Israel Gat is recognized as the architect of the Agile transformation at BMC Software. Under his leadership, BMC software development increased Scrum users from zero to 1,000 in four years. His executive career has spanned top technology companies, including IBM, Microsoft, Digital and EMC. He led the development of products such as BMC Performance Manager and Microsoft Operations Manager, enabling the two companies to move on to the next generation of system management technology. Israel is also well versed in growing smaller companies and has held advisory and venture capital positions for companies in new, high-growth markets.
Israel is currently focusing on enterprise level Agile deployments. His activities in this space include consulting on R&D transformation, coaching executives on how to implement Agile, and developing business designs that take full advantage of Agile methods.
Israel has a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the Israeli Institute of Technology and an MBA from Clark University. In addition to publishing with the Cutter Consortium, he posts frequently in The Agile Executive and tweets as agile_exec. Israel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.