Tracks, Speakers & Sessions

Pink has the undisputed reputation for developing an unsurpassed line-up of speakers and meaningful subject matter. As a result of our unwavering commitment, we are very proud to present what is widely acknowledged as the most content-rich IT service management program in the industry.

Pink22 covers: ITIL® v3 and ITIL 4 (including advanced content); Lean (Kaizen to leadership); Agile and Scrum; DevOps (especially the OPS side and what it means to really collaborate and eliminate silos!); Organizational Change Management; Business Relationship Management; IT Asset Management, and more.

Look below for the tracks, speakers and session descriptions.

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General These sessions are of general interest to everyone regardless of their level of knowledge, management or business experience or industry certification.
Beginner These sessions are aimed at those who are new to the subjects presented and do not possess industry certification or have just started working with the subject.
Beyond Beginner These sessions are for those with practical experience and have attained knowledge of the subject beyond just a basic and introductory level.

Pink22 Host

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Pink22 Host
Wayne Cotter, Comedian, Entertainer

Tuesday Pre-Conference Optimizers

Arrive early for the conference and maximize your learning opportunities! Start your Pink22 conference experience on Tuesday afternoon with one of these value-added breakout sessions presented by Pink’s amazing and talented trainers.

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ITIL v3 Versus ITIL 4 – What Are The Differences You Need To Know About?
Charlie Miles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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ITIL 4 Specialist: Create, Deliver & Support – An Overview
Graham Furnis, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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ITIL 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value – An Overview
Jack Probst, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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ITIL 4 Specialist: High Velocity IT – An Overview
Beverly Parker, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Change Management versus Change Enablement
Jennifer Wels, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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ITIL 4 Leader: Digital & IT Strategy – An Overview
Robin Hysick, Senior IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Tuesday Exclusive Workshops For Platinum & Executive VIP Pass Holders

These sessions, held on Tuesday are exclusive workshops for Executive VIP and Platinum pass holders only. To read more about these passes and their benefits, click here.

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Leading Transformational Change Requires a Full Stack Systems Integration Approach
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant
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Leading With Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices For Extraordinary Business Results
Chester Elton, “The Apostle of Appreciation”

Keynote & Featured Speakers

The world is filled with mind-blowing acts of creativity, heroism and truly courageous and inspirational people who are making a big difference.

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Get Your Ship Together
Michael Abrashoff, Former Navy Commander, USS Benfold
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Five Steps to Make the Impossible Possible
Ben Nemtin, Bestselling Author
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The Unicorn Project
Gene Kim, CTO, Researcher, Founder of IT Revolution, and Co-author of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, and The Unicorn Project

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Power Hour

The Power Hour includes high-profile general sessions that are featured in a very special way. Instead of scheduling only one keynote general session in this time slot, there are a few very powerful sessions and speakers to choose from! Choose the one that’s right for you and your areas of interests.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Quantum Computing
Dr. Shohini Ghose, Quantum Physicist & Computer Sciences Professor
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Gene Kim, CTO, Researcher, Founder of IT Revolution, and Co-author of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, and The Unicorn Project
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Leading With Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices For Extraordinary Business Results
Chester Elton, “The Apostle of Appreciation”
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Understanding Neuroscience and How to Rewire Your Brain for Maximum Performance
Klyn Elsbury, Author and Trainer
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How Big Is Your Definition of ‘Us’?
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Networking Receptions

Tuesday & Wednesday Night Networking Receptions

Everyone is invited to join us on Tuesday evening for a welcome reception, and on Wednesday evening for an additional networking reception. Both evenings will have drinks, canapes and fun – it’s a perfect opportunity to wind down, mingle, talk shop and make new friends.

Thursday Night Networking Party

All attendees are invited to the Thursday evening party – our special silver jubilee celebration. There will be drinks, canapes, and music. Stay tuned!

Exclusive Executive VIP Pass Soiree – Tuesday Evening

For Executive VIP Pass holders. Join us on Tuesday evening after the Welcome reception. Pink’s senior consultants will join in for networking too. Get up close and personal with them to talk shop and discuss your most pressing leadership issues. Mingle and make new like-minded friends who share common IT management and business challenges.

ITSM Networking – Pink20
ITSM Networking – Pink20
ITSM Networking – Pink20

Track 1: IT Leadership & Strategic Management

IT and business leaders in action! Listen to these forward-thinking speakers present cutting-edge trends and successes in the areas of people management, business process management, and organizational change management, as well as when leading major cultural transformations.

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Case Study
Chris Flanagan, VP of Operations and Service Management, Prudential
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The Role Of The IT Business Relationship Manager
Matthew Bowles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done
Chester Elton, “The Apostle of Appreciation”
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Key and Distinct Elements Of A Lean Business Culture
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant
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Getting Control Over Your IT Assets, including IoT – A Leader’s Guide
Charlie Miles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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ITIL 4: Strategy in a Changed Industry
David Cannon, ITIL v3 and ITIL 4 Author, Executive Vice President, nfiniti3
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IT Strategic Management Mastermind Session – Panel Discussion
Facilitated by David Ratcliffe, President, Pink Elephant
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Case Study
Joseph Hayes, VP & CIO, Prudential Group Insurance
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The Top 5 Leadership Enablers for Effective Process Governance
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant
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A Magic Formula for IT Leaders: Defining, Creating & Delivering Business Value
Jack Probst, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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A Leader’s View of How to Gain Control of Your IT Assets
Charlie Miles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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A Leader’s Guide to Value Stream Mapping
Jennifer Wels, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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The Importance of Influential Leadership
Jack Probst, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Understanding and Applying The IT/Business Model – Part 1 & Part 2
Jack Probst, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Track 2: Organizational Change Management

IT organizations are undertaking numerous projects and changes of all kinds. Organizational Change Management (OCM) is about managing the effect of new business processes, changes in organizational structure and cultural changes. It’s about addressing the people side of change management – an often overlooked but very critical aspect of change.

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Ask the Pink Experts – Platinum & Executive VIP Pass Holder Q&A
Charlie Miles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
Jennifer Wels, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
Facilitated by David Ratcliffe, President, Pink Elephant
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Real World Examples of How to Use Lewin’s & Kotter’s Change Models
Jennifer Wels, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Leading with Authenticity in Times of Transition
Robin Hysick, Senior IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Leverage Organizational Change Management Principles to Lead Successful Transformation
Robin Hysick, Senior IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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IT Service Management Process Governance
Armen Badal, Vice President, Global Service Transition, FIS Global

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Track 3: Integrated Service Management

The interconnectivity of several new and long standing methodologies and best practices supporting IT Service Management (ITSM) is the key to delivering IT services more efficiently and successfully. Learn how ITIL, DevOps, Lean, Agile, BRM, and Organizational Change Management all work together to create true business value.

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Communication, Trust & Automation: The Secret of our Success Building a DevOps “Culture”
Perry J. Egerton, Technical Lead, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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I’ve Looked At DevOps From Both Sides Now – With No Illusions!
George Spalding, Vice President & Executive Consultant, Pink Elephant
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15 Essential Practices For DevOps Success – Part One & Part Two
George Spalding, Vice President & Executive Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Ask the DevOps & Agile Experts – Q&A Panel Discussion
Facilitated by David Ratcliffe, President, Pink Elephant
George Spalding, Vice President & Executive Consultant, Pink Elephant
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research & Development, Pink Elephant
Beverly Parker, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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The DevOps Engineer
George Spalding, Vice President & Executive Consultant, Pink Elephant
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The Five Ideals of DevOps
George Spalding, Vice President & Executive Consultant, Pink Elephant
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The Key Roles of SLIs, SLOs, SLAs, and Error Budgets within DevOps
George Spalding, Vice President & Executive Consultant, Pink Elephant

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Track 4: ITIL – The Evolution and Revolution

Over the past three decades, tens of thousands of IT organizations around the globe have relied on ITIL, the world’s most successful ITSM model, to help them achieve business value. Experts and case studies in this track highlight best practices for ITIL v3 (yes – still going strong!), and the many new components of ITIL 4’s Service Value System.

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Enabling Proactive Problem Management & Reducing Major Incidents with Data Analytics
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant
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One Pipeline to Bring Them All into Quality and Bind Them!
Christopher Duncan, Associate Director, IT Service Operations, Humana Inc.
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ITIL 4: Create Deliver, Support
Barclay Rae, Writer & ITIL 4 Author
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Pick a Card, Any Card! Using ITIL 4’s Four Dimensions (and more!) to Define Standard Workflows
Sarah Topham, Enterprise Business Analyst, MVP Health Care
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Strengthening the Three-Legged Stool: Change, Configuration, and Release Management
Alan Dresser, ITSM Manager, U.S. Department of the Navy.
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How High Velocity Organizations Enable Resilience and Antifragility
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant
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Understanding ITIL 4’s Value System, Value Chain, and Value Stream – in the Real World
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant
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Problem Management in Practice: How to Use AI to Move from Reactive to Proactive
Jack Probst, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Ask the ITIL 4 Experts – Panel Discussion Q&A
Facilitated by David Ratcliffe, President, Pink Elephant
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Change Management versus Change Enablement
Jennifer Wels, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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CMDB - The Enabler of Enterprise Service Management Outcomes
Jeffrey Tefertiller, CIO Advisor, Executive ITSM Consultant, Program Leader, Founder, Service Management Leadership

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Track 5: Tools & Technology – Demonstrations & Labs

Sessions in this track are actual demonstrations and instructional labs showcasing how to align processes and tools.

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How To Implement Incident, Problem & Change Management Using PinkATLAS
Brian Curry, Senior Account Manager, Pink Elephant
Matthew Bowles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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Enabling An Autonomous Digital Enterprise with AI ITSM
David Schmidt, Director of Solutions Marketing, BMC
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The Future of Service Is Cognitive
David Schmidt, Director of Solutions Marketing, BMC

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.

Track 6: Half-Day Workshops

In these free half-day workshops, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from the best – Pink’s highly knowledgeable and world-renowned consultants. Spend a few hours with the best minds in the industry. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to a subject, or get a refresher!

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PinkSCAN – Incident, Problem and Change Management
Jennifer Wels, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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PinkSCAN – Request Fulfilment, Service Level Management & Service Catalogue
Charlie Miles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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PinkSCAN – Supplier Management & Business Relationship Management
Matthew Bowles, Principal IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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7 Guiding Principles Of ITIL – What They Really Mean In The Real World!
Beverly Parker, IT Management Consultant, Pink Elephant
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How to Create Effective Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Troy DuMoulin, Vice President, Research and Development, Pink Elephant

Pink22 program is under development. Check back to look at more speakers as they are confirmed. The full program will be complete by August 31 st. Sign up for our e-bulletins to get all the latest news about speakers and content, discounts and early bird special offers.