Koen Harbers

Senior Consultant at Blinklane Consulting

Before joining BlinkLane as a consultant in 2018, I worked for over 12 years at Air France-KLM. The last 3 years there I was responsible for the airline’s digital product management. I had already developed a strong interest and background in innovation management by then, but found true passion in streamlining the execution-side of it. As I set my team out to pioneer scaled agile practices this quickly led to enterprise-wide adoption of Scaled Agile at all business units of both airlines.

I still have lots of fond memories of those days and am proud to be invited to share the lessons I learned back then with my clients and you today. My aim would always be to inspire you to take the first step on a similar rewarding journey for your company, and yourself.



Day 2 - Wednesday 27th March 2019

People deep-dive sessions

People deep-dive sessions

Culture is what makes each technology company different. During the People deep-dive sessions we will explore what will the corporation of the future need to look like to survive or thrive in this digital era and how that reframes the conversation we're having in our organizations.

4. Air France KLM’s journey to become an agile company on a global scale

Tiddo and Koen will share the story of how Air France – KLM experienced its transformation to become a scaled agile company, using the SAFe framework with some twists. In particular, what lessons about leading such a change did they learn: •In record speed kick-starting 3 Agile Release Trains (ART) over the summer holiday period •Transforming the organization again by reshaping and doubling the number of ART’s •Creating a culture of continuous improvement and change throughout the entire company •Working across 2 companies with distinct profiles, across business units with different stakes, and different cultural backgrounds as a result.