Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an engineer, professor, consultant, architect, executive and investor. He is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated keynote speaker with a unique breadth of business experience and technical depth. He is a Managing Director of Object Mentor, and a thought leader in Large-Scale Agile Development. Dave is Founder and Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs — a company specializing in emerging software technologies and applications. Bedarra also provides virtual CTO and CEO, as well as directors, advisors and business mentors to support new initiatives.
Dave is best known as the founder and past CEO of Object Technology International Inc. (formerly OTI, now IBM OTI Labs) and led the commercial introduction of object and component technology. The company is often cited as the ideal model of a software technology company and was a pioneer in Agile product development with a process called Just-In-Time Software.
Journal of Object Technology, vol. 5, no. 8, November -December 2006, pp. 15-19
Journal of Object Technology, vol. 5, no. 6, July-August 2006, pp. 23-27
Journal of Object Technology, vol. 5, no. 2, March-April 2006, pp. 7-11
Journal of Object Technology, vol. 5, no. 1, January-February 2006, pp. 7-11
Recent Public Speaking Engagements
Dave has spoken extensively around the world as an invited guest at conferences, lectures, workshops and seminars. In that time, he has developed a solid reputation as an insightful, knowledgeable and thought-provoking speaker who's entertaining delivery style is an eclectic mix of wit, charm and humor.
Agile In The Large - Large Scale Product and Application Development
Software Practice Advancement 2007, Cambridge UK, March 24 -28
Radical Thoughts on the Future of Programming 2010-2020
Brisbane, Australia and Seoul, Korea, August 2006
Transitioning Very Large Companies to Agile Methods
D. Thomas and R. C. Martin, SD 2006 Best Practices Conference and Expo, September 2006
For more information about Dave Thomas,
please visit his website at http://www.davethomas.net