Marc Barbens, Everis
Marc Barbens is Agile Delivery Manager in everis. With almost 20 years of experience in IT environments, has dedicated his last years to service management, improvement of Quality processes as well as to enhance the internal transformation of his company towards Agile.
Since he met Lean and Agile, he has worked to become an agent of change, putting his focus on improving the happiness of the teams, in their autonomy, through promoting confidence and transparency environments. People who worked with him considers he is an inspirational person, a good communicator, a great listener, close and concerned about improving the environment under his influence.
Great lover of reading, theatre and the bike, is now passionate in deepening his knowledge and career in the transformation of organizations to agility.
Dimitar Karaivanov, Kanbanize
Dimitar Karaivanov, CEO and Co-founder of Kanbanize, is a Lean-thinker and a Kanban practitioner with a solid background in the areas of software development and process improvement. His expertise was gained through more than 15 years of career development at companies like Johnson Controls, SAP and Software AG.
Dimitar has envisioned and brought to life the idea of Kanbanize as aimed at solving problems in the way companies manage big initiatives spread across multiple teams. Through the success of his company, he has proven that Kanban can be used for product development and not just change management activities. He is passionate about achieving extreme performance at scale and applying Lean / Kanban outside IT. Dimitar is a keynote speaker and author of ‘Lean Software Development with Kanban’. He is an active member of the Lean / Kanban community and supporter of initiatives, which aim to promote it.
Guillermo Montoya, Deiser/Atlassian
Ex.smoker and marathonist (training for his 9th one, Berlin), co-Founder and CEO of DEISER since 1998. Almost last eight years devoted to adapting Agile principles, company transformation and building a new DEISER more open and innovative. He considers Atlassian as an exemplar archetype, and the boost of their inspiration and change. DEISER has the status of Atlassian Platinum Partner Enterprise since 2011, but they have been talking for more than 12 years about Jira and Confluence, when there were only a handful of companies wanting to see how it worked.
Passionate about technology, about the collaboration between people and the transformation that both of them are generating in the society, compulsive reader, writter of a book that it’s only in his head and that will probably never be published. Determined to improve himself as a professional and as a human being. He is a regular speaker at conferences, events, training courses and meetings.
His favorite motto: ‘Be the Change you Seek’; obsessed with making people around him happy: Customers, suppliers, employees and partners. His vision: DEISER to be an example so that thousands of organizations can build a healthy, profitable, sustainable and socially responsible business ecosystem.
Sonya Siderova, Nave
A certified Kanban Coach and Lean Project Manager, Sonya holds an extensive track record in helping businesses improve their process efficiency, delivery times and team performance. By facilitating organisational change, Sonya has helped large-scale businesses meet and exceed value-focused objectives.
With over a decade of experience in software development, process optimisation and product management, Sonya knows how to affect the way people work together in order to deliver outstanding products.
Sonya is the founder at Nave, a Kanban analytics suite that helps managers across the world optimise their workflows using a data-driven approach. A goal of spotting bottlenecks and performance trends at a glance evolved into a data-visualisation solution that helps Kanban teams rely on numbers, not guesswork, to deliver value to their customers quickly and efficiently. Today, teams spanning across many industries have become more productive, self-managed and excited about their work, and Nave helped them get there.
Mahesh Singh, Swift Kanban
Mahesh brings over 25 years of experience in Product Management, Marketing and Consulting/ Professional Services. Since 2011, Mahesh has been closely involved with the Kanban community and lead Digité’s participation in the Lean/ Kanban conferences and other events. Working closely with Kanban pioneer, David Anderson, and various thought-leaders, Mahesh has led the development of the SwiftKanban product to adopt various principles of the Kanban Method, easing it’s adoption by organizations implementing Kanban. Mahesh works closely with Digité customers implementing Lean/ Kanban initiatives as well as Kanban thought-leaders worldwide, providing training and consulting services for them. He is an LKU-certified AKT and KCP.