2016 Supporters

Supporters, not sponsors

Organisations that join LAST Conference are Supporters and not sponsors. They primarily are involved in LAST because they believe in assisting the agile community in Australia. They also happen to be great, agile places to work or supply products or services that can help companies achieve greater agility.

If you would like to support the practitioner communities in Sydney and Melbourne, please contact us

Passionate Supporters 

LAST’s Passionate Supporters are the superfans of the lean and agile community in Australia. 

CA Technologies

CA Technologies (formerly Rally) has supported LAST since our first year in 2012.

CA have been strong advocates in the use of Agile for over a decade which can be seen through the evolution of RallyDev, a recognised leader, as an ALM tool. We remain committed to changing the way in which organisations work by bringing business agility to the forefront in how future success while be achieved. Our tools and services are focused on integrating agility from the strategic drivers of an organisation through to the tasks within a story. We are committed and excited to support our customers in changing the way they operate to provide value.

We have supported LAST Conference since the beginning and are delighted to have the opportunity to support this conference as a Passionate Supporter. We are excited about the conversations and energy that will be part of the 2 days  and look forward to talking with each and everyone of you. Visit our table and experience the ways in which CA wants to support your agile ambitions.

CA Technologies


Aconex is the #1 cloud platform managing information and processes on the world’s largest projects, such as the Venetian Macau resort, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Panama Canal Expansion, Dubai Metro, Sydney Opera House, and more.
With over $1 trillion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, $100m in revenue, and 700 employees in 25 countries, Aconex is hiring great people to help continue its exciting growth.

For exciting career opportunities check out our careers site at Aconex Careers


Tabar are a group of Australian lean, agile practitioners who work together to help clients work with more agility. They also work with renowned experts such as Alistair Cockburn ad Jurgen Appelo.

LAST founders, Ed and Craig have been involved with Tabar for several years.


Supporters - 2 days


REA Group have supported LAST in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, they are Supporters of both days of LAST Conference Melbourne.

REA Group is a multinational digital advertising company specialising in property. Today, we have digital real estate sites and investments in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. Our flagship site is realestate.com.au, which is the leading property portal in Australia.Everything we do is driven by our purpose, ‘empowering people by making property simple, efficient and stress free’ – from product innovation to our international investments.

We believe our competitive advantage comes from the knowledge, collaboration and creativity of our employees, as well as our passion for researching and investing in new technology to help transform how people find and engage with property. Read more about our team's use of Ruby and other cool technologies on our Tech Blog.

Paper cut

Papercut are supporting LAST for the very first time in 2016!

As a group we're proud of what we've achieved. Founded by two young software developers back in 1998, the youthful passion and start-up culture remains just as strong with us today. What drives us is very different to the corporate companies:

We have a purpose - It's not about profits and business metrics. It's about building strong long lasting relationships.

After 17 years we still have our first employees, first resellers, and first customers. Our success is not measured by a balance sheet, but instead by the impact we've had across 50 million end-users, 180 countries, and 50,000 organizations, ... and the trillions of pages we've saved.

Our secret - At PaperCut everyone is a trained coffee barista (so we've got that to fall back on if this software thing does not work out :-). Each day we stand around the espresso machine sharing ideas on how to be ...
  • Engineering Focused
  • Customer Driven
  • Nimble and Flexible
  • Quality Always
  • Fuelled by Coffee

Supporters - Thursday


Zen Ex Machina are supporting LAST for the very first time in 2016 AND they are buying you a drink on Thursday night!

ZXM uses 21st century, digital, agile techniques to understand complicated business problems. Beginner's Mind and minimalism is always at the forefront of our thinking and our practice.

Zen Ex Machina


elabor8 have returned to support LAST again.

At Elabor8, we believe disruption creates opportunity, and that the best ideas, products and service come from for-
ward thinking and adaptive companies.

We show companies how to innovate and lead by: gaining clarity and insight into their environment; building coherence and adaptability into their processes; and developing the capabilities they need to succeed.

We provide services in customer research and analysis; bespoke methods and consulting in innovation, product design and software delivery; organisational transformation and coaching in lean and agile.


Academic Supporter

Swinburne University

Swinburne University of Technology is a diverse institution offering professionally recognised university degrees and courses for local & international students. Thank you for the support since 2012!

Swinburne University

…other companies that have supported LAST over its history include, Redbubble, elabor8, Kiandra IT, Readify, Neuland, Pearson, IBM, 3M Post-it notes, Epic Agile and Agile Bench.