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Agile Tour is only possible because of our sponsors, please take a moment to read through the descriptions of our sponsoring organizations.

Title Sponsor: Berteig Consulting

Berteig Consulting is a boutique consultancy dedicated to helping Canadian organizations become hyper-productive. We are experts at helping organizations through the deep cultural changes required to intensify focus, learn continuously and excel at serving their market's needs. Our fundamental guiding principle is Truthfulness, which is required for trust, learning and creativity and ultimately productivity and effectiveness. We live our own methods – all our work is done iteratively, incrementally, collaboratively, and with a deep appreciation of learning and the needs of our clients.

Gold Sponsors

 

Intelliware Development Inc. is proud to sponsor Agile Tour Toronto.  We look forward to this year’s conference which promises to be an excellent event, with a strong line-up of topics and engaging speakers.  
Intelliware is a custom software, product development and mobile solutions firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. We are a leading practitioner of Agile software development practices which ensure the delivery of timely, high quality solutions for clients. Intelliware is engaged as a technical partner by a wide range of national and global organizations in sectors that span Financial Services, e-Health, ICT, Retail, Manufacturing and Government.


 

Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) is a leading global software engineering and IT consulting provider with software development centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM employs over 7,700 IT professionals and provides services to clients worldwide using a global delivery model through its client facing and delivery operations in the United States, Belarus, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, UK, Germany, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, and Canada.

EPAM’s core competencies include complex software product engineering for leading global software and technology vendors, as well as development, testing, maintenance, and support of mission critical business applications and vertically oriented IT consulting services for Forbes Global 2000 corporations. Recognized in the software industry as an expert in Agile methodologies, EPAM adheres closely to best practices to ensure delivered projects are of the highest quality. At EPAM, Agile spans more than software development. In collaborating with business partners, EPAM strives to create the most valuable solutions for the problems its customers are experiencing.

EPAM is recognized among the top companies in IAOP's "The 2012 Global Outsourcing 100", featuring EPAM in a variety of sub-lists, including “Leaders – Technology (Hardware & Software)” and “Leaders – Entertainment & Media”. The company is also ranked among the best global service providers on "The 2012 Global Services 100" by Global Services Magazine and NeoAdvisory, which includes EPAM in the list of the world's "Top Outsourced Product Engineering Vendors" for the 3rd year running.

For more information, please visit http://www.epam.com

 

ThoughtWorks is not your typical technology company. We are talented, driven, and principled people who are passionate about software and the role it plays in the future of our world. We support clients that are on the front line of innovative change, working with Fortune 500 companies and bleeding edge startups that are revolutionizing the way their industries work.
 
Today we employ over 2000 people across the globe, exploring high value business application development at the complex intersection of Mobile, Agile and the Enterprise strategy.  We thrive on (and create) rapid change, attracting the world's best knowledge workers in support of our mission to shake up the IT industry. 
 
An international consultancy with offices in the United States, UK, South Africa, Singapore,  Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and China, we work with clients that intentionally push boundaries.  Whether we are building new custom applications, fixing projects that are tied up in knots, or helping software shops adopt lean and agile processes, ThoughtWorks delivers creative change.


We're a custom software design and engineering company.

Our goal is to wow our clients in everything we do. We believe that software should make lives better. It should make people smile. Applications should inspire, enable, and just plain make sense.

Using an Agile approach and lean entrepreneurial thinking, we create great-looking custom web, mobile and cloud applications. Real world applications integrated with back-end systems and data.

We're on the 24th annual PROFIT 200 list, named among the Top 10 Best of the Best Professional Services Organizations in North America, and the fourth fastest growing tech company in Canada.

For more information, please visit: http://www.architech.ca/


 

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


At IBM, we strive to lead in the innovation of the industry's most advanced information technologies, practices and approaches.  IBM is recognized as a leader in Agile practices, training, services and provides a rich portfolio of Agile tooling.  Rational’s products leverage open standards and are built by Agile teams for Agile teams.

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

As our customers’ businesses grow, their Agile needs evolve.  IBM offers an unprecedented ability to scale Agile practices.  With agility@scale ™, IBM provides coaching, services and tooling that extend Agile best practices to the entire solution delivery lifecycle.  This allows customers to adopt Agile regardless of team size, geographic distribution, regulatory mandates or software and environment complexity.

Join us in the exhibit hall to talk with our experts about Agile best practices and learn how you can get Rational Team Concert FREE for 10 users. For more information see:http://jazz.net/projects/rational-team-concert/.

 

 

Aimia Inc. ("Aimia") is a global leader in loyalty management. Aimia's unique capabilities include proven expertise in delivering proprietary loyalty services, launching and managing coalition loyalty programs, creating value through loyalty analytics and driving innovation in the emerging digital and mobile spaces.

Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's largest coalition loyalty program. In addition, Aimia has majority equity positions in Air Miles Middle East and Nectar Italia as well as a minority position in Club Premier, Mexico's leading coalition loyalty program and Cardlytics, a U.S.-based private company operating in merchant-funded transaction-driven marketing for electronic banking.Aimia is a Canadian public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: AIM) and has over 3,400 employees in more than 20 countries around the world.

For more information about Aimia, please visit www.aimia.com.

Follow us on Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/aimiainc

Silver Sponsors

Visual Studio 2012 is an integrated ALM solution that enables IT/software organizations of all sizes to deliver continuous value with velocity and quality.  Visual Studio 2012 includes tools and services that enable both agile and modern software testing and quality enablement practices.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.  Microsoft develops, licenses, and supports software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers.  

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2010 is an comprehensive suite of agile-ready application lifecycle management tools, helping teams to ensure quality results from design to deployment. 

For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200113530

 

Scott W. Ambler + Associates is a Toronto-based boutique IT process consulting firm that is focused on helping organizations understand, adopt, and scale disciplined agile strategies.  We offer training in Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), coaching to teams adopting a DAD-based approach, and transformational mentoring to organizations moving to a disciplined agile process. 

For more information, please visit http://www.scottwambler.com/


Guidewire is a rapidly growing insurance software company with a unique track record of 100% customer satisfaction.

Voted  #1 in the 25 Best Tech Companies to Work For in 2012 by Business Insider, for the 2nd year in a row, we provide a unique work environment that has talented colleagues, meaningful work, true work-life balance, and freedom to innovate and create.

Our commitment to Agile practices, advanced technologies and test-driven development allows us to consistently deliver extremely reliable and flexible software that truly meets our customers’ needs. At Guidewire, we care about our customers and our employees.

Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. For more information please visit www.guidewire.com.

 

Workopolis is Canada’s leading career site helping employers and candidates connect with each other online.

In addition to the millions of monthly visitors to www.workopolis.com, Workopolis reaches users across the web through exclusive partnerships and community sites as well as through innovative use of social networking sites and mobile applications.


 

Internationally, Highway 407 (407 ETR) is considered to be something of a scientific marvel – and with good reason. It's the world's first all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway, stretching 108 kilometres from Burlington to Pickering.

But above all, it has a reputation for being a fast, safe and reliable transportation route for hundreds of thousands of commuters every day and serves various industries and geographical markets. We value Agile principles including self-organization, short iterations, strong collaboration and dedicated teams.

407 International Inc. is owned by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S. A. (43.23%), by indirectly owned subsidiaries of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (total 40%), and by SNC-Lavalin (16.77%).

Visit us at www.407etr.com.


Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS) (Nasdaq: PCOM), is the owner and operator of Points.com, the global leader in reward currency management providing multiple eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top loyalty brands. Points.com also manages the largest consumer rewards management platform, allowing more than 3 million users to trade, track, exchange, and redeem their loyalty points, miles, and rewards. 

We’re constantly expanding our 25 person Agile development team to keep pace with our expanding product line. Historically we’ve used Java to deliver multi-tenant SaaS products but Python is fast becoming our language of choice. We’re pretty obsessed with automated testing and absolutely love our brick and beam, loft style office located in Toronto’s downtown entertainment district. If you’re interested in joining Points.com, visit our careers site and check out Life@Points to get an insider’s look at what it’s like to work at Points.com.

For more information on Points.com, visit www.pointsinternational.com, follow us on Twitter (@pointsadvisor), fan us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pointsfans) or read our blog (http://blog.points.com).

 

Agile Pain Relief Consulting is Canada's premier boutique Agile Training and Consulting company. Our goal is to help our clients become vastly more productive. 

Our help includes providing Certified Scrum Master Training, Team Launch Workshops to ongoing Consulting as you navigate your Agile Journey.

 

Eloqua provides the modern marketing expertise - the people, the education, and the technology - companies need to ensure every component of their marketing works harder and more efficiently to drive revenue. With its Marketing Automation software and Revenue Performance Management platform, Eloqua is helping some of the most successful companies in the world – from Adobe to National Instruments to the Miami Heat, improve their marketing and significantly impact their bottom lines.

The first Marketing Automation solution to integrate with Salesforce.com, Eloqua continues to drive modern marketing innovation with its powerful ecosystem of partners, its unique open customer community and innovative AppCloud online app marketplace. 

Bronze Sponsors