Agile Executive Forum
August 3, 2015
Presented by the Agile Alliance
Agile Executive Forum 2015

Don't Miss this Exclusive Opportunity with the World’s Top Agile Executives!

This year’s Agile Executive Forum theme: Building the Lean Enterprise 

At the 2015 Agile Executive Forum, join a select group of executives and top Agile leaders for an intensive one-day opportunity to explore the latest in strategic thinking in Lean and Agile practices and principles applied towards building the Lean Enterprise.  Lean Enterprises have the signicant competitive ability to respond rapidly to change.  They:

  • Focus their efforts around quickly creating and delivering sustainable business value.
  • Foster an environment in which the whole organization’s efforts are prioritized according to what provides the highest business value.
  • Look beyond individual teams to focus on all parts of the organization – technology and business – that comprise the entire value stream.
  • Embrace change and collaboration between and among all enterprise layers to continuously deliver value, iteratively and incrementally.

Having products and services sooner rather than later translates into faster time to market, greater competitive advantage, and greater profitability. 

Event Program - For Agile Leaders, by Executives

You’ll spend a day with colleagues and the industry’s top Agile performers and have the unique opportunity to exchange insights and ideas with peers from across a broad spectrum of industries. Presenters and discussion leaders are all senior executives who have successfully led major transformation efforts with Agile principles and practices. 

The Forum is structured as a combination of:

  • keynotes from top performers 
  • short presentations spotlighting innovative success stories and transformation challenges
  • breakout discussions with exploration and problem resolution
  • networking and community-building events
  • a no-sales policy is in place to keep your thinking clear

Confirmed Speakers - More Coming Soon 

Mark Schwartz, CIO, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services

As CIO, Mark Schwartz oversees all of USCIS’ information technology functions.   Before joining USCIS, Schwartz was the CIO of Intrax Cultural Exchange, a leading sponsor of J-1 cultural exchange programs. There, he led business reengineering efforts that replaced paper-based processes inthe field and overseas with end-to-end electronic processes. This resulted in improving Intrax’s customer service, scalability and compliance.

His innovative Family Room application drove dramatic market share, revenue and profit growth over the following years, and was recognized by CIO Magazine with a CIO 100 award in 2006. In 2010, Schwartz was named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld Magazine.  Schwartz was also chief executive officer (CEO) of Auctiva Corporation, a company that provides software and online services to large buyers and sellers on online marketplaces such as eBay.  Schwartz holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Yale University. He obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.

 Gill Haus, CTO, Paid Services, AOL

Gill Haus is  the CTO of Paid Services, at AOL, where he is leading the modernization of systems and processes enabling the transition to an engineering-centric organization. Before joining AOL, Gill managed the teams that built and scaled the technology behind Taxi Magic, one of the premier mobile on-demand car booking services.  Gill was also part of the team that scaled and sold the online credit platform Bill Me Later to eBay/PayPal.  While at eBay/PayPal, he managed go-to-market technology strategies, open platform API/SDK program creation, transitions to Agile methodologies and holiday readiness/scaling and availability planning and execution.  Gill is a prior member of Vistage, a regular speaker at Loyola and Hopkins, and a huge supporter of the DC Metro area Meetup scene. He holds a Bachelors in Decision and Information Systems from the University of Maryland and now lives in Fairfax with his wife and two children.

SCALING AGILE PANEL (Dot Tudor, Moderator)


Dot is founder and Technical Director of TCC (, a UK-based company specialising helping organisations to manage projects and achieve successful business change.  She is an award-winning Agile coach and experienced facilitator, who enjoys helping organisations improve their ways of working.  She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional, as well as a Certified Scrum Professional, DSDM Advanced Practitioner and Certified SAFe Program Consultant. She has been involved with Agile approaches since they first began to emerge in the early 1990s, working over the years with the Agile Alliance, Agile Leadership Network and DSDM Consortium.  Dot coaches, trains and consults across all industry sectors, and across the world, from America to Australia and all points in between, with a wide range of customers from small companies to multinational organisations.  She is a recognised international conference speaker and a published author.

Dean.jpgDean Leffingwell

Widely recognized as a leading authority on software development, Dean Leffingwell is an author, serial entrepreneur, and software development methodologist. He is the creator of the Scaled Agile Framework, and author of five books on software development. His most recent books Leading SAFe Live Lessons, Agile Software Requirements, and Scaling Software Agility, form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile software development principles and practices.

Founder of several successful startups, including Scaled Agile, Inc., Requisite, Inc., (makers of RequisitePro, later acquired by Rational), Mr. Leffingwell also served as Chief Methodologist to Rally Software, and prior to that, as a Sr. Vice President at Rational Software (now part of IBM). He currently serves as Chief Methodologist and CEO at Scaled Agile, Inc., which he co-founded in 2011.

Pricing and Registration 

Attendance at the 2015 Agile Executive Forum is limited to 125 participants.


Cost: Standard price $500 (Discounts available for Super Earlybird and Earlybird Agile Alliance members).  Registration includes a full one-year Agile Alliance membership, and qualifies you for the highly discounted price of $1500.00 per person the Agile2015 conference.

Organizing Committee

Sanjiv Augustine (LitheSpeed LLC), Linda Cook (Project Cooks), and Phil Brock (Agile Alliance).


For More Information: 

The Agile Executive Forum is a program of Agile Alliance. Additional information:

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