Charles is an Associate Vice President and Executive Program Manager for Nationwide Insurance. He has led large, complex programs delivering digital capabilities for the Digital Enablement business and Nationwide Financial. He is currently leading a multi-year year $570M+ program for the Personal Lines insurance business implementing a new policy administration system. In addition to his delivery responsibilities, Charles also led Lean Agile transformations at Nationwide for the Personal Lines and Digital businesses resulting in improved customer experiences and allowing those businesses to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways.
Brian Link is a Business Agility Coach at LeanDog and an experienced agile coach who is currently leading an enterprise wide agility transformation of 250 teams in a financial organization of 17,000 employees. Brian has coached software teams on a series of agile transformations inside Dell, at Chemical Abstracts and various large startups. Brian believes adamantly that the agile mindset, along with its principles and behaviors are critical to any business succeeding along their path to Business Agility.
Brian has a Computer Science degree from Boston University and is certified as a SAFe Practitioner and ICAgile Facilitator. His book “Agile Misconceptions: Unlearn the Myths to Learn the Mindset” is available at AgileMisconceptions.com.
Bart Weaver is both the founder of Agility Media Corporation, and an experienced enterprise agility coach currently responsible for initial training and ongoing coaching of 30+ solution teams across multiple Nationwide Property and Casualty business solution areas. He has spent 16+ years in a variety of lean, global manufacturing roles providing the foundational process and technique knowledge to coach teams in business agility. He is a frequent conference speaker on business agility topics.
Bart holds a Management Information Sciences (MIS) degree from the Ohio State University, as well as Certified Agile Leader and SAFe Product Consultant certifications. He resides in Upper Arlington, OH.