Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is an agile consultant and trainer who assists companies in transitioning to more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development and since parenting an autistic son has developed an interest in neuro-diversity.
Through re-assessing her own traits and neurology, and considering the extra-ordinary people with whom she has worked over her 25+ years in tech, Sal is raising awareness of the benefits of having diversity in our organisations and is helping the industry to begin to understand how to support and nurture every kind of brain.
Katherine Kirk is a highly experienced independent Agile/Lean Consultant and international conference speaker.
Her primary area of expertise lies in co-discovery and insight facilitation through exploring and combining eastern and tribal philosophy to find practical answers to tough, on-the-ground issues, specifically involving contextually driven edge-cases and the cultural interaction between hierarchical management and Agile/Lean teams.
After gaining a first class BSc (Hons) in computing she completed post graduate studies in software engineering at University of Oxford and currently enjoys being an active participant of a community of Lean and Agile practitioners in Europe who explore and challenge the status quo through experimenting and collaborating.
Lean/Agile consultant, hard-core BDDer, speaker, blogger, poet, fantasy author, pattern hunter, complexity thinker, Londoner and unrepentant Goth.
Optimizer of organizations, teams and software, programmer, Agile coach, technologist, troublemaker. Christian, husband, occasional blogger.
Agile Coach, curious, believer in Altruistic Reciprocity, hippie, friend, hugger, learner & more 🙂 Cis, she/hers/her.
Organisational Systemic Coach and Coach Supervisor – Developing exceptional coaches through collaborative reflection.
Tester, serial abuser of socratic questioning, and semi-professional devil’s advocate.