Events: did we or will we see each other there?

Events: did we or will we see each other there?

First of all, thanks to everyone for the great conversations and swapping of ideas that have been so helpful in finding new ways to design how we interact with each other.

Would you like to continue those conversations?  I will be present (and in most cases presenting) at the events below. So drop me a line and let’s try to connect.

See you there!


4th – 6th February 2019RETAIL SUMMIT PRAGUE
11th – 12th February 2019Digital Relaunch Conference, Berlin
19th – 21st March 2019 Agile Beyond IT, Berlin
28th and 29th May 2019jPrime 2019, Sofia
20. Juni 2019Freiräume schaffen: Agile Zusammenarbeit im Universitätsklinikum, UKE Hamburg
17th September 2019Transform To Agile, München
17th October 2019UBX Conference, Munich
19th October 2019Retail Summit 4.0, Berlin
26th OctoberAgILe Barcamp – powered by REWE digital und


Modern Requirements Engineering, Berlin.

25th – 27th of September

My colleague and good friend Oliver Zilken (@OZilken) and I will deliver a Keynote at this upcoming conference in Munich. Our topic deals with how our company managed to organize the strategic planning process in a modern, agile way: 45 teams – most cross-functional – covering every area of our e-commerce business. Modern Requirements Engineering? We’ve taken away the top-down “directives” – they have been replaced with a customer focused overall vision and road-map, the requirements are derived bottom-up from the very people who are to deliver the necessary customer-value. Self-Organized, structured, adaptive.

Link to the Conference

The Agenda is online

Manage Agile Conference 2018

Once again, it’s back – one of the best conferences in Germany dealing with Agility in the bigger context of how organizations can find more modern ways of working which are more inclusive, creative, customer focused, and capable of delivering quick and constant customer value.

Really looking forward to this year’s conference and all the familiar and new faces!

I will be presenting the Topic of Upscaling Culture

Conference Homepage

Check out the Agenda here

Agile Digital Transformation, March 20 – 22 2018, Munich 

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A new conference from the people at HLMC Events which looks to be very promising. Alongside the usual plethora of talks and presentations, there will also be workshops and a great opportunity to network with others (and maybe even to get some #freehugs). Click on the banner above to be taken to the event website.

Here you can find an excerpt of the topic I will be discussing (it’s in German, but hey – Google Translate does an amazing job these days ;-))

The Agenda is also now online, so check it out here

Manage Agile 2017


At this conference, which took place from November 13th to 16th 2017 in Berlin, I presented (once again) the ideas around one of my favorite questions at the moment – and that is: can we have a self-organizing environment that is completely free of rules and structures – or even decision makers?  My answer is: you gotta have rules if you want to be free..   So many interesting discussions, panels, workshops and keynotes.  And by the way: this was one very incredible conference – so many people came together and had some very fruitful conversations.

You might want to check out this video that I put together:  Watch the Video

And you can read all about my thoughts on this topic in

You gotta have Rules if you want to be Free… The Blogpost.

Re-Inventing Organisations Conference 2017, Sofia Bulgaria

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We are constantly evolving – not just in nature, but in the workplace as well. And only those organizations that are able to constantly adapt to new paradigms are the ones who will be successful in the future.  I will be presenting at this conference in Sofia, Bulgaria from November 22nd to 23rd 2017.  Would love to see you there and engage in great sharing experiences.

Link to

HR Pioneers Meetup

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The next Pioneers Meetup will be hosted by REWE Digital on December 12th 2017 in our offices in Cologne, Germany. Please use the link below to register – we would love to see you there!

Link to HR Pioneers:

HR Pioneers Meetup Dezember 2017

Xing Group und Anmeldung

EODF Dortmund 2017

Photo Courtesy of EODF:
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Images courtesy of EODF

This was a great opportunity to exchange with people from many companies around Europe who are a part of designing organisations of the future. Everyone there did an incredible job – thanks for sharing!

Click the image below to see my Keynote:

Video courtesy of EODF
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Link to the Event Webpage

More information can be found on the EODF Facebook Page


Solutions Hamburg 2017

Hamburg is where ITs at!  This event showed that there is a thriving pulse in the IT  Digital space in this harbour city. Many great presentations and talks – and one of the coolest event stages I’ve seen in quite some time 😉

Link to here


Watch the video here

Wer treibt Organisationsentwick­lung in selbstgeführten Organisationen? Die (Un)Konferenz!

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Eine sehr schöne Zusammenfassung findet man hier im Blog der Firma AOE.


Ankündigung zu dieser Konferenz hier

Agile Talks 01.06.2017

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This was a great opportunity to have not just give a presentation, but to actually be a part of a conversation. Thanks to Acando for hosting the event and also many thanks to the great insights from all of the participants.

Link to a recap of the event here

And if you are interested, you may have a look at the xing community

Manage Agile 2016


please see my own recap of the conference in this Blogpost

HR Pioneers Meetup November 2016

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please see my own recap of the event in this Blogpost

And a recap from the HR Pioneers in their HR PIONEERS BLOG

Hacking HR Barcamp at Sipgate

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Many thanks to the team at sipgate for this incredible “non-conference” where we had a great opportunity to share with people from diverse companies. The main questions we tackled where around the topics of becoming modern organisations that rely much more on helping people find their purpose and moving boundaries.

Check out sipgate’s recap in their incredible blog

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