Agile Azerbaijan
International Summit 2023
Collaborate, Evolve, Succeed: The Agile Way

November 4, 2023
About the event
The Agile Azerbaijan International Summit 2023 will bring people together on November in Baku to share experiences and make new connections. Join passionate Agilists to learn about the latest practices, ideas, and strategies in Agile world from the leading experts, change agents, and innovators.
Our advantages
Who Can Attend?
Anyone interested in learning more about this popular approach will find abundant information at the Agile Summit.
Why It Is Important to Attend?
Agile Summit provides an opportunity to learn from the best and brightest minds in the industry. You'll have a chance to hear from thought leaders about the latest trends and best practices, and you'll leave the event with new ideas you can implement in your own organization.
What Will You Get From Participation?
Agile Summit is a great way to learn new techniques, network with other professionals, and stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends.
Meet Our Speakers
Leadership panel
  • Abbas Ibrahimov
  • Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli
    Vice President
  • Niyaz Ismayilov
    PASHA life
  • Atakan Hilal
Exchange panel
  • Hasan Eminov
    Agile Office Leader

  • Nargiz Mustafayeva
    Regional Agility Lead for Middle East & Africa
  • Ramila Guliyeva
    PASHA life
    Head of Agile Governance

  • Naila Aliyeva
    Agility coach

Keynote speakers
  • The Continuous Improvement Coach | Helps companies to improve @ Scale | Speaker | Trainer | Podcast Host & Author
  • Executive Agility Guide | Creator of Kanplexity™ & Xagility™ | Co-author of Kanban Guide
  • Enterprise Transformation & Change Expert supporting Leaders and HR Professionals | Keynote Speaker | Author | ICAgile instructor | Obeya Coach
  • Agile Coach | Keynote Speaker | Speaker Mentor | Facilitator | Musician
  • Keynote Speaker | Author (Agile, Leadership, Self Management, DAO, Innovation) | Agility Consultant | Angel Investor
  • Agile Coach | Associate Professor | Passionate Agile Trainer | Facilitator of Regular Agile Meetups
  • Professional Scrum Trainer | Agility Consultant | Partner @ACM Agile
  • Transformation companion | Agile Coach | Strategic Marketing and Agile Marketing Consultant | Trainer | Keynote Speaker
  • Agility Consultant | Partner @ACM Agile
  • Co-founder of | Provide complex transformation, training & coaching services | Speaker
08:00 – 09:30
Registration and networking
09:30 – 09:45
09:45 – 10:15
The management revolution
John Coleman
10:15 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:45
The Business Agility HOT seat: Building a governance of trust
Alizee Hofmeester
11:45 – 12:15
Coffee Break
12:15 – 13:00

Beyond agile, a case study of a fully autonomous company
Mehmet Yitmen

50 Shades of Retrospective – Levelling up your continuous improvement game

Chris Stone

13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00

Hey Doctor, Will I Be Agile? A Therapeutic Approach To Agile Transformation
Tolga Kombak and Caner Cinar

Workshop: Agile vitamins for leadership

Vladimirs Ivanovs
15:00 – 15:30

Business Agility: Transformation or Evolution? You decide!
Chtistophe Martinot

Agile Assessment Case Studies: Showcasing real-world examples of successful agile assessments and their impact on organizational agility.

Maria Ghonti
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
17:00 – 17:45
10 Vicious Circles at Work
Artur Margonari
17:45 – 18:00
Lottery / Closing

Premium Sponsors
  • Agile consulting company
  • Consultancy & Training
  • Organizer
    Training and consultancy company
  • Co-organizer
    Software development company
  • Organizational Partner
    Professional business solutions
  • Media Partner
    Business portal
Past event
Reviews and feedback
Abbas Ibrahimov
Chairman at The International Bank of Azerbaijan
ABB-nin tərəfdaşlığı ilə Agile Azerbaijan International Summit 2023 bu gün uğurla baş tutdu. 300-dən çox iştirakçının qatıldığı Sammit Bankımızın irəlilədiyi Agile transformasiya yolunun faydalı təcrübələrini paylaşmaq üçün də bir fürsət oldu. Agile mədəniyyətinin ölkəmizdə yayıldığını görmək və bu prosesə dəstək vermək çox xoşdur.
bp was the platinum sponsor of the "Agile Azerbaijan International Summit" held in Baku on November 4. The event aimed to promote this new flexible and innovative working culture in Azerbaijan. During the summit, international experts talked about the latest novelties and global practice in this field. A group of bp representatives also joined the summit panel discussions.
Niyaz Ismayilov
Yesterday, I spoke on the topic of Agile and shared our experience in this field at the Agile Azerbaijan 2023 summit, organized with the support of PASHA Life.

Day by day, an increasing number of companies in our country are transitioning to Agile work principles. While PASHA Life is among the pioneers and leading companies in implementing Agile methodology in Azerbaijan, we are committed to continuous improvement and growth in this regard. We have already made significant successes and achievements in this journey, and we remain eager to share our expertise and contribute to our country’s economic development.
ACM Agile Worldwide
Business Consulting and Services
We had a delightful day as the Platinum Sponsor at the Agile Azerbaijan International Summit with 300+ participants.

In the morning, we delved into Agile from diverse perspectives with ACM Agile consultants Mehmet Yitmen talked about fully autonomous companies, followed by a session in the afternoon led by Caner Cinar and Tolga Kombak, emphasizing the importance of measuring Agile maturity level for transformation in their presentation.

We extend our sincere congratulations to the winners of our giveaway, who received various prizes and look forward for the upcoming events.
Maria Ghlonti
Agile Coach, Speaker, Trainer, IT Project Manager, Associate Professor (Ph.D, MBA, PMP, KMP, PAL, PSM2, PSPO2, IC-ACP, IC-ATF)
I am deeply thankful for the incredible opportunity to be a speaker at Agile Azerbaijan International Summit 🎤✨

It was an honor to share my insights with such an engaged and passionate audience. I'm inspired by the thoughtful discussions, brilliant questions, and the collective knowledge shared during the event.

A heartfelt thank you to Narmina Aliyeva for inviting me and to the amazing speakers who made the conference truly special. ❤️

Thanks to my new friends and amazing speakers Christophe Martinot 🎃👻Chris Stone 👻🎃 Vladimirs Ivanovs John Coleman Alize Hofmeester🎯🌱 for sharing their knowlwdge and experience

Let's continue to learn, grow, and collaborate, making a positive impact in the world of Agility. 🚀
Christophe Martinot

Transformation companion | Agile Coach | Strategic Marketing and Agile Marketing Consultant | Trainer | Keynote Speaker

What a great opportunity to speak at Agile Azerbaijan International Summit! 🚀🚀🚀

🔹 Networking Extravaganza: Connecting, collaborating, and building lasting relationships with a diverse group of professionals. The networking opportunities at this event were bound to open doors and expand horizons.
🔹 Inspirational Keynotes: Bracing yourselves for thought-provoking keynotes that challenge your perspective and ignite your passion for Agile excellence.
What to say about the lineup of speakers? Truly extraordinary.
🔹 World-Class Speakers: some of the most influential voices in the Agile world. Their knowledge, experiences, and success stories were invaluable. What an inspiration! John Coleman, Alize Hofmeester🎯🌱, 🎃👻Chris Stone 👻🎃, Vladimirs Ivanovs, Tolga Kombak, Caner Cinar, Mehmet Yitmen, Maria Ghlonti, Artur Margonari, Hasan Eminov
🔹 Engaging Participants: The true magic of this event lied in the participants. Engaging with fellow enthusiasts, sharing insights, and absorbing wisdom from every conversation. The collective knowledge in the room is awe-inspiring.
🔹 Fun and Entertainment: Learning can be fun!

This event wasn't just about learning; it was about connecting, sharing, and growing together. It was about redefining what's possible in the world of Agile.

Thank you Narmina Aliyeva for the invitation! An congratulations to Ismail Aliyev for being such a great Master of Ceremony!
Alize Hofmeester
Enterprise Transformation & Change Expert helping Leaders and HR Professionals scale Business Agility & business impact driven by people and purpose | Keynote Speaker | Author | ICAgile instructor | Obeya Coach
💥What a feast it was to speak at the 2nd Agile Azerbaijan International Summit 2023!

* A true example of People, Purpose & interactions as the foundation of
creating Business Agility

* A perfect blend of topics which connects the tangible & the intangible parts
of change.

* Amazing speakers sharing invaluable knowledge, experiences, music and success stories. Great inspiration and wonderful to meet you all John Coleman 🎃👻Chris Stone 👻🎃, Artur Margonari, Maria Ghlonti Mehmet Yitmen Tolga Kombak Christophe Martinot Caner Cinar and Vladimirs Ivanovs

* Inspiring stories of agile transformations by leaders of local organisations being open about their journey, their challenges and successes. Thank you Abbas Ibrahimov, Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, Niyaz Ismayilov, Hasan Eminov, Nargiz Mustafayeva and Ramila Guliyeva, ACII

* Incredible translators who made the conference inclusive for everyone.

* A magical audience, engaging participating, sharing insights and eager to learn and bring the agile philosophy to the next level.

🙏 Thanks again Narmina Aliyeva and the team for a splendid organisation, and for inviting me to be part of this amazing experience. And last but certainly not least Ismail for being the entertaining master of ceremony.

I had the honour to speak about the Business Agility Hot Seat: Create a Governance of TRUST


This summit ticked all these boxes 🫶

You can learn from the book, implement frames and tools, but true agility starts with people. They make it happen!
Artur Margonari
Agile Coach | Keynote Speaker | Speaker Mentor | Facilitator | Musician
It was an honor to be the closing keynote speaker at Agile Azerbaijan International Summit ❤️

As I eat feedback for breakfast, it's amazing to receive and see all this data and input from the participants!

Every minute of rehearsal and adjusting my talk pays off when reading feedback like this.

Thanks for having me, Narmina Aliyeva!

Have a great day, everybody!

And remember: have fun in your public speaking journey! 🚀
Sabina Rahmanova
Helping Leaders Get Promoted & Scale Impact - Transformative Coaching | ICF member | ASESCO Coach Asociada Certificada | Coach certificada en coaching en Estado Puro®
Over the weekend I had an opportunity to immerse myself in the dynamic world of Agile at the 𝐀𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐢𝐣𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 2023.

Spending a full day surrounded by like-minded professionals, reuniting with ex-colleagues, and reconnecting with friends in the coaching industry was a great experience.

𝐅𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲:

A panel on "𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩" provided profound insights into the dynamic nature of leadership in the Agile world. The energy in the room was palpable as the Leadership Panel delved into the nuances of 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲.

Chris Stone's session on "50 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 – 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞" was offering innovative perspectives on retrospectives and continuous improvement.

Christophe Martinot discourse on "𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐀𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲; 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?" was thought provoking pushing to reconsider how we approach agility in a business context.

The "𝐀𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝: 𝐀 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬-𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞" panel brought together voices from 𝐛𝐩, 𝐀𝐁𝐁, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, fostering a rich exchange of cross-industry experiences and practices in agility.

Lastly, Artur Margonari's "10 𝐕𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤" was a captivating exploration of workplace dynamics, providing actionable insights to break free from counterproductive patterns.

The Summit offered a wealth of learning and networking opportunities that left me enriched and invigorated.
Vali Mammadov
Head of Corporate Communications at PASHA Life
Dünən Agile camiyəmizin emosional ehtiyacı olan bir tədbir baş tutdu.

Tədbirimizdə ölkə və dünya çapında bu sahə üzrə sayılıb-seçilən şəxslər danışdı.

Əlbəttə ki, PAŞA Həyat bu layihənin baş sponsoru oldu.

Narmina Aliyeva birgə əməkdaşlığımız və təşkilatçılığınız üçün minnətdaram.
Kamala F. Eynullayeva
Head of Recruitment and Staff Planning Unit at Yelo Bank/Recruitment/Headhunting/Career Consulting
Agile Azerbaijan International Summit 2023 as usual high standarts, high level of organization and amazing Speakers 👏👏👏
Xumar Xudiyeva, PSM I
Scrum Master | Agile Enthusiast
Last Saturday it’s been an amazing experience to participate in Agile Azerbaijan International Summit 2023 which turned to be a successful and engaging event of interesting speakers such as Alize Hofmeester🎯🌱 ,Artur Margonari , 🎃👻Chris Stone 👻🎃 and others.
Great thanks to Narmina Aliyeva for bringing community together.
Saadat Abadova
PSCM | Procurement Professional | Artist
📆 On the 4th of November, I have participated in one of the most anticipated events in Baku - Agile Azerbaijan International Summit 2023!

It was great to meet with leading experts and passionate agilists from different countries.

Many thanks for organizers of this event!
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