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  • Agile Tour 2011 Sponsors

For current sponsor packages, please visit http://www.torontoagilecommunity.org/display/PUBLIC/Sponsorship.

Gold Sponsors

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.
 

Intelliware

Intelliware Development Inc.  is proud to sponsor Agile Tour ’11 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.
 

ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing systems development, consulting, and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. The company's pioneering approach, which includes industry-acclaimed Agile and Lean best practices, helps CIOs maximize investment performance across a portfolio of complex, business critical applications, while reducing time and risk. ThoughtWorks' 1000 professionals serve clients from offices in Australia, Canada, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. ThoughtWorks Studios is  the company's specialist product division, which develops the next generation of tools for custom software development, including Studios Mingle®, Cruise® and Twist®.  To learn more, visit us online: www.thoughtworks.com or follow us: www.twitter.com/twthoughts.

Architech Solutions

Located in downtown Toronto, Architech Solutions is a Canadian consulting and Agile software development company that’s dedicated to proving there’s a better way to develop software. Since inception in 2004, Architech’s 100+ projects have been successful through small team deployments that follow an agile process emphasizing collaboration, software engineering best practices, and incremental software delivery.

Architech helps clients understand how technology can best solve their business needs -- and then develop the right solution. Clients include startups, mid-sized and larger corporate brands, and nonprofits in a range of industries including telecommunications, financial services, retail, and technology. Architech has a portfolio of brilliantly designed and executed applications, and is currently looking to recruit the best and brightest to add to our growing team.
 

Thoughtcorp

Thoughtcorp is a 16-year-old, Toronto-based consulting company that uses business performance improvement technology to solve complex business problems for large organizations. With experience in a wide array of technology platforms, Thoughtcorp focuses on business solution architecture, development, system integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. By employing some of Canada’s sharpest minds who thrive on solving complex business challenges, Thoughtcorp has been successful in delivering high value IT solutions to many of Canada’s most prominent companies. Our clients are able to make educated and timely decisions, which is crucial for survival in today's competitive market. For more information, please visit www.thoughtcorp.com.

 

IBM

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/.

 

Silver Sponsors

RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada’s largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve close to 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 56 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

 

Microsoft

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

 

Workopolis

Workopolis is the Canadian leader in the Internet recruitment and career transition solutions field. We are transforming the industry by launching innovative new ways for employers and candidates to connect online.

We use the latest web trends, tools and technology to expand the reach of our clients' job postings and employer messaging across the Internet to reach more qualified candidates and match them with the right opportunities.

 

Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, offers a broad range of fully integrated services in areas that include assurance and advisory, tax, risk management, business, financial, and human capital consulting. Our client service teams create powerful business solutions for Canadian companies, whether large or small, public or private.

Deloitte is proud to provide leading edge IT transformation advisory services leveraging Agile and Lean thinking. Deloitte has packaged our agile related capability, experience, and thoughtware into the Deloitte LEAN service offering.

 

Guidewire Software

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 2011 by Business Insider,  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 deliver extremely reliable and flexible software that truly meets our customers’ needs. At Guidewire, we care about our customers and our employees. For more information please visit www.guidewire.com.

 

VersionOne

VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile management tools. By simplifying the process of planning and tracking agile software projects, we help development teams consistently deliver software faster.

Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Boeing, Intuit, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, Oppenheimer, Qualcomm, Sabre and Siemens have turned to VersionOne to help provide greater value to their customers. Today more than 30,000 teams in over 170 countries use VersionOne's agile project management tools to streamline and standardize their agile development efforts.

Built specifically for Agile methods, VersionOne offers the most feature rich, easy to use agile management tool available. Using VersionOne, all project stakeholders can work together to easily coordinate project plans, priorities and progress. Providing over 60 reports and dashboards, no other Agile management tool delivers more project visibility and insight.

Whether you're a small, single agile team just getting started with agile development or a multi-team, global enterprise, with VersionOne you'll get the best tools in the industry backed by pioneers in agile planning and management.

Agile Made Easier @ VersionOne.com.