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Norbert Majerus   Majerus Consulting


Norbert Majerus is Leading expert in lean product development and innovation. He is also book author - Lean-Driven Innovation and Shingo prize winner. Norbert Retired from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co at the end of 2017 as Lean Champion Innovation.
He then created his own company "norbert majerus consulting llc" to continue to share his experience in:
- Lean Product Development and Innovation
- Change Management
- Lean Project Management
- Managing people in a lean environment

Dantar Ooserwal  Argo Inc


Dantar is highly regarded as a global thought-leader in Lean Innovation & Product Development systems as well as an advisor, speaker and award-winning author.  He has a passion for learning and applying lean product development systems to impact improvements of business performance. Dantar has championed many large and global operational improvement initiatives as well as developed and led Lean Innovation transformations for organizations resulting in profound improvements to both top-line revenue and bottom-line efficiency. He has been awarded the Shingo Prize for his work in Lean Innovation by the Shingo Institute, the Outstanding Corporate Innovator award from PDMA and several product patents. Dantar has served as the Global Vice President of Innovation at Sara Lee and Product Development & Product Planning Leader at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. His consulting experience spans a diversity of industries ranging from raw materials (mining and chemicals) to high-tech defense systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anders Hugnell  Implement


Anders Hugnell has a Ph.D. in ME with focus on product development and Lean. Anders has over 25 years of experience in running both academic and industrial training programs in OPEX, Lean, product development. He started and ran the KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Lean centre for three years. Anders has also written books on Lean Management and he has been keynote speaker at several conferences.

Jukka Borgman Metso Flow Control Inc.


Jukka Borgman Director, Technology Development at Metso Flow Control Inc.

Vesa Koskela Murata Electronics


Vesa Koskela works at Murata Electronics as Project Manager.
 
Vesa has 20+ years’ experience in management of R&D product development and IT delivery projects, in microchip, healthcare IT, x-ray equipment and MEMS sensor areas. Past president of PMI Finland, interests in optimizing ways of working by combining planning, agility, and lead development. Certifications: Certified SAFe Agilist, Professional Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, TOGAF9, ISTQB foundation, Project Management Professional.

 

Johanna Lentonen,  Vaisala

Johanna Lentonen Director, Weather Instruments at Vaisala has been leading Weather Instruments global product business since Nov 2016. Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements headquarter in Vantaa, Finland.
Johanna is a strong professional of Product and Technology development, including Project Management and Product Management. She has over 20 years of experience in creating and mastering state-of-art offering for demanding weather applications.
Johanna has been applying LPDE for over 10 years, and now-a-days is also a board member of Finnish LEAN association.
Bengt Johansson ASSA ABLOY Group

Bengt Johansson has been working around 20 years with product development in different roles
 
Quality and Lean as well as Lean Innovations have been in focus from the beginning of last decade. Today Bengt works as Global Lean Innovation and Quality Manager at Assa Abloy Group.
Matti Kauhanen ABB

Matti Kauhanen is heading the Technology Management Office in the Drives Business Line, which is responsible for electric drives, related solutions and services within the ABB Group.

Matti joined Strömberg in 1984 and since then he has held various positions from design engineer to management within the company in the areas of research and development. Since 2000, Matti has been responsible for technology and platform development for various products. The focus has been on research and technology development for product portfolio. By building strong co-operation and common research projects with ABB Corporate Research and Universities he has enabled competence development and high qualified experts for Drives’ units in different locations.

In addition to technology and research his focus has also been on research and development processes and productivity, product architecture management, competence development, customer and user experience.
Digital powertrain, digital twins, analytics, software platform and connectivity technologies are some of his new research objectives.

Miia Humalajoki  Kone Corporation


Miia Humalajoki works as Process Development Manager at Kone.
 
She is a process development and supply chain professional with versatile experience in demanding positions in different industries.

Peter Palmér LPPDE


Peter Palmér is the former chairman of LPPDE and Senior Manager Scania Way at Scania.

 

Elli Kallioki  Kone


Elli Kalliokoski works currently as Transformation Lead, KONE Technology and & Innovation.
 
She has previously held different managerial positions in the field of Lean, R & D and processes at Kone and ABB. She is also member of board at Lean Association of Finland.