Agile Executive Forum Program Team

Joanna Vahlsing

Joanna Vahlsing serves as Chief Information Officer at Basis Technologies. She is a dynamic leader specializing in operations, technology, and program management, recognized for leading successful teams in enterprise environments. At Basis Technologies, she plays a critical role in the development and enhancement of Basis, a leading digital media platform, demonstrating her expertise in synchronizing multifaceted teams for efficient operation and growth.

As a member of the Executive team, Joanna oversees Program Management, Strategic Planning, IT & Business Systems Operations, Data Privacy & Security, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Joanna is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the technology sector, particularly in the Agile community.

She actively participates in, supports, and speaks at various Chicago-based, national, and International technology events. Through these platforms, Joanna shares her extensive knowledge and experiences in Agile methodologies and operational excellence. Her work demonstrates a fusion of her passion for equitable representation in tech and her expertise in Agile practices, making her a respected voice and leader in both domains.

Paul Tevis

Paul Tevis is an executive coach, advisory consultant, and corporate trainer at Helping Improve LLC. As a coach, he supports CEOs, COOs, CTOs, VPs, and Directors to achieve bottom-line results. As a consultant, Paul advises senior leaders to deal with the human challenges of working in new ways. As a trainer, he helps organizations develop new skills to solve pressing problems through interactive workshops and training. He leads in-person and live online classes in leadership, change management, innovation & prototyping, and Agile & Lean product development.

Paul began his career as a software engineer and engineering manager. He has been using Agile methods for nearly two decades, and he led his first Agile adoption in 2010. Paul is an Organization & Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC), a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, and the holder of numerous Lean/Agile certifications. He is also an experienced improviser and a member of the Applied Improvisation Network, a worldwide organization devoted to bringing the collaborative tenets of theatrical improvisation from the performance stage to the larger world.