Agile Israel

Vision 2020

Come and learn how bringing Agile at scale, DevOps, Design Thinking and Lean Startup approaches all together accelerates the ability of the organization to respond fast in a rapidly changing, ambiguous and turbulent environment, in order to win in the market and to win the talent.

Agile Israel 2020 is the central Agile & DevOps event in Israel running for the 13th consecutive year, bringing world class experts and inspiring case studies to help you learn tips and tricks that can be applied in your organization.

This year’s theme is “Vision 2020”, to emphasize Agility’s ability to provide clear and direct insight about our processes. Transparency, visibility and empiricism, which are the foundations of Agility, allow this type of clarity that in turn induces openness, communication,  collaboration and accountability.

Meet & Connect

Join Lean Coffee session to personally meet and get inspired from the people that are shaping and inventing how leading and winning organizations are innovating and
delivering value at scale

Watch & Learn

Choose sessions to learn on real case studies and world’s leading companies on practical ways their organizations learned to deliver
value and innovate.

Experience & Practice

Join hands-on workshops to experience and experiment with the latest practices and tools.

600

attendees

4

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25

Sessions

6

Workshops

HIGHLIGHTS FROM AGILE ISRAEL 2019

2019 HIGHLIGHTS

2020 SPEAKERS

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Jeff Gothelf

Co-author of Sense and Respond, Lean UX and Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking

Jeff Gothelf

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Dave Farley

co-author of the Jolt-award winning book 'Continuous Delivery', Founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd

Continuous Delivery Ltd

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Michael Galloway

Senior Engineering Manager - Delivery Integrations

Netflix

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Joakim Sundén

ex-Spotify Agile coach, Consultant, Author of Kanban in Action

Crisp

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Karin Moscovici

VP R&D

Riskified

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Orit Yaron

VP Cloud Platform

Outbrain

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Mike Burrows

Founder, Agendashift; consultant, facilitator, coach, trainer, and author

Agendashift

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Dr. Hila Lifshitz-Assaf

Associate professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics at the Stern School of Business, New York University Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School

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Sigal Pasternak
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Sigal Pasternak

SAFe SPC | Enterprise Agile Transformations Consultant

AgileSparks

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Tomer Simon

National Technology Officer | Futurist | Thought Leadership | Innovation Evangelist

Microsoft Israel

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David Forsher

Head of Digital Department, IT Division

Isracard

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Liat Palace

Head of Agile and DevOps implementation

Amdocs

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Michal Kimchi

Director of Program Management, RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence

RSA

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Daniel Sternlicht

Frontend Guild Master

Outbrain

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Shiri Arad Ivtsan

Senior Product Manager

WhiteSource

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Nataly Kremer

AT&T VP, Israel General Manager

AT&T

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Keren Rubin

VP People Operations

Augury

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Ami Ganot

VP R&D

OM2 Technologies

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Keren Hen

VP HR

OM2 Technologies

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Oded Ben-Ozer

SRE Team Leader

Riskified

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Ehud Shavit

Software development team leader

OptimalPlus

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Erez Tatcher

CEO

AgileSparks

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Yaki Koren

Agile Coach, Head of engineering practices

AgileSparks

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Yael Rabinovich

Lead Agile\Lean coach, Partner

AgileSparks

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Oded Tamir

Enterprise Agile & DevOps Coach. PST - Professional Scrum Trainer and SPC - SAFe Program Consultant

AgileSparks

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Ofer Cohen

Lead coach & Partner , (SPCT) SAFe Program Consultant Trainer

AgileSparks

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Pazit Dishon

Director of Data Acquisition

PIPL

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Moti Sofer

Head of DevOps

AgileSparks

ORGANIZERS

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2020 PROGRAM

 

Erez Tacher, CEO @ AgileSparks

Yael Rabinovich, Lead Coach & Partner @ AgileSparks

15 mins

Jeff Gothelf,
Co-author of Sense and Respond, Lean UX and Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking

Fundamentally, we have to move away from “integrating processes”, and break Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking down into underlying principles that we can apply to the way we work. In this talk Jeff provides 10 principles that can help us change the way we work.

45mins

 

Nataly Kremer
AT&T VP, Israel General Manager @AT&T

 

20mins
15mins

Mike Burrows,
Mike Burrows, Founder, Agendashift; consultant, facilitator, coach, trainer, and author

If you had to describe an Agile process, where would you start: “from the left”, with a backlog of work to plough through, or “from the right”, with needs met by working software? And does the difference in perspective matter? The difference does indeed matter (a lot!); we’ll see that learning to describe and introduce Agile and its frameworks “from the right” brings considerable benefits. And it’s not hard – we can all do it!

30mins

Joakim Sundén
ex-Spotify Agile coach, Consultant, Author of Kanban in Action

“I would have killed that if it was just me, 100%,” said Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek about Discover Weekly, a feature that would become one of Spotify’s most loved product features, almost a brand in itself. Designers and senior engineers were equally skeptical, but the team was still able to ship the feature. In this talk, you’ll learn how Spotify’s organizational culture of Agile management and autonomous teams enables innovation, using the Discover Weekly feature as an example.

30mins

 

Discussion with the speakers on questions and topics that are gathered from the participants.

Opportunity to get ideas on your own questions.

40mins

 

David Forsher,
Head of Digital Department, IT Division @ Isracard

Notes and experiences from Isracard Agile transformation journey

25mins

Liat Palace
Head of Agile and DevOps implementation @Amdocs

After many years of implementing Agile and DevOps in Amdocs we hit a glass ceiling, yet we did not feel the that we fully unleashed our organization potential. We felt that the our culture is not helping us with the changes, behaviors that worked for us in the past had become not relevant anymore. Those hidden behavior codes that instructed people behavior were like DNA blueprint. And in order to change and manipulate this DNA we started to investigate Genetic engineering. In this talk we will share with you what we have learnt and what you can do tomorrow in order to change your organizational culture…

25mins

Keren Rubin
VP People Operations @ Augury

The same principles that guide building a sticky product that customers love, apply when building a company employees are engaged with and proud to be a part of. Join to learn: How do we utilize data in People Ops, What is team design and why you need it for building autonomous teams, why are we hiring in sprints, and how this all relates to Conyay’s law.

25mins

Ehud Shavit,

Software development team leader

In this session I will take you through my own personal journey in OptimalPlus as a team leader. I will share my experience of how to transform a team of individuals to a fully collaborated team, how to reduce micromanagement from your superior and which tools can assist us to preform knowledge sharing and increase collaboration. I’m going to share how we increased engagement and made an impact as a team on the organization.

20mins

 

Michal Kimchi
Director of Program Management, RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence @RSA

20mins

Dr. Hila Lifshitz-Assaf
Associate professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics at the Stern School of Business, New York University Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School

In this talk, Professor Lifshitz-Assaf will share her cutting edge research on how to organize for innovation across industries by leveraging the digital age to dismantle the organizational and professional knowledge boundaries. Her research reveals the secret sauce to such a transformation in the innovation process that took place at NASA.

40mins

Dave Farley,
co-author of the Jolt-award winning book ‘Continuous Delivery’, Founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd

In recent years we have discovered what really works in software development. Not everyone practices approaches like Continuous Delivery, but it is widely seen as representing the current state-of-the-art in software development. This is because at its root CD is about the application of an iterative, practical, empirical, maybe even science based approach to solving problems in software development. Is this a form of software engineering? In this talk Dave will talk about what our “Engineering” discipline should entail.

30mins

Michael Galloway,
Senior Engineering Manager – Delivery Integrations @ Netflix

Over the last 5 years, Netflix has been pioneering a software development model based on full ownership of the end-to-end development cycle. This approach, known as the Full Cycle Developer model, has significantly changed the way Netflix engineering teams own and operate code. With a culture based on concepts like Freedom and Responsibility, and Context not Control, how did Netflix transform its approach to engineering and operations? This talk describes our journey.

30mins

 

Discussion with the speakers on questions and topics that are gathered from the participants.

Opportunity to get ideas on your own questions.

40mins

 

Orit Yaron
VP Cloud Platform @Outbrain

The DevOps transformation process is all about change, bringing uncentertinty. As managers it is up to us to provide our teams the right level of comfort, while taking them out of their comfort zone – sounds tricky? This talk is tips and tricks on how to develop the muscle of dealing with uncertainty.

25mins

  

Karin Moscovici, VP R&D @ Riskified
Oded Ben-Ozer, SRE Team lead @ Riskified

For Agile to be more than just a buzzword, we need to have the Agile supporting foundations in our R&D organization. Those are Cultural, Organizational, and Technical. In this talk, Karin and Oded will showcase their first-hand story on building autonomous agile teams (outside and inside the R&D) and what the basics needs from a company for doing it right are. We’ll better understand what a DevOps Culture is and how the DevOps team is enabling the Agile autonomous teams to work independently by developing new infrastructure projects.

25mins

Daniel Sternlicht,
Frontend Guild Master @Outbrain

Growing teams and organizations are usually facing the same problems: lack of knowledge sharing and collaboration between teams, missing standardization, cross-organization infrastructure – any of these sound familiar? Well, good news, you’re not alone! In this talk, we’ll discuss the issues growing teams are facing, how to solve them, what are the challenges of creating micro-communities such as guilds, forums, and professional groups in your organization, and what it actually takes.

25mins

Shiri Arad Ivtsan
Senior Product Manager @ WhiteSource

DevSecOps sets out to relieve the costly and stressful delays that can occur when security testing is performed late in the game, by setting up processes and tools for “shifting left” so security testing can happen early and often. As organizations continue to embrace this DevSecOps approach, testing tools and practices are integrated even further left in the development pipeline. In this session, we will discuss: Where and how developers are implementing DevSecOps in the SDLC; Best practices for developers to adopt DevSecOps and more efficiently handle vulnerabilities; Necessary steps for implementing a process for detection, prioritization, and remediation of open source vulnerabilities.

20mins

Yaki Koren @ AgileSparks
Agile Coach, Head of engineering practices

How I learned to love TDD and why should you: a journey to the most fundamental development technique

20mins

Tomer Simon
National Technology Officer | Futurist | Thought Leadership | Innovation Evangelist @ Microsoft

30mins

Pazit Dishon
Director of Data Acquisition @PIPL

At Pipl we constantly have ideas on how to improve our products or create new ones. Turning these ideas into live features or products with high ROI is challenging due to the complexity of data projects. In order to overcome these challenges we recently adopted the hypothesis driven development approach. Why did we choose this approach? How did we implement it? How do we measure success, value to customers? This and more will be discussed in my talk.

25mins

Ami Ganot, VP R&D @ OM2 Technologies
Keren Chen, VP HR @ OM2 Technologies

The most important life lessons we will ever learn, will be from the mistakes we make. Everyone makes mistakes, mistakes are a part of being a human… so why is it so hard to accept mistakes? How can we learn from our mistakes so that we will not repeat them? There is an incredible beauty to making mistakes. Embedded in each mistake is a puzzle, a gem that we could receive if the puzzle is solved, i.e., a new procedure or an automated process that we could use to reduce mistakes in the future. Each mistake is probably a reflection of something that I was (or others were) doing wrong, so if I could figure out what that was, I could learn how to be more effective. The most important thing that differentiates people, is their approach to handling mistakes. // — “Mistakes are good if they result in learning” – Ray Dalio — //

25mins

Oded Tamir
Lead coach @ AgileSparks

25mins
Sigal Pasternak

 

Sigal Pasternak
SAFe SPC | Enterprise Agile Transformations Consultant @ AgileSparks

What and How to measure in your journey to High Performing Organization? Measurement and intent declaration drive change even before first feedback is given. Create High Impact by differentiate between Lagging & Leading Indicators. My experience and challenges from various organizations.

20mins

Ofer Cohen
Lead coach & Partner , (SPCT) SAFe Program Consultant Trainer @ AgileSparks

20mins

Moti Sofer
Head Of DevOps @ AgileSparks

60mins

Jeff Gothelf
co-author of Sense and Respond, Lean UX and Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking

50mins

WORKSHOPS

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Agile at Scale - Inspired by Spotify


Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5:30 PM (IDT)

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Facilitating Outcome-Oriented Change

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (IDT)

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An Introduction to Continuous Delivery

Wed, June 3, 2020
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM IDT

OUR CONFERENCES

Agile Israel is organized by AgileSparks and People & Computers - Agile Israel is the first and main Agile conference in Israel. with the aim of sharing and inspiring the community with field experience, new techniques and approaches that help organizations become more responsive and make Agile part of their DNA. We are bringing world class speakers and experts, case studies and leaders from inspiring organizations to spark Agility.

VENUE: LAGO

Lago is Israel's newest event complex offering modern design, flexibility, free parking and easy access.
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Agile Israel 2020 will be held at Lago, Israel on June 2.