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The Future of Ethics in the Agile Community – Time for Action? Panel Discussion

February 19 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm GMT

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Ethics panel

The Agile20Reflect Festival is delighted to be hosting this event, which aims to explore the critical topic of ethics.

In setting up the festival, a lot of time was spent a on developing the Community Policy and debating, amongst ourselves, behaviour that we deem acceptable and unacceptable. As we grow as a community, and more and more people come in with different backgrounds, cultural experiences and expectations, the need for a common ethical code seems essential.

In this debate, chaired by Sathpal, Padmini, Shane, Daniel and Scott will discuss the key challenges and urgencies, and explore things we can do to self-regulate as a community.

Come along and ask the panel the tough questions!
Let’s explore this critical topic together.

Our Panellists:

Shane Hastie
Shane leads the Culture and Methods editorial team for InfoQ.com, where he hosts the weekly InfoQ Culture Podcast. He is the Director of Agile Learning Programs for ICAgile.
He draws on over 30 years of practical experience across all levels of Information Technology and software intensive product development. Shane was a director of the Agile Alliance from 2011 to 2016 and is the founding Chair of Agile Alliance New Zealand. “I firmly believe that humanistic way of working and the agile mindset are desperately needed in organisations all around the globe today. Taking agile values and principles beyond software is important and making sure they are properly embedded is absolutely crucial for success – we’re in an industry that touches every aspect of people’s lives and massively influences society as a whole and I want to be a part of making sure that industry is both ethical and sustainable.”

Padmini Nidumolu
Padmini is one of the founders of Lean In Agile for Women in the Washington DC area, and also hosts a meetup focused connecting women in the Agile community to share their stories.


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Daniel Mezick
Daniel Mezick is an author, executive and Agile coach, and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of OpenSpace Agility.
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.
Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

Sathpal Singh
Sath is a technology leader, passionate Agilist and Visual Storyteller. He started his career as a Software Engineer after graduating from the University of Edinburgh, He has over 20 years of industry experience largely in leadership roles and has led many teams, and complex programs with global brands and international clients. Sath is the Organiser at The Future of Work Scotland, sits on the BCS Agile committee, is a CMI Scotland board member and, is a Trustee and Advisor of this festival, Agile20Reflect.

Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sathpal/

Twitter: @sathpal

Scott Seivwright
Scott is an Agile Coach working with software teams, he lives in Scotland. He is passionate about people, inclusion, equality and creating awesome places where we can learn from each other. He spends his time encouraging others to create things, talk at events and overcome their imposter syndrome and helps to make a more inclusive and vibrant Agile Community. Currently, his hobby is learning how to be a fun grassroots Festival Director at the Agile20Reflect Festival.

Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/heartofscott/
Twitter : @HeartOfScott


February 19
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm GMT
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