Respect & adapt - to achieve more TOGETHER
Cosima is an experienced independent coach, consultant and trainer with a proven track record in a variety of industries (automotive, finance & banking, healthcare, travel & tourism).
Having a strong background as developer and people lead in software engineering, over the last 9 years, Cosima enhanced her portfolio with solid coaching skills and BSc studies focused on I/O and Health Psychology.
Cosima cares more about systems thinking than local optimization, she is a runner, a passionate “community gardener” and she’s living her motto: respect & adapt – to achieve more TOGETHER.
Zürich Area, Switzerland
Are you getting the business benefits you expect from your Agile?
Diana Larsen is a co-founder, chief connector, and principal mentor at the Agile Fluency® Project.
Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning.
She co-originated the Agile Fluency® model and eBook, The Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile.
From 1993-2019, she guided Agile transitions and self-organizing team development for FutureWorks Consulting.
Now, through Agile Fluency Project’s programs for training, mentoring, and supporting agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 30 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.
Portland, Oregon USA
Fostering Innovation, Leading Change, Improving Outcomes
• Dynamic, purpose-driven leader; passionate about organizational transformation and business agility
• Thought leader and trusted partner; established reputation for building relationships, trust, and respect; reshaping cultural values in the work environment to better align with changing requirements
• Entrepreneurial minded, focused on strategy, execution and outcomes; taking advantage of opportunities as they arise and keeping the organization moving forward during times of uncertainty
• Adaptable, flexible and able to lead through change
Most recently, I served as CEO and Chief Product Owner at Scrum@Scale LLC, — a joint venture between Scrum Alliance and Scrum Inc. In our second year of operation, we were proud to have more than 100 trainers, and 4,000 practitioners across the globe. Prior to Scrum@Scale, I served as Managing Director of Scrum Alliance, and together, with a team of passionate professionals, we turned the organization from surviving, to thriving, and grew the community by more than 150%, serving more than 400,000 members. As VP of Community at Scaled Agile, my team and I delivered a platform that allowed the community to grow by more than 12,000 new members per month, serving more than 300,000 members and achieved an NPS of 55.
Before joining the agile community, I started my career in Information Technology. Beginning with TD Bank and Esso Chemical as a software developer, then honing my systems administration skills at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), a global information technology services company, where I found my passion for project and program management and leading teams to succeed.
Greater Denver Area, USA
Independent coach, collaboration facilitator, experience crafter, game creator, and speaker.
She adds values to the world through guiding the journey to nourish oneself with generative engagement. Enjoying harmonizing mindsets, crafting applied learning experiences, and holding space.
April is passionate about infusing love into our interactions, open space, and applied learning through games. Tabi game is an agile storytelling card game that she is co-creator of and recently released.
She is on the nonprofit board for Agile Open Northwest and chairwoman of the board for Design Action Lab which focuses on social change. April is also the founder of Women In Agile Open and co- founder of the Future of Work 24 Hour Global Gathering.
When not coaching organizations, in her free time she mentors youth, is active in local meetups, works on social change for the community, speaks at conferences domestically and internationally, and organizes open space unconferences.
Detroit Metropolitan Area, USA
Product Builder | Agile Team Coach | Ex-management consultant Deloitte NYC
Background in management consulting with Deloitte New York City and graduate studies in Clinical Social Work (Psychotherapy) from New York University.
Extensive experience in Product Management with startups using lean and agile.
Passionate about product development and helping teams execute at speed and do twice the work in half the time/cost.
Trained directly with Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and love working with companies to deliver productivity increases.
San Francisco, California
Scrum Meets Resilience – building healthier, happier, and more successful work environments
Franziska Wiebel is a freelance trainer and coach with a focus on Scrum, resilience, and Agile mindset.
With her work, she aims to set sustainable impulses to develop and strengthen a productive, healthy and resilient work environment in which appreciation, self-development, creativity and true team spirit are driving forces.
Franziska is a certified business trainer and coach, PSM I/II, PSPO I and more, and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology. She is based near Frankfurt/M.
Frankfurt Am Main Area, Germany
Agile Leader at an international Bank
Deepika is an eager and enthusiastic agile leader who enjoys to build diverse high performing organizations and inspire them to perform their best.
For the last years, while leading various multi-disciplinary, cross-border BizDevOps squads her focus has been to enable them deliver to their purpose in a passionate and sustainable way.
Deepika studied Engineering in Information Technology (IT), started her career as a software developer, and over the last decade has been leading multiple projects and business units at different Banks in US and Europe.
Awarded by her company the title of ‘Woman of the Year' in Technology in 2015. Since then Deepika has been actively coaching multiple female talents and recently also joined the TEDxAmsterdamWomen team to empower women in all walks of life.
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Are you looking to deliver more value to your customers?
I have always looked around me and saw things that could be improved upon. That is why continuous improvement resonates with me so strongly….. our would that be because of my struggle with perfectionism?
With experience in almost every role available in product development on three continents I’m able to understand the challenges organizations face when dancing with uncertainty. Using that understanding I can help them overcome obstacles along their way.
Chief Operating Officer - Chargetrip
A product person at heart, Nilofer believes in building the best today to solve the problems of tomorrow.
Prior to Chargetrip, she completed the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Program and worked in various roles from product management to consulting, entrepreneurship and academics in both the Netherlands and Australia.
A great believer in design thinking and DevOps, she empowers teams to solve hard problems while remaining accountable to each other and to the planet. Nilofer holds a Doctorate in Geomatic Engineering from the University of Melbourne.
Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
‘How to Play. And Achieve Your Business Goals’
Yuen Yen has worked 10+ years for the national government of The Netherlands, while holding creative positions as serious game consultant. Designing and implementing digital games to support learning journeys.
Having applied games and play in an Arabic-speaking working context with judges and directors from the Middle East and Northern Africa has convinced her of the universal, innate language of play. And motivated her to continue her own explorative journey.
Working as design thinking facilitator once again she approaches ‘play and working professionals’ with a beginner’s mind. Again. And this time exploring the fuzzy association between play and leadership.
You can find her with WednesdayWebJam on … Wednesdays ;-). In this living lab for designers, innovators and changemakers – all hungry learners from the world – real time online experiments are executed in a safe space. Experiments with new apps and technologies, experiments with creative interactions and – last but not least – experiments that have an uncomfortable edge. Those are necessary to learn and find our way in this extraordinary era of online life.
Read more on her website: www.makemesee.world
Or watch a webjam: https://www.youtube.com/c/BackstageattheCircus/videos
The Hague Area, Netherlands
VP Strategic Alliances - Instruqt, the Challenge-Driven Learning Platform
I have spent my 35+year career in the Tech Sector, working for companies like Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and others in many roles and positions in computer hardware, software, analytical instrumentation, and best practice IT training.
I have had the privilege to experience first-hand the building blocks for today’s digital transformations with Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Analytics, IoT, and AI; everything we do today stands on the shoulders of those innovations.
I am a founding member of the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) and the first Managing Director.
I joined Instruqt, the modern challenge-driven hands-on learning-by-doing platform, in Oct. 2019.
Hilversum, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Working passionately with people, teams and organizations to help them to be successful using agile ways of working
Susanne Mühlbauer is Agile Coach, Systemic Business Coach and Team Coach.
She is working passionately with people, teams and organizations to help them to be successful using agile ways of working.
She works with joy and personal engagement focusing on change, leadership, success, purpose and rethinking. Pragmatic and solution-focused approaches are especially important to her.
She benefits from many years of experience in project management, development of complex products/ systems and dealing with people in different industries. She has worked as a consultant, scrum master, project manager, business analyst,
requirements engineer and leader/ executive.
Munich Area, Germany
Agile consultant / Scrum Master at DRIVE Consultancy
As an Agile consultant in big organizations such as banks and government I help to deliver software faster.
I'm specialist in optimizing processes with subjects as technique, process and people in mind. While optimizing different processes in the last years I gained a lot of experience with self-selection of teams.
During self-selection it's important to create teams from people with different personalities
With my positive attitude, a healthy dose of energy and enthusiasm I can easily bring people together to achieve goals together. As doing so I help people and teams to make every subject negotiable.
Oosterheem-West, South Holland Province, Netherlands
A (online) corporate well-being adviser, facilitator & presenter, creating employee resiliency skills to build 'staying power’
As a transformer for thriving people and (work)spaces, I’ve learned that happiness@work (a.k.a. work pleasure) is not an oxymoron! It’s essential to help your employees become the best version of themselves. It’s not a state of ‘jumping for joy’; it’s the sum total of 4 pillars called PERK: Purpose, Engagement, Resilience, and Kindness.
I am certified as: Stress Counselor | Happiness @ Work Coach | Foundations of Positive Psychology, Univ. of Penn |Science of Well-being, Yale Univ. | Skogsfloating Trainer | Sleep coach | NLP Master Practitioner | HeartMath Resiliency Coach. All add to my mastery of the skills and knowledge needed to thrive.
My early career, with a specialty in cardiovascular diagnostics as a Military Nursing Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, has further supported me.
In addition, I have spent 6 years on the PWN (Professional Women’s Network) Netherlands Board and have been a member for 11 years. DEI is especially important to me.
My Belief? With the proper knowledge & tools, we all can improve our resiliency to what life brings onto our path AND thrive in life.
My Goals? Creating waves of personal well-being awareness, so that the individual within an organization makes the right choices for themselves. Ensuring that inclusive leadership occurs in my life-time! Sometimes a ripple can have far-reaching effects.
My Values and Character Strengths? resilient (of course!); dependable; perseverance; honesty; humor; love of learning; curiousity; equality; grateful
#livingfrommyheart (while being navigated by my brain!)
The Randstad, Netherlands
Passionate Agile Coach
Alejandra Rodriguez is a passionate Agile Coach who loves helping people grow and believes that happy and motivated people are best suited to problem solve and create meaningful and valuable solutions.
She carries a quantifiable track record driving transformative change to enhance new product development efforts, control costs, and elevate overall productivity. Alejandra’s areas of expertise are product development, the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC),training, Agile/ Scrum, and team development and leadership.
Alejandra’s 10+ years of experience working with teams and leadership to create safe environments has resulted in improved quality, transformed culture, and delight consumers.
Systems anthropologist and intellectual wanderer
Allia DeAngelis is a corporate and human systems anthropologist and intellectual wanderer. She wonders things like, how do we release the potential in each human. If we could, would we collectively be able to solve the BIG issues?
In between wondering and wandering, Allia plays a strategic role in creating containers for adult learning organizational behavior, both while coaching individuals up and facilitating cross-functional C-suite leadership initiatives and communication across disparate corporate groups and departments.
eduScrum Russia leading coach; eduScrum International team member; Game mathematics teacher
I believe that Agile approaches can change modern education and turn it into the ‘education of a future' where people and interaction are more important than marks and formal reports and everyone can be the co-creator of his or her own learning process. And I was inspired with eduScrum and his author, Willy Wijnands to bring the idea to our country. Since the year 2018 I'm training the teachers and trainers in Russia to use the modern approaches in their practice. And I support and develop the open community of eduScrum practitioners to share their experience, to learn new practices together and to be connected to each other.
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Agile Transformation & Leadership Coach, Founder of 99 Facets and Title Sponsor of this event!
Kristina is a keen business psychologist and systemic coach. She supports organizations within (agile) transformations, mentors and trains Agile Coaches and Leaders on their journey.
Her ultimate ambition is to enable people and organizations with the competencies required to succeed in their journey to agility to become redundant to those.
Berlin Area, Germany
Corporate Kaizen @Joyn / Agile Organizational Design, Culture & Employee Experience
Eva has supported and encouraged people and companies to continuously improve and develop into an adaptive organization for over seven years as a Transformation Lead, Agile Leadership, and Team Coach.
As a studied Marketing Expert and certified New Work Professional, she thinks and acts outside of the box when focusing on tailored and holistic organizational development and agile leadership. Her particular interest is in self-determination and meaningfulness at work.
Munich Area, Germany
Manager at KPMG Digital Enablement | Design Thinking, Experience & Service Design, Product Strategy
Minu Sundaram is a Manager at KPMG Advisory, in the Digital Enablement team. Her career of over 10 years in the design industry has spanned across advertising, digital product design, technology consulting and digital transformation.
Using Design Thinking to implement innovation and service design in the digital space, she has led consulting and product teams for clients and users across Asia, Europe and Africa.
Now based in beautiful Amsterdam, she has lived and worked in 4 countries, feeding a lifelong yearning to explore the nuances of culture, language and, of course, food.
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Inclusion & Diversity Specialist at KPMG NV
Ambitious and committed. Personally invested in what I do. Flexible, not afraid to take a risk, take charge and take responsibility. Aware of my surroundings and with a true people, planet, profit approach. Analytical and strategic.
At my best in a professional environment where I can have impact through ensuring thorough understanding of the intersection between people and business. Enjoy business challenges on the cultural level, varying from gender diversity, multi-cultural diversity and inclusion of people with a disability / chronic illness.
*Available as speaker on Inclusion & Diversity*