Markus Ernsten

Dipl. Coach, SAFe Agilist, Scrum Master

Board member, co-founder

Dipl. Coach and Key-Note Speaker Markus Ernsten started his professional career as engineer of global connectivity, networks and security solutions at the globes major telecom organizations. As Head of programs he crafted and implemented secure and high-speed network infrastructures for the purpose of global collaboration and identified the fact that the permanent engagement of the top management of any organization is one of the key factors of success for complex business transformations. Markus is since decades known as a certified “Scaled Agilist” within the framework of Scaled Agility and one of the content contributors of the SAFe Framework. Proudly, Markus stands in professional exchange with Dean Leffingwell and “Scaled Agility” Network.

Markus speaks German, English and Dutch. We sometimes suspect - he might understand “Swiss-German".


Adalbert Hospenthal

Eidg. Dipl. Programm Manager, SAFe 5 SPC

Board member, co-founder

Eidg. Dipl. Project Manager Adalbert Hospenthal is known as one of the early adopters of Agile Methodologies and Strategies for Software- and Solution development in Switzerland. Adi served as a management board member over many years at the Zuger Cantonal Bank, Zug and delivered high- performance and available solutions for core baking applications. Adi joined the Crewcraft – partnership after years of being successfully self-employed and having delivered major software programs to global finance institutes and the government of the State of Switzerland. Adalbert holds degrees in Project- & Program Management, Scrum- and Scaled Agile Strategies and Software-Engineering.

Adi is fluent in German, English and French and “Schwitzerdütsch”


Rene van der Helm

Dipl. Ing., Program Manager

Board member, co-founder

Dipl. Ing. Rene van der Helm joined our Crewcraft partnership form a very successful self-employment as freelancer in the field of shop-floor integration, MES-systems and Quality insurance within controlled production environments (GxP). Prior to his freelanceship Rene served for a long period as a Senior Management Consultant for Deloitte and some other Big-five consultancies. He holds various certificates and diplomas in the field of GxP, CSV and Software-Engineering. Rene is the expert in implementing “End-2-End” Business processes, -scenarios and flows in deeply structured manufacturing companies in Europe and the United States. His special field of competence is in “Aeronautic” and “shipyards”.

Rene speaks fluently German, English and Dutch – and no “Swiss-German”


Vedran Batos

Dr. Sc. Vedran Batos, Global Digital Transformation

IT Advisor to the Board, co-founder

Dr. Sc. Vedran Batos (PhD.)  is the globally recognized expert with 30+ years of experience in the fields of Software Engineering and Information Technology, within the finance & banking sector and large corporations. He was working at institutions like Hitachi Inc., Euronet Worldwide Inc., and Vision Solutions Inc. Coming from the “world” of IBM Mainframes, developing wide scope of solutions (based on brands and open source) and implementing the latest technologies as blockchain, artificial intelligence and bigdata. Vedran conveyed lectures at the universities related to e-business and system security subjects. He managed international banking software development projects from the customer requirement specification up to delivery and support of the final products including front-end, back-end, special API solutions and technology transfer.  Furthermore, he guides corporations through their transition of legacy processes and infrastructure towards cloud-based and high-secure 24/7-infrastructures around the globe. Amongst other projects Vedran facilitated secure business and technology transformations at large banking institutions in Central and Eastern Europe.  He is certified SAFe SPC (Scaled Agile), lifetime member of ACM USA (Association for Computing Machinery) and senior member of IEEE USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 

He speaks Croatian, English, semi-fluent German – and almost no “Swiss German".