Agile Executive Forum Announces 2012 Program


Agile Executive Forum brings together leaders from Fortune 100 companies to access the latest strategic thinking and best practices in Agile


PORTLAND, Ore., June 29, 2012 – The Agile Alliance and the Agile Leadership Network today announced the program for the second annual Agile Executive Forum ( to be held Aug., 13, in conjunction with the Agile2012 conference in Grapevine (Dallas area), Texas. The Agile Executive Forum brings together senior99 executives to share experiences and best practices on how Agile is being implemented and scaled within an enterprise environment.

“We are thrilled at the line-up of speakers we have assembled and the overwhelming response we have received from executives willing to share best practices around agility,” said Todd Little, Executive Forum co-chair. “This year’s executive forum is designed to provide attendees with real-world examples of how organizations are adopting Agile principles to manage the complexity and uncertainty inherent to today’s software solutions. These leaders will share how they have been able to exploit and extend the benefits of agility.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sue Mckinney, VP Engineering, Pitney Bowes
  • Robert Wiseman, CTO, Sabre
  • Allen Rutzen, Senior Manager, Nokia
  • Ravi Waran, Executive Director, Air Liquide
  • Hendrik Esser, Head of Portfolio Management, Ericsson
  • Stefan Andersson, VP Product Creation, SAAB Group
  • Pete Morowski, Senior VP, Sabre Airline Solutions

The Agile Executive Forum is intended to explore enterprise agility strategies from several key perspectives:

  • Large, diverse organizations with established processes, cultures and attitudes
  • Powerful ways to see and control your most critical business initiatives
  • How enterprise agility can enhance value delivery

“This year’s Agile Executive Forum will explore such areas as increasing speed to value, leading enterprise agility, large-scale Agile transformations, strategic innovations and managing risk,” said Lisa Shoop, Executive Forum co-chair. The executive forum promises to again be a great opportunity for leaders to assemble and share real-world examples of Agile.”

The Agile Executive Forum is structured as a combination of compelling keynotes and short presentations of experiences spotlighting innovative success stories and transformation challenges, breakout discussions with exploration and problem resolution, and group events with opportunities for networking and community-building. Offered as a convenient one-day event, attendees can tailor their agenda with carefully selected portfolio of presentations, workshops and conversations to integrate enterprise agility into future strategies that align seemingly disparate goals, teams and reserves.

Attendance at the 2012 Agile Executive Forum is limited to 80, and costs $2,400 for the event. The price includes a non-transferable admission to the Agile2012 Conference that is co-located and is being held from Aug. 13 to 17 (valued at $2,199). For more information on both events please visit: (

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About the Agile Leadership Network

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About the Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the ( With nearly 6,000 members located around the globe, the Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. The Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile Conference, the industry’s leading event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe. The Agile2012 Conference ( is scheduled for August 13-17 in Grapevine (Dallas area).

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