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As a result of the global COVID-19 Pandemic, the way we work, collaborate, and live has changed dramatically. Many of us are currently “working from home” in quarantine to reduce our pandemic exposure and the risk of infection for our colleagues and families. Collaboration is increasingly facilitated by a variety of internet-based tools – substituting screens for face-to-face interactions. How do does this impact our productivity and the future of Agile? Join us as our panelists share their experiences and observations!

About the Speaker(s)

Rachel Reinitz is an IBM Fellow, CTO and Founder of the IBM Garage. The IBM Garages are consulting labs in startup communities that partner with clients to transform how they design, develop, modernize, and deploy cloud applications. You can learn more about the Garage and the IBM Garage Methodology at

After gaining her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2001 she spent the next 10 years failing to choose between being a researcher / teacher in academia, and being a teacher / facilitator in industry. She eventually squared the circle by starting her own company, metadeveloper, which develops developers by teaching CS, teaching how to teach CS, inviting speakers to IT conferences, and facilitating software development in various ways. She has facilitated retrospectives and other meetings for the past 15 years during which time she has made all the mistakes possible in that field. Aino has lived in Stockholm, Lund, and Cambridge, but she is now back in Aarhus, Denmark, where she lives with her family, and a growing collection of plush cephalopods.

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Steven Fraser is based in Silicon Valley and has served as an innovation catalyst with global influence for HP, Cisco, Qualcomm, and Nortel. In addition to a year as a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) consulting on domain engineering processes and practices he has organized over 75 international conferences, panels, workshops, and tutorials. Steven holds a doctorate (Electrical Engineering) from McGill University in Montréal, Canada and is a senior member of both the ACM and the IEEE. His interests focus on alleviating the “soft” challenges of developing systems highly dependent on software - and the practices/strategies used to accelerate the adoption of new technologies.