Steve Freeman is an independent software consultant. A pioneer of XP in the UK, Steve once led the largest XP team in the country. He chaired the first London XpDay, and has presented and been track chair at many of the international Agile conferences. Previously, he has worked in research labs (Xerox and Digital), software houses, consultancies, and has written shrink-wrap packages for IBM. Steve has degrees in Statistics and Music, and PhD from the University of Cambridge.