03 - 04 November 2016
M Shed, Bristol, UK


Agile in the City is made possible thanks to generous support from our sponsors and community groups. If you're interested in sponsoring or supporting us, click here for more information.

Our Sponsors



A global digital agency, with expertise in joining-up experience design, data science, and software engineering into an agile delivery methodology.

As such Valtech support brands going through the agile transformation of evolving their digital experiences and systems, including Samsung, Audi, Heineken, Lloyds Bank and UK government. We are in 14 countries, including 3 offices in the UK.

For more information, visit www.valtech.co.uk.




At Contino, we transform the results of software delivery teams through the successful adoption of DevOps and Continuous Delivery tools, platforms and ways of working. We have a particular focus on cloud, infrastructure automation, and container technologies, and are on of the worlds leading authorised Docker training and consultancy partners.

We work alongside our clients with a dual delivery and upskilling mandate, modernising technology platforms for increased ability to innovate, whilst giving our clients people the experience of modern ways of working and approaches to software delivery.



Equal Experts

Equal Experts makes simple solutions to big business problems. We provide tailored, end-to-end services in software development and delivery – from user research and design, to technical architecture and development, all the way to QA, continuous delivery, hosting and support.

With offices in the UK, US, Portugal, India and Canada, our network of over 500 experienced software consultants has created software for a wide range of public and private sector clients: organisations as diverse as HMRC, the Home Office, O2, Camelot and major financial institutions.

Everyone at Equal Experts is committed to using technology and modern agile practices to deliver measurable business value. Our associates typically have at least 10 years’ experience in delivering valuable, working software, and this focus on experience sets us apart – it’s what allows us to develop high-quality software faster, and for lower cost.

Equal Experts



agileKRC are at the forefront of agile thinking. We led the teams that created PRINCE2 Agile® and developed AgilePM®: two of the most popular agile approaches in the marketplace today. agileKRC offer a blend of training, coaching and consultancy to ensure that organisations benefit from all areas of agile, and achieve a permanent and lasting change to the way they work.

agileKRC can transform the way you achieve results, whether you're delivering projects, products, programmes or an entire business change strategy. Our industry leading team of trainers, consultants and project managers deliver a range of high quality agile training and consultancy services, whilst at the same time, offering real-world experience and expert guidance.

Visit our stand to hear about special offers on selected accredited training courses or to speak to Keith Richards, lead Author of PRINCE2 Agile® and DSDM Atern®.



Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy.

Defra is transforming using digital technology to put customers at the heart of service design and create a great place for living – from the food we eat and the air we breathe, to the water we drink.

“Our vision is to empower Defra to create a better place for living by delivering innovative agile solutions and ICT services. We will achieve this by delivering excellent digital services based on user needs and business requirements – being the exemplar across government for awesome technology, outstanding service and transformative capability.” John Seglias, Defra Chief Technology Officer



Agilify is a UK-based agile training and coaching provider, and the primary supplier of public Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training in Bristol and surrounding area.

Our continuing mission is to help individuals, teams and organisations understand the benefits of an agile approach through regular training courses and on-­‐site coaching from our expert professionals.

With more than 15 years experience of adopting, practicing and teaching Scrum in a variety of challenging environments, Agilify trainers and coaches are equipped and ready to work with you to embed a new way of delivering products better, faster and cheaper.

Agilify is endorsed by the Scrum Alliance as a Registered Education Provider (REP). Our trainers and coaches come with real-­‐life experience of applying agile concepts and practices on real projects. Our training courses are developed, improved and executed based on feedback from training hundreds of people in many different companies and cultures. We take pride in our work and value helping others to improve their own agile skills.

We also promise a direct, open and collaborative relationship with our clients to ensure you get the best possible service from some of the leading experts in the agile world.




We are Quality Without A Name, an initiative of pragmatic practitioners. We train and mentor teams, coach individuals and carry out bespoke development projects. We specialise in agile and lean software development.

Our mission is to bring success to our customers by improving their system development practice. We advise, coach and train management, product owners, project leaders and developers. And we develop software ourselves - above all, we are software developers.

Our Partners

User Groups

  • South Wales Agile Group

    South Wales Agile Group

    South Wales Agile Group is a friendly user group focused on using agile methods to create better ways of working.

    We meet every fourth Thursday to share and learn from each other, hear talks from speakers from and outside the group and try to help members where we can.

  • Bath Scrum User Group

    We are a group of agile practitioners and enthusiasts living and working in the South West of England. This group is open to anyone in Bath and the surrounding areas (inc. Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, Swindon, Exeter and beyond) interested in Scrum and Agile practices. Feel free to come along to one of our meetups to speak to like-minded individuals and share some agile war stories over a drink or two!

  • Swindon Agile Practitioners

    Swindon Agile Practitioners

    Swindon Agile Practitioners is the home to Swindon's Agile community. It hosts monthly free events which provide an oportunity to learn from global, national and regional experts in their fields; to meet others and contribute to the community; discuss your issues and ideas within the group; practice your presentations. All this in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

  • Agile: MK

    Swindon Agile Practitioners

    Through Agile:MK, we invite everyone to help drive the adoption and improvement of Agile methods in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. We are doing this through sharing experiences, talking with experts, and creating a space for Agile professionals to network, to share their successes and challenges with adopting and practicing Agile. Our aim is to raise the standards of professional working life for the Agile community in our area.

  • The Web Guild

    The Web Guild

    The Web Guild is a new not-for-profit organisation promoting best practice online. We're a community of web professionals who really care about our industry and want to achieve great things.

Become a Partner

Are you interested in joining us as a sponsor, partner, or supporter/community group to help make Agile in the City a memorable event for our participants? Read on!


Together with our sponsors, we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants.

We seek to create bespoke sponsorship packages for interested parties, but we also offer a number of "off the shelf" sponsorship options.

If you're interested in becoming an Agile in the City: Bristol sponsor or supporter, please download the sponsor pack (~350kb PDF) or contact Sarah Dodd for more information, or to discuss things further.

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Community Groups

A discount on event tickets is available to user groups and meetups that help promote Agile in the City 2016 to their members.

If you organise, or are a member of, a user group and would like more information on supporting Agile in the City and securing this discount for your members, please contact us using the button below.

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