Joe Vallone is an experienced Agile Coach, SPCT, and SAFe Fellow at Scaled Agile Inc., and has been involved in the Lean and Agile communities since 2002. Listed in TechBeacon’s scaled-agile experts, Joe has implemented large-scale Agile transformations at several fortune 100 companies. Joe began his SAFe journey while working with Dean Leffingwell at Nokia in 2007. He is an effective leader and speaker with over 25 years of software development and leadership experience with certifications as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), and SAFe Fellow. Joe has executive leadership experience in startup companies as a CTO, CIO, and VP of Engineering. Joe Vallone received his Engineering undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, in Tampa Florida, and his MBA from the prestigious Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Joe has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma (OU), MIS Dept.,and has served on the Advisory Board of OU's School of Computer Science.