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Agile Central at CA World '17 Recap: Day 2 - Thursday (3 of 3)

By Caitlin Lam posted 11-20-2017 05:00 PM


Opening Keynotes

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Ayman Sayed (Chief Product Officer) kicked off Day 2 of CA World with his keynote on how the Modern Software Factory comes to life with the robust integration of intelligence and automation. Industry leaders from Aetna and 21st Century Fox joined the stage to share how agile software, business agility, automation, and end-to-end security are impacting their companies' digital transformations. Watch Ayman's Keynote

"Companies that leverage AI, machine learning and predictive analytics throughout their Modern Software Factory will come out on top.”

"The most important enabler of AI is ease of use. If it's not easy, it's not smart"

"We've expanded our portfolio, changing how companies can respond to challenges."

"CA is introducing more than 20 new products this year at CA World."

"Technology evokes in waves and accelerates business."


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Otto Berkes (Chief Technology Officer) then took the stage and explained why the Modern Software Factory is a critical differentiator and way to grow in the everchanging digital world. Otto made some eye-opening predictions on how technology leaders and organizations will need to act and react, in order to prepare for the impending revolutions in AI and machine learning. Watch Otto's Keynote

Otto Berkes' prediction of technology in the enterprise: "By 2030, what we have come to know as IT today, will be virtually unrecognizable."

(On Digital Disruption) "When something you didn't believe would actually happen, actually unfolds before your eyes"

"Technology itself is ephemeral, and software is disposable... The Modern Software Factory gives you the capability to meet your customers' ever changing needs."

"The Modern Software Factory is the technology roadmap of the future"

In the intelligent digital enterprise, it is essential “to guard artificial intelligence against its own malicious use.”


Exhibition Center Highlights

Dan Rice (Director, Presales) discusses best practices, and the benefits of implementing agile and continuous delivery. View Presentation (PDF)

“We use business agility to give the right information to the right people, at the right time, to make the right decisions.”

“When you do agile and continuous delivery well, you can see a 75% improvement in employee retention.”


Heather Wilson (Sr. Director, Portfolio Management, Change Healthcare) shared Change Healthcare's 90-week journey of practicing Scaled Agile Framework, and using CA Agile Central throughout their process. Heather also outlined the 9 principles of SAFe in great detail, and explained how each principle can be applied to the work of a firefighter. 

"We manage 100% of our portfolio in the CA Agile Central tool.”

“Using SAFe as a differentiator has created radical change for our clients."


Heather Wilson's tech talk, "SAFe as a Differentiator, Powered by CA Agile Central" documented in visual poster form, created by infographic artist, Axelle Vanaquaillie from Visual Harvesting.


Martin Dremo (Development Manager, KMD) and Suzanna Ahmed (Principal Agile Consultant) outlined the challenges KMD had with working in 2015, and why they chose CA Agile Central and CA Project & Portfolio Management to meet their business needs in a SaaS environment.


Bruno Savona (Sponsorship Relationship Manager, Trek Segafredo) and Marc Leijten (Advisor, Presales) at their AgilityZone tech talk discussing how Trek Segafredo uses CA PPM and CA Flowdock to support and optimize team performance.

"Trek Segafredo uses CA Flowdock to achieve instant and secure communication and collaboration."


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Laureen Knudsen (Principal, Presales) and Doug Dockery (Sr. Director, Presales) moderated the "Modern Business Management in Action" panel discussion, featuring panelists Thomas Hall (Physician's Mutual) and Robbie Rivera (Cisco).

"Business Agility is getting the right data to the right people at the right time to make the right decisions."

Doug and Laureen personally signed and distributed a limited number of introductory chapters from their new book, "Modern Business Management: Creating a Built-to-Change Organization". The full version of their book will be published in January.


Ruth Zive (CMO, Blueprint Software Systems) and Marla Schimke (Director, Product Marketing) pictured at the Inspiration Wall in the AgilityZone. Thank you to Blueprint Systems for being a Gold Sponsor at CA World!



Other Great Tech Talks & Sessions

The Agile Management area (including the AgilityZone) was full of fantastic tech talks and theater sessions led by customers, partners and our very own CA Technologies' employees. Below are additional topics that were featured at CA World. Once available, links to select presentations and session recordings will be shared below.


  • Extreme Agile Implementation and Creating a Value Delivery Office by Anup Deshpande (Financial Services Company)
  • CA Agile Central Vision and Roadmap by Shannon Mason (CA Technologies)
  • How a Leading Medical Company Uses the Scaled Agile Framework to Drive Digital Business Transformation by Ruth Zive (Blueprint Systems) and Jeff Hallett
  • Agile Capitalization Strategies by Tom Perry (CA Technologies)
  • But my Status is Green! Manage with Data, not by How you Feel by Laureen Knudsen and Doug Dockery (CA Technologies)
  • Accelerate your plans to become a Modern Software Factory by aligning both your Agile and DevOps Initiatives by Tom Krall and Rob DeMarais (CA Technologies)



#NoBarriers Bash

Attendees celebrated the end to a successful CA World '17 at the No Barriers Bash, where they danced the night away to Third Eye Blind and Counting Crows' top hits. 


CA World 2018 in Miami, FL - See you next year!

CA World '18 will be in Miami, FL next year. Join us November 12-16, 2018 at the Miami Beach Convention Center for another year of inspiration, learning and fun.


Extending a big thank you to all our Agile Central session speakers, customers, partners, team members and community members. Whether you attended live or followed along virtually, thank you for being part of the CA World experience!



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