Online Series Event

April 25th 2020


12:30 – 13:00

Doors open for table discussions

Time to network and you can choose your table

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13:00 – 13:10

Hilkka Huoltari

Opening and conference instructions

13:10 – 13:50

Corporate Stories

Amir Elkabir

Our SAFe journey to follow the sun

This is an incredible study about a major Program transformation and the way it evolved into a massive global delivery machine. Over the last 3 years, we have been studying and applying the key practices for managing global teams effectively, turning a disadvantage into an advantage.

With teams practicing Agile at scale distributed across 5 global locations, delivering fast and frequent software, and hundreds of employees, this study reveals our model for structuring and executing change from the ground up.

13:50 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:40

Sustainable Performance

Briana Romero

Why care about sustainability? We do digital stuff.

What is the purpose of sustainability if technology is sustainable… Wait is it? How come we are developing services without thinking of the longevity of them, or the effect on the people who matter the most; our users. Service designers often create persona’s in their work to drive their design.What is the persona of the earth now, and in 50 years if we were to think of them as our end user? Most likely sustainability is left out of the development phase due to money, or neither client or company demands. Let’s break down sustainability into parts : economical, environmental and social. Let’s think of systems thinking, circular economy and digital preservation. Let’s build products while attempting to preserve our communities and the environment.

If we are agile how can we slow down to think of sustainability as an essential design strategy for the future? How can we think quick and agile while smart about the environment and our users? Is it possible to be agile as well as sustainable? Are we the heroes of our tech future or the destroyers?

14:40 – 14:45


14:45 – 15:10


15:10 – 15:50

Business Agility

Priya Patra

A Chronicle of digital transformations with strategic story telling

Digital disruption is changing the world in which we live and work. New technologies have created new markets that, in turn, create new customers and new competitors. And those customers and competitors are driving new expectations.

Digital transformation is a natural progression from traditional business transformation, one more suited to the modern world.

For a digital transformation to be successful, we need a high level of employee and customer buy-in. Resistance to change can derail even the most carefully planned digital strategy and leave investments in flames. We need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly.

Storytelling has always been central to human experience – it’s how we explain and make sense of the world. It takes intuitiveness and empathy on the part of the storyteller to connect with the audience.

Effective storytelling can catch our attention and help us to apprehend the world while touching us, makes it a powerful tool and a valuable instrument for leaders.

Can leaders leverage this craft element of strategic storytelling to be the key to achieving employee and customer buy-in for digital transformation?

Can we motivate our workforce through strategic storytelling and make them believe in the desired outcome, and see what’s in it for them?

Can business narratives enhance collaboration and innovation which is required for the success of digital transformation?

In this session, I will discuss how we have leveraged strategic storytelling to

1. Communicate vision

2. Transmit Knowledge and Understanding

3. Improve collaboration and Innovation

15:50 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:40

Business Agility

Markus Vartiovaara

Agile business transformation end-to-end

OP Financial Group is undergoing a significant change in terms of mindset and operating culture. Our transformation aims to improve employee experience, customer experience, and productivity.

What I believe makes the OP Corporate Bank’s transformation unique is the scope of the change. Our business areas, or tribes as we call them, are responsible for their customer journeys which cover not only product development but also sales and customer operations. The tribes are further organized into agile teams in all areas.

Based on my experience, agility can be implemented up to some point using common good practices but beyond that you must build your own culture and operating model. Our employees are part of the leadership creating a totally different corporate culture. My ambition is to encourage and inspire the audience by sharing our experiences related to e.g. business agility, culture, and leadership.

    16:40 – 16:50

    Closing and Feedback

    16:50 – 18:00


    You can stay for afterwork with participants and have table discussions. Bring your own drinks and enjoy company of other agilists.