Keynote: Dave West

Dave West is the Product Owner and CEO at In this capacity, he engages with partners, and the community to drive’s strategy and the overall market position of Scrum. Prior to joining the Ken Schwaber and the team at he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture. As a member of the company’s executive management team was also instrumental in growing Tasktop from a services business into a VC backed product business with a team of almost 100.

As one of the foremost industry experts on software development and deployment, West has helped advance many modern software development processes, including the Unified process and Agile methods. He is a frequent keynote at major industry conferences and is a widely published author of articles and research reports. He also is the co-author of two books, The Nexus Framework For Scaling Scrum and Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.

He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational. After IBM/Rational, West returned to consulting and managed Ivar Jacobson Consulting for North America. Then he served as vice president, research director at Forrester Research, where he worked with leading IT organizations and solutions providers to define, drive and advance Agile-based methodology and tool breakthroughs in the enterprise.





Keynote presentatie tijdens het jaarcongres:

The Agile Worker – What does it mean to be a knowledge worker in the Digital Age?



The last 3 years have taught us all the value of agility. To be more agile at work, at home, and in life. The modern age with flat supply chains, a changing climate, and exponential growth of digital technology has made business agility every organization’s number one priority. But what does that mean for knowledge workers? How do they navigate this new, ever-changing world? What have we learned from the pandemic? And can these lessons be applied in the future?


In this talk, Dave West, CEO of, talks about the future of work for knowledge workers and what skills and mindset they need to thrive in this post industrial work. He weaves in stories from successful organizations and real people describing how individuals can be prepared to navigate the next technology revolution.









Parallel sessie tijdens het jaarcongres:

Titel: Meeting of the minds



Join a free format conversation with Dave West on all topics related to Scrum and Agile. For example ‘the future of Scrum’, ‘product owners vs project managers’ or any topic that you want to bring to the table. Join, connect and learn together!


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