RTE Summit 2022

November 7, 2022 and November 8, 2022
Capital C Amsterdam, The Netherlands
For RTEs by RTEs, this is your event! Network with your peers from around the globe, inform yourself about new developments, share experiences, and learn from fellow professionals. The 7th RTE Summit is coming to you from Former Diamond exchange "Capital C" in Amsterdam.
And when you become a diamond, you’ll see why life had to pressure you.

RTEs are like Diamonds

We are taking inspiration from this year’s location, Capital C, Amsterdam’s prolific former diamond trading location. The C in Capital C stands for Creativity, but it can also stand for Clarity, Cut, Carat, and Color: the four criteria by which a diamond is judged, and its price is set.

RTEs are like diamonds, they are polished and formed under high pressure and are as versatile as a diamond . When there is a lot of pressure, passion and issues they become like shiny objects and everyone wants a RTE to run their train.

Program Highlights

Opening Key Note: You Can’t Make People Change, But You Can Trick Them

by Jurgen Appelo: Author
Be inspired by Author, TEDx speaker and Creative Networker Jurgen Appelo
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RTE of the Year 2021: As an RTE, I believe boring is good

by Mayank Khare: RTE at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
RTE of the Year 2021 Mayank Khare will share his learnings
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Closing Key Note: reconnecting to the “HUMANVERSE“

by Jimmy Nelson: Entrepreneur and creative director
Entrepreneur Jimmy on how his team made his succes possible
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The SAFe return of the Pink Panther

by Eelco Rustenburg: RTE, SPCT, Author at BlinkLane Consulting
More information on this keynote will follow soon
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Dynamic scaling of an Agile Release Train

by Hào Lǐ: RTE and Agile Coach at Allianz Technology
A journey of transforming finance by adapting lean-agile principles and organizing around value
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Mastering the Business Value Driver bingo

by Rajender Bouman of APG Asset Management
Find answers to your questions during this 1 hour Bingo game
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Normal ticket price 2 day event: EUR 999,- The ticket includes your participation at the 2-day RTE Summit 2022, welcome coffee with pastries, buffet lunch, drinks with bites and interactive workshops

Want to order 5 tickets or more? Scroll down for the group discount information.

Read the full program consisting of more than 30 items and speakers

Curious about the complete timetable? Get the Program Flyer!

At the 7th RTE Summit you’ll have the opportunity to hear presentations from seasoned professionals in the field, as well as join in on a number of collaborative workshops where you’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test. And, of course, no RTE Summit by Gladwell Academy could be complete without an exciting energizer!

What else will the 2022 RTE Summit bring your way? The complete program flyer is available for download now! We'll send the link directly to your inbox.


Ali Hajou

Chairman RTE Summit 2022
Ali is an absolute Agile Nerd with more than a decade of proven, hands-on experience of supporting Agile adoption.
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Jurgen Appelo

Author, serial founder, successful entrepreneur and speaker
Jurgen offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers
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Jimmy Nelson

Creative Director at Jimmy Nelson Studio
If you change the way you look at people, the people you look at change. And if that change is powerful enough, it will gather momentum to affect the whole of humanity.
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Carl Starendal

SAFe Fellow and SPCT
Experienced Lean-Agile leader, across a diverse range of industries, in and beyond the software industry.
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Heiko Sudar

RTE, Trainer, SPC, Agile Coach at BMW Group
Heiko has been helping organizations to transform their product development methods from rather classic and project oriented to a more customer-centric and agile product development mindset.
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Mayank Khare

RTE / Agile Transformation Coach at KLM
RTE of the Year 2021
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Guus Prick

RTE at Mercedes-Benz AG
Release Train engineer of a 12 team ART.
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Odile Moreau

SAFe Strategic advisor and SPCT at Scaled Agile Inc.
My drive is helping (international) organisations through their adoption of business agility.
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Willem-Jan van Asseldonk

Sr. Sales Engineer and Solutions Architect at Digital.ai
Relentless focus and innovation when connecting people, tooling and data has enabled me to build success for my customers and their needs.
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Discover All Speakers...

This year's edition of RTE Summit features more than 15 high level presenters full of mind-blowing stories and valuable insights for the Release Train Engineer role... Discover them all!

Get inspired by the Creativity of the Venue

Venue: Capital C, Amsterdam

Former home to diamond trading is now perfectly equipped to host our growing community of RTEs. In collaboration with over 20 Dutch designers, Capital C has been designed to inspire Creativity with a capital C.

Capital C is located on the banks of the river Amstel at Weesperplein 4B in Amsterdam

These companies help to make this event possible

Agile Hive

Agile Hive simplifies the implementation and execution of SAFe® in your organization
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Atlassian & Cprime

Atlassian & Cprime deliver you a synergy of expertises to deliver transformations
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Scaled Agile

Work Differently. Build the Future. Discover a faster, more flexible, customer-centric way to work with SAFe®.
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Digital.ai provides a platform to help you accelerate digital transformation that DevOps platform unifies, secures, and generates predictive insights across the software lifecycle to enhance business value
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piplanning.io empowers RTEs and STEs to lead remote PI Planning events without distraction, avoids manual copy paste work and ensures alignment and focus across all your teams.
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Dynamic Solution Trains

by Wolfgang Brandhuber: SPCT
Deliver Large Complex Cyber Physical Systems with Solution Trains
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Avoiding bias in problem-solving: lessons from an aviator

by Stefan Groen of a large Dutch Airline and Niels Groen of Blinklane
How aviators are trained in fast and effective problem solving when lives are at stake
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Back in the driver-seat with RTE predictive analytics

By Willem-Jan van Asseldonk and Stephane Lachaud of Digital.ai
We discuss metrics and how new technologies (machine learning and AI) can contribute to better insights
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Research meets Practice: Do Agile Transformations make you successful?

by Christoph Stettina and Maarten Lim of University Leiden
Walk away with findings and improvements that bring more success in your agile transformation
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Become our Partner

Share your story, host your own company booth and enjoy exclusive networking opportunities with potential clients in our growing RTE community: become a partner at the 7th edition of the RTE Summit! Learn more about our Diamond Deluxe, Ruby, Emerald, and Clean Cut partner packages today, or contact Joost Brugman for more information.

Joost Brugman
+31 (0)6- 27 99 58 58

Group Discount

For RTEs by RTEs, the RTE Summit is your event. Feel free to bring along your peers to share the knowledge at this unique, annual event. Contact Joost Brugman for any questions or if you’d like to learn about group discount rates.

Joost Brugman
+31 (0)6- 27 99 58 58

FAQ RTE Summit 2022

Capital C is located at the Weesperplein in Amsterdam and is easily accessible via the Wibautstraat (Knowledge Mile), via Weteringschans or the Stadshouderskade. There is regular construction work going on around Amsterdam. Plan your route here before you go. Park your car at one of the Q-parks nearby. From here, it's approximately 10 minutes by foot:
Q-park Weesperplein: check the adress or available parking spots here.
Q-park Centrum Oost: check the adress or available parking spots here.

Public Transport
Tram lines 1, 7 & 19 stop at Weesperplein, within walking distance of Capital C. The nearest metro station is again Weesperplein. From here it is 5 minutes to the main entrance.

During the RTE Summit we will comply with the corona guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) and welcome visitors in a safe way. At this time there are no restrictions for this event, however it is recommended to take a self test before visiting any event.