director - Application Life-Cycle Management, IDC
Melinda-Carol Ballou is the Program Director for IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management research in Bedford, MA. In this role, Ms. Ballou provides thought leadership, expert opinion, research, and analysis through comprehensive research on application life-cycle management (ALM), with specific focus on software life-cycle process configuration and management, software quality, and IT governance software. Ms. Ballou also offers competitive... Read More →
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Tom Grant

Senior Consultant, Net Objectives
Tom Grant is a senior consultant at Net Objectives. Previously, he was practice director for Agile Project Management & Software Engineering Excellence at Cutter Consortium, and a senior analyst at Forrester Research. Before that, he worked in software companies in Silicon Valley. Tom helps his clients with their software innovation strategy, which includes Agile, Lean, and other methods. | | Tom is a contributing member of the Agile... Read More →

Chris Rommel

Executive Vice President, VDC Research Group
Chris Rommel is Executive Vice President with VDC Research, covering Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications, Embedded Software Technology and Hardware Development. Rommel was named a research vice president with VDC research overseeing M2M and embedded software in August 2011. He was previously a senior analyst with the research firm covering embedded software and tools from 2007 to 2011.

Nathan Wilson

Principal Research Analyst, Gartner Research
Nathan Wilson is a principal research analyst in Gartner Research, where he focuses on agile development methodologies. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Wilson worked for more than 25 years as a developer, architect, technical lead and manager of both traditional and agile development projects.

Tuesday July 29, 2014 17:30 - 18:30
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