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Mica Syjuco

Network Director

Mica Syjuco provides strategic thought leadership, actively building and growing Avanade's DevOps and Agile capabilities to address client challenges on the field -- an undertaking made especially interesting given their 30,000+ global headcount. Ms. Syjuco graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology and completed Wharton Executive Education's Leadership and Management Certificate Program. She has been in the software development and systems integration industry for over 16 years. Currently based in Chicago, she works with teams located in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. She is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org as well, and part of the small group of people worldwide who've attained all Scrum.org certifications (levels 1-3). Ms. Syjuco has led the successful delivery of complex software projects for multiple Fortune 500 clients.

She has a strong expertise in implementing and leading both Traditional and Agile / Scrum based development and delivery processes supporting distributed teams on medium to large-scale .NET based enterprise projects. Ms. Syjuco currently works with clients throughout North America leading software project delivery and providing Scrum training, consultation, and coaching with a focus on Microsoft .NET technology, in addition to her other responsibilities in the firm as its Global Head of DevOps and Agile Coaching - the first woman to take on this role. A musician herself, she is also the Band Manager of an award-winning independent band.

Becca Mann

Team Member

Becca Mann is a Senior Analyst at Avanade and has been in consulting for the last few years. In her current role, she is working heavily in DevOps, helping define approaches and assisting with transitioning her current project to more agile ways of working. Becca is passionate about increasing project efficiency and loves working with Azure DevOps to achieve this goal for her clients. She has the AZ-900, Azure Fundamentals, certification and is working toward Scrum-based certifications in the future. She is an advocate for promoting women in STEM and is excited to participate as a member of the WITI Agile and DevOps Industry Network Leadership Team!

Kalyani Tholeti

Team Member

Kalyani Tholeti has 20 years of experience in Information Technology. She worked in large corporations managing applications ranging from HR, Finance, Supply Chain and Intranet. Kalyani has certifications in Project Management and Amazon Web Services. She is passionate about building IT community for women. A community that shares and cares; encourages, motivates and inspires women across all career levels. She believes coming together as a community, women can thrive sharing experiences and building on skills. Kalyani is also involved with local volunteer organizations and women networks. She likes to explore new technologies, watching Ted Talks and attending technical seminars whenever possible or Travel to new places.