ALM Chicago
Presented By Centare Group - Agile Software Development

2014 ALM Chicago

  • Gene Kim

    Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written two books, including The Visible Ops Handbook, and The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.

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  • Venkatesh Rao

    Venkatesh Rao is a consultant, independent researcher and the author of Tempo, a book on narrative-driven decision-making. He blogs at and writes regularly for Forbes and Information Week.

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  • Benjamin Day

    Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software best practices using Microsoft's tools. Ben's main areas of emphasis include Team Foundation Server, Scrum, software testing, and software architecture.

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  • Erwin Van Der Koogh

    Erwin is one of the stewards and driving forces behind the Stoos Network. A worldwide network of change agents aiming to change the way we think about management and organizations.

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  • Michael "Doc" Norton

    A frequent speaker, Doc is passionate about helping others become better developers, working with teams to improve delivery, and building great organizations.

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  • Gary Pedretti

    Gary Pedretti taught himself to program on a TI-99/4A in grade school when he endeavored to recreate his favorite video game, Centipede, in TI Extended BASIC.

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  • Dawn Mortimer

    Dawn Mortimer is the Innovation Director for American Family Insurance and has been there for 25 years serving in many capacities such as Strategy, Marketing, I/S, Claims, agency and product lines.

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  • Laura Weber

    Laura Weber is a coach and strategy consultant. She roots her technique in authenticity and courage, and views transformation as a set of practices – something we approach and make decisions about each day.

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  • Chad Albrecht

    For the last 20 years, Chad has been a successful executive, consultant, developer, coach and trainer. Working with dynamic organizations around the world in diverse industries has grown Chad into a strong believer in Agile ALM techniques and the Kaizen corporate culture.

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