Hosted workshops are designed to enable in-depth knowledge exchange and dialogue between attendees about innovation challenges of their interest and how to implement specific innovation practices in their firms.

 

Each workshop is attended by 160-200 innovation executives and includes:


Presentations by executive speakers and industry experts


Immersive roundtable discussions on selected topics


Informal networking breaks to build connections




workshops 2018

  • Workshops in Europe
  • Workshops in China
  • Workshops in USA

Digital Value Creation, Services and Strategies Leveraging Digital to Move into Services, Selecting the Right Digital Strategy and
Using Industry 4.0 to Reinvent Processes

Presentations by:
Volkswagen, Grundfos, Solvay Brussels School

Agenda Outline

VolkswagenDigital Transformation and Mobility for All

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Roundtable Discussion I: Challenges & Solutions

Solvay Brussels School of Economics & ManagementWhy Certain Digital Strategies Work Better Than Others

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GrundfosFrom Selling Pumps to Delivering Water-as- a-Service: Leveraging Digitalization, Moving Closer to Customers and Rethinking the Ecosystem

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Roundtable Discussion II: Mapping digital strategies and applications

VolkswagenTrends, Challenges and Success Factors for Cross-Functional Industry 4.0

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Volkswagen Factory Tour / Volkswagen Arena Tour


Abstract

Six Types of Digital Strategies and Why Some Work Better Than Others • Using Digital to Defend/Improve Core Business or to Extend/Replace It • Leveraging Digitalization, Moving Closer to Customers and Rethinking the Ecosystem • Going into Services, Getting a Direct Relation with End-Users, and Redefining the Role of OEMs and Distributors • Becoming an Integrated Hardware, Software and Services Firm • Turning Data into Insights for Predictive Maintenance and Minimizing Malfunctions • Using Industry 4.0 to Reinvent Business Processes along the Entire Value Chain  • Success Factors for Cross-Functional Industry 4.0 • Trends, Challenges and Success Factors for Industry 4.0 • Three Customer-Centered Action Fields: Digital Customer, Products & Company

Organizing for Business Transformation Redesigning Organizations to Embrace Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation

Presentations by:
Volkswagen, LEGO, Philips, Grundfos

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VolkswagenThe Impact of Digital Transformation on Office and Knowledge Work: The Vision of a Best-In-Class Digital Employee Experience

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Roundtable Discussion: Issues of Special Interest

LEGOBusiness Transformation: Building an Agile and Simplified Organization to Embrace the Digital Future

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PhilipsBecoming a Solutions Company: A Structural and Holistic Approach to Transforming the DNA of a Global Company

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Roundtable Discussion: Selection of Topics

GrundfosOrganizing for Digital Transformation: Getting the Best of Both Worlds by Setting up a Separate Team and Involving the Organization

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Volkswagen Arena Tour


Abstract

Transforming a Global Organization From Selling Products to Being a Solutions & Services Company • Transforming the Business to Embrace the Digital Future with an Agile and Simplified Organization and Mind-Set • Two Organizational Approaches to Digital Transformation: Leveraging Startups or Putting the CIO in Charge • Getting the Best of Both Worlds with a Separate Team and Involvement from the Core • Simplifying the Organization & Processes, Removing Redundancies, and Rethinking Organizational Design • Enhancing Speed, Execution Capabilities, Business Alignment, Buy-In and Ability to Adapt • Using Digital Tools to Transform Knowledge Work and Ensure a Best-In-Class Employee Experience where All Can Work Efficiently, Innovatively and with Fun

Ecosystems & Customer Value Propositions Creating New Value Propositions and Building Ecosystems and Partnering Capabilities to Deliver on Them

Presentations by:
DSM, Philips, McCain Foods, University of Cambridge

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DSMInnovating in Partnership with Customers: Picking Winners Early and Creating Value by Getting to Know Partners Over Time

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Roundtable Discussion: Challenges & Solutions

University of CambridgeUsing all Three Levers of Persuasion to Bring Customers and Partners On Board for New Initiatives

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Philips LightingValue Proposition Creation Driving Platform-Based Innovation

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Roundtable Discussion II: Develop value propositions or discuss ecosystems formation (B2B/B2C/B2B2C)

McCain FoodsPartnering Capabilities and Ecosystems: Matching a Firm's Culture & Risk Profile with the Approach to Building Both an External and Internal Network

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Panel & Plenary Sharing


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Partnering & Ecosystems: Building Ecosystems and Partnering Capabilities to Deliver on Value Propositions • Aligning Ecosystem Partners Aligning Company Culture around Partnering • Building Internal Support and Finding Internal Champions for Partnering • Finding Partners Based on Core Competencies vs Starting with a Customer Need • Innovating in Enduring Partnership with Customers • Picking Winning Partners Early at a Time of Industry Disruption • Finding the Right Partners through Networks and Accelerators/Incubators • Using Levers of Persuasion to Bring Customers and Partners on Board for New Initiatives

Customer Value Propositions: Creating Customer Value Propositions that also Deliver Company Profits • The Consumption Chain and Buyer Experience Cycle • Creating Value with IoT Based Platforms • From Selling Products to a Value Proposition of Connected Systems and Services

Business Model Creation for Digital and Circular Futures Innovating Business Models for Disruption, Creating Digital Business Models and Building Business Models for the Circular Economy

Presentations by:
DSM, Covestro, University of Manchester, Niaga

Agenda Outline

DSMFuture Proofing the Company: How to Develop Business Models for Disruption

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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of Special Interest

University of ManchesterBusiness Model Innovation to Bring Disruptive Technologies to the Market: Creating Value from the New Trends of Digitalization and Sustainability

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CovestroDigital Business Model Innovation – The Journey and Lessons Learned in Building a Digital Platform Business

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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics or industry-specific group discussions key industry distruptors

NiagaBusiness Model Innovation for a Circular Economy: First Experiences From the Edge

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Panel & Plenary Sharing


Abstract

Business Model Innovation: Disruptive Forces of Digital and Climate Change • Taking Options in Future Worlds • Business Model Innovation (BMI) to Bring Disruptive Technologies to Market • Types of BMI • Tactics for BMI • Digital/Sustainable BMs for an Existing Business

Digital Business Models: Rethinking the Who/What/How and the Value Proposition • New Sources of Customer Value From Digitalization • Transforming Organization, IT, Supply Chain, Business Rules etc. • Building a Digital Platform Business • BMs for a Distributed, Connected Manufacturing World

BMI for a Circular Economy: Addressing Climate Change/Circular Economy with Sustainable Business Models • Business Models that Are Good Both for Planet and Profits • Creating Circular Value Propositions, Finding First Customers/Partners and Generating Revenues

AI and Digital Business Model Innovation Creating New Value and Business Models with AI, Digital Innovation and Services – and Managing the Org. Transformation

Presentations by:
Huawei, Bosch, Electrolux, University of Hong Kong

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Huawei5G as a Key Enabler of Digital Transformation: Approaches and Insights from Huawei in Innovating Mobile Technologies

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Roundtable Discussion: Challenges & Solutions

BoschBecoming a Digital Services and Solutions Firm: Addressing the Strategic and Organizational Challenges

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University of Hong KongPutting AI and Data Network Effects in Your Business Model

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Roundtable Discussion: Selection of Topics

ElectroluxLeveraging Digital to Create New Value and Business Models – with a Focus on the Consumer Journey and Experience

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

LabPrototype and Develop a Mobile App

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Tour of the Huawei IoT Showroom


Abstract

Creating New Value with Digital Innovation • Interacting with Consumers in New Ways • Transforming Business Models with Digital Innovation, AI and Data Network Effects • Three Phases of AI and Data Business Transformation • Impacting the Customer Journey and -Experience with Digital • Converting a Product Into a Service Using Mobile and then Building Ecosystems Around It • Using Digital both to Differentiate and to Gain Operational Efficiencies • Connecting Products, Building Services and IoT Ecosystems and Enabling Subscription Models • Organizing for Digital Innovation and AI • Using Agile Tools to Enable the Digital Shift • Getting Leadership, Culture and Communication Right for Transformation • Maintaining the Current Business and R&D while Building for the Digital Future • Refocusing from Being a Components Company to Becoming a Digital Solutions and Services Firm •  Working in Loose Partnerships – Building Trust while Keeping Options Open • Monetizing on Data and Forming Business Models around Data

Digital Innovation & the Startup Ecosystem Tapping into the Dynamic Digital Startup Ecosystem in China to Enable Digital Transformation and Agility

Presentations by:
Huawei, BMW, Airbus, CEIBS

Agenda Outline

HuaweiExploring Uncertainties - Huawei’s X Labs

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Roundtable Discussion: Issues of Special Interest

BMWLeveraging the Chinese (Digital) Startup Ecosystem: How Startups Can Be Integrated into the Research Efficiently for Win-Win Collaboration

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China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)Engaging with Startups to Drive Corporate Innovation

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Roundtable Discussion: Selection of Topics

AirbusBuilding a Digital Data Analytics Platform for Internal and External Use – and Working with a Startup to Scale Fast

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Tour of the Huawei IoT Showroom


Abstract

Leveraging the Chinese Startup Ecosystem for Digital Transformation • The Dynamic Digital Startup Scene in China and Its Strong Apps Ecosystem • China's New Innovation-Driven Economy – with Startups as the Driving Force • Different Approaches to Engage Startups, Integrate Them into Research and Create Win-Win Relationships • Working with Startups as a Way to Become Agile and Scale Fast • Using Partners to Prescreen the Many Chinese Startups • Building a Digital Data Analytics Platform • Using an Agile Approach for Innovation in the Digital Age: Test-and-Learn, Allow Failure, Be Bold and Make MVPs • Changing Mindsets for Digital Innovation and Making Data Accessible to Users • Organizational Approaches to Digital Innovation and the Need for a Direct Link to the CEO • 3 Pillars of Digital Innovation – CTO, DTO and Ventures • A Team to Demonstrate Digital PoC and Another to Scale Up Quickly

Agile Culture & Design Thinking Creating an Innovation Culture of Agility and Design Thinking

Presentations by:
Deutsche Telekom, Barclays, LEGO, Volkswagen, IE Business School

Agenda Outline

Deutsche TelekomCreating Breakthrough Innovations in an Agile and Customer Centric Way at Deutsche Telekom

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Roundtable Discussion I: Challenges & solutions in design thinking and agile culture

VolkswagenBuilding an Agile Culture in a Global Company: The Need for a Bottom-Up Movement and Top-Down Will

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IE Business SchoolDesign Thinking - a Prototypical Approach to Fosterig an Agile Innovation Culture

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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics or Lab on Adaptation of Design Thinking

BarclaysDesign Thinking: Doing Experiential Research, Focusing on Customer Needs/Jobs and Adapting Company Culture

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LEGOImplementing Agile Across the Value Chain: Leading Change through the Interplay between Agile vs. Stage-Gate Thinking and Digital vs. Physical Product Development

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Drinks on the premises / Tours


Abstract

Agile Culture: Implementing Agile in Global, Established Firms • Building a Corporate-Wide Agile Culture • Addressing the Interplay Between Agile vs Stage Gate and Digital vs. Physical • Frame Conditions for High Performing Agile Teams - Leadership Roles and Executive Involvement • The Role of Grassroots, Empowered Communities and Self-Organized Experiments • Bottom-Up Movement Combined With Top-Down Will • Converting the Whole Organization vs Doing it in Small Stages • Why Agile Creates Fear for Managers

Design Thinking: Understanding and Leveraging Human-Centered Innovation – Design Thinking, Agile & Lean Startup • Experiential Research and the Jobs-to-be-Done Approach • Design Thinking Toolset to Develop Products & Services with the Customer In Mind • Being Customer-Focused and Driving Innovation with Design • Using Design Thinking to Impact Behavior and Transform Internal Culture • Optimizing the Full Customer Experience and -Journey • Training Internal Staff In Design Thinking and Customer Understanding • Human-Centered Innovation in Established Firms

Lean Startup & Startup Collaboration Partnering with Startups and Learning to Experiment Like a Startup

Presentations by:
Deutsche Telekom, Daimler, ABB, University of Lucerne

Agenda Outline

Deutsche TelekomFrom Cooperation to Collaboration: The Telekom Open Spaces Are Exploring New Ways to Innovate

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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest in lean startup and startup collaboration

DaimlerIncubation at LAB1886: The Lean Startup Approach, Collaboration with Startups, and People & Roles

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University of Applied Science LucerneLean Startup and Its Link to Agile and Design Thinking – and Integrating These in the Smart Lean Canvas

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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics or Lab on Adaptation of Design Thinking or Lab on applying an extended Lean Canvas to projects

ABB Technology VenturesHow Corporate Venture Capital Helps to Learn About Emerging Technologies and Accelerate R&D

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises / Tour / Lab on applying an extended Lean Canvas to projects


Abstract

Lean Startup: The Lean Startup Process – From Ideation and Feasibility to MVPs and Commercialization • Try Things out, Fail Fast and be Ready to Pivot • Applying Lean Startup Principles in a Corporate Setting • The Link between Lean Startup, Agile and Design Thinking - and Their Role at Each Process Stage • People and Recruitment for New Business Creation • The Five Roles of Lean Startup Teams • Setting Up a Corporate Incubator Unit

Collaborating with Startups: Leveraging Startups to Become Faster and More Innovative • Scouting within Trend Areas • Startup Investment and Collaboration to Learn About Early Stage Technologies and to Speed up R&D • Structuring Corporate Venture Deals • Setting up Open Spaces for Internal and External Entrepreneurs • Setting up Hackathons to Find Disruptive Solutions • Identifying Startups for Internal Ventures

Leveraging & Organizing for Digitalization Identifying Digital Transformation Opportunities and Adapting the Organization

Presentations by:
3M, more tba

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Abstract

The event is on: 1) Digital innovation to connect products & services, build platforms, create new business models, connect with customers, and impact the customer journey; and 2) transforming the business and organization to facilitate the digital shift with cross-functional collaboration, an agile mind-set, collaboration with startups, and more.

Managing Discovery in R&D Finding Markets for Breakthrough Discoveries, Changing Mindset to Learn from ‘Failure’, Bootlegging Resources in Discovery, and Managing R&D Org.

Presentations by:
3M, University of Bath, more tba

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The event is about: 1) Leveraging R&D for breakthrough innovation – new business creation starting from technologies in search of applications. For breakthrough innovation to happen in R&D individuals must feel it is safe and accepted to experiment and try out new things, hence a need to change the perception of ‘failure’ and actively learn from ‘failure’. The event spotlights the role of bootlegging for new ventures under the radar at the early stage of discovery until they reach sufficient maturity or momentum to surface and get formal approval and recognition.

Disruptive Business Models & Platforms Creating New, Sustainable Business Models and Platforms for the Digital, Sharing and Circular Economy

Presentations by:
Enel, BASF, IESE, more tba

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A framework on how to do business model innovation (BMI) is introduced by a leading professor in the field. The event also spotlights the creation of new business models in a changing world of digital transformation, the sharing economy, and climate change. And the organizational requirements and supporting ecosystems for new BMs is discussed.

Culture of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Building a Culture of Experimentation, Intrapreneurship, and Play

Presentations by:
Enel, more tba

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In an age of disruption the culture of the firm must be adapted to enable innovation to flourish and provide room for intrapreneurs to work on their ideas. An innovative culture is playful and focused on experimenting. Initiatives that support innovation and stimulate the culture more broadly include: Idea campaigns and teams created to develop business plans.

Digital Transformation & Customization at Scale Employing Digital Tech to Enable Connected and Customized Products and Experiences

Presentations by:
P&G, more tba

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Digital technologies enable new business models and connected customer journeys. They also enable customization and personalization at scale. The workshop will focus on such opportunities for digital value creation and on how to organize for business transformation.

Collaborating with Big & Small Players Working with Startups and Building Collaborative Ecosystems

Presentations by:
P&G, more tba

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In an age of disruption from multiple sides – including from digital transformation and ambitious startups – large firms are increasingly looking for collaboration with startups as a means of staying relevant, boosting innovation opportunities & capabilities, and creating a digital ecosystem around their products and services. But working with David requires for Goliath to become more nimble, or at least to create an on-ramp and empowered internal champions and incubators/accelerators to ensure a part of the firm can accommodate the speed of decision-making and other peculiarities of startups. Ecosystems may also include large firms, whether digital players or value chain partners.

From Anticipation to Action Leveraging Foresight and Insights to Deliver Differentiating Solutions and Services

Presentations by:
Solvay, more tba

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To differentiate solutions there is a need first and foremost to tap into customer insights and find ways to translate those into novel solutions that hit the sweet spot in the market. Whereas customer insights provide an understanding of their spoken needs and even their latent needs, foresighting is required to complement that with an understanding of where the world is moving and which technologies are emerging.

Digitalization to Enable Customer-Centricity Going Beyond Products to Create (Digital) Services and Personalized Customer Journeys

Presentations by:
Solvay, more tba

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Digitalization enables a new level of customer-centricity: Product manufacturers can move into digital services to create a digital value proposition and ecosystem around their core products and services. This includes personalizing the customer experience and -journey.

Reverse Innovation & New Business Creation Building New Technologies and Businesses in China for the Global Market

Presentations by:
Evonik, more tba

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Increasingly Western multinationals in China see a need and opportunity for breakthrough innovation and new business creation in China. What is more, innovation endeavors inside China have the potential to address not purely the local Chinese market, but also the global marketplace. The dynamism of the local innovation ecosystem, the quality & quantity of the technical & entrepreneurial talent, and the many ambitious startups make it relevant for multinationals to give a global mandate to Chinese innovation activities.

Open Innovation, IP & Public Funding Collaborative Innovation & the Role of R&D Subsidies and IP Regulations

Presentations by:
Evonik, more tba

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Different forms of open innovation will be discussed, including university collaboration, value chain partnerships, cross-industry alliances, and startup cooperation. IP remains an issue in such external innovation. However, it is argued by speakers that the IP situation in China has greatly improved over the past years, so this is no longer a reason to avoid doing (open) innovation in China. In fact there is so much happening in China that it is critical to tap into the Chinese innovation ecosystem. One of the drivers of innovation in China is governmental subsidies. The event will touch upon those and how they are accessed.

Startups and Ecosystems Collaborating with Startups and Putting Together Ecosystems for New Value Propositions

Presentations by:
Henkel, TOTAL, more tba

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Unlike the event at Deutsche Telekom (which has a dual theme), this event at Henkel is exclusively on startup collaboration. Presentations and discussions will be about leveraging opportunities from working with startups, including how to find the right startups, how to enable collaboration with small and agile firms, and how to structure partnerships and transition them into spin-offs or existing businesses. The event will feature presentations and a panel on startup collaboration.

Innovation Culture & Leadership Creating a (Part of the) Company where Creativity, Risk Taking and Experimentation Thrive

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Disruptive innovation and digital transformation do not succeed without attention to innovation culture and leadership. Building an organization where creativity, risk taking and experimentation flourish is challenging for an established firm, but is worth the effort. The workshop examines how this is done and addresses the question of whether to transform the whole company and/or create a more entrepreneurial culture in a dedicated part of the firm.

AI: Transforming Businesses and Partnerships Business Model Innovation & Ecosystems – and the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Businesses

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The workshop has two tracks. One of the tracks is dedicated to the theme of business model innovation & ecosystems with presentations and sharing of practices & experiences on how to innovate business models, adapt the organization to enable this, and enter/create ecosystems to implement new business models. The other track will be focused specifically on AI with presentations and discussions to explore its impact on businesses and partnerships.

AI: Reshaping How Businesses are Managed Innovation Culture & Leadership – and the Role of AI in Reshaping Organizations and Processes

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One of the two tracks is on innovation culture & leadership, where presentations and discussions are on how to create a culture of agility and entrepreneurship and what it takes for leadership to promote innovation. The other track is dedicated to AI and its ability to reshape organizations and business processes, including what opportunities arise for improved efficiency & optimization as well as improved customer facing activities.

Digitalization, AI and Emerging Technologies Leveraging Digital Innovation and Emerging Technologies(such as AI, Blockchain, AR, …)

Presentations by:
Thales, more tba

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While there are other European events during the year on digitalization, this event gives special attention to emerging technologies, not least AI and blockchain. It is explored what the role is of these (and other emerging) technologies, including how they can be leveraged to innovate value propositions, customer experiences, and business models.

Front End and Customer Orientation Design Thinking & Finding Unmet Customer Needs to Generate and Select the Right Ideas

Presentations by:
Thales, Beiersdorf, more tba

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The event deals with three related topics: 1) Understanding customer needs and developing customer orientation, e.g. using design thinking approaches; 2) generating ideas and setting up systems and processes to that end; and 3) selecting ideas and managing the innovation portfolio.

Summit 2018

Copenhagen 6-8 November

The world’s largest gathering of innovation executives in large multinational firms, attended by:

  • 700corporate
    innovators
  • 250global
    firms
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