About the Presenter
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is a 2008 National Urban Fellow and former policy advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, Ibrahim spends his days pounding political and executive corridors to find integrated solutions to complex business and social challenges. On stage, he lights up audiences showcasing techniques for positively shifting human behavior, and is the man-in-demand at the intersection of corporate innovation, government policy, and sustainable business models. A regular WNYC broadcaster, on the airwaves you’re likely to find him expounding perspectives on football, faith and the environment (sometimes all at the same time). In print you’ll find him as the author of Green Deen, and a contributing author to All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim. @ibrahimsalih
Working in cross-functional teams, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin will guide participants as they explore the abilities of the Agile approach. Teams will strive to answer the question: Is it possible to apply software development practices towards solving persistent social problems? This breakout will emphasize collaboration and challenge participants to adapt their methodology to solve for problems like stormwater management, fair elections, and gun violence. Ibrahim will lend his experience in applying the wisdom of crowds to solving large, complex problems and will blend in insights to achieving success in geographically dispersed and virtual teams.