Speakers

Jane Lee, Founder of UNICON

Ms. Pei-Chen Jane Lee is the CEO and President of UNICON International, Inc., a top 100 Asian female owned company in the US.UNICON was founded in 1990 to provide IT consulting and software development services to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Ms. Lee possesses over 28 years of IT experiences. Prior to starting UNICON, she worked for AT&T Bell Labs and was the first Asian female promoted to a Technical Manager position in Columbus Ohio location. Under Jane’s leadership, UNICON not only enjoys steady growth, but has received many clients and industry recognitions including Honda of America “Service Supplier of the Year Award” and Alcatel-Lucent “High Quality Software Development and Support Award”. Jane personally was also recognized as one of the “Ohio’s Most Powerful and Influential Women” and “Twelve Women You Should Know”. She is currently a member of the Women President Organization and the American Red Cross Columbus Chapter board member.
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Ken Schwaber, Founder of Scrum.org

Ken Schwaber is a software developer, industry consultant and a thought leader in software development. Ken is one of the initial signers of the Agile Manifesto. He and Jeff Sutherland presented the initial version of the Scrum as a formal development process at OOPSLA'95.  Since then, Scrum has been widely adopted at many software companies and IT organizations. It is the most practiced Agile framework.  In addition to blogs and white papers, Ken co-authored the Scrum Guide and published several books, including, for example, Agile Project Management with Scrum, ScrumButs, Software in 30 Days,  etc.  Today Ken runs Scrum.org, which provides training, certification and consulting services.  


 
 
 

Candi Rai, Agile Transformation

Candi leads the Agile consulting practice for UNICON, a global consulting company based on Columbus Ohio.   For 20 years, Candi has managed teams responsible for every phase of the product life cycle and successfully delivered many multi-million dollar projects. Her experience at a process-oriented high-tech company and then a lean business centric company, has given her an unique view in building large complicated solution under the Agile framework. She works with UNICON clients to address challenges such as the architecture and Agile conflict, managing hybrid projects, distributed teams, and building sustainable competitive advantage. Candi has received many achievement awards in process and technology and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. She 
holds an M.S. degree from North Texas University in Computer Science, and is certified PMP, PMI-ACP, SCM and PSM.
 
 



Jane Yang, Agile in Telecom

Jane Yang is a director of Technology Management Center at the world’s fifth largest telecom equipment provider with more than 20,000 R&D engineers. Jane has been responsible for the Agile transformation in the company for more than four years.  She has successfully led Agile transition for numerous products in telecom domain, and last year, at the Executive Forum of Agile 2012 conference at Dallas, she shared the results with executives from across the globe. She talked about the strategy, challenges and successes. At this conference, Jane will share her experience from both a manager's and an engineer's perspective why and how agile can help a company improve its management, development and delivery. Prior to leading the Agile transformation in her current organization, Jane led the process improvement for CMMI and IPD.


 

Jack Hsieh, Agile Project Management

Jack Hsieh has over 10 years of experience in in project management . Jack has led cross-functional, cross site international teams to delivery various complicate projects across globe. Jack is the President at Maestro Project Management Consultants Co., Ltd., a leading consulting company dedicated on innovation management, new product development management, and project management. The company has engaged in services for a broad spectrum of industries, including high-tech, telecom, bio-science, service-oriented, C&E, academic, research, government sectors, and non-profit organizations. Jack also serves as Northeast Asia Region Mentor in PMI and provides volunteer services in the project management community. 



 

Richard Johnston,  IT Delivery

Rich serves as a Director in UNICON's Technology Solutions Business Unit and has responsibility for developing and supporting our customers in the Federal and State Governments, as well as the Financial and Banking industries. Rich complements the UNICON leadership team with his skills in computer security, system architecture design, performance analysis, quality management and independent verification and validation (IV&V). In addition, he had extensive experience in designing systems that utilized IBM mainframe, UNIX, .NET and JAVA technologies. Rich has lectured on computer science and quality topics at various colleges and universities and at software symposiums. He has 35 years of IT experiences and holds an M.S. degree and a B.S. degree from West Virginia University in Computer Science. 



Franma Hsu, IT Management

Franma works for Microsoft as a technical consultant for Application Lifecycle Management, Agile & Software Testing Practices and Development Tool - Visual Studio/Team Foundation Server. He is also an experienced consultant in leading many software teams to adopt Agile/Scrum development & process.