Felix Streng, a 28-year-old Paralympic track and field star, conquered challenges from birth, born without a right lower leg in 1995. Moving across continents, at 16, he left a tiny Bavarian village for TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen sports school, excelling in both academics and athletics. With 16 medals from Paralympics, World Championships, and European Championships, including 2021 Paralympic gold in the 100m sprint, Felix's focus on "Ability" over "Disability" drives his journey. Training alongside elite athletes under coach Steve Fudge in London, he embodies resilience and victory.
Jennifer Rigo studied business management, and, through many uncomfortable decisions, she ended up as a social media marketing manager at a multinational tech company, and is also currently starting her own business. She grew up in a context of no academic experience and very little „thinking outside the box “. Her goal was to find her passion, which was very much dissociated from her reality at the time. Breaking free from societal expectations, Jennifer uncovered her affinity for nurturing others' creativity, discarding the conventional mindset. Her journey, marked by challenges, culminated in transforming online marketing for a multinational and aiding artists and professionals in their digital growth.
Jule Deges, a behavioral scientist, consultant, and accredited coach, passionately delves into organizational behavior. From her extensive tenure in employee experience, she's found that despite measuring workforce health, data often goes unheeded. Jule centers her mission on prioritizing individual employee needs to drive organizational change. Her career focuses on aiding transformations by fostering happier, healthier, and more engaged workforces. With an academic background in Positive Psychology and Coaching, Jule pursues a PhD in harnessing behavioral economics for scalable learning and development solutions within organizations. A seasoned moderator and conference speaker, she contributes to journals and published book chapters on Coaching Psychology. Currently, as a Sr Behavioral Scientist, she collaborates with a leading global scale-up on digital coaching.
Minh Tuan Nguyen
Tuan’s parents made a risky decision in the 1990s to flee Vietnam for Germany in search of a better life for their family. They left him, a two-year-old child, behind in a country still dominated by communism, where food and electricity were scarce. He was raised by his grandparents and didn’t meet his parents and younger brother until he was 10 years old. He moved to Germany to live with them when he was 12 years old. During his youth, he experienced racism and prejudice in all its facets. In 2021, he founded his own IT startup. Tuan is also heavily involved in charitable work. He serves as a board member and advisor for several charities focused on helping underprivileged children and youth.
Tiankai is an enthusiastic data leader by day, a passionate musician by night, and at all times a realistic optimist. He is most excited about the “human side” of data and likes to make all things data more approachable, understandable, and fun. In a world that’s more and more driven by Data and AI, he believes that it’s a shared responsibility among all of us to be more knowledgeable about these topics so we can steer into the right future, together.
Udo Wiegärtner lives in the Nuremberg region in Germany. He works as Agile Coach at a Software company. Besides helping teams, organizations, and individuals to learn and grow, he’s passionate about communities and Agile Games.