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THE NEXT BIG THING

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PUBLISHED SPEAKERS (16/16)

TIME:

Tuesday 14.6.2022

12.15-12.55 CET

TOPIC:

Agile Strategy and Culture

Peter

Coesmans

Company:

Country:

Agile Business Consortium

United Kingdom

Chief Agility Officer

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.

TIME:

Tuesday 14.6.2022

13.10-13.50 CET

TOPIC:

Renewing public healthcare organization's IT capabilities without extra money

Teemu

Mäkelä

Company:

Country:

Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing

Finland

CIO

Digital transformation professional passionate about renewing health care and social services with modern technology. My interest areas: Digital transformation to adopt the benefits of new economy and modern technology, User Experience design to make IT services consumable for end users, Process automation with means solid data models and cognitive automation, Project and Program Management to ensure the success change, IT Value Chain with the whole range from strategy formulation to end user training, People and Team Leadership to empower others to succeed and Supplier partnerships for agile team sourcing and joint development road maps.

TIME:

Tuesday 14.6.2022

14.05-14.45 CET

TOPIC:

Actionable Strategy How-To

Tuukka

Smolander

Company:

Country:

Triari Ltd.

Finland

Development Leader, Advisor and Coach

I’m a digital product development leader, advisor and coach with years of experience helping international teams and top executives deliver results in the B2B cloud service, digital marketplace, and digital transformation space.

TIME:

Tuesday 14.6.2022

15.00-15.40 CET

TOPIC:

Anchoring agility within organization.

Miikka

Roine

Company:

Country:

Posti - eCommerce and Delivery Services

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 15.6.2022

12.15-12.55 CET

TOPIC:

Good Mood Business – reality or just sentences in corporate talks?

Alize

Hofmeester

Company:

Country:

Twinxter

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:

Wednesday 15.6.2022

14.05-14.45 CET

TOPIC:

Case: Roche Diagnostics

Esther

de Rooij

Company:

Country:

Roche Diagnostics the Netherlands

The Netherlands

General Manager

Esther is a purpose driven leader with a strong passion to improve healthcare. She started her career in science, but quickly discovered that the combination of science, business and people leadership was her sweet spot. She started with Roche Diagnostics in 2006 and quickly enlarged her leadership scope. In 2016 she became the general manager for the Roche Diagnostics in Denmark where she started a people led transformation. In 2019 she came back to the Netherlands as the General Manager of Roche Diagnostics the Netherlands. While the organization was supporting the customer and the Dutch healthcare with more than 20 innovative COVID solutions, the people-led transformation was done in a virtual environment. The result is a new business focus and at the same time a new way of working.

TIME:

Wednesday 15.6.2022

13.10-13.50 CET

TOPIC:

Beyond the challenges of building a growth culture – lessons learned.

Pinar

Kitapçı

Company:

Country:

Koç Finansman A.Ş

Turkey

CEO and Board Member

Yesim Pınar Kitapçı is the CEO and Board Member of Koçfinans, a pioneering financial services company in Turkey, specialised in consumer and SME lending. Pinar is an agile enthusiast, actively engaged in the transformation journey of Kocfinans towards business agility. In addition to her executive role, she holds 3 board membership positions in Turkey and is an AMP alumna of Harvard Business School.

TIME:

Wednesday 15.6.2022

15.00-15.40 CET

TOPIC:

Culture is key to the success? How is your organisations culture comparing to others?

Ben

Beavers

Company:

Country:

Jcurv

United Kingdom

Managing Consultant & Enterprise Agile Coach

Ben is a Senior Agile Specialist and Leader with more than ten years of combined experience driving full lifecycle of projects ranging in size, value and complexity as well as geographic location. Recognised for experience defining and delivering operational processes in alignment with Agile and structured methodologies. Advocate for business transformation in change-averse settings via promotion of Lean best practices. Passionate about working in challenging and complex environments providing opportunities for continued learning and professional development.

TIME:

Thursday 16.6.2022

12.15-12.55 CET

TOPIC:

Battles and challenges in organisational transformations - how to win those?

Arie

van Bennekum

Company:

Country:

Wemanity

The Netherlands

Co-author of the Agile Manifesto

Arie is a pragmatist who accommodates his pragmatism in structure, discipline, and common sense. He is not afraid to enter unknown paths and take risks. He has done this since his first days in health care, his time in the armed forces, and he continues to do so today. This has led to his special position as co-author of the Agile Manifesto. In the course of his Agile years Arie has become an expert in the field of business transformations towards Agile on the basis of strategic objectives and link this to very concrete objectives. He focuses on delivering value, bringing efficiency and creating support among stakeholders, through role and chain clarity based on the business model and the work priorities

TIME:

Thursday 16.6.2022

13.10-13.50 CET

TOPIC:

What may look like business agility, may or may not be, how it looks like

Mikko

Uosukainen

Company:

Country:

3stepIT Finland Oy

Finland

Head of Business Development

Mikko is Future minded business developer loving problems, alternatives & balance between uncertainty and sense of trust. He is Experienced facilitator, freelance actor, volunteer mediator in criminal and civil cases. Also, he is alpine skier and professional ski coach and wannabe garage band guitarist.

TIME:

Thursday 16.6.2022

14.05-14.45 CET

TOPIC:

Big Bang Transformation meets IBEO Automotive Systems - lessons learned.

Dr. Ulrich

Lages

Company:

Country:

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

Germany

Chief Executive Officer

Ulrich started his officer career at the German armed forces. Dr. Ulrich S. Lages studied mechanical engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg and holds a BBA from the GSBA Zurich as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland, USA. He founded Ibeo Automobile Sensor GmbH in 1998 and is co-founder of the Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. He heads the Ibeo’s Executive Board as CEO. Today Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH is a worldwide technology leader in the field of lidar sensors (acronym for Light Detection and Ranging), associated products, and software tools.

TIME:

Thursday 16.6.2022

15.00-15.40 CET

TOPIC:

Agile and beyond budgeting?

Steve

Morlidge

Company:

Country:

Satori Partners and Beyond Budgeting

United Kingdom

Director

Steve has 30 years’ practical experience in designing and running performance management systems in Unilever. A former chairman of the European Beyond Budgeting Round Table, he now works as a management thinker, writer and speaker. He published Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting in 2010, and The Little Book of Beyond Budgeting in 2017. He is on the editorial board of Foresight and is also a cofounder of CatchBull, a supplier of cutting-edge forecasting performance management software. Steve is a visiting fellow at Cranfield University, and has a PhD from Hull Business School. He completed his BA with honors, and he is a qualified management accountant (CIMA).

TIME:

Friday 17.6.2022

12.15-12.55 CET

TOPIC:

How does agile translate in the transformation program governance? Lessons learned.

Pascal

Smits

Company:

Country:

Philips

The Netherlands

Global Program Lead / Change Management

I build and lead global teams in developing, and implementing digital growth and transformation programs for corporations combined with operational business running. Taking a courageous approach to connect various departments to jointly work together seamlessly, advances the organization and its digital business results in a significant way. Foundational success factors I incorporate are a data driven approach, business-led roadmap and a robust company wide execution adopted at all levels and supported by Board Members.

20+ years of experience as a senior leader in Global Business Management, Marketing, Branding, Consultative Sales, Ecommerce and Business Transformation in Fortune 500 B2C and B2B companies in industries: Consumer Electronics, FMCG, Internet-and Telco, Downstream Oil, Retail, and Construction. Worked in corporate and market organizations (Netherlands, UK, US, Germany, Asia short period assignments). 'All level getting things done neophiliac', certified Black Belt | HBS and public speaker.

Always focused on inspiring and seeking to be inspired in the field of General Management, Digital Transformation and Ecommerce, feel free to reach out.

TIME:

Friday 17.6.2022

13.10-13.50 CET

TOPIC:

Age of the professional

Jan

Nieuweboer

Company:

Country:

Rabobank

The Netherlands

HR Innovation Manager

Jan Nieuweboer currently is the lead expert on Future of Work at Rabobank. In his role as an HR Innovation Manager, he is both a researcher, evangelist, project manager, and advisor on the impact of current and future developments on work. In his 30-year career in international consulting, and working for government and for-profit organisations, he has always been working in the cross-section between humans and technology. Recently, he was in charge of the research conducted at Rabobank on hybrid working, which has led to a decision from the Management Board to go full steam ahead on the hybrid working model in the bank.

TIME:

Friday 17.6.2022

14.05-14.45 CET

TOPIC:

Create change with the power of invitation

Sabine

Scheepstra

Company:

Country:

Marai

The Netherlands

Partner

Sabine is energetic transformation manager, advisor and entrepeneur with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry and a drive to share knowledge. She combines strategic insight with social skills, specializes in responsiveness, (digital) business change, creating movement and emergent leadership. She is also creative, curious and committed, with a Masters degree from Universiteit Utrecht

TIME:

Friday 17.6.2022

15.00-15.40 CET

TOPIC:

Business Agility requires New Leadership

Niels

Loader

Company:

Country:

Quint

The Netherlands

Partner & Principal Consultant

Helping leaders to get the most out of their enterprise transformations.
Goal: ensuring that everyone has access to high performance digital services, by building organizations that are truly responsive to their customers
Specialties: Leadership, Performance Improvement, Lean, DevOps, KPIs/Dashboards, Digital Strategy, Enterprise Agility.