Key Note Speakers

Peter Vesterbacka

"Fun Learning going places"

Entrepreneur, FinEst Bay Area

Peter Vesterbacka is one of the two co-founders of Finest Bay Area Development. 

Before FinEst Bay Area Peter was best known as the Mighty Eagle at, where his job is to lead Angry Birds into a multi-billion dollar franchise.

Peter has been active with startup companies for years and he is the founder of MobileMonday, ConnectedDay, Some Bazaar and Slush conference.

Jukka Salonen

Chief Portfolio Officer at Nordea

Jukka Salonen is the Head of Nordea Group Simplification. He is leading one of the most ambitious business transformation programmes in the European banking world to build up the future bank. Simplification is to build an end-to-end digital bank based on new banking platforms in core banking, payments and data. At the same time building up sustainable change capabilities to lay the foundation for agility. Jukka Salonen has a strong foothold in the financial industry working in several strategical positions in Nordea as well as in the European Industry associations. Prior to heading the Simplification Programme he worked as CEO for Nordea Finance 2007-2014.

Speakers

Virpi Rowe

"Agile scrum contracts and project plans - how to make the match? "

CEO at Radtac Oy

Virpi started her career from project and program management, moving on to client facing roles in product and portfolio management. Virpi is currently based in Finland but has been living and working for years in China and in the USA. 

Since 2010 Virpi has been working as a Lean|Agile trainer and coach. She is a certified Scrum Master, Product Owner and SAFe SPCT (program consultant trainer). Virpi has been training hundreds of people from different industries and public organisations on SAFe certification courses. Virpi is specialised in Lean|Agile transformations, coaching teams through the change journey. 

"There are traditional contracts and traditional projects. This is fine. But sometimes there are agile projects with traditional contracts This calls for trouble. Big time. The presentation helps the audience to build better contracts and project plans for truly agile deliveries."

Teemu Uotila

CEO at Vincit CoOp Oy.

Teemu likes to quote Henry Rollins:

“No such thing as spare time
No such thing as free time
No such thing as down time
All you got is life time”

Working with ICT sector has taught Teemu the different challenges a person faces when working in the high-intensive industry and fast-paced sales environment. He is highly energetic and goal-oriented and has very customer focused mind-set. Teemu has been working in many countries in his current position, in both leadership and business development roles.

Mark Engelhardt

International Institute for Learning (IIL), Trainer and Consultant.

Mark Engelhardt is a senior trainer and consultant with valuable hands-on project management experience in various operational departments of large multinational organizations. This practical experience enables Mark to convey
project management theory in a pragmatic, hands-on, and authentic manner.
Mark is founder and an active member of the Project Management Institute’s Austria Chapter. He is also a recognized lecturer in several universities.

Towo Toivola

Agile Competence Lead at Siili Solutions

“Should the people of the world,
achieve more with less,
and be happier doing it?”

“I am a seasoned professional of many software development efforts, big and small, chaotic and Agile. I have not only deep understanding on the nature of Agile, Lean, leadership, learning organizations, and human responsibility, but I have also applied them in practice. I can design technical organizations and processes that support business, not obstruct it.
I am an organizational leader who can talk business with business and tech with techies.
I have a firm foundation of experience from many engineering roles in software development since 1998.” 

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