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Singapore: 2017 Global Gathering 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663 Singapore 1.2895 103.8348


Global SCRUM GATHERING® Singapore 2017

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Opening Keynote

David Lim

"Lessons from Everest: Being Agile in Extreme Environments"
Click the Keynote Speakers tab below to learn more.

Closing Keynote Mashup

6 great speakers. 1 awesome mashup.
Learn more.

Get to Know Your #SGSIN Co-Chairs

Rohit Arora

Sharan Mangalore

Click the Theme, Track, and Chair(s) tab below to learn more.


Meet Your #SGSIN Open Space Facilitator

Daniel Mezick

Click the Open Space Guidelines(s) tab below to learn more.

  • Registration Fee

    Your registration gives you full access to all keynotes, sessions, and special events. AM & PM breaks and Lunch are included [Monday - Wednesday] plus any evening events. Breakfast is included in the room rate for those staying at the host hotel when booking through our reservation link. The gathering is not providing breakfast for those who book through any other means.

    Regretfully, we cannot offer 1-day passes or allow sharing of passes.

    Dress code: Business casual, jeans acceptable.

    Please read through the information below before completing your registration.

    Discount codes cannot be combined. Please read through the information below to determine the discount code which offers the most value to you.

    Registration Types, Pricing* & Discounts **

    Register and make a payment in Singapore Dollars (SGD).
    Register and make a payment in U.S. Dollars (USD).


      U.S Dollars (USD) Singapore Dollars (SGD)
    Early Bird $600 S$825
    Regular $670 S$950

    All members should have received an access code for their registration. Please contact support@scrumalliance.org to have your code resent or with any questions. Claim your membership by visiting http://www.scrumalliance.org/login. If you have trouble claiming your membership, please contact support@scrumalliance.org.


      U.S Dollars (USD) Singapore Dollars (SGD)
    Early Bird $700 S$950
    Regular $800 S$1,100
    Not a SCRUM ALLIANCE® Member? Sign up for a membership today to take advantage of the member pricing for this Gathering.

    CST/CEC/REP Owners

    U.S Dollars (USD) Singapore Dollars (SGD)
    $550 S$750
    Discount is valid for CSTs, CECs, and/or REP owners. Please contact support@scrumalliance.org to have your code resent or with any questions.

    Corporate Sponsor

    Pricing varies based on sponsorship level. Please contact sponsorship@scrumalliance.org for further details.


    10% Discount
    To receive an Academic discount code, please contact support@scrumalliance.org.

    Group Discounts****

    Groups of (3) or more enjoy a 10% discount. All registrations must be completed at the same time. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout. For questions, please email support@scrumalliance.org.

    * All prices are in USD or SGD.
    ** % Discounts are calculated based on the selected registration type fee.
    *** Early Bird rate has expired.We'
    **** Group discounts are calculated on the total cost of all registrations in the group. You will have the opportunity to add additional group members during this registration process. Note: A discount code is needed to receive this 10% group discount. Please contact support@scrumalliance.org to receive the group discount.


  • Hotel and Travel

    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore

    392 Havelock Road
    Singapore 169663
    +65 6733 0880
    Get directions.
    Join Scrum community members from around the world as they gather together for the GLOBAL SCRUM GATHERING® Singapore 2017. You'll find plenty of ways to participate as you share experiences, exchange information, and collaborate with fellow Scrum users. Get value and expert insight that provides you with a framework for evaluating and incorporating Scrum while you learn from experienced practitioners and leaders in the Scrum community.


    The train station is accessible by foot from Terminal 2 or Terminal 3.

    Airport to city
    To get to the city, transfer to the westbound train at Tanah Merah station. The last train that connects to the last westbound train at Tanah Merah station leaves Changi Airport station at 11.18pm. All the trains and gantries at the stations are luggage-friendly. 

    City to airport
    To get to Changi, transfer to the eastbound train at Tanah Merah station. The first train arrives at Changi Airport station at 5.26am from Monday to Saturday, and at 5.54am on Sundays and public holidays. 

    A single ride ticket can be purchased at train stations. A stored-value EZ-Link card for multiple rides can also be purchased from train stations or any Changi Recommends store.

    Train Fares: http://www.smrt.com.sg/Journey-with-Us/Fares-Claims#TrainFares


    Leaving Changi Airport

    Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal. A ride to the city takes about 30 minutes and costs between $20 and $40. Fares are metered and there is an additional airport surcharge for all trips originating from the airport:

    $5 Airport surcharge: 5pm - midnight (Fri - Sun)
    $3 Airport surcharge: All other times
    Midnight surcharge of 50% of final metered fare: midnight - 6am
    Peak hours surcharge of 25% of final metered fare: 6am - 9.30am (Mon - Fri) and 6pm - midnight (Mon - Sun)

    Type of Taxi

    Peak Hours / Late Night
    6.00am - 9.30am (Mon - Fri) 
    and 6.00pm - midnight (Mon - Sun)

    Off-Peak Hours
    All other times

    Regular Taxi

    $30 - $35

    $20 - $30

    Premium Taxi

    $40 - $50

    $30 - $40

    Free parking

  • Theme, Track and Chair(s)


    Go Agile: Go Smart

    A society-in-transition, Singapore is reaching for its goal of becoming the world’s first “smart nation”. Despite its’ small size, it hosts a diversity of language, religion and culture, and infuses technology into everyday life.

    The Gathering will emphasize technology as a means for empowering people. Its tracks will bring the diversity of Singapore to the forefront of Scrum and Agile, focusing on business agility and IT, and expanding beyond into sales, marketing, education, government, and hardware.

    How do you Go Agile: Go Smart? Share your thoughts on Twitter using #SGSIN.


    The #SGSIN tracks are Business Agility, Technical Track, and Agile Beyond IT. Read the table below for examples:

    Business Agility

    Technical Track Agile beyond IT
    • Scaling Agile/Enterprise Agile
    • Agile Leadership
    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • People (Careers) and Performance Appraisals
    • Coaching
    • Working with Millennials
    • Culture
    • Governance
    • Innovation
    • Scrum, ScrumMaters, and Product Owners
    • Kanban
    • Spotify
    • Engineering Practices
    • DevOps
    • FinTech
    • Lean Startup or Stackup
    • Tools
    • Testing in Agile, Security, and UX Testing
    • AI in Testing
    • Big data, AI
    • IOT
    • Agile Architecture
    • UXD
    • Design Thinking
    • Service Innovation
    • HR
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Agile in Education
    • Agile in Hardware
    • Agile for Governments

    To learn more, view the #SGSIN article, Why Singapore?

    Meet Your #SGSIN Co-Chairs

    Rohit Arora

    Rohit Arora is highly experienced an Agile-Lean Coach and a Trainer with a background in Software Development. He has guided many large organisations through Agile transformations by engaging at the team and leadership levels. He conducts hands-on training and coaching on adopting Agile/Scrum or Lean/Kanban process frameworks, with XP practices and DevOps core tenets related to people, process, and tools. Rohit is active volunteer in the Agile and Scrum communities at international conferences like Scrum Gatherings, Agile Singapore, etc... He is the co-founder for Agile Tour Singapore conference and organizer for ATSG15. In 2016, he co-hosted the first-ever Scrum Coaching Retreat in Singapore. Other contributions include Session reviewing for various Agile Conferences like Global Scrum Gathering® Bengaluru 2016. He is a big supporter of Agile community in Singapore and is the co-organizer and co-facilitator for following community meetups.

    Sharan Mangalore

    Sharan Mangalore has more than 13 years of IT project/product development and process improvement knowledge in technology related projects. He has worked in the telecommunications R&D, financial services, defense and Healthcare industries for numerous companies including Motorola, Agilent Technologies, Thales Security and Allscripts Healthcare IT. Sharan has utilized Agile principles to drive culture change and improve business and technology processes that have resulted in significant improvements in cost, customer delivery and satisfaction, quality and employee morale. Sharan has worked as developer, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Agile community coach. Sharan is currently working in NUS-ISS as Agile Program-Practice lead where he is involved in teaching, coaching and consulting to Masters in Technology students and working professionals. Sharan is an organizing member of Singapore Agile community where he organizes events, seminars, and conferences.

  • Schedule and Program

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    09:00 - 10:30 Opening and Keynote

    10:30 - 11:00 AM Break

    11:00 - 11:45 45-Minute Sessions

    11:45 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 13:55 Agile 20 (A20) Talks

    13:55- 14:15 Short Break

    14:15 - 15:00 45-Minute Sessions

    15:00 - 15:30 PM Break

    15:30 - 17:00 90-Minute Workshops

    17:30 - 19:30 Monday Mingle

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    09:00 - 09:30 Co-Chairs Welcome Day 3

    09:30 - 10:00 AM Break

    10:00 - 10:45 45-Minute Sessions

    10:45 - 11:00 Short Break

    11:00 - 11:45 45-Minute Sessions

    11:45 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 13:50 Agile 20 (A20) Talks

    13:50 - 14:00 Transition

    14:00 - 15:30 90-Minute Workshops

    15:30 - 15:45 PM Break

    15:45 - 17:00 Closing Keynote Mashup

  • About the City

    About Singapore


    Singapore is a nation where “people live meaningful and fulfilled lives, enabled seamlessly by technology.”

    Advances in digital technology have opened up new possibilities to enhance the way we live, work, play, and interact.

    Singapore strives to become a Smart Nation to support better living, stronger communities, and create more opportunities for all.

    Singapore, a tech innovation hub, is tackling tomorrow’s big challenges today.

    Image Source: flickr user David Russo.

  • Open Space Guidelines


    Global Scrum Gathering Singapore 2017 welcomes Daniel Mezick as Open Space facilitator. Daniel is an executive and team coach, author, and speaker. Learn more about Daniel’s background and journey!

    Daniel Mezick

    Coaching executives and teams since 2006, Daniel Mezick is an expert on extending adaptive Agile culture beyond software. His books and workshops teach you how. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Daniel’s list of clients include Capital One, INTUIT, CIGNA, SIEMENS Healthcare, Pitney Bowes, Harvard University, and dozens of smaller enterprises. His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012. THE CULTURE GAME described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. THE CULTURE GAME describes a very clear, step-by-step program for doing exactly that. In 2014 he built upon THE CULTURE GAME patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agility method. OpenSpace Agility is a flexible template for enabling lasting change in your organization. Daniel is the primary author of the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK  with co-authors Louise Kold-Taylor, Deb Pontes, Mark Sheffield and Harold Shinsato. Daniel’s enterprise consulting practice is built upon the core concepts found inside these books. Daniel conducts workshops based on these books, and also offers enterprise Agile coaching, Agile training programs for teams, and management consulting. You can learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

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  • Thank You to our Sponsors!




    At Theanthropy, we love partnering with people to develop healthy workplace ecosystems, which enable intelligent people to be highly productive and innovative. Such environments are now essential to support diverse, collaborative groups in tackling the many intractable problems of today’s increasingly complex and rapidly disruptable world.

    Effective use of Scrum continually reveals opportunities for improvements. Our three-day CSM® and CSPO® courses provide a strong platform for your journey. ICF certified coaching and workshops on leadership, group performance and OpenSpace Agility develop people’s abilities for amplifying effectiveness and attaining transformative outcomes.

    Achieving significant, measurable progress does not take big changes or lots of energy. In fact, we aim to minimise the amount of coaching necessary for achieving self-sustaining momentum. The results can be further amplified when a manager takes responsibility and leads a group to another level.

    Wherever you and your organisation are today, we are ready to journey with you.





    Titansoft Pte Ltd is a software development company based in Singapore, specialising in web application development and software consulting services. We take pride in building and maintaining quality products for our clients to stay ahead of the competition. As strong believers of adaptive planning and Agile development, we aim for rapid, flexible responses to changes in users’ needs and market. Our flat organisation values transparency and openness, empowering our teams to continuously improve and deliver business value through IT.





    Institute of Systems Science (ISS) at the National University of Singapore and GoodAgile have partnered to deliver Certified ScrumMaster. ISS provides graduate education, professional development courses, consultancy and research services. Appointed as a Continuing Education and Training Centre for the National Infocomm Competency Framework, ISS offer short courses in areas of enterprise IT, agile, project management, service innovation and more. GoodAgile is a leading Agile training and coaching organisation in Asia. Founded by Pete Deemer, co-author of The Scrum Primer, GoodAgile works with some of the largest companies in the world to achieve exceptional results using Agile. Visit www.iss.nus.edu.sg or goodagile.com for more info.


    Supporting Sponsor 


    Palo IT



    PALO IT is an innovation & agile software development company. First established in 2009 in Paris, PALO IT has since opened offices in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and Mexico. We are in the business of end-to-end development of breakthrough digital experiences - from Design Research to DevOps. As a community of innovators and developers, we aim at renewing the way organizations operate; promoting sustainable business agility, user-centricity and open collaboration - all while having fun. If you are looking at making a positive impact on people and society, come and talk to us!


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