Lean-Agile Auto Day 2024
April 12th, 2024; 10:00 - 17:00 CET

We are pleased to officially invite you to our Lean-Agile Auto Day on Friday,
April 12th, 2024.

Join us and discuss with industry experts from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers how to achieve lean-agile collaboration around software-enabled cars and make it a success story for everyone. At this hybrid event, we are joined by senior experts from Scaled Agile Inc. and Project&Team Inc., who combine decades of successful cyber-physical and customer centric product development experience using lean-agile. In addition, we will hear success stories of companies which faced similar challenges and subsequently mastered them.

In case of any questions please contact safeautoday.ce@capgemini.com

10:00 Welcome
10:15 Keynote

Project to product - How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption

Speaker: Dr. Mik Kersten
11:15 Success Story: Mercedes-Benz Mobility

Is the transformation to SAFe going to be easy? No one said it would be - Our journey at Mercedes Benz Mobility

Speaker: Gülnaz Önes & Bedrettin Yildiz
12:15 Lunch Break
13:00 Success Story: Bosch

One Balanced Network Organization @ Bosch - an integrated dynamic operating system for large solutions

Speakers: Dr. Lothar Kaiser & Dr. Wolfgang Brandhuber
14:00 Panel discussion

Driving the journey towards product centric network organizations – how can automotive companies tackle that challenge?
14:45 Closing remarks
15:00 Spezialized Track 1 (on-site only)

Navigating the highway of developing cyber-physical and hardware inclusive products at scale

Speakers: Dr. Harry Koehnemann, Jeff Shupack & Hasan Yasar
15:00 Specialized Track 2 (on-site only)

Portfolio prioritization is balancing game not a popularity contest

Speakers: Deema Dajani & Wiebke Neuhaus

Markus Vogg
Global Head of Business Agility
(SAFe® SPCT) Capgemini Invent

Sebastian Tschödrich
Global Head of Automotive
Capgemini Invent


Gülnaz Önes
Global Chief Information Officer
Mercedes-Benz Mobility

…has been with Mercedes-Benz for over 20 years. Over the past 15 years she has held various leadership positions in digital and business transformation with passion for innovation, technology and product-driven delivery models focusing on enhancing the customer experience.

Bedrettin Yildiz
Senior Manager Lean Portfolio Management
Mercedes-Benz Mobility

…has been with Mercedes-Benz since 12 years, transitioning from a successful stint in Management Consulting. He led digitization initiatives and co-created innovative digital products and services. Currently, he is responsible for portfolio management, where he oversees the development of value-oriented governance frameworks. He is passionate about science, technology, system-thinking and mechanism design.

Dr. Mik Kersten
Chief Technology Officer
Planview, Inc.

...has experiences working with some of the largest digital transformations in the world which led him to identify the critical gap between business leaders and technologists, resulting in his creation of the Flow Framework® to connect strategy to delivery. Joined Planview in 2022 through the acquisition of Tasktop, where he was founder and CEO.

Dr. Lothar Kaiser
Director Corporate Organizational Development

...is the Global Process Owner Agile Organization at Robert Bosch GmbH and helps to transform to a balanced network organization. He is also part of DACH30, a group of agilist for large companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Dr. Harry Koehnemann
SAFe Fellow & Principal Contributor
Scaled Agile Inc.

...is a SAFe Fellow and Principal Contributor at Scaled Agile Inc. He has 30+ years of experience with large-system builders (e.g. in aerospace and automotive) to improve execution with product development lifecycle practices including Lean, Agile, MBSE, requirements management, quality management, and compliance activities.

Deema Dajani
SAFe Fellow & Product Manager
Scaled Agile Inc.

... helps large enterprises thrive through successful Agile transformations. She is passionate about organizing Agile communities for good and helped co-found the Women in Agile nonprofit. She’s also a frequent speaker at Agile conferences and most recently contributed to a book on business agility.

Dr. Wolfgang Brandhuber

... has been working in agile environments since 2006. Besides leading several agile projects, he was Scrum Developer, Product Owner, Scrum Master and RTE in various agile transformations. Among other certifications he is a certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), an Agility Health Trainer (AHT) and a Kanban Trainer (AKT). His main focus is implementing Large Solutions.

Jeff Shupack
SAFe Fellow & SPCT
Project&Team Inc.

... helps leaders deliver some of the world's most complex virtual and physical products at scale. As a SAFe Fellow & President of Advisory Practice at Project & Team, he is a sought-after transformation expert focusing on digital enterprise, cyber-physical delivery, and change leadership.

Hasan Yasar
Technical Director
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon

... has more than 25 years of experience as a senior security engineer, software engineer, software architect, and manager in all phases of secure software development and information modeling processes. He leads an engineering group to enable, accelerate and assure Transformation at the speed of relevance by leveraging, DevSecOps, Agile, Lean AI/ML, and other emerging technologies to create a Smart and secure Software Platform/Pipeline.

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