Speakers Bios & Abstracts

Platzhalter Speakers
Manny Gonzales

CEO Scrum Alliance


With more than 37 years! of experience transforming organizations, Manuel “Manny” Gonzalez has proven himself to be a successful global strategic leader in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors in an international arena.

His strengths lie in transforming organizations into Agile performing environments. His experience in master planning and development includes the recreation of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium into the first and largest entertainment complex in the region—a $180 million project that attracts more than 2 million visitors per year.

Change management, mentoring others to excel,!and scaling organizations are just a few of his passions. In order for any company to grow and be truly great, he believes the organization’s teams must demonstrate how they all work together to become one. Only when they are one can they and strive for a common goal or purpose.

Scrum is the fastest-growing, most popular Agile framework in the world. As CEO, Manny
speaks around the globe to advocate for Scrum Alliance’s mission to transform the world of work by promoting widespread adoption and effective practices of Agile and Scrum.

Manny received his bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and his master's in Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University. Currently he serves on the board of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs and has served on numerous boards, including the Donald Woods Winnicott School in Mexico, the Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Hawaiian Falls Water Parks.

He recently moved to Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two daughters.