Ange Ferguson

Main focus: The team of tomorrow, today

Twitter handle: @ange_ferguson

Languages: English

City: Melbourne

Country: Australia

Topics: agile, women in tech, governance, project management, leadership, risk management, distributed delivery, agile delivery leadership, creative abrasion, high performing teams, gender equality, agile project management, diversity


I'm Group Managing Director for ThoughtWorks across the Asia Pacific region, which currently includes ten offices across Singapore, China and Australia. I work closely with our clients located in and serviced by these offices to help them obtain a sustained competitive position through the innovative application of technology. I also work closely with our country MDs to oversee our operational results and the strategic evolution and expansion of our business across those regions.

I joined ThoughtWorks in 2006 for the opportunity to engage with a variety of leading organisations, as well as to collaborate with dedicated, talented and passionate people who love what they do and are engaged with and curious about the world around them.

My background is in project, programme and change management in a variety of industries. Prior to taking on the Group MD role, I was MD of Australia, and before that played a number consulting roles for clients in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and India as well as management team roles in both India and Australia.

I love talking about the role - and value - of creative abrasion, (and the wide ranging aspects of diversity that are required to underpin it) in the tech industry. I also love sharing stories and experiences around agile delivery leadership (projects, programmes and portfolios), risk management, governance and distributed models.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

The team of tomorrow - How to structure for product and personal success.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design and Maths are all creative pursuits. Combining these talents allows teams to see further and create winning products. The business case for diversity along demographic lines is clear, but more importantly it's the right thing to do. Discover how to uncover, unleash and take advantage of the diversity of background, talent and creativity in the people around you. And find out what this means for building a high performing product team, talent pools and your own career.

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