Workshop Leaders

Kim Ballestrin

Kim Ballestrin

Principal Consultant, Elabor8

Wendy Cole

Wendy Cole

Principal, iMastery

Sandy Mamoli

Sandy Mamoli

Agile Advisor & Author, Nomad8

Lachlan McCalman

Lachlan McCalman

Chief Practitioner, Gradient Institute

Kim Ballestrin

Kim Ballestrin

Principal Consultant, Elabor8

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Kim Ballestrin is a passionate and highly skilled Principal Consultant at Elabor8 working on the Agile transformations of large enterprises. She has over 20 years of diverse management (IT) experience, and since 2010 has been an Agile engagement lead in the telco industry helping one of Australia’s most prominent organisations on their Agile change journey. Kim is an experienced technologist having worked in roles from IT business analyst through to program and delivery centre management. She specialises in Lean, Cynefin, Agile, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, DevOps and ideas to improve the ways that companies work and deliver value to customers. Currently the organiser of the Melbourne Cynefin and Lean Coffee Meetups, Kim regularly presents and runs workshops at leading local and international conferences on the Cynefin Framework, Decision Mapping and Early Idea Feasibility. Kim also collaborates on pro-bono projects that are driving real social change, including Charity Insights for Telco Together and BOLDMoves for Vic ICT for Women.
Wendy Cole

Wendy Cole

Principal, iMastery

Optimising focus & mastering distraction

Wendy Cole is an inspiring consultant, speaker and coach. As the Founding Director of iMastery, Wendy designs and facilitates leadership and productivity training, supporting teams and organisations to further elevate their employee engagement and profitability. Wendy’s strengths as a facilitator and coach are her ability to ensure that workshops are both inspiring and practical and that participants leave the training with tangible knowledge that they can immediately apply in their work. Participants value Wendy’s hands-on experience as a business owner, general manager, consultant and parent – clients enjoy the real-world perspective that she brings to her workshops. In addition to her training facilitation work, Wendy has extensive management experience and has held a variety of leadership roles and positions across Australia. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences and a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Wendy has completed Advanced Facilitation Skills Training with the AITD, is an accredited HBDITM (Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument) practitioner and an accredited Demartini Values Facilitator®.

Sandy Mamoli

Sandy Mamoli

Agile Advisor & Author, Nomad8

Individual performance is irrelevant
Sandy Mamoli is an Agile coach and advisor with a focus on business agility. From working with global enterprises in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Copenhagen to being one of New Zealand’s leading coaches, she brings her practical flair and passionate advocacy for all things Agile to businesses around the world.
She is a former Olympian, international keynote speaker and co-author of “Creating Great Teams”. She has a masters degree in artificial intelligence and knows quite a lot about Agile.
Lachlan McCalman

Lachlan McCalman

Chief Practitioner, Gradient Institute

Building ethical AI systems

Lachlan MacCalman has spent the last decade developing algorithms and software systems to solve real-world problems with machine learning (ML) for governments and industry. He now applies that experience working at Gradient Institute to advance the theory and practice of ethical ML.
Previously at NICTA and CSIRO’s Data61, Lachlan led teams of ML researchers, software engineers and domain experts to tackle large, interdisciplinary estimation problems requiring robust uncertainty quantification. Lachlan received his PhD in ML from the University of Sydney, after completing honours in theoretical physics at ANU.