Pioneer, Groundbreaker, Visionary
Jurgen Appelo 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. Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or…Dutch guy.
Ceyda loves communicating with people of all backgrounds and supporting them with bringing their ideas into life. An avid reader, she enjoys building partnerships with authors and featuring their work to reach a wider audience. She has been living in the United States for almost a decade and travels frequently. Ceyda spends her free time thinking and learning about empowerment, psychology, and education.
Strategizer, Planner, Innovator
Harald’s professional background is in business development, marketing, and general management. He has 20 years’ experience in high-tech markets and considers himself a practical strategist with a focus on creating business models that make customers and businesses smile. He lives in Germany, near Frankfurt. Harald’s personal interests are understanding human behavior, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.
Architect, Gamer, Futurist
Kirill has been building software products in various professional roles over the last 10 years. Before that he was active in the online gamer world for 10 years, playing Starcraft I & II, regularly taking part in the World Cyber Games regional finals. When not working, Kirill likes Crossfit & running, and tortures himself in obstacle course races.
Gold miner, bridge builder, encourager
Paula has over 17 years of experience working for tech companies, handling Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success. She loves working at the intersection of people, communications, and purpose. Paula is currently building a full-size, working R2D2 with her 12-year-old daughter, and also spends her free time contributing to local education innovation projects in Santa Barbara, CA.
Design guru, pixel pusher
Ruaridh is an award-winning UI/UX digital designer and creative director originally from Edinburgh, Scotland with 16 years of experience designing for a diverse range of brands such as Channel 4, Procter & Gamble, Danone, Tottenham Hotspur and Standard Life. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, listening to rock music and writing design articles and tutorials for Designmodo and Digital Arts Online.
Dariusz has been working in mobile for nearly a decade. Symbian was the gateway drug but it quickly gave way to Android and its ecosystem. Loves trying out bleeding-edge technologies and spending every spare hour on learning new stuff. Happy husband and a father of two.
Web wizard, engineer, free-wheeler
Deep thinker, Nudge master
Iain is a former teacher who spent ten years building gamification and agile principles into the classroom. Building on his “wasted youth” as a gamer and his knowledge of philosophy, psychology, human-centred design and behavioral economics, he’s experimented with techniques usually sidelined in education in order to find the best solutions to prepare all students for the challenges of 21st Century life.
Tech wizard, Map maker, Birthday baker
Mathias is passionate about science, computer, sports and music. In the recent past, he worked in the games industry and discovered that agile methods can overcome structural problems. Working with complex systems led him to understand Management 3.0: empower your people your and teams, align constraints and develop and encourage individual competence and growth.
Insight Master, Architect, Explorer
Pedro loves to work on challenging projects where he can help bring the best in each team member. Discovering new ways to do things, always having an open mind for new ideas, combined with his global project management consulting background make Pedro a great addition to the team.
Decoder, Imagineer, Team Gluestick
Thomas has spent the last 7 years as an internal Agile Coach in small and big companies, dealing with millennials and traditional management. He loves to use unusual workshops and meeting formats to break through barriers. His purpose in life is to bring improvement to organizations, teams and individuals, so they are empowered to foster their own learning and change. Being a Management 3.0 practitioner and an avid reader on organizational design, he uses systems thinking, the wisdom of crowds, and Learning 3.0 to promote better leadership and decisions within organizations.
Being raised in a Japanese community in Brazil, he loves everything related to Japanese pop culture: J-pop music, Anime, Manga, food, and crazy Japanese TV advertisements.