Learn from inspiring talks by 30 executive speakers and experts

Interactive Labs

Immerse yourself in interactive sessions led by academic experts

Roundtable Discussions

Share experiences with peers and gain valuable insights and ideas


Connect with peers during discussions, breaks, lunches and dinners


Select talks, discussions and labs across 7 innovation themes

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Seven themes

Tailor Your Summit Experience

  • #1

    Business Model Innovation & Breakthrough Innovation

  • #2

    Innovation Culture and Organizing for Growth

  • #3

    Lean Startup, Collaborating with Startups and CV

  • #4

    Digital Transformation and Service Innovation

  • #5

    Design Thinking, Front End and Foresighting

  • #6

    Ecosystems, Partnering and Co-Creation

  • #7

    Circular Economy and Sustainable Innovation


Mohanbir Sawney

Author and Professor

  • Globally recognized scholar
  • One of 25 most influential people in digital business (Business Week)
  • World Economic Forum fellow
  • Co-author “Fewer, Bigger, Bolder”

Michael Skok

Entrepreneur in Residence, Co-Founder at Assemble VC

  • Serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist and teacher
  • Creator of renowned “Startup Secrets” at Harvard iLab
  • CEO in digital apps business for 21 years

Marcus Weldon

President of Bell Labs and Corporate CTO

  • Author of The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective
  • Inaugurator of Bell Labs Prize and a luminary in the industry
  • Winner of a series of scientific society awards

Michael Jacobides

Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Highly-regarded academic formerly of Wharton, Harvard
  • Sloan Foundation Award for best industry study
  • Visiting Scholar on changing business models, New York Fed

Speakers & Facilitators

Keynotes, track talks and labs by 30 corporate speakers
from different industries and academic experts

all the speakers

Yuval Dvir

Global Product Operations


Kai Grassie

SVP Corporate Innovation

Zero40 Studios Rens van Mierlo Eindhoven the Netherlands  |

Sean Carney

Chief Design Officer & Executive Vice President


Marcel Wubbolts

Chief Technology Officer


Susana Quintana-Plaza

SVP Technology and Innovation


Håkan Nordkvist

Head of Sustainability Innovation


Matthias Meyer

Head of BMW Startup Garage


Charles Soothill

Technology Council, Chief Technology Office


Karin Schumacher

Global Product Portfolio Director


David Gram

Marketing Director, Future Lab


Carole Favart

Kansei Design Division General Manager


John van der Linden

Global Connect & Develop Manager Fabric & Home Care


Dave Challis

VP - Innovation & Sustainability


Nicolas Leterrier

CTO Strategy & Innovation


Nancy Tennant

Whirlpool VP Innovation Emeritus. Adj. Professor Univ. of Notre Dame


Marc Gruber

Prof. of Entrepreneurship and Triple “Thought Leader” Award Winner


Peter Hiscocks

CEO Judge Business School Executive Education


Peter Hopkinson

Professor, Head of Circular Economy Initiatives


George Tovstiga

Professor of Strategy Practice


Rafael Ramirez

Sr. Fellow in Strategy & Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme

More speakers

to be announced

An Innovation Event Unlike Any Other


Gathering of Innovation Executives from Large Multinational Firms


Roundtable Discussions and Labs Moderated by Experts


For Corporate Attendees Only.
Over 25h of Informal Networking



Immersive sessions with short presentations and group discussions facilitated by academic experts

Lab16-Building Responsive

Building a Responsive Organization at a Time of Ecosystem Change

facilitator: Michael Jacobides, London Business School


i-mentors: Facilitators and Guides for Innovation Teams

facilitator: Nancy Tennant, University of Notre Dame

Lab16-Using Lean Startup

Using Lean Startup in Large Firms

facilitator: Peter Hiscocks, University of Cambridge

Lab16-Innovation 123

Innovation 1-2-3: How to Generate, Embed, and Lead Innovation

facilitator: Nancy Tennant, University of Notre Dame

Lab16-Bringing Ideas

Bringing Ideas in From the Outside

facilitator: Peter Hiscocks, University of Cambridge

Lab16-Lets Get Real.jpg

Let’s Get Real: Taking Fads Out Of Innovation

facilitator: Michael Jacobides, London Business School

Lab16-Scenario Planning

Scenario Planning for Business Innovation

facilitator: Rafael Ramirez, University of Oxford

Lab16-Identifying Scaling

Identifying and Scaling Circular Economy Opportunities

facilitator: Peter Hopikson, University of Bradford

Lab16-Using Failure

Using Failure Intelligently for Insights and Innovation

facilitator: George Tovstiga, EDHEC

Lab16-Innovating Disruptive

Innovating Through Disruptive Business Models: Lessons From the Startup World

facilitator: Michael Skok, Harvard Business School

Lab16-Transforming Culture

Transforming Culture From the Top and Empowering From the Bottom

facilitator: Peter Hiscocks, University of Cambridge

Lab16-Busting Orthodoxies

Busting Orthodoxies to Unleash Innovation

facilitator: Mohanbir Sawhney, Kellogg School of Management

Lab16-Identifying Innovative

Identifying Innovative Growth Options for your Firm

facilitator: Marc Gruber, EPFL

Lab16-Surviving Innovation

Surviving Innovation and Facing the Black Dog

facilitator: Nancy Tennant, University of Notre Dame

Lab16-Strategy Innovation

Strategy and Innovation in a Networked World

facilitator: Rafael Ramirez, University of Oxford

Who Is Attending

Exclusively for innovation executives in large multinational firms! The world's largest gathering of its kind

Attending companies include:

  • 3m
  • airbus
  • BASF
  • BMW
  • DSM
  • Evonik
  • GE
  • Google
  • Michelin
  • Novo Nordisk
  • P&G
  • Philips
  • Bosch
  • Danone
  • Daimler
  • DHL
  • Huawei
  • IKEA
  • Intel
  • Mars
  • Shell
  • Siemens
  • Thales
  • Unilever
all the companies




A great experience. I talked to people from different industries
and had brilliant roundtable discussions, which helped me
find out how to get future ideas come to life.

Joachim Rask - Vice President Innovation Operations at Electrolux

The Summit was a great platform
to learn, exchange and partner up.

Wolfgang Reich - Director, Advanced Materials & Systems Research at BASF

It was great to meet up with such a big group of peers
and experts from different industries and countries.
This is unique and I would not want to miss it.

Jürgen Dettling - Chief Technologist at HP

Network, practical learning, validation and fun
with key leaders across the industries!
What more to expect?!

Jean-Paul Hautekeer - Global Marketing Director at Dow Corning

Great opportunity to discuss with peers and experts
innovation questions in depth. I got great insight
on how to deal with intangible value propositions.

Otto Gies - VP Head of New Business at Airbus Defence & Space

Networking & Dinners

Over 25 hours dedicated to informal networking, including coffee breaks, lunches, and three dinners.

7 Nov: Pre-Summit Dinner

8 Nov: Buffet Networking Dinner (included)

9 Nov: Seated Dinner

info & tickets

Innovation Roundtable®
Summit 2016

Copenhagen, 8 - 10 November 2016