Welcome to Agile Islands 2022!

Agile Islands Conference

The Agile Islands conference of 2022 will be held on Tuesday September 27:th.

For 2022, we are taking the conference to the next level by going hybrid. This means that both speakers and attendees can attend onsite in Mariehamn or/and online. This way we can offer an exciting onsite experience and at the same time attract speakers and attendees who wouldn’t have the chance to travel to Åland.

This year we have many great speakers, who will share their valuable insight about today’s relevant and interesting topics. The keynote will be held by Anssi Rantanen, who will present to us “What do the fastest growing organisations in the world do differently and what can we learn from them?”

See you on the conference!

Join us on our journey towards an agile society

Agile Islands is a vision of Åland being the number one agile community in the world.

This means that all parts of the society are based on agile values and they are leading examples in agile methods and practices in their respective areas, regardless if the organisation is based on commercial, public or non-profit principles.

We believe that a common view on focusing organisations based on agile values and practices gives the society a unique possibility to cooperate.

We believe that all parts of a community are better, efficient and creates more value if run by agile values and practices, irrespective of the being commercial or non-profit organisations. In addition we trust that the leading agile community in the world is an extraordinary place to live in, regardless of being born or having migrated to the Ålands islands.

Meet this year’s speakers

KEYNOTE – Anssi Rantanen

Anssi Rantanen is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and ex-Google strategist who studies what the fastest growing companies in the world do differently. In this actionable talk he will be diving into the strategies, tactics and methods of how you can take your organisation and team growth to the next level.

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Louise Callenberg & Daniel Thysell

How can you become agile in public sector? Where and how do you start? And how do you transform the manifest and ceremonies to fit bureaucrazy and silos-structured organizations? These and many other questions are answered in a dialog between senior agile coach Daniel Thysell and agile scrum master wannabee Louise Callenberg on the topic: is agile possible in public sector and how do you start your journey? What obstacle do you have to work with and how to avoid agile theatre.

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Linda Sundström

Linda Sundström

Optinova bestämde under hösten 2021 att man skulle ta steget att testa på den femte nivån på organisationskultur, den som benäms TEAL. Man valde ut kvalitetsavdelningen på fabriken i Godby som pilot i syfte att pröva, lära sig och förstå hur TEAL kan fungera i praktiken. Hör fabrikschef Linda Sundström med kollegor beskriva vad TEAL är, vad man gjorde och hur det har gått.

(This session is held in Swedish)

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Heikki Nousiainen

Heikki Nousiainen

Heikki Nousiainen shares the Aiven story, from 4 people with an idea to one of Finland's latest unicorns. We'll share the origins and the growth of the company, as well as how agile principles are applied at Aiven. We share our learnings in success and in pains, and hopefully leave you with tips and insights that may help any organization.

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Anna Bloth Karling

Anna Bloth Karling

How to disrupt a traditional market segment with new digital solutions and business models. What it takes to lead people in an ever-changing world where wellness and work can no longer be separated. Anna will share insights and learnings from her journey with the hyped SaaS health-tech company Zebrain, the Nordic region’s first platform for human capital development by coaching.

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Jos de Block

Buurtzorg has done a remarkable journey, and pioneer in the next generation of organizational culture development, and often referred to globaly as the reference case for a true TEAL organization culture. Welcome to a session where the founder Jos De Block tells the story, the successes and challenges and how it has impacted the business outcome for the Dutch company.

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Mattias Skarin

Vill du uppleva vad det är som gör att Agilt fungerar? Hur du kan lösa problem smartare och med med mer glädje? Hur vägvalen du gör i ditt arbetssätt antingen maximerar dina styrkor istället för att lägga krokben för kreativitet, initiativ och samarbete? Då skall du komma till denna session.

(This session is held in Swedish)

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Dick Lyhammar & Erik Hultgren

Dick Lyhammar och Erik Hultgren driver den populära Agilpodden, på denna föreläsning kommer de att spela in en live podcast där publiken är med och väljer flera blixttal som Dick och Erik kommer hålla. Det kommer också bli utrymme för lyssnarfrågor.

(This session is held in Swedish)

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Carsten Lützen

Carsten Lützen

Can we make an inclusive process that is playful? Can playfulness be a part of our process? This session will be an introduction to different tools such as Liberating Structures and Solution-Focused Coaching. This will be an interactive presentation.

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Kim Halavakoski

Kim Halavakoski

Cybersecurity is becoming more important than ever and constantly changing, society is being digitized, new threats are emerging daily, data is being exposed, vulnerabilities are being exploited and ransomware attacks are topping the news. How can you manage your business and development work using agile methods but at the same time adapt to and manage cyber security in the business and development processes so that products and services are delivered with security built in?

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Håkan Hagerum

Håkan Hagerum

Oavsett storlek på organisation kan förändring skapa oro, men digital transformation behöver inte ske plötsligt. Det är möjligt att börja i det lilla, men det viktiga är att avsätta tid, prioritera affärsbehov och dela upp strategin i faser för att nå målet.
Håkan delar med sig av sin erfarenhet med kartläggning, identifiering och prioritering av digitaliseringsinitiativ i små och medelstora företag.

(This session is held in Swedish)

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Hanna Saari

Hanna Saari

How to change an old-fashioned business with digitalization? What are the main challenges and problems when shifting from old normal to new normal? Digitalization is more than just improving separate tasks. It’s a way of thinking and understanding what creates value.

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Jonas Söderström

Jonas Söderström

Trots den ”exponentiella utvecklingen” inom tech, är produktivitetstillväxten mycket svag och avtagande - i vissa fall till och med negativ. Varför får vi inte ut de effekter vi borde från miljardsatsningar på ny digital teknologi? Varför säger ekonomer att vi är inne i en tid av "teknologisk inbromsning"?

(This session is held in Swedish)

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Hans Gillior

Hans Gillior

Why is it that 8 out of 10 agile transformation projects fail to deliver tangible business benefits? And why are some companies/organizations more successful than others? Is it luck? Let us go back to basics and discuss the foundation of agile transformation - with a starting point in research and experience.

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We will announce more speakers

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