Behind the Institute
The Business Agility Institute is the creation of Evan Leybourn and Ahmed Sidky and recently joined by Brittany Baker. Overworked and underslept folk with a vision to change the world; to make companies more human, engaging, and adaptable.
When I was a teenager, I always used to joke that I was going to take over the world (Pinky and the Brain has a lot to answer for). But now I realise that I’m actually taking the first step towards it. The Business Agility Institute has ambitions no less than changing how every company in the world works. It’s not how would have imagined it (less mad scientist, more mad businessman), but together we are going to take over the world.
Yet, we could not operate without the fantastic support and thought-leadership of our volunteers, researchers and partners. These people are leaders in their fields who believe in our mission and what we are trying to achieve. While these words are entirely inadequate, Thank You.
Contact us if you would like to step up and help us change the fundamental nature of what it means to be a business.
Business Agility Meetups
BAMs are local chapters of the Business Agility Institute, although have no legal operating presence. They are run and operated by local volunteers on behalf of the Institute. The targeted audience, approach and cadence are entirely at their discretion to meet the specific needs of the local community.
- Atlanta: Tony Shawver, Robert Woods
- Chandigarh: Surbhi Goyal, Jagatveer Singh, Vishal Shahi, Munish Goyal, Paritosh Agarwal
- Chennai: Subrahmaniam SRV, Mahesh Varadharajan, Raghav Ganesan, Hari Vepakomma, Navena Thomas, Krishna Kanna, Ravi Shankar, Arun Jayaraman, Siddharta Govindaraj
- Chile: Bryan Jimenez
- Hyderabad: Sarika Kharbanda, DSK Chakravarthy
- Jakarta: Ivan Darmawan, Aditya Imannudin Suryomurtjito, Akbar Azwir, Meiko Tourista, Mallikarjuna Kaveti, Rudy Rahardian, Alinne Rosida, Saron Yefta, Aria Wardhana
- Melbourne: Helen Snitkovsky
- Mexico: Jorge Valdés Garciatorres, Omar García, Lorena Reyes, Alejandro Huerta, Gabriel Valdés, Fernando Espinosa, Julio Matus, Jose Gervasio Moises Madera, Hugo Gonzalez Lora
- New Jersey: Arun Chinnaraju
- New Zealand: Biunca Hooper, Lorna Proctor, Beth Gervase, Karen Dallas, Jakub Jurkiewicz, Sandy Mamoli
- North Carolina: Gowri Goli, Eric Hannan
- Pune: Vishal Prasad, Nilesh Kulkarni, Dhiren Shah, Rucha Kapare, Nirzari Sen
- Sao Paulo: Tatiana Feitosa Correa Lima, Aline Presotto Silva, Felipe Antunes, Isabela Gayno, Juliana Auvray Carvalho, Marcus Flavius da Silva, Nathan Thaiego Wunsch
- St. Louis: Akila Ramakrishnan, Brian Button, Anthony Bruno
- Turkey: Baris BAL, Rıdvan Akçiçek
- Washington DC: Christine Schubert, Joey Spooner, Audrey Scheere, Manjit Singh
Marketing Agility Alliance
The Marketing Agility Alliance is an optional membership group specifically for and by marketers. With thanks to: Kerri Sutey, Jim Ewel, Andrea Fryrear, John Cass, Roland Smart, Frank Days, Melissa Boggs, Yuval Yeret
Business Agility Conferences
The Business Agility Conferences are 2-day events for people to build networks, learn the latest techniques and ideas, and be inspired. Building on the last two years, these events are a combination of 20-minute “art of the possible” stories and interactive, facilitated deep-dives with the entire delegation.
- NYC: Christina Hartikainen, Chris Edwards, Zach Bonaker, Jeff Schroeder, Meg Ward, Marsha Acker, Zuzi Sochova, Ross Libby,Bret Nelson
- Hyderabad: Sarika Kharbanda
- Australia: Craig Brown, Helen Snitkovsky, Alex Sloley, Maria Muir, Richard Parton
- Vienna: Mike Leber
- Government Agility Conference: Manjit Singh, Lisa Cooney, Padmini Nidumolu, Leila Rao, Ryan Fullmer, Bob Payne, Audrey Scheere
Business Agility Symposia
Site Visit Experience
An immersive, cohort-driven, learning opportunity for executive leaders that will equip them to make transformational changes in their companies. With thanks to Lyssa Adkins.
Agile Amped Podcast
Guidance is specific information in the Library that relates to business agility in the context of a domain (e.g. structural agility or market agility), an industry (e.g. banking or energy), a business function (e.g. finance, marketing) or a pattern impediment/journey. With thanks to Agile in Audit (Audit Steward), and Mirko Kleiner (Procurement)
An insight is a piece of general information that may relate to multiple areas across the Library. These can be case studies, books, further reading, recommended links, etc.
With thanks to: AbdulMajeed Mohammed, Andrew Albright, Antoinette Coetzee, Aria Hadi Wardhana, Deepthi Yeragudipati, Domingo Chabalgoity, Gurbrinder Singh, Gustavo Giordano, Helmut Pienaar, Jardena London, Jitto Jose Thomas, Johann Tambayah, Laureen E Knudsen, Laxmihari Nepal, Manikandan V.P, Murhaf Halabi, Myles Hopkins, Nagesh Deshpande, Saima Siddiqui, Samir Penkar, Sandra Willers, Shibu Chacko, Syafrizal Adi Saktia, Tom Taylor
Wicked whitepapers take a position on “wicked problems” that plague organisations today. These are problems without a clear answer or with multiple answers. Our aim is to help organisations navigate this.
- Business Agility and Unions: Dahm Hongchai
- Incentives, Motivation and Rewards: Kevin Empey, Patrick Li, Fabiola Eyholzer, Jason Hall, Jas Chong, Pia-Maria Thoren, Chip Loving
Business Agility Report
Business Agility Awards
The awards will recognize the best organisations and people in the business agility community. With thanks to Hugo Lourenco.
Journal of Business Agility
A peer-reviewed and trusted academic journal focusing on all elements of business agility. Encouraging researchers to explore this important topic. In partnership with the Agile Business Consortium.
An agile framework gathering to bring together the leaders of each of the agile frameworks to discuss the future of agile and business agility. With thanks to Alex Sloley.