Our Agile2022 Program Team
The Agile2022 Conference Team is dedicated to creating a stellar international conference that furthers Agile principles and provides an avenue for people and ideas to flourish. We are working to bring you an amazing event that creates great experiences for all attendees. We cannot wait to share more details!
Chief Engineer, Sharp Dream
Kevin thinks that if you drew a Venn diagram with “acting degree”, “CS degree”, and “worked for Siegfried and Roy”, he’d be the only one in the middle. The combination of liberal arts/fine arts/technical helps him see problems from multiple angles and not just where the ones and zeroes go. He is currently the Chief Engineer for Sharp Dream.
Jen Krieger is Senior Director Technical Program Management at GitHub. Most of her 20+ year career has been in software development representing many roles throughout the waterfall and agile lifecycles. She is most proud of the time she spent more recently at Red Hat as Chief Agilist,, Jen guided teams across the company into agility in a way that respects and supports its commitment to Open Source.
“I build teams. Whether it’s admissions volunteers for my alma mater, or regional recruiters for multiple competing Ivy-caliber colleges, or high-achieving low-income first-gen college applicants, or amateur colonial-to-medieval genealogists, or software engineers and IT pros, you’ll find me corralling dozens or hundreds of cross-functional high-performers and uniting them in pursuit of a common mission. Even when I didn’t mean to. I can’t not.
I am obsessed with agile and Lean principles and have used them to successfully plan and execute weddings, house moves, world travel, and my exchange student’s midterm grades recovery plan just in time for graduation. I have run family meetings using StrengthsFinder.
[Because you know you want to know: Strategic, Ideation, Context, Significance/Competition, Command.]
I don’t like or pursue certifications, though I’ve picked up a few over the years (some for mercenary reasons). I learn and do and teach these things because they are useful and fun, not because someone allowed me to pay them for the privilege.
My colleagues (and sometimes clients) call me an agent of chaos because I delight in upending conventional wisdom and showing people a new way to think about—and love—their everyday work. If “the usual” hasn’t worked for you, I can help. I’m anything but.”
Director of Engineering, Nubank
Cat Swetel is a technology leader interested in exploring how digital transformation facilitates relationships and could create conditions for more generative institutions. Her leadership style is deeply feminist in that it is focused on allowing all people to flourish. This leadership style (coupled with good technology instincts) has allowed Cat to establish an impressive track record of delivering the “impossible”. In addition to leadership experience in a variety of settings from startups to large enterprises, Cat is also an accomplished public speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, etc all around the world. In her leisure time, Cat enjoys cooking, hiking, making jokes about Bitcoin, and reading feminist literature.
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