Christopher Stemen’s Agile roots started over a decade ago in support of federal contracts using Lean supply chain improvements to get military equipment repaired and back in action. Inspired by Lean thinking, he migrated to the west coast where he focused on how to establish Agile as a culture, specifically in cybersecurity and the emerging endpoint threat detection and response industry. His primary expertise lies in designing transformations for lines of business, as well as team level coaching for software and IT delivery. His experience ranges from large federal and commercial organization culture change to small start-ups where managing growth and gaining market share is key. He has a strong background in fusing modern Agile best practices with current technologies geared around encouragement of the agile manifesto, as well as to steer around common anti-patterns. Chris currently serves as Senior Strategist at Blackstone Federal and focuses on improving the DHS federal and contractor workforce through Agile and Lean principles.