Meet the Johannesburg Committee (2020) 2020-02-06T22:17:38+02:00
Suwilo Simwanza
Suwilo Simwanza
have been a scrum master for 2 years and part of the agile community for over 3 years now. I enjoy solving problems and am cool under pressure. I am hardworking and resilient, passionate about knowledge sharing and collaboration and eager to learn and teach. I would love to be part of the SUGSA committee.
I enjoy watching Korean dramas and reading Fiction.
Andre Deschodt
Andre Deschodt
I have been active in the agile space for over 8 years now. I have been a Scrum Master as well as Agile Coach during this time. Currently I am a Scrum Master at Momentum and doing some other Agile stuff wherever I can.

I am intrigued by people and how they work together in teams, what motivates them, what makes them trust each other and what makes or breaks them. I love the concept of how challenges and changes brings opportunity to unlearn existing thinking and learn new ways. Events that create opportunity for change is also one of my favourites things.

Helping people to adopt and go through change drives me. I enjoy it when someone, who comes to work tired and depressed all of a sudden, one day says: “I have never been this happy at work”; and mean it.

Ayanda Tshabalala
Ayanda Tshabalala
I am an issue extinguisher! In my personal life too! I really enjoy people, however enjoy spending time with myself. I love way too hard and have a list of about 3 people that I dislike in my entire existence. Hard working comes naturally for me, however I do have a lot to still learn in this journey.
Alhad Akole
Alhad Akole
Born Agile !! 🙂 (kidding).
I am Firm Believer and driver of “AaaC- Agile As A Culture”.
Got introduced to Agile world through XP programming way back in 2006. Got my hands dirty in Agile execution- XP, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe Transformations, Enterprise Agile coaching. In the journey I’ve been inspired by many Agilist, Experts – Madhur Kathuria, Jezz Humble, Lyssa Adkins, and many more who helped me find the right path in difficult situations.

I have been part of the agile community building in India with group called Agile Practioners Group of India (APGI). We have had great growth going from few to few hundreds now! Actively involved in Agile Community in India – Agile Tour, Discuss Agile Day, Agile India events etc. Have spoken / been a reviewer for different international conferences. Over a journey of 18+ years I am still learning human aspects of the teams.
I love to interact with like-minded Agilists and inspire others towards “Being Agile”.
Through my past experiences I have learned to be a more patient listener, and a good team player. I would like to contribute to and learn from the Agile Community here in SA and build a strong footprint which people will be willing to follow!!

I am here to Inspire and get inspired from lovely, lively Agile Community of SA!

Rahul Sharma
Rahul Sharma
I am passionate about music sports and agility. I am an open and honest person and love to create better environment for all. I love to learn from everyone.
Adrian Tonkin
Adrian Tonkin
I am currently an agile coach at FNB Core Banking Applications. I have been actively following agile practices since being formally trained upon joining FNB in 2014. My coaching journey was accelerated by a two year mentoring programme of intensive learning and practice with agile42. At present we are assisting a department of approximately 1400 people on their learning journey towards agility. Our day job involves coaching teams, leading change, developing skills and coach self-development.