MAY 20 - 21, 2019





Business Agility can revolutionize your organization. In our world today, modern enterprises live or die on their ability to adapt. Agile can help organizations to encourage innovation, reduce costs, and remain relevant in a changing world. There is no question as to the value of an agile transformation.

But, the journey can be arduous. Change at any scale is difficult. Without support and encouragement, an agile transformation can even feel lonely.

Business Agility Vienna will bring together seasoned practitioners of business agility who have walked the path to greater innovation and thrived along the way. Practitioners, executives, and thought leaders will share their insights through short “lightning” talks throughout each day. You’ll get the chance to discuss what you’re learning, share insights, and brainstorm with others in your region through “deep dive” discussion groups. Finally, you’ll enjoy expanding your local and international network, forging new connections that bring a newfound energy to your agile journey.

Most importantly? You’ll discover you are not alone on the journey. 


Conference Highlights

Learn from thought leaders, executives, and practitioners on a variety of relevant topics, including:

Executive Leadership

Learn from senior executives on what is takes to be an agile leader with Boris Pelikan (Raiffeisen Bank ), Harald Wild (), Mark de Keijzer (PostNL ), Huub Hopman (Coöperatie VGZ ), and Carlo Bucciarelli(Accenture )…

  • Fostering Business Agility in the RBI Corporate Banking Community with Boris Pelikan, Executive Assistant to the Corporate Board Member @ Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria)
  • Leadership and agile core values over frameworks with Harald Wild, Head of IT @ Verband der Privaten Krankenversicherung e.V. (Germany)
  • Agile new business development with a founders’ mentality at PostNL with Mark de Keijzer, Senior Business Development Manager @ (Netherlands)
  • How do you plan all the work of 650 people for three months? with Huub Hopman, Corporate Informatie Manager @ Coöperatie VGZ (Netherlands)
  • This Transformation Is Not Your Baby with Carlo Bucciarelli, Enterprise Agile Lead @ Accenture (Italy)

Business Agility Operations

Learn how Finance, Sales, and HR work in Agile Organisations with Bjarte Bogsnes , Marina Alex , and Pia-Maria Thorén .

  • Motivation beyond sticks and carrots with Pia-Maria Thorén, Inspiration Director and Agile People Coach @ Greenbullet (Sweden)
  • Beyond Budgeting with Bjarte Bogsnes, Senior Advisor Performance Framework @ Equinor (Norway)
  • Agile Sales with Marina Alex, CEO @ University of Business Agility (Russia)

Organisation Structure & Design

Learn how to structure an Agile Organisation with Doug Kirkpatrick Àngel Garrido (Voxel Group), Adrian Perreau de Pinninck , John Buck , Sandy Mamoli , and Phil Abernathy .

  • Futurework: Managing Complexity With Simplicity with Doug Kirkpatrick, US Partner @ NuFocus Strategic Group (USA)
  • Transforming the whole organization with Sociocracy 3.0 with Àngel Garrido, CEO @ Voxel Group & Adrian Perreau de Pinninck, Principal @ Partnos Consulting (Spain)
  • Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy with John Buck, Director @ GovernanceAlive (USA)
  • How Self-Selection Lets People Excel with Sandy Mamoli, Author @ Nomad8 (NZ)
  • Crafting a business agility transformation with Phil Abernathy, Executive Leadership @ Purple Candor (Slovakia)

Running a Transformation

Learn the challenges along the journey with Stephen Parry , Jeroen Molenaar , Gerard Claassen , Ralf Niemeyer (Deutsche Telekom ), Christine Knackfuß , Christoph Schmiedinger , and Filip Hendrickx

  • Sense and Respond - Stephen Parry, Author @ Lloyd Parry Intl (UK)
  • Non model, radical Agile approach meeting hard deadlines in a complex stakeholder field with Jeroen Molenaar & Gerard Claassen, Agile organization coach @ Epic Agility (Netherlands)
  • Business Agility Entrepreneurs at Deutsche Telekom with Ralf Niemeyer, Lead Digital Factory B2B @ Deutsche Telekom (Germany) & Christine Knackfuß
  • From technocrat to Agile leader with Christoph Schmiedinger, Senior Management Consultant @ borisgloger consulting GmbH (Austria)
  • The bumpy road to intrapreneurship with Filip Hendrickx, Founder @ Altershape (Belgium)

Who else is coming?

Join delegates from 27 counties (including 12 European countries, USA, Kenya, and Australia) and every major industry (from Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consulting, and Technology.

Business Agility, 20-21 May 2019, Vienna

Title Sponsor

SolutionsIQ is the leading Agile transformation and Innovation consultancy. We guide our clients toward becoming learning organizations capable of adapting at the speed of market change, consistently delivering high-quality products and thrilling customers. SolutionsIQ helps technology-driven organizations thrive in complexity. SolutionsIQ is an Accenture company.


Agile HR Workshop

Develop yourself in Agile HR

Regardless if you are an agile coach, a line manager or an HR professional, you need to understand how people strategy and people operations need to change when working in a company embracing the agile value structure. How do performance management, recruitment, learning and development, compensation and benefits and the way we perform employee engagement surveys change? What are the specific skills that we need to use to run an agile transformation from a people perspective? And is there still a need to do succession planning in the future?

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LOCATION Studio44 at Rennweg 44, Vienna



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What is the Business Agility Conference

  • Learn from and connect with practitioners and experts across different industries and functions across the globe and country
  • Get individual access to our global Business Agility Library with an individual membership to the Business Agility Institute worth USD 95 for 1 year included within the ticket price of the conference.
  • Connect both online and in-person with some of the most influential practitioners and talented thought-leaders who apply Business Agility in diverse operations

How to reach the venue

STUDIO 44 is located at “HAUS DER ÖSTERREICHISCHEN LOTTERIEN” in Vienna’s Third District.

From the train station Vienna Meidling (current Südbahnhof/Southern Train Station)
Fast train (S1, S2, S3, S5, S9, S15) to Rennweg and tram (71) to Kleistgasse/Rudolfstiftung

From the train station Vienna Central (Bahnhof Wien Mitte)
Fast train (S1, S3, S3, S7, S15) to Rennweg and tram (71) to Kleistgasse/Rudolfstiftung

From the city highway A23
A23/Exit Gürtel via Landstraßer Gürtel, Adolf-Blamauer-Gasse to Kleistgasse/Rudolfstiftung

From the airport Vienna Schwechat
Fast train (S7) to Rennweg station; twice an hour daily, travel time 22 minutes

Or CAT (City Airport Train with direct check-in at Vienna Central/Bahnhof Wien Mitte) to Vienna Central, change into fast train (S1, S2, S3, S5, S7, S15), one station to Rennweg. The CAT leaves twice an hour daily, travel time including change of trains: 24 minutes.

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