Andrew Malcolm, TweetVP, Product Marketing Mobile Products and Program Committee Member
Biography: Andrew Malcolm
Andrew has recently joined HP to define the next wave of mobile device use cases to revolutionize traditional workflows and create disruptive economic benefits for enterprises. For the past 12 years, Andrew has been building new business from exciting technology in the consumer and mobile space. Prior to joining HP, Andrew worked at Skype where he led the revenue team responsible for paid product marketing, acquisition marketing, and web sales seeing users surpass 400M. He has also worked at the technology focused private equity fund Silver Lake Partners focused on operational improvements for large scale technology investments as well as running products for Google, Expedia, and HSBC. Andrew holds a BA from Harvard, an MBA from Stanford, and enjoys “golf” … or at least trying to find his golf ball … in his free time.
Esther Derby, TweetAuthor of "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great" and Program Committee Member
Biography: Esther Derby
I started my career as a programmer, and over the years I’ve worn many hats, including business owner, internal consultant and manager. From all these perspectives, one thing became clear: our level of individual, team and company success was deeply impacted by our work environment and organizational dynamics. As a result, I have spent the last twenty-five years helping companies design their environment, culture, and human dynamics for optimum success. I’ve written over 100 articles, and co-authored two books–Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. I write about management, leadership, collaboration, organizations and change (or another topic I’m currently exploring).
Gene Kim, TweetAuthor of "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping your Business Win" and FlowCon Program Committee Member
Biography: Gene Kim
Gene’s area of passion is helping companies build super-tribes where Development, IT Operations, Product and Project Management and Information Security simultaneously maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He’s helped some of the largest Internet properties, such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL and Microsoft companies he’s worked with Microsoft. He loves finding and fixing bottlenecks which impede and frustrate the entire organization, enabling management from each tribe to achieve the greater organizational goals.
Jez Humble, TweetAuthor of "Continuous Delivery", Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks / FlowCon Program Committee Member
Biography: Jez Humble
Jez Humble is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, and author of Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and the forthcoming Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries' Lean series (O'Reilly, 2014). He got into IT in 2000, just in time for the dot-com bust. Since then he has worked as a developer, system administrator, trainer, consultant, manager, and speaker. He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies.
Since 2004 he has worked for ThoughtWorks and ThoughtWorks Studios in Beijing, Bangalore, London, and San Francisco. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices in the field of Agile delivery. He also serves as Product Manager for Go, ThoughtWorks Studios agile release management platform. He holds a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University and an MMus in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Personal blog: http://jezhumble.net/
Book: Continuous Delivery (Addison Wesley, 2010)
Company website: http://studios.thoughtworks.com
John Esser, TweetDirector of Engineering Productivity, Ancestry.com and FlowCon Program Committee Member
Biography: John Esser
Lane Halley, TweetProduct Designer and FlowCon Program Committee Member
Biography: Lane Halley
Lane Halley uses lean
design & agile development methods to create Web & mobile products. Lane worked at Carbon Five, as a UX coach and trainer (LUXr), an in-house design manager (Liquidnet), an agency designer (Cooper, Hot
Studio) a director of User Experience (SenSage)
and a video game producer (Mindscape/Electronic
Lane seeks to blend the best practices of UX, agile and Lean Startup methods. She was the UX track host for QconSF 2012 and co-chair of the User Experience stage at Agile 2009. Lane is a frequent collaborator with Lean Startup Machine, Los Angeles StartupWeekend and StartupUCLA as a speaker and mentor. Recent speaking engagements include Agile UX NYC and the Michigan Lean Startup Conference.
Blog: "The Apprentice Path"