Nyari Samushonga joined WeThinkCode_ as the CEO in February 2019 where her primary responsibility is to gear the organisation up for growth. In her short tenure, she has overseen the expansion of the partnership network, directed the revamp of the technical curriculum and driven a marked increase in the recruitment of women into the WeThinkCode_ programme. A Chartered Accountant with 11 years of public accounting experience, Nyari has operated as a business executive in the private sector. In 2018 she co-founded FoldLeft, a digital consultancy that uses hypothesis-driven models to design and deliver impactful software solutions in large enterprises. Her expertise lies in bridging the divide between business executives and tech innovators to maximize the value of software.
Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.
Jutta has recently pair-written with John Buck a book on Company-wide Agility. This book focuses on synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agility.
Alex has spent the last 12+ years in early and growth phase startups, predominantly in SaaS. Before Bitrise he spent his time scaling revenue at Doodle while they made their breakout into B2B. Prior to Doodle he was an early employee at Algolia and managed their global BD team. His passion is deeply rooted in building anything from companies to lego sets, as well as french wine.
Alex will share with us insights on what the best-in-class revenue organizations do to grow their initial revenue organization.
Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems. An internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, agile development approaches, and the change process, Linda is the author of numerous articles and five books.
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