Thought leadership

Gail is a recognized thought leader and published author with books on transformation, technology (AI, cybersecurity, cloud technologies, data), business strategy and board leadership. Her latest books, titled “Leading the Agile Enterprise – Volume 1 and 2” are treatises for leaders and organizations to lead transformation. Gail also has co-published multiple doctoral research studies, journal articles, and research briefs on technology leadership, strategy, digital transformation, AI, Cloud, sustainability, program management, and product management.

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Dr.Gail Ferreira

Gail is a forward thinking technology executive with experience creating at scale products and solutions. As a recognized thought leader, Gail has authored two books, and acted as a co-author for several other books, manuscripts, and publications. Gail has experience speaking at internationally recognized industry forums as a keynote speaker, panelist, and workshop speaker. 


Leading the Agile Enterprise

Vol 2, February 2021

Leading the Agile Enterprise

Vol 1, May 2017

The Refractive Thinker: Vol IX

Vol IX: Effective Business Practices in Leadership and Emerging Technologies: e-Chap6: Classroom to Boardroom: Emerging Technologies for Effective Presentations

The Refractive Thinker: Vol IV

Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization; Ch 8: Exploring the Transactional and Transformational Leadership Characteristics of Social Networking Communications

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol II

Research Methodology, Second Edition; Ch 9: AnExploration of New Paradigms for Research

Journal Articles

Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate DevOps Performance for Agile Teams, CM Crossroads

How to Use a Suggestion Box Effectively, Quartz Publications

Presentation History

HMG Strategy, October 17, 2023

Executive Panel Moderator: Visionary Leadership: Driving a Modern AI Enterprise and a Secure Digital Agenda

ISC2 East Bay Chapter, July 2023, Pleasanton, CA

Keynote – “Putting the “T” in Trust for Transformation”

Global CIO Institute, July 2023, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Keynote – “Connect the Dots: Linking Strategy to Execution”

Panel Discussion – The Future of IT Leadership

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence in Financial Services Live

March 2023

Finding your North Star: Using Principles to Transform Organizations

University of California, 2019 – 2022

Principle Based Leadership for Agile Leaders (2-day workshop)

 Scrum Professionals, November 2022 (virtual)

Finding your North Star to Transform Organizations

 Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM 29) (virtual), October 2022

Applied management and leadership in the digital age: transformation leadership challenges

Finfluenced Interview with Dr. Gail Ferreira: Empathic Banking Trends, 2021

ITSM Academy:

Webinar: Agile Transformation at Scale with Dr. Gail Ferreira

Agile Alliance Presentations

Show Me the Money! Defining Enterprise Value at Scale

Start your Engines! Accelerating DevOps Performance using Lean Metrics

Hoshin Kanri: Collaborating to Chart and Manage Strategies

Other Presentations:

Agile Fortune Cookie, 2019


Challenges with Multicultural Leadership for Project Managers: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study, Harrison Nnaji {University Reviewer}

Community Activities

Athena Alliance, April 2023 – Present

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