Lou Vianna is the first Brazilian PMP, CSM and collaborator of The Standish Group in Brazil, based in Rio. He began his career as PM in R&D at Naval Research Institute, scaling-up processes to produce chemical specialties, when he was co-author of three patents. Since 1990, he has been professionally involved in nuclear and defense industries, while also acted as trainer of more than 6.000 professionals in PM related topics. Lou is researching implications of the theory of complexity in project management, advocating a co-ed between traditional and agile approaches to project management, and continues striving to innovate developing new approaches in education like flipped classroom. He has been collaborating with organizations of various segments to advance their project management expertise. He is still learning how to better manage projects.
Kirby Wadsworth is professional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Kirby has led the transition from traditional outbound to content-driven inbound marketing for both global public companies and private start-ups. He serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College, and the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University.
Dan Ward is a military technologist specializing in rapid, thrifty innovation. He is also the author of FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant.
Dave West is the CEO and chief product owner at scrum.org. He is a frequent keynote speaker at major industry conferences and is a widely published author of articles and research reports. He also is the co-author of two books. Dave has a long history of managing teams and software development. He was a VP and Research Director at Forrester Research and a Solution Director at IBM before joining scrum.org.