Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Global Agile legend Jim Highsmith will open the Agile Australia 2010 Conference next week in Melbourne.

Highsmith, co-author of the Agile manifesto, will be joined by Chief Executive Officer, Suncorp Business Services, Jeff Smith, and Chief Scientist from ThoughtWorks, Martin Fowler, as keynote speakers.

The conference is a recognition of the increasingly important role that Agile has to play in Australian businesses.

Agile is being taken up by more and more Australian enterprises who are finding that Agile's collaborative approach to iterative and incremental software development better harnesses their talent and resources to increase business value.

The Agile Australia conference will feature case studies from organisations including ANZ, Allianz Australia Insurance, RGA Australia, NOPSA and Lonely Planet. Other speakers include:

* Michael Bromley - General Manager, Portals & Online Services, NBN Co., - "Using Agile to Deliver Business Innovation in a Telco Environment"
* Andy Weir - Chief Information Officer, Bankwest - "Adopting Agile for the second time"
* Leigh Jasper - Chief Executive Officer, Aconex - "Transitioning to Agile while growing fast"
* Chris Mountford - Senior Developer, Atlassian - "Monster Builds"
* John Sullivan - General Manager, Online Directory and Search, Sensis - "Trials and tribulations of ensuring enterprise architecture with Agile delivery"

Over 400 are anticipated to attend the second annual Agile Australia Conference, which will take place on 15-16 September, 2010 in Melbourne. The Conference is sponsored by ThoughtWorks, Renewtek, Agile Academy, Atlassian, DiUS, Aconex and Intunity, and is supported by the global Agile Alliance.

The full press release is available here:


Please visit for a full conference program, speaker biographies, and further information on workshops, talks, and the executive breakfast with Jim Highsmith.

To arrange a media pass or interviews with any of Agile Australia 2010's speakers, please contact [email protected].

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Agile Australia 2010

Agile Australia 2010 is the Australian conference for the exchange of ideas, information and practical examples of Agile in the enterprise. From the outset, an Agile approach is all about delivering business value - which is why this year's Agile Australia conference has adopted the theme, "Delivering business value with Agile". This year's Agile Australia conference is to be held in Melbourne and will bring together those who want to learn more, exchange ideas and share with peers.

Date:  15-16 September, 2010

Venue: Crown Conference Centre, Crown Promenade Hotel
                8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne

Claire Hansen
P: 02 9280 3677
M: 0422 082 853


SlatteryIT is very proud to be organising Agile Australia 2010.

Our team - along with the support and direction of the advisors and the Agile Alliance - is dedicated to furthering the understanding and collaboration of Australia's Agile community. The Agile Australia 2010 Conference is designed to bring together business executives across enterprises and government to hear the experiences and perspectives of leading Agile practitioners, peers and international experts.

SlatteryIT provides marketing, corporate communications and event management services for clients with innovative and/or complex products or services.

SlatteryIT consistently creates, produces and manages a range of highly successful events for our clients including Australia's leading R&D organisations, industry associations within the IT and telecommunications space, established international companies and pioneering local innovative leaders.



Global Agile legend Jim Highsmith will open the Agile Australia 2010 Conference next week in Melbourne.



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