OKR Forum 2019
3rd of October
World Trade Center Amsterdam
Join us in the beautiful city of Amsterdam for a day filled with presentations, Q&A’s, networking and hands-on workshops given by thought-provoking OKR evangelists such as Felipe Castro.
What to expect
This second edition of the OKR Forum will inspire you to get the best out of your business and get you ready to translate this concrete goal-setting framework into your own daily reality. You will not only be just as inspired as you were during the first edition, but now you also have the opportunity to participate in workshops and practical challenges where you will continue to work on your OKR learning curve.
Doors open & breakfast bites: 8:00
Morning: OKR Inspiration - 8:45
- Opening by Host Melanie Wessels
- Key Note by Felipe Castro
- Roger Longden - ‘Building a culture in which OKR can thrive’
- Jan-Paul van Vliet - 'How OKR crosses the gap in between engagement and performance'
- Break-out session Tomasz Bienias - 'Human behaviour and OKR'
- Break-out session Roger Longden - 'Your toolset to build an OKR Culture'
- Break-out session Per Lundquist - 'Reach your OKRs through effective dialogue'
- Break-out session Bart den Haak- 'The power of OKR check-ins'
Afternoon: Practical OKR Insights: 14:00
- Henrik-Jan van der Pol - 'Theory vs. Reality in OKR'
- Companies & OKR Use Cases: panel discussion
- Break-out Session: Jordi Gimeno Vermeer & Rick van der Kraan- 'How to create amazing OKRs'
- Break-out Session: Alvaro De Salvo - 'Creating purposeful OKRs'
- Closing note by OKR Guru (TBA)
Kick-off networking: 17:30
Drinks are provided throughout the day, breakfast & lunch is included.
Coach & Founder of Lean
Felipe helps companies become more responsive, engaging and aligned by adopting OKR's. His experience as a product manager and HR consultant helps him bridge the gap between functions and connects OKR with Agile, Lean and product management to create outcome-driven teams. He is the author of the upcoming book "Goals for Agile Organizations: Moving at Silicon Valley Speed with OKR".
Motivational Coach & OKR Master
Melanie has a deep understanding of how to create great work environments that foster employee development, engagement and perfomance. Having implemented OKRs at Booking.com, she knows how teams can work with purpose and passion towards their goals and vision. Melanie is also a motivational coach and an experienced speaker and co-hosted the first OKR meetup in Amsterdam in 2017.
OKR Coach & Evangelist
Roger is founder and managing director of There be Giants, the UK's leading OKR consultancy. He helps ambitious technology-focussed businesses to develop high growth strategies, aligning and engaging their people in the process. He is the author of "Priming for Perfomance" and guest lecutres at MMU Business School on the subject of how business priorities are translated into daily perfomance in the workplace.
OKR author and blogger
Author and blogger Tomasz is an independent expert in areas of Product Development, Technology Leadership and Design of Digital Organazations. For 10 years Tomasz managed product development, UX and technology teams in Agora, one of the biggest media companies on the Polish market.
Senior OKR & Agile Coach
Jordi has helped various companies from start-ups to enterprise to find a way in the Agile landscape. He coaches IT leaders, individual teams and everything in between with an emphasis on alignment throughout the different layers of an organization. OKRs are his preferred method to achieve succes.
Senior Agile Coach
Rick has been an Agile Coach and Transformation Lead for many years. He helps organizations implement Agile methodologies by developing teams and facilitating the organisational culture change necessary for sustainable Agile success. He thinks OKRs are often the missing link between an organizations strategy and its people.
OKR Coach & Head of Marcomms
Alvaro is the head of Marcomms at Akvo Foundation. Akvo helps governments and organizations go from data to decision to improve water, and agriculture development projects. As an OKRs coach, his mission is to enable purpose-driven organizations to thoughtfully execute their strategy and hit the triple bottom line.
With a background in corporate law and consultancy, Henrik-Jan is on a mission to help companies succesfully implement their strategies. Once he realized that goals are a cricital tool to bridge the gap between today's reality and the desired future, he launched Perdoo - a goal management software for business - in 2014.
Putting people's strenghts to use is guiding principle in Jan Paul's work. From his diverse background in organizational sociology, business economics and strategy consultancy, he uses the OKR framework as the enabler to get teams and people to be truly relevant and to realize their goals in alignment with their company's ambition.
Coach & Founder of GO OKR
Per - an experienced business coach and an expert on the people perspective of digital transformation - helps organizations adopt effective business dialogue to accelerate strategic change. With the highest certification in Solution Focussed Coaching, he has created an effective dialogue tool to use in OKR situations.
OKR Coach with Agile Superpowers
Having been a lead architect and Agile coach for over two decades, Bart founded Moving the Needle, which helps tech companies define their most important company needle. During his career, he found out that the best results can be achieved by making everyone in the company understand the strategic business objectives.
Dan has been developing businesses for years, providing strategic planning and focussing on balanced scorecards and leadership development. The Agile way of working inspired him to write Start Less, Finish More: Building Strategic Agility with OKRs, in which the OKR mindset is explained.
Scrum Master & Agile Coach
As an experienced Agile Coach, Cynthia is on a mission to help teams become better - a little bit every day. She believes in „Augenhöhe“ and thinks that inherent motivation can be triggered by increasing the perceived meaning of work. To her, OKRs are just one piece of the puzzle, enabling good companies to become great.