The presentation team is made up of some of the most experienced TWI and KATA company practitioners and coaches. Learn from them during breakout sessions, but just as important, learn from them over coffee, lunch, or a hallway conversation.
Facilitated by: Denis Becker & Thomas Ilskov
Facilitated by: Joakim Bjurström & Fredrik Fjellstedt
LEGO Team Member
Author • Thought-Leader • Owner Operator Glenn's Creek Distillery
Wayne Faaland @ Elkem ASA
Jan Harboe Global Operational Excellence Partner @ Chr. Hansen A/S
Nick Katko @ BMA
Thomas Delven @ Scania
Susanne Svenningsen TWI Program Manager @Maersk Training
David Meier @ Glenn's Creek Distillery
Moulding Capability Sr. Project Manager at LEGO System A/S
Denis Becker, Joakim Bjurström, John Vellema, Jim Huntzinger and all presenters
Chief Storyteller Menlo Innovations
Markus Oja @ UPM
Nana Jensen @ Trifork
Paul Crutcher, Operations Director @ Bisley
Presenter Pending @ Velux Case Study
Frank Fabel, People Leader & Associate Manager with Anna Lykke, cLEAN partner @ Novo Nordisk
Jacob Albertsen, Training Manager @ Ball Beverage Can
Rich Sheridan @ Menlo Innovations
Partner & Master Enabler at Business through People
Denis is passionate about enabling leaders so they can grow high performance teams. His personal challenge is to find better, faster ways of growing organisations’ capabilities so they can accelerate the pace of process improvement. He realised early on in his career that rapid improvement cannot happen without developing the leadership skills of supervisors and their managers first.
Denis developed his hands-on international expertise in addressing this challenge by leading complex culture change, Lean transformations and operational excellence programs for 20 years across diverse industries and service sector organisations. As the founder of Supervisor Academy, he and his team have enabled many global and local organisations in their own transformation efforts.
As the head of global operations excellence for a multi-national corporation, Denis led international teams in developing and deploying lean operations strategy, including laying out and moving manufacturing facilities and radical lean transformations. This included up-skilling and cross-training of hundreds of operators to enable the transitions from process layouts to cell manufacturing.
Denis works hard to continuously deepen his expertise to maximise the value he brings to clients and their people. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA), and is a certified Master Blackbelt (Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma) and Master Trainer (Training within Industry).
Partner and Master Enabler
Joakim is Partner and Senior Enabler and has been a part of Business Through People since 2014. Joakim is a highly competent TWI, Lean and Toyota Kata coach. With expertise within Six Sigma and Change Management, he primarily teaches our Swedish and international clients.
Joakim Bjurström is a strong profile. His experience and commitment to the Toyota Kata and TWI programs and his constant pursuit of self-improvement is a real asset for us and our customers. His pursuit of improvement is not only aimed inward. He always strives to make customers succeed with their TWI, Lean and/or Toyota Kata projects – and this is done with great care.
His extensive work in various industries makes him extremely flexible and he is quick to identify the focal area that is in the greatest need for care or is best suited for a pilot project. That being said, Joakim is always looking for something to improve, so he is also one of the most patient trainers we have ever experienced. He is extremely careful when it comes to improvements – he refuses to start or propose something that he is not entirely sure of. Joakim is a thorough and systematic trainer.
Phone: +46 709 710180