Organizing Team

The conference is organized by Agile Software Community of India with the help of a production team of highly respected Agile experts and practitioners to present a program that spans the whole spectrum of agile practice.

Naresh Jain



Conference Chair

Lean-Startup Founder & Agile Coach @ AgileFAQs.

From Organizational Transformation to enhanced Developer productivity, Naresh helps organizations embrace, scale and sustain essential Agile and Lean thinking. Currently, Naresh spends a large portion of his time leading two Lean-Startups.

Naresh is the founder Vice-Chairman of the Agile Software Community of India (ASCI) . Naresh created and organizes various conferences including the Simple Design And Testing Conference (SDTConf) and Agile Coach Camp. Naresh started many Agile User Groups including the Agile Philly User Group and groups in India.

In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2007 the Agile Alliance awarded Naresh with the Gordon Pask Award for contributions to the Agile Community. 

Venkat Subramaniam


Agile Developer, Inc.

Program Co-Chair

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is the author of ".NET Gotchas," the coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning "Practices of an Agile Developer," the author of "Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine" (Pragmatic Bookshelf). His latest book is "Programming Concurrency on the JVM: Mastering synchronization, STM, and Actors.

Siddharta Govindaraj


Silver Stripe Software Pvt Ltd

Program Co-Chair

Siddharta Govindaraj is the founder of Silver Stripe Software Pvt Ltd, the company that develops the Tools For Agile suite of products for teams that follow Agile and Kanban.

Siddharta has six years of experience with Agile and has been a speaker at various Agile conferences in India and North America. He is also the organizer of the Chennai Agile User Group.

Siddharta is also involved in the local technology and startup community in south India, having helped organize many editions of, Open Coffee Club Chennai, and various barcamps, unconferences and meetup groups.

Rashina Hoda


University of Auckland, New Zealand

Research and Academic Chair

Dr. Rashina Hoda is a Lecturer of Software Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her industry-based doctoral research resulted in the theory of self-organizing Agile teams and has led to publications in premier international journals and conferences such as Empirical Software Engineering Journal, Information and Software Technology Journal, the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), OOPSLA and XP2009-10-11. Her research has been covered by the ACM and the Ministry of Science and Innovation (NZ) among others.

Rashina received her PhD in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and graduated summa-cum-laude with a Bachelors in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, USA. She is also a Certified Scrum Master and enjoys presenting the voice of Agile research to practitioners and academics alike.

conference program

12 Stages, 146 Sessions, 125 Speakers from 18 Countries.
Attend any session from the 7 Parallel Tracks.
Full conference program.

Attendees Profile

Professionals with 337 unique Roles from 228 different Companies from 21 Countries participated in the conference. Detailed profile of the attendees.

Program Contacts

Conference Chair: Naresh Jain
Program Chairs: Siddharta Govindaraj, Venkat Subramaniam
Research Chair: Rashina Hoda


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