IBADD 2020 Presenters

Tim Gifford - Thursday Afternoon Keynote

Tim Gifford


Tim Gifford serves as the Chief Innovation Officer and Software Delivery Consultant for Lean Techniques, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. As the CIO he works to create a culture of creativity, curiosity and humility for the 70+ team members.

As a Software Delivery Consultant, he works with companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100 businesses to transform their digital services from a cost center to a competitive advantage.

Tim remains active in the Iowa technology community. He co-founded Agile Iowa in 2004 and has served as an organizer for the dsmAgile conference since 2014. In 2018, he co-founded DevOpsDays Des Moines and is honored to be serving as its President.








Lisa Schaefer - Friday Morning Keynote



Lisa Schaefer is an Edutainer, Counselor and College Instructor. She owns Shine with Schaefer, a coaching and consulting business that focuses on developing leadership skills in both employees and students. Lisa graduated from University of Wisconsin with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is a founding member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team and has presented trainings to over 100 different companies in the nation on the Maxwell Philosophy of Leadership and Service. Lisa served as President of the Women’s Leadership Network in Dubuque, IA, is a member of the National Speakers Association and American Talent Development Professionals. Her past experiences include customer service positions including working for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, educational leadership roles and executive coaching roles with Human Resource Departments. She brings high energy to the classroom and uses entertainment techniques to educate. Her goal is to help people SHINE by sharing strengths, having heart, innovating, networking and empowering others.

Lisa Keynote Video


Lori Silverman - Friday Afternoon Keynote


Every time radio/TV hosts interviewed Lori about her book, Stories Trainers Tell, they’d ask: “Can story be used for more than training?” She spent the next three years uncovering successful applications in varied business functions for Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over. When the Dummies series called, she co-authored her third bestseller, Business Storytelling for Dummies, solidifying her as a thought leader in the field. 

One chapter blossomed into a unique framework for finding actionable insights in data and storifying them. This, combined with earlier experiences consulting to Chevron, Valmet, Rhone Poulenc, the U.S. Air Force Reserves, and others, on shifting enterprise culture to embed data into decision-making, grew her prominence in these areas.

As the CEO/founder of Partners for Progress®, Lori helps firms strategize about their future and navigate through messy, complex change. She’s worked across 25 industries, with companies like Wells Fargo Home Mortage, McDonalds, Target, American Family Insurance, GE, and Phillips North America. As a keynote speaker at more than 90 events (including PM/BA events in Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia), Lori’s inspired thousands to take action. She’s an adjunct professor in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O) Master’s program at Golden Gate University teaching the only I/O course in the world on strategic thinking. She’s also authored two books in the quality management field.

Session Speakers

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Alter, Judy

Judy Alter

Beier, Chad

Chad Beier

Bell, Paula

Paula Bell, CBAP®

Bennett, Joel

Joel Bennett

Bubolz, Jeff

Jeff Bubolz

Carlson, Brandon

Brandon Carlson

DeLay, Melissa

Melissa DeLay

Eckmeyer, Kelley

Kelley Eckmeyer

Erickson, Peter

Peter Erickson

Garcia, Teresa

Teresa Garcia

Godard, Jimmy

Jimmy Godard

Goldsmith, Robin

Robin Goldsmith

Gostchock, Scott

Dr. Scott Gostchock

Helmers, Scott

Scott Helmers

Henricksen, Tom

Tom Henricksen

Hopkins, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Hopkins

Kremenak, Kasie

Kasie Kremenak

Maleski, Jeff

Jeff Maleski

McDonald, Kent

Kent McDonald

Mote, Gale

Gale Mote, MBA, CPLP

Peshak, Brenda

Brenda Peshak

Rose, Kevin

Kevin Rose

Scott, Rebecca

Rebecca Scott

Skaja, Paulie

Paulie Skaja

Tosi, Joel

Joel Tosi

Waugh, Sinikka

Sinikka Waugh, PMP

Wilterdink, Rachael

Rachael Wilterdink