David J. Anderson Chairman, Lean Kanban Inc.
David Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective teams. He leads a consulting, training and publishing and event planning business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. He has 30+ years experience in the high technology industry starting with computer games in the early 1980’s. He has led software teams delivering superior productivity and quality using innovative agile methods at large companies such as Sprint and Motorola. David is the pioneer of the Kanban Method, an approach to evolutionary to improvement, and Enterprise Services Planning, a system of management for modern businesses operating in complex environments.David is the author of three books, Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business; Lessons in Agile Management: On the Road to Kanban, and Agile Management for Software Engineering – Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results.
Simon Wardley Advisor, Leading Edge Forum
Simon Wardley is a Researcher for Leading Edge Forum, a global research and thought leadership programme dedicated to helping large organizations reimagine their organizations and leadership for a technology-driven future. Simon is also lead practitioner for LEFs Wardley Maps Advisory service which helps client anticipate market and ecosystem developments so they know where to go and why.Simon’s focus is on strategic play both at an industrial and global level. He is the author of multiple reports including Clash of the Titans: Can China Dethrone Silicon Valley?, a pioneer in the use of topographical intelligence within business, a former executive and an advisory board member for several successful start-ups. He has twice been voted as one of the UK's top 50 most influential people in technology. Simon has spent the last 20 years defining future strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and Technology industries. He is a passionate advocate in the fields of strategic play, organizational structure, open source and leadership and is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide.
Sara Öhrvall Senior Advisor & Co-Founder, Mindmill Network
Sara Öhrvall is a senior advisor and co-founder of Mindmill Network, an international network of experts advising companies and organizations in their digital transformation. She is a Board Director of Investor AB, the leading Nordic investment company, SEB, a leading Nordic financial services group, Vinnova, the Swedish government innovation agency, and Umeå University. She is also a columnist at Dagens Industri, the leading financial daily newspaper in Sweden, where she writes about technology trends and the chair of Pontus Schultz Foundation, which gathers some 300 CEOs, experts and change makers in the Swedish business community in yearly high-level events to advance sustainability for prosperity.Sara’s background includes Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Bonnier, the leading Nordic media group of 175 companies in 15 countries. She was responsible for the digital transformation of new digital media products, including magazines, newspapers, books, TV, movies and games. During two years, she was based in San Francisco, starting up Bonnier’s R&D-initiative in the US.Other experiences include Managing Director and partner of brand agency Differ, founder of the innovation agency Ninety and Product Development Director at Volvo Cars, where she was responsible for product development of jeep hybrids, sports and eco-friendly cars. Sara has worked in Tokyo, London, Singapore and Brussels and has a Master Degree from Umeå Business School in Sweden. She has also studied at Duke University and Parsons School of Design in the US.
Freudenberg Sallyann Agile Specialist, Sallyann Freudenberg Consulting Ltd.
Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is a consultant and trainer focused on more human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development and since parenting an autistic son has developed an interest in neuro-diversity. Through re-assessing her own traits and neurology, and considering the extra-ordinary people with whom she has worked over her 25+ years in tech, Sal is raising awareness of the benefits of having diversity in our organisations, and is helping the industry to begin to understand how to support and nurture every kind of brain.