Innovation Roundtable


gathering of innovation executives in large firms

Copenhagen   7-9 November

An innovation event unlike any other...


  • Presentations

    Learn from inspiring talks by 30 executive speakers and experts

  • Roundtable Discussions

    Share experiences with peers and gain valuable insights and ideas

  • Focus

    Select talks, discussions and labs across 6 innovation themes

  • Networking

    Connect with peers during discussions, breaks, lunches and dinners


A unique opportunity to network with innovation leaders in different industries



Only for corporate innovation executives



Multinational firms from different industries


Six themes

Tailor Your Summit Experience

  • #1

    Disruptive Innovation, New Business Models & Lean Startup

  • #2

    Innovation Culture and Leadership

  • #3

    Design Thinking, Front End and Foresighting

  • #4

    Ecosystems & Startup Collaboration

  • #5

    Design Thinking & Customer Centric Innovation

  • #6

    Front End of Innovation & Foresighting


Shannon Deegan

Director of the Program Management Office

Mark Randall

Chief Strategist, Vice President Creativity

Bill Fischer

Professor of Innovation Management

Speakers & Facilitators

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

all the speakers

Paul Misener

VP Global Innovation Policy & Communications

Yann Barbaux

Chief Innovation Officer

Ulrich Küsthardt

Chief Innovation Officer

Mario Pieper

Chief Digital Officer

May Shana’a

Senior Vice President R&D

Uwe Kirschner

VP Corporate Business Model Innovation

Valerio Nannini

SVP, Head of Strategies and Innovation

Hans Vossen

DSM Innovation Center – VP Finance

Eva-Carin Banka Johnson

Project Manager, New Business & Innovation

Hao Dinh

Fuels & Services Innovation Leader, Growth Hacker

Monica Dalla Riva

Head of Design, Europe

Daniel Cho

Director Marketing, Global Pricing & Competitive Portfolio Analytics

Vanessa Butani

Director of Strategy & Ecosystems

Gilles Colas Des Francs

Director Worldwide Incubator Program

Ulrich Weinberg

Head of HPI School of Design Thinking

Chris Brauer

Director of Innovation, Institute of Management Studies

Surendra Chawla

Senior Director External Science & Technology Programs

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

Prototyping Exercises Using Knex, LEGO Serious Play, Play-Doh and More

The WeQ Culture: Learning to Embrace the Cultural Aspects of Network Thinking and Doing

Implementing Design Thinking Methods, Aligning Mind-Set, Training, & Scaling Design Thinking in Organizations

Hey! You Left Your Johari Window Open: How to Develop a Self-Aware Organization & Digital Business Model

Marshmallow Challenge: An Exercise in Creativity, Team Dynamics and Finding Solutions

Reinventing Ourselves as Leaders: A Personal Toolkit

Reinventing Business Model Logic and Organizational Culture

Heartfulness: Enhancing Creativity through Mediation

facilitator: Chris Mills, The Heartfulness Institute USA

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
  • DHL
  • DSM
  • Evonik
  • GE
  • Michelin
  • Novo Nordisk
  • P&G
  • Philips
  • Bosch
  • Coca-Cola
  • Danone
  • Daimler
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Mars
  • Shell
  • Siemens
  • Tetra Pak
  • Thales
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.

6 Nov: Pre-Summit Dinner

7 Nov: Buffet Networking Dinner (included)

8 Nov: Summit Dinner Party

info & tickets

Innovation Roundtable®
Summit 2017

Copenhagen, 7 - 9 November 2017