Agile Rise & Shine: Agile Leadership & Management at Scale

MONDAY, June 26th • 8 am to 12pm Wake Forest Conference Center, 1 Bank of America Center, Charlotte, NC

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Join your peers while exploring ways to improve your organization’s Agile management and leadership at scale. Don’t miss this terrific line-up from Net Objectives, AgileCraft and Kingsmen Software: the speakers are industry thought-leaders who have guided Agile transformations and can help you successfully lead change within your organization.


Kelley Horton, Chief Agililty Officer, Kingsmen Software

Kelley has over 20 years of experience as a product development and IT professional, distinguishing herself as a leader in enterprise-level lean agile transformations and enterprise program management with a distinct track record of ensuring successful product / solution delivery.

Al Shalloway, CEO, Net Objectives

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.

Scott Blacker, Vice President Product & Services, AgileCraft

Scott Blacker is a 20 year Product Management veteran with experience leading the product function at multiple early-stage technology companies through periods of explosive growth. Scott is responsible for defining, executing against, and bringing to market the company’s products and services, and has helped dozens of companies implement agile practices at scale.

Guy Beaver, Vice President Engagements, Net Objectives

Guy Beaver is VP of Enterprise Engagements and a Senior Consultant. He is a seasoned technology executive known for building Lean organizations that are driven by business priorities.

Chris Nowak, Chief Transformation Officer, Kingsmen Software

With over 20 years experience in Change Management, SLDC and DevOps at two of the four top US banks, Chris Nowak has repeatedly transformed cultural, procedural and organizational challenges into successful delivery services through value stream optimizations and modern automation practices.


7.30 AM - Network with Breakfast

Meet & Greet, Nametags, Swag, and Breakfast

8.00 AM - Keynote: Why We Want Simple Solutions but Need Simple Starts

Al Shalloway, CEO, Net Objectives

9.00 AM - Breakout 1 - IT Track: Adapting IT delivery for Bi-modal Reality

Scott Blacker, VP Product & Services, AgileCraft

9.00 AM - Breakout 1 - Non IT Track: Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter … Lean-Agile and DevOps are Better Together

Kelley Horton, Chief Agility Officer, and Chris Nowak, Chief Transformation Officer, Kingsmen Software

10.15 AM - Breakout 2 - IT Track: Getting Past Agile Transformation Stagnation

Al Shalloway and Scott Blacker

10.15 AM - Breakout 2 - Non IT Track: Leading a Focused Organization

Guy Beaver, VP Enterprise Engagements, Net Objectives

11:15 AM - Closing Keynote Q&A Session

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About Kingsmen Software

Kingsmen Software is a software development company that crafts high-quality software products and empowers their clients to do the same. Their exclusive approach, The Kingsmen Way, combines processes, tooling, automation, and frameworks to enable scalability, efficiency, and business agility. Kingsmen’s craftsmen can be found collaborating in the historic Camden Cotton Mill at the corner of 5th and Graham in Charlotte, NC.

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