Markus Wittwer

Agile Teams Coach

Biographical note

Markus has developed backend systems for large companies and is now an independent collaboration coach who helps to improve ways of working together. His 'tools' for that are the agile mindset, brain-friendly workshops, non-violent communication, Theory U and Art of Hosting. Mindfulness is his way to stay sane, effective and happy in the midst of all the craziness within organizations and the world. He is a certified trainer of "Search Inside Yourself" - the mindfulness and emotional intelligence program developed within Google.

    Modern mindfulness practices for the nerdy agilist

    everything mobile
    4 October 2019 | 13:45 | Samsung Room

    Is there a way to train the most basic cognitive skills, that are needed in an agile environment? Skills like concentration and clarity to deal better with change?

    Modern mindfulness practices are a set of scientifically researched  practices to improve on those skills. And while mindfulness practices  are hundreds or even thousands of years old, it is only around 30 years  ago scientists got intrigued by some cognitive skills of meditation practitioners. Out of that research, a modern mindfulness approach has emerged that is now taught at Google, SAP and other tech companies.  

    In this interactive talk, I will share a bit of my own personal story with mindfulness, we will look at how mindfulness works and why it is worth practicing. We also look at some of the science behind it and do a short practice that you can take home with you.

    All of that using a lot of analogies to coding and there even will be a 
    cat video.