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Director of Collaboration Superpowers
Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable – if you do it right. Her company, Collaboration Superpowers, shares just how to do it right in a variety of formats:
- Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely — Successfully — for Individuals, Teams, and Managers
- Speaking engagements and webinars
- Work Together Anywhere workshops
- Weekly podcasts featuring interviews with remote-working experts
- Bi-monthly newsletter
- Guest appearances at Pilar Orti’s 21st-Century Work Life podcasts
Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences and Meetups all over the world to a TEDx talk on the theme Unbox the Future in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her workshop clients include Air France, ING, CrossKnowledge (Wiley), Rabobank, and Saint-Gobain. In January 2018, both the Collaboration Superpowers podcast and the 21st-Century Work Life podcast series were deemed among the Best Remote Work Podcasts by Workplaceless. Lisette is also the office manager for the 100 percent remote company Happy Melly, a global professional happiness association dedicated to helping people be happier at work.
Professor Trost has since many years been regarded as one of the best-known and leading thought leaders in human resources management. He has been teaching and researching at the Business School of Furtwangen University in Germany since 2005. For many years, he has successfully advised companies of all sizes and industries on strategic human resource management issues. Dr. Armin Trost is not only known as an author of numerous articles and books, but also as an internationally sought-after speaker at renowned congresses. He recently published the game changing book “Human Resources Strategies. Balancing Stability and Agility in Times of Digitization”.
Mary Poppendieck’s first job was programming the #2 Electronic Switching System at Bell Labs in 1967. She programmed minicomputers to control high energy physics experiments at the University of Wisconsin during the 1970’s. Moving to 3M, Mary developed digital systems to control roll-goods processes, spearheaded one of the first Just-in-Time production systems in the company, and led new product development teams which commercialized products ranging from digital controllers to lighting systems. Upon retiring from 3M in 1998, Mary was surprised to discover that the typical software development process was quite different than the engineering-inspired approach she had found effective with control systems. So she wrote the now-classic book: Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit, proposing an approach which focuses on consumers, respects software engineers, concentrates on learning, and leverages flow.
Mary is a popular writer and speaker. Sequels of her first book include Implementing Lean Software Development: from Concept to Cash, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point and The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right.
Arie is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. He has done this from his very early days in the healthcare and the military forces up to where he is today.
This eventually led to being one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and expert in the area of Agile Project Management, team facilitation, Agile techniques and user involvement.
Over the years Arie has become an expert in international Agile transformations. He has developed models for organizational competencies, the transformation process, coaching types and other topics which facilitate an Agile transformation, a not so easy job. He has created a team around him of highly skilled Agilists with various profiles from technical development coaches to psychologists to support the human and organizational aspects of the transformation.
Believe in his team, facilitating them to reach for their best combined with client and end user involvement has his focus when he speaks, presents, demonstrates and lectures about Agile as thought leader of Wemanity, as chair of the Agile Consortium International, lecturer at Universities and presents at conferences.
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Jenni Jepsen works as a transformation advisor at Denmark-based goAgile. She helps people transform organizations to create lasting change. Jenni is recognized for her work in change leadership and Agile ways of working. She integrates neuroscience concepts into her coaching, training and sparring with leaders at every level. She's also an author of the new book: TOGETHER - how leaders involve & engage people to get great things done (out Fall 2020).
Thomas is a passionate agile practitioner from the Netherlands with years of experience in distributed teamwork. He works as a professional Scrum Master at Hiper, and as an independent workshop facilitator. A former front-end developer and occasional quiz master, Thomas divides his time between Amsterdam and Kaunas. He is the co-founder of Agile Camp NL and his weekly Scrum/facilitation newsletter is called The Backlog.
Enterprise Agile Coach
Bob is an Enterprise Agile coach with over 30 years global IT experience. Expert at guiding organisations through the Agile journey to deliver complex, high value projects, and develop high performing teams. Promotes continuous learning, creating an environment focused on transparency, mastery and innovation.
Bob Willis has held most roles in the IT industry over the past 30 years, from development, testing and training, to solution architecture and database administration. In the last 15 years he shifted his focus to Agile delivery.
Since then he has worked with DSDM, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Scrum@Scale, DAD and LeSS and developed Agile and Scaled Agile training. Bob is part of the IBM European Agile Centre of Competence and provides enterprise coaching at all levels within an organisation. He is part of the first cohort of 30 Scrum Trainers selected by Jeff Sutherland to teach Scrum through Scrum Inc.. Bob is a regular conference speaker, most recently presenting at the DevDays conference in Azerbaijan and at Liberty Global Agile conference in Amsterdam
Kavi Guppta has been writing and speaking about the Future of Work for the past six years. His thoughts can be found in Forbes, The Harvard Business Review, TEDx, and more. Kavi also drives Culture & Growth for Strategyzer, a fully remote organization with team members across 11 countries.
Rethinking an organization in an Agile manner is a challenge that affects every organizational aspects and is surrounded by risks that must be appropriately managed. Beyond the used methodologies and frameworks, the goal is always to develop a mindset that allows the organization to " stand on their own feet" and embrace antifragility. In this talk we will describe a concrete transformation experience in a company working on the medical sector, with the operational office in Italy, and how it has been completely revolutionized. We will talk about successful changes and the less fortunate experiments, how the company developed its Way of Working (WoW) in agile manner, even going so far as to reorganize of the internal physical spaces. We will also take a look at how the aspects of the Program were developed: from the Portfolio to the Risk Management System, up to the revision of the Quality procedures.
I had an opportunity to build the account twice and would like to share my challenges, successes and lessons learned.
First go: when I was a new and got to deal with what I found (new to Zenitech, new to client, new to the role)
Then Covid-19 stroked and our client decided to go to furlough (i.e. all projects were put on hold, teams were disbanded for unknown period)
Second go: the client came back with a short notice and I had to ramp up the account again, taking into account the challenges/lessons learned (still work in progress)
With several years of experience in different industries I engage with organisations into learning and experimenting what agility means for their context. From an idea to implementing products and services, the intention at the heart of my work is to co-create new narratives for a more hospitable future and to transform work into a learning experience.
Pascal works at agile42 and coaches individuals, teams, organisations and leaders as part of the agile42 coaches community. He has a long background as an agile project manager/scrum master/facilitator of various developments in size and type for almost two decades. His focus is on people and practical approaches in order to deliver value. Since 2014 a co-organiser of Agile Finland’s coaching circle in Helsinki and an active member of the Agile Finland community.
Dmitry Emelyanov is from Moscow, Russia and works as an Agile coach. He worked in different business areas and fond of growing independent self-learning teams. His strongest skill – working with people and facilitating group discussions. Dmitry came from classic project management and ability to view the whole process from the very beginning up to the end and bringing the most valuable enhancement. Dmitry is sure that most of common IT issues comes from misunderstanding of individuals and groups. He often acts as a speaker on local professional conferences. Dmitry fond of extreme sports – martial arts, trampoline and etc.
Professional Certified Coach
Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) & Certified Agile Leadership Educator (CALE) by the Scrum Alliance — Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.
Angel is an energetic and forward-thinking Agile coach specializing in leadership development and organizational agility. His pragmatism and experience in organizational coaching and Business Agility are the driving forces behind his methods. Throughout his 14+ years of hands-on experience as a coach, trainer, and mentor, Angel has provided expert guidance to organizations and Agile leaders in North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Angel’s contribution has been celebrated at ING, where he has performed as the first Agile Champion at ING Spain and chairman of the Global ING Agile Experts Group since 2010. He has also supported companies from more than 40 countries, contributing to the Agile journeys of King, Toyota, Falabella, Banco de Chile, Roche, BBVA, Sunhotels, and the PZU Group. Angel holds the Scrum Alliance’s three highest-level certifications in the field: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer), CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach), and CALE (Certified Agile Leadership Educator).
Angel is also a PCC (Certified Professional Coach) by the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), certified specialist in team coaching and systemic leadership, licensed NLP Practitioner, Management 3.0 facilitator, and TTI-certified Behaviour and Motivation Analyst.
In addition, Angel teaches video game production at ESNE (University School of Design, Innovation, and Technology, Madrid) and innovation and design thinking at La Salle University, Barcelona. He has participated as a speaker at more than 60 international conferences and Agile events worldwide and has been a significant contributor to the international Agile community since 2009.
Inga is a senior manager with more than 20 years experience in Banking industry. For the last 3 years she is leading Products and Channels development organization in SEB bank in Baltics. Her previous experience includes various positions within Finance, Treasury, PMO functions as well as Management Board member position in SEB Estonia.
Inga is passionate about people and how to make things work. Together with Birutė Beniušytė, Head of IT in SEB Baltics, she is leading Agile Transformation journey within Business Development and IT Development organization located in 3 countries.
Birutė is a senior manager leading IT organization in SEB bank in the Baltics. IT is integral part of the bank were close collaboration with other units is key success factor to achieve common goals. She was always part of IT and being in different positions she gained wide experience how constantly to improve way of working and how to run organization through the change. Sometimes people are saying even her second name could be “Change”. Today she as Head of IT is leading Agile transformation journey together with Inga Ruduša, Head of Products and Channels development in SEB Baltics. Agile is not just a buzzword for them and they took a challenge to start from themselves and their management teams and drive Agile transformation in Agile way, using Scrum principles
Thierry de Pauw is an Engineer at the fintech startup PaxFamilia.
On the side, he founded ThinkingLabs where he advises organisations in the adoption of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
Thierry is a lean software engineer, junior ops engineer, CI/CD advocate and jack-of-all-trades with a passion to help teams create meaningful IT systems, having a keen eye for code quality and the IT delivery process, from customer interaction to continuous delivery. Instead of balancing quality & delivery, he believes and practices that better quality is actually a way to more and better deliveries.
Tobias started his career as a freelance web developer in 1997, and has since worked on hundreds of projects in many roles, contexts, and industries. Having found a home as consultant, crafter and coach at codecentric in 2014, he strives to help customers to build and improve not only their product, but also how it is made.
He is a passionate advocate for collaborative work environments, knowledge sharing, and diversity, and a former co-organizer of SoCraTes Germany (https://socrates-conference.de). Tobias is very well known in the SoCraTes unconference community. He is a speaker and gives workshops at international conferences like DDD Europe, OOP Konferenz, kanDDDinsky, Lean Agile Scotland, Legacy of SoCraTes and lots of meetups and unconferences.
GAIN EXPERIENCE AT WORKSHOPS
Martin has worked across the software industry for over 20 years, in startups as well as multinationals, as a senior developer, sysadmin, sales engineer, project manager, process developer and partner. Since 2006 he's worked exclusively with agile and lean methods. Today Martin works with companies large and small, helping them organize themselves for improved collaboration and communication, so that they can develop better software faster. A PhD on agile organizations is in the making.
Explorer at Exploration Labs
Charles-Louis loves bringing people together and see what happens when they “tune in” together. He has started his journey towards agility (or sense-making) around 2009, and worked in different contexts and companies which provided him with perspectives to make sense of the work we do. He learned Scrum by doing, as a Scrum Master together with his team. They started from the guide and discovered the beauty of Inspect and Adapt.
As a visual facilitator, Charles-Louis loves making the hidden things visible, using pictural language to uncover our understanding of things. Stories are another option for bringing sensitive topics to the surface, and he has recently started to explore this topic through his self-development practice.
Kati about herself:
I love to say that I help people to fulfill their dreams and reach goals. For that, I teach them how to bring structure to their ideas and plans by using simple pictures, frames, and keywords. I am a graphic facilitator with all my heart and soul ( and head and hand). One great mission in my life is to promote visual thinking as an approach to simplification of strategic thinking and project management, and also to help people to find the courage to doodle. I believe that creating the right conditions, asking the right questions, and using supportive tools can help people to discover creativity and the potential to make a change. I am also a researcher, focusing on education and thinking with a pen as a learning tool. I believe that a new era and new normal need bold and creative approaches. The ability to draw is equally necessary for thinking alone and in communicating with others. You can read more about me and my mission: https://creativitycatcher.com/en/
Frederik has wide knowledge and experience in several agile, lean, collaboration approaches and techniques (Scrum, Kanban, Lean UX, Design Thinking, Lean Product Development, Lean Startup, Sociocracy 3.0, Liberating Structures, …) and human interaction (facilitation, coaching, teaching, mentoring, conversation). Frederik also likes to organise events (conferences, meetups, trainings) and he’s a public speaker & workshop facilitator. Frederik has obtained certifications of several certification bodies (Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, ICAgile). At the end of the day, our customers don’t care whether I practice Agile, Lean or anything else. They care about great products and services that solve meaningful problems in effective ways. I focus with them on satisfying customer needs, collaborating, reflecting and improving, making all people (teams, stakeholders, users) involved motivated and happy - no matter which methodology they practice.