RTE Summit NYC 2024

February 6, 2024 and February 7, 2024
Convene at 237 Park Avenue, New York City
The first ever event for Release Train Engineers in New York City! This Summit is your fast-track to gaining cutting-edge insights, honing your RTE skills, and expanding your professional network!


February 6, 2024 February 7, 2024

Networking Coffee & Breakfast

Come in, hang your coat and get your badge and start the day with a nice cup of coffee and breakfast and meet your peers!

Kick off Day 1 of the 9th RTE Summit

Welcome to the 1st RTE Summit in New York. Time to huddle up and meet your hosts of the day, Ali and Terese. They will set the stage for the RTE Summit and tell you what's in store!

Photo of Ali Hajou Ali Hajou Host
Photo of Terese Ingram Terese Ingram Host

Opening Keynote

Photo of Rocky Bleier Rocky Bleier 4xNFL Superbowl Champion&Vietnam veteran

Touchdown with Process Mining: Value Stream Management for the Business Process Playing Field

Photo of Heiko Sudar Heiko Sudar BMW
Photo of Dominik Lorentzer Dominik Lorentzer BMW

Coffee & Connect

Grab a cup of coffee or refreshment and a pick-me-up at the Nourish stations and come meet our Partners!

Case studies: Pick ‘n Choose

You can pick and choose one case study that you find most interesting.

Huddle Up - Tackling Success with PI Objectives

Photo of Richelle Bixler Richelle Bixler Edward Jones
Photo of Saahil Panikar Saahil Panikar Edward Jones

Building the Winning Team with the People Runway

Photo of Michael Stump Michael Stump Just Leading Solutions

Catalyzing Teams’ Ballgame amidst Large Scale Enterprise Transformations

Photo of Gagan Marhawa Gagan Marhawa TD

Cultivate a Flow Mindset in Your Organization

In today's fast-paced business environment, it's more important than ever to deliver value continuously. That's where flow comes in. Flow occurs when there is a smooth, linear, and fast movement of work product from step to step in a relevant value stream. You are uniquely positioned as an RTE to help your organization achieve flow. In this session, you'll learn how to become a flow champion.

Photo of Cheryl Crupi Cheryl Crupi Scaled Agile Inc.

Lunch & Connect

Enjoy your lunch while connecting with peers and our partners.

Interactive sessions: Pick 'n Choose

You can pick and choose a workshop, interactive session or case study. Note that the same sessions will be there on day 1. So you can follow 2 of these sessions throughout the summit!

Going for Two - Scoring Big with PI Objectives

Photo of Richelle Bixler Richelle Bixler Edward Jones
Photo of Saahil Panikar Saahil Panikar Edward Jones

How Porsche Quarterbacks Transform Portfolios with Playbooks

Photo of Malte Luik Malte Luik Porsche
Photo of Andreas Gross Andreas Gross Porsche

GRC* is from Venus, Scaled Agile is from Mars

*Governance, Risk management, Compliance (GRC) is From Venus, Scaled Agile is from Mars

Photo of Magnus Juvas Magnus Juvas Solidify
Photo of Emelie Alftrén Emelie Alftrén Solidify

SAFe for Good - The LawGecko Experience

Photo of Russell Avre Russell Avre Glappy

Coffee & Connect

Grab a cup of coffee or refreshment and a pick-me-up at the Nourish stations and come meet our Partners!

Energizer: The Rhythm of a Team

Closing Keynote - What Matters When Leading in Multicultural Environments

Photo of Niko Kaintantzis Niko Kaintantzis Kegon

Wrap up Day 1

Photo of Ali Hajou Ali Hajou Host
Photo of Terese Ingram Terese Ingram Host

Happy Hour

What Can You Expect?

You can expect a unique RTE Summit - Superbowl edition - that will feature experts that like a starting Quarterback are born to take the stage when it matters. We will deep dive into the following topics:

  • Effective huddles: how to refocus our teams and your leadership on the goals
  • Performance analysis & how do you quantify success?
  • How to adjust mid game? MVP thinking & doing
  • How to build a winning team; individual gains versus team gains
  • Is your agility only applicable to your context? Or can you still question the context?

Get set for a dynamic two-day event! Packed with riveting keynotes, interactive workshops, a lot of networking chances to connect with RTEs from all over the world. Elevate your insights and expand your network—be there!

Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results, the process rather than the prize.
– Bill Walsh, San Francisco 49ers (1979–1988)​


Rocky Bleier

4x NFL Superbowl Champion + Vietnam veteran
Rocky Bleier’s story - a gripping tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battle fields of Vietnam - has held audiences in rapt attention for years.
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Marina Kernes

Assistant CIO for the City of Burbank and former VP Portfolio Management
Marina Kernes boasts a remarkable career in IT management spanning more than 25 years, with a distinguished 12-year tenure as an executive at renowned
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Michael Kerr

President of Inspiring Workplaces
Michael Kerr is a Hall of Fame speaker who travels the world researching, writing, and speaking about inspiring workplace cultures, inspiring leaders, and businesses that leverage their humor resources to drive outrageous results.
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Russell Avre

VP of Products at Glappy
Russell Avre, a seasoned social entrepreneur, is fervently committed to eradicating poverty in Africa. Celebrated for infusing Agile methodologies
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Michael Stump

Business Agility Accelerator | SAFe Fellow at JLS
Michael is a SAFe Fellow & SPCT, is a Lean-Agile Leader and mentor to executives on state-of-the-art SAFe practices and full Business Agility across all industries.
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Aly Orloff

Agile Coach and SAFe Transformation Leader at Lockheed Martin
Aly commits to innovation, especially the practice and teaching of Agile methodologies. Part of the LACE in Lockheed Martin, she is an instructor for the Scaled
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Get Inspired by the Venue

Venue: Convene at 237 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City

Convene is located right at the center of New York City at Park Avenue 237, just around the corner of the beautiful historic Grand Central Station. Convene provides the perfect warm and intimate atmosphere to spark our best collaborative moments and ensure the best environment for new learnings and connections.

How to get there?
Convene at 237 Park Avenue is located on Lexington Avenue between 45th & 46th Street near the following subway stations: 4,5,6,7,and S. If you are coming by subway into the Grand Central – 42 St Station, use the Northeast exit.

Nearby Parking
Manhattan Parking Park Avenue
277 Park Ave, New York, NY 10172 Entrance: 101 E 47th St (bet Park Ave & Lexington Ave)
(212) 752-6181

212 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017
(212) 888-2540

Nearby Bus Stations
Lexington Ave & E 47th St
Madison Ave & E 45th St
Third Ave & E 45th St

Nearby Train Station
Grand Central Terminal - 42nd St

Nearby Subway Lines

  • 4, 5
    Lexington Ave - 51st St
  • 4, 5, 6, S, 7
    42nd St- Grand Central Station

Hotel recommendations

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

Club Quarters Hotel, Grand Central

128 East 45th St
New York, NY 10017
200ft from Convene

InterContinental New York Barclay

111 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
0.2 miles from Convene

AC Hotel New York Downtown

151 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
0.2 miles from Convene

Even Hotels

221 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
0.2 miles from Convene

There is a wide variety of hotels available nearby the venue: https://bit.ly/rtesummitnyc202...

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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 1st edition of the RTE Summit NYC! Learn more about our Platinum, Gold, and Silver packages today by contacting Joost Brugman for more information.

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

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