Andrew Evanswas diagnosed with choroidal melanoma in May of 2013. At the time, he was working as a bioinformatician, developing analysis pipelines for genetic diagnostics in cancer research (ironically enough).
In his professional life, as Chief Product Officer at Dutch startup StartMonday, a Startupbootcamp alumni company, Andrew has been deeply immersed in the latest startup business practices.
Andrew brings a decade of Agile experience from consulting- as both a hands-on project lead and as a trainer in Agile processes for large corporates as well as highly-regarded digital business programs through Hyper Island and The Talent Institute. He has also served as a mentor and organizer for Lean Startup Machine - a global 3-day bootcamp program that takes startups from ideas to customers.
Since his own diagnosis, Andrew has striven to help other patients make sense of the complexities of their diagnoses, through active participation on social media and by writing a blog that attempts to explain cancer concepts in accessible terms. He moved to The Netherlands in 2014, and subsequently became actively involved with the Melanoma Patients Network Europe. As both a scientist and a patient, Mr. Evans holds a unique perspective on the disease experience.
Otto Freijser loves to challenge people to think differently, to solve problems creatively and to help others succeed.
As a self-proclaimed Lean Innovation Evangelist, he is the co-founder of Perpetulon, a management consultancy for business innovation. Otto also directly coaches young start-ups and is member of the Dutch Lean Startup Circle, a platform initially created for like minded individuals to get together and talk about the Lean Startup philosophy and today, to explore and test both old and new startup principles.
Last update 26th Nov 2017 BR
Melanoma Patient Network Europe
MPNE WORKSHOP Krusenberg 24th- 26th November
Surviving Melanoma in Europe.
Access to prevention, early detection and effective treatment for all.
Session content to be defined 16th November- but timing is correct!
Workshop participation, travel
and full-board accommodation
will be free for participants.
Participation is upon application only.
24th- 26th November 2017
arrival 24th in the morning, we start at 2pm
Krusenberg Herrgård, Uppsala, Sweden
Friday, 25th November
Friday, 24th November
Check-in and Registration
Welcome and elevator pitch introductions
Workshop introduction by Andrew Evans, Otto Freijser and MPNE
Why should we as Melanoma advocates care about ‘lean’ processes?
Teams present their advocacy project ideas
Turning an idea into an experiment with help of the Javelin Board
Teams plan and run their first experiment
Continue the discussion with your team over dinner!
Saturday, 25th November
8.00- 9.00 Breakfast
As much as necessary, as little as possible
What is a ‘Minimum Viable Product’?
Teams run their first experiment
10.30- 11.00 Coffee
Analysis of first experiment and share results
Team plan and run their second experiment
13.00- 14.00 Lunch
Pivots: continue or change direction?
Teams analyze second experiment and decide to continue or change the direction
16.00- 16.30 Coffee
Solutions not Problems.
Solution ideation- get to know a technique to generate solutions very fast
19.00- 19.30 Reception
Sunday, 26th November
please make sure you check out
Stop- Look- Go
Teams present their projects
Discussion and next actions
Summary for our network
Which Lean principles apply to advocacy? Which ones don’t?
Synthesis of a ‘Lean Advocacy Concept’ for MPNE
10.30- 11.00 Coffee
11.00- 12.30 MPNE members only
Workshop Summary and Closure
Bettina Ryll, MPNE
Lunch and Departure