Norway

Jan-Helge Bergesen

Consultant / Bergen

Jan-Helge studied computer sciences at Bergen University College. These days he is consultant at MILES. He works a lot with systems in telecommunications, both at the technical back-end as well as business support in companies like for example Ericsson in China.

Jan-Helge is also a semi-pro musician and sound engineer as hobby.

LinkedIn: Jan-Helge Bergesen
Twitter: @jhberges

Therese Engen

Project Manager / Oslo

Therese started as developer (she has Masters in Informatics), but quickly discovered interest in process improvement, project management and monitoring teams. She has been working for long time to implement variants of agile methodologies to optimize the development processes, and also Certified Scrum Master and Certified Product Owner.

These days she is helping to build Lean Startup Garage within established organisations.

Fun fact: Therese ran Oslo Half Marathon 3 times and is part owner of the Søstrene Hagelin - A company in Bergen, Norway that sells homemade fish food.

LinkedIn: Therese Engen
Twitter: @theengen

Ole Petter Fjellstad

Manager of Business Development / Ballangen

Ole studied International Marketing at the University of Southern Denmark. For twelve years he was CEO of Mercell Danmark - a company that optimizes the procurement process between suppliers and purchasers. At the moment Ole is manager of business development in the municipality of Ballangen.

LinkedIn: Ole Petter Fjellstad

Simen Fure Jørgensen

Entrepreneur / Oslo

Simen started out as a Java software developer. After trying to improve the way we make software at previous employers, he co-founded Iterate AS, and was the CEO for 6 years.

While leading Iterate he started to create a playful method to get people understand the dynamics of Lean Startup. This effort became the Playing Lean board game.

These days Simen is also busy with Otovo, a solar energy company that he co-founded in 2016.

LinkedIn: Simen F. Jørgensen
Twitter: @simenfur

Iselin Kornli

Business Developer / Oslo

Iselin graduated in the University of Oslo with MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

She has gained a lot of practical experience of innovative projects and start-up processes in several startups located in Oslo and in Huston, Texas. Iselin also operates as secret change agent with an aim to challenge established companies to innovate.

Iselin likes to play with ideas and new concepts. "It is allowed to think differently and get creative!" she says. "Go out of your comfort zone, this is where real opportunities exist."

LinkedIn: Iselin Kornli
Twitter: @iskornli

Olav Loen

Agile Project Manager / Bergen

Olav is an agile project manager consultant at Miles. With completed civil engineer degree from NTNU he started as a consultant in software development, but after a few years he explored this interest in teaching by extended his education with Practical Pedagogical Education from the University of Oslo. In 2000 he got to know about eXtreme Programming and has since then been eager to learn more about agile methods and how this can improve the software development processes.

Olav also holds a Master of Business Administration from BI where one of the topics was entrepreneurship. With his technical insight and business understanding, Olav is constantly exploring business ideas with Lean Startup in his non-consulting time. Currently one of the projects is to support / improve the facilitator experience of Playing Lean.

LinkedIn: Olav Loen

Tore Rasmussen

Entrepreneur / Oslo

Tore is a hardworking and outgoing guy. He graduated from NMBU with MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about Lean Startup techniques and putting them into practical use. Leading by example and bringing out the best in people he works with.

He is co-founder of Playing Lean, currently scaling the Playing Lean Facilitator club, and working on setting up innovation conferences for clients.

LinkedIn: Tore Rasmussen
Twitter: @ToreRasmussen

Christina Kjær Seime

Agile Coach / Oslo

Christina works as an Agile Coach at Miles - a Norwegian consultancy company. She is devoted to get teams and organisations to collaborate and work efficiently, using Agile and Lean methodologies. Since she graduated from NTNU in 2004 she has been working in numerous development projects in telecommunications, energy, media and public sectors. She has an extra interest on what motivates us at work, and is always on the lookout for methods and techniques to become a better Agile leader.

LinkedIn: Christina Kjær Seime
Twitter: @christinakseime

Trygve Skibeli

Business Consultant / Oslo

Trygve graduated as civil engineer at NTH in Trondheim (now NTNU). After his graduation in 1985 he worked for IBM in the United States and Norway. Later he co-founded and raised Intility to a position in the IT market. In the last 5 years he has been working as a business consultant at Miles with a focus on innovation and Supply Chain Management. Trygve is socially engaged and thrives on bicycle, ski or kite.

LinkedIn: Trygve Skibeli
Twitter: @inttrsk

Espen Vindegg

Project Manager / Oslo

Espen is a team oriented project manager and business analyst and certified in Agile, Lean Six Sigma and Scrum with practical experience in each field.

He has been working as consultat for several years. At the moment he is senior consultant at MILES AS and analyst and partner in Partikkel Mikrobetaling AS - The user friendly and scalable media micropayment solution.

LinkedIn: Espen Vindegg

Magnus Ramstad Dahl

Entrepreneur / Oslo

Magnus lives and works in Oslo, Norway.  He has a background in business, economics, and politics from serving as a deputy member at the city council at the 5th largest local government in Norway. He brought global movement FuckUpNights to Norway, which is arranged quarterly in the largest cities in Norway. Magnus is also an aspiring angel investor, and part of Startuplab, one of the foremost incubators in the Nordics.

The last four years he has working and studying in Indonesia and Singapore. 

Most recently doing an MBA level Entrepreneurship program at NUS in Singapore, as part of highest ranked entrepreneurship program in the Nordics, Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship. Working on a market research project in Indonesia he learned the Indonesian language, Bahasa Indonesia, and established a network and understanding of the region. 

LinkedIn: Magnus Ramstad Dahl

Bruno Pešec

Industrial Engineer, Lean Practitioner / Oslo

Entrepreneurial industrial engineer who sees beyond the product and looks at the whole operational value stream. Relentless in pursuit of excellence and finding ways to get things done better.

Bruno has a master in industrial engineering and management from UNIZG, specialisation in production and quality engineering from NTNU, and has been trained by Toyota in corporate value creation and innovation.

After corporate jobs in defence and manufacturing industries, Bruno started working with startups, applying his industrial engineering and Lean knowledge. Besides work, Bruno is a passionate practitioner of martial arts.

LinkedIn: Bruno Pešec

Agathe Tørris

Problem Solver & Project Manager, Business Developer

Agathe combines a strategic approach with a can do attitude to find optimal pragmatic solutions for her partners and clients. She can easily operate in English, French, Scandinavian, German and Spanish speaking environments.

Agathe has a broad cross-industry experience within the private and public sector, e.g. Media, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals, Cleantechs, Energy, Aerospace, Rail, Automotive, Mining, Insurance, Consumer Business and NPO’s.

LinkedIn: Agathe Tørris

Ben Azouagh

Head of Business Development Services / Oslo

Ben is the Head of Business Development at Telia Norge, Enterprise division, He's responsible for carrying out the B2B Business Improvement and Transformation Program.

He studied at the Norwegian School of Economics, and got his bachelors in business administration and finance at BI Norwegian Business School.

His skills include Change management, IT Strategy, Management Consulting, Business Strategy and many more.

LinkedIn: Ben Azouagh

Kjell Tore Guttormsen

Team Lead at NAV IT / Oslo

Kjell has a background as product manager, project manager, team lead and consultant in the IT sector. He’s focused on creating value and likes bringing out the best in others.

He was a consultant at Styrmand AS for 6 years. Currently he’s team lead for the Atlassian products at NAV.

LinkedIn: Kjell Tore Guttormsen

Magnus Indregard

Digital Labs Manager / Oslo

Magnus worked at Microsoft for several years before he joined Telia Norge as Digital Labs Manager. He got his bachelors in media from the University of Oslo.

He’s also working on the Clouds & Concerts project which does research on audiences experience of live music and the use of new digital music services. The Clouds & Concerts group at the University of Oslo works with streaming service WiMP and Telenor Group, in analyzing music streaming data.

LinkedIn: Magnus Indregard 
Twitter: @mindre

Per Øyvind Hansen

Senior Business Partner Technology - Human Resources / Oslo

Per got his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University and MSc in

Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Valdosta State University. He is a certified user of psychometric inventories, and got additional training in project management, brand management and finance.

He is a senior human resource manager with years of experience in all facets of human resources. He has international experience both as expat and human resources director in Nepal, and cross border experience from Scandinavia to the Baltics.

He was a security director for TeliaSonera Norway where has was responsible for general security advisory services, IT and information security, assistance of national crisis team, physical security advisory and workplace follow-up.

He’s also experienced in sales and various service sectors such as retail, transport and education. He served in the military from the UN in Lebanon.

LinkedIn: Per Øyvind Hansen 
Twitter: @HansenPerOyvind

Sheng Yi (Sunny) Chou

Senior Product Manager / Oslo

Sunny got her Bachelors in Business Administration and MBA in Technology Management from National Chengchi University, and Masters in Information Management from University of Washington, where she also got a special merit award for outstanding performance in the Language Certification Program. She also received the Undergraduate Research Creation Award from the NSC (National Science Council).

She is a senior product manager for Telia Norge. She leads cross-functional teams to design and implement new technologies throughout organizations in both big companies and start-up companies. She communicates and coordinates well with professionals of all ages and diverse cultural background. Always a team player and self-motivated.

She’s proficient in English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Korean.

LinkedIn: Sheng-Yi Chou

Simon Warren

Business Analyst, Products & Innovation / Oslo

Simon is a Business Analyst with 18 years of experience in IT strategy, architecture & delivery. His focus is to develop new business concepts driven by technology innovations and customer needs.

Simon has 12 years of experience in Media & Entertainment and Telco industries, with international engagements in UK, France, USA, Austria and Norway, including work with

5 Internet startup businesses. He has been living and working in Norway since 2008.

LinkedIn: Simon Warren

Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen

Senior Product Lead / Oslo

Tom-Tom is the Senior product lead at Telia Norge and Head of products, Norway @ Divison X at Telia company. He calls himself a Digital product rebel.

He went to Gjøvik University College (HiG) where he studied Media and Design.

LinkedIn: Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen

Minela Gujic

Talent & Reward Manager / Oslo

Minela got her Master's in Leadership and Organizational Psychology at the BI Norwegian Business School. She was also in the Erasmus exchange program at Tilburg University.

She works for Telia Norge as a Talent & Reward Manager, working on transformational projects within reward and performance management, negotiations with unions, implementation of global HR system and a key driver behind gender balance initiative i Norway, among other things.

LinkedIn: Minela Gujic

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