Connect to the New Normal

When COVID-19 first hit, all most of us could think about was getting back to normal. Hugging people, going out to crowded bars, seeing colleagues in person, were all things we longed to have back on the menu. This applied to companies as much as people: as organizations rushed to put remote work procedures into place and take their customer interactions online, some found themselves to be better prepared while for others it was like pulling teeth, however everyone wanted it to be over, even the ones that adapted the fastest. Three to four months in, we know: there is no going back.



15:00 - 16:30 CEST

Exploring the new normal with a panel of experts, from psychological and physical safety and wellbeing to the re-examination of work and strategy under extreme uncertainty.
Famous Words
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end!
Oscar Wilde


09:30 - 10:30 CEST

Find out how to get to metrics that matter and make them work in your organization.

15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Menlo has focused on creating a joyful culture, and in this virtual tour they lift the curtain on how they have maintained it through our new normal.


09:30 - 10:30 CEST

This webinar is about Human Behaviour consuming entertainment content and interacting with it.
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Pandemic effects, market changes and what might happen...

So what is our new normal, as things open up, but not quite? How do organizations continue to create real, meaningful safety for their staff and clients without their business grinding to a halt? What changes are we seeing in business models, now that we are collectively going through a major disruptive event and experiencing complexity like never before? If things are to change forever, how can we not just navigate the change, but use its currents to get to a better place? Finally, as we prioritized the wellbeing of our people in these past few months, how can we continue making that investment and use the lessons of the pandemic to remind ourselves of what matters most?

Join frontrunners in digital transformation and creating the workplaces of the future, pioneering content creators and managers, and experts in strategy, culture, and leadership in organizations to discuss these questions and many more.


Christoph Bornschein

Christoph is CEO and one of the three founders of TLGG, a digital transformation consultancy with offices in Berlin and New York.


Richard Sheridan

Rich’s passion for creating joyful work environments led to his bestselling and widely celebrated books: Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love and Chief Joy Officer.

Tim Mois

sipgate’s CEO and Co-founder, Tim Mois, strives for innovative network and mobile phone products for organizations as well as individuals.

Tobias Schiwek

Tobias Schiwek is responsible for the international business of Europe’s leading new generation media company Divimove, which is part of the RTL Group, as CEO.

Victoria Engelhardt

Victoria Engelhardt is one of the co-founders and CEO of Keleya – a digital expert platform for pregnancy. She started her career in the Berlin startup scene in 2013 at Rocket Internet and Epic Companies, where she supported the growth of various Startups from day one.

Andrea Tomasini

agile42’s CEO and co-founder, Andrea, offers strategic coaching to leaders and organizations worldwide, supporting them on their path to greater resilience.

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09:30 - 10:30 CEST

Finding and establishing meaningful metrics for any recurring fee business model



Bastian Wilhelms was on the founding team of sipgate ( in 2003, where he still serves as a manager today. sipgate is one of Europe’s most innovative phone companies with just 200 employees in Düsseldorf, Germany.

At sipgate, Bastian has been driving the change to an all-in agile, decentralized and mission based organization since 2009. He is a Senior Advisor to the Product Leads at sipgate and helps set the vision for success with Scrum as well as sipgate’s overall company strategy.

In this webinar, Bastian will share insights into how to find and establish meaningful metrics for any recurring fee business model. Learn how to enable all teams to act based on these key metrics by leveraging transparency and story-telling techniques.


15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Take a guided tour of Menlo Innovations' Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan


Menlo Innovations

Since Menlo Innovations’ founding in 2001, we have openly shared everything we’ve learned about creating an intentionally joyful culture. This was typically done through tours of our software factory. But how could we share Menlo now that we work remotely? Fortunately, what makes Menlo ‘Menlo’ is not a building or an open office layout. What makes us Menlo is the underlying values and mission that led us to become who we are today, it is the “why” behind what we do.

While we miss the buzz of the factory floor’s open office environment, we are thrilled to be able to still share what we’ve learned. Over the course of 60 minutes, we’ll share Menlo’s history, culture and practices – and how we’re rebuilding a joyful culture in our new normal of today. See this latest experiment and let us show you around (virtual) Menlo!



09:30 - 10:30 CEST

Human Behaviour consuming entertainment content and interacting with it.



Human Behaviour consuming entertainment content and interacting with it

Yasmin Akay is the Managing Director of Divimove’s Production and Strategy Studio, Europe’s leading digital studio and home for digital content creators. One of Divimove’s strengths is to provide comprehensive strategic consulting to brands, broadcasters and platforms in the video sector. Before joining Redseven Entertainment as Chief Digital Officer, Yasmin was at Amazon Prime Video where she oversaw all the platform’s digital activities in Germany and was in charge of original German productions including You are wanted, Beat and Pastewka. Prior to that, she built up RTL Zwei’s social media section and created a unique link between social media and TV with her digital concepts for the TV series Berlin Tag & Nacht (Berlin Day & Night) and Köln 50667 (Cologne 50667). With her on board, the TV broadcaster won two successive German Awards for Online Communication. 

Yasmin will be interviewed by Lena Natus, a consultant at Divimove, who’s role is Company Culture and Organizational Development and who is an actress. Lena’s focus is to combine storytelling, strategic thinking and creativity. Lena joined Divimove in 2019 as a maternity replacement for the Head of HR and is staying in her new role to continue working on resilience and agility within Divimove. 

This webinar is about Human Behaviour consuming entertainment content and interacting with it. We will talk about the importance of positioning yourself on social media and share examples of brands who successfully used the opportunities that social media provides. We will also take a deeper look into a little “masterpiece of storytelling”, to understand what communication on multiple layers means and speak about the usage of different platforms. 


Many thanks to all my colleagues, business partners and friends from all over the world who have made agile42 Connect 2020 possible.
Marion Eickmann
CEO, agile42

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