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Lois Kelly

Founder and managing partner

Be a Rebel at Work: Easy Ways to Influence Change & Solve Problems

Do you want to be a more positive force at work (and in your life)? Do you want easier ways to solve problems, innovate, and convince others to join you?
Lois Kelly, the co-author of Rebels at Work, has some helpful and surprising advice for you. She’ll teach you simple and powerful ways to increase your influence, persuade others to try new things, create a more flexible work culture, and reduce tension and worry. Her promise: you’ll walk away with at least two great ideas that you can use right away and see positive results.

About Lois

Lois Kelly is the co-founder of Rebels at Work; a global community of people seeking to improve their organizations and find more meaning from their work. She is the co-author of the best-selling book Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within. Lois has been helping leaders and teams introduce new ideas and communicate more effectively for over 25 years, working with clients such as FedEx, SAP, and HP, as well as start-ups, universities, and healthcare organizations. She is passionate about helping people find their voice and use it for good. More information about Lois can be found at www.rebelsatwork.com, www.foghound.com, and Lois Kelly | LinkedIn.







Jorge Ferreira

Site Manager
IKEA Industries

Boosting Autonomy in Shopfloor Teams: Our Example, Our Journey


About  Jorge

Jorge Ferreira is, since 2007, Site Manager at IKEA Industry Portugal. Since 2015 he also embraced several international projects, that involved the coordination of other IKEA Industry units in Sweden, Slovakia, Russia and China. He has more than twenty-five years’ experience in international industry companies, namely in the automotive sector. Jorge has worked in areas as diverse as Human Resources management, Industrial Engineering, project management and Production Units management. In 2007 he took up the challenge of establishing IKEA’s industrial group in Portugal. His daily mission is to lead people and teams in a journey that prioritizes the needs of people together with the needs of the business, through continuous improvement of performance & delivery and at the same time stimulating learning & development in such diverse backgrounds as Portuguese, Swedish, Russian or Chinese contexts.

Pedro Angulo

Head of Learning, Talent and Engagement
Brown Thomas Arnotts

Peak Performance


About Pedro


Anne Jeck

Head of HR Strategic Planning and Process Improvement

The Great Chance of Mistakes in the Leadership Culture

Case 1: In 2020 KOMSA AG made the biggest Reorganisation of ist 30-years history

  • The aim of the Transformation 2020 project was to break down structures that had been entrenched for years, to dissolve thought
    patterns and to make it attractive to think outside the box. The family-run company with 30 years of experience should regain
    speed in acting, thinking and leading in order to meet the demands of change in the market and make the difference to its fellow
  • We did not bring in any management consultancy for this significant change. We managed this change solely from the strength of
    the middle - together with our employees. This method made it possible to quickly gain an understanding of the new path. During
    our journeyorccuring problems were the most important source in defing the way forward. I would like to talk about these mistakes
    and how goingbackwards can also mean powerforward.

Case 2: In 2023 KOMSA AG made a second neccessary change within the Organisation driven
by external challenges

  • The dynamics in the field of technologies require quick decisions, entrepreneurial action, reliable collaboration and partnership on
    an equal footing. To do this, we train our employees to become entrepreneurs within the company. We continue to gain speed and
    competence compared to the market and can therefore make the difference. But we take the employee on the journey if he was
    used to not making the decisions himself. However we guided and coached those employees not being used to take decisions on
    their own. I would like to talk about these critical changes in mind and behavior - and about what factors contributed to setbacks
    and how we dealt with them.

With these two case studies I would like to answer the following questions:

  • Who should sit at the driver seat?
  • How many destinations are neccessy to reach our final stage?
  • Whatshould you do if the GPS turns of?
  • What tools you may need for a breakdown?
  • ... and how to deal with mistakes in the future?

About Anne

  • Since 2022 ExecutiveVice President of Product Management at KOMSA AG
  • Since 2020 Executive Coach
    • working parttime as a coach for executives and management to support restruc
      turing and organizational development
  • Since 2014 Tech Experiences at KOMSA AG
    • Product Management in the Telecommunication and IT industry at KOMSA AG
    • Purchasing Management, Supply Chain Management, Category Management,
      Go-To-Market Strategies
    • Since 2017 team leader in differentstages
  • 2009 – 2014 Textile Experiences at SPRD.NET AG
    • Product Management of Textiles in Leipzig
    • latest Position Global Sourcing and Apparell Manager with
      focus on setting up production facilities in Bangladesh, India, Portugal and
      Turkey. I led a team that worked for the company in both Germany and America
  • 2003 – 2009 Studies of Economics
    • 2003 - 2009 Diploma in Business Administration in Leipzig
    • 2005- 2007 Bachelor of Arts, European Studiesin Linkoln (UK)
  • Born and raised up in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Hobbys: my dog, traveling, music and cycling

Gary Peterson

Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Production
O.C. Tanner Company

Leadership in the 21st century

Traditional command and control leadership reinforces siloed thinking, and discourages teams from thinking systemically and collaborating on continuous improvement. Businesses thrive when work is organized horizontally and teams are managed for collaboration, innovation and development. Join leadership expert Gary Peterson to hear why the old leadership styles are being replaced by the principles of "Modern Leadership."

About Gary

“There’s nothing I love more than being on the factory floor, building connections and relationships with the people who make our manufacturing possible. Putting people first is core to how we do things at O.C. Tanner.”

As our Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Production, Gary specializes in creating cultures of continuous improvement through manufacturing and leadership excellence. He leads our manufacturing, buying, engineering, refining, and logistics teams. Gary has been at O.C. Tanner for over 35 years and has helped transform the company’s manufacturing operations from “batch” to lean while pioneering team-based procedures that allow each unit to take full ownership of their results. His greatest joy on the job comes from interacting with and inspiring people—empowering them to do their best work.

Gary enjoys traveling across the globe to assist organizations in generating newfound outcomes for their people and their machines. A member of the Shingo Academy and the AME Hall of Fame, he also currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shingo Institute and is a Shingo Examiner. He holds an MBA from Brigham Young University and enjoys basketball, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.

Ernst van Dyk

Managing Director
Össur South Africa



About Ernst

Ernst was born with congenital absence of both legs. His parents, two provincial-level athletes, recognised his athletic abilities and encouraged him to participate in sports. At first, he went to school in Graaff-Reinet, then switched to the Elizabeth Conradie school for disabled children in Kimberley where his sporting talents flourished. He represented South Africa in the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics in swimming and wheelchair events, his track appearance turning out to be pivotal in his career. The cheers of the crowd as he circled the track inspired him so much that it persuaded him to concentrate on wheelchair racing in the future.

At the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Ernst won a bronze medal in the 400 metres. In Athens in 2004, he won two silver medals in the 800 metres and the 1,500 metres, and a bronze in the 5,000 metres. At the Beijing Paralympics in 2008, he won gold in the hand-cycling road race as well as bronze in the wheelchair marathon. In 2014, Ernst won his tenth Boston Marathon – a record number of titles across all divisions at the world’s oldest, most prestigious marathon. In 2016 at the Rio Paralympics Ernst took gold in the handcycle road race.

Ernst has worked strenuously to increase community involvement in wheelchair racing and hand-cycling. He organised an international event in Paarl, near Cape Town, in March 2005 and ensured that handcycling became an official category in the famous Argus Cycle Tour around the Cape Peninsula, and was also fully integrated into all fun rides around the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Despite his wonderful career in sport, he says his biggest personal accomplishment was earning his degree, making him the first ever disabled person to graduate for a degree in Sport Science from Stellenbosch University.

On April 20, 2010 the South African government awarded Ernst the Order of Ikhamanga in silver to mark his achievements. He was also the winner of the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award in 2006.

Currently Ernst is the managing director at Össur South Africa, a global manufacturer of non-invasive orthopedics where he has been working for close to 10 years.

Sport Career Highlights:

  • Represented South Africa at 8 Paralympics games (1992 – 2021)
  • 2016 Gold medal Rio Paralympics – Cycling Road Race
  • 2015 New York Marathon Champion
  • SA Sportsman of the year 2014 – Dept of Sport and Rec South Africa
  • 2007, 2011, 2014 UCI World Champion – Handcycling Road race.
  • 10 times Boston Marathon Champion (2001 – 2014)
  • Recipient of The Order of Ikhamanga in Silver from the President - 2010
  • Won Gold (Handcycling) and Bronze(marathon) at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics
  • Won Silver at the London 2012 Paralympics for Handcycling Road Race
  • 2006 Laureus Sport Awards: Sport Star with a Disability
  • Won two silver and one bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games
  • Recipient of the 2003 & 2004 Presidential Silver award for sport.
  • Recipient of the 2002 Presidential Golden award for sport
  • Won a bronze medal at the Sydney Paralympic Games 2000