Speakers 2022

Are you interested in speaking at Agile Tampere 2022? Please contact us.

Darren Wilmshurst

Director Cprime Ltd, SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) and SAFe Fellow

Darren has a background in commercial management, being an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers following sixteen years in Retail Banking. His final role was as a Senior Personal Banking Manager at Lloyds TSB. A career change into IT in the late 1990s has led to a number of roles within IT including three Head of Department positions covering the complete spectrum of IT delivering complex programmes, business transformations and an impressive record of negotiating and implementing multi-million pound contracts including Outsourcing, Off-shoring and ERP systems. He is also a Chartered IT Professional.


Using Lean-Agile ways to deliver Enterprise Transformation Execution

This talk is all based on the work Darren has done with a Radtac Team in a Military Organisation in the UK that wanted to adopt Lean-Agile ways of working and the various experimentations we have run. So, this is practice not theory! The organisation wanted Radtac Team to enable transformation and not have it ‘done to them’ i.e. teach them how to fish and not to fish for them! They didn’t want a traditional SI approach to change.

So, in an effort to ‘drink our own champagne’ Radtac Team wanted to implement change in an agile way and create an organisation that could sustain their change going forward.  Darren is going to talk about how they have used the work from John Kotter and how they applied them to an Enterprise Transformation Execution.  In particular doing Transformation Execution in an Agile way and yet, time after time we see organisations undertaking change (in particular agile change) in a waterfall way! They design everything upfront, create a beautiful but completely fictitious plan and then set up a number of siloed workstreams to implement the plan!

Cliff Hazell

Co-Founder FlightLevels.io + Host #FlightClub with Klaus Leopold. (previously @ Spotify). Speak and Teach on Systems, Science and Sapiens.

Cliff has made a career out of breaking down the obstacles that stand in the way of great work. He is often challenging the status quo in his quest to develop the right culture and systems for creation of excellent Companies and Products. After a tour of addresses across South Africa, Cliff moved to Stockholm where he led a team of Coaches at Spotify for 4 years. Now having founded Flight Levels Academy focuses on helping companies be effective as they Scale.


Beyond Copy Paste Agile –  Building the missing links between Strategy and Operational Agility.

Today it’s common for company leaders to express a desire to be more agile, and many embark on expensive change journeys, to make their teams more agile. After years on this journey fraught with “resistance” and lots of change, and yet seldom able to show results that are meaningful to customers or the business. Part of the problem is the core assumption that the problems, and therefore solutions exist at the team level or with the individual humans.
My experience is that to delight customers, collaboration is required between the humans, teams and departments. This focusing on the parts (individuals and teams) rarely improves the whole, in ways customers will appreciate or pay for.

Jose Casal

Business agility consultant & trainer.

Jose Casal is a business agility consultant & trainer with extensive experience. He is dedicated to helping organisations and individuals embrace modern management concepts including Flow Thinking, Kanban, Flight Levels & Scrum. Strongly motivated towards continuous learning and research, he is able to help organisations achieve better Agility.