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Sponsors and Partners 2012

Agile Prague is an annual event organized by Agilni Asociace of the Czech Republic. The main purpose of the event is to bring together IT professionals from many fields, such as development, quality assurance and software engineering management. All of these professionals have one thing in common - interest in agile & lean practices and willingness to change their companies to the better.

Platinum Sponsors

 

IBM

IBM

At IBM, we strive to lead in the innovation of the industry's most advanced information technologies. Jazz is a next-generation technology platform for collaborative software delivery, leveraging open standards and built by Agile teams for Agile teams. 

Our core Agile offering is Rational Team Concert which includes dashboards, change management, Agile planning, source code management and build automation. Organizations that have adopted Rational Team Concert have realized developer productivity increases of 50% while reducing project overrun cost by as much as 20%.

IBM is the leader in scaling Agile practices by providing Agile process templates to extend Scrum to the entire solution delivery lifecycle. 

 

BARCLAYS

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries, services over 48 million customers and employs over 145,000 people.

Barclays’ Czech Republic office is located in Prague and focuses on IT development for the investment bank. Technology is a fundamental pillar of Barclays’ business. It gives us a competitive advantage in markets where micro-seconds count.

Barclays has a history of innovation, we introduced the world’s first ATM in 1967 and we always aim to leverage the smartest technologies and processes to help us deliver to the best of our ability. 

 

seznam.cz

Seznam.cz

Seznam.cz is a Czech company oriented to the Czech market. It was founded 15 years ago and from a one-man-company has grown into an organisation with more than 850 employees, who participate in the production of unique Internet solutions and prepare useful, simple and reliable services and products.Almost the whole Czech internet population visits the homepage www.seznam.cz at least once a month. Seznam.cz offers search engine, free e-mail box (with more than 7.5 milion active mail boxes), and the largest Czech yellow page database. On its homepage, it provides news, categorized information and entertainment. Seznam.cz offers more than 30 products and services that are free, of high quality and help users find the searched for solutions on the Internet. By its effective advertising tools, Seznam.cz helps its clients and thus support enterprise in the Czech Republic. All Seznam.cz does aims at making the Internet the strongest Czech media and Seznam.cz the first place of choice.

 

Main media partner

 

Radio 1

RADIO 1 is the oldest private radio station broadcasting in the Czech Republic. Officially established in the spring of 1991, RADIO 1 actually began broadcasting in the autumn of 1990 as a pirate radio station. The station was situated inside the pedestal of the former Stalin Monument as a part of the Totalitarian Zone exhibition. Despite being met with an enthusiastic and appreciative response a broadcasting equipment was confiscated by the government several days after supporting the continuation of broadcasting and against State's monopoly of radio and television on broadcasting, it was signed by 30.000 people. In February 1991 the equipment was returned and RADIO 1 began to broadcast under its current name. It was the first independent privately owned radio station in the republic.

RADIO1 is unique radio station not only in Czech Republic, but in the whole Central Europe supporting superior music production and alternative culture.

::www.radio1.cz::

 

 

Gold Sponsors

 

CA Technologies

CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) formerly known as Computer Associates, is one of the world's leading IT management software and solution companies with expertise across all IT environments – from mainframe and physical to virtual and cloud.  Our software manages and secures IT environments, enabling our customers to deliver more flexible IT services and our solutions help our customers gain a level of deep insight into and gain control over complex and mixed information technology (IT) environments. CA Technologies works with the majority of the Forbes Global 2000, as well as government organizations and thousands of companies in diverse industries worldwide. Founded in 1976, CA Technologies serves customers in virtually every country in the world and reported fiscal year 2011 revenue of $4.8 billion.

In our large SW Development Center (Prague Technology Center) in Chodov, more than 300 engineers develop a portfolio of over 35 diverse SW products. The Centre is one of the company's most strategically important sites and has been consistently growing since it was established in 2005.



 

Kerio

STOP SCANNING!
START READING!

KERIO IS HIRING


If you read through all that marketing blurb around, you really deserve a price. And we have one for you - a special discount for Agile Prague and Web Expo 2011 conference. You just need to answer the following simple (or maybe not so simple) questions:


a) Which programming languages are used in development of  Kerio products?
b) Where is the Kerio development team located?
c) Who is Pepin?

Send your correct answers to agile@kerio.com to get the discount code for your registration.

And YES, Kerio is hiring, so if you're smart (no one wants to hire dumb people, right?), check out the list of open positions and send your CV to hr@kerio.com

 

Skype

Skype

 

Skype is about bringing people together and about breaking down barriers to communication. It’s about enabling millions of conversations around the world each day. It’s about sharing experiences...and it’s about doing all of that with products that are inventive, dependable, easy to use and affordable. If you are the kind of person who shares our passion for products that transform and enhance peoples’ lives, this could be the right place for you.

Our work environment is unique, motivational, dynamic and fast- paced, and our teams are the same, diverse and full of inspiration.

Prague is home to several teams working on different parts of the Skype product family including web-based applications, backend servers and client UIs. These teams (Windows 8-style UI, Rendezvous, Account Portal, Backend and more) are looking to recruit new, passionate individuals.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN?

www.jobs.skype.com

 

 

Scrum Alliance

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. Visit www.scrumalliance.org for more information. REGISTER NOW for the Scrum Gathering Barcelona 2012 - #sgbcn

 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance


The Agile Alliance is a nonprofit organization with global membership, committed to advancing Agile development principles and practices.  Agile Alliance supports those who explore and apply Agile principles and practices in order to make the software industry more productive, humane and sustainable. We share our passion to deliver software better everyday.

 

AgileSparks

AgileSparks focuses on helping companies improve their project management and product development processes and increase their efficiency, with a special emphasis on software and hardware development. The company is led by a team of experts in Lean/Agile methodologies and is recognized by international organizations such as the Scrum Alliance, the Lean Software and Systems Consortium and Lean Kanban University.  AgileSparks' experts have proven experience in Agile/Lean training, consulting and assimilation in over 100 companies in Israel and Europe, including large companies (1,000+ developers), ISVs (product development), enterprise IT and governmental organizations, TELCO, embedded SW and Web/SaaS products, startups and more. With extensive experience in different sizes and contexts, and a team of world-class experts that continues to challenge itself to develop and improve best practices and building blocks, AgileSparks is uniquely positioned to help you choose wisely the way to improve, as well as be your trusted partner along the way. We have the experience and the know-how and, not less important, the passion to help your organization improve. 

 

Rally

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 129,000 paid users and more than 1,000 customers, including 33 of the Fortune 100 companies. www.rallydev.com   

 

 

Partners

 

LMC

In line with its decision to radically streamline and accelerate product development, in July this year LMC switched to "agile development". LMC took the decision to change its development method in late 2010, when it launched the large-scale Rediscovery programme that would lead to the recent transition to agile development. Each LMC product now has its own dedicated product team.

All product development is now realized using SCRUM agile methodology with Atlassian's tried and tested agile development management tools. We are starting to learn how to break down large tasks into small tasks. The whole testing, build and release process has undergone automation, thus minimizing manual labour.

We already have several sprints and releases behind us as we make the transition to the new product development method, but still have a long way to go.

 

ScrumDesk

We, at ScrumDesk, support agile transitions of companies by our unique agile project management solutions, coaching and trainings program.

A visibility is brought to teams with support of agile experts helping us to wrap all Scrum artifacts, roles and ceremonies into an intuitive agile solutions.  Tools are designed to provide fluid, intuitive and natural approach of the agile product management via task boards, index cards and agile metrics. 

Coaching we do is built on an expertise gained in transitions of ISV and enterprise companies. We and our partners help with a training of teams and management, practices and tools, processes adaptation and organization transitions.

Let us to guide you to be the next successful agile house.
Targetprocess

TargetProcess is the most intuitive, visual and flexible software tool to manage your agile projects: be it SCRUM, KANBAN, XP, or any possible mix of those.

The company was founded by Michael Dubakov in 2004 and has grown from day 1 into a successful young enterprise with incredible craftsmanship spirit, the best working conditions and a focus on creating the most visual and powerful agile PM tool in the world.

Over 1000 companies including SONY, Intel, Microsoft, plus thousands of successful startups are using TP every day.

TargetProcess gives answers not only to the obvious what, who and where. It reveals hidden trends about your projects and teams helping you make educated decisions.

GOPAS IT training center is the largest information technology training provider on the Czech and Slovak markets. Despite operating on a quite small market, GOPAS is one of the major IT training providers in Europe. Its technical courses are annually attended by almost 30,000 students, mostly IT specialists. GOPAS has 3 branches (Prague, Brno - Czech Republic and Bratislava - Slovakia) with 41 computer classrooms on its own premises and 4 mobile learning labs.

GOPAS provides complex services in computer training field and uses it‘s abilities to create new products and services to meeting customer’s needs. GOPAS IT training center provides high-quality services which enable it‘s customers to achieve their strategic goals by using the information technologies efficiently.

Webexpo Prague 2011

WebExpo Prague 2012

WebExpo Prague 2012 Conference is the largest gathering of web developers, web designers, online marketers and entrepreneurs in Central Europe. The highlights of the fifth annual are Ash Maurya (USA) - Lean Startup Guru, Aarron Walter (USA) - User Experience Leader at Mailchimp and Alistair Croll (CA) - Founder of Year One Labs startup accelerator. The conference is held on 20 - 22, September 2012 at University of Economics in Prague.

You can earn 20 % discount with coupon: AGILEPRAGUE or use direct link.

FIT CVUT

Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague

Faculty of Information Technology has been established as the eighth faculty of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Faculty offers study programs whch are aimed especially at applicants interested in the domains of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. It covers the most important Computer Science topics. The main goal is to equip our graduates with a set of theoretical and practical knowledge in order to enable them to solve real-world problems using engineering methods and computers, or to study and develop more theoretical parts of computer science. Our graduates know how computers work, and why they work that way.

 

 

Faculty of Business Administration, VSE 

Faculty of Business Administration is one of the 6 faculties comprising University of Economics in Prague. Faculty offers study programs from undergraduate to graduate (master and doctorate) level in both Czech and English language. Students are prepared for positions in management, start-up of and development of enterprises. The quality of programs was confirmed by international accreditation by FIBAA and also by ranking in Financial Times. Besides education the Faculty realizes original research especially on the topic of new economic and management theory. Representatives of Faculty are members of prestigious expert institutions, among lecturers and other co-workers you can find CEOs from public institutions, large enterprises and
entrepreneurs. 

Agilní Asociace

Agilní Asociace / Agile Association Czech Republic

Agile Association / Agilni Asociace is a non-profit organisation of "agilists" in the Czech republic.

The main goal is to increase knowledge about Agile methods in general and to create a communication platform for sharing of knowledge and experience from Agile approaches.



 
DNS - The Enterprise Systems Distributor

DNS - The Enterprise Systems Distributor

DNS company belongs to a group of companies The eD´system Czech, it is the largest IT value added distributor on the Czech market.

DNS provides its business partners with the world´s leading technology manufacturers, excellent service, both in pre-sales phase, implementation, and post-sales. All products and services are delivered to end users indirectly - through a network of authorized partners. Value-added distribution includes any investment in strong technical background, including technical advice. In particular, the emphasis is on excellent customer service.


 
LOTOFIDEA s.r.o.

LOTOFIDEA

LOTOFIDEA is not just a typical web design studio. We are different. To us an Internet presentation is not just a product, but it is a part of our service.

We provide much more: we truly listen to our clients and their needs; we assist them in running their business. We are glad to see them succeed. Since we know we offer high level services, we can afford to take on a bit of our clients' business risk. We are therefore not afraid to let you pay in monthly payments instead of one bigger payment without any experience.

We don´t just offer quality and professional solutions, but in the first place smart and profitable solutions. More than 4000 satisfied customers already know these words are worth a try. Join us and get your own experience!