Agile Symposium 2013

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Agile Symposium 2013
19 November 2013
Avillion Legacy Melaka, Malaysia

Submit Your Papers To : Dr. Imran Ghani, (for Agile Symposium Only)

Keynote Speakers 1: Why the world is going Agile

Karin Verloop is Managing Director, ThoughtWorks Singapore

Karin Verloop will be speaking about “Why the world is going Agile”. She will share ThoughtWorks’ observations and experiences globally and talk about some of the clients that have chosen to adopt Agile and work with ThoughtWorks.

She joined ThoughtWorks five years ago in Australia. She has worked with many clients across different industries who want to have better software delivered faster, therefore they come to ThoughtWorks. ThoughtWorks is renowned for its thought leadership and innovation in software development.


Keynote Speaker 2: Journey of Agile Adoption: Past, Present & Future

John Sullivan

John Sullivan will be speaking about "Journey of Agile Adoption: Past, Present & Future".  The pattern of Agile adoption, in countries, follows a similar pattern! Using years of Agile experience,  John will talk about the history of Agile Adoption in Australia and relate it back to how this pattern will probably be followed in Malaysia.  The journey talks about what worked, what failed, some times quite humorously, and what is needed to make it successful

John is the Business Division Product Delivery Manager at MYOB, Australian and New Zealands leading account software company, and is based in Melbourne and KL.  Previously he was responsible for the Agile transformation of large corporate companies like Sensis (Australian Yellow/WhitePages), Qantas/Jetstar Airlines.  He has 12+ years in transforming companies, teams and people to deliver software and products faster, using Agile methods.


Keynote Speaker 3: Agile software development tools, agile and cloud computing synergy

Andy Kelk (Chief Information Officer of the iProperty Group)

Andy will be speaking about "Agile software development tools, agile and cloud computing synergy". As the Chief Information Officer of the iProperty Group, Andy is responsible for development of the company’s technology platform and the management of its IT systems. Before iProperty, Andy was a senior IT manager at the REA Group in Australia where he was responsible for developing sites such as

Andy has also worked for a leading SaaS eCommerce vendor and was part of the founding team for Ask Jeeves UK. Andy has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of London as well as a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting Studies from the University of Leeds.

Agile Symposium 2013 aims to provide a forum for fruitful interactions and discussions among academics, researchers and practitioners in their ultimate aim to creative solutions for our dynamic society today.
Agile Symposium 2013 focuses on the use of Agile methodologies in developing projects, especially those related to software development. In fact, Agile is a relatively recent methodology used in the development process of a project. Therefore, it is important to provide knowledge to the audiences on how to use Agile in their projects. The program will provide numerous opportunities for academic and industry participants to collaborate and learn from each other.

"All accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Science International - Lahore Journal ("

Topics covered, but not limited to the followings

Full Paper Submission        : 30 September 2013
Notification of Acceptance  : 12 October 2013
Camera Ready                    : 30 October 2013
Registration by Authors       : 30 October 2013

Committee Members:

Jeff Au, Operationa Manager, MYOB, KL Office

Zulkefli Bin Mansor, CTFL
Head of Program (Postgraduate Studies), Universiti Selangor,Malaysia

Shafiza Shaari
Project Manager at F-Secure, Malaysia

Dr. Mazni Omar
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kedah, Malaysia

Inquiries : Dr. Imran Ghani,, Zulkefli Bin Mansor,
Paper Submission: Dr. Imran Ghani,