RTE Summit 2023 (8th edition)

November 7, 2023 and November 8, 2023
Venue: PHIL Haarlem
For RTEs by RTEs, this is your event! It's an opportunity to connect with fellow RTE professionals, gain valuable insights, and stay ahead as an RTE.

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Theme: Back to the Future!

This year's "Back to the Future" theme was chosen with the aim of looking back on previous years and returning to the real heart and soul of both RTEs and the Summit as a whole. At the same time, we aim to look ahead towards the future. For the next evolution of the RTE, which goes beyond frameworks, we should continuously challenge ourselves to look beyond the horizon.

As the RTE role becomes more focused on Flow, Coaching, and Leadership, we aim to propel ourselves forwards and lead the way towards high-performance ARTs. The Summit will allow this to happen by providing opportunities to learn, share, and network with fellow RTEs. And obviously guided by ‘Rule Number 6’, we also aim to have a lot of fun & laughter along the way.

Program - Day 1

08:30 - Networking breakfast

09:30 - Kickoff: Getting ready for todays journey
Eelco Rustenburg & Terese Ingram | Hosts

09:45 - Keynote 1: The RTE as the ultimate Flow Coach
Andrew Sales | Scaled Agile, Inc.

10:40 - Coffee & Connect

11:00 - Keynote 2: Tesla's secret process for rapid innovation
Joe Justice / Entrepreneur and Agile expert

12:00 - Lunch & Connect

13:15 - Sector tracks: Energy, Government, Hardware/industry, Services & Financial services
During the afternoon we'll have 2 rounds with different case studies and stories to bring inspiration on how to deal with daily challenges as an RTE
View All Case Study en Lean Coffee Facilitators

(In between at 14.40 - 15.00 Coffee & Connect)

15:00 - Sector tracks: Lean coffee
Meet up between RTE's in the different tracks to discuss real life challenges amongst each other guided by an RTE from the industry. You can join the Public Services, Engineering, Consumer Services or Financial industry track.

16:00 - Leadership in an agile environment; an honest conversation
Interview with Petra Fassaert / Manager IT Operations at NS

16:45 - Back to the future: Rocking proof of the future pudding is in the drilling
by Eelco Rustenburg / Host, SPCT, Digital Transformer

17:30 - Drinks, Bites & Moves
Next to the venue we will close the first day with drinks, bites and music at the van Beinum café where you can connect, socialize and dance! Our very own program manager, Alexander Wierstra, might make a surprise appearance as DJ Rookie.

Program - Day 2

08:30 - Networking Breakfast

09:30 - Kickoff day 2:
Terese Ingram & Alexander Wierstra | Hosts

10:00 - Keynote 3: Dealing with dragons - Behind the flames: understanding the Dragon's behavior and motivations
Jeanne Bakker | Brain Bakery

10:55 - Coffee & Connect

11:15 - Keynote 4: Cultural Competency - Bridging global differences at work
Michelle P. King | Author The Fix, CEO of The Culture Practice & TEDx Speaker

12:00 - Lunch & connect

13:00 - Open space: Tooling space, Technical Space & Community Space
Share and learn experiences to help you stay ahead of the curve. Practical tips, failures and learnings in an environment where you decide what you bring in and get out of it
View All Case Study & Open Space Facilitators

(In between at 14:30 - Coffee & Connect)

15:25 - Share back open space

16:00 - Closing keynote: Jumbo-visma's inspirational journey - Building synergy and transforming culture
Merijn Zeeman | Jumbo-Visma

17:00 - Cheers, chats & connections

Call for Podcast!

For the first time ever, we're introducing a 𝐏𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐡 at the RTE Summit 2023 ! This is your chance to be a part of the conversation and share your insights with our incredible RTE community.

Do you have a burning topic you're passionate about? Want to join us in the Podcast Booth? We're accepting topic submissions!

Let's amplify your RTE voice! 🔊

Get your tickets now

Ticket price: 1295,-

Join us for the 8th version of the RTE Summit, a two-day event where you will learn from your peers and gain insights into the latest trends and best practices about the RTE role. Our tickets include a welcome coffee with pastries, a buffet lunch, and drinks with bites, as well as an interactive Open Space, case studies and Lean coffees that will help you enhance your skills and network with other RTE professionals.


Joe Justice

Author, Entrepeneur & Tesla alum
Joe Justice works globally as an interim executive for agile organizations, bringing multinational companies twice the work in half the time. His teams have held 4 world records.
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Jeanne Bakker

Founder at Brain Bakery
Jeanne Bakker is a game-changing, idea-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of humour, substance and personality have made her one of the most memorable Trainers and Keynote Speakers.
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Andrew Sales

Chief Methodologist and SAFe Fellow at Scaled Agile, Inc.
Andrew Sales is an experienced Agile Consultant and previously led the Agile Services Practice across EMEA for CA Technologies (formerly Rally).
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Merijn Zeeman

Sportive Director at Jumbo-Visma
Merijn Zeeman, born on December 12, 1978, initially pursued a career as a physical education teacher, imparting knowledge in various high schools
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Michelle P. King

Author The Fix, CEO of The Culture Practice & TEDx Speaker
Dr Michelle Penelope King is a globally recognized expert on inequality and organizational culture. Based on over a decade’s worth of research, Michelle believes that we need to learn how workplaces work
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Eelco Rustenburg

Chairman RTE Summit 2024 /SPCT / Digital Transformer / Agile Writer
Eelco is our agile thoughtleader, author, trainer and speaker. He is a partner at Highberg, and has been an integral part of Gladwell from the start.
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Program Highlights

The RTE as the Ultimate Flow Coach

by Andrew Sales of Scaled Agile Inc.
Accelerating the flow of value is critical if organizations want to survive and thrive in the digital age. Indeed, it is one of the defining characteristics of an effective SAFe enterprise and should be the goal of every SAFe implementation.
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Tesla's secret process for rapid innovation

by Joe Justice, founder Agile program at Tesla under Elon Musk
Break Through Barriers to RTE’s for hardware with Joe Justice
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Dealing with Dragons

by Jeanne Bakker of Brain bakery
Most people will have someone in their lives who behaves like a dragon. An annoying, peevish and horrible person that drives you up the wall!
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Cultural Competency: Bridging Global Differences At Work

by Dr. Michelle P. King, Author of The Fix, CEO of The Culture Practice
Employees will increasingly need to be able to bridge their differences with diverse customers and coworkers. Leaders will need to develop their ability
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Jumbo-visma's inspirational journey - Building synergy and transforming culture

by Merijn Zeeman, Sportive Director at Jumbo-Visma
Leader jerseys, crashes, guilt, managing expectations, suspensions, legendary victories, physical and mental damage: in cycling, fortunes can change from one moment to the next
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The Venue: PHIL Haarlem

PHIL Haarlem is one of the five oldest theatres in the Netherlands. This Dutch monument is lovingly called a 'bonbonniere' by the locals, which means so much as a small, ornate box for candy. The intimate theatre of Stadsschouwburg Haarlem forms a fabulous setting for the RTE Summit 2023.

The venue is located just 15 minutes from Amsterdam. You can get there easily from Amsterdam Central, Schiphol or any other station in Amsterdam. The venue address is: Lange Begijnestraat 11 2011 HH Haarlem.

Visit PHIL's website

How to get there:
By train - from Haarlem station it's a 10 minute walk - find your personal route on Google Maps
By bus
- from Haarlem station 50 'busstop Stadsschouwburg' - find your personal route: www.9292.nl
By car - 5 minutes from the A200 - find your personal route on Google Maps

Parking options:

Parking garage Appelaar at Damstraat 12, walk of 2 minutes
Parking garage De Kamp
, De Witstraat 1, walk of 8 minutes
Parking garage Raaks at Zijlvest 45, walk of 9 minutes

Accomodation options near the venue

If you’re looking for a place to stay during the event, we have some recommendations for you below:

  • Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals, 4-star hotel in the city centre of Haarlem. Located behind the court and 1-minute walking distance from PHIL - Go to the website Amrâth
  • Carlton Square hotel, 4-star hotel with a 12 PM check-out. Located next to Frederikspark and 12-minutes walking distance from PHIL - Go to the website of Carlton Square hotel
  • Hotel Lion D'Or, situated right next to the train station of Haarlem and 10-minutes walking distance from PHIL - Go to the website Lion D'or
  • MAF Haarlem Boutique Hotel, a small monumental hotel with 14 hotel rooms. Located at 7-minutes walking distance from the venue and 10-minutes walking distance from the Haarlem train station. - Go to the website of MAF Haarlem Boutique Hotel
  • Hotel ML, located behind the venue PHIL at 2-minutes walking distance and 10-minutes walking distance from Haarlem train station - Go to the website Hotel ML
  • Brass Hotel Suites, 5-star boutique hotel in Art Deco style with 14 suites. Just 2-minutes walking distance from the venue PHIL - Go to the website Brass Hotel Suites
  • Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem, modern 4-star hotel with wellness, sauna's, fitness and a shuttle service to the centre of Haarlem that you can make use of or a 25-minutes walking distance. Also has a good connection with the bus lines 300 and 73 that go to the centre of Haarlem. - Go to the website of Van der Valk Haarlem

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

Get your tickets now

Ticket price: 1295,-

Join us for the 8th version of the RTE Summit, a two-day event where you will learn from your peers and gain insights into the latest trends and best practices about the RTE role. Our tickets include a welcome coffee with pastries, a buffet lunch, and drinks with bites, as well as interactive workshops that will help you enhance your skills and network with other RTE professionals.

Look back at our past RTE Summits

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