AGILE [Tech] Week 2020

Business Agility is a key requirement for success in a fast changing world. Hear from NZ's top Agile coaches during AGILE [Tech] Week 2020.

What's it all about?

AGILE [Tech] Week 2020 is a series of events focused on building capability within the business sector for those exploring AGILE practice, and for those already utilising AGILE in their organisation.  

Business Agility is about putting the customer at the centre of the organisation’s focus, changing from measuring activities to outcomes and creating an ecosystem which unleashes the productivity and innovation already present in the people in the organisation.

Hear from expert speakers from the AGILE Alliance NZ, and take part in the Friday unconference, where discussions centre around topics as chosen by attendees.  

2020 schedule of speakers and topics include:


Tuesday 28 July, 9am-10am:  

Ant Boobier - Design Sprint Dinner: experience how a design sprint can rapidly validate your big ideas


Wednesday 29 July, 9am-10am:

Colin Basterfield - Liberating Structures


Thursday 30 July, 9am-10am:

Raf Gemmail & Allen Geer - An Agilista’s Intro to Containerisation


Friday 31 July, 9am-12pm:

Shane Hastie - Open Space Unconference

You should be present for the whole duration of this event.


Tuesday 28 Jul
9:00am - 10:00am

Wednesday 29 Jul
9:00am - 10:00am

Thursday 30 Jul
9:00am - 10:00am

Friday 31 Jul
9:00am - 12:00pm

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Ant Boobier


Ant Boobier is agile coach at Nomad8. He has been doing Agile for more years than he cares to remember. RAD in the 90s, XP in the 2000s and a magic mix of Lean UX and Agile today. He is a people geek who loves a good experiment.

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Shane Hastie


Over the last 30+ years Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives. He spent 15 years as a professional trainer, coach and consultant specialising in Agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements, testing and methodologies for SoftEd in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Shane joined ICAgile in 2017 as the Director of Agile Learning Programs, and is the founding Chair of Agile Alliance New Zealand.

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Raf Gemmail


Raf Gemmail is a proven technical leader, coach, solutions architect, and full-stack polyglot with an engineering core. He is a technical consultant with Assurity NZ, a professor with and an InfoQ news editor. Raf has a history of helping both small and well-known organisations to design and deliver high-impact and data-intensive solutions.
Raf has been building software his whole life and has been fortunate enough to have shared journeys with organizations such as the BBC,, and a range of blue-chips. As a practitioner of London School TDD, he has led and coached many developers on their journey through making all delivery about real customers, and working with the end in mind.

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Colin Basterfield

Agile Practice Coach (ICT) - NZ Police

Colin Basterfield is an Agile Practice and People Coach, currently contracted to NZ Police working across multiple teams and individuals. He strives to surface everyone’s voice, so makes use of Liberating Structures at every opportunity. To augment his people coaching skills, he recently graduated from Integral Coaching Canada’s Associate Coach program. He is also a member of Agile Alliance New Zealand.

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Allen Geer


Allen is skilled in the areas of continuous integration, continuous delivery, cloud infrastructure, test automation and platforms. He uses his deep experience in the field to help clients deliver higher quality software with greater velocity. Allen is involved in leading DevOps transformations in large Kiwi Organisations. He is also responsible for leading Assurity’s National DevOps Training Programme and has certified over 200 Kiwi’s in the Foundations of DevOps. As an avid Agilist and ‘DevOpser’, he enjoys helping clients transform the way they work to become more responsive to the demands of their customers.


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