Jorgen Hesselberg

Co-Founder at Comparative Agility, Author of “Unlocking Agility”


Jorgen Hesselberg is the author of Unlocking Agility and co-founder of Comparative Agility, a leading agile assessment and continuous improvement platform. A proven thought leader of numerous successful enterprise transformation efforts, Jorgen provides strategic guidance, executive counsel, and coaching to some of the world’s most respected companies both as an internal change agent and an external consultant. He has trained thousands of people on agile and Scrum, disruptive innovation, and enterprise transformation strategy.

Passionate about making the world a better place to work, Jorgen is the former director and an active member of Supporting Agile Adoption, an Agile Alliance program dedicated to supporting those who apply agile principles and practices for agile transformation. Jorgen is a frequent speaker at international industry conferences. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, his MBA at Iowa State University, and an MS in information technology at Northwestern University. He completed postgraduate coursework in finance and disruptive innovation at Harvard Business School.

Speech Abstract

“Beyond the Hype: Real AI Benefits and the Future of Agile Leadership”

When ChatGPT was introduced to the world in late 2022, it was clear that this technology was not only disruptive but also poised to create profound and far-reaching impacts. As we approach the two-year milestone of its launch, we’ve uncovered significant insights about large language models, neural networks, and the dual-edged nature of AI: its ability to generate astonishing value while presenting existential risks.

But how has AI influenced our capacity to sustain and enhance agile ways of working? To what degree has it amplified our value to customers? And how does it reshape our understanding of team dynamics and our roles as agile change leaders?

In this talk, we will cut through the noise and dispel the hype, focusing on the tangible benefits AI has already delivered and the emerging advantages on the horizon. We will unveil the single team behavior pattern that AI identifies as most strongly correlated with positive outcomes. Moreover, we’ll present a compelling vision of how agile change leaders can not only survive but thrive in the age of AI. If you aim to gain a deeper understanding of our industry’s trajectory, prepare for future challenges, and seize the opportunities brought by this transformative technology, this talk is for you. Join us to explore how AI is revolutionizing agile practices and discover how to navigate and lead in this dynamic landscape.