Speaker Details

Sander Hoogendoorn

Meet Sander Hoogendoorn, an independent dad, and traveler. A seasoned developer with over four decades of experience and still daily writing code, Sander has survived in the tech world in various roles, from CTO of companies like iBOOD (currently), ANVA, and Klaverblad, to being Capgemini's global agile thought leader.

Known for his post-agile mindset and provocative perspectives, Sander empowers organizations and teams to break free from the norm and embrace innovation. He's not just about writing code; he's about rewriting the rules.

As an author and captivating speaker, Sander has shared his ideas and practices at international conferences, covering topics from disruption, culture, and life beyond agile, to continuous delivery, microteams, software architecture, monads, microservices, and the art of writing elegant code. He believes in the power of critical thinking to solve problems and encourages teams to approach software development with a strategic, mindful touch.

Discover Sander - the coding rebel who believes in small steps as the path to progress and the mind as the ultimate tool for success.

This is the era of rapid and increasing change, adapting rapidly or perishing. Many organizations, big and small, struggle to survive. Their products and software have aged and become hard to maintain until they reach Technical Death, where all available effort goes into mere survival. At the same time, in our global economy, competition comes from anywhere, with better products built at lower costs. Organizations must jump the Innovators’ Dilemma and reinvent themselves to stay ahead of the competition.
Speed, agility, and adaptability are more crucial than ever. However, agile frameworks became both a solution and a source of uncertainty and rigidity. Organizations seek fresh perspectives and adaptable strategies and techniques. They are stuck.
This talk presents a battle-tested repertoire of practical strategies and techniques that serve as a compass for comprehending and continuously navigating between maintenance, renovation, and innovation, maintaining a solid focus on customer-centricity, reaching your dot on the horizon while instilling transparency, autonomy, and collaboration. These strategies involve leveraging proposed tools such as idea funnels, tech boards, collectives, and microteams. 
This talk empowers you to evolve from conventional agile and cultivate a culture of continuous growth. Of course, it offers a treasure trove of real-life stories from the trenches, providing an authentic glimpse into agile but redefined for the modern era. This talk will help your organization to get unstuck.