Certified trainer

Eelco Rustenburg

Eelco Rustenburg is Partner at Blinklane Consulting and Gladwell Academy.

Eelco is a certified SPCT (SAFe Practice Consultant Trainer) and Agile Master, and he is a well-known Agilist in the community. He has written the top 100 book in The Netherlands on Scrum: “The Power of Scrum”, which has since been translated into 4 languages. Eelco has been at the forefront of the Agile community for more than 15 years now. He has helped Philips in its transformation to Scrum and Agile, and he continued to work there in the Agile Center of Excellence, going on to train more than 1,000 people. Currently, Eelco has been accompanying an Agile/SAFe transformation at ASML.

With an impressive list aimed at large businesses, (senior) management, and program/project management, Eelco is renowned for his Agile workshops. He is also a known speaker at both in-house and public events. Recent events which he has partaken in include CIO Day in Holland, ALE2011 in Berlin, JFall in Holland, diverse business events at Rabobank, Agile consortium, Nationale-Nederlanden, Essent, Achmea SAP, and XPDays (Madrid).

Eelco is an Agile management thinker, program manager for change programs, and creative thought leader for Agile practices, principles, and behavior. His ability to change mindsets alongside processes and structures is valuable for any large change program.

Since July 2017, Eelco is the first Dutch individual to be accredited as an official SPCT. This allows him to train SAFe Program Consultants (SPC 5.1).


The SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) certification is the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile. The SPCT program recognizes individuals who demonstrate superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting Agile across an enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework®.