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First speaker revealed for Agile Business Conference 2019

 Press release
May 24, 2019

First speaker revealed for Agile Business Conference 2019

The first Keynote speaker at the Agile Business Conference 2019 has been unveiled.

Lisa Smith, a global community influencer with more than 14 years' experience of influencing strategy for boards of directors, American corporate C-Suites for Fortune 100 companies including one of the USA's largest electric power holding companies, as well as smaller businesses, will open day one of the two-day conference by discussing Agile Leadership: Enabling Agility by "Unleashing the Unspoken".

Lisa develops Business Agility systems that help organisations to sense, adapt and respond to emerging customer behaviour patterns, regulatory changes and market shifts, helping companies stay one step ahead of their competition.

The Agile Business Conference is the longest running agile conference in the world, with this year's being the 17thevent, and brings together agile practitioners and leaders and senior professionals from the UK and Europe, including C-suite executives, directors and managers.

Co-hosted by the Agile Business Consortium and the Business Agility Institute, and taking place on September 25thand 26th at 155 Bishopsgate, London, this year's event will be making the Case for Business Agility.

Announcing Lisa Smith as the first keynote speaker, Radhika Jensen, Deputy CEO of the Agile Business Consortium which celebrates its 25thanniversary this year, said: "As a global community influencer, Lisa is an exceptional opening speaker for what promises to be our most interactive conference yet, with facilitated discussions, workshops, and tools sessions. We are very excited to have her join us."

More details of speakers and the programme for the conference will be revealed over the summer on Twitter and LinkedIn under the hashtag #AgileBizConf19.

Early bird tickets are available fromagileconference.orguntil the end of June.

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Philip Jones or Andy Rayfield, Maxim, on 01892 513033,


Tamsin Fox-Davies, Head of Brand, Agile Business Consortium, on 01233 228882,


Notes to Editors


What is an agile business?

An agile business is an organisation that can respond quickly and effectively to opportunities and threats whether they are found in its internal or external environments (commercial, legal, technological, social, moral or political).


Agile businesses value:

  • Innovation over status quo
  • Inspiring leadership over conservative management
  • Collaborative autonomy over hierarchical control
  • Customer focus over self-interest


About Agile Business Consortium:

The Agile Business Consortium is the not-for-profit professional body promoting and enabling business agility worldwide. We work with partners and alliances to promote agile practices, and to develop, curate and share agile resources with the wider world. We encourage an agnostic and client-centred approach to the use of agile methods and frameworks.


We are the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA® and AgilePgM® and organise the longest running annual Agile Business Conference in the world. Through APMG International we have accredited over 300 training organisations worldwide, and over 100,000 Agile Project Managers, Business Analysts and Programme Managers.