Attendee Info for the 2022 Business Agility Conference

Wednesday, March 23 – Thursday March 24
10:00 AM – 6:00PM

Virtual and In-Person
Times Square, New York
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Attendee Updates


Our latest exciting new is the new addition to our conference experience. We are now offering a hybrid conference experience!


Attendees have the option to attend either virtually or in-person. This offering is our way of increasing safety and flexibility for all of our conference participants. Please see what each ticket offers below:


Regardless of how you attend, you'll receive

  • Two full days of conference programming including stories from executives, thought-leaders, and practitioners on their business agility journeys
  • Facilitated deep dive conversations where you can share your stories, connect with others, and brainstorm ideas

In-Person Tickets:

  • Face to face meaningful conversations
  • Attend social events to deepen relationships
  • Be in the room with inspiring speakers
  • Meet new people with a different perspective in Business Agility
  • Social events like Broadway theater tickets 
  • Catering for lunch

Virtual Tickets:

  • Attend from anywhere around the globe
  • Professional level virtual platform
  • Catch up and never miss a thing with access to recorded talks
  • Access to meaningful conversations on a global scale

Hotel Accommodations

The Kimpton: Muse Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of New York City and is across the street from our conference venue, Convene. To book a room for a discounted price, use this booking link


Please note to use the hotel link you must make your booking by January 22, 2022. For more information on hotel amenities, please visit here

Health and Safety

Vaccination Requirements

As a condition of entry, all conference delegates must provide evidence of vaccination. Please ensure that you bring evidence that you have had the full dose as recommended by the vaccine manufacturer and it has been at least 14 days since your last shot. 


Health and wellness are a key part of our duty of care. It is a requirement of the conference venue and city of NYC itself. This builds upon the COVID-19 Operating Standards and Safety Protocols we released last year, which were endorsed by Ron Klain, President Biden’s Chief of Staff. 


As we approach the conference date, we will send any necessary updates regarding health and safety protocols to all conference attendees.

No Risk Tickets

In order to ensure a safe and healthy conference experience, as of January 20th, 2022 we have added a virtual experience to our conference. This means attendees now have to option to attend an in-person or virtual experience. Not only does this enable attendees to enjoy the conference who otherwise would not be able to, but it increases the conference reach to a global level.

  • All ticket holders are able to convert their in-person ticket to a virtual ticket and vise versa.
  • Tickets converted from virtual to in-person can do so up to 1 week prior to the conference.
  • Tickets converted from in-person to virtual can do so up to the morning of the conference.
  • Virtual tickets are eligible for a 50% refund up to 2 weeks before the conference.

Confirmed Speakers

SiAgile Social Impact Agile
Rocío Briceño | Co-founder
Founded in 2016
Washington DC, United States

SiAgile is focused real social results using agile in multilateral organizations, and the social organizations with digitalization journey.
How to include agile in Social Impact

Real stories about the application of agile attitudes, mindset, frameworks, and methodologies in several social projects including on the water shortage in Tegucigalpa Honduras just before the covid19 started.

Rocío is the co-founder of SiAgile Social Impact Agile with Alistair Cockburn.
The Island Institute
Karen Burns | Chief Leadership Officer
Founded in 1983
Maine, United States

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities.
Mirroring Community Process in a Community Development Organization

In this time of rapid change, challenges posed to our community institutions and community leaders grow increasingly complex. How can community development organizations respond to this complexity? In the years following a founder transition, the Island Institute went through a massive redesign and adopted agile principles based on the anticipated future needs of its constituency.

As the Chief Leadership Officer, Karen oversees the Island Institute’s project work in the areas of Social Resilience, including leadership development, workforce pathways, and community support initiatives.
Ondrej Dvorak | CEO
Founded in 2020
Prague, Czechia

To thrive in uncertainty, team up and harness your law firm with agility.
Bringing agility to law firms

Lawyers, attorneys, paralegals and others working in law firms are often in a rush, juggling constantly changing priorities, drowning in emails, calls and messages, while keeping track of their business activities with all their might. Ondrej will share his personal story of a law firm that gained the courage to experiment with Scrum to tackle these challenges. He will recount how this project garnered international recognition and brought agile disruption to the tradition-bound legal sector.

Ondrej is the CEO of AgiLawyer and COPS Financial Systems; promoting the needs of business agility in the legal and financial sectors.
Best Buy
Neil Fasen | Senior Director of Product Practices
Founded in 1966
Minnesota, United States

At Best Buy, our purpose is to enrich lives through technology.
Resilience in the face of futility

Change is hard, and leading change can feel even harder. Many companies know enough to know they have to change, but often the environment can be negative if not outright hostile for the people who are invited in to lead the change. It can be a lonely and thankless position. In this talk, I explore practices and tactics that have helped me and other change agents stay positive, recognize progress, and maintain momentum in the face of what can often feel like utter futility.

Neil is a key leader in shaping Best Buy’s path for change. He is part of the Transformation and Planning leadership team and heads up the company’s Product Management Community of Practice.
Itaú Unibanco
Leandro Gonzales | Head of Legal
Founded in 2008
São Paulo, Brazil

The largest bank in Latin America; their purpose is to stimulate people's power of transformation.
Leandro is the creator of the 1st Agile Law Firm and a mentor of legal executives and lawyers who seek to understand and apply Business Agility.
Ryan Gottfredson | Leadership Researcher and Consultant
California, United States

I work with organizations to vertically develop their leaders through a focus on the most foundational aspect of their BEing: their mindsets.
Ryan has developed the most comprehensive and research-backed framework of mindsets to date. He uses this framework to help develop leaders and organizations to become more successful, agile, and future-ready.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Nadya Ichinomiya | Exec Director, CFO Corporate Functions
Founded in 1987
London, United Kingdom

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture and television production and distribution and more.
Sony’s Servant Leadership Journey

Sony Pictures first began their Servant Leadership journey in July 2020. Since then, this way of leading has been avidly adopted, over 15% of the company has taken the initial course, and hundreds are enrolled in the 10-month follow on program. Learn how the program was created, what milestones were reached along the way, and what challenges were faced by the program team. Whether you’ve never heard of Servant Leadership or if you’ve been practicing the craft for decades, this talk will capture your attention and provoke thoughtful introspection for everyone on a leadership journey.

By inspiring Agile mindsets & practices in teams, leaders, and execs, Nadya plays a catalytic role in coaching BOLD, unprecedented outcomes in the CFO Strategic Functions and beyond.
Koç Finansman A.Ş.
Pınar Kitapçı | CEO
Founded in 1995
Istanbul, Turkey

Koçfinans is Turkey’s first financing company, which was established in 1995 and consisting of expert staff, innovative structure and dynamic processes.
Ancient wisdom shedding light to a culture of growth

A business leader shares experience on overcoming challenges of change and building a growth culture. The talk unfolds around moving in the rhythm of change, the value in coherence, leveraging logic with empathy and openness, accompanied by wisdom from a 13th century mystic poet.

Yesim Pınar Kitapçı is the CEO and Board Member of Koçfinans, a pioneering financial services company in Turkey, specialised in consumer and SME lending. Pinar is an agile enthusiast, leading Kocfinans as a lighthouse to inspire other Koc Holding companies on their way to business agility. In addition, she holds 3 board membership positions in Turkey and is an AMP alumna of Harvard Business School.
Barbara O'Connor | Director, Enterprise Agile Office
Founded in 1848
Tennessee, United States

A Fortune 500 company, Unum helps millions of people gain affordable access to disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits through the workplace.
Barbara is responsible for the enterprise agile coaching practice to Unum Group.
HSBC, Securities Services Division
Chris Orson | Head of Ways of Working
Founded in 1865
London, United Kingdom

A British multinational financial services firm and the second largest bank in Europe.
Turning the tanker - our journey to agility

Agile transformation stories are typically pitched as an us vs them story of overcoming massive adversity. Our story is different, we are on a collaborative journey, business led and in lock-step with technology. This is the genesis of the story, the challenges, the successes, the risks and the approach.

Chris heads up Global Ways of Working and is responsible for architecting the transformation, sponsoring the shift and rallying the business.
Capgemini (ex British Army)
Matt Spruce
A talk about my journey through the military as I progressed through the ranks and deployed all over the world as an agile evangelist (3 tours of Iraq, 2 tours of Afghanistan, 2 further tours to the Middle East, 3 tours of Balkans Eastern Europe).

A highly motivated, experienced and flexible Professionally Qualified Agile Delivery coach with extensive leadership experience gained from a successful 23-year career. Demonstrating a drive for professional excellence through cohesive leadership, committed to the management and professional development of all team members.
G.E. Appliances and Rendanheyi Center
Dr. Annika Steiber | Director
Founded in 1927
California, United States

Menlo College cultivates in its students the skills, integrity, and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.
Dr. Annika Steiber is a Faculty and the Director of Partnerships and Innovation and the Director for the Rendanheyi Silicon Valley Center at Menlo College.
Jason Yip | Senior Agile Coach
Founded in 2006
Stockholm, Sweden

Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming service with 365m users, including 165m subscribers across 178 markets.
Stop staring at the pointing finger: what you should have paid attention to in the Spotify Engineering Culture videos

When people say “Spotify Model” they’re almost always thinking about org structure (Squads, Chapters, Guilds, Tribes). Structure is the last thing you should worry about. Before structure, I’ll expand on what you should have been paying attention to.

Jason is a Senior Agile Coach at Spotify based in NYC. Previously he was a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, primarily in Sydney, since 2001. He first encountered Extreme Programming in 1999 from, comp.object,, and the Portland Pattern Repository. These days he mostly posts to Twitter and his Medium blog.

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