Leadership Philosopher I
Management exorcist I Change Curator
Niels is a passionate advocate for a “new breed“ of leadership and profound change in organizations. He is the founder of the BetaCodex Network and prior he was a director of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table BBRT. Founder of consultancy red42 and creator of OpenSpace Beta.
Speaker I Author I Consultant
dealing with Complexity
Complexity has always been part of her daily work – as an executive in the IT sector, as manager of her own company, and as a consultant on large projects for BP, RWE, Deutsche Telekom, Daimler, Generali... She believes that „Once in a while we need somebody who quits the rat race, and hands a mirror out to us.”
in creative organizations
As a serial founder, successful entrepreneur, author and speaker, Jurgen is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century.
He is the author of multiple books e.g. Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations.
Founder and CEO,
Jos is the founder of Buurtzorg a
pioneering healthcare organization established 12 years ago with a nurse-led model of holistic care that has revolutionized community care in the Netherlands. It was documented that the model made savings of around 40% to the Dutch healthcare system.The organization rests on self-organization and agility. It currently employs over 10,000 caregivers and is active in 24 markets.
Head of Digital Culture & Communications,
After gaining experience in a communication agency, she initially worked in the Deutsche Bank Group, where she was responsible for communication and change processes in various corporate divisions and subsidiaries for many years. She specializes in change and value creation processes in the digital transformation. At Postbank, she is responsible for the fourth pillar of the Digitalisation Strategy - Digital Culture.
Michael G. Müller
Being at the top of a financial institution for two decades is possible only by having exceptional leadership skills. Michael, who holds a Ph.D., is aware of that fact and convinced that, in a world of new technologies, understanding a broader context of a company's business and its whole ecosystem as well as adaptability, managing change and active participation in building companies culture are primary features of successful managers.
Fintech Business Development Manager
At CROZ from his first business steps. Through his career, he had the opportunity to encounter, and take part in, many challenges in cultural changes within financial organizations. He did that from operational as well as managerial perspective, all while considering the influence of digital transformation and by using the benefits of modern IT technologies.
He is a fan of added value, business creativity, and methodological pragmatism.
Executive Director of Corporate Human Resources
Mojca is forward thinking executive with more than 20 years of professional experience in various industries and functions, including 15 years in human capital management. Her responsibilities include developing and aligning overall people strategy and implementing key people processes across all parts of employee journey, ensuring that Atlantic Grupa attracts and retains amazing people.
In 25 years of experience, with innovatively designed business solutions that combine analytics and creativity, he is on the line between entrepreneurship and corporative challenges. Throughout his career, he was an expert for the private sector of the World Bank, led the IFC office in Croatia, and was a higher consultant of one global consulting firm. Today he runs Apsolon, the biggest Croatian consulting firm and focuses on digital transformation.
Ivana Galić Baksa
Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications Director
Ivana perfected her education at Executive MBA Cotrugli Business School and is on her current position since 2015. For almost four years she managed marketing communication at Vipnet.
She started her career at a Croatian production house Croatia Film and was in charge of animated and video production as well as brand management od children's brand Hlapić. A few years she was in charge of a marketing agency Spotstudio.
Product Experience Management Director
Ana built her career in the field of telecommunications, first in technology and later in product development & digital business. Also, Ana is in charge of collaborating with the academic and start-up scene – she initiated Hrvatski Telekom’s Hack it! Hackathon.
Currently, she is leading the agile transformation in the area of product development in HT and is dedicated to innovation and improving digital experiences.
Elektronički računi d.o.o.
Marko is an entrepreneur specialized in the development of innovative and specific IT business solutions that significantly improve business processes. He started his career with the development of biometrics time and attendance software.
He launched the e-invoicing project, Service "My-eInvoice" in 2013., which currently holds almost 95% of the e-invoicing market in Croatia, and is with plans for the EU expansion.
Tackling the Status Quo
Dijana works with clients to explore their current organizational situation, tackle the status quo and helping them to expand their boundaries and set new standards.
She is dedicated to transitions from hierarchical to agile organization.
Prior to VETTURELLI she gained international managerial experience at Robert Bosch in Germany, Austria, and Poland. Certified OpenSpace Beta Practitioner.
Culture and growth consultant @VETTURELLI
Viktor is dedicated to interpersonal relationships and interactions within organizations. Working with individuals and teams, he develops and implements projects aimed at improving organisational culture and society in general.
Born and raised in Germany, he is a former professional athlete with management experience in international companies, Agile Culture Coach and certified OpenSpace Beta Practitioner.
Regional Director & Partner,
Kristijan had finished the Luigi Bocconi faculty in Milano, with a focus on marketing and international business. An abundance of managing experience as a board member and at marketing and sales (Nestlé, Heineken, Atlantic Group) enables him excellent adaptability in multicultural communities. Today as a consultant, he puts his focus on entrepreneurship, strategic positioning, leadership, change management, and business transformation.
HR Planning & Total Workforce Management Director, HT
Right from the start of his career creates & leads transformation projects within large Croatian organization. With challenging changes of rewarding & performance system, he intensively deals with organizational culture in
As HR expert his mission is to support agile & digital company growth where top talents are developing technologies of the future. Readiness to change & responsibility are keys for success.
Davor is an agile coach at CROZ. A mechanical engineer by education, problem solver by choice. He lived through all stages of metamorphosis in the IT world, from programming and software architecture to leading and setting up really big IT systems.
He realized he likes people more than computers and now, as an agile coach, helps others learn from his mistakes.
Country General Manager,
The last 15 years the graduate in engineering with international management experience has actively co-created and conducted digital transformation of the energy sector – both at Schneider Electric and at numerous partners and clients.
He is convinced that for a successful digital transformation there is a need for a change of mindset and that the quality of people that make the company is a corporative advantage over the market and the competitors.
Business humanist / Entrepreneur/ Author / Leadership & teaching expert
Founder of B2B start-up <red42> is also an author of books on leadership, team effectiveness, and organizational development.
The book <Complexitools> written in cooperation with Niels Pfläeging is on the list of the most successful business books of all time, and as a co-creator of OpenSpace Beta method she is a desireable speaker at conferences because she conveys her experience on organizational transformation from Alpha to decentralized Beta organization
As a board member of an 800+ business and IT consultancy, Axel initiated the transformation of Metafinanz into an agile organization three years ago. They replaced the hierarchical system with the “iBTM” cell-based system and multifunctional autonomous teams based on a culture of trust and transparency. The transformation required a leadership paradigm change, and today all employees participate in the development of the company.
24.10.2019. - 25.10.2019.
10:00 - 10:20 INTRO: Tackling the Status Quo, Dijana & Viktor Vetturelli
10.20 - 11.30 KEYNOTE: Agile is Beta, Niels Pflaeging
In this highly engaging, thoughtful and thought-provoking keynote agility maverick Niels Pflaeging will challenge our assumptions around leadership, self-organization, transformation and high performance!
11.45 - 12.45 PANEL: "Organisational Culture - From Alpha to Beta",
Anja Zerbin I Silke Hermann, Axel Kummer & Michael Georg Müller
Companies want to become more agile and have faster responses to the needs of the market, but how is a company of the future supposed to look like and is a transition from pyramidal hierarchial system to a decentralized one that is based on cells possible and if yes, how to approach the transformation?
12.45 - 13.45 LUNCH
13.45 - 15.45 TRANSFORMATION CAMP
Workshop 1: Creating and sustaining high performance results in complex times, Niels Pflaeging
In this acute and meaningful workshop based on systems theory approach, you will get a new view and "tools" on how to develop a fast and agile organization. Through plenty of exercises, you will have the opportunity for debate and communication.
Workshop 2: Mastering complexity leads to "real agility", Stephanie Borgert
The workshop is a "deep-dive" into some main facets of complexity. The participants will experience complexity and agility while taking part in a short and enlightening simulation. The results and findings of the simulation will be reflected and discussed. In the end all participants will have gained insight into complexity that will help them to master it.
Workshop 3: Beta Codex, Silke Hermann
The BetaCodex is not for “some”. It is for all organizations. Large or small. Old or start-up. Local or multi-national. Why? The BetaCodex is the alternative to command-and-control. In the workshop you will find out what is the content, what are the principles and what is
the context of Beta?
16:00 - 16:45 KEYNOTE: Agility, healer or only half the Truth, Stephanie Borgert
In her keynote Stephanie will answer why complexity is the no.1 management challenge. She portrays some classic misconceptions of complexity and explains how complexity can be mastered and what agility has to do with it.
16:55 - 17:55 PANEL: Digital Transformation - The Force or the Dark Side
Vedran Antoljak I Ivan Paić, Vjekoslav Golubović, Ivana Galić Baksa, and Marko Emer
18:00 - 18:15 COMELEON Award Ceremony
18:30 - 23:00 AFTER PARTY
07:30 - 08:00 MORNING RUN
09:30h - 17:00h
09:30 - 10:15 KEYNOTE: Teal the Buurtzorg way, keep it small keep it simple, Jos de Blok
Is Teal real or just a nice idea. Jos will speak about his company Buurtzorg and how they as an organization managed to revolutionize home care in Netherland. His company relies on selforganization and has been named Employer of the Year four times in the past five years.
10:20 - 11.15 PANEL: More Yoda less Superman
Dijana Vetturelli I Mojca Domiter & Jos de Blok
11:30 - 12:45 CASE STUDY
Case 1 - "8 ways to definitely fail Cultural Change", Anja Zerbin
Not about aloof, glossy stories, but about authentic 'beautiful ugly-truth' experiences, change works. -The Postbank approach is based on that. That takes time. And nerves. And much else. Anja will share: the hit and shitlist of their culture transformation approach.
Case 2 - How to destroy your agile transition?, Davor Čengija
Ever wanted to destroy a transition, agile or otherwise? You’re not alone; there’s a number of people very successful in that endeavour and Davor Čengija has met some of them. Come and see what are the top 3 advices he collected during his engagements and, on a more serious note, what are their antidotes.
Case 3 - FR⚡️AGILE, Ana Pauzar
12:45 - 13:45 LUNCH
13:45 - 15:45 AGILE CAMP
Workshop 1: Shiftup: Business Agility & Innovation Leader, Jurgen Appelo
Workshop 2: LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Kristijan Gregorić
New crisis is coming. It calls for some serious players!
Learn how to play around obstacles and release the team’s maximum potential!
Workshop 3: Cynefin, sense making and decision making framework, Luka Gauta & Davor Čengija
Leaders make decisions. Sometimes those decisions are good, sometimes not so much. But that’s what being a leader means, right? The question is, can we be better at making decisions? Well, yes! There is a framework for better understanding of the context in which leaders need to make choices, and which helps them being ready to intervene in appropriate ways. The framework’s name is Cynefin and it is part of almost every agile leadership curriculum. Being a very powerful framework, Cynefin is often undeservedly oversimplyfied.
This workshop will help you with real perception of it and when to use it. We’ll work in groups, use flipcharts and the omnipresent Lego bricks. No PowerPoint, I promise!
16:00 - 16:30 KEYNOTE: Shakeup and Speedup - Shifting the Innovation Funnel, Jurgen Appelo
In Jurgens’ talk he will nosedive into the major good practices for business leader and product teams, from the moment they have an innovative idea to the day they will
scale it up (or screw it up)
About COMELEON award:
Comeleon award encourages and celebrates successful activities in the field of organizational culture and organizational transformation. Independent jury that consists of five international and national experts will judge the activities of organizations that were conducted from January 1st through September 30th of 2019.
Mario Silić, the University of St Galen and founder of SSBM MBA school in Croatia
Nina Butić Ivanković, communication expert who was a Director of communication at Carlsberg, Addiko bank and Hrvatska pošta (Croatian post office)
Viktor Vetturelli, initiator of the conference and Co-founder of VETTURELLI organization that deals in organizational culture and transformational process
Stephanie Borgert, a German bestseller author on the complexity and organizational change
Dr. Henk Voskamp, the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Tender is open for all profit and non-profit organizations that apply from Croatia which have minimally ten employees and have overcome any challenge connected to changing organizational culture and/or organizational transformation.
The award winner will be announced on the 24th of October 2019. (Thursday), at hotel Well in Tuhelj, as part of COMELEON conference.
How to apply?
Download the application form, fill it out, and send it via e-mail to email@example.com (Subject of mail: Award). Pay the application fee. Keep your fingers crossed. Come to the ceremony.
Due date: Friday, 11th of October 2019. at 23:59; due date extended to the 15th of October 2019 (Tuesday)
Application fee: 750HRK + VAT (has to be paid in 7 days or less from receiving a bill)
Application is valid upon receiving filled application form and application fee paid in full.
INFO: APPLICATION FORM HAS TO BE FILLED IN ENGLISH
*All received data will remain secret and will be used only in determining the winner of COMELEON award
Location & Accomodation
Congress Centre Hotel Well
Ljudevit Gaj 4 Street
Do you want a complete experience and use all of the advantages of COMELEON conference -then definitely reserve a room in the congress hotel Well****. Special conditions have been arranged for conference participants, so premium and classic rooms are available with breakfast included prices on a night basis in twin bedroom, starting at 394,63 - 459,90 kn per person per day.