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Real life stories of agility at the Agile Business Conference 2019


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July 26, 2019

 Real life stories of agility at the Agile Business Conference 2019

Real world case studies highlighting the importance of business agility from different perspectives will feature at this year's Agile Business Conference.

Co-hosted by the UK-based Agile Business Consortium and the Business Agility Institute, this event is the longest running business agility conference in the world.

It takes place on September 25thand 26that 155 Bishopsgate, London, and brings together agile practitioners, leaders and senior professionals from the UK and Europe, including C-suite executives, directors and managers.

Delegates will hear perspectives from three different viewpoints: agility practitioners, business agility thought leaders, and boardroom executives, which relate to this year's conference theme of The Case for Business Agility:

Day one

Practitioner sessions

  • ‘You've ditched performance management, that's a bonus!', Tony Richards, Agile Coach and former Toyota executive, with Andrew Pooley, UK Reward Director for Aviva
  • ‘Agile from the Ground Up', Simon Girvan, Agile Coach
  • ‘Our SAFe journey to follow the sun', Amir Elkabir, Project Management Team Lead, AT&T

Executive sessions
  • ‘Four ways to become a more agile leader', Dr Simon Hayward, Author, Honorary Professor, and CEO of Cirrus, with Amanda Lambert, People Director at Three UK
  • ‘Self-set salaries and how it transformed me as a leader', Timm Urschinger, CEO LIVEsciences & LIVEventures
  • ‘From freighter to speedboat; towards business agility and beyond', Andrew Brothers, CIO, Albert Heijn

 Day Two

Thought Leadership sessions

  • ‘How Agile Boosts Staff Engagement' Raj Chana, Director JCURV, with Tony Crane, Customer Experience Director, Bank of Ireland
  • ‘An agile convert in a traditional world', Dr Martin Davis, previously agile systems thinking leader at Jaguar Land Rover
  • ‘Make your business run better with agile in sales' by Marina Alex, Agile Leader, University of Business Agility

John Williams, CEO of the Agile Business Consortium, said:  "The average conference is cluttered with unproven theory. We give our delegates something different by focusing on real-life business agility examples and useable tools. 

"Our programme of multiple case studies provides genuine insight into how problems faced by many businesses can be overcome through agility".

Full details of speakers and sessions and tickets to the Agile Business Conference are available

News and updates in the lead up to the event and during the event will be on Twitter and LinkedIn under the hashtag #AgileBizConf19.

For more about business agility and the Agile Business Consortium visit


For more press information contact:

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.


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