Aki Salmi

Senior SW Architect


Aki does not believe in magic, he makes it happen. In all his professions, which are many; Hiking Guide, Communication Trainer, Software Crafter.He started as a developer in test and later has worked as Scrum Master and software crafter. While doing the techy side of work, Aki is test-driving the code – already since 2006. While being with people, Aki is well known for his listening skills giving the greatest gift he can give – the feeling of being listened to.Professionally, he travels all around Europe to speak, to share and to learn with crafters on what the community has learned. Also, Aki organizes conference(s) himself, like CodeFreeze.

Empathy at work

Trust is a key component for high performing teams, And while trust is built in the smallest of moments, in this workshop, Aki will guide you through how empathy can have an ever-lasting effect on trust.

How arguments and conflicts, that have mostly destructive power, can be transformed into curiosity-driven conflicts. Curiosity is one key ingredient of empathy – really trying to understand other people’s viewpoints and their needs behind.

5 Key Learnings:
* Key elements of high performing team, from the study by Google (Project Aristotle)
* How trust can be built, in the smallest of moments.
* Understanding differences of a different kind of listening
* Nonviolent Communication
* How NVC can help in building trust

Amir Elkabir

Program Manager, Team Lead


Amir Elkabir is an experienced Program Manager, working in a global multi-cultural environment, with nearly 20 years of experience in management, customer facing roles, and system implementation.

Currently, as head of Program Management in the Entertainment business line at AT&T Israel, Amir leads a major multisite software delivery operation overseeing various projects practicing Agile at Scale across multiple geographical locations.

Previously, working at companies in the Fintech industry, Amir led the project responsibilities and business development for strategic accounts. He managed software implementations and business partnerships with top-tier banks worldwide. Prior to this, Amir assumed several managerial roles in the semiconductors industry, involving complex multidisciplinary systems with a global install base and was positioned in the US and Korea.

Amir is a member of the Agile at Scale Israeli forum, a guest panel adviser of the MBA program at the Israel Institute of Technology, and founder of the Project Management guild at AT&T.

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.

Ari-Pekka Skarp

Organizational Psychologist


Ari-Pekka is Organizational Psychologist, Master of Engineering and Author of books about Philosophy of mind, Complexity in organizations and Contemplative practices. He has been working with organizations for more than 20 years. Currently he works as senior Agile Coach at OP.

Laboratory of Mind at Work

Socially complex knowledge work requires superior abilities for Focus, Creativity and Co-operation. Otherwise we might get caught in dysfunctional habitual patterns of mind. In this Laboratory of Mind we will explore the skills of mind that we need to develop in order to promote wellbeing and efficiency in our work-life. Drawing form psychology and contemplative traditions, we will find practical tools for enhancing our capacity to find Concentration, Clarity and Compassion in our demanding work and social relations.

Briana Romero

Service Designer

Intergalactico / Nordcloud

Briana Romero is originally from Northern California and has been living in Helsinki, Finland nine years. She works as a service designer in the technology industry and has a educational background in sustainability. She has an MA is creative sustainability from Aalto University and a BFA in art from San Jose State University, CA. She is also cloud practitioner certified. She enjoys dancing, traveling, and learning new things. She is also a fine artist and enjoys nature.

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?

Emmi Sallinen

Scrum master


Emmi is passionate scrum master with excellent people skills. She believes in the power of teams and does not shy to challenge teams in order to help them to grow together while pushing herself to learn more all the time. Emmi’s colleagues describe her as trustworthy, disciplined and easy to approach scrum master who creates positive energy around her. She gets excited about experimenting new things, learning more about people and airline industry itself. Currently Emmi works as a scrum master in development. Before Finnair Emmi has been consultant working as UI tester and product owner.

Focus on essential - Agile at Finnair

We will tell the story of Finnair’s agile journey in digital service creation: what has happened when you implement agile development in a 96 years old company, how we have brought focus to our development, what kind of mistakes and learnings we have made and how this reflects to our stakeholders and development teams everyday work and feelings.Finnair has been lucky to have key people with a strong belief in agile development. Key-value in our presentation is to tell how we have given the space to our organization’s agile growth and building the trust between different business areas and development teams. The presentation will include stories about pain, frustration, happiness, good laughs and more.

Jaana Majakangas

Technical project manager

Gofore Oyj


Jaana is IT professional that has been involved in all areas of software industry. She currently works as a technical project manager in Gofore. She has twenty+ years of experience in a variety of roles within the IT industry.

Jaana has an agile mindset and her first touch to agility was in the beginning of the century while working for Nokia. Agility has been part of the daily work over a decade now. Jaana has completed several agile certificates from Scrum Alliance and Scale Agile to different roles in agile development.

Last 8 years Jaana has been working on variety of public sector projects at Gofore. She has been solving agility issues hand in hand with the customer. These projects have been from various business areas and all closely tight to digitalisation and digital services, so making a big impact on society.

Lessons learnt from public sector agile projects - Wednesday 1st of April 11:45

Is agile transformation possible and can agile projects be successful in public sector? Yes, they can, but there are several pitfalls to avoid. In this talk we will share some of the things we have learnt from the public sector projects. Regardless of the domain, projects face similar challenges. We’ll also have some solutions or advice to these challenges.

Jennifer Fawcett

Retired, consultant

Jennifer is an empathetic lean and agile leader, practitioner, coach, speaker, and consultant. Her passion and focus has been in delivering value in the workplace and by creating communities and culture through effective product management, product ownership, executive portfolio coaching and leadership. She has provided dedicated service in these areas to technology companies for over 35 years.Jennifer was a contributor and developer of content and courseware for the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), and is a SAFe Fellow. Jennifer spent several years in product management and product ownership at Tendril (now Uplight) and Rational Software (now IBM-Rational). She has also spent a significant portion of her career as a consultant, providing senior-level lean and agile product management, product marketing, corporate visioning, architecture, process expertise, and hands-on development to many of the Global 2000. She lives in Boulder Colorado, where she works and plays near the majestic and inspiring Rocky Mountains.

The Science of Empathy: Practical ways to Foster Innovation

This keynote will explore the science behind empathy and why it is important to business. Jennifer Fawcett, student and practitioner of empathy, will describe its role in her personal and professional life. The audience will discover how it fuels the most successful companies and creates diverse working environments that people love. We’ll also explore a set of practices that you can use to create empathetic organizations that stimulates design thinking, enables innovation, and ultimately, social responsibility. The audience will leave inspired with techniques to apply empathy to their own business.

Key topics explored include:

  • Why empathy rules relationships, through awareness and safety
  • How empathy creates synergies for design thinking and innovation
  • Values, and how different empathy levels are strengthened
  • Practical tips for evolving empathy
Joe Justice

Joe Justice

Chair Agile Business Institute, Founder and CEO WIKISPEED


Joe Justice is a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at both MIT and Oxford University in England, featured in Forbes 5 times to date including as owner of a “Company to watch” by Forbes Billionaire Club, cited in more than 6 business paperbacks and hardcovers, the subject of a Discovery Channel mini-documentary for his work creating the disciplines Extreme Manufacturing, Scrum@Hardware, and The Justice Method. Joe Justice operated Agile@Tesla from Tesla’s Fremont, California global headquarters. Joe earns his living by consulting globally on agile hardware and company restructuring, bringing multinational companies increased return on capital. He has designed and built 14 race and road-legal cars himself, some designed and built in as short as 27 minutes. He has also built some small houses, and some robots. His method of cross-training CAD, CAM, CFD, FEA, procurement, Machine Shop, Composites Shop, Test, and user testing has earned global recognition as the WIKISPEED method. His teams have held 4 world records.
Joe has worked with all 3 of the largest military and defense contractors, autonomous and smart road technologies, ultra-lightweight structures, AI labs, guest lectured at UC Berkeley, MIT, on behalf of Carnegie Melon, CU Denver, The University of Washington, spoken at Google, Microsoft, Zynga, Lockheed Martin, HP Labs, The Royal Bank of Canada, Pictet bank, and others. Joe’s work has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CNN Money, the Discovery

Agile Hardware

The speed of New Product Development and New Product Introduction is related to the agile management of the enterprise and the agility of the manufacturing processes. The CEO’s of Volkswagen, Bosch, Toyota, and Tesla all agree that speed of change is top priority. Joe Justice, inventor of eXtreme Manufacturing and recent employee of Tesla company will show exactly how agile manufacturing is conducted. Joe will discuss the benefits and hurdles to hardware agile. Joe will display the steps to implement from executive, management, design, engineering, test, factory floor, and more.

1. How increase speed, quality, and efficiency at the same time.
2. How to increase happiness, willingness, respect, and enthusiasm in engineering and manufacturing culture.
3. A complete New Product Development and New Product Introduction outline for agile hardware


Josh Dahlberg

Scrum master 



Helping teams build products that solve problems is where Josh finds the most enjoyment. His background in music publishing and software development influence his approach to work in a way that supports both creativity and delivery. Outside the office, he enjoys experimenting with synthesizers, record shopping, and riding his bike around Detroit.

The Agility of Motown Records

What can Motown Records teach us about agility? Can it be that Berry Gordy adopted business agility decades before the Agile Manifesto was authored? What lessons can we learn from how Motown empowered a creative class to build the highest quality products in their market space? In this talk, we’ll explore the principles of agile in the context of Motown Records, and dig into the parallels between Berry Gordy’s approach to releasing music and software development. Attendees will learn more about what made Motown unique for its time and how the practices of the label can improve the software and products we build for our customers today.

Jussi Galla


Topaasia oy

Jussi is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Topaasia ltd based in Helsinki, Finland. He is inspired to find ways for dialogue, the art of thinking together to form within teams. Since 2014 the pathway for this has been by developing and focusing on building a kick-ass dialogue tool (Topaasia®).

Ensuring excellent overall quality dialogue

Ensuring excellent overall quality dialogue
During this session you get to follow dialogue around the topic “Ensuring excellent overall quality from silos actually isn´t just that easy and fun”. In the fishbowl we will use Topaasia serious game, which is a discussion tool to generate dialogue and mutual understanding about difficult topics. Participants of the discussion:
Maaret Pyhäjärvi (Vaisala)
Sari Hildén (Posti)
Esko Hannula (Qentinel)
Samuli Kiviniemi (Sanoma)
Mika Kivi (OP)

Jussi Hölttä

Social Engineer


Jussi Hölttä is a coach (ICF ACC), facilitator, engineer, mindfulness teacher and learning designer. Sometimes all at the same time.

His first career was as a software engineer in contexts with wildly varying degrees of agility. Today he focuses on enabling and improving continuous learning in individuals and organizations. His personal side quest is learning Everything.

He is the author of the Learn 24/7 Workbook and the Social Rules -Ideapakka. He is also known in Agile Finland as one of the organizers of the Coaching Circle in Helsinki and the Agile Coaching Camp in Finland.

Working without Stress and Fear

Chronic hurrying, interruptions and hassle make work miserable. In theory, agile principles and practices tackle these issues. In practice, we need more Practice.

We’ve created this culture of hurry ourselves, and we can let it go.

For the past 8 years I’ve immersed myself in the science and practice of being human and the science is clear. Collaboration, learning and creativity are all dependent on people being present, well rested and in a slightly positive mood.

Hurrying is not only harmful for our health, it also destroys our working efficiency and especially effectiveness. And in the long term kills both people and companies.

Retrospectives help us reflect on the past, planning look into the future, but the only time we have to do the work is now. To continuously improve we need to create the space for learning not only in our processes, but also in ourselves.

Katarzyna Geilikman

Enterprise Coach

Equinor ASA


Katarzyna is an Enterprise Coach in Equinor ASA, based in Stavanger, Norway.In her role, she coaches teams and leaders, creating a workplace that inspires, where people are enlivened, enthusiastic, and can’t wait to get there in the morning. She conducts experimental training and workshops through discovery-based learning. Her true passion is facilitation and sharing knowledge on how to enhance a team’s effectiveness with great facilitation. She believes that one of the most important factors in building a high-performing team is Facilitator abilities and skills.

Organizing for agility in Equinor - international energy company

​You know what an Agile organization is and why Business Agility is important. In reality, however, figuring out how to achieve Business Agility is a difficult process. Consequently, turning the largest Nordic company into an Agile organization is an immense challenge. Equinor (formerly Statoil) is present in more than 30 countries around the world, with 20.245 employees worldwide. This energy company with a proud history took its first step into Agile transformation in 2013. Five years later they learned transformation is not an event. It is a journey designed to achieve high impact at two levels – individual and organizational.Katarzyna will talk you through the S-Curve of product growth and how Design Thinking, Agile and Lean fit together in Equinor. You will also find out how to enable Business Agility, based on Equinor’s Agile@Scale model.This talk is addressed to Leaders and Executives, Coaches and anyone interested in Agile transformation efforts, failures and successes of the largest Nordic company.

Markus Vartiovaara

Director, Business Transformation

OP Corporate Bank


Markus Vartiovaara has a career in the management of large corporations, such as OP Financial Group, Telia, Nasdaq and Euroclear Finland. His past responsibilities include business management, account management, IT and product development, program management and ICT strategy. He is currently accountable for the agile transformation in OP Corporate Bank.

Markus has 20 years of experience in both theory and practice. He spent a year in Saudi Arabia managing the delivery of a stock exchange system. In Telia he was responsible for the group’s project management methodology and building project culture in Nordics. He has managed various service and product portfolios with vendors and partners. In OP Corporate Bank he initiated and implemented the first SAFe trains.

Based on his experience, agility is vital for all successful businesses, but large corporations often struggle with siloed, bureaucratic and hierarchical organization. While agility is the norm in product development, business lines for sales, customer service and business operations have typically separate processes and way of working.

“In the end, business agility is about putting employees and customers to the spotlight.”, Markus summarizes. “I look forward to sharing our experiences that I hope encourage and inspire other companies on their agile journeys.”

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.

Matti Kiviluoto

Team Lead

Siili Solutions

Father, husband, human being.

Team Lead of the award-winning Siili Solutions Sitefinity Team for the 10th year and counting – we build global websites. Having hands-on experience on how to build hyper-productive, geographically distributed, diverse, long term, psychologically safe, self-organized, agile teams – all learned from real-life experience and tested in action. Born agile and with a start-up mindset (and background), always looking out for new ways of doing things.

Believes that work is not about earning a paycheck, but more about making an impact. A diversity and inclusion activist, one of the founding members of the #ITclusive movement, a MyData activist and a Global Goals activist. Guided by life-long learning, empathy and failing fast, huge fan of #CompassionateCoding.

I see a huge need for a more compassionate and inclusive working culture in IT, if you agree, come to our workshop.

Build you own Diversity and Inclusion Agent Game-Plan - Workshop Tuesday 31st of March 13:00 - 15:00

Everyone is finally talking about diversity and inclusion in IT, but what can I personally do to make our industry more inclusive? We’ll be covering diversity and inclusion in organizational culture, recruitment and teamwork + we’re going to introduce you to a couple of excellent NGOs working in the field. We’ll digest this together in teams and you’ll walk away with your personal “Diversity and Inclusion Agent Game-Plan”.

Minna Janhonen

Lean – Agile Coach



Minna is a professional in organizational development, with a passion for building practices and culture that enhance agility, resiliency, and fluency at work.

She has a firm background as a researcher and a strong experience in coaching people. She did her Ph.D. about knowledge sharing at teamwork (2010), and ever since, she has focused her energy on making teams and processes better.In her work, she is used to train and coach people in varying roles, leaders as well as teams, to improve their work. The regular topics in her work are servant leadership, self-organization, competence sharing, complexity, adaptivity, and resilience.

Minna finds her mission in helping organizations take the next steps and expand from technical agile practices towards organizational agility and resilience.

Minna is known for her common sense and research popularization skills. She is eager to write blog posts and loves transforming science into practice. She works at Nitor as a Lean & Agile Coach.

If agility is not in the culture, it doesn’t exist

If agility is not adopted to an organization’s culture and visible as a shared way of thinking and acting, it actually doesn’t exist.Lean and agile way of working is drawing more and more attention as an organizing model that enhances better customer orientation, fluency of work, faster value delivery and better competitiveness.

However, it’s very common that agility is only partially adopted in the organization – it touches only some parts of the organization, while rest follow different mindset. The organization uses many different organizing models at the same time. The agile teams’ release on demand and fast delivery capabilities are impaired by a hierarchical structure, slow decision making and rigid culture that don’t allow realizing the benefits of agility. Best value is gained when leaders and support functions, including human resource management, understand and adopt agility. Utilizing agility is a paradigm change that affects organizational structures, processes, people practices, strategy, and values as well as leadership and decision-making practices. So, what organization can do to adopt agility as a part of a culture? In this presentation, core organizational practices and values that support agility are presented. True agile culture is visible as no silos-mentality, autonomous teamwork, continuous learning, seeing employees as persons and not as resources, and agile strategy and values.

Nina Laaksonen

Vice President, eCOA Software Development

Signant Health

Nina is seasoned leader with background in software development, project management, product management and various leadership roles in R&D and Services organizations. Nina designed and lead the Agile Transformation at Nokia Software, with around 45 launched ART’s during the first year of transformation. Today, Nina leads the R&D for development of software for clinical studies in the pharmaceutical industry, with a COVID-19 vaccine study as one of the current projects.

Agile Transformation at Scale – Learnings and Takeaways - Keynote

Agile Transformation is not only a software developer thingy. A successful agile transformation requires the full organizational support and a clear vision of what a successful transformation will look like. In this presentation you will hear about the takeaways from three agile transformation journeys: Moving from Scrum to SAFe at Comptel, The Nokia Software Agile Transformation journey, and how to bring agility into a regulated healthcare (pharma) industry at Signant Health..

Olli-Pekka Heinonen

Director General

Finnish National Agency for Education


Mr. Heinonen is Director General at the Finnish National Agency for Education. He has been Minister of Transport and Communications and Minister of Education and a Member of the Parliament of Finland. He has also worked as a Director in the Finnish Broadcasting Company.

Unlearn or die!

Public service is full of assumptions that hinder us to concentrate on adding value to citizens. Most used procedures to increase operational efficiency in fact decrease it. Public service needs to reinvent itself to answer the crowing expectations of citizens and solve the wicked problems of our times.

Padmini Nidumolu


Lean In Agile, Diversity Matters


Padmini Nidumolu is the Co-founder of Lean In Agile for women in Lean and Agile spaces to amplify the voices of women and celebrate the journeys of thought leaders. She is an Enterprise Agile Coach and a meetup/Spiral organizer in the Washington DC metro area. She is a TEDx speaker and a frequent speaker at various Agile and business transformation conferences. She is a certified Business Agility Strategist and a certified trainer in several Agile and Scaled Agile courses She is a STEM coach for several school teams and is a huge proponent of women in STEM.

Breaking internal barriers to accelerate

Women in Agile and Lean Leadership
{When women support each other, incredible things happen}

1. Lean In Agile (LIA) is a movement for women, by women and of women designed to amplify the voices, talents, and experiences of women within the Lean and Agile communities across the globe. As an international alliance, LIA connects women worldwide so that their experiences and expertise as Lean and Agile practitioners can be leveraged for these women to make a difference in the world for themselves and each other.
2. Spirals are enabling groups of women who come together to offer to the group and seek from the group. Lean In Agile vision is to enable local communities to form and sustain these powerful groups across the globe. Natural leaders emerge from these groups supported by Spirals
3. LIA100 is an initiative of Lean In Agile, to celebrate and share the journeys of phenomenal women in Lean and Agile spaces across the globe. Women often do not tell their own stories. This initiative identifies and brings the best stories to the community to amplify the voices of women

Priya Patra

Program Manager

Capgemini Technology Services India Ltd.

Priya is a mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, Dreamer, Creator, and a Futurist An Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager spearheading Digital transformation, digital quality assurance, and quality engineering program for a large conglomerate in Lifesciences domain.

She Leads Agile Community Of Practice with Capgemini 546 members, across 40 countries evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization. She is a speaker for national and international conferences on IoT, Agile and Project Management. When she is not working, she dreams about the future of work, and its impact on projects. Her views are expressed through blogs on

#AgileW2W #futureofPMWork #SpeakerPriya

A Chronicle of digital transformation with strategic storytelling

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

Sakke Mustonen

Head of UX and Digital Service Design

Talent Base

Sakke Mustonen is a hands-on agile coach and UX/Service Design lead with 20 years of experience. Sakke works at Talent Base, an independent house of expertise accelerating top digital transformation journeys in the Nordic. Sakke works in the epicenter of Venn diagram of business, data, development, operations and end-user needs, driving for change and deploying an effective way of working to get digital businesses right.

Design thinking as agile accelerator

By now, Design Thinking has earned its place in the vocabulary of digital transformation. Lately it has been elevated as a visible part of many large scale agile delivery frameworks. However, Design Thinking is still often considered as a responsibility of a few dedicated roles, and not all frameworks are providing concrete, pragmatic guidelines on how to apply and scale Design Thinking through the daily end-to-end toolset of a lean organisation as a whole.If you are interested in hearing about field-tested methods and tools beyond frameworks, join this inspiring presentation to learn and discuss how Design Thinking can help your organisation to reach true user centric agility. You will learn how to apply Design Thinking in keeping your end-users in the centre, inducing more motivated teams, tackling complexity, managing risks, and prioritising more accurately. Design Thinking should not be a privilege of your dedicated UX- or Service Design team only – come and learn how to elevate Design Thinking to become a valuable part of the whole journey from portfolio management to team-level problem solving.

Sari Hildén

Head of Transformation and Development


Sari has over 20 years of experience in the development of processes and practices in a software business. For the last years, she has been working in big companies to develop them into lean-agile enterprises by using agile practices, simple processes and introducing the tools that support the best practices. She is studying the opportunities the artificial intelligence and robotics are providing to make the work more efficient.

Posti Transformation to Lean-Agile Enterprise

Within this presentation, you’ll learn what it requires to change a large enterprise operating in a traditional business to address the challenges of the changing world to be competitive, efficient, profitable and attractive for the employees. You’ll get practical information, what are the steps done in Posti, challenges met and how they have been resolved during the journey.

Sasha Scott

Project Lead, Digital Transformation Initiative

European Broadcasting Union


Sasha is a specialist in #DigitalTransformation, #Media&Society, # DigitalConsultancy, #MediaStrategy and #DigitalCulture. Proudly working to support Public Service Media with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s leading alliance of Public Service Media (PSM) with 117 member organizations in 56 countries. As project Lead of the Digital Transformation Initiative, he provides consultancy, advise and training to EBU Members. Before joining the EBU, Sasha was an interdisciplinary academic researcher at Queen Mary University of London, and holds a Ph.D. in Media and Arts Technology.

Agile in Public Service Media

Public Service Media (PSM) are in the eye of the storm: content and platform proliferation, competition from global tech giants, a crisis of trust, funding cuts, and political polarization. These issues all threaten the role PSM plays in a healthy society. As a result, PSM needs to be closer to their audiences than ever before: listening, learning, and adapting and improving its content and services. Whilst PSM tend to suffer extremes of legacy structures and processes, the public value mindset carries a huge potential for innovation, creativity, and an openness to change.At the EBU we have a unique macro European view, so I’ll be talking about how PSM is using agile methods and approaches as enablers for digital transformation.

Suvi Ihaksi

Agile Program Manager


Suvi Ihaksi is a practitioner and experimenter of agile methods. As the Agile Program Manager at Finnair, Suvi has established agile ways of working and portfolio management practices in digital solutions development, resulting in faster development cycles and the ability to react rapidly to constantly changing customer expectations. In addition, Suvi leads the scrum master and service design teams and is a go-to person in agile practices for other Finnair colleagues. Before Finnair Suvi has been leading development programs and worked in product management in Nokia.

Focus on essential - Agile at Finnair

We will tell the story of Finnair’s agile journey in digital service creation: what has happened when you implement agile development in a 96 years old company, how we have brought focus to our development, what kind of mistakes and learnings we have made and how this reflects to our stakeholders and development teams everyday work and feelings.Finnair has been lucky to have key people with a strong belief in agile development. Key-value in our presentation is to tell how we have given the space to our organization’s agile growth and building the trust between different business areas and development teams. The presentation will include stories about pain, frustration, happiness, good laughs and more.

Thierry de Pauw

Continuous Delivery advocate


Thierry is Engineering Lead 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, CI/CD advocate and jack-of-all-trades with a passion to help teams create meaningful software, having a keen eye for code quality and the software 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.In 2019 Thierry organised the CITCON – Continuous Integration and Testing unconference in Ghent, Belgium.

15 teams, 1 monolith and 4 months to achieve Continuous Delivery

15 teams, 1 shared monolith, 1 release every 6 months, and product demand for 1 release every 2 weeks. How do you know where to start with Continuous Delivery, when you’re surrounded by technology and organisational challenges?

This is the journey of 15 teams and their 1 shared monolith, at a federal Belgian agency. They increased their throughput from bi-annual releases to fortnightly releases in under 4 months, achieving a state of Continuous Delivery.

I’ll cover how we used the Improvement Kata, Value Stream Mapping, and the Theory Of Constraints to choose which changes to apply first, and kickstart the organisational changes we needed to improve quality and drive down lead times.

If you thought Continuous Delivery was just for the happy few having trendy microservices, think again!

Timo Linnossuo

Timo Linnossuo

Senior Team Coach at Reveiller Oy and Senior Lecturer at Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Timo has been applying the Cynefin framework to Conflict Resolution with the Aseman Lapset Conflict Resolution and School Bullying Teams.

Cynefin Framework applied to Conflict Resolution

The Presentation shows one way to use Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework for Sensemaking in complex conflicts. Conflicts and crises are always a possibility to innovate Novel Practices. Making Sense of the situation and using enough time and resources to create a new and better normal is often very difficult. How to avoid fast fixes and to find lasting solutions is the question. We have created a new model for innovative Conflict Resolution with the help of Cynefin Framework. The Model is based on the work and experiences of the Aseman Lapset Bunker Team. Resilient communities can use conflicts for innovation and improvement.

Agile Finland r.y.