Derek W. Wade, founder of Kumido Adaptive Strategies, is an industry-recognized collaboration expert, educator, and organizational coach.

Self-described as “on a mission to reunite the left and right sides of our brains,” he brings a passion for helping teams apply adaptive models which has improved many efforts, especially those requiring distributed work.

Derek is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor, Core Passion™ Authorized Facilitator, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Agile Leadership Network, a national organization dedicated to evolving leadership so that individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in an ever-changing world.

Derek conducts talks and interactive workshops at numerous public forums, previously including Agile 20xx, SFAgile 20xx, ScrumGathering, the Chicago APLN, the Tulsa Area Agile Group (TAAG), CITCON, Ignite!, and OOPSLA.  Derek is also a licensed Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor, which has more relevance to the field of organizational change than he expected.