Edwin Dando

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Digital delivery thought leaders in keynote line-up

Update – 23 August 2016: Announcing our full keynote line-up! Our final two speakers are now confirmed as Kaila Colbin and Scrum.org's Dave West...

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Make the most of our first-class bundle

This year, we're offering you a great value Master Class bundle of the option of one of two two-day courses by one of our keynote speakers – PLUS a ticket for AgileNZ Conference – at $2600 (+GST).

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Look out (and up) for AgileNZ TV Live

We're excited to announce that we'll be broadcasting live interviews with speakers and delegates at Conference this year. You can 'tune in' to AgileNZ TV Live on your mobile device by downloading the Periscope App from your App Store.Once you've got the app, just follow @AgileNZConf. You'll be notified about every broadcast as soon as it starts. Just tap the app to view, comment and send 'hearts' in real time if you like what the interviewee is saying. The more hearts received, the higher they flutter on the screen.AgileNZ TV Live's interviewer is Adam Howard, a Senior Test Consultant at Assurity and a man who's passionate about innovating in the testing space and beyond. Who better to ask testing (ahem!) questions therefore of folks living in the Agile universe. 'AgileNZ TV Live' is brought to you by our Title Sponsor Assurity. It's gonna be fun! 

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Changing the game – world-class Agile thought leadership comes to NZ

One of my personal missions is to help people shift their traditional, predictive mindset to an adaptive one that can better cope with our complex, modern world. New ways of thinking, leading and working are vital for NZ to lift its productivity and quality of life. So I’m incredibly proud and excited to announce that we’re bringing four world leaders to New Zealand to help improve agility in NZ. 

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Keynote profile – Ahmed Sidky

Ahmed Sidky (aka ‘Doctor Agile’) is a well-known thought leader in the Agile community. He is currently the Director of Development Management for Riot Games and, before that, was an Agile transformation coach and consultant for Fortune 100 companies. He is the co-author of Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World and the President and co-founder of ICAgile. Ahmed was selected as the programme chair for the Agile 2009 conference and has been an invited speaker at many Agile conferences around the world speaking on topics such as the Agile mindset, how to create Lean, high-performing habits within teams and how to transform organisations in a manner that achieves sustainable organisational agility.

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