Pete Deemer, CEO of GoodAgile, is a well-known figure in the Agile community, and has spent the last 20+ years leading teams building products and services at global companies. Pete is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to multi-location Scrum. Pete is the 2016 Chairman of the Scrum Alliance, which provides the globally-recognized Certified ScrumMaster certification.
Pete has provided Scrum training and consulting to some of the largest companies in the world, including services companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant and Mindtree, and product companies like Microsoft, SAP, Dell, GE, HP, EMC, Ericsson, CA, Fidelity, JP Morgan, Mercedes Benz, Phillips, Oracle, Siemens, Unilever, and Verizon. Pete was Vice President of Product Development for Yahoo!, where he led Yahoo's first adoption of Scrum, and he was the co-founder of GameSpot, which was acquired by 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 2015-2016 academic year. Pete divides his time between India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, and works with teams globally.