Dr. Thomas Mensah is an internationally recognized authority in Fiber Optics and Nanotechnology. He is also a renowned scientist and inventor with 7 USA and worldwide patents in Fiber Optics over a period of six years.
Nana Abban is the product owner and Scrum Master at Agile In Africa. He is also the CEO of Akaditi Limited.
Dave West is the Product Owner and CEO at scrum.org. He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles. He also is the co-author of two books, The Nexus Framework For Scaling Scrum and Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.
Yolanda Zoleka Cuba CA(SA), is a transformational and accomplished business leader, who is widely regarded across the African continent. Her career extends over several reputable industries.
He is a Motivator - Transformer | Disruptor | Visionary Scrum Daddy, Agile Evangelist and Practising Scrum Master. Professional .Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Consultant
He is an experienced Business consultant with a strong delivery background in the Agile software development life cycle.
Kingsley Abrokwah is a young Ghanaian Software Entrepreneur who considers himself an Impact oriented techy
Mrs Holder-March, is a goal driven healthcare executive with over 31 years of leadership and training experience in Corporate & Clinical Governance, Information Governance, Risk Management, Operations, System Resilience, Claims, Audit and Health and Safety in both the public and private healthcare sectors.
Cecil Senna Nutakor is a leading authority on the use of technology for self-paced education in Ghana. Combining a mix of self taught technology innovation skills and professional business development training.
Louisa Mensah is a Scrum Master and Agile Coach skilled in supporting organisations transition to agile, with experience of delivering large scale greenfield agile projects for global organisations, in sectors ranging from telecommunications to banking and digital marketing agencies.
Martin is a Professional Scrum Trainer, Microsoft MVP: Visual Studio and Development Technologies, and has been Consulting, Coaching, and Training in DevOps & Agility with Visual Studio, Azure, Team Services, and Scrum since 2010 and has been delivering software since 2000.
With over 15 years’ hands on experience and a client list that includes multi-national corporations such as Lloyds Bank, Vodafone and Tesco, Ade Shokoya was also a Lead Consultant on the world’s largest Agile and digital transformation program at Barclays Bank.
Joseph Djokey is a British Army veteran and Chief Servant of RHQ Digital Ltd, A Digital Transformation business based in London.After many years in IT leadership, business and the military, Joseph Djokey discovered that servant leadership can transform teams into high performance and greatness.
A senior international executive with over 25 years’ experience living and working in multiple countries in Africa (Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Senegal, Uganda and now Ghana).
Patrick is known globally as an Agile Transformation and Business Agility expert. Patrick has extensive experience working at both executive and team level in Banking, Wealth Management, Fintech & Manufacturing.
Alex Bram co-founded a company we now call Hubtel and has been at it since. As CEO, he’s had the opportunity of working with some of the best local talents to re-fix how businesses in Africa connect with consumers.
Ashwin is an Interactive Designer/Developer, specializing in UI/UX. His expertise spans engineering, research, and web development. He began as a tech fellow at MEST now leads the MEST incubator in Ghana.
A pragmatic outcome driven Enterprise Portfolio consultant with strong interpersonal skills, allowing effective communication with all levels of the organization.
Robin Spierings is a product owner and a business and agile coach on a mission to deliver better products faster and improving the world a bit everyday.
DAY 1 – 24TH OCTOBER, 2018 – Leadership & Agile
|8:00am – 9:00am||Registration & Networking|
|9:00 am – 9:20am||Special Welcome Address – The AiA Journey||Nana Abban – CEO of Akaditi & Product Owner of Agile in Africa|
|9:25am – 09: 30am||Keynote address||Dave West -CEO / Product Owner Scrum.Org – via Video (Pre Recorded)|
|09:30am -10:15am||Keynote address: Individuals & Interactions over processes and tools; How to Maximize your Scrum by Putting People First (Leadership track)||Ade Shokoya – Founder, Agile TV UK|
|10:15am – 11:00am||Coffee & Tea Break|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Main Keynote address||Dr. Thomas Mensah – Industry leader, Inventor, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley Ghana.|
|12:00 noon – 12:15pm||Akaditi Promo|
|12:15 – 1:15pm||Panel discussion/Interative session – Leadership, new ways of thinking, new ways of working, the art of what is possible|
|1:15 – 2:15 pm||LUNCH|
|2:15pm – 2: 25pm||Keynote address via video||Yolanda Cuba, CEO Vodafone Ghana|
|2:25 pm – 2: 45pm||Presentation (Evidence based, sharing real life experience)||Alex Bram, CEO Hubtel Ghana|
|2:45pm – 3:30pm||Enterprise change is not an oxymoron | Agile Scaling Unicorns and how to tame them||Martin Hinshelwood, Professional Scrum Trainer & CEO Naked Agility UK|
|3:30 – 4:15 pm||Presentation||Patrick Ingram, Agile Transformation Consultant & Entreprenuer UK/USA|
INTERACTIVE AGILE, SCRUM AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOPS
DAY 2 – 25TH OCTOBER, 2018 -Technology & Innovation
|8:00am – 9:00am||Registration & Networking|
|Brief Welcome – Setting the scene – Why AIA and why Agile?||Kwaku Sikahene Ampomah (Scrum Daddy)|
|Keynote address via video||Dave West -CEO / Product Owner Scrum.Org – via Video (Pre Recorded)|
|9:00 am – 9:10am||Presentation via video||Ashwin Ravichandran (MEST)|
|9:10am – 10:00am||Presentation||Ade Shokoya – Founder, Agile TV|
|10:00 am- 10:40am||Presentation: Why re-invent the wheel? Why not? eCampus did it The Agile Way||Cecil Nutakor, eCampus Ghana|
|10:40am – 11:00am||Coffee & Tea Break|
|11:00am -11:15am||Akaditi Promo|
|11:15am – 12 :15pm||Panel discussion /Interactive session – Impact of New Technology Blockchain, IOT, AI, VR AR, Robotics, Mobile etc|
|12:15pm – 1:00pm||Presentation||Ms. Robin spierings, Product manager digital transformation and Business & agile coach – KLM Holland|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||LUNCH|
|2:00pm – 2:40pm||Presentation||Kingsley Abrokwah – CEO of Pentium Tech (Mest Grad) Software|
|2:40 – 3:30pm||Presentation||Mark Pritchard, Tech Entreprenuer, Innovator|
|3:30 – 4:10pm||A DevOps Story: How Microsoft went from a 2 year delivery to 3 weeks.||Martin Hinshelwood, Developer Tools MVP with Microsoft, & CEO Naked Agility UK|
DAY 3 – 26TH OCTOBER, 2018 -The Agile Basics – Getting started
|8:00am – 9:00am|
Registration & Networking
|9:00 am – 9:20am||Presentation: What is Agile & Scrum? High level(Use the Agile Catalyst Picture)||Kwaku Sikahene Ampomah (Scrum Daddy)|
|9:25am – 10: 10am||Presentation: Agile: Building bridges not walls, Scrum and Kanban can coexist||Martin Hinshelwood- Professional Scrum Trainer and EBM Consultant with Scrum.org|
Coffee & Tea break
|10:30am – 11:15am|
Introduction to Scrum x 4 Workshop(Louisa, Goke, Sikahene & Ade)
|11:15am – 12 :10pm||Presentation: Inspirational||Michaelene Holder-March, Motivational Speaker, Health Executive & Entrepreneur|
|12:10pm – 1:00pm||Presentation: How to develop strategy and right products to achieve the organizational ambition||Goke John, Agile Transformation Consultant & Entrepreneur|
|1:00pm – 1:45pm|
|1:45pm – :2:00pm||Tech and Agriculture||Anthony Morrison|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||Presentation- Agile:Setting up a high performance team||Louisa Mensah, Agile Consultant, Coach and Scrum Master UK|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Presentation: How to start fast – Business Agility with Scrum & Kanban||Patrick Ingram, Agile Transformation Consultant and entrepreneur|
|3:00pm – 3:35pm||Presentation: Prioritization, Estimation, WSJF, Value Matrix||Ms. Robin Spierings, Product manager digital transformation and Business & agile coach – KLM Holland|
|3:35pm – 4:35pm|
Closing – Next Year date and key focus areas
Being exposed to the agile framework was an eye opener. The scrum process also showed how to get the best out of teams and all these tools were delivered so well that I have started using this as my daily planner. All this is possible because we had such excellent presenters who did justice to their materials. I will definitely be attending next year and encourage everyone to be part of Agile in Africa 2019.