Dr. Louis Taborda is passionate about positive changes in business, technology and society at large. Working across the program/project lifecycle for over 25 years, he is founder and managing consultant for the Alinement Network. Starting out a teacher, Louis “fell in love” with software development taking on a Teamleader role before rapidly advancing to become a System Architect and finally a Project Manager for complex, fixed-price defence systems. Setting up and working to ISO standards ingrained a whole-of-system perspective that saw him move into consulting on best practices to streamline the PM life-cycle Louis recently authored Enterprise Release Management: Agile Delivery of a Strategic Change Portfolio, expanding on his PhD research into managing change programs in complex environments. The low-ceremony governance processes that emerge take a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to managing a portfolio comprising multiple, interdependent projects. Having previously held senior roles including Chief Technologist and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) evangelist for a leading tool vendor, Louis is now working on a start-up developing Vubik, a platform that solves the portfolio execution puzzle.