Some names you’ll recognize. Some you won’t. But they’re all shaping the global Lean development conversation. From big companies to small businesses to independent contractors, you’ll hear every perspective… and walk away ready to conquer your own business challenges.

David J Anderson
David J Anderson Lean Kanban University

David J Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective teams. He leads a consulting, training, publishing and event planning business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers.

David is the pioneer of the Kanban Method an agile and evolutionary approach to change, his latest book published in June 2012 Lessons in Agile Management – On the Road to Kanban. He is a founder of Lean Kanban, Inc., a business dedicated to assuring quality of training in Lean and Kanban for knowledge workers throughout the world.

Keynote: An Alternative Path to Agility

Rikard Olsson
Rikard Olsson Ekan Management

Rikard Olsson is one of the most important personalities in the Beyond Budgeting community and a Management Consultant at Ekan Management, Beyond Budgeting Partner in Sweden. He was previously Finance Director Performance, Strategy & Reporting at AstraZeneca and he serves on the Advisory Board for the Masters Programmes in Business Administration at the School of Economics and Commercial Law at Göteborgs Universitet.

Talk: Beyond Budgeting: An Agile Management Model for New Business and People Realities

Jabe Bloom
Jabe Bloom Jabe Bloom & Associates

An award-winning international speaker on Lean Software and Product Development, Lean Management, and Lean Startup, Jabe Bloom has keynoted conferences like LeanUX NYC and the ACE Conference as well as chairing the first Psychology and Sociology track in the Lean Kanban conference series. He uses his deep practical experience and extensive theoretical research to inform his public speaking and to provide mentorship to a diverse group of colleagues, clients and entrepreneurs. Most recently, he has been exploring the social mind at work, applying sociology and psychology and experimenting with how the co-evolution of systems and individuals impacts innovation.

Jabe is the CTO of TLC and Managing Director of TLC Labs.

Talk: Decision Economies

Joakim Sundén
Joakim Sundén Spotify

Joakim Sundén is an Agile Coach at Spotify, making music available and accessible to the world. He helps people improve through mentoring and coaching at individual, team and organizational levels, often using Agile and Lean thinking and methods such as Kanban, Scrum and XP. He is an organizer of, and active participant in, conferences, networks and user groups in the Agile and Lean communities. Joakim is the co-author of the newly released book Kanban in Action.

Talk: Spotify – staying lean from small start-up through rapid growth

Pawel Brodzinski
Pawel Brodzinski Lunar Logic

Pawel Brodzinski is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process). He has been a leader of the first Kanban implementation in software industry in Poland. He is a Brickell Key Award nominee and the first Pole to become a Kanban Coaching Professional.

Talk: Successful Evolutionary Change of Portfolio Management

Håkan Forss
Håkan Forss Avega Group

Håkan Forss is a Lean/Agile Coach, public speaker and author. He coaches, mentors and teaches Lean/Agile thinking, methods and tools to organizations, teams and individuals. He develops people’s ability to continuous learn and improve how work is done. Håkan is an active member of the Kanban, Lean and Agile communities. He is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), a Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) and he serves in the Kanban Coaching Professional Advisory board. He was also nominated for the Brickell Key Award 2013.

Talk: Are You Too Busy to Improve?

Jasper Sonnevelt
Jasper Sonnevelt Xebia

Jasper Sonnevelt is an Agile Coach with Xebia in The Netherlands. He helps team and organisations adopt a Leaner way of working. He has experience working in and around a teams with various levels of Agile maturity in both Scrum and Kanban environments. Jasper is Accredited Kanban Coach and Accredited Kanban Trainer.

Talk: We are getting so few complaints about you guys. There MUST be something wrong.