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Agile Scotland Edinburgh

March 11, 2019

£80 – £95
Agile Scotland Edinburgh

Agile Scotland aims to make learning with local and international practitioner communities more accessible, affordable, and as inclusive as possible.

Our organizer team helps run Agile Scotland around family, day jobs, and charity work. We are thankful to be supported by fantastic associate organizers across different organizations, groups, and communities. Agile Scotland ticket prices help cover community costs; which includes venue hire, and speaker travel and accommodation. Agile Scotland redistributes excess funds from ticket sales to support local communities, underrepresented groups, and meet-ups.

Thanks to a sponsorship commitment by RBS, we are delighted to freeze ticket pricing at Early Bird.

If you’re planning on attending, please read our code of conduct: https://www.agilescotland.com/codeofconduct

In short, Agile Scotland should be a safe environment for all, and we will do everything we can to make sure that it is.

On 3rd December 2018, we welcomed Gen Ashley, Simon Wardley, Liz Keogh, Jabe Bloom, Gordon McMahon, Marc Burgauer, Chris McDermott, and host Kylie Yearsley.

Confirmed speakers for 11th March 2019:

Hosted by Kylie Yearsley

Visual storytelling from Andy de Vale

Alberta Soranzo

I am a firm believer that there’s always another way to look at a challenge and I have been hacking things to make them work better for humans since she was a child. I am an incorrigible nomad, I’ve lived and worked in Italy and California and I am now based in London, UK.

As End-to-End (E2E) Service Design and Systems Thinking Director at Lloyds Banking Group, I focus on the creation and delivery of future-friendly services and customer outcomes that are rooted in systemic understanding and deliver value. I am driven by the opportunity to make a real impact on outcomes for both people and the organization, by looking after the big picture as well as paying attention to the very small things that to me ‘matter a lot’.

Prior to Lloyds, I was experience design director at digital agencies in London and at UCLA in California. I have a long track record of leading strategic projects for global brands, including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, CDC, UCLA, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, RBS, BUPA, The Co-operative Group, EDF, Nuffield Health and T.Rowe Price. Tries to keep up with the crazy life of her teenage daughters.

For more info, you can follow Alberta on Twitter @albertatrebla

Dave Snowden

Dave divides his time between 2 roles: founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and Director of the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales.

His work is international in nature and covers government and industry, looking at complex issues relating to strategy and organizational decision making. He has pioneered a science-based approach to organizations, drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

Dave is also is an editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge management and is editor-in-chief of E:CO. In 2006 he was Director of the EPSRC (UK) research programme on emergence and in 2007 was appointed to an NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research.

He previously worked for IBM, where he was a director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity.

You can follow Dave on Twitter @snowded

Rachel Dowle – bio following soon

Simon Wardley

Simon is a researcher for the Leading Edge Forum focused on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. Simon is a seasoned executive who has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, retail, and IT industries—from Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005 to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the top cloud operating system. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination for economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether in behavioral patterns, the environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems, or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure, and cybernetics.

Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide and has been voted one of the UK’s top 50 most influential people in IT in Computer Weekly’s 2011 and 2012 polls.

You can follow Simon on Twitter @swardley

+ more speakers TBC very soon


To be confirmed.

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We are also looking for additional sponsors to support the Agile Scotland community. You can get in touch by emailing community@agilescotland.com

Upon payment of the booking fee in cleared funds, you shall be entitled to participate fully in the event. You are responsible for arranging and paying for your accommodation, travel and other expenses connected with attending the event. While we shall use reasonable skill and care with regards to organizing and providing the event, we do not guarantee that you will receive any particular outcome or result in respect of your attendance at the event. Under no circumstances shall our liability to you arising out of or in connection with these conditions exceed the total amount payable by you to us in respect of the booking fee. For the avoidance of doubt, our liability to you shall not extend to any indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered or incurred by you.

We reserve the right to vary the event programme at any time.

We are not responsible for the views or opinions expressed by any participants, but we do have a code of conduct.

Agile Scotland Edinburgh


March 11, 2019
£80 – £95
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Royal Bank of Scotland Conference Centre
175 Glasgow Road
Edinburgh, EH12 9SB United Kingdom
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