David J Anderson

David Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective teams. He leads a consulting, training and publishing and event planning business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. He has 30+ years experience in the high technology industry starting with computer games in the early 1980’s. He has led software teams delivering superior productivity and quality using innovative agile methods at large companies such as Sprint and Motorola. David is the pioneer of the Kanban Method, an approach to evolutionary to improvement, and Enterprise Services Planning, a system of management for modern businesses operating in complex environments.
Follow David on Twitter at @lki_dja

Swami Atmapriyananda

Swami Atmapriyananda has been the Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University since 2005. Before becoming a monk, Swami Atmapriyananda completed his doctoral programme leading to PhD degree from the Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1975 for his work in particle theory. He has a number of research publications in reputed international journals.

Swami Atmapriyananda participates on invitation in various religious and educational seminars, symposia, colloquia, workshops and conferences in India and abroad organized by Universities, research institutes and religious organizations on the subjects of his interest.

Mike Burrows

Mike Burrows, founder of Agendashift (, is a management consultant, coach and trainer specialising in values-based change, leadership and delivery. A former Executive Director, IT Director and global development manager, Mike has been a long time associate of David Anderson and a Lean Kanban thought-leader in his own right. He’s has done extensive work in, and consults in, a wide range of topics related to Lean, Agile and Kanban. His book “Kanban from the Inside”, published in 2014, quickly became one of the leading books on Kanban.

You can find Mike at @asplake and

Satyendra Kumar

Satyendra Kumar is an independent Advisor and Consultant to several large and medium enterprises. He is currently the Chief Technical Advisor to the Confederation of Indian Industry – Institute of Quality for excellence in the area of Education, Manufacturing and Services.

Mr Kumar was the Global Head and Senior Vice President – Productivity & Quality, Technology Tools & Software Reuse at Infosys Limited where he served for thirteen years. During these years, he worked closely on large improvement and change programs for significant impacts in business process excellence, high operational and client impacts, integration of subsidiaries in different geographies and contribution towards high maturity performance.

Mr Kumar has consulted for over thirty national and multi-national clients on areas of Business Excellence, Operational Efficiency and Quality Management.



Alok Upadhyay

Alok Upadhyay is an Agile / Lean Coach, Psychologist/Counsellor & Leadership Trainer. He is a passionate Consultant with years of hands-on experience with large scale product development, implementing SAFe and helping organizations be Agile at scale. He has deep interest towards understanding human behavior and thought process to create happy environment for becoming Learning Teams.

Alok helps enterprises, leaders and teams significantly improve their ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing market conditions. He coaches senior leaders with strategic and structural changes and gets hands-on when coaching team members. He loves to go to Himalayas as and when he gets the opportunity to explore the self.
You can reach him at @tajalok9

Anadi Misra

Anadi is a Director at Agitily Roots Pvt. Ltd. You can reach him at @anadimishra

Ashish Chandra

Ashish Chandra is an Accredited Kanban Trainer with the Lean Kanban University. He works as a Senior Manager-Product Development with SunGard at Pune, India. He is also a SAFe Program Consultant, PMP, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional. Ashish has been involved in Agile implementations since 2007 and has extensive experience in Project Management, Process Management and Product Management delivery as well as consulting across various Fortune 500 companies globally. He has spoken and presented papers at various conferences in the past. He is also a visiting faculty for Project Management and related topics at Symbiosis, Pune.

Connect with Ashish at @ashish_chandra_

Ashish Mahajan

Ashish is a Lean Agile coach working with Ford Motor Company. He has been a practitioner of Lean and Agile methods for close to 10 years in different organizations and geographies. He is passionate about creating ecosystem in teams and organizations based on the culture of trust, courage, teamwork and collective autonomy. Ashish believes that it’s all about the people; the models, frameworks, practices and methods are only there to serve people to work together to create great products.

Connect with Ashish at @ashishmahajan4

Avinash Rao

Avinash has over 15 years of IT industry experience in Agile leadership, Product, Platform and Project Management, New Product Development Consulting, Market Research, IT Business Value, Process Re-design and Optimization, and IT project delivery. Avinash has demonstrated competencies in transitioning, coaching and leading large Agile development programs, and in using Lean and Kanban techniques to deliver business value.

Avinash is currently an Associate Director with Cognizant.

Devesh Chanchlani

Devesh is a passionate programmer and technology enthusiast with over a decade of experience delivering enterprise web, mobile and cloud applications. As an Agile Coach and Trainer, he has assisted organizations during their Agile transformation journeys. He has coached teams to embrace, scale and sustain eXtreme Programming (XP) practices and mentored teams on adoption of Continuous Delivery (CD) and DevOps at enterprise scale.

A polyglot programmer: Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, C++, Devesh also holds the following certifications – Certified Scrum Master (CSM), CSP (Certified Scrum Professional), CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
Devesh can be reached at @devesh_ch.

Janice Linden-Reed

Janice Linden-Reed is President of Lean Kanban, Inc. overseeing all Lean Kanban University certified Kanban training programs, credential programs for Kanban professionals, and the Lean Kanban Conference global series. Her professional background includes game design and production, starting companies, managing software development, and building communities for professionals. She works with organizations around the world seeking to use Kanban to improve results. Janice also manages the Kanban communities kanbandev and the Limited WIP Society.

She is from San Francisco, California but now living in Seattle, Washington.

Jaya Srivastava

Jaya Shrivastava is the founder of Agile++ Engineering and based out of Bengaluru, India. She primarily works as a capacity of Agile Software Development Consultant, Coach and Trainer for Start-Ups and Multinational Organisations. She has more than 14 years of experience as a Research Scientist, Lecturer, Software Developer, Freelancer, Technical Trainer, Scrum Master, Product owner, and Area Product Owner.

Jaya holds the Scrum Alliance® credentials CSM, CSPO, and CSP. She also holds SAFe SPC from Scaled Agile Academy.

Jaya is an avid blogger, Scrum harbinger, and contributes to the fullest of her capacity to propagate Agile practices. Jaya holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) and a Master of Computer Applications (MCA). Her hobbies include Traveling, Cooking, and Reading.

Jaya can be reached at @AgileJaya.

Kamlesh Ravlani

Kamlesh Ravlani is an Agile / Lean Coach, Trainer. Kamlesh is CEO of Agile For Growth – a company focused on Agile Lean Transformation Coaching and Training. Kamlesh has extensive Agile and Lean transformation experience with large global organizations. He has hands-on experience with large scale product development, implementing LeSS and helping organizations be Agile at scale. Kamlesh helps enterprises, leaders and teams significantly improve performance, customer focus and agility. He coaches senior leaders with strategic and structural changes and gets hands-on when coaching team members. He has deep interest towards understanding human behavior and social interactions to create high performing teams. Kamlesh collaborates with Agile coaches, trainers, and leaders worldwide to build Agile communities, and regularly speaks at Agile conferences and user groups.

Kamlesh can be reached at @kravlani.

Krishnakumar C

Krishnakumar Chinnappachari is a Principal Agile Coach at Sabre Travel Technologies India Private Limited, Bangalore. He comes with 20+ years of diversified experience in Software Engineering, Testing and Agile (Scrum) coaching. He has leadership experience of over 8 years & managed teams with matrix organization hierarchies. He has been coaching teams on Agile(Scrum), Kanban and on SAFe implementation. Well versed in Global Delivery Management, Program Management, Customer Management, Project Management, Distributed Agile. He has worked in UK, France, Canada for 2 years. He has been credited with certifications such as QAI CSTE, PMI PMP, MCP, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SAFe SA. He previously worked in organizations such as Cognizant, Tesco, Philips, Accenture, GE GXS, JDA Software, Yokogawa Blue Star.

Krishnakumar can be reached at @krish_kumarc.

Madhavi Ledalla

Madhavi is an experienced Agile Coach with technology background, currently working with some of the best organizations helping them in their agile adoption journey by coaching and training multiple teams on agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban. Hands on experience with Scaling frameworks like Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Working experience with most of the Microsoft technologies and domain expertise in the areas of Gaming Industry, Medical products, Integrated Control Systems, Security products, SP3D modeling, Workflow automation systems and neural networks. Instrumental in delivering customized trainings to varied groups, introducing innovative retrospective techniques, doing user story workshops, Release Planning and Portfolio planning.

Mahesh Singh

Mahesh brings over 20 years of experience in Product Management, Marketing and Consulting/ Professional Services. Since 2011, Mahesh has been closely involved with the Kanban community and led Digité’s participation in the Lean/ Kanban conferences and other events. Working closely with Kanban pioneer, David Anderson, Mahesh has led the development of the SwiftKanban product with inputs from David and other thought leaders in the international community. Mahesh has worked closely with Digité customers implementing Lean/ Kanban initiatives as well as in Lean/ Agile communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mahesh has been a presenter and a panel host at several conferences including the Agile India conference, Lean Kanban Europe, Lean Kanban North America, EclipseCon/ Agile ALM Conference, AgileCamp as well as others such as the PMI conference and SEPG conferences in North America, Europe, Australia and India.

Mahesh can be reached at @maheshsingh.

Mahesh Varadharajan

Mahesh is an experienced Agile transformation consultant with 8+ years in software industry, nearly 5+ years in leading and coaching Agile teams. He has been part of enterprise-wide Agile adoption initiatives, focusing on organizational change management, process definition, scaling agile and evangelizing mindset and cultural change.

A specialist in Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Unified Processes and Lean practices, he has helped IT Product-development and Services organizations in identifying the strategy for Agile adoption and later in the implementation including scaling Agile across enterprise from small projects to complex, large-scale portfolios. He has cross-domain IT expertise working in Fortune 500 companies across projects in BFSI, Telecom, Online Payments & Automotive businesses to optimize their solution delivery.

Mahesh is a strong believer of continuous learning, knowledge sharing and very active in the agile community in India as a Speaker, event organizer of various conferences including Agile India and co-organizer of meet-ups in Chennai Chapter namely India Scrum Enthusiasts Community (ISEC), Agile Testing Alliance (ATA) and Scaling Agile India.

Mahesh can be reached at @mahesh_mkr.

Manu Goyal

Manu has extensive leadership experience in building and operating global product development organizations in Payments, Mobile, e-Commerce, Social Media and Interactive marketing industries. He has led product strategy, design, development, global launch and growth of several products in e-Commerce, Online and Mobile Payments, and POS with PayPal, eBay, Visa, Ticketmaster / IAC, Toyota, Nissan and Hitachi among others.

Manu is a passionate spokesperson on customer-focused product development and lean approaches. He enjoys assisting organizations on their agile transformation journeys. He has trained and coached several enterprises in adopting and using agile frameworks.
Manu can be reached at @manugoyal.

Masa K Maeda

Masa has 26 years of international experience and is the creator of Serious LeAP, a lean-agile model to make organizations prosperous. He is a senior consultant with the Cutter consortium, a member of the steering committee of the Agile Testing Alliance and a registered teacher at the University of California at Berkeley.
Masa can be reached at @masakmaeda.

Mike Leber

Mike works as a Management Consultant, Lean & Agile as well as business coach with Agile Experts e.U. Having more than 25 years experience as a manager, IT consultant and coach with large international groups as well as with smaller teams and mature startups, Mike is well prepared to enrich his classes with hands-on advise and rich learning stories. Mike is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) of LeanKanban University and also a Scrum Trainer, Management 3.0 and Lean Change Facilitator. Mikes passion is with topics such as leadership, innovation, design thinking and new ways for change management and the growth of highly adaptive “Learning Organizations”. His experience applying Lean and Agile with large IT and industrial organizations since many years feeds a deep learning experience. This is extended with a growing record from work with creative agencies, non-IT departments and diverse industries.

Padma Satyamurthy

Padma Satyamurthy is an enthusiastic IT professional, aspiring to create & implement meaningful process management frameworks which can enable project delivery excellence. She has 14+ years of experience in the IT Industry with expertise in Consulting, Project Management, People Management, Coaching, Mentoring & Training and Solution Design.

Padma is currently working with Honeywell Technologies Solution as Agile Transformation Leader and is involved in strategizing and implementing agile roadmap for HTS and help various business units within HTS to move toward being agile enabling the overall growth of HTS in its whole. Prior the HTS, Padma was Director at Xebia Group BV and completed an assignment at Philips Innovation Center. Padma has worked with Wipro, Satyam, Unisys and Target in the past.

Padma is a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Leading SAFe Agilist (SA) and Certified Scrum Master. She also had Management 3.0 certification that enables her for coaching senior executives in the organization.
Connect with Padma at @padma_LeanAgile

Phalguna Ramaraju

Phalguna Ramaraju is a Lean | Agile transformation coach with about a decade of Agile coaching experience out of his 3 decades of his experience at various levels. As external Coach, he coached teams at Bank of America, GE, Cisco, Pegasystems, and multiple other organizations.

He is a constant learner and believes the strength of knowledge. He is passionate about training and developing others, creating learning organizations, and uses his off-coaching time in training various certification and non-certification programs in Agile. He is a consulting executive coach with InnovationRoots.

Connect with Phalguna at @PhalgunaKumar

Priyank DK Pathak

Priyank DK Pathak is an Agile Thought Expert & Curator of Innovation Roots, a leading consulting company providing education, skill transfer, and mentoring customers for nurturing & developing skills required for agile software development practices and methodologies based on the core Agile-Lean Values and Principles.

He is the first wave of Agile in India, and an active contributor to Agile Community by forming Agile Network India, Scaling Agile meetup, Innovation Games meetup, Agile Leadership & Management meetup, and by Reviewing Agile & Scrum Gatherings. He is semi-frequent Speaker at all major agile conferences.

Connect with Priyank at @priyankdk and

S R V Subrahmaniam

Subrahmaniam is a Principal Consultant at Altimetrik. He is an Lean-Agile transformation consultant with 17+ years in software industry, nearly half of that leading / coaching agile teams. His interest areas include Lean Product Development in Vertical IT, Agile Testing and Scaling Lean/Agile initiatives.

He is also a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – Coached multiple SAFe Agile Release Trains (ART) & conducted Scaled Agilist (SA) training.
Subrahmaniam can be reached at @srv_subbu

Subhajit Sengupta

With 16 years of experience in Technical Documentation and Localization, and association with organizations like Digité, IBM, American Express, Xchanging, and Clarity, Subhajit possesses experience in industries like IT, Telecom, BFSI and others. Currently, as a Manager, Content and Communication, he spearheads the Documentation and Internal Training initiatives at Digité. His interest lies in Kanban and its association with DDLC.

Connect with Subhajit at

Sudipta Lahiri

Sudipta is an avid practitioner of Lean/Agile practices as well as a Lean/Agile coach to many organizations. As Head of Engineering at Digité, he led the development of SwiftALM and SwiftKanban products, both of which have an installed base of over 300,000 users today. Digité’s adoption of Lean/Agile practices, under his leadership, brought down Cycle Time by over 300%. Combined with TDD and Continuous Integration practices, they transformed the product organization from 3 releases in a year to 2 releases every month. In his present role as Head of Professional Services, Sudipta uses Lean/Agile methods for large scale distributed deployments.

Sudipta manages the Limited WIP Societies in India across its 4 Chapters – Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Delhi/Gurgaon. He is a regular speaker at Lean/Agile conferences in the industry. He blogs at and can be reached at @sudiptal or at .

Vikram Sharma

Vikram is a Kanban Change Agent and a sought-after Kanban Coach at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd. He has over 20 years of IT industry experience in Project and People Management in different domains and various positions.

He is a Kanban Masterclass Graduate. He is an enthusiastic fan of Flow, Kanban and Lean concepts. With expertise in Project Management, he is playing an important part to utilize these concepts in generating meaningful impacts for numerous teams and organization as a whole.

Vikram can be reached at @Vik22Sha