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Transformation expert announced as second keynote speaker at Agile Business Conf


Press release
August 22, 2019


Transformation expert announced as second keynote speaker at Agile Business Conference 2019

The second keynote speaker at the Agile Business Conference 2019 has been unveiled as Michael Saunders, Agile and DevOps Leader at Lloyds Banking Group.

After making it as a successful entrepreneur, Michael now delivers agile transformation as part of a £3 billion investment by Lloyds Banking Group in its staff and technology.

Michael, who has supported the transformation of a number of businesses from 5,000 to 300,000 employees, will be speaking on day two of the London conference which is co-hosted by the Agile Business Consortium and the Business Agility Institute and which will be examining the Case for Business Agility.

John Williams, CEO of the Agile Business Consortium, said: "Michael will be bringing his significant experience to attendees with lessons that will help them transform their organisations and careers."

Keynote speaker on the conference's first day is Lisa Smith, a global community influencer with more than 14 years' experience of influencing strategy for boards of directors, American corporate C-Suites and Fortune 100 companies.

The Agile Business Conference is the longest running agile conference in the world, with this year's being the 17thevent. It takes place on September 25thand 26th at 155 Bishopsgate, London.

It features real world case studies highlighting the importance of business agility from different perspectives, and a packed Agile Tools session offering a choice of 20 45-minute round tables on a huge range of topics and hosted by experts in their field.

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

Tickets are available

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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.