ScanAgile23 will be held on March 28 and 29, 2023, at Paasitorni in Helsinki, Finland

The two-day conference features international keynote speakers, inspiring talks, and hands-on workshops. With three tracks and workshops, we aim to maximise the interaction between the speakers and the Agile community for the attendees.

Henrik Kniberg

Henrik Kniberg

Keynote speaker

From the trenches: Agile Design

The most impressive designs don’t just appear out of nowhere. Design/Innovation happens because people spend time and effort on it.

Agile processes such as Scrum can help in this regard, but they can also hinder product design if applied too rigidly.

Over the past few years, I’ve worked hands-on on the Minecraft team as a gameplay designer and developer.

Before that, I was closely involved with Spotify and LEGO’s design processes.

My keynote will cover how design and prototyping can be carried out in an agile context and critical patterns and pitfalls to avoid.

Diana Larsen

Diana Larsen

Keynote speaker

Lead without Blame: Why it matters to leaders and teams

As a Leadership Agility Advisor, Diana Larsen wears many hats.

As a trusted advisor and coach of coaches, she shares the wisdom she’s gained in more than three decades of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

As a speaker, Diana delivers inspiring conference keynotes, talks, and workshops worldwide.

As a prolific contributor to readers who seek to improve leadership and team development, Diana co-authored several pivotal books and models, most recently, “Lead without Blame,” with Tricia Broderick.

The continuing thread in her career has focused on team learning and leaders who “learn out loud” to support their teams and organizations.

She co-founded and led three small businesses to add to her practical leadership experience.

Diana serves as an advisor to Retrium, Inc., is on the advisory board of the Organization Design Forum, is a former chair and board member of the Agile Alliance, and is a Founder/member of the “Supporting Agile Adoption” initiative.

Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo


Versatile Organization Design with the unFIX Model

As an author, speaker, and founder, Jurgen helps creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century.

He offers concrete games, tools, and practices so that you can introduce better management with fewer managers.

He also offers the unFIX model for designing versatile organizations focused on continuous innovation and a better human experience.

Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… a Dutch guy. has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker.

Comic Agilé

Comic Agilé

Speaker group

How to teach agile through a comic strip

Aimed at educating through entertainment – to edutain – Luxshan and Mikkel illustrate, exaggerate, and discuss the magical, paradoxical, or unfortunate situations that arise when agility meets reality.

By making you reflect on how you adopt agility in your company’s context, we hope to reduce the likelihood of frustration if it doesn’t work well for you.

Ultimately, we aim to motivate you to make the needed changes for your organization to fully harvest the wonderful benefits of working agile. We do that by creating comic strips with accompanying advice and giving entertaining and provocative talks.

Comic Agilé

Comic Agilé

Luxshan Ratnaravi

How to teach agile through a comic strip

Luxshan Ratnaravi is the writer of Comic Agilé, holds an M.Sc. in Software Engineering and is an Agile Coach with the Danish financial software solutions provider Bankdata.

Luxshan’s professional mission in life, which for the last 12+ years has taken him through jobs as IT Business Analyst, Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Agile Coach, is to teach the world about agile by exposing what happens when agile meets reality.

Comic Agilé

Comic Agilé

Mikkel Noe-Nygaard

How to teach agile through a comic strip

Mikkel Noe-Nygaard holds an MA in Architecture but has always worked with user experience in software.

He has 20 years of software enterprise experience, designing both hyper-complex cloud-based expert tools and simple mobile applications across industries such as public health care, tax and property registration and sustainable energy at Vestas.

In his spare time, Mikkel has found a second calling as a cartoonist at Comic Agilé. 



Conference participants will gather at Paasitorni, a stunning waterside Art Nouveau building near Helsinki’s center, which was once the Helsinki Worker’s House.


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