Bob Emiliani

Bob Emiliani

Professor M.L. "Bob" Emiliani has been described as a polymath. He is an engineer, researcher, author, historian of progressive management, teacher, education reformer, and executive coach. Dr. Emiliani worked in industry for 15 years and had management responsibility in engineering (R&D, new product development) and operations (manufacturing and supply chain). He was a full-time professor for 22 years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, strategy failure analysis, supply chain management, the history of progressive management, entrepreneurship, and research methods.

Dr. Emiliani is a versatile author whose work spans three disciplines: engineering, social sciences, and humanities. He has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers in six different subject areas (leadership, management, management history, supply chain management, higher education, and materials engineering) and is the author or co-author of 24 books. Dr. Emiliani earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University, an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (double major in Applied Mathematics) from the University of Miami. In his youth he was a photographer and bicycle fame builder. Subsequent to that he was an artist and musician.

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Jeff Sutherland

Keynotespeaker: Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland is the inventor and co-creator of Scrum. He is a West Point graduate, former fighter pilot and cancer researcher, as well as CTO of eleven different software companies. He launched the first Scrum team in 1993 and has shepherded its growth into almost every industry: finance, healthcare, higher education and telecom. His most recent book is Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
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Daniel Mezick

Keynotespeaker: Daniel Mezick

Daniel Mezick is an author, executive and Agile coach, and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of OpenSpace Agility and Inviting Leadership.
His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012.THE CULTURE GAME described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. In 2014 he built upon those patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agility method. “OSA” is a flexible template and engagement model for enabling lasting change in your organization. Daniel is the primary author of the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK, published in 2015 with several co-authors. In 2018 Daniel co-authored INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change in the New World or Work™. Upon publication, this book reached #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in the Organizational Learning category.

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