Joel Semeniuk is a founder of Imaginet Resources Corp., a Canadian based Microsoft Gold Partner and the #1 Small to Medium Sized Employer in Canada. Currently, Joel also served as the Executive Vice President of Innovation and Agile Project Management at Telerik. Joel has a degree in Computer Science and is also a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valued Professional in the area of Application Lifecycle Management and previously Software Architecture.
With over 20 years of experience, Joel specializes in bridging technology to business needs by applying "outside the box thinking" and passion to everything he touches across an extremely broad set of industries. Joel is globally recognized for his knowledge of Application Lifecycle Management as well as team and organizational change. Joel regularly speaking at conferences around the world on a wide range of ALM, Agile, Lean and Customer Development topics. Joel is a zealous Lean thinker, and works to apply Lean Thinking strategies to the delivery of customer value and business development.
Over the past 10 years, Joel has dedicated himself to the establishment of his unique approach to innovation and business development, drawing from Customer Development, Lean Thinking and Growth Hacking practices. Considered by his peers as an "idea hamster", he now works exclusively in emerging and new business development/consolidation at Imaginet. Joel works as a mentor at AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong's most successful Startup Accelerator, and works to direct a number of startups incubated by Imaginet in the Transportation, Healthcare, and Financial industries.
Joel is well published, coauthoring four books and hundreds of articles over the past 20 years. Joel is also regularly engaged by industry press for quotes and insight.
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Bill Wagner has spent his entire career in the software industry, spanning both technical and business roles. His technical time is spent between curly braces, primarily with C#. He's the author of the best selling "Effective C#", now in its second edition, and "More Effective C#". His articles have appeared in MSDN Magazine, the C# Developer Center, Visual C++ Developer's Journal, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro, .NET Developer's Journal and more. He's written hundreds of technical articles for software developers. He actively blogs about technical and business topics. Bill is also a regional director for Microsoft.