Speaker – Lean Konferenz 2023

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©2022 Karsten Voges Lean42 GmbH

Karsten Voges – Lean42 GmbH

Business Driven IT – Build a Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Karsten Voges brings 20 years of leadership experience, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies, plus various IT management consulting firms. He and Inge Hanschke have been working together in different organizations for 15 years and his motto “lean & smart” is very similar to Inge’s “easy & effective”.

With degrees in computer scientist (TUM) and an MBA (UK), he has been combining IT and business for years. As a product manager in enterprise architecture management, head of IT architecture and as a founder of a data collaboration platform, deep technical knowledge comes together with a lot of business acumen. Therefore Karsten Voges ensures fit for purpose solutions that are followed through with change management, plus that they are also implemented in state of the art technically.

Conference speaker, e.g. Planview Horizons, TexWeek, Gartner, Lean Konferenz, Penn State etc.

Company: Lean42 GmbH
Position: Managing Director


Our experts from science and practice include:
(Subject to change – will be updated continuously!)

©2022 Melanie Roth

Marlene Roth – Lufthansa Technik Group

Escape from the brownfield Swamp – Digital Transformation Strategy to enable Flexibility and Speed

Marlene Roth is responsible for the Enterprise Architecture Management at Lufthansa Technik. She strives to make software engineering a cutting-edge capability of organizations.

In her current role, she drives the digital Transformation of Lufthansa Technik by leveraging Conway’s Law and combining state-of-the-art architectures and technologies with effective team topologies.

Marlene is passionate about software engineering strategy, Big Tech and lifting heavy weights.

Company: Lufthansa Technik Group
Position: Enterprise Architect

©2022 Tobias Mohr

Tobias Mohr – Lufthansa Technik Group

Escape from the brownfield Swamp – Digital Transformation Strategy to enable Flexibility and Speed

Tobias Mohr works as “Head of IT Architecture & Production Systems” at Lufthansa Technik. He is responsible for the overall architecture of the IT landscape and the process organization of IT in cooperation with the business units. Together with his team, he strives to drive the digital transformation of Lufthansa Technik with state-of-the-art technologies and lightweight architectures, team topologies and processes.

The experience from his previous engagement at AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik’s digital startup, helps him in this endeavor. As a founding member of AVIATAR, he built up a software engineering organization to develop digital products and a cloud platform. Tobias Mohr led this organization as „Head of Technology“ from 2017 – 2021.

From 2013-2017, he worked as “Head of IT Strategy & Governance” and has held various additional positions at Lufthansa Technik since completing his studies in business informatics.

Company: Lufthansa Technik Group
Position: Head of IT Architecture & Production System

Whynde Kuehn – S2E Transformation Inc.

Whynde Kuehn – S2E Transformation

Using business architecture in strategy development and execution to enable resiliency and agility as well as increased digital business and growth.

Whynde Kuehn is the Founder and Managing Director of S2E Transformation, helping organizations bridge the gap between strategy and execution. She has extensive experience in enterprise transformation and planning and is a passionate advocate for using business architecture to enable effective strategy execution and digital transformation.  Whynde is a long-time business architecture practitioner, educator, author, recognized global thought leader, and community builder, with extensive experience applying the discipline at leading Fortune 500 and global enterprises, governmental and non-profit organizations, and a range of entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and cross-sector initiatives. She is the Founder of Biz Arch Mastery, a dedicated online platform and community that helps professionals master the art and science of business architecture. She is also a Fellow with the Institute for Digital Transformation, Co-Founder at Business Architecture Associates, Senior Consultant for Cutter Consortium, and Co-Founder, Vice President, and Academic Chair of the Business Architecture Guild. Whynde is author of the book Strategy to Reality, being published in 2022. Whynde is exceptionally passionate about assisting mission-driven organizations in succeeding and scaling through the application of solid business approaches. Likewise, she routinely inspires corporate entities to use business as a force for good.

Company: S2E Transformation
Position: Founder and Managing Director

Michael Drobnik – Herzog & de Meuron

Michael Drobnik – Herzog & de Meuron

Innovative Design Technologies in Architecture and Construction

Company: Herzog & de Meuron
Position: Principal BIM / Associate @ Design Technologies Group

Jean Gehring – IEEE Advisory Board – Levi Strauß

Jean Gehring – IEEE Advisory Board – Levi Strauß

Business Driven IT – Build a Business-Aligned IT Strategy

How Governance ensures your EA is successful and sustainable and supports your ever changing business.

Jean Gehring is the Founder and Managing Director of fi Architects Group. She created this group to help clients ‘right-size’ their enterprise architecture function, enabling them to drive the desired digital transformation outcomes in a business-focused way.

A Chief Architect, educator, and recognized thought leader Jean has extensive experience in leading technology optimization and transformation programs across multiple industry sectors.

Jean regularly speaks and writes on enterprise architecture and governance. The former President of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations, a global association that promotes the architect profession, she also served on the Advisory boards of IEE-TEMS, OPEX-FI, and Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture among others.

Company: CIO Advisory & Board member
Position: CIO Advisory