In her role as CIO at the well-known Dutch insurance company Klaverblad Verzekeringen, Kim van Wilgen is responsible for all software development and operations. Although a nerd at heart, she also has over a decade of experience in product development and comparable managerial roles on the other side: the business. She still speaks enough of the language of the product owners and the users to understand the gap we quite frequently need to bridge.
Kim van Wilgen is passionate about topics such as agile, Kanban, DevOps and continuous delivery, and the management of the cultural, organizational, team and technological changes associated with these approaches.
Sander Hoogendoorn is an independent consultant. He works as a mentor, trainer, coach, software architect, developer, writer, speaker, using the company name ditisagile.nl (after the Dutch title of his latest book This Is Agile).
In his role of Principal Technology Officer and global agile thought leader at Capgemini over the past decade, drs. ing. Sander Hoogendoorn has coached many clients and has contributed to many Capgemini propositions, including the agile Accelerated Delivery Platform (ADP), the free agile and Kanban board www.speedbird9.com, the Capgemini Agile Framework (CAF), and numerous Flying Squads. During this period, he learned a great deal and contributed to the innovation of software development at Capgemini and its many international clients.
Sander's expertise ranges from (agile and non-agile) software development methodologies, software architecture, design patterns, object orientation, component-based development, anti-patterns, business process and software modeling, UML, model driven software development, .NET, Java and software development tools.
Sander has coached many organisations and projects, has written books on UML and agile software development, and published over 200 articles in international magazines. Sander is a member of Microsoft's Partner Advisory Council for .NET and several other editorial and advisory boards, and he was the chief architect of Capgemini's agile software development platform Accelerated Delivery Platform (ADP).
Sander's book "Dit is Agile - Van Introductie tot Implementatie" is a European bestseller, and has been translated into German and English: "This is Agile: Beyond the basics. Beyond the Hype. Beyond Scrum."
Sander maintains a blog and a collection of his publications at sanderhoogendoorn.com.
Follow Sander on Twitter via @aahoogendoorn