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About AOE 2019

We have aimed AOE 2019 towards bringing Agile awareness in the Eastern parts of India and South East Asia. AOE is Agile of East - where we have a exciting population and culture of Agility.

Additionally, Agile is not only for software, but it has its AOE (Area of Effect) across Industries and that is why we love this name even more.

All applicable content from the conference will be made available at ZoneConnect Platform and also through the Agile Alliance website as well.

AOE 2019 Speakers

Hear and learn from the Industry Leaders in Agile Space – across the Globe! More speakers are being added, as we get confirmation!
[alphabetic listing of our key speakers]

Ambarish Dasgupta
Ambarish DasguptaSenior Partner - Intueri Consulting LLP

A seasoned management consultant with more than 30 years of experience, he was a member of the India leadership team in PwC. He managed a practice of 2000 people in Digital and Analytics with USD 60 million revenue. After PwC, he has been the national consulting leader in KPMG and a part of the leadership team as well. In his professional career, he served global and multinational clients in India and abroad, advising C-level executives in the fields of corporate and business strategy, global business model innovation, business transformation, organizational strategy and governance, change management and organizational dynamics, business performance improvement, and leadership development. Currently he is serving in the Board of few companies. He is also associated as an advisor with few companies. He is serving as a Member of the Strategic planning and program implementation board of the West Bengal Government and appointed as the Principal Advisor to the State Government Department of IT and Technology.

Ambarish Dasgupta
Ambarish DasguptaSenior Partner - Intueri Consulting LLP

A seasoned management consultant with more than 30 years of experience, he was a member of the India leadership team in PwC. He managed a practice of 2000 people in Digital and Analytics with USD 60 million revenue. After PwC, he has been the national consulting leader in KPMG and a part of the leadership team as well. In his professional career, he served global and multinational clients in India and abroad, advising C-level executives in the fields of corporate and business strategy, global business model innovation, business transformation, organizational strategy and governance, change management and organizational dynamics, business performance improvement, and leadership development. Currently he is serving in the Board of few companies. He is also associated as an advisor with few companies. He is serving as a Member of the Strategic planning and program implementation board of the West Bengal Government and appointed as the Principal Advisor to the State Government Department of IT and Technology.

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Anand Pandey
Anand PandeyChange Agent | Problem Solver | Agile Coach

Anand Pandey is a management consultant and a lean-agile change agent. As an agile practitioner for a decade, Anand is passionate about supporting organizations realize its true potential and the purpose of delivering business value, and keeps human aspect at the center of agile adoption and transformation. He is an active member and contributor to agile community in Kolkata and spreads awareness about SAFe, Kanban, Scrum and Lean frameworks.

Anand Pandey
Anand PandeyChange Agent | Problem Solver | Agile Coach

Anand Pandey is a management consultant and a lean-agile change agent. As an agile practitioner for a decade, Anand is passionate about supporting organizations realize its true potential and the purpose of delivering business value, and keeps human aspect at the center of agile adoption and transformation. He is an active member and contributor to agile community in Kolkata and spreads awareness about SAFe, Kanban, Scrum and Lean frameworks.

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Ahmed Zafor Sadeq
Ahmed Zafor SadeqOSS Program Manager at World Bank Group

An Agile evangelist & ICT professional from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has 19+ years experiences in leading multi-disciplinary teams in Government, Enterprise IT & Telecommunication domain for Solution Design, Project, Portfolio & Service Delivery Management.
An active member & one of the moderator of Agile Bangladesh community. He works closely with Bangladesh ICT industry in Agile transition & transformation.

Ahmed Zafor Sadeq
Ahmed Zafor SadeqOSS Program Manager at World Bank Group

An Agile evangelist & ICT professional from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has 19+ years experiences in leading multi-disciplinary teams in Government, Enterprise IT & Telecommunication domain for Solution Design, Project, Portfolio & Service Delivery Management.
An active member & one of the moderator of Agile Bangladesh community. He works closely with Bangladesh ICT industry in Agile transition & transformation.

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Ashutosh BhatawadekarAgile Strategist, Coach, Learner

Ashutosh is an Industry veteran having 21 years of experience in diversified fields of Enterprise wide Agile Transformation, Scaled Agile, Agile & Scrum implementation, Agile Coaching, DevOps, Agile Test Strategy Software Project Management, Consulting, Test Process Consulting, IS Audit, IT Governance, PMO, Center of Excellence (CoE), Software Quality Assurance & Control, Coaching and Mentoring.

Ashutosh BhatawadekarAgile Strategist, Coach, Learner

Ashutosh is an Industry veteran having 21 years of experience in diversified fields of Enterprise wide Agile Transformation, Scaled Agile, Agile & Scrum implementation, Agile Coaching, DevOps, Agile Test Strategy Software Project Management, Consulting, Test Process Consulting, IS Audit, IT Governance, PMO, Center of Excellence (CoE), Software Quality Assurance & Control, Coaching and Mentoring.

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Debashis Sen, IASAdditional Chief Secretary, Govt of West Bengal, IT Department

Experienced administrator with a demonstrated history of working in senior government positions. Skilled in Policy Formulation, Governance, Smart Cities, Information Technology Policy, Start Up Policy, Strategic Planning, and Public Administration. Strong professional expertise in city development, urban analysis and democracy. Trained at Harvard Business School and IMF Institute.

Debashis Sen, IASAdditional Chief Secretary, Govt of West Bengal, IT Department

Experienced administrator with a demonstrated history of working in senior government positions. Skilled in Policy Formulation, Governance, Smart Cities, Information Technology Policy, Start Up Policy, Strategic Planning, and Public Administration. Strong professional expertise in city development, urban analysis and democracy. Trained at Harvard Business School and IMF Institute.

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Deepti JainCSP, CSM, CSPO, CSD, SPC4.5

Deepti is an Agile practitioner, experienced in creating, leading, and managing Agile team in distributed setup. She is active in Agile community building in Delhi NCR region. For past 5 years her primary focus is on Agile and its Scaling with Continuous Integration and Improvement with Lean, Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework. She is also Atlassian User Group Leader for Gurgaon-NCR.

Deepti JainCSP, CSM, CSPO, CSD, SPC4.5

Deepti is an Agile practitioner, experienced in creating, leading, and managing Agile team in distributed setup. She is active in Agile community building in Delhi NCR region. For past 5 years her primary focus is on Agile and its Scaling with Continuous Integration and Improvement with Lean, Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework. She is also Atlassian User Group Leader for Gurgaon-NCR.

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Dinesh SharmaAgile Coach & LeSS Trainer, UK

Dinesh is a seasoned agile trainer and executive coach. He has over 22 years of experience helping organisations with agile transformations. He has worked on some of the most complex product development anywhere in the world, including many large, financial services organisations, government departments, aerospace and defence and global consultancies.

Dinesh SharmaAgile Coach & LeSS Trainer, UK

Dinesh is a seasoned agile trainer and executive coach. He has over 22 years of experience helping organisations with agile transformations. He has worked on some of the most complex product development anywhere in the world, including many large, financial services organisations, government departments, aerospace and defence and global consultancies.

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Namrata Datta
Namrata DattaAgile CoE - Practice Lead at HCL

A seasoned agilist who have lived a decade working with agile programs and have attained the skills and experience in training, mentoring, facilitation and coaching. Designed the "Coach a Coach" Program, Product Owner Workshops, Elearning modules in HCL. Proficient in SAFe, SOS, Lean, Spotify, Disciplined Agile, NEXUS framework

Namrata Datta
Namrata DattaAgile CoE - Practice Lead at HCL

A seasoned agilist who have lived a decade working with agile programs and have attained the skills and experience in training, mentoring, facilitation and coaching. Designed the "Coach a Coach" Program, Product Owner Workshops, Elearning modules in HCL. Proficient in SAFe, SOS, Lean, Spotify, Disciplined Agile, NEXUS framework

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Narasimha BadrinathAgile Coach & DevOps Consultant

Narasimha is an Agile Coach & DevOps Consultant. He has over 14 years of experience in Developing, Architecting and Delivering software solutions. Keeping software engineering at the heart of Agile transformations he has also helped to build Continuous delivery solutions for several products and teams.

Narasimha BadrinathAgile Coach & DevOps Consultant

Narasimha is an Agile Coach & DevOps Consultant. He has over 14 years of experience in Developing, Architecting and Delivering software solutions. Keeping software engineering at the heart of Agile transformations he has also helped to build Continuous delivery solutions for several products and teams.

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Priya PatraProgram Manager @ Capgemini

A Mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, dreamer, creator and a futurist. An Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager spearheading transformation programs for a Fortune 10 organization in healthcare and transportation domain. Leading Agile Community Of Practice with Capgemini 546 members, across 40 countries evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization. Speaker for national and International conferences on IoT, Agile and Project Management.

Priya PatraProgram Manager @ Capgemini

A Mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, dreamer, creator and a futurist. An Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager spearheading transformation programs for a Fortune 10 organization in healthcare and transportation domain. Leading Agile Community Of Practice with Capgemini 546 members, across 40 countries evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization. Speaker for national and International conferences on IoT, Agile and Project Management.

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Punit DoshiScrum.org PST, ICAgile Agile Coach

Punit has 18+ years of IT experience and has been practicing agile for over 5 years. He has also worked with top notch management consulting firm to assist a large investment bank in their Agile Transformation journey. He has played the role of Scrum Master and Agile coach at a large US bank and has passion for Enterprise Level Agile Transformation. He has worked in different industries (Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Publishing and IT Research) at different levels (from Software Developer to being a Change Agent). Punit strongly believes in the mission to improve the profession of Software Delivery. He is an avid reader and considers himself as a perpetual student.

Punit DoshiScrum.org PST, ICAgile Agile Coach

Punit has 18+ years of IT experience and has been practicing agile for over 5 years. He has also worked with top notch management consulting firm to assist a large investment bank in their Agile Transformation journey. He has played the role of Scrum Master and Agile coach at a large US bank and has passion for Enterprise Level Agile Transformation. He has worked in different industries (Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Publishing and IT Research) at different levels (from Software Developer to being a Change Agent). Punit strongly believes in the mission to improve the profession of Software Delivery. He is an avid reader and considers himself as a perpetual student.

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Ramanathan Yegyanarayanan
Ramanathan YegyanarayananAgile Practitioner, Soft Skills Trainer

Ramanathan Yegyanarayanan is an Agile practitioner, experienced in creating, leading, and managing Agile team in distributed setup. He is active in Agile community building in Chennai.
Personally, Ramanathan loves to connect and interact with people. Been part of many industry academia programs as a trainer.

Ramanathan Yegyanarayanan
Ramanathan YegyanarayananAgile Practitioner, Soft Skills Trainer

Ramanathan Yegyanarayanan is an Agile practitioner, experienced in creating, leading, and managing Agile team in distributed setup. He is active in Agile community building in Chennai.
Personally, Ramanathan loves to connect and interact with people. Been part of many industry academia programs as a trainer.

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Ramkumar Arumugam
Ramkumar ArumugamSenior Program Manager

Ramkumar is an experienced Program Manager with 14+ years of success in leading all phases of diverse technology IT Projects in retail, e-commerce, insurance and pharma market research industries. He has more than 8+ years of experience in leading and executing projects and programs using agile and lean methodologies. He has a zeal for project and program management and his current endeavor includes leading a large scale distributed agile development team in delivering world class product for a large retailer. He is a regular contributor to projectmanagement.com and has presented his views in many national conferences. He holds multiple certifications including PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, CSP and ICP-ACC.

Ramkumar Arumugam
Ramkumar ArumugamSenior Program Manager

Ramkumar is an experienced Program Manager with 14+ years of success in leading all phases of diverse technology IT Projects in retail, e-commerce, insurance and pharma market research industries. He has more than 8+ years of experience in leading and executing projects and programs using agile and lean methodologies. He has a zeal for project and program management and his current endeavor includes leading a large scale distributed agile development team in delivering world class product for a large retailer. He is a regular contributor to projectmanagement.com and has presented his views in many national conferences. He holds multiple certifications including PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, CSP and ICP-ACC.

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Tathagat VarmaSr. Director - Strategy & Operations at Walmart Labs

Ex-Defense Scientist, Antarctic Researcher, Software Executive, Product Leader and Technologist with 27+ years experience building organizations ground-up and shipping multiple "1.0" products (revenue impact over US$ Billion+) with Fortune 500 companies and startups. Recognized thought leader, prolific speaker, visiting faculty, startup mentor and published author in agile product development, lean startups, design thinking, entrepreneurship, people, teams, culture and leadership.

Tathagat VarmaSr. Director - Strategy & Operations at Walmart Labs

Ex-Defense Scientist, Antarctic Researcher, Software Executive, Product Leader and Technologist with 27+ years experience building organizations ground-up and shipping multiple "1.0" products (revenue impact over US$ Billion+) with Fortune 500 companies and startups. Recognized thought leader, prolific speaker, visiting faculty, startup mentor and published author in agile product development, lean startups, design thinking, entrepreneurship, people, teams, culture and leadership.

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Tawfiq Mohammad Abdus SattarManagement 3.0 Trainer

Tawfiq Mohammad Abdus Sattar, is an agile enthusiast and skilled IT professional from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has more than 15 (+) years’ experience in Product Portfolio & Project Management, Software Build & Configuration Management, Software Architecture Design, Application life cycle management (ALM), Software development in Web, Desktop & Mobile platforms and Software process improvement activities.
With his proven leadership and strong belief in agile principles, he led agile transformation in few large software development houses in Bangladesh. He is a certified scrum professional from scrum alliance and certified agile coach from IC-Agile.

As he likes to connect and speak with the people who has interest in agile principles so that he is an active participant and moderator of Agile Bangladesh community. He is responsible for coordinating and collaborating to arrange the monthly meet ups and other events or sessions on Agile & Scrum.

Tawfiq Mohammad Abdus SattarManagement 3.0 Trainer

Tawfiq Mohammad Abdus Sattar, is an agile enthusiast and skilled IT professional from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has more than 15 (+) years’ experience in Product Portfolio & Project Management, Software Build & Configuration Management, Software Architecture Design, Application life cycle management (ALM), Software development in Web, Desktop & Mobile platforms and Software process improvement activities.
With his proven leadership and strong belief in agile principles, he led agile transformation in few large software development houses in Bangladesh. He is a certified scrum professional from scrum alliance and certified agile coach from IC-Agile.

As he likes to connect and speak with the people who has interest in agile principles so that he is an active participant and moderator of Agile Bangladesh community. He is responsible for coordinating and collaborating to arrange the monthly meet ups and other events or sessions on Agile & Scrum.

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Yasub HashmiAgile Technical Coach

Yasub is an Agile Technical Coach. He worked as developer on several technologies for over a decade with several Agile teams. He now leverages his Agile experience and skills of Clean Code, Extreme programming (XP), TDD, BDD and several related practices to help teams in achieving technical agility.

Yasub HashmiAgile Technical Coach

Yasub is an Agile Technical Coach. He worked as developer on several technologies for over a decade with several Agile teams. He now leverages his Agile experience and skills of Clean Code, Extreme programming (XP), TDD, BDD and several related practices to help teams in achieving technical agility.

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Organising Committee

AOE 2019 Conference is run by volunteers and is non-profit. We are grateful to our speakers, well wishers and supporters. We wish we could put all their names here – but sharing just the core volunteers of AOE 2019 here:

Angsuman ChaudhuriAgile Delivery Management, Agile Practitioner and Enabler, Lean Optimize Champion

For the last 17 years Angsuman has been a contributor in the growth of IT industry, by wearing different hats like Developer, Business Analyst, and Delivery Lead in multiple tier-one companies and across different domains. As an Agile enthusiast, he is practicing Lean and Agile for the last 7 years. He is an Agile Philomath, evangelist and coach to many of his acquaintances. His special interest areas are Agile, Innovation and Leadership.

Angsuman ChaudhuriAgile Delivery Management, Agile Practitioner and Enabler, Lean Optimize Champion

For the last 17 years Angsuman has been a contributor in the growth of IT industry, by wearing different hats like Developer, Business Analyst, and Delivery Lead in multiple tier-one companies and across different domains. As an Agile enthusiast, he is practicing Lean and Agile for the last 7 years. He is an Agile Philomath, evangelist and coach to many of his acquaintances. His special interest areas are Agile, Innovation and Leadership.

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Anand Pandey
Anand PandeyChange Agent | Problem Solver | Agile Coach

Anand Pandey is a management consultant and a lean-agile change agent. As an agile practitioner for a decade, Anand is passionate about supporting organizations realize its true potential and the purpose of delivering business value, and keeps human aspect at the center of agile adoption and transformation. He is an active member and contributor to agile community in Kolkata and spreads awareness about SAFe, Kanban, Scrum and Lean frameworks.

Anand Pandey
Anand PandeyChange Agent | Problem Solver | Agile Coach

Anand Pandey is a management consultant and a lean-agile change agent. As an agile practitioner for a decade, Anand is passionate about supporting organizations realize its true potential and the purpose of delivering business value, and keeps human aspect at the center of agile adoption and transformation. He is an active member and contributor to agile community in Kolkata and spreads awareness about SAFe, Kanban, Scrum and Lean frameworks.

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Arijit SarbagnaAgile Practitioner

Arijit comes with a mix of development, leadership and entrepreneurial background. In his career spanning over 20 years, he has not only worked on multiple technology stacks, but has also worked with multiple organizations in diversified roles and portfolios. He has been a keen Agile follower since his early development days with start-ups, and has passionately carried this practice to other organizations as well.
Apart from this, he takes keen interest in new technology development as well and has specific focus in the field of IoT/IoE and Digital Transformation.

Arijit SarbagnaAgile Practitioner

Arijit comes with a mix of development, leadership and entrepreneurial background. In his career spanning over 20 years, he has not only worked on multiple technology stacks, but has also worked with multiple organizations in diversified roles and portfolios. He has been a keen Agile follower since his early development days with start-ups, and has passionately carried this practice to other organizations as well.
Apart from this, he takes keen interest in new technology development as well and has specific focus in the field of IoT/IoE and Digital Transformation.

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