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Pete Deemer at Colombo Agile Conference 2014

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Paul Caleb 'Pete' Deemer is a well-known figure in the Agile community globally, and has spent the last 20+ years leading teams building products and services at companies in Silicon Valley and Asia. Pete is the co-author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Scrum, and lead author of The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to distributed and multi-location Scrum.

Pete is the CEO of GoodAgile and serves on the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance, the organization which provides the globally-recognized Certified ScrumMaster™ certification. Pete served as Vice President of Product Development for Yahoo! in the US where he led a large-scale rollout of Scrum, and Chief Product Officer for Yahoo! in India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Before Yahoo!, Pete was a Senior Vice President at c|net Networks. Pete was the co-founder of GameSpot, which was acquired by Ziff-Davis and is now part of CBS Interactive.

Pete is an honors graduate of Harvard University, and has spent a number of years as adjunct faculty at University of California Berkeley, most recently in the Graduate School of Business, where he received the prestigious Club 6 teaching award. Pete is a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Pete is based in Bangalore and Singapore, and travels frequently to Australia, China, and other countries in the region.

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