Workshop of Agile Methodology

Workshop of Agile Methodology

Mr. Omar Velasco
Business Agility Coach

Omar is a consummate Agilist with an extensive background of mobilizing enterprises through transformation journeys and establishing focus that promotes organizational change, cultural shift, enhance performance and quality, reduce time to market and improve business results in general.  

He has over a decade leading Lean Agile consulting practices at Keane (NTT Data), smartShift  Technologies, Mindtree and UST Global, and serving fortune 500 clients and start-ups with a  keen sense of acumen to assess, design, roadmap and implement tailored Business Agility  solutions in support of business outcomes.​

Among others, Omar has lead global enterprises transformations at Morgan Stanley, Wells  Fargo, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, Chase Mortgage, Bridgewater Associates, Orange, Everything  Everywhere, GLG Group, ComplyGlobal, Bloomberg, TRAC Intermodal, Cambridge Technology  Enterprises and smartShift Technologies.​

Before devoting his work fulltime to Lean-Agile, Omar served as Client Partner for Razorfish in  Boston and Tokyo, he was the PMO Director for ABN AMRO Bank and a researcher and  professor in the Advanced Computing Architecture Lab at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.​

In addition, Omar has extensive experience training and mentoring executives and teams,  and in designing, launching and overseeing Coaching Academies and Scrum Masters Schools.​

Omar received a BSc in Computer Science with a minor in Statistics Analysis, MSc in Computing  Eng., MBA in Corporate Finance and a PhD candidate, all at Universiade de São Paulo, Brazil​​

Mr. Billy Li
Enterprise Agile Coach/CST/MBA, founder of UPerform Agile Academy

Mr. Li is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) of Scrum Alliance, and is the managing principal and founder of UPerform Consulting Group, and a pioneer and well-respected community leader actively promoting Scrum and Agile in the business agility, project management and software development community in Asia since 2007. He has over 24 years of progressive experience in the IT industry and consulting/coaching with extensive cross-functional exposure in Asia as well as oversea in Canada (in both product development and corporate leadership environments).  

His high profile Agile/Scrum training and coaching clients served including Rehau, AIA, Honeywell, Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW, Fidelity, VISA, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Morgan Stanley, HP, IBM, Schneider, Schindler, Osram, Spirent, IGT, Cisco, Lenovo, Ping An Financial Group, Johnson & Johnson, Aerohive, Nokia, Motorola, Qihoo 360, HP, ZTE, China Telecom, RedAtoms, Autodesk, Ubisoft, and FunPlus etc.   

Prior to UPerform, he served as Managing Director-China North of 21PM, a Project Management Consultancy based in Shanghai for a period of time. Before that, he started practicing the art of Scrum & Agile in internal Information Technology Group of Rogers Communications Inc. (formerly Rogers AT&T) in Toronto, Canada. With Rogers, he was in charge of development and implementation projects of its Telecom Billing Data-warehousing, Business Intelligence and Reporting Portal. Before that, Mr. Li was Program Manager and Senior Consultant with Unisys China, leading the team of Telecom Business Solution in software development, implementation and product marketing.  

Mr. Li translated the most significant book of Scrum written by Ken Schwaber into simplified Chinese and published it in 2007 (Agile Project Management with SCRUM).  He also recently co-translated another classic agile book by Mike Cohn (User Stories Applied), together with other 3 titles in Project Management and Scrum area.  Mr. Li speaks frequently and participates in organizing on related industry events including Agile China, QCon, Scrum Gatherings, Agile Tour events etc.  Mr. Li obtained his MBA degree from Schulich School of Business of York University in Toronto, Canada. He finished his undergraduate study in South China University of Technology in science (Automation & Computer). Mr. Li speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  


Event Details:

Workshop Part I 
Omar Velasco, Business Agility Coach 
Topic: Business Agility & Enterprise Agility 

Workshop Part II 
Billy Li, Enterprise Agile Coach/CST/MBA, founder of UPerform Agile Academy 
Topic: Product Over Project (PoP): the True Agile Approach