Mon 12 – Tue 13 Aug 2024 • Melbourne

Mon 12 – Tue 13 Aug 2024 • Melbourne

Brian Osman Knowledge Engineer, SoftEd

Quinton Quartel

About Brian Osman

Brian Osman is a Kaiako (facilitator) /coach with an awesome company – SoftEd – and is based in Sydney, Australia. Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, Brian affiliates with Ngāti Porou (tribe) through his mum and Ngāti Ingarani (England) through his dad. By day, Brian delivers training and coaching that builds on helping individuals and organisations improve the way they work (e.g., agile, lean, systems thinking, software testing and so forth). By night, he pretends to play the bass, ukulele or guitar or shouts at the TV when the All Blacks are playing. He is also a Boston Celtics fan.

Brian was a speaker at Star West 2012 held at Disneyland, California where he spoke on using agile practices on a non-agile project and has spoken at conferences such as ANZTB 2010, STANZ 2009, 2010 conferences (2010 as a keynote speaker) and Let’s Test OZ (2014). He also founded the Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing (KWST) alongside software testing legend, James Bach and has helped build communities in the software and agile spaces.

Brian is also a co-founder of a podcast called Epich Aotearoa – Create a better future! This podcast, born during covid, has interviewed business owners, military and police personnel, social impact people and professional sportspeople and they all had amazing stories to tell!

Session topic How values from Te Ao Maori (the Maori world) help us become better leaders