ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Alexandre Paradis


Alexandre is an experienced consultant with more than 8 years of experience in Agile, Lean processes and operations performance.
His varied IT and management experience and work done alongside many different cultures and organizations, give him a wide array of skills which have been utilised on a range of projects with a focus on process, team communication and team performance.

Unemotional Agile

Wednesday 11:40am - 12:10pm, Agile Day (Agile Day 1 Room)

Emotion – “The instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge” is the result of our individual upbringings, experiences and physiological construct.
In this talk, we explore how our individual emotions, preconceptions and intuitions are impediments in our quest to transform into high performing teams. Applying an “unemotional” approach to Agile is to truly understand the distinction between emotions and emotional intelligence that include the likes of empathy, humility and tone. While the first obscures opportunities for growth, the latter is a lever for impactful continuous improvement and coaching. The speaker will dig into how stepping away from an emotional approach to growth and further into one that is evidence-based has a considerable impact on team and stakeholder relationships and team performance.