Full Speaker List

Devin Anderson


Devin Anderson has been Chief Product Officer and Head of Product at multiple companies. As a product management leader for the last 15+ years, he has delivered enterprise IT solutions in endpoint management, endpoint security, and asset management totaling over $1B in sales. Today, he balances between being a head of product and a strategic product coach for Cprime where he helps organizations be more strategic with their product teams.
Devin visits us from southern Utah, where he and his family enjoy contributing to the tech presence in the area, all while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful vistas.

Session: Metrics that Matter in the Boardroom – Measuring More Than Progress

Sarah Klarich


Sarah Klarich is the Director, Coaching and Skill Development for Business Agility at USAA. Prior to joining USAA she coached and consulted at various companies across multiple industries including telecom, airlines, financial, and utilities.  Sarah is a passionate change agent and has been active in the agile community through volunteering.

Session: Stealth Agility – Using the Culture you have 

David Laribee


David Laribee is an independent coach, author, teacher, and speaker in the area of software-intensive product development. He believes in the power of collaboration, simplicity, and feedback.

Over the last 20 years, David has built teams and products for companies of all shapes and sizes. He’s founded startups and consulted in Fortune 50 enterprises. He’s developed digital products in a wide variety of domains: banking, retail, consumer electronics, insurance, beverage distribution, and higher education (to name a few). David is a two-time Microsoft MVP in C# and Solutions Architecture and co-founder of the ALT.NET movement, which spawned dozens of user groups across the globe dedicated to open source and modern engineering practices.

Before striking out on his own, David coached the product development team at VersionOne, a market leader in agile project management tools.

David started work life at the early age of five on a farm in Upstate NY — an upbringing that accounts for his lead-from-the-front approach, appreciation for small/cross-disciplinary teams and disdain for fake maple syrup.

Laura O’Brien


Leveraging a background in quantitative methods, a passion for collaboration and keen eye for patterns Laura O’Brien is a self-proclaimed dot-connector.   Over the past 25 years in technology she has worn several hats including analyst, developer, tester, architect, strategist, change agent and coach.
Laura spent the first half of her career as a consultant working with Fortune 100 clients, not-for profit organizations and startups across a variety of industries and is currently a Senior Technology Director at Travelers Insurance focused on Agile Transformation and Learning across the enterprise. 
When not connecting dots, Laura to is an admitted home-ec nerd and is known to cook and sew for her family, friends and an occasional stranger or two.

Session: Agile Value: Systems Thinking and Balancing Autonomy at Scale

Mary Poppendieck

Poppendieck, LLC

Mary Poppendieck’s first job was programming the #2 Electronic Switching System at Bell Labs in 1967. She has worked on systems that control roll-goods processes, interpret digitized images, and support statistical process control. She spearheaded the implementation of a Just-in-Time production system and led new product development teams, commercializing products ranging from digital controllers to lighting systems. 
Mary is a popular writer and speaker, and coauthor of the book Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit, which was awarded the Software Development Productivity Award in 2004. A sequel, Implementing Lean Software Development: from Concept to Cash was published in 2006. A third book, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point was published in November 2009, and a fourth book, The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions was published in 2013.

Session: Too Many Metrics

Milinda Rambel Stone

Provation Medical

Milinda Rambel Stone is an executive security leader with extensive experience building & leading security programs including information security governance, vulnerability management, incident investigation & response, security awareness, and risk management & compliance. 
With more than 15 years of experience in creating and managing large-scale information security programs in technology, healthcare, and financial services, today Milinda puts this expertise to work as a  at Provation Medical where she is the Vice President & CISO.  Her focus is the creation and operational oversight of a global security program for this healthcare SaaS organization.

Session: The Value of DevSecOps and its Organizational Impact. A CSO’s perspective

Lynn Winter


Lynn is a Digital Strategist and Project Manager who combines 19 years of experience in content strategy, user experience, and project management to bring a holistic approach to her work. She has spoken at numerous local and national conferences on a variety of topics and hosts an annual conference for Digital Project Managers called Manage Digital (http://managedigital.io/). You can connect with her at lynnwintermn.com.

Session: Conquering Burnout

Kurt Schmidt


Kurt Schmidt is the President of Foundry, a digital product, and experience agency and hosts a weekly Podcast named the “Schmidt List” where he interviews industry leaders to learn their thoughts on bridging modern management techniques, design thinking, and cutting-edge technology for our ever-increasing “agile” world.

The Schmidt List Podcast LIVE: Leading by Example for a Purpose-Driven Culture