ScanAgile23

Get to know the team!

ScanAgile23 takes place on March 28 and 29, 2023, at Paasitorni in Helsinki, Finland.

The conference is open to everyone interested in Agile, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge. Organising the event is Agile Finland ry, alongside the volunteer committee of ScanAgile23.Their motto is:

A team with no fun does nothing of value, so make your sprints exciting with EasyRetro. – Barack Obama

Our team is here to make ScanAgile23 an epic experience for all Agile enthusiasts!

Jussi Kirkkopelto

Jussi Kirkkopelto

Lead Organiser

Jussi Kirkkopelto works as a Release Train Trainer Engineer at Metsä Group.


Agile Activist driving ScanAgile to it’s goal with the brilliant team =>

Jenni Kylmäkoski

Jenni Kylmäkoski

Organiser

Jenni Kylmäkoski works at Nokia as a R&D Leader.

She is a passionate speaker for the agile way of working and team collaboration at every level of the organisation. Her involvement with ScanAgile began with the ScanAgile 2020 online series.

As part of ScanAgile23, she will ensure that everything runs smoothly and remove any obstacles that might arise. Feel free to approach her for a chat and feedback during the event (and before/after)!

Eliška Čejpová

Eliška Čejpová

Organiser

Eliška Čejpová, formerly a software developer, is now a Scrum Master with a passion for community, education, and speaking. An open mindset and continuous learning are important to her. 

She strives to build a better world by empowering people’s growth and protecting the weak. Blue lipstick is also on her collection, as well as a rainbow bookshelf. Besides serving keynote speakers and conference speakers, she also keeps the conference on track to ensure attendees have choices when it comes to ScanAgile23 speakers.

New to the Finnish agile community, Eli is eager to begin a new position as Scrum Master and meet fellow agilists. Connect with her!

José Alarcón Roldán

José Alarcón Roldán

Organiser

José Alarcón is a methodology coach at Varian.

He helps teams build and deliver innovative products that touch millions of cancer patients across the world.

José belongs to the N+1 club. Currently, his favorite bike is a Tern GSD that keeps him and his two daughters on the move through the icy and snowy Finnish winter.

Stuart Young

Stuart Young

Forest Emcee

Stuart is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Visual Storyteller with a deep-rooted appreciation for methods of Design Thinking and Agile Ways of working.

Telling impactful stories is his key driver. Within the Agile Community and beyond, he endorses Visual Storytelling’s use to engage stakeholders, address customer needs, enhance team collaboration, and accelerate learning.

Through Design Thinking, Visual Storytelling and Product Agility workshops, Stuart teaches teams how to visualize the intangible, catalyze customer-centric creativity, and drive product innovation.

When he’s not clutching his pens, he’s grabbing the microphone and bouncing onto the stage as a conference emcee. This year, Stuart will emcee Forest, the main room of ScanAgile23.

Marko Hirsimäki

Marko Hirsimäki

Organiser

Marko Hirsimäki is an Agile coach at RELEX.

In his opinion, smiling and working together towards a common goal makes people much more efficient. 

A newcomer to ScanAgile, Marko will be among those organising the conference party and likely the DJ. If you attend the conference party, you may hear his productions.

Over the past two decades, Marko has worked with agile approaches and is open to discussions on practically any subject. Music or disc golf are also options.

Kjell De Ruiter

Kjell De Ruiter

Organiser

Kjell de Ruiter is an Agile coach at If Insurance.

He believes that if we bring people together magical things can happen, even more so when we find ways to remove the structures that hold us back.

If you need fresh ideas or a horrible bit of dad humour, he is your guy.

For ScanAgile Kjell has been working hard to secure the best speakers and make sure the speakers have everything they need.

Sevcan Hakyemez-Paul

Sevcan Hakyemez-Paul

Organiser

Sevcan comes from an unconventional career path, starting as a kindergarten teacher, then a researcher and a university lecturer. She now works as a scrum master at Nordea, combining educational sciences and developmental psychology to serve the community of developers, stakeholders and fellow agile executioners.

As a first-year member of the ScanAgile organising committee, Sevcan spreads the word about the conference, provides public speaking and presentation tips to speakers, and hosts participants so everyone has an enjoyable conference experience. Do not hesitate to contact Sevcan if you have any concerns about inclusion and equity.

Sari Hildén

Sari Hildén

Organiser

Sari Hildén works for Sharper Shape as Head of Transformation and Development.

She is currently focusing on developing effective Project Management and delivery practices for the company. 

Sari has been part of the ScanAgile organization since June 2020. Aside from handling email communications, sponsoring, and many running tasks for ScanAgile23, she also acts as the Code of Conduct person. 

Sari is an enterprise agile coach who is willing to connect and help if you need help. She values peer-to-peer discussions. Connect with Sari via LinkedIn or grab her by the sleeve! 🙂

Tommi Issakainen

Tommi Issakainen

Organiser

Tommi Issakainen works as a Scrum Master at If Insurance.

Our ticket sales tracker, Tommi, is a first-year member of the ScanAgile organising committee. Invoices and group tickets are handled by him.

Though he doesn’t like to be tagged in social media posts or on the website, we would love to recognise his ability to see the big picture and work with numbers. Thank you, Tommi!

Juha Luotio

Juha Luotio

Organiser

Juha Luotio works as an Agile Coach at Innofactor.

He serves as ScanAgile23’s excellent treasurer. Juha makes good decisions by focusing on facts and exercising sound judgment.

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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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