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Jonathan Clark & Partners
Jonathan Clark teaches Innovation Games courses and designs and produces Innovation Games engagements across Western Europe as part of his work as an independent advisor on strategy and Innovation. Jonathan’s 20 years experience in technology and international publishing gives him deep understanding of running customer-centric businesses. He brings energy and enthusiasm into everything he does. Jonathan’s particular skill is to help people see things from new perspectives and to inspire them to make things happen.
Deb Colden Executive Coaching
Deb Colden is an independent strategy consultant and executive coach and a veteran of the high tech industry with extensive experience in management and cross-organizational leadership roles. Described by clients a “high-energy, thought-provoking, actionable and empowering,” Deb specializes in helping leaders and teams achieve aggressive goals in less time and with greater focus. She is known for her pragmatic, business and customer-focused approach and frequently uses Innovation Games® with her own clients.
Conteneo | Spearfish Innovation
San Francisco Bay Area
An executive consultant in strategy and marketing, Sue’s experience spans from working with cross-functional teams to C-level and boards, and with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. She has over 25 years experience in a variety of executive strategic and operational roles in high tech, including roles in general management, innovation and new business, and as Hewlett-Packard’s Vice President of Global Operations. With degrees in physics and an MBA, Sue is known for her pragmatic and business-focused approach. Sue has consulted with and managed teams spread across the globe, with extensive experience with distance collaboration.
Jurgen De Smet is an innovator & facilitator, coach & trainer, author & speaker. He started to really learn (read: out of school) in 1996 within Software Development environments all over Europe. Since 2006, Jurgen has been designing work activities and processes using game techniques with a focus on collaboration, engagement and fun. Throughout the years he acquired the practice and skills to design and facilitate Innovation Games®, Gamestorming, Business Model Generation & other highly collaborative workshops in many different domains and on many different levels.
Annelies de Meyere
Annelies is a brainstorm facilitator, trainer and coach for teams and individuals, Management 3.0 facilitator and practitioner, Certified LeSS Practitioner and Certified Purple Belt Innovation Games Collaboration Architect and Instructor. She helps companies adapt towards a more flexible way of working, guids teams towards better results and facilitates change management. She is highly specialised in getting teams with different cultural backgrounds on the same level of communication, reaching far better results and stronger team bonds.
Jesse Fewell is a writer, coach and trainer in innovation and agile methods. In addition to speaking for Agile, Scrum and PMI conferences, he has helped teams across the world deliver products faster with higher quality. A leader in the advancement of management practices, he founded the PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-authored the Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide®. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is the world’s only certified Project Management Professional® (PMP) to also hold the expert-level agile designations of Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), and Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor (IGQI).
Tom Grant has been using serious games for over two decades, in education, software innovation, and military affairs. He currently works as a senior consultant for the Cutter Consortium, and previously as a senior analyst at Forrester Research. Earlier, he worked in Silicon Valley companies as big as Oracle, and as small as ones you probably have never heard of. Tom is also the founder of the Serious Games At Work website, where he is collecting success stories and other information for newbies and veterans alike. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
Founder of CREAgile
Founder of CREAgile, Raphaël is an experienced business consultant and coach, as well as a recognized expert in Mobile Internet, Telco & Media industries. He has been managing international teams and projects for 15 years within the Orange group, serving in multiple positions such as Head of R&D content platforms, Head of Location-Based Services, Group Director of the Start-up Program, Group Director of the Mobile Games Business Unit. He has been using visual thinking and gamification techniques for 10 years to facilitate product design and marketing for start-ups or corporate new ventures. Raphaël is CSM and CSPO, holds a Master in Management & Business Administration from ESCP Europe, and is giving lectures and conferences on Innovation or Mobile Internet for several Universities or Business Events. Connect on LinkedIn.
Mountain View, CA
Luke Hohmann is the founder and CEO of Conteneo. The author of three books, Luke’s playfully diverse life experiences have uniquely prepared him to design and produce serious games. Luke graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering and an M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to data structures and artificial intelligence, he studied cognitive psychology and organizational behavior.
Part geek and part people person, AgileBill Krebs has worked as a developer, performance engineer at IBM, consulting firms, online education and in the Healthcare Industry. He’s used and taught Agile methods since 2001 to more than 1,000 engineers and managers worldwide. He’s presented at agile conferences and user groups since 2002. Bill combines certifications and qualifications in Scrum, Myers-Briggs, Innovation Games® and Virtual Worlds to specialize in tools for distributed teams. He blogs for PMI Voices and founded the Distributed Agile Congress global user group. He also works to support the Virtual Ability community for people with disabilities.
Masa K Maeda is the founder of ValueInnova LLC, a Lean and Agile management consulting company that operates in USA, Canada, Spain and Latin America. Masa developed Lean Value Innovation, a framework for continuous improvement at all levels of the organization by balancing the way processes, tools and stakeholders interact, and doing ubiquitous innovation to improve it with great success. He integrates Systems Thinking, Lean Thinking, Agile Thinking, Serious Games, Kanban and Scrum. Innovation Games® is a key component to their value proposition and Masa himself has developed several Serious Games.He is also a Senior Consultant wit the Cutter Consortium, and previously did R&D at Apple Inc. and was a founding team member of four successful startups in Silicon Valley.
Conteneo | Spearfish Innovation
Mike is passionate about helping teams get unstuck and moving forward so that they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As an executive consultant with concentration in business, strategy, and innovation, Mike has over 15 years of direct consulting experience with clients large and small across a broad range of industries. In addition to strong analytical and communication abilities, his facilitative skills range from designing and delivering large group (75+ participants) multi-day events, to small, virtual team planning sessions. With a business background that includes line management experience in global marketing, R&D, and supply chain operations, he brings a wealth of practical knowledge and systems thinking to his engagements. As Hewlett-Packard’s VP of Global Operations Strategy, Mike led its $50 billion supply chain social responsibility team, Lean Sigma, and strategic planning functions.
Cesario Ramos is the founder of AgiliX Agile Consulting, where he works as a Agile coach and Professional Scrum Trainer. He is a frequent speaker and writer on agile topics at conferences and meetups and the initiator of the Bathtub conferences where people can share and learn together online and free on Scrum, Agile and Lean thinking. Cesario has more then 12 years of experience in the IT industry, acting in roles varying from agile coach and trainer to lead architect and product manager. His coaching and training experiences on Product ownership, Scrum en Leadership with his solid background on development enable Cesario to combine theory with hands-on experience and examples in his trainings. You can read more about Cesario Ramos at www.agilix.nl.
Mexico City, Mexico
Victor is a seasoned consultant for innovation and entrepreneurship with 23+ years of top management experience in both private and public sectors. Former Director of Innovation for the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico where he was representative to the Expert Advisory Group for the Innovation Strategy and other specialized committees at the OECD and UNCTAD. Member of the founder group of Startup Weekend in Mexico with more than 25 participations as mentor and judge. Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership for the Monterrey Institute of Technology, a leading institution in Mexico. He strongly believes in the power of collaboration as a driver for innovation, and the perfect tool for entrepreneurship development, such as Value Proposition Design and Business Model Generation. He is currently deploying Innovation Games in Mexico and Colombia. He organized a Product Box event for more than 300 people at Mexico City in 2010.
Laura is passionate about technology and about helping customers find powerful solutions to pressing problems. She brings 20 years of sales and management experience to Conteneo Inc., including seven years at Uptime Resources where she ran the IT professional services division. Prior to Uptime Resources, Laura was the business development director at E-Color. The seeds for her love of technology were planted during the four years she spent with ObjectSpace. As Sales Director for both the East and then the West Coast, she helped large Fortune accounts successfully adopt object-oriented technology and iterative development practices which was very rewarding. Laura holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has also worked on an MA in Psychology. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and two children and challenges herself a few times a year by participating in a ToughMudder Adventure Race.
Research Triangle, NC
Jason Tanner is the co-founder and CEO of Applied Frameworks, an agile product management consulting firm. Jason has 18+ years of professional experience with software companies, a telecommunications company and the Marine Corps. His expertise spans agile software product management, product marketing, business planning, partner management, project management and leadership. Jason is an active member of the Agile User Group in Research Triangle Park, the Triangle Product Management Association in Raleigh, NC and the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development. He holds a BS degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from Cornell University and a MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Duke University.
Co-Learning Kortrijk, Belgium
If one would have to describe Erik Talboom in one line, it would no doubt be “loves helping people”. Helping others seems to be his drive for as long as he can recall: back in school, Erik used to tutor his co-students. A skill that naturally brought him to a teaching career later on. In his early professional years, Erik worked as a software development teacher at the CVO Antwerp and Karel De Grote Hogeschool Antwerp, spending his spare time working as a freelance developer.
Erik’s mission is to help teams and organizations by improving their way of collaborating, helping them getting things done and, basically, reaching their full potential through a combination training sessions, meeting facilitation and coaching.
Being a passionate gamer on top of all this, Erik believes in enhancing work through play: improving your way of collaborating and working while having fun.
Applied Frameworks Richmond, Virginia
Kevin Rosengren (CSP, CSPO, and CSM) is a Senior Consultant for AppliedFrameworks where he teaches, mentors and coaches product leaders to focus on the business of the product; not just the technology. Before joining the firm, Kevin was a Senior Director for Product Management at Capital One for over six years. With more than 17 years of experience in Product Management, he has lead teams of product managers and designers delivering digital products for the Credit Card and Retail Bank divisions. Previously a Director at E*TRADE responsible for over $30B in deposit products, Kevin’s expertise lies in strategic product development as well as Agile team coaching.
Kevin lives in Richmond, VA and is an avid pilot and musician; serving on several boards including Trustee for the Cathedral Choral Society (Washington, DC) as well as McLean Symphony (McLean, VA). Kevin received his BS in business administration, with concentrations in finance and organizational behavior from Boston University.
Agilbee Paris, France
Nicolas Delahaye, associate Agilbee Excellency is an Agile Coach, Certified Facilitator, and Trainer. It trains people to agility and agile engineering techniques.
It helps organizations to reposition men and women in the center of their issues and projects through the use of Innovation games and collective intelligence. Moreover, it instills the values of agile innovative organizations which can become more efficient.
And finally, when it is not on travel, he spends time taking care of his garden, his family, and to do his best to not be the worst karateka and judoka of Marne.
Amelior Services Paris, France
Greg is an expert in new product development and organizational improvement, providing training, coaching and consulting. He is the founder of Amelior Services, and leads our training and consulting practices. He can help you to lead change in your teams and organization with an emphasis on improving organizational design, strategy and leadership skills, as well as product management and development capability.
He is qualified to teach and coach Agile, Large Scale Scrum (see LeSS.works), Lean thinking and Innovation Games®, and has worked in the domains of Startup and New Product Development, Luxury goods, Digital Entertainment, e-Commerce, Finance, Industrials, Education, High tech and Telecoms.
Blueshift Innovation Kansas City, Missouri
Jenny is a twenty-one year veteran of Technical Project Management with an approach of cultivating success and growth in people, process and products. Jenny’s perspective drives cultivating the “small company start up culture” within large companies.
Since 1994, Jenny worked on teams with “an agile mindset” even before learning an official agile methodology. Some of those early iterative and incremental value-based projects included: the launch of Kansas City’s first web page for the Kansas City Board and Trade; www.80s.com -winner of People Magazine’s 1996 ‘Best of Bytes’; standing up a new record label; acquiring and turning around a failing travel publication; several iconic Sprint device launches; launch of the award-winning Chrysler Connected Vehicle platform UConnect; and several mobile applications. Her approach to continual improvement was illustrated in her leadership of the year-long transformation of Sprint’s Product Development organization into an agile division using several methodologies including Scrum and Kanban. She is currently doing Agile coaching, training, facilitation and consulting as Chief Agilist of Blueshift Innovation.
Actineo London, United Kingdom
Jose Casal is a Lean Agile consultant and trainer. He is intensely passionate about modern management methodologies focusing primarily on Lean Kanban, agile and collaboration frameworks. Jose is both a trainer and a student, striving to learn continuously and to help introduce or support the use of agile principles in companies.
Jose has worked with large private and public sector. He is the Founder and Chair of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group and the lead creator of the BCS Agile Foundation Certificate. He is also the chair of the London Lean Kanban Days (LLKD) and Playcamp UK conferences.
As an experienced Coach and Trainer, Jose has a few certifications under his belt. Here are just a few of them: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Instructor (CCI), certified APMG AgilePM Trainer, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), BCS Agile Trainer and Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) Trainer.
Bay Spark United Kingdom
Jean-Paul Bayley is the Lead Consultant of Bay Spark Ltd., a firm specialising in business agility and organisational development. He is a former Software Development Manager and Enterprise Architect for Kaplan International. He led the Agile Transformation there and oversaw the significant growth of the development team. It was during this time that he first developed a love of facilitation through games. He makes extensive use of Innovation Games and is a founding member of the organising committee of the London Playcamp conference.
Jean-Paul facilitates change in organisations and helps them apply their knowledge to get to where they want to be. He does this with training courses, strategy workshops, innovation sessions, and executive & team coaching. He’s a committed people person and is passionate about the use of play and games at work. Colleagues say he is a “competent, good-natured facilitator that efficiently enables cultural change in teams and organisations”.
He believes that play improves both our experience of work and the output of our work. He loves the sound of a room buzzing with playful collaboration.