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Agile Australia Accelerate Innovation Conference

The cofounder of Australia’s fastest growing enterprise software company Atlassian, Scandinavia’s big business transformation authority, the ABC’s digital innovation powerhouse and a thirty year veteran of Coca-Cola Amatil’s global executive ranks will headline the Agile Australia – Accelerate Innovation – annual two day conference in Sydney.

This year’s content and ideas-rich conference brings the best business thought leaders from around the globe to Australia to share the secrets of innovation and success. Agile Australia 2013 will feature four simultaneous streams, 40 sessions and 53 speakers across June 19-20 at the Hilton Hotel Sydney.

The programme features insights for agilists in practice from companies including Australia Post, BankWest, BigCommerce, Brandscreen, Hooroo, Mi9, MYOB, NAB, REA Group, RedBubble, Telstra, and more.

“The speakers gathered at this year’s Agile Australia conference will bring us new ideas on how to do things better. Any company that is wanting to find new ways to work to build more resilient businesses will benefit from this intensive two-day immersion” said Slattery IT Director, Rachel Slattery.

Leading the impressive international speaker line-up is Bjarte Bogsnes – Scandinavian business thought leader and author of Beyond Budgeting; one of Australia’s leading digital media executives Angela Clark – currently the Director of ABC Innovation and former CEO with Macquarie Radio Network and Founder of hyper local community sites Streetcorner.com.au & Everymap.com.au; Scott Farquhar – Co-Founder & CEO, Atlassian and global evangelist for Australian innovation; Ryan Martens – Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Rally Software and seasoned global executive for one of the world’s most well-known brands, Warwick White – Managing Director, Australasia, Coca-Cola Amatil.

“We are all looking for ways to become more innovative, and to create a culture of innovation within our organisations. And sustaining that culture while growing rapidly is a challenge Atlassian shares with many other innovative businesses. I look forward to sharing the different approaches that have allowed us to keep innovation central to every facet of our business,” said Atlassian Co-Founder & CEO Scott Farquhar.

Farquhar will be featured at the Day 1 keynote session ‘The search for sustainable innovation’ alongside Angela Clark from ABC Innovation and Warwick White – Coca-Cola Amatil.

Agile Australia 2013 will also feature pre-conference workshops led by some of the most innovative identities in business transformation and leadership. Workshops will be hosted by executives including Bjarte Bognes, Ryan Martens, Mary

Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit and Kurt Solarte, senior Managing Consultant & Agile Practice Lead, IBM.





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