Accelerate: Our Tech Leadership Development program

In a world where software is becoming more and more important, you need experienced and skilled professionals to lead your organization into the future.

But where do you find these professionals? Instead of fishing in the pond everyone in our field is at, it is wise to look closer to home…… within your own organization. Luminis can help accelerate the growth of your top IT talents through our Tech Leadership Development Program.

What is the Accelerate Program?

Accelerate is a Tech Leadership Program for top IT-talents within large organisations.

Accelerate is organized around the central themes; empathy, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship. In 18 months time, participants are accelerated 4 to 5 years in their careers. The program is unique because it involves participants from several different organizations. This allows the participants to look at the IT field from different angles, to have intensive discussions and to learn from other organizations. Each Accelerate participants has a ‘buddy’ from another organization to reflect with, support and learn from each other.

Why Accelerate?

The Tech Leadership Program program aims to form the future generation of IT leaders. Upon successful completion, participants will have the opportunity to take on more responsible roles.

Participants in the Accelerate program are supported to maximize their potential in order to accelerate the achievement of their goals. Based on personal goals, development is tracked during the traineeship. Progress is transparent via a portfolio system.


The intensive program is guided by coaches from inside and outside the organization.

  • Development of personal skills such as communication and leadership.
  • Offers IT professionals room for accelerated growth; broadening and deepening technical knowledge.
  • Experiences, knowledge and connections pooled and shared across various organizations.

I think it's great that relevant parties like Bosch and the National Tax Agency recognize the value of the Accelerate program and that we are thus adding even more value to our unique Leadership Development program. Not only in diversity of insights in the technical and human skills sessions, but also definitely in sharing knowledge and building the participants' network.

René van Hees
Chief Software Architect, Thales


The program covers technical skills, for example in the areas of microservices and cybersecurity. In addition, the development of soft skills, such as communication and leadership, plays an important role.

In a time frame of 18 months, participants make steps in their development that normally take 4 to 5 years. The organization How Company plays an important role in this and helps the participants make the most of their potential in order to achieve their goals more quickly.

Architecture sessions

Architecture sessions include the following topics:

  • DDD, CQRS and Event Sourcing
  • Event Storming
  • Modulariteit and Microservices
  • Domain Specific Languages
  • Scaling Agile and Story Mapping
  • DevOps and CI/CD
  • Open Source Licenses, development and legal
  • Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Identity & Access Management, OWASP Top 10
  • Cloud Native Applications
  • Software and Schema Evolution
  • Functional Programming


Want to know what Accelerate can do for your team?

Feel free to contact Louis Pouwels

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