Agile DC Executive Summit
Embracing Leadership Reality
September 12, 2018

Executives, industry leaders and a powerful discussion about driving enterprise-wide innovation.


Join us for the Agile DC Executive Summit 2018.

This year’s theme is Embracing Leadership Reality.

The Agile DC Executive Summit will take place on September 12, 2018 at Fairfax Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

We bring together C-level speakers with phenomenal sessions covering firsthand stories of Agile leadership.

Embracing Leadership Reality


In our age of hyper-turbulence and competition, the need for business agility led by transformational leaders is at an all-time high.  Transformational leaders are able to take vision, purpose and mission and craft it to the realities that their organizations face.

In the Agile community, there is a disconnect.  While Agile takes a people-first approach, the reality is that in running a business or developing a product, there is a business motivation as much as there are people and organizational motivations. Transformational leadership is about embracing the focus on business value, supporting the vision through dynamic and enabling structures, and bringing the people along.

Here’s an example of a reality: Take the role of the ScrumMaster. ScrumMasters typically do not have authority to hire or terminate employment.  Looking at Scrum roles – who does have this authority? How do they do it? It is not enough to say “We’re doing Scrum.”  Who is going to hire and nurture employees, and who is going to terminate employment if things do not work out?  Embracing realities like this and doing it in a way that is consistent with Agile methods is the next frontier of agile leadership.

Join our speakers Sept 12 to learn how they have embraced leadership reality while also growing and sustaining agility.


The Agile DC Executive Summit is crafted for senior managers and executives.
Recruiters and non-sponsor vendors of Agile tools and services will not be permitted to attend the Executive Summit.

2017 Speakers

David Blair
Chief, Transformation Delivery Division, USCIS Office of Information Technology

Mr. David Blair joined the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Information Technology (OIT) as the Chief of ...

Max Keeler
Chief Projects Officer, The Motley Fool

Max is a nearly 20 year veteran of the Motley Fool, which is 6000 years in internet time (yes, he ...

Steve Strauch
VP of Product Management & Head of Capital One Labs

Steve Strauch is currently the Vice President of Product Management at the CapitalOne Innovation Labs in Arlington, VA.  Steve is ...

Joshua Seckel

Currently working with Sevatec, Joshua Seckel was previously WhiteHawk’s Chief Engineer. Joshua, as the Chief Engineer, drove the architectural and ...

Amber King
Sr. Manager, Product Operations, CapitalOne

Amber King is a Senior Manager and Head of Product Operations at Capital One Labs, where she runs the agile ...

Scott Richardson
Chief Data Officer at Fannie Mae

Scott Richardson has been an active agile practitioner and leader since 2004.  He has led agile transformations at team, department, ...

Karyn Hayes-Ryan
Component Acquisition Executive, NGA

Ms. Karyn Hayes-Ryan serves as NGA’s Component Acquisition Executive, and Director of Acquisition Services. She leads and manages the accession, ...

Sanjiv Augustine
President and CEO, LitheSpeed

Sanjiv Augustine is an entrepreneur, industry-leading Agile and Lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant, and trainer. He’s the president of LitheSpeed, an Agile ...

Teague Hopkins
Managing Director, Teague Hopkins Group

Teague Hopkins has been leading cross-functional teams to develop new products and deliver them to market for over 10 years. ...


  • Schedule12-09-2018




Arlen Bankston
Managing Partner, LitheSpeed


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Arlen Bankston
Managing Partner, LitheSpeed


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