Tiddo Veldhuis

Director Innovation and Optimization Digital at Air France-KLM

For the last 2,5 years I have been part of the Digital Transformation journey of Air France- KLM. My first day was the day when we took the decision to set-up two planes (release trains) and to organize our first PI event. We recently celebrated our 10th PI event and we evolved to 7 planes within the Digital department. The excitement of the start is still in, because at every moment new challenges pop up. We are starting to get used to be in a constant changing environment. 


I started my career as an assistant of a member of European Parliament, continuing as an international tax lawyer at Ernst & Young. After 2 years I made a change to Air France-KLM, where I have been working for the last 12 years in different positions that range from Revenue Management, to Marketing and now Digital. This last journey is one the most energizing to be part of and I am happy to share with you some of that energy at T3CH.    


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.