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.