Agile Tour is only possible because of our sponsors, please take a moment to read through the descriptions of our sponsoring organizations.
Title Sponsor: Berteig Consulting
Berteig Consulting is a boutique consultancy dedicated to helping Canadian organizations become hyper-productive. We are experts at helping organizations through the deep cultural changes required to intensify focus, learn continuously and excel at serving their market's needs. Our fundamental guiding principle is Truthfulness, which is required for trust, learning and creativity and ultimately productivity and effectiveness. We live our own methods – all our work is done iteratively, incrementally, collaboratively, and with a deep appreciation of learning and the needs of our clients.
The Scrum Alliance is a global professional association committed to Advocacy, Community, and Education for Scrum practitioners. Members include over 150,000 Scrum practitioners, trainers, and coaches around the world. The Scrum Alliance’s vision is to transform the world of work and it operates as a non-profit organization.
Intelliware Development Inc. is proud to sponsor Agile Tour Toronto. We look forward to this year’s conference which promises to be an excellent event, with a strong line-up of topics and engaging speakers.
Intelliware is a custom software, product development and mobile solutions firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. We are a leading practitioner of Agile software development practices which ensure the delivery of timely, high quality solutions for clients. Intelliware is engaged as a technical partner by a wide range of national and global organizations in sectors that span Financial Services, e-Health, ICT, Retail, Manufacturing and Government.
Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) is a leading global software engineering and IT consulting provider with software development centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM employs over 7,700 IT professionals and provides services to clients worldwide using a global delivery model through its client facing and delivery operations in the United States, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, UK, Germany, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, and Canada.
EPAM’s core competencies include complex software product engineering for leading global software and technology vendors, as well as development, testing, maintenance, and support of mission critical business applications and vertically oriented IT consulting services for Forbes Global 2000 corporations. Recognized in the software industry as an expert in Agile methodologies, EPAM adheres closely to best practices to ensure delivered projects are of the highest quality. At EPAM, Agile spans more than software development. In collaborating with business partners, EPAM strives to create the most valuable solutions for the problems its customers are experiencing.
EPAM is recognized among the top companies in IAOP's "The 2012 Global Outsourcing 100", featuring EPAM in a variety of sub-lists, including “Leaders – Technology (Hardware & Software)” and “Leaders – Entertainment & Media”. The company is also ranked among the best global service providers on "The 2012 Global Services 100" by Global Services Magazine and NeoAdvisory, which includes EPAM in the list of the world's "Top Outsourced Product Engineering Vendors" for the 3rd year running.
For more information, please visit http://www.epam.com
ThoughtWorks is not your typical technology company. We are talented, driven, and principled people who are passionate about software and the role it plays in the future of our world. We support clients that are on the front line of innovative change, working with Fortune 500 companies and bleeding edge startups that are revolutionizing the way their industries work.
Today we employ over 2000 people across the globe, exploring high value business application development at the complex intersection of Mobile, Agile and the Enterprise strategy. We thrive on (and create) rapid change, attracting the world's best knowledge workers in support of our mission to shake up the IT industry.
An international consultancy with offices in the United States, UK, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and China, we work with clients that intentionally push boundaries. Whether we are building new custom applications, fixing projects that are tied up in knots, or helping software shops adopt lean and agile processes, ThoughtWorks delivers creative change.
Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. Rally’s enterprise-class platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by enabling close alignment of software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs and competitive dynamics. Rally has over 184,000 paid users and more than 1,000 customers, including 33 of the Fortune 100 companies.
Scott Ambler + Associates is a boutique IT process consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations be more effective applying disciplined agile and lean processes. Our extensive research and experience with what people are actually doing out there – make us different. We have worked with dozens of organizations around the world and trained and coached thousands of IT practitioners. We offer training in Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), coaching for teams adopting a DAD-based approach, and transformational mentoring to organizations moving to a disciplined agile process.
Visit us at http://www.scottambler.com/
We're a custom software design and engineering company.
Our goal is to wow our clients in everything we do. We believe that software should make lives better. It should make people smile. Applications should inspire, enable, and just plain make sense.
Using an Agile approach and lean entrepreneurial thinking, we create great-looking custom web, mobile and cloud applications. Real world applications integrated with back-end systems and data.
We're on the 24th annual PROFIT 200 list, named among the Top 10 Best of the Best Professional Services Organizations in North America, and the fourth fastest growing tech company in Canada.
For more information, please visit: http://www.architech.ca/
Visual Studio 2013 is an integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution with features such as agile portfolio management, team rooms, web-based code comments on changesets/commits, and web-based test case management improvements – all of which help your team collaborate better and increase productivity. If you’re looking to develop test, and deploy service-powered apps faster than ever before, Visual Studio 2013 has the tools to help.
For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/visual-studio-2013
We are pleased to return as a sponsor for the Toronto stop on this Tour!
Internationally, Highway 407 (407 ETR) is considered to be something of a scientific marvel – and with good reason. It's the world's first all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway, stretching 108 kilometres from Burlington to Pickering. Above all, the highway has a reputation for being a fast, safe and reliable transportation route for hundreds of thousands of commuters every day and serves various industries and geographical markets.
Our company takes to heart Agile principles including self-organization, short iterations, strong collaboration, and dedicated teams in scrum rooms. Together, we take ownership, have fun, and sustain agility while being fearless, transparent and customer focused.
407 International Inc. is owned by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S. A. (43.23%), by indirectly owned subsidiaries of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (total 40%), and by SNC-Lavalin (16.77%).
Guidewire builds software products that help Property/Casualty insurers replace their legacy core systems and transform their business. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable insurers to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ provides the core systems used by insurers as operational systems of record. Additional products provide support for data management, business intelligence, anytime/anywhere access and guidance and monitoring. More than 150 Property/Casualty insurers around the world have selected Guidewire.
For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com
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