OX:AGILE Conference - Limited Seats (Kindly RSVP early)

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The next OX:AGILE meetup is a big event (open-for-all, no registration charges), the first ever conference on Agile by OX:Agile, a full day of interactions and networking with Agile champs, and enthusiasts!

This FULL DAY event on 15th September 2017 has limited places, so kindly RSVP early.

Elsevier and Equal Experts, along with Cognizant technologies will be hosting some of the best in class Agile speakers, coaches, and trainers including authors of bestselling Agile books, and champions in organisational change.

A look at what and who (more to be confirmed later) to expect, below:

Alexander Craig, will be our keynote speaker, who is an experienced digital business and IT management professional with a passion for helping organizations bring a great digital product to market fast. His background in providing management consultancy services with a focus on e-business and digital product strategy, planning, implementation, and delivery.

Specialties: business strategy and planning; product management (from innovation, planning, and design to delivery management); solution selection; market evaluation and exploitation; organisational adoption, change management and evaluation.

Jurriaan Kamer - Agile change agent, speaker, organisation designer. Jurriaan Kamer founded Agile CIO in 2011. With Agile CIO, he helps other organisations deal with the challenges of the 21st century by letting them break old habits and implement change. He combines his technical background, deep strategic insight, and energetic leadership style to set things in motion. He operates as a change agent to provide guidance and strategic advice for executives on their transformation journeys.

Allan Kelly

inspires digital delivery teams to effectively deliver products through Agile techniques. He is best known identifying diseconomies of scale in software development, creating Retrospective Dialogue Sheets, the hybrid Xanpan agile method, organising the Agile on the Beach conference, value poker, Business Patterns and, coming soon, Continuous Digital.

When he is not writing books, he consults for digital business, and deliver agile training and coaching.

Beth Piner-Francis As a Delivery Manager with 15+ years of experience in software development and organisational change, Beth has in-depth working knowledge of agile and lean delivery practices. A hands-on practitioner, she remains highly focused on delivery, while helping organisations to become more efficient and effective at what they do. Combining her technical background with advanced team-building and business facing skills allows her to enable agile transformation at all levels – creating more dynamic, exciting and satisfying work environments whilst adding customer value at every step.

Christian Hujer - Agilist and Software Craftsman on Humanity, Management, Strategy and Technology, and has 20+ years of experience in professional software development. He founded Nelkinda in 2014/2015 to shape the software development process to advance further, exploring the bleeding edge of Software Craftsmanship and pushing boundaries forward. He is polyglot in languages (Prolog to Java), frameworks and development environments (smart card to a server).

One of his passions is to share technology experiences, and host lightning talks, sessions on varied topics related to technology – from clean code to best practices in Java, from theoretical Agile to how to best adopt Agile in the workplace.

Ashley Frieze - Software development manager - With over 20 years in IT - aims to empower software teams to work with agility. Also a stand-up comedian - aims to empower audiences to find silly things funny. He has been on the comedy circuit for nearly fifteen years and is a versatile comedian and MC, popular with audiences around the UK. He brings both his worlds together to make Agile easier to learn and more fun. He has also shared his insights on INVEST principle for user stories, in a previous lightning talk at Elsevier.

Neil Harmer - An experienced technical team lead, specialising in getting the best out of teams working to Agile delivery methodologies. Passionate about getting teams to deliver high quality, robust and "best practice" solutions to design challenges and requirements. Neil enjoys using his considerable experience to mentor and motivates teams along the path to becoming world-class software delivery engineers.

Specialties: Best Practice Development, Mentoring Agile methodologies (SCRUM), Java, Spring, Hibernate, Design Patterns, SOA

The schedule is as follows.

We look forward to spending an engaging day with all Agilists!


Breakfast, Lunch, and after refreshment will be provided. If you have any dietary requirement then please drop me a message.


Ample free parking available at the Elsevier Kidlington office.