CORE TEAM

PETER COESMANS

Chief Agility Officer

Organisation: Agile Business Consortium

Country: The United Kingdom

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Peter Coesmans is Chief Agility Officer of the Agile Business Consortium – the not-for-profit professional body for business agility co-organising Business Agility Europe. Peter serves as a thought leader for this organisation that has been working on agility since the early 1990’s.
 
He has led business transformations, agile and non-agile, in many organisations, ranging from food, government, local government, energy and high tech. Prior to this role, Peter was mainly involved in sustainability transformations. In this event, he will share updates on agile strategy, while also shining a light on specific agile organisations and transformations. He is an accomplished international speaker.

ALIZE HOFMEESTER

People & Transformation Leader, Author of ‘Purpose Driven People’

Organisation: Twinxter
Country: The Netherlands

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As a passionate People & Change Executive, Alize Hofmeester helps organisations to stay relevant to their customers, by reshaping their future way of working and facilitating a fresh mindset that leads to companywide flow and business agility.

Alize is considered a true visionary and thought leader in the field of business agile transformations. By unlocking the infinite human potential within an organisation, she is able to ignite new ways of working and thinking in large and complex organisations.

After a successful career in banking, management consulting, healthcare and recruitment Alize started a new chapter as founder of Twinxter and creator of the People Journey Circle©. She now actively advises and coaches boardroom leaders and transformation teams on mindset, leadership and the people side of change. She is widely renowned for her inspirational keynote speeches and coach- and training sessions for people on forthcoming changes in mindset and related business agile transformations.

 

SAMULI KARJALAINEN

Team Coordinator 

Organisation: Business Agility Europe
Country: Estonia

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For all of my working life, I have been active in the field of professional events, as well as sales and marketing. I have organised and led about 120–150 professional events in my life, ranging from a small event for 100 people to international events for more than 1,000 people. I have been involved in organising a wide variety of different thematic events: project management, agile, business development, HR, energy, etc.

I have always liked to organise events, mainly due to the networks and various experts and professionals connected to them. Events are a very good ‘tool’ for openly sharing best practices and lessons between organisations. I am confident that people and organisations will continue to share lessons and experiences to help each other move forward faster. 

I believe that the best learning always happens together and in networks. Of course, you can do a lot alone, but when I do things alone, it just gets boring.

FREDERIK SCHUKKEN

Coach, Board member

Organisation: Agile Consortium
Country: The Netherlands

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Frederik is board member of the Agile Consortium. He also works as a Transformation Consultant / Coach at Rabobank in The Netherlands. Currently he is a member of the Chapter Agile Transformation at the bank. In his role as lead Coach for Tribes he is actively involved with the design and implementation of the scaling agile framework Simplify@Scale within the organization.


Before he joined Rabobank, Frederik worked ten years for the Quintgroup as Principal Consultant. Helping organizations adopting Lean and Agile principles, he started the DASA DevOps initiative and has chaired many events during his time at Quint. Frederik studied Business management at the university of Groningen. He fluent in Dutch and English.

TEEMU TOIVONEN

Co-Founder of Triari, creator of the Lean Digitalisation Framework

Organisation: Triari Oy  Country: Finland

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I have been working with digitisation and Lean and Agile for about twenty years. For the last 10 years, my focus has been on service organisations. I am the chief author of the LEAD framework (Lean Digitalisation), which is a model of business agility for service organisations. I am passionate about learning and experimentation. I also like to share my learning in conferences, articles, and by having interesting discussions over coffee.

My strengths are:

• the ability to analyse situations and understand what is essential

• innovative ideas and the courage to approach situations from a different perspective

• the ability to coach, facilitate, and lead change in organisations

I have a pragmatic perspective on things – I enjoy discovering things that work in the real world and like to challenge dogmatic viewpoints about everything, including Agile. I have experience in both the private and public sector.

My areas of focus and interest: Agile strategy and portfolio management, service design, Agile architecture, Lean processes, continuous improvement (Toyota Kata), creative problem solving (TRIZ), management and leadership practices, scaling Agile, transformation and change.