When it comes to helping tech startups, it’s tough to top the legendary Francesco Cirillo, a truely independent thinker. He’s one of those rare, modest leaders with deft communication and teaching capabilities. I asked him to speak at Leancamp Berlin, and in spite of knowing he’d defined the Pomodoro Technique and built a global community behind it, the way he engaged everyone surpassed my expectations! He was professional, well-prepared and flexible, but most importantly, he met his audience on their terms, clearly broadened their perspective and demonstrated a deep understanding of topics, even in when specialised questions came up. Count on Francesco to be authentic and friendly, and set an atmosphere of intellectual camaraderie.