Delft University of Technology
Program Manager, Dispute Prevention Program at AT&T Global Network Services
Agnes focuses on bringing benefits to global organizations through identifying and implementing opportunities to improve. She is passionate about developing people, building on their strengths, and growing their careers.
Agnes is PgMP®, PMP®, 6σ Green Belt, Lean Certified.
PM author, Sr.trainer and executive consultant at Threon.
I believe that doing the right projects & programs- linked to strategy & innovation - and doing these the right way -transition & value realization. Project & program realization driven by your business strategy, based onworldwide best practices, turning these into better practices fit to your needs.
Eindhoven University of Technology
Dhananjay Gokhale (DG), Enabler - Project Management & Leadership
DG founded the PMI Pune (Maharashtra, India) chapter and has headed it as president from 2001 till 2008. During which the chapter received “The best chapter in the world – Chapter of the year” award.
DG himself has received the
" Man of the Year 2012 award for work in PM Education",
and the PMI Awarded " Eric Jennet Excellence award for Execellence in Project Managment".
Royal Haskoning DHV
Gertjan Schuiling works as consultant at Thierry & Schuiling and as researcher at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. His focus is on developing a methodology of action research that helps practitioners to be truly professional: to lead stakeholders of one’s projects by inquiry and to contribute to profession development.
Gorda has managed multi-disciplinary teams to cooperate in order to realize customer oriented results, often in difficult circumstances. She works to combine commercial knowledge with IT, program and portfolio knowledge.
Business Manager, VDL ETG
All-round commercial Business to Business manager in international, volatile, high-growth key words:global scope, hands-on, pragmatic, processes, analytical, persistent, particle accelerator, commercialspace, astronomy, spin-offs, and more!
Manager Project Management, VDL
Karin is a real “shaper”; able to translate complex issues into concrete goals and an operational plan andable to inspire people to commit to this. Result-oriented with an enormous drive to get things doneand to deliver on commitment.
Leentje Volker is a Full Professor of Integrated Project Delivery at the department of Civil Engineering of the University of Twente, the Netherlands, a Research Fellow at KTH Stockholm and Chalmers University and a visiting professor at the Rotterdam School of Management. She combines psychological insights and theoretical concepts from organization sciences with engineering sciences to study the origin of potential conflicts in construction processes and stimulate integration in the construction supply chain. Her research interests relate to procurement of construction projects and services, strategic asset management of infrastructure networks, dealing with public value and entrepreneurial dilemmas, and facilitating project collaboration and organizational decision making. Integration and separation, formality and informality, intuition and rationality are important elements in her work.
Liselore Havermans works as Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. She aims to strengthen both theory and practice through dialogue in her roles as researcher, trainer, consultant and speaker. Her areas of expertise are professional development, leadership, narratives, adaptability, and project management.
Liz is a social entrepreneur focused on bringing new ideas and people together. She works with several charities to support strategy, planning, and contract management.
Liz is the PMI NL Director for Education Foundation which shares Project Management concepts and content with schools. We also coach NGO's, Graduate Students and Teachers.
Liz is a PMI PMP, a contributor to the PMP exam, and a certified Design Thinking instructor.
Melissa Twemlow is a PhD candidate at the Management & Organization department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her current research focuses on uncovering the team processes that contribute to the emergence of team agility through. By following multiple agile Scrum teams and their meetings, she explores how team members reactively and proactively deal with their complex work environment.
A leading practitioner now a PhD Research Fellow researching the 'Measurement of project-level impact on Sustainable Development Goals'. An experienced business leader with extensive business management knowledge of transformation and programme delivery. Jointly built and sold one of UK's leading project management consultancies (now 200 consultants). Led or acted as the senior advisor on 11 of UK's largest programmes across the nuclear, transport, defence, health and Communities sectors. In his spare time he is an Arctic/Antarctic guide, such as, supporting film crews to capture evidence of the fragility of our planet. Fellow APM and IBC. MSc Oxford Uni in Major Projects. MPhil Cambridge Uni; MA KCL. Module leader on UCL's MSc 'Strategic Management of Projects' since 2014.
Chair for Technology and Innovation Management, Berlin University of Technology. Prof. Dr. rer. oec. habil., Dr. h.c. rer. oec. et soc. Hans Georg Gemünden is a full tenured Professor at the Berlin Univer¬sity of Technology. He has the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management. From 1988 to 2000 he was the Director of the Institute for Applied Ma¬nagement Science and Corporate Strategy of the University of Karlsruhe, and the Dean of his former Faculty of Economics and Busi¬ness Administration from 1990-1992. He received his “Diplomkaufmann” (equivalent to an MBA) and his Dr. rer. oec. at the University of Saarbrücken, and his habilitation degree at the Univer¬sity of Kiel. The 9th of May 2104 Hans Georg Gemünden was awarded an honorary doctorate (Dr. rerum oeconomicarum et socialum) from the University of Kiel. He was Vice Dean of the Faculty for Management and Economics of the University of Technology of Berlin from 2003-2007. From 2004-2007 he was responsible for the Industrial Engineering Program (Wirtschaftsingenieur) and introduced five new Bachelor and nine new Master programs. The Industrial Engineering Program is the largest teaching pro-gram at the TU Berlin, involving six of its seven Faculties. Since 2013 he is a director of the enlarged Academic Senate of TU Berlin.
Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the BI Norwegian Business School Jonas Söderlund is professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the BI Norwegian Business School. He is educated at IMIE, Linköping University, and Harvard Business School. Söderlund has been a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management and Cranfield School of Management. He has been a Visiting Professor at l’Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at LUISS, Rome. Dr Söderlund has published 10 books and more than 50 articles in journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Management Learning, Long Range Planning, International Business Review, Advances in Strategic Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, R&D Management, International Journal of Innovation Management, and International Journal of Project Management. Dr Söderlund is on the editorial board of Organization Studies and the International Journal of Project Management. He is one of the editors of Project Management Journal. In addition, Professor Söderlund is a member of the academic advisory group of the Project Management Institute – one of the world’s largest professional associations with more than 500,000 members. He is a member of the funding committee of Forte – the major Swedish research council in the area of organization and work and was for eight years one of the research leaders for KITE – one of the largest research programs in the area of management and innovation in Sweden.
A mesmerizing master storyteller by nature, Sabyasachi captures the audience with his amazing speaking skills. Popularly known as Saby, he is a reputed and experienced TEDx speaker in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Europe. Bagging several public speaking awards at Toastmasters European and Dutch contests, Saby helps guide executives, corporates, and students shape their stories and presentations. His tailor-made programs help them develop excellent speaking skills, a connection with the audience, and the ability to express themselves effectively. Saby focuses on three key aspects of communication in public speaking: 1. How to capture the attention of the audience 2. How to structure one’s thoughts into a logical form 3. How to verbalize those thoughts with confidence His main objective of …. is to assist the participants in being able to express their complex and critical thinking with simplicity, using relatable stories and helping them create a powerful impact. Saby’s speeches have been well-received in more than 10 countries across 3 continents. His signature keynote speeches include topics such as diversity, networking, and finding your voice. He believes that speaking is like ballet; you need to prepare, practice, and perform with confidence and grace. Dance like everyone is watching and speak like everyone is listening!
Sander started his career in the Management Consultancy business. He advised large corporates on strategic IT related assignments. He has been managing large IT implementations the past decade+.
His interest in the growing Cyber Security space and his ambition to manage an IT business at EMEA level brought him in to RSA.
Webasto Roof & Components SE
Simon Twaalfhoven works as a PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam under the supervision of Liselore Havermans and Gertjan Schuiling. Together with the aforementioned scholars, he is engaged in an action research project that involves a collaboration between VU and technical consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV.
Global Head of Digital Strategy and Transformation at E.ON
Responsible for the management andimplementation of E.ON's global digital strategy, running the transformation office, and managing the digital portfolio. Tighe has years of expereince and success stories about driving results in the digital workplace.
Tim van der Hagen (born 1959) studied Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. After taking his doctorate in 1989 at TU Delft, he stayed on at the Reactor Institute Delft, which conducts radiation-related research into energy, materials and health. He was director of the Institute between 2005 and 2012. In 1999 he was appointed professor of Reactor Physics.
Between September 2010 and his appointment in May 2016 as chair of the Executive Board, he was dean of the Applied Sciences faculty at TU Delft. In light of the amended Administration Model, the position of Rector Magnificus is combined with the role of President of the Executive Board from 1 January 2018.
He was one of the instigators of the Delft Plan, published in 2015, which set out TU Delft’s vision on how the Netherlands could play a leading role in the European energy market. In 2015, he was also the co-author of an advisory report produced by the Raad voor de leefomgeving en infrastructuur (Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure, Rli), Rijk zonder CO2 – naar een duurzame energievoorziening in 2050 (A prosperous nation without CO2: Towards a sustainable energy supply by 2050).