11 March 2018
After my brief but wonderful visit to Dubai, I flew to Bengalaru, India, to speak at the legendary Agile India 2018 edition. It was amazing. It was held in the beautiful Taj West End hotel, a resort in the middle of Bengalaru, historically called "the garden city." Naresh Jain, who runs the show, invited me to speak there.
Naresh, shown below, did me a huge solid! What a wonderful event!
..and microservices master and Thoughtworker James Lewis..
..and new friends like Alan Cooper ("the father of Visual Basic")..
..and user-story mapping authority Jeff Patton..
It seemed like every other person I spoke to knew, in some way, of Pivotal and our CEO and decades-long agile guru Rob Mee, and many even had great stories to share of their interactions with him and Pivotal (or Pivotal Labs, part of Pivotal)! There I was, in India, talking to people who worked with my company's CEO more than a decade ago. It truly is a small, wonderful, agile world.
I love India. I love India. So I paid for a visa for my partner Tammie and asked her to join me for this trip. She also had a wonderful time, and spent days exploring the city while I was at the show. All in all, yet another amazing trip to India for which I'm eternally grateful and which I shall not soon forget.