Our Instructors

Markanthony Akem

Markanthony Akem is the founder of Agileseventeen LLC and an accomplished professional with several years of industry experience in Business Analysis and Agile software development. As a change agent, he has engaged in the deployment of multi- million- dollar solutions across industry verticals resulting in strategic transformation and market positioning.

Born in England to Jonathan and Gloria Akem, Markanthony mostly grew up in Nigeria where he received his first degree in Economics. He later migrated to the United States to further his education and graduated from the University of Phoenix with an MBA 2009 while working as a Business Analyst on Agile teams.

His love for transformation propelled him to writing 6 publications in Agile with over 30 thousand readers world-wide.

Overall personal  improvement, learning and impacting people continues to be the centerpiece of Markanthony’s career  as the founder of Agileseventeen , an Agile coach and as a Business Analyst instructor. As a father and a husband, his core values revolve around integrity, humility and collaboration at all levels.

He is the lead Agile Coach and  instructor for Agileseventeen LLC.

Srinivas Guttula

Srinivas GRK (Srini) has a unique blend of Technology and Program Management experience. 

Before Digital Transformation Coaching, He managed Oracle Cloud Customer Development Programs in APAC and EMEA region. 

Recently he hired and managed a 290+ team for S&P Global at Ness Technologies as Program Director.

Srini wears many hats, and he is also an Oracle Certified and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)with close to 20 years of IT experience. 

After his Engineering, he did his Post Graduation in Marketing and Strategy from IIM Kozhikode.

Eric Freeman

Eric Freeman is a driven leader, strategist, Architect, Engineer and a catalyst in automation transformation, with a proven track record of organizational growth, exponential automation delivery, forecasting, effort estimation, leadership development, and currently a Sr. Transformation Lead Test Architect with a fortune 500 company in Columbus OH. Eric brings a wealth of experience in QA program management and certifications in automation testing, and manual testing.

Born and Raised in Iraq/Baghdad in 1987 with a huge passion for technology, learning and writing, he graduated with a bachelor in computer and software engineering from Baghdad in 2007, his first beginner’s job straight out of college was a Software engineer in a local hospital.

In 2008, Eric went for his master’s in information technology and made quite a progress. Later in 2011 started a new role with an American Military company dealing with military technology and equipment, through there he earned the opportunity to migrate to the United states and lived in Austin TX in 2013.

In 2019, Eric Joined Agileseventeen to drive the QA program for individuals in underserved markets looking to tool and re-tool. Eric is a pioneer instructor at Agileseventeen LLC

Zacchaeus Akinwale

Zacchaeus Akinwale is an outstanding professional with several years of industry experience in Information Technology, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.
He obtained a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Pure & Applied Physics from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. He brings 9 years of experience in Information Technology and maintains an unrelenting passion for digital innovation. He has designed and developed training programs on Computer Networking for students in Physics and Electronics Engineering and served in 2013, in the capacity of Director of ICT for a non-profit organization.
In 2017, he began to streamline his involvement in digital technology by serving as a volunteer and facilitator on Digital Innovation for a period of 2 months during the Netherlands Government Next Economy Initiative in Northern Nigeria. This same passion in 2018 compelled him to research and develop a free video-based course – “A non-technical Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and the future of work”. Which served to introduce topics such as Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics to the youths in his immediate environment.

Zacchaeus is a Microsoft Certified Business Intelligence Analyst using Power BI for Data Preparation, Modeling, Visualization, Analytics and Management to drive business insight and value for organizations. His career goal is to leverage data-driven solutions for productivity and insights to unlock hidden value in organizational processes. This has fueled his passion and advocacy over the years in the use of data-driven approach to scaling social impact. He has also written a few articles on Data Analytics, Future of work and automation.

Zacchaeus remains nimble to change and values excellence & integrity as a virtue.