November 10, 2015

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Lisa Doerner



Digital Rochester Hosts Panel on Leading Agile Projects & Development
Local organizations discuss using agile projects in fast-evolving digital business
Rochester, N.Y. - Digital Rochester is hosting an interactive panel event on Agile Development and how local organizations are revamping their process to lead more efficient projects. Learn from area company leaders about what's  new and what's unchanged, to what is working and what still remains a work in progress. 
Organizations are under pressure to support fast-evolving digital business scenarios - but are finding traditional project and development methods unsuitable. According to Gartner, Inc., enterprises are increasingly turning to agile development to speed up projects and illustrate their value.
The event offers an "Introduction to Agile" presentation, led by Suzy Ahrens, followed by a panel discussion. Dale McIntyre, Vice President of Marketing at Pharos Systems will moderate and hold a Q&A with the audience at the end of the panel. 
The panel will feature:
  • Pete Cucci, Director Development Competency Center, Xerox
  • Sotirios Koupas, Software Engineering Manager, United Technologies
  • Michelle Whalen, Infrastructure Manager, Paychex
  • Lisa Young, VP Delivery, ITX
The event, called "Leading Agile Projects" will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:30 AM at the HSBC Auditorium (One HSBC Plaza, Rochester, NY 14604).
Tickets are $35 for nonmembers and guests registered by a member, $20 for members, $15 for young professionals, and $10 for students. To register for the event go to



About Digital Rochester


Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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