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Friday, October 4 • 1:35pm - 2:35pm
Behind the Agile Curtain: Why Leaders Choose Agility

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How do you convince your boss and peers that Agile is the answer to your organization's issues?

As a former "unconvinced" turned "convinced" leader, the question of "How do I win over my boss?" really hits home. How was I convinced? How was I changed? When did I start to see the results I needed?

In order to convince someone else of the value you see, it's ideal to start by understanding their needs, constraints, and challenges. Once you see things through their eyes, then you begin to understand the precise ways Agile can facilitate the outcomes they're looking for. What better way to understand leaders than to ask leaders questions directly?

Join Erik Cottrell along with panelists, Nicole Tanzillo (CO-Founder & COO, Ceresa), Ron Dovich (Assistant VP of Technology, AT&T), and Amy Green-Hinojosa (VP, Project Management Office, Texas Mutual Insurance) to get an inside look into what it takes to convince leaders of Agile, the challenges and rewards of leading change, and the benefits they realized once they began to embrace agility.

Speakers
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Erik Cottrell

SVP of Client Success and Marketing, Agile Velocity
Erik Cottrell is the Senior Vice President of Client Success and Marketing at Agile Velocity. After 20 years of experience in Product Management and leading strategic growth, Erik believes the path to lasting high performance goes beyond process change. He champions that a uniquely... Read More →
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Ron Dovich

Assistant Vice President of Technology, AT&T Cybersecurity
Ron Dovich is the Assistant Vice President of Technology for the Cybersecurity Business Unit at AT&T. He is an experienced software executive with 25 years of product development, product strategy, product management, and technology consulting in both large-scale SaaS and enterprise... Read More →
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Amy Green-Hinojosa

IT Senior Manager, Texas Mutual
Amy Green-Hinojosa joined Texas Mutual in 1995 in the premium audit department and has served in a variety of roles including premium Audit Processor, Software Support Specialist, Project Leader, and Quality Assurance Manager. In her most recent role as Information Technology (IT... Read More →
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Nicole Tanzillo

COO, Ceresa
Nicole Tanzillo is a co-founder and the COO of Ceresa, a platform for mentoring designed to grow women leaders through radically better mentorship. She was a key Agile transformation stakeholder at Spiceworks in 2018 as the VP of Business Strategy. Nicole is an engineer by education... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm CDT
Room C