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Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan

Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan is the Resident Mad Scientist at The Thiagi Group, an organization with the mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably.

Thiagi's long-term clients include AT&T, Arthur Andersen, Bank of Montreal, Cadence Design Systems, Chevron, IBM, Intel, Intelsat, United Airlines, and Liberty Mutual. On a short-term basis, Thiagi has worked with more than 50 different organizations in high-tech, financial services, and management consulting areas. For these clients, Thiagi has consulted and conducted training in such areas as rightsizing, diversity, creativity, teamwork, customer satisfaction, human performance technology, and organizational learning.

Michael Sahota

As Agile/Lean Coach, Consultant and Trainer in Toronto, I work with businesses to accelerate delivery of value. With software teams, this may include introducing modern software delivery techniques such as Scrum or Kanban. I help Product Managers collaborate with stakeholders and customers to get great results through Innovation Games®.

Richard Kasperowski

Six weeks of Open Space—a new world record! Richard facilitated a six-week-long Open Space with his software development team at Nokia in late 2011. They are the only people in the world to have held an Open Space for such a long time. Richard and his team pushed the limits of Open Space Technology, discovering some of the things it is great at, as well as some of its limitations.

Adam Sroka

Adam Sroka is an Agile Craftstman / Coach specializing in test-driven development, object-oriented design and agile adoption with Industrial Logic, Inc. He has ten years of overall experience with Agile. He spent more than half that time as a programmer on Extreme Programming teams, and has spent the last few years helping Agile teams to adopt XP practices and add discipline to their technical approach.

Don McGreal

Don in WigIn his role as Director of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises, Don McGreal is a hands–on agile consultant and instructor. As a consultant and Certified Scrum Professional, he has fulfilled many roles while ensuring that the clients get the most from each engagement: developer, business analyst, and process coach. As an instructor, he has authored and taught classes for thousands of software professionals around the globe, specializing in Agile, Scrum, Acceptance Testing, Object–Oriented–Design, and Test–Driven Development.

Lee Devin

Lee Devin is a Senior Consultant in the Innovation practice at the Cutter Consortium, for whom he wrote "An Innovative Frame of Mind" and "Planning to Get Lucky."  He has taught many workshops at Agile meetings, Scrum gatherings, and software conferences and has collaborated on various projects with Stacia Viscardi and Lyssa Adkins.

Lee taught theatre while doing a PhD at Indiana University (1958-62), then at the University of Virginia (1962-66), Vassar College (1966-70), and Swarthmore College (1970-2002).

Michael McCullough

Michael McCullough is Executive Technical Director with Quadrus based in Calgary Alberta Canada. Michael is an experienced Consultant, Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Master, Certified PMP, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Instructor.

Willem Larsen

Willem Larsen has spent that past 15 years designing cutting-edge group learning tools—at the Oregon Zoo, OMSI, Tryon Creek State Park, and the Eddy Foundation Land Trust. He was a founding partner of Cascadia Wild! and a founding member of TrackersNW. Through his work in environmental education and local natural history, Willem came to realize that endangered indigenous languages are storehouses of priceless ecological knowledge, and this led to the development of Language Hunting.