We’re excited to announce that Pete Deemer has joined us at Calcey as Advisor. A familiar face within the Agile software community, Pete has spent many years in Silicon Valley building products and leading teams. He played a pivotal role as VP of product development at Yahoo! after serving as SVP at c|net Networks. Oh, and he also co-founded the award-winning website GameSpot.
In recent years, Pete has dedicated himself to promote Scrum and Agile development. He is the founder and CEO of GoodAgile, which has offices in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and India, and is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductory texts on Agile development. Pete was Chairman of the Scrum Alliance in 2016 and served on its Board of Directors from 2012-2017.
“We are delighted to welcome Pete into the Calcey family. The standards set in the Valley are regarded THE benchmark for software development. Pete’s appointment will help us keep our processes and engineering practices world-class through the next phase of our growth” said Mangala Karunaratne, founder and CEO of Calcey Technologies.
A proud alumnus of Harvard University, Pete also studied computer science at Stanford University and neuroscience at King’s College London. Pete has spent a number of years as adjunct faculty at the University of California Berkeley, most recently at the Haas School of Business, and has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore since 2010.
“Having seen what Calcey has accomplished over the last 18 years, I’m very excited to help Mangala and the team grow and evolve the business even further. Moreover, Calcey’s ability to stick to its refreshingly honest principles and deliver world-class software from its beautiful innovation park in Colombo, is a testament to both Calcey’s future potential as well as that of Sri Lanka!”, Pete added.