Arie Van Bennekum: AgileIndy 2019 Keynote Speaker

AgileIndy is proud to announce Arie Van Bennekum as a keynote speaker for the 2019 AgileIndy conference.

Arie is a pragmatist who accommodates his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. He is not afraid to enter untrained paths and take risks. He has done this since his first days in health care, later in the armed forces, and he continues to do so today. This has led to his special position as co-author of the Agile Manifesto. In the course of his Agile years Arie has become an expert in the field of business transformations towards Agile on the basis of strategic objectives and link this to very concrete objectives. He focuses on delivering value, bringing efficiency and creating support among stakeholders, through role and chain clarity based on the business model and the work packages.

The intellectual property IATM ( is basis for this. Arie strongly believes in leading on the basis of exemplary behavior and from that perspective is also constantly working on creating / strengthening an Agile (customer-oriented) culture within Wemanity. Moreover, within Wemanity’s culture, there is a strong focus on continuous development of professionals and organization, optimal performance based on knowledge sharing and feedback and clear task and division of roles, for an optimal value delivery to Wemanity’s customers. In addition to the practical guidance of Agile transformations, Arie is a much sought-after speaker at international congresses, gives client awareness sessions and lectures at universities.

The dissemination of this Agile culture and way of working brings Arie in the strategic focus areas. Improving and connecting comes to the fore in every Agile process, as well as creating a performance and development culture. Strategic clarity is expressed in translating the strategy into specific workflows. Investment space is obtained by delivering more effectively, more efficiently and more customer-oriented. Examples of this are business cases of Delta, Cegeka DSA, Bosch, can also be found on the website.

An example of innovation is Sodexo, where Wemanity together with WeDigitalGarden “entity from the Wenation ecosystem” have set up a digital factory (emphasis on innovative design and applications). Arie is responsible for the Agile integration of the customer and the factory.

Among other areas, Arie has over 30 years of experience in implementing Agile / Lean. One of his latest ICT developments are innovative projects such as Sodexo, involving optimization of business processes completely intertwined in Agile/Lean, creating value. He has experience in public mobility and infrastructure sectors such as Delta Retail, Province of Northern Brabrant, Tax administration and many others.