Santosh Kolhatkar

Over the last 20 years, as a seasoned Program Manager, Santosh has worked across multiple industries including Healthcare, Mobile Telecom, eCommerce, Payments and Networking. As a recognized Agile Coach for last 10 years, Santosh has worked with both Technical and Management teams to successfully adopt Agile/Scrum practices.

Santosh has coached and mentored over 200 teams including members of leadership and management teams to successfully adopt Agile/ Scrum practices. He recently led an Agile transformation of mid-size and Fortune 100 companies across both technical and non-technical organizations, to help them transform their business. Santosh is a thought leader on applying Agile principles in non-software business domains.

Santosh has a Masters in Mechanical engineering and Computer Science from Villanova University and Executive management training from leading business schools such as Wharton. He is a PMP certified, PMI-ACP, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum Master (SCM). He is an early evangelizer of the Agile Framework and has been a key contributor in Agile workshops and Meet-ups.

Santosh has a passion for tennis and golf, he and his Son try to beat each other every chance they get. He is also actively involved in Indian Cultural theater; he has acted and directed several plays. He has an eclectic taste in music from jazz, to both western and Indian classical to Pop. He is also a foodie with an adventurous twist.