Speakers RTE Summit 2022

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!

Ali Hajou

Chairman RTE Summit 2022 / SPCT at BlinkLane Consulting
Ali is an absolute Agile Nerd with more than a decade of proven, hands-on experience of supporting Agile adoption.
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Carl Starendal

SAFe Fellow and SPCT at We Are Movement
Carl is an Enterprise lean/agile trainer, coach and Swedens only SAFe Fellow and Program Consultant Trainer (SAFe SPCT). He has worked directly for Scaled Agile, Inc.,
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Christine Heitmann

Teamlead Team Coaches at Rewe Group
Christine has been responsible for the Scrum Masters/ Team Coaches of toom IT (a REWE Group company) since May 2021 and in this role is a co-creator of the agile transformation. Together with her team, she coaches the currently 25 agile teams on their way to a mature agile delivery process.
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Christoph Stettina

Senior Consultant at BlinkLane Consulting and Assistant Professor at Leiden University
Christoph is a senior consultant with experience in a wide range of business agility subjects and passion in connecting strategy to execution. He is very interested in agile and iterative methodologies, and the human aspects of work.
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Cindy van Epps

Principle Consultant/SPCT at Project & Team
Cindy’s first job out of college was crafting Space Shuttle Flight Design Software at Johnson Space Center. Over the subsequent years she has been a software developer, technical lead, development manager, consultant, and solution developer.
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Clémence Muriana

Release Train Engineer at Stellantis
Clémence has 14+ years of experience working in Agile in IT companies playing scrum-roles such as Scrum Master and Proxy-PO in various complex environments. She also works in "Agile at scale" since 4.5 years for multiple solutions.
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Dominik Lorenzer

RTE, Trainer, SPC, Agile Coach at BMW Group
A big part of Dominik's current work is to combine the OKR Framework with the SAFe Framework, about which he will talk in this years RTE Summit.
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Eelco Rustenburg

SPCT / Digital Transformer / Agile Writer at BlinkLane Consulting
Eelco is Partner at BlinkLane Consulting and Senior trainer at Gladwell Academy. He is a seasoned Agile management consultant and one of worlds top trainers. He has written the bestselling book “the Power of Scrum” together with Jeff Sutherland.
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Guus Prick

RTE
24 years in 17 words and one number: Coder -> Lead Developer -> Requirements Engineer -> Lead Functional Architect -> Program manager -> Release Train engineer of a 12 team ART.
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Hào Lǐ

Agile Coach at Allianz Consulting, SAFe® iSPCT, RTE
Hào provides guidance, consulting, training and coaching services across Lean Portfolio Management, Solution Management, LACE and Agile Release Trains for Business Master Platform Program
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Heiko Sudar

RTE, Trainer, SPC, Agile Coach at BMW Group
Since 2018, Heiko has been working as an Agile Master at the BMW Group in scaled environments in the areas of Connected Drive, Data Analytics and Dealer Channel.
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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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Jurgen Appelo

Author, serial founder, successful entrepreneur and speaker
As a serial founder, successful entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Jurgen is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers. He also offers a platform for you to share your practices and stories with the rest of the world.
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Maarten Lim

Research Internship at BlinkLane Consulting
Maarten is a graduate student MSc ICT in Business at Leiden University. The past year he has taken a scientific deep dive into the topics of organizational agility and agile transformations.
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Mayank Khare

RTE of the Year 2021 / Agile Transformation Coach at KLM
Mayank is an Agile enthusiast with more than 17 years of total working experience and 10+ years of agile experience in various roles and aspects (RTE, SM, PO, Epic Owner, System team lead). He is someone who has a practical approach with respect to Agile implementations, be it IT, Business, NFRs, OPS or any other aspect.
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Michiel Lamers, Danny van Loon and Koen van der Aa

RTE at APG Asset Management
3 RTE's with a lot of combined experience to give you the tools you need for better insights...
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Niels Groen

Managing Partner and SPCT at BlinkLane Consulting
Niels is Managing Partner at BlinkLane Consulting and Senior trainer at Gladwell Academy. He holds a PhD in Policy and Governance, based on his research on escalating public IT- projects, and a Master’s degree in International Business.
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Odile Moreau

SAFe Strategic advisor and SPCT at Scaled Agile Inc.
Odile has 20+ years of experience helping profit and non-profit organizations in the fields of IT Service Management, Business Information Management, and Software Engineering across Europe. Over the last ten years, Odile has been helping leaders and teamsadopt Lean and Agile values, mindset, principles, and practices at scale.
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Rajender Bouman

Agilist building Value Based ARTs
Rajender is RTE certified and working for 25 years in different IT roles, with specific knowledge and experience in the financial industry. He finds practical solutions and helps departments and companies in their Agile Way of Working, based on AgileSAFe, taking into account the Agile transition journey of the company, and common sense.
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Rod Morrison

SPC, EMEA Partnerships Director at CPrime
Rod a Former Army Officer (15 years) who made the logical move into the world of Agile, which shares many of the same code of values and standards.
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Rune Christensen

Strategic Advisor and SPCT at Scaled Agile Inc.
Rune has 20 years of experience in the software industry working within telecommunication as well as the financial and energy sector. He has supported several Enterprises transforming their ways of working using lean-agile practices and helped them achieve greater business outcomes.
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Silvio Wandfluh

Product and Business Developer at piplanning.io
Passionate about building great products with great people, Silvio is a critical thinker focusing on customer centered problems worth solving
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Stefan Groen

Captain at a large Dutch Airline
Stefan is captain at a large Dutch airline. With almost 20 years of experience in aviation, he understands the importance and implications of servant leadership.
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Töresin Karakoyun

Medical Software Product Lead at Bayer
Töresin has a diploma’s degree in computer sciences with part-time studies in theoretical medicine from the Technical University Dortmund. In his career, he has built extensive knowledge and experience in disparate industries and domains, such as logistics and supply chain management at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund and headed a research unit Clinical Research Informatics at the University Clinics in Düsseldorf.
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Willem-Jan van Asseldonk

Sr. Sales Engineer and Solutions Architect at Digital.ai
Willem-Jan has always been interested in how people and teams work together. From his first role as a software engineer, he had built a career analyzing and improving software development, with a particular focus how processes, ways of working and people can be best connected.
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Wolfgang Brandhuber

SPCT at Project and Team
Wolfgang is doctor-engineer in electrical engineering and has worked as an IT consultant for more than 16 years.
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