Ovais Rehman
Full Name
Ovais Rehman
Job Title
Sr. Business Advisor
Speaker Bio
Ovais is a results-oriented business and technology professional with over a decade of experience in Agile and Waterfall environments. His diverse background in Energy, Retail, Healthcare, Government and Non-Profit sectors helps him inform, persuade and advise organizations on how to tackle unforeseen challenges, embrace disruptive change and embark on their digital transformation journey by leveraging agile and lean practices.

With a razor-sharp focus on business value, Ovais specializes in helping transition organizations from Waterfall to Agile methodologies while establishing best practices for business case development, business analysis, product development, project management and technology architecture.

Ovais's career highlights the intersection between business, technology, innovation and education. With his former experiences as a Developer, Scrum Master and Product Owner, Ovais helps advise organizations on leveraging the power of empowered and cross-functional teams as part of their agile journey.

In his most recent role, Ovais is a Business Advisor in Enbridge's Technology & Innovation Lab (T+IL). He is a vital part of a dynamic team responsible for training, coaching, and disseminating the Agile Mindset, Agile Frameworks and Agile ways of working across the enterprise.

Besides his training and coaching activities, Ovais is also a part of an active Scrum Team in Enbridge's Technology & Innovation Lab (T+IL). In his work with the Lab, Ovais leverages empiricism, continuous learning, experimentation and agile frameworks to help design and build advanced technology products that leverage big data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing to solve some of the energy industry's toughest challenges.

Outside of work, Ovais coaches and mentors College students, Business Analysts, Quality Assurance Analysts, Systems Analysts and Project Managers at Sheridan College on how they can leverage agile practices and processes. Deeply passionate about social causes such as poverty alleviation, literacy and gender empowerment, Ovais also volunteers his free time with local non-profit organizations to leverage agile analytics to unlock social innovation for societal impact.