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THE NEXT BIG THING

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PUBLISHED SPEAKERS (19/19)

TIME:

Tuesday 2.11.2021

13.15-14.00 CET

TOPIC:

In search for the right agile framework

Henny

Portman

Company:

Portman PM(O) Consultancy

Country:

The Netherlands

Consultant, coach, trainer, speaker, author and blogger

Henny Portman, is owner of Portman PM(O) Consultancy has 40 years of experience in the project management domain. He was the project management office (PMO) thought leader within NN Group and responsible for the introduction and application of the PMO methodologies (portfolio, programme and project management) across Europe and Asia. He trains, coaches and directs (senior) programme, project and portfolio managers and project sponsors at all levels, and built several professional (PM(O) communities.
Henny Portman is accredited in a variety of qualifications, including P3O, PRINCE2, MSP, MoP, PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, AgilePgM and AgileSHIFT trainer and a SPC4 SAFe consultant and trainer. He is a P3M3 trainer and assessor and PMO Value Ring Certified Consultant (PMO Global Alliance). On behave of IPMA, he assesses mega and large projects for the IPMA Project Excellence Award. In addition to this, he is an international speaker and author of many articles and books in the PM(O) field and blogger (hennyportman.wordpress.com).

TIME:

Tuesday 2.11.2021

14.15-15.00 CET

TOPIC:

Battling and Balancing Tensions During Transformation

Katie

Taylor

Company:

Agile Business Consortium

Country:

United Kingdom

Chair

Katie spent many years as a self-employed consultant, working on a wide range of projects for the likes of British Aerospace, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), British Gas and Astra Zeneca. She specialised in enabling communication between different levels of staff, especially during times of radical change. Currently, Chair at The Agile Business Consortium, the Professional Body to Advance Business Agility Worldwide. We believe “work doesn’t work” for many people who are not engaged – we are part of the movement to make a positive change.

TIME:

Tuesday 2.11.2021

15.15-16.00 CET

TOPIC:

EVOLVEMENT OF BUSINESS AGILITY; you don't know where to go, unless you know how we got here

Jeroen Venneman

Frederik Schukken

Company:

Agile Consortium

Country:

The Netherlands

Agile Transformation consultant / coach, chair and Agile Transformation consultant / coach, Boardmember

Jeroen is chair of the Agile Consortium. He also organizes different agile events and is a valued speaker on the subject. Jeroen is author of the books: "Agile FOCUS in governance" and "Agile - a pocket guide for responsive organizations", created the DSDM suitcase, is co-creator of the DSDM game and the Agile Leadership game and writer of different articles.

​Jeroen has made it his mission to bring Agile to the organization level. He has a lot of experience in taking it out of the ICT domain, making the connection with the business and the transformation of the staff departments like HR, Finance and Risk. He is a Certified ScrumMaster, Product Owner, DSDM practitioner, PRINCE2 Practitioner, Agile Practitioner, Agile Master, Lean Green Belt, certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC), certified LeSS practitioner and examinator for the Agile Master Certificate

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.

TIME:

Wednesday 3.11.2021

13.15-14.00 CET

TOPIC:

Strategy driven development – the fundamentals

Teemu

Toivonen

Company:

Triari Oy

Country:

Finland

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

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.

TIME:

Wednesday 3.11.2021

14.15-15.00 CET

TOPIC:

Pace Layers of an Agile Organization - Case Parcel & eCommerce, Posti Ltd

Miikka

Roine

Company:

Parcel & eCommerce, Posti Ltd

Country:

Finland

Head of Online Development

Miikka has already 15 years of experience with agility and is currently heading the online channel development in Posti. He is passionate about the means and way a business can continuously react to the frequently changing needs and surrounding conditions. He also loves to talk about different layers of an agile organization.

TIME:

Wednesday 3.11.2021

15.15-16.00 CET

TOPIC:

Customer-centric development in the Finnish Digital Agency

Esa

Keränen

Company:

Finnish Digital and Population Data Services Agency

Country:

Finland

Development Portfolio Manager

Experienced ICT professional and team leader who is specialized in Agile Portfolio Management and methodologies. I have strong and diverse experience in project and program management, Agile methodologies, and IT Service Management. Skilled in Quality management and standards.

TIME:

Wednesday 3.11.2021

16.15-16.45 CET

TOPIC:

Agile Portfolio Management – Helping organizations deliver their strategy in a 21st century volatile world

Barbara

Roberts

Company:

Independent Consultant

Country:

United Kingdom

Agile Transformation Coach

Barbara Roberts has been actively involved in Agile from its inception. Barbara is a signatory of the Agnostic Agile Oath, and believes strongly that choosing the right agile approach, or combination of agile approaches is a key factor for success. She has published a white paper “Agile Wars and How to Avoid Them” to support this viewpoint. She was an early adopter for one of the first agile methods, DSDM, which was developed based on the UK complex corporate environment. She was also a director of the Agile Business Consortium (previously known as the DSDM Consortium) for over 20 years. Creation of Agile Project Management (AgilePM) was Barbara’s original idea, and since its launch this has surpassed 100,000 exams. Barbara is well-known for her pragmatic, common-sense approach to agile, and has led many successful agile transformations with organizations from all business sectors, often in highly regulated environments.

Barbara continues to drive the effective use of agile in the complex corporate arena, most recently leading the team creating Agile Portfolio Management.

TIME:

Wednesday 3.11.2021

16.15-16.45 CET

TOPIC:

Creating a culture of collaboration

Ulla

Mattila

Company:

Tikkurila Corporation

Country:

Finland

Marketing Director

An experienced marketing leader with a passion for helping customers, building enjoyable customer experiences, and utilizing the full potential of marketing digitalization. On a continuous journey of developing as a leader, a professional, and an individual.

TIME:

Thursday 4.11.2021

13.15-14.00 CET

TOPIC:

#PEOPLE - Accelerate a purpose driven future from the heart of your system

Alize

Hofmeester

Company:

Twinxter

Country:

The Netherlands

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

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.

TIME:

Thursday 4.11.2021

14.15-15.00 CET

TOPIC:

BESTSELLER IT’s journey towards agility – maybe there is an i in teams after all.

Anne

Engholm

Company:

Bestseller

Country:

Denmark

Senior HR Business Partner

Maybe it is my curiosity and my interest in other people that got me into HR some 14 years ago? Since then, I’ve worked across different industries and with many different kinds of people at all levels. Our dialogues and collaboration around needs, challenges and their abilities to grow and end up exceeding even their own expectations, have made me realize how passionate I am about moving people. I always take my offset in the business strategy and am highly motivated by working close to the business constantly striving to build organisations, competences, and people capable of reaching the business goals. All my work is deeply rooted in a people perspective, and there is no doubt that I excel when I get to move, change, and develop - be it organisations, culture or people. Since 2018, when I joined BESTELLER IT as Senior PEOPLE Business Partner, I have worked agile in the best sense of the word - and I have learned that agile is not only a way of working but a mindset and a way of living. As one of my great teachers once said: "you can work 100% Scrum without being agile at all" - today I know that it is so true!

TIME:

Thursday 4.11.2021

15.15-16.00 CET

TOPIC:

People focused change – The gentle Transition. Case OVB

Harald

Wild

Company:

OVB Vermögensberatung AG

Country:

Germany

Board Member COO/CFO

Harald Wild has over 20 years of experience in various areas of IT, business development and finance. 10 years as founder and managing director in the healthcare sector in the areas of software development, multi-project management, network technology and another 10 years in various management positions in the insurance environment. Since 2021 Harald Wild is member of the board (COO/CFO) at OVB Vermögensberatung AG.

He has repeatedly accompanied teams and companies in their agile transitions, since 2005 and drove the agile transition of the Association of Private Health Insurance in Germany, in the areas of human resources, finance, central purchasing and IT.

TIME:

Thursday 4.11.2021

16.15-16.45 CET

TOPIC:

Agile people coach - an alternative career for HR and managers in the future of work

Pia-Maria

Thoren

Company:

Agile People AB

Country:

Sweden

Agile People Coach, Inspiration Director, Keynote Speaker & Author

She was perhaps the first person in the world to link the terms “Agile” and “HR”. Now it’s becoming clear that Pia-Maria Thorén is the pioneer of a fast-growing global movement – Agile People.

As Inspiration Director for her company, Pia-Maria is a key influencer in Agile HR, Leadership and Motivation, a popular guest at conferences, and participates in numerous interviews on podcasts and blogs. In a personal, informal way – Scandinavian style – she makes it very clear that leadership needs to change.

She talks about a new leadership role, The Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work. In the future of work, we need a totally different Leadership style that let people make mistakes and learn from them. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and personal motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces.

She is the author of Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees) and Agile People Principles – Your Call to Action for the Future of Work.

TIME:

Thursday 4.11.2021

16.15-16.45 CET

TOPIC:

Dimensions of self-management

Lare

Lekman

Company:

Lekman Consulting

Country:

Finland

Agile Trainer & Coach

Working as an Agile Trainer & Coach, my mission is to help organisations succeed with products, processes, and people. Freelancing since 2010, I have trained and coached more than 100 organisations in 10 countries, from small start-ups to governmental agencies and listed international giants.

I value true agile leadership and self-managing professional teams, so that team members are highly engaged, and have everything it takes to satisfy the customer (through timely and continuous delivery of valuable products and services). Unnecessary complexity and pseudo-agility make me uncomfortable.

TIME:

Thursday 4.11.2021

16.15-16.45 CET

TOPIC:

Agile @Recruiting

José

Laborinho

Company:

Findhu, Ltda

Country:

Portugal

CEO/Manager

Start-up founder and managing director in the human resources and technology industry.
Has more than 20 years of experience (international, EMEA) in the HR sector.
José Laborinho is skilled in the all the HR business related affairs and domains all operational milestones in a HR department.

José is a close follower of how the training and adoption of new work methodologies impacts in teams’ performance and how the HR performance as key element, creates value to the whole corporation and market. José has a degree in economics and a pos-graduation in marketing management and added specific certifications, aiming team management developments, such has, CSM, CSPO, Management 3.0, LSP, Agile RH, etc.

TIME:

Friday 5.11.2021

13.15-14.00 CET

TOPIC:

Lessons learned from organisational transformations – Do´s and dont´s

Peter

Coesmans

Company:

Agile Business Consortium

Country:

The Netherlands

Chief Agility Officer

Peter Coesmans currently is the Chief Agility Officer of the Agile Business Consortium. As a programme manager for sustainable improvements, he has been working in High Tech, Food, Energy, Government, Education and other areas, leading organisations to improve their primary processes by supporting their talented people. Over the last years his focus has been on sustainability. Peter has been involved in agility long before the manifesto was developed and is a leading speaker worldwide. Based on his experience, Peter was lead author for IPMA’s programme management standard (ICB4), author of ABC’s agile portfolio management, and he is long time judge and lead assessor for the IPMA awards. While seeing benefits in standards and methods, he is strongly people and culture oriented. And he plays bass guitar.

TIME:

Friday 5.11.2021

14.15-15.00 CET

TOPIC:

An agile coach approach for a mature organization. Case ING

Catharina

Adriaans

Company:

ING

Country:

The Netherlands

Centre of Expertise Lead Agile Coaching COO Risk & Finance at ING

Catharina Adriaans has over ten years of experience in implementing Agile transitions at ING. In the last three years she was active as Head Center of Expertise Agile Coaching, leading a team of over 25 internationally operating Agile Coaches transforming multiple departments into the ING Agile Way of Working. At the moment Catharina is implementing the Hybrid way of working in the Corporate Domains of ING. Catharina has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry. She is a certified Executive Individual & Team Coach (Free University) and certified Systemic Transition Coach.

TIME:

Friday 5.11.2021

15.15-16.00 CET

TOPIC:

An agile journey to agility: retrospective 208. Case Fidelidade

Isabel

Reis

Company:

Fidelidade

Country:

Portugal

Head of Office for Business Agility

I’ve always been in love with people and what they can accomplish. That is why I always treasured a good transformation and why I was so impressed when I first knew about Agile!

I currently work as the Head of Business Agility for Fidelidade where we aim to empower our people to transform our company. At Fidelidade we try to do that by disseminating new ways of working, training our people, contributing to the change of our organizational culture and so much more. It’s particularly encouraging to do that in a company that truly has its heart in the right place and everyone works for the superior good.

Previously, I was a management consultant for 15 years where I developed the clear picture that transformations can’t be done by imposition – it has to be a combination of mind, heart and hands.

I’m a happy person that vibrates with what I do. I’m an avid reader, deeply spiritual and a long time surfer and yoga practitioner.

TIME:

Friday 5.11.2021

16.15-16.45 CET

TOPIC:

Building new habits for continuous improvements?

Håkan

Forss

Company:

Flow Behave

Country:

Sweden

Senior Lean & Agile Enterprise Coach

I am a Lean and Agile Enterprise coach, international speaker, and author with over 15 years of experience. I coach, mentor, and teach lean and agile methods to organisations, leaders, and teams. I have a passion for helping organisations develop their ability to continuously learn and improve. My focus is Lean and Agile Management coaching.

TIME:

Friday 5.11.2021

16.15-16.45 CET

TOPIC:

Hacking Procurement via Agile Values & Principles

Mirko

Kleiner

Company:

Lean-Agile Procurement (LAP)

Country:

Switzerland

Thought leader in lean-agile procurement and Agile Enterprise Coach

Mirko Kleiner is thought leader in lean-agile procurement, international speaker, author, co-founder Flowdays, agile enterprise coach, CIPS award winner 2018, certified scrum@scale trainer.
I used to be a manager, co-developing young culture to an intern. software sourcing provider with 200+ employees in 6 countries. During scaling agile in 2006 we made all mistakes you could imagine. Overcoming these challenges, we increased productivity by +200% and customer-& employee satisfaction. As a former leader of big eCommerce programs, I also know the challenges of agile teams, scrum masters, product owners and stakeholders at first hands.
Today in everything I do I'm looking for an integral, co-creative approach to increase business value significantly +100%. As an Agile Enterprise Coach, I enjoy the collaboration with persons from all levels, industries, and company sizes. I prefer starting on the C-level, as this has the biggest sustainable business impact. Allow me to question your STATUS QUO, or we will BOTH be wasting our time