We have a great community of Playing Lean facilitators, ready to help you make your workshops a great learning experience.
Head of Programming, Design Thinking Facilitator, Lean Startup and Sprint Master / Sydney
As Head of Programming at the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre Fiona’s aim is to curate programs that are innovative, human-centred and empower creative confidence in those with a dream to make the world a better place.
Her current work focuses on helping individuals, companies and startups harness the power of design thinking and lean to foster a culture of innovation and shape the products, services and spaces of the future. She is hugely passionate about digital fabrication and Blockchain.
Joeri (Yuri) Timmermans
Co-Founder BIGJUMP / Brisbane
Joeri is the co-founder, innovation coach and community builder at BIGJUMP. They help build an innovative culture in Startups, Enterprise and Government through coaching, consulting, training and workshops as well as running a Meetup, Lean Business Strategies.
Senior Lecturer / Sydney
Dr Martin Bliemel is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Diploma in Innovation at the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
His research includes entrepreneurial networks, acceleration, education, and research commercialization and has been published in Nature, ET&P, and the ERJ.
Martin is a recipient of federal and local awards for his excellence and leadership in teaching, including an OLT Citation.
Customer Technology Manager /Sydney
As a Customer Technology Manager, Rebecca analyses and implements customer technology solutions working closely with Dexus customer and products team. One of her key responsibilities is to provide analysis of frameworks and methodologies to support and execute innovation projects.
LinkedIn: Rebecca Smith
Head of Operations, Facilitator / Sydney
Phillip is an experienced startup founder, entrepreneur and now works as the Head of Operations at the MCIC.
He was the COO of a startup he co-founded and built from scratch for 2+ years, which culminated in an appearance on Shark Tank. He enjoys all things operations, facilitation, and co-design with an emphasis on lean.
He loves enabling student-led innovation and entrepreneurship at UNSW and working with the world-class team at the MCIC where he puts his organisational skills to good use.
LinkedIn: Phillip Doran
Katia Van Belle
Change and Project Management Facilitator / Bierbeek
Katia lives and works in Belgium. She inspires people to create lasting change and co-create with their stakeholders. She is known for creating environments where people learn, share and grow. If you have a question that involves “bringing live” to projects and organizational change efforts, Katia is always ready to explore the question with you.
Katia is a founder of several small enterprises. She is a member of JCI, ubeon, professional women association, and above all the happy mother of three teenagers.
Lean Agile Coach / Brussels
Sven is a certified Agile Lean Coach and Integral Agile Wizard who spent the last few years transforming ING Belgium (one of the 4 biggest banks in Belgium) into an agile enterprise.
Beforehand he worked as Project Manager in the German Automotive industry for 10 years at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a German company specialised at driveline and chassis technology, where he gained a lot of insights into Lean Thinking. Sven started as Playing Lean facilitator in 2016 february.
Agile Consultant / Brussels
Frederik is consultant at Cronos - a company built up of multiple small companies specialized in different technologies. For almost 10 years he has been active in projects mainly on the topic of information management, web and mobile applications. Frederik has university and post-university degrees in computer sciences, international business and project management. He is also a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner who enjoys educating and training people on “everything agile and lean”. He has great interest for Lean Startup and lean way of thinking and enjoys games that illustrate and drive learning for agile and lean principles.
Lean Agile Coach / Brussels
Yves is passionate about coaching people and delivering value through the Agile & Lean methodologies. He's also the founder of Craffft IT, where he, as a freelancer, helps companies willing to change their internal way of working by embracing the lean and agile principles. As an entrepreneur, he launches innovative projects and sharpens its business, social and technical skills.
Besides being a Playing Lean facilitator, he's also a Pimento Map certified Consultant and SAFE Program Consultant 4.0.
Entrepreneur, Business Agility Consultant, Trainer & Coach / Charleroi
Entrepreneur who likes to help organizations.
LinkedIn: Amra Zidani
Agile Coach, CTO and Entrepreneur / São Paulo
As an Agile Coach, Thiago helps teams and organizations go from first steps to running with Lean-Agile to unleashing their full Agile potential, and help large companies to create new ventures using Lean Startup approach.
As a startup CTO, he's responsible for creating new platforms and teams from scratch, and at the same time they sail in the customer development phases.
As an entrepreneur he tests his own hypotheses to create new ventures.
LinkedIn: Thiago Torricelly
Andres Herrera Carrero
Agile Manager & Enterprise Agile Coach / Santiago
Andres is the CEO of Brainswitch. He has dedicated himself to the agile world, applying Scrum and agile methodologies to new teams, and coaching in projects for the Colombian, Chilean and Latin American market.
He’s the co-founder and active member of the Agile Colombia community and speaker and collaborator on agile events. He’s been spreading agile throughout the continent by giving speeches on universities and other agile communities.
Francisco Camacho Briceño
Director of Learning and Development / Santiago
Francisco studied organizational psychology at the University of Las Americas, got his Master’s in Strategic Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and a diploma in Leadership and Coaching from Adolfo Ibáñez University.
He is a consultant in people management, focused on helping various national and multinational industries and companies to identify and generate the expected behaviours necessary for the achievement of corporate strategy and its results.
Gonzalo Vargas Aspe
Commissions and Projects Supervisor / Santiago
Gonzalo is a Commissions and Projects Supervisor for Confuturo Seguros. He’s a commercial engineer, with a bachelors in economics and masters in innovation with 7 years of experience mainly in analysis of complex scenarios through data and proposals of improvements in computer tools.
He’s skills include innovation, communication skills, leadership and analytical skills. He’s fluent in English and French.
LinkedIn: Gonzalo Vargas Aspe
Deputy Manager of Business Continuity IT / Santiago
Hector is an Electronic Engineer, with a diploma in Innovation, Technology and Business and a Master in Innovation from Adolfo Ibañez University. He has extensive experience in the direction of technology projects and software development and implementation processes. He is the leader of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, both in Chile and abroad applying methodology of service experience design. His interests lie in IT, projects, innovation and technology.
He is the Manager for Business Continuity for Chilexpress and Senior IT Project & Process Manager for LAN Airlines.
Jaime Carril Fuentes
Agile Coach / Santiago
Jaime is an Industrial Civil Engineer with an interest in computer science and the web He’s passionate about cultural transformation and is always looking how to make things better.
Continuous learning keeps him motivated and committed in what he does. He helps companies eliminate the "local optimum" to focus more on the "global".
He’s currently working for LATAM Airlines, where he’s in charge of leading the company’s agile transformation by coaching teams on agile values and principles, making transformations at HR level, making changes in paradigms of product creation based on Lean Start Up and developing a feedback culture in the company.
Juan José Puga
Database Project Manager / Santiago
Juan has been the Database Project Manager for the last 7 years at Banco Bci, a company that delivers financial services. He got his Information Technology Management degree from the University of Chile in 2007.
He also works for Sonda, the leading systems integrator and IT service provider in Latin America, where he is the DBA of a project related to pension funds.
Marcelo Oñate Palacios
Head of Training Department / Santiago
Marcelo got his Master’s degree in Innovation from Adolfo Ibáñez University. He worked as a Regional Sales Agent for several years for Sofofa Training and Employment Corporation.
He is now the Head of the Training Department at the Clinical Hospital of University of Chile which provides hospital and paediatric emergency care and maternity care.
LinkedIn: Marcelo Onate Palacios
Director at OTL Nuclear de Chile / Santiago
Mauricio is the director of OTL Nuclear de Chile. Academic experience in engineering and knowledge management topics, skills and expertise in Information Technologies and Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation, enables him to lead the design, implementation and operation of innovation strategies and development projects of innovation management capabilities in business.
He also exercises leadership focused on change and continuous improvement processes developed and updated in response to the organization's strategic questions.
Miguel Angel Rojas
Manager & Coach / Santiago
Miguel is an engineer who works for the South American retail company. He is a PMO and QA manager, and is also a certified coach by the ICF.
His leadership style is based on the inclusion of multifunctional resources and the generation of trust, allowing everyone to build on their abilities to achieve exceptional results.
Business and Finance Manager / Santiago
Nelda has been working at Financoop for almost 11 years as the business and finance manager. She has experience in liquidity management, budgeting, project evaluation and management control.
She has a diploma in leadership and coaching from Adolfo Ibanez University and a masters in management skills, organizational development.
Patricio Ariel Montecinos Duran
Project Manager / Santiago
Patricio studied civil engineering at the Catholic University of the Holy Conception, got his diploma in Assessment and Management of Computer Projects from University of Chile and a diploma in Business and Innovation Management from the Adolfo Ibáñez University.
He is the Project manager at Banco Bci, and teaches at Andres Bello University. Besides being a Playing Lean Facilitator, Patricio is also certified in Agile Leadership, Project Management with Scrum Manager, LoadRunner, ITIL Foundations V3.
LinkedIn: Patricio Ariel Montecinos Duran
Patricio Riquelme Guajardo
Founder at Aolis / Santiago
Patricio has a Master's degree in Innovation. He is the founder of Startup Alois.
He also does research and innovation for people who care for patients with Alzheimer.
Pedro Araya Huerta
Head of Technological Innovation / Santiago
Pedro holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Santiago de Chile. He has 12 years of professional experience in the area of information technologies with a diploma in Management Skills and Business Intelligence from University of Chile.
Besides his technical skills, he has skills in interpersonal relationships, leadership and project management. He understands the need of a business. He’s innovative and creative when it comes to developing solutions to complex problems and adapts to new challenges.
LinkedIn: Pedro Araya Huerta
Researcher, Mentor, Founder / Zagreb
Miro is a co-founder of the Lean Startup Croatia group in Zagreb. He had his own startup up4talk. Based on his experience he helped many startups in Croatia and several European countries to adopt lean startup methodology. Miro is doing PhD in Lean and Green Management at the University of Zagreb.
Validation & Lean Customer Development / Helsinki
Steven is an international entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and web based start-ups. Currently located in Helsinki, Finland he is working on a portfolio of start-up concepts. He is organizer of the Lean Startup Helsinki Meetup and Chapter Director for Startup Grind Helsinki. He is owner of Nordic Chills - a point of entry for companies wishing to bring their products to the Nordic markets.
Founder & CEO of Novaigys / Paris
Having worked for Fortune 500 companies, as well as seed-stage startups, Guy knows and understands both worlds. He’s most at ease with fast-paced decision-making, nimble organizations and low paperwork, but also knows how to navigate in complex business environments and matrix organizations. He says he’s a thinker, a doer.
He has more than 7 years of entrepreneurial experience with startups (internet and video-games industry), more than 12 years of experience in strategy consulting and project management for the financial services industry. His specialties are building a business from scratch, from strategy definition to product / service roll-out.
Guy’s key skill-set includes business development, strategic planning, operating model design, financial modelling, innovative online business models, lean startup / agile project management, team management, organization, French Labour Law, Workers Councils & union negotiation.
LinkedIn: Guy Lévi-Bochi
Happiness Coach / Paris
Arturo Uscategui Restrepo
Agile, Lean & Learn Coach / Paris
Arturo freelances for organizations facilitating their Transformation Program based on Systems Thinking, Lean Thinking and Agile Culture.
Entrepreneur and Consultant / Berlin
Born in Heidelberg he lives since 1987 in Berlin and loves this vibrant city. As a certified consultant, facilitator and coach he is specialized on strategy, marketing as well as collaborative leadership and helps companies to create persuading costumer value propositions. After more than 20 years in diverse functions (from accountant to CFO/CEO) – mainly in companies of the creative industries – he is convinced, that creativity as well as innovations benefit from an good management.
LinkedIn: Wolfram Lutz
Holger Nils Pohl
Visual Strategy Facilitator / Köln
Holger Nils Pohl is a Visual Strategy Facilitator who makes any kind of complexity tangible, visual and understandable. He is also a trained woodworker and have a diploma in communications design. For three years he has worked as a professional graphic facilitator for both national and international companies all over the world. He is a drawing teacher, college lecturer, and trainer who teach participants various methods and techniques for visual work in the form of intensive workshops.
Holger is also the Designer of the Playing Lean boardgame.
Consultant, Coach & Author / Wuppertal
Reiner Walter is a Consultant / Coach for startups and small / medium sized enterprises (SME). He has a diploma in economic sciences. He started as head of marketing and sales in a family business, producing safes and strongroom-equipment for banks, enterprises and the german government. Since 2004 he is a consultant for startups and SME, specialising in strategy and business model design. He teaches students, entrepreneurs and companies skills in design thinking, lean startup and business modelling to find new business opportunities.
Partner at MAAS+CO GbR / Cologne area
Stefan was trained as an industrial designer and got his diploma from University of Wuppertal. His main fields of work today include innovation mentoring, trend scouting and corporate product design for industry.
He was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, won a bronze at the European Design Awards, gold at Best of Corporate Publishing Award and many more.
Managing Director, Senior Digital Business Consultant / Berlin
Tim is the managing director at DMK E-BUSINESS and senior digital business consultant at DMK INNOVATIONS. He also gives lectures on Entrepreneurship and Agile Methodologies on FH Potsdam, University of Applied Sciences and teaches Service Marketing, Innovation Management and Service Design on Beuth, University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
Besides being a Playing Lean facilitator, he’s also a certified ScrumMaster and Business Model Generation Workshop.
Together with Ralf T. Kreutzer and Anette Pattloch he wrote a book Digital Business Leadership.
Wolfram von Rotberg
Founder and Leader / Darmstadt
Wolfram has almost 30 years of experience in organizing and leading IT-projects in retail (10 years with Alnatura, biggest retailer for ecological and wholesome food ) and publishing houses (die tageszeitung, berlin). He loves to communicate, to facilitate and to foster deep-dive discussions for intense insights. To him understanding means to win.
LinkedIn: Wolfram von Rotberg
Agile Consultant, Trainer and Coach / Munich
Why is there a need to keep up with the agile and digital changes in the VUCA world? What is the right choice of practices in a variety of complex and "chaotic" projects? Daniel supports international organizations on these and other issues.
Agile and Lean Trainer and Coach / Hamburg
Thorsten is a Trainer for Agile, Lean and Mountainbiking with an engineering background and experience in project, program and product management. His trainings are agile and student-centric with focus on delivering the right value to his students. Instead of only transferring knowledge he is creating experiences that stick.
LinkedIn: Thorsten Kauder
Head of LifeHub Berlin; Innovation Coach / Berlin
Julia is passionate about exponential technologies, (open) innovation and transformations occurring faster than ever before. Within Bayer, she has built up a global Innovation Network, an Intrapreneurship program and is now running an internal co-working space & incubator LifeHub Berlin. With a strong background in R&D, strategy consulting and experience in transitioning from startup work style into a corporation, she is enabling the organization to “innovate in what you do” with new skills.
Professor & Coach Business Development, LSP Facilitator / Munich
Andrea wishes to teach her students methods to create their own successfull "project" - either as an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur.
Linkedin: Andrea Badura
Mohamad Mahdi Afshar Azad
Business Advisor / Tehran
Mohamad Mahdi is a creative and energetic guy. He has a good skill in facilitating workshops.He graduated from MBA and focused on Strategic Human resource management.
He starts his career with teaching in schools and strongly committed to learning by playing concept.
He is the only certified teacher trainer of LEGO Education Academy (STEM) in Iran and also the first certified LEGO Serious Play facilitator and Workshop designer. He implement many workshops and trainings in middle east every year.
Now he is HR/Planning Director of the Admiral Shipping LLC and working on some new startups in the supply chain management.
Lean Software Development Coach / Dublin
Augusto is an Agile and Lean Software Development coach who is passionate about Lean Startup. He helps teams deliver software that matters.
Gus studied mathematics at the University of Bologna and worked at Microsoft as engineer and project lead. Besides being a Playing Lean facilitator Gus works at Ireland’s biggest most successful bookmaker Paddy Power.
Principal Consultant / Dublin
Rob is a Principal Consultant at Ammeon where he helps companies deliver better, faster cheaper using Agile and Lean techniques. Rob has run the Playing Lean boardgame with entrepreneurs and innovators in a array of sectors.
Student / Milan
Lorenzo is a student of Management Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.
After his internship as a lean consultant he started to appreciate the lean ecosystem and topics related to it.
During his time as an exchange student in Australia he attended the Playing Lean Facilitator Training.
Gert Hans Berghuis
Entrepreneur / The Hague
Gert graduated at Delft University of Technology in Industrial Design Engineering.
He is now strategist and owner at Fabrique, a design agency with around 100 employees located in Delft, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Gert is also founder of Scrumacademy.nl, an educational center for those who want to learn about Scrum and how it can be applied to multidisciplinary and interactive projects.
Tibert van Dijk
Coach / Amsterdam
Tibert is trainer in communication, management and personal development and coach for Scrum Teams.
He graduated from the Technical University Delft and worked for 10 years at the City of Amsterdam as a researcher and as a manager of a staff office. His passion for personal development made him change course so he went to work as a trainer and coach of the Personal Efficiency Program (PEP). In 1991 he founded GIFT - a coaching and training company - together with his brother Ernst.
Mentor / Breda
Otto is a creative and entrepreneurial hands-on guy, with background in FMCG Marketing, Sales and Retail, co founder of Perpetulon Consulting. He loves to challenge people to think differently, solve problems creatively and help others succeed.
As a mentor at several Lean Startup Machine and Startup Experience events, he enjoys accompanying startups and entrepreneurs in the intense educational experience as they go through the different phases of testing and validating their ideas.
Otto is Lead Evangelist at Playing Lean and he was among the first people who became Facilitator.
LinkedIn: Otto Freijser
Frank Del Gatto
Account Executive Online - Digital / Almere
Frank is a hands on customer and sales driven marketer who thinks outside the box to achieve goals. He had been working 13 years at Aegon until 2013 when he started at Brunel - a global provider of business services.
LinkedIn: Frank Del Gatto
Robbert van Geldrop
Entrepreneur and Software Developer / Rotterdam
Robert is an entrepreneur and software developer, who wrote his first lines of codes on an Atari ST when he was 8 years old. He founded his first company at the age of 19. He's a TU Delft graduate and together with his university friends, Paul de Grijp and Roland Sars, he founded BackupAgent, a software company which stored backups in the cloud. This company was sold to Acronis in 2014.
Robbert lives in Rotterdam with his family Marjolein, Feline and Philip. He enjoys watching football with his friends and playing a good game of chess from time to time.
Larry Philip Monster
Entrepreneur / Rotterdam
Larry took his bachelor of Industrial Design at the Northumbria University in the United Kingdom.
He is currently living in Rotterdam where he founded Motu Labs - a consulting company that helps organisations to innovate by creating new strategies, meaningful products, services and experiences.
Larry is working in blurring the lines of entrepreneurship, design and tech in order to create more value for both businesses as well as customers.
Entrepreneur / Breda
Joyce has 10 years of experience as a Senior Product Manager and certified New Product Development Professional. She has worked at one of the biggest financial insitutes of the Netherlands: Rabobank. These days Joyce is busy with running Pimcy, an innovation management consulting company that helps teams build products and services that customers really want.
Martien van Steenbergen
Master Agile and Lean Trainer / Utrecht
Martien is a master agile and lean trainer who helps medium to large organizations to adopt the lean startup mentality and entrepreneurship. He is a compassionate servant leader with a vision and he enjoys turning hard questions and resistance around into a constructive, progressive can-do attitude.
Martien worked as coach at TomTom and spend several years as manager at Microsoft and Sun Systems.
LinkedIn: Martien van Steenbergen
Strategist / The Hague
Anton is a strategist, currently working at Fabrique - a multifaceted design studio in the Netherlands. He loves to set up and run projects that pay off in terms of business and communication goals. After a career start at Sara Lee in the fast moving consumer goods, he moved on to communication, branding and interaction. Anton is fascinated by scrum and other ideas to make people more creative and energetic. He loves the challenge of changing behavior, and ultimately bringing a little happiness.
Business Development Manager Marketing & Communications / Utrecht
Harry has a lot of working experience: product and project manager at Postbank for 11 years, marketing manager at CVB Bank for 8 years, director at Wichers Consultancy & Interim Management and director at For All Finance for over 12 years. He now works at Brunel as the Business Development Manager.
He got his education in Business Management from Fontys University of Applied Sciences and Masters from TIAS School for Business and Society.
His skills include Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy,
LinkedIn: Harry Wichers
Director of Brunel, Marketing & Communications / Amsterdam
Richard is the director of Brunel Marketing & Communication, which is a part of Brunel Netherlands. The team specializes in the recruitment of highly qualified marketing and communication professionals and focuses on organizations that want to innovate and move forward.
Richard’s strength is in developing teams and organizations. He is described as a team player, builder, motivator and a doer.
He says that marketing is a wonderful profession and gets his energy from happy customers.
LinkedIn: Richard Dijkman
Change management, Lean startup coach / Rotterdam
Ono has a background in product design, a passion for innovation and a broad interest in developing new products and business concepts. He coaches organizations in developing user centric products & services that fit their business needs.
Edwin de Vos
Partner in Professional Play / Amersfoort
As a partner in Professional Play, Edwin runs a toy store for strategic organisation issues.
His mission is to help organisations in effectively solving their strategic issues by unlocking the knowledge and potential already available. For that, he makes use of playful methods and tools like Playing Lean.
Besides being a Playing Lean facilitator, Edwin is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and owner/ trainer/ facilitator of the business game The Management Challenge®.
LinkedIn: Edwin de Vos
Consultant / Amsterdam
Organisational effectiveness – leadership, management and strategy - is a collective craft that needs steady nurture. Hans's passion is in facilitating such; by listening, connecting, and inspiring shared action; by anticipating and diagnosing the root causes of technical and soft problems so that people learn, strengthen and improve; and by tactfully encouraging behaviours that shape stronger teams and outcomes.
LinkedIn: Hans Schwenk
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Product Owner, Agile/Lean Consultant, Trainer, Coach, Speaker / Warsaw
Mirosław is an independent Agile Transformational Coach. For more than 13 years he has been active in IT. Going all the way up from development roles (dev/ba/design/architecture) to management and director positions. Now he is a CEO that runs a company of management and leadership consultants and trainers.
He is heavily involved in promoting management standards. As a board member of PMI Poland Chapter he is responsible for PMI regional development working as VP of Regional Development. In the DSDM Consortium he helps in promoting agile standards all around the globe. Mirek is one of the most qualified trainer and coach with more than 120 certifications and 5000 people trained both from hard-skills and soft-skills areas. He is the first and the only DSDM Agile Trainer-Coach in Poland.
Innovation & Lean Startup Coach / Poznan
Bartek is the founder of a business innovation consulting firm PROINNOVATE. His mission is to support enterprises and corporations in becoming as innovative as top market startups and build an innovation organisational culture and engaging workplace.
He has over 10 years of corporate HR expertise, working on innovations and team management issues. He believes that anyone can become an innovator if he wants and in the power of learning by doing and also the effectiveness of multidisciplinary teams.
Product Manager / Moscow
Dmitry is graduated in computer sciences. After few years as a software developer he shifted to work as project manager, first in the telecom industry, then in the bank sector. At the moment he is employed by Yandex - one of the largest internet companies in Europe.
Besides being a Playing Lean facilitator Dmitry is also certified in Gamification.
LinkedIn: Dimitri Suholet
Daria got her engineer's degree at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Since 2015 she has been working as a product manager at Octoberry, a company where talented people take care of the entire development cycle for you: from finding a great idea up to attaining the KPI's.
She is also a product coach at ScrumTrek, the largest training and agile-consulting company in Russia. Her skills include product management, project management, requirements analysis, scrum and many more.
LinkedIn: Daria Ryzhkova
Projects Manager / Jeddah
LinkedIn: Abdulrhman Bugnah
Managing Director / Zürich
Jean-Pierre is a financial expert and pitch trainer who has been active in the field of start-ups and venture financing for more than 15 years. He initiated the start-up news channel startupticker.ch.
At the moment he is Managing Director of the leading Swiss financing platform CTI Invest. Besides he gives lectures regarding entrepreneurship in various Universities around Switzerland.
LinkedIn: Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier
Vice President / Zürich
Mike was fascinated by Banking & Finance already in his teen ages. Following this interest he got first his Bachelor Banking and Finance then his Master Degree in Business Administration. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation Lab Fribourg and responsible for the fundraising and financing rounds of the Swiss Start-up Factory.
LinkedIn: Mike Baur
Founder & CTO / Zürich
Oliver finished his Master’s Degree in Computer Science and working as a CTO ever since. He is currently busy with the Swiss Start Up Factory: a Zurich-based accelerator looking for thriving digital entrepreneurs.
LinkedIn: Oliver Walzer
Prof. Markus Zemp, M.A.
Markus Zemp is Director of MBA and lecturer for Business Development, Start-up’s, Strategic Management and Leadership at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Business. He is a business economist (European Economics) with a master graduation in social science and has over 20 years experience in the industry.
For more than 20 Years he train people with business simulations and serious games. Therefore he has extensive experience as Facilitator and also as Start-up Coach. He crate and holds customized workshops for companies. Beside he holds also abstracts and lectures at professional events and conferences.
Project Manager / Zürich
Valentina completed her studies as a business economist FH, main emphasis in corporate communications. Even then, she was involved in various projects (also as co-founder) and was on the board of a non-profit organization (Slow Food). After graduation, she worked for a start-up and became acquainted with all the entrepreneurship facets. Today, she accompanies and supports students as well as employees in the Start-up program “Smart-up” of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. On the other hand she is trying to keep her 6-year-old in check and loves to explore the world with her.
LinkedIn: Fontana Valentina
Co-Leader Smart-Up / Zürich
Patrick got his PhD in Management and Technology from ETH Zürich. For the past 4 years Patrick has been the co-leader Smart-up at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the largest educational institution in middle Switzerland and one of the seven public universities in Switzerland. He has also been teaching Product Innovation there for 8 years.
His skills include product management, business strategy, management consulting, project management and many more.
LinkedIn: Patric Link
Founder of 2point, Teaching Assistant / Zürich
Samuel got his bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In 2014. he got a WI Award by the Association of Swiss Engineers for his diploma thesis.
Now he is a teaching assistant at the University of Lucerne and a project assistant at Smart-up. He is also the co-founder and CEO of 2point engineering GmbH.
LinkedIn: Samuel Friedrich
Andy Bass, PhD
BassClusker Consulting / Birmingham
Andy is the founder and principal of BassClusker Consulting, a leadership and strategy consultancy that helps organisations to do better and faster work with the resources they already have. He has clients across a wide range of industries and sectors including packaging, professional services, technology, media, health, financial services, automotive and education. While based in the UK, Andy travels extensively, and has worked in the US, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Mexico, Russia and China. He has taught at management consulting at Warwick and Aston Business Schools.
Andy is author of The Performance Papers: Incisive Briefings for Busy Leaders, published by Bookshaker, and Seven Keys To Releasing Potential In Your Business, Your People, And Yourself, available at his website: www.bassclusker.com. Andrew has a PhD in Software Engineering from Aston University, and a BSc in Computer Science and Ergonomics also from Aston.
Outside of work, Andy has dabbled in the dangerous world of stand-up comedy (with decidedly mixed results!), and plays lead guitar in a tribute band dedicated to the music of Canadian progressive rock band Rush.
Digital Product Strategist / Stubbington, Hampshire
Andrew's work centres around delivering change in 3 key areas for his clients - deciding what to do, doing it, and working together.
His passion is all about building great products and enduring companies. By serving his clients, they co-create the human and technical systems needed to adapt their businesses for effectiveness of investment and execution, colleague engagement and sustainability.
Organisational Change & Innovation , Facilitation, Training / Leamington Spa
Parag is the founder of Change Innovation Lab, a boutique consultancy specialising in building change capability and agility for organisations, teams and individuals. He has over 21 years experience across retail, hospitality, facilities services, not-for-profit and beverage sectors.
He facilitates change & innovation through a unique approach combining Design Thinking, Agile, Lean Start-up, Systems Practice, Behavioural Science, Anthropology & Complexity Science.
Director at Prosemita Ltd / Lutterworth
Sean is a Lean start up, innovation and business scaling specialist for service industries, and also a sponsor of Playing Lean 1 and Playing Lean 2. In his spare time he spends enjoying one of his many hobbies, such as game designing.
Managing director / Torquay
Andy Sandford has over 18 years Public Sector experience, from the organisation and privates sector side delivering improved process improvement, strategy and services using a combination of business improvement, project and programme methodologies. We provide the best process improvement workshop software, services and knowledge transfer through our partnership with Engage Process in Holland.
Application Owner at Brewin Dolphin / London
LinkedIn: Catherine Morris
THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Founding Partner at Innoway / Dubai
A citizen of the world and a proud Spaniard from Madrid. After graduating from Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) Jorge joined Fiat Auto in Italy, where he tested new engine prototypes as a Mechanical Engineer.
In 2008, with a passion for helping organizations improve their performance and for developing sustainable business models, he began exploring opportunities in the consulting industry.
Having realized the fast pace at which technology and ideologies change around us, Jorge now focus on helping organizations of all sizes to leverage best practices and innovative strategies to achieve sustainable growth and stay ahead of the competition.
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