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Tony Grout

Tony's passion has been in building software that changes the world for the better at a scale that makes a massive difference. This has been his passion and his challenge for the past 30 years. Tony started and sold two successful software development business before the age of 35.Both working in complex environments, as Lead developer and Head of Sales in the former and Chief Technology Officer in the latter. Tony is currently Head of Agile at Skype. He is bringing sustainable enterprise agility to a fast paced, fast growing organisation with over 1,500 engineers. He still loves to code.Before Skype Tony was the co-chair of the Agile Leadership Council in IBM. His coaching across software labs of 25,000 engineers was instrumental in the endurance of agile.

He was also lead technical editor on IBM's agile delivery process framework published as Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise.Tony is no stranger to the practicalities of scaling agile often saying "this is wickedly hard".

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