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Speakers

KATACON EU 2021

April 27-29

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Amanda Colliander

Volvo Car Corporation

Amanda has worked as a leader within IT deliveries for over 10 years, with a focus on agile deliveries. She has also coached other leaders on how to support and promote a Lean/Agile way of working. Today she works as a line manager for several teams at Volvo Cars using the SAFe framework.

Agile Coaching Dojo Facilitator

Andrea Wanerstrand

Microsoft

Andrea works with leaders across the globe in transforming their teams for the demands of today's digital world thru developing leadership and management coaching capabilities. She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) PCC certified leadership coach, a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching Harvard/ Mclean, serves as a current Board Member on the ICF Global Board of Directors, serves as Vice Chair of ICF Board - Coaching in Organizations and lead the global coaching programs at Microsoft for over 16,000 managers across more than 100 countries helping them to shift from "tell-first" to a "learn-first" approach.

How Microsoft uses coaching to reach their strategy

Carl Starendal

We Are Movement

Carl Starendal, Founder, Partner and Senior Advisor/Trainer, We Are Movement With a background in game development and a decade of hands-on experience at the center of global Lean-Agile transformations across multiple industries, Carl co-founded We Are Movement, an Agile and Lean advisory team based in Stockholm. A highly regarded trainer, advisor, and facilitator, he is a passionate advocate and resource for organizations throughout all stages of the Agile journey. Carl is recognized internationally as a speaker on leadership, Agile, and product development.

Panel Expert

Gert Frick

JMAC Scandinavia

Gert is former Director Volvo Car Manufacturing System. He has more than 30 years of lean experience from various positions within Saab automobil, Scania, Volvo Cars, and as a consultant and CEO of Japan Management Association Consultants.

Panel Expert

Jean-Marc Legentil

Bell Nordic Consulting

Jean-Marc is the Bell Nordic founder and president. After having worked for large companies such as supervisor, Plant Manager and VP operation, Jean-Marc devotes himself to training and consulting in the areas of operational excellence. He is a master trainer/consultant in Kaizen and is Certified Master Black Belt in Lean and Six-Sigma from HEC Montreal.

Kata Coaching Dojo Facilitator

Jeff Liker

University of Michigan

Jeff is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan. His articles and books have won 13 Shingo Prizes and is in the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and the Shingo Academy.

The Toyota Way and Toyota Kata:
The Management System for Developing Scientific Thinking

Joakim Hillberg

Revere

Pia and Joakim are acknowledged leaders in the area of implementing lean, organizational change and creating system of continuous improvement with sustainable results. They have trained well over 1000 people and organizations in Europe and Asia.

Panel Expert and A3 Coaching Dojo Facilitator

Johanna Bergqvist

Jeppesen Systems AB

Johanna has worked in different roles within software development for the past 18 years. Her agile journey started ten years ago with a special interest in team development and continuous improvement. Currently she is working as a line manager at Jeppesen Systems AB coaching, mentoring and supporting four agile teams in a scaled agile setup.

Agile Coaching Dojo Facilitator

Katie Anderson

Leadership & Learning Coach

Katie Anderson is an internationally recognized leadership and learning coach, consultant, and professional speaker, best known for inspiring individuals and organizations to lead with intention. Katie is passionate about helping people around the world learn to lead and lead to learn by connecting purpose, process, and practice to achieve higher levels of performance. Her book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning is an international #1 Amazon bestseller.

Panel Expert

Marc-Olivier Legentil

Bell Nordic Consulting

Marc-Olivier is responsible for process improvement and coaching projects using Toyota Kata. He is a co-author of the Toyota Kata Memory Jogger and was finalist for the award for the best master's thesis at HEC Montreal in 2017 for his thesis on Toyota Kata. Marc-Olivier Legentil has worked for companies such as L'Oréal, Electrolux, Accedian and Belron.

Kata Coaching Dojo Facilitator

Mike Rother

Mike Rother is an engineer, researcher, and teacher who works to develop scientific thinking in individuals, teams, and organizations. He shares his findings widely and is in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame.

Toyota Kata
Developing the creativity & adaptiveness of your team.

Nigel Thurlow

The Flow Consortium

Nigel is the creator of the award-winning Scrum the Toyota Way training course, and the co-creator of The Flow System.
He previously served as the first ever Chief of Agile at a global Toyota company, leading Lean and Agile practices at Toyota Connected.

Toyota goes Agile
Lean Thinking and the Flow System

Pia Anhede

Revere

Pia and Joakim are acknowledged leaders in the area of implementing lean, organizational change and creating system of continuous improvement with sustainable results. They have trained well over 1000 people and organizations in Europe and Asia.

Panel Expert and A3 Coaching Dojo Facilitator

Sarah Lethbridge

Cardiff University

Sarah is is the Director of Executive Education and External Relations at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. She has worked on numerous lean projects in hospitals, universities and public and private services and has taught lean and improvement to numerous organisations and consultancies. Her improvement work specialises in helping to develop the knowledge and self-sufficiency of Continuous Improvement teams.

Panel Expert

Sylvain Landry

HEC Montréal

Sylvain is a full professor and Associate Director of the Healthcare Management Hub at HEC Montréal.
His work covers supply chain management, process improvement, and Toyota Kata practices in various industry sectors.

Toyota to Grow Online Facilitator

Tilo Schwarz

Tilo is a leadership coach, researcher and co-founder of the Campus for Leaders at the University of Applied Science Ansbach. He was plant manager at Festool where he introduced Toyota Kata in 2007 being part of Mike Rother's research. He has invented the Kata Coaching Dojo training format.

The Kata Coaching Dojo:
How to develop world class coaches.

Tracy Defoe

The Learning Factor Inc.

Tracy is a Canadian adult educator, researcher and consultant who specializes in learning at work. An enthusiastic Toyota Kata geek who writes, fixes and delivers workplace training, her mission is to be smarter about learning.

Kata Coaching Dojo Facilitator

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