A32 Entrepreneurs Forum – Berlin Siemensstadt
Rohrdamm 88 – 13629 Berlin
From practical tips and scaling more scientific behaviour to a leadership culture to tackle the complexity of our time.
We got it all.
We will discuss all keynotes with our leading experts, ask critical questions, detect blind spots, and convey new learnings.
Hone your scientific thinking skills within different scenarios.
In our collaborative studies, we research specific topics, share and build something new together.
Our experts will connect all dots and help us to digest and deepen our learnings.
We will sketch the fields of learning as new challenges will emerge.
Meet scientific thinkers from around the world.
Visit one of our dojos and develop the skills needed to deal with increasing complexity.
Creating new viable knowledge is a matter of exploring questions. Participate in our collaborative research.
Learn from speakers and panellists from a variety of different disciplines and industries who have one thing in common; The hunt for new insights.
For KataCon Europe 2022 we want to create a vibrant, exciting, invigorating space where Kata practitioners, like you and all of us, can stretch our minds and deepen and extend their Kata knowledge and skills. Not just another conference – but a gathering where we all love going. We want to inspire, unite, excite and – most importantly – learn together.
At KataCon 2022 we will have a combination of presentations, deeper panel discussion, collaborative study groups, and workshops with a lot of learning, sharing, and working together. We aim to create an event that is small and intimate enough to allow everyone to indulge in true discussions and collaboration.
At the heart of our purpose is to connect and strengthen the global Kata community through sharing experience, learning, and practicing together in a fun way.
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Johan Häggström and Pia Anhede
Two long-time experienced Lean transformation leaders, namely Johan Häggström from Getinge and Pia Anhede from Revere, will share their mistakes, successes and learnings approaching flow and creating sustainable systems for continuous improvements.
There are 1000 myths and mysteries out there about scaling Agile and Carl Starendahl, an official contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework, probably knows a lot of them. Therefore we are proud to have a chance to listen to Carl who will take us through some of those myths and mysteries and the do’s and don’ts that really make a difference.
Eduardo Lander and Betty Gratopp
Zingerman’s is a famous Lean and Kata success story. Both Betty and Eduardo has been there from the start; Betty as a manager and Eduardo as part of his doctoral dissertation. More recently, Eduardo together with Lean Expert Jeff Liker and Tom Root, managing partner at Zingerman’s, wrote a book to compile this inspirational learning journey.
At Katacon, Eduardo and Betty will share their learnings with us and talk about how to and especially how not to work with Lean and Kata in a high-variability business.
Mike Rother, Sarah Lethbridge and Mike Denison
We will discuss all keynotes with our leading experts, ask critical questions, challenge our thinking and understanding, and convey new learnings.
With Mike Rother, who brought us Toyota Kata in the first place, with Sarah Lethbridge, a former employee of the Lean Enterprise Research Centre in Cardiff, and with Mike Denison, one of the first Lean Leaders at Toyota UK, we have the right people to reflect together on today’s keynotes.
Tilo will talk about a training setup that offers a deliberate way to develop and scale coaching for scientific thinking across your organization.
Coaching is becoming an essential skill for managers, scrum masters, consultants and educators for the complex challenges ahead and to unleash the required creativity necessary to persist and thrive. Step up your coaching game with one of these hands-on interactive Dojo Sessions, which run in parallel sessions.
• Kata Dojo
• A3 Dojo
• Agile Dojo
Elske Heeren and Marielle Zwaga
Learn and practice how to enrich the Kata-script by Elske Heeren and Marielle Zwaga
We will connect the dots, digest and deepen what we have learned today and sketch fields of learning and new challenges for our community of scientific thinkers – The rapidly growing Kata Community.
As a community we’ve been practicing Toyota Kata for 13 years. What did we learn and what do we need to learn? Tilo Schwarz will share learnings, insights and questions yet to be answered.
Coaching did become an essential part of developing skills and people. Stina Palmqvist, with a lengthy background in coaching executive MBAs and startups, will give us new insights into what coaching is about.
Klaus-Müller Nielsen and Vibeke Hatting
Chief Psychiatrist Klaus-Müller Nielsen and Change Leader Vibeke will share how Toyota Kata and scientific thinking is used within Psychiatry treatments. What did they expect to happen, what did happen, and what did they learn that we can take with us?
Mike Rother, Gemma Jones and Aslak Iversen
We will discuss all keynotes with our leading experts, ask critical questions, challenge our thinking and understanding, and convey new learnings. With Mike Rother, who brought us Toyota Kata in the first place, with Gemma Jones, who is a significant contributor to the KataGirlGeeks learning community, and with Aslak Iversen, who is a manager for a Regional Psychiatry in Sweden, we have the right people to reflect together on today’s keynotes.
We have always planned to come together one day, not solely focusing on the latest learnings but actively researching, creating and building something new – new, viable knowledge.
For the very first time in the Katacon history, we will therefore split up into groups and provoke new insights on the topics of:
Thorsten is working with teachers helping them using coaching in their classroom. To do so; he has developed Dojo exercises to practice with them off-line. You are invited help him test and improve these exercises and maybe even develop some new ones. He’ll share with you how he uses the coaching kata as an underlying pattern to work with kids.
Carsten is one of the first hour TK practitioners in Germany. He currently works with teams that develop innovative solutions for public transport. Carsten posts the challenge of how Toyota Kata and scientific thinking “inside” can help to boost an established innovation process in any organization.
Join Sylvain on how educators can integrate Toyota Kata into their courses. Sylvain will give a quick impulse on how he integrates Toyota Kata into his courses at HEC Montreal. Then we will explore and develop ways how educators can integrate teaching and especially practice scientific thinking and coaching into their existing courses.
Join Lili to deeply explore: How to create conditions for trust, safety and belonging within teams so that we can strive for meaningful work and high performance. By learn to see yourself as interconnected to a larger system, and experience your emotions as data, we will go together through a journey of creating collective learning. From this place, together we reflect on the Coaching Kata for further learning and development about how can we coach more consciously.
Amanda has ten years of experience of Agile deliveries and has seen agile frameworks and transformations become mechanistical and all about the processes and tools, a sort of Zombie Agile. Join Amanda in cooperatively discovering how and where Kata could grow an Agile mindset and increase the effect of Agile transformations.
Pia Anhede & Joakim Hillberg
What is a working approach to scale Kata and scientific thinking in a corporate setting? Pia and Joakim work with larger lean transformations and give their idea of how it fits in a business and practices for spreading it. Based on this we together explore ways for scaling with pros and cons to nail out something that can be used and learned from.
We will get together, share our latest learnings, discuss blind spots and missing links and probably witness our newly emerged challenges.
We will connect the dots, digest and deepen what we have learned today and sketch fields of learning and new challenges for our community of scientific thinkers – The rapidly growing Kata Community. With Mike Rother, Gemma Jones, and Aslak Iversen, we have the right people to reflect on what we have learned today and what is now that we do not know yet.
Gemma’s mission is to help organisations be the best they can be through a combination of Lean Thinking, Toyota Kata, Visual Facilitation, and Experiential Learning. Gemma is based in Cheshire in the UK.
Dominik is a multi-dimensional thinker, systems analyst and advisor dedicated to studying learning systems. He sees scientific thinking as a way to create new valuable knowledge as society faces increasing complexity.
I’m passionate about helping leaders give wings to their teams. Author & co-founder Campus for Leaders Ansbach University. Supporting leaders to become better coaches and develop their teams’ adaptiveness & creativity.
Joakim focus is building capability through an integration of training, implementing and coaching clients. He has a long experience from a wide range of large scale improvements in over 15 countries.
Pia has over 30 years of experience in the area of implementing lean, organizational change and creating a system of continuous improvement with sustainable results, especially using the Toyota Kata thinking and way of working.
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