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Emerging Technologies and Foresighting Leveraging AI, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Internet of Things – and Using Tech Foresighting to Inform Innovation

Presentations by:
DHL, BMW, Google, Ericsson, Nestlé, BASF, Deutsche Telekom

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DHLTranslating Trends into Action – and Leveraging Trend Reports for Open Innovation
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Roundtable Discussion I: Challenges & Insights in Emerging Technologies and Foresighting

EricssonThe Journey of Building and Growing an AI and Automation Unit and Lessons Learned
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BMW GroupHow to Leverage AI to Free up Time for Creative and Value Added Tasks in Manufacturing: Democratize AI and Create Use Cases You Control
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Lunch / Guided visit of the DHL Innovation Center

BASFForesighting and Tech Scouting: Identifying Trends to Inform Tech Scouting – and Evolving New Tech with External Partners and Internal Incubators
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NestléLeveraging AI and a Product Mindset to Accelerate Nestlé’s Digital Transformation
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Deutsche TelekomLeveraging Foresighting for Emerging Technologies – and Engaging the Ecosystem for New Tech Initiatives
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Emerging technologies: identifying relevant emerging technologies and use cases, finding suitable applications inside the business, getting early revenue streams, leveraging new technologies to innovate value propositions and business models.

Foresighting: understanding the impact and opportunities from emerging technologies and other long-term trends, translating foresights into innovation and action.

Transforming Organizations for a Digital Future Building Organizational Capabilities for Renewal and Change to Address the Digital Revolution

Presentations by:
DHL, Bosch, Lanxess, Covestro, Deutsche Telekom, Volvo Group, P&G

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DHLDigitalization and COVID-19: What will the new normal look like, and how will we get there?
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BoschAchieving Real Transformation – Vision, Leadership, and Change Management Beyond the Cliché of ‘Transformation’
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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest on digital and organizational transformation

LanxessTaking the Digital Transformation Journey – and Creating a Separate Digital Venture in the Form of a Chemical Marketplace
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CovestroA Digital Transformation Journey: How to Enter a Completely New Area within a Conservative Industry
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Lunch / Guided visit of the DHL Innovation Center

Deutsche TelekomThe Innovation HUB: A Skills-Based Organization With Six Chapters and a Mind-Set That Help Speed up Innovation and Culture Change
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

Volvo GroupNavigating Digital Transformation: Hyper-Leadership, Change Management, Getting People on Board, and Mobilizing the Ecosystem
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P&GOrganizing for Digital, IoT, and AI: Team Structured Work, In-House Expertise, and Establishing Who Leads Amongst R&D, IT, Brands, and Business Units
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Transforming established organizations to a new reality of VUCA and digital and circular economy, creating organizations that are fit for innovation and change, building leadership capabilities for change and agility, preparing and supporting people within the organization for change and upheaval.

Business Model Innovation in the Digital Era Creating New Businesses Using Digital and IoT – and Organizing for Internal & External Startups

Presentations by:
ENGIE, Konica Minolta, Bosch, Volvo Car Mobility, Volkswagen, New Design University

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ENGIEEven Big Companies can Innovate: Funding and Organizing for New Business Creation, Leveraging Startups, Spotting Weak Signals, and Embracing Digital Innovation
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New Design University St. PöltenHow to Find Business Model Innovation Ideas and Introduce Them to the Market: Innovation Culture as a Key Success Factor
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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) Exercise on Rethinking Business Models; 2) Exercise on Innovating and Scaling in Ecosystems; 3) Selection of topics

Volvo Car MobilityBuilding a Fully Standalone Company to Offer a Real Alternative to Car Ownership in Cities
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Konica MinoltaCreating, Incubating and Scaling New Digital Businesses: Organizing, Success Factors and Partnering with Startups
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Exercise on Rethinking Business Models; 2) Exercise on Innovating and Scaling in Ecosystems; 3) Selection of topics

Volkswagen GroupIncubating and Accelerating New Business Models, Creating Digital Services, and Managing Organizational Obstacles
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BoschThe Journey of Developing a Digital Business and Scaling It within a Large Firm
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Business Model Innovation: Setting up a Startup to Disrupt the Core Business • The Methodology for Business Model Innovation – from Initiation to Implementation • Scaling at the Right Time by Validating and Maturing New Business Models • Setting up an Internal Incubator or Accelerator – from Organizing to Culture and Ways of Working • Leveraging Business Model Patterns to Go beyond Industry Logic and Think outside the Box • Identifying the Right Way to Organize for New Businesses – from Resource Allocation to Management Approach • The Limitations and Applicability of Lean Startup for Business Model Innovation in Corporations • Enabling Fast Decision-Making and Clear Communication • Creating and Developing New Digital Businesses • Validating Uncertain Ventures and Working with User Feedback • Selecting the Right Ideas to Avoid Innovation Theatre • Finding the Right Balance between Integration with vs Separation from the Core • Implementing New Digital Business Models in a Large Hardware-Based Firm • Partnering Strategically – and Leveraging Collaborations to Learn and Scale Faster

Startup Collaboration: Make vs Buy Decisions • Integrating External Startups Into the Organization • Leveraging Internal and External Incubators/Accelerators • Adapting the Approach to the Size and Speed of Startups

Customer Centric Innovation & Portfolio Management Making Balanced, Customer Oriented, and Agile Portfolio Decisions – and Leveraging Customer Insights and Market Experiments for Innovation

Presentations by:
ENGIE, Philips, Solvay, Danone, P&G

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ENGIEBeing Customer Centric in New Business Creation and in a B2B Context – and Allocating Resources in a New Business Creation Context
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PhilipsNeeds-Driven Innovation Portfolio: Balancing Core vs. New Business
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges

SolvayPortfolio Management: Leveraging Agility and Customer-Validated Insights for Breakthrough Innovation
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DanoneDriving User Centricity: Generating User Experience Insights, Co-Designing with Users, Changing Mindsets and Engaging Internally
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

P&GShaping the Future: Designing Future Ideas with Today’s Consumers
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Portfolio Management: Ensuring Agility in Executing Portfolio Choices • Using Strategy and Real Customer Needs to Drive Portfolio Choices • Balancing Investments in the Core versus New Business • Balancing Long-Term Focus on Technology Platforms with Fast Decisions on Specific Projects

Customer-Centric Innovation: Driving a Customer-Centric Mindset throughout the Organization • Leveraging Digital Tools to Enable Fast Delivery of Breakthrough Projects • Applying a Customer-Centric Approach for New Business Creation Tailored to B2B • Co- Designing and Iterating with Different Tribes of Users • Embedding User-Centric Teams within the Business and Operations • Using Prototypes and Market Experiments for New Business Creation • Building a Strong Global Community to Drive User Centricity – and Working Cross-Functionally • Anticipating Users’ Needs by Leveraging User Observation and Google Search Analysis • Making Go/ No-Go Decisions and Resource Allocation within a New Business Creation Context • Getting Quantitative Customer Input Early and throughout the Innovation Process

Internal & External Startups for Radical Innovation Creating New Businesses Inside the Company and Working with Startups to Build Opportunities Beyond the Core

Presentations by:
Porsche, Shell, Husqvarna, Roche, Grundfos, Innovation Center DK

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Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK)Corporate Startup Collaboration: Models and Anecdotes from Israel and other Countries
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Shell GameChangerChanges and Lessons Learned from the Many Years of Existence of Shell Gamechanger – and Looking to the Future
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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest

Porsche Forward31Company Building Beyond the Core: Working Eye-Level With External Entrepreneurs
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Porsche Forward31Fireside Chat: Corporate-Startup Partnerships
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GrundfosSetting Up an Innovation Lab for Radical and Sustainable Innovation – and Using a Focused and Iterative Approach for Internal Startups
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

Husqvarna GroupAccelerated Innovation Unit: Working with Robotics Startups for New Business Creation
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RocheBoosting Intrapreneurship in a Corporate Environment and Partnering with the External Ecosystem
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Digital Innovation & the Role of Data, Analytics, and AI Leveraging Digital Technologies and Data for Innovation – Consolidating Data (the New Gold) and Employing Analytics & AI to Create Customer Value

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Circular Business Models and Ecosystems Building Circularity and Sustainability into Product & Service Innovation – and Forging Partnerships with Startups, Value Chain Partners, and Firms in Other Industries

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Agile Culture for Times of Change & Digitalization Cultivating a Nimble & Agile Innovation Culture Across the Company to Accelerate Digital Transformation and Deal with Global Disruptions on Multiple Fronts

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Digital Business Innovation with IoT, AI & 3D Printing Creating Value with Digital Innovation, AI and 3D Printing – Identifying and Implementing New Business Models and Use Cases

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Digital Innovation: leveraging digital technologies to create new value propositions and business models, creating digital platform and service-oriented business models, and organizing for digital transformation.

IoT: building smart products, connecting products to get closer to customers and create new value for them, leveraging IoT to optimize operations, ensuring end-to-end control of the supply chain, and enabling connected customer journeys.

AI: understanding AI use cases, leveraging AI for innovation and value creation, and using AI to improve decisions.

3D Printing: leveraging additive manufacturing for prototyping and creating new value and business models.

Design Thinking, Lean Startup & Agile Creating an Integrated Innovation Approach and Culture Using Elements of Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile

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Design Thinking: making Design Thinking available to teams inside the firm and co-creating with customers.

Lean Startup: using experimentation and iteration and MVPs – also in asset-heavy industries.

Agile: being agile, and getting people and leaders on board.

Linking the Three Approaches: challenges & limitations of each, and using them in an integrated way to boost innovation in complex firms.

Internal & External Startups for New Business Creation Supporting Intrapreneurs and Leveraging External Startups to Build New Business Models

Presentations by:
Microsoft for Startups, BMW, CEIBS, Merck, Philips, Covestro

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Internal Startups and Intrapreneurs: getting the right people on board, encouraging new ideas and startups from within, nurturing an innovation culture where intrapreneurs can create startups, getting business units to invest in ideas and startups, assessing the readiness of startups to transition to operating units, and building a gamechanging innovation proficiency.

Collaborating with External Startups for Growth: attracting and leveraging startups, collaborating with them, partnering with incubators & accelerators, adapting processes to the speed of startups, forming & scaling partnerships, and following the venture market.

Digital Transformation & Digital Startups Mastering Digital Innovation – Transforming the Organization and Leveraging the Startup Ecosystem

Presentations by:
Airbus, Michelin, Sanofi, EDF, Porsche, Philips

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Digital Transformation: building digital business models and platforms, leveraging digital to create new services, changing customer relationships, rethinking value chains, and creating smart and connected products that leverage IoT and enable new value propositions.

Organizational Transformation: creating an organizational capability for digital business model innovation, setting up a digital incubation unit and balancing centralization vs business unit ownership.

Leveraging the Startup Ecosystem: mapping and understanding the Chinese startup ecosystem, identifying the right technologies & startups, and considering a suitable maturity stage for engaging.

Customer Insights & Engagement for Innovation and Growth Tapping into Shifting Customer Needs, Analyzing Behavior, and Co-Creating to Deliver Great Experiences and Value for Growth and Ambitious Innovation

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EricssonLeading Towards Business Agility
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Manchester Business SchoolCreating the Environment for Innovation Through Agile Leadership: Learning, Experimentation and Collaboration to Innovate in an Age of Uncertainty
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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Insights and challenges in leadership for innovation, agile and transformation; 3) Selection of topics

Thales‘Transformation’ – Lessons From Experience; A Systemic View and the Role of Leadership in Complex Organisations
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BoschAgile Transformation Journey: Establishing New Ways of Leadership, Collaboration and Organization
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Applying the systemic approach, exercise by Adrian Terry; 2) How to find the right approach, exercise by Hendrik Esser; 3) Selection of topics

BPDriving Agility and New Ways of Working for Digital Transformation – and Adapting Leadership Principles
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ContinentalTaking a Holistic and Purpose- Driven Approach to Transformation, Adapting Leadership Principles, and Driving Agile
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People, Culture & Leadership for Digital Transformation Implementing an Agile Culture for a Digital World, Enabling People and Talent to Thrive, Training Leaders, and Adopting a Mindset of Fail, Learn, and Trust

Presentations by:
Siemens, Volvo Cars, Airbus, Adidas, Covestro, Wärtsilä

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SiemensThe Internet of Humans: Why People Matter in IoT Transformations
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges on people, culture, leadership, and agility for digital transformation

AirbusBuilding Digital Businesses: Lessons Learned on Culture and People Competencies Required for Success
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CovestroA Digital Transformation Journey: How to Enter a Completely New Area within a Conservative Industry
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Volvo CarsDriving Agile Transformation with Behavior Change and Early Adopters
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Tools & Games for Ideation and Innovation in Teams (moderated by Adidas); 2) Selection of topics

WärtsiläDriving Digital Transformation through Culture – and Implications for Leadership
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People, Culture and Leadership for Digital Transformation: Creating a Smart Technology Culture with Five Dimensions • Scaling the IoT Transformation by Focusing on the Role of People • Training Senior Leaders to Enable Them to Become Supporters of the Digital Transformation • Developing Leadership Models by Identifying Core Traits & Business-Specific Skillsets • Starting the Transformation with a Core Group of Enthusiasts and Senior Leaders – and Then Consolidating • Leveraging Grassroots Initiatives & Consolidating to Formulate and Implement Strategy • Changing Rules and Removing Rigidities to Enable Talent to Thrive • Building the Right Digital and Business Capabilities & Initiating the Right Digital Projects • Building Digital Businesses – from Platforms to Solutions and Monetizing Assets

Implementing Agile for Digital Transformation: Building the “Fail, Learn and Trust” Environment for Innovation • Fostering Adoption of Agile by Changing Behaviors & Getting Leadership on Board • Managing the Interface Between Agile and Non-Agile Teams • Driving Change by Working with Early Adopters to Reach Critical Mass

From Technology Prototype to Scaling Business Scaling (Digital) Technologies from PoC and Creating Digital Services and New Business Models

Presentations by:
Siemens, Tetra Pak, Bosch, AkzoNobel, Wacker, Sanofi

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SiemensBuilding a New Business – a Startup Inside Siemens
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BoschGrowing New Businesses in a Corporate Setting: Motivation, Approaches, and Lessons Learned
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Tetra PakMoving From PoC to Scaling Digital Business: Lessons Learned from Digital Initiatives within the Tetra Pak Services Business
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AkzoNobelIncubating Digital Businesses from Prototype to Scaling – and Overcoming the Organizational Obstacles
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Evaluation of Business Models, moderated exercise; 2) Selection of topics

SanofiCollaborating with a Startup Accelerator, Clustering New Business Opportunities, and Introducing an Agile Approach to New Business Creation
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WackerCreating Tomorrow’s New Businesses in Silicon Valley
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Fireside Chat (with speakers from Sanofi and Wacker): Front End of Disruptive Innovation: Internal Startups in Silicon Valley & External Startups with Accelerator

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Creating New Businesses and Digital Services: Developing and Incubating New Digital & Service-Based Businesses • Setting Up an Incubator to Drive Change and Prepare the Organization for the Future • Overcoming Organizational Challenges to Accelerating Digital Innovation • Involving Employees in Entrepreneurial Activities – from Bottom-Up to Top-Down Initiatives • Evaluating Business and Technology Readiness for a Clear Path Forward • Leveraging Tools for Digital Innovation and Servitization - from Innovation Story Canvas to Where to Play • Getting the Sales Department on Board with Digital Services • Tailoring the Approach to Projects Based on Topics and Proximity to the Core • Leveraging Machine Learning to Generate Data Streams and Develop APIs

Scaling New Businesses: Involving the Right People & Getting Leadership Support • Managing Adoption Challenges to Ensure Success • Measuring Progress & Making Evidence-Based Decisions • Focusing on Real User Problems – Learning & Iterating • Enabling a Continuous Loop of Creating PoCs – Accelerating and Rolling Out

Sustainability and the Role of Ecosystems Putting Sustainability and Circularity at the Heart of Innovation – and Leveraging External Ecosystems for This

Presentations by:
BNP Paribas, Dell, IKEA, L'Oréal, DSM, Univ. Manchester

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BNP ParibasSustainability Transformation: Quantifying CSR Commitments on Four Pillars and Innovating Solutions to Contribute Positively to Society
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DSMTaking an Integrative and Purpose-Led Approach to Sustainable and Circular Economy Driven Innovation
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Roundtable Discussion I: Choice between: 1) Exercise on Strategic Foresight and Future Scenario Planning for Climate Risks, facilitated by BNP Paribas; 2) issues of special interest in sustainability and ecosystems

L’OréalTransforming the Company for Sustainable and Circularity-Driven Innovation: Lessons from a Seven-Year Journey and Next Steps with Disruptive Innovation for a Green Future
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University of ManchesterThe Promises and Paradoxes of Innovation for Sustainability
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Roundtable Discussion II: Choice between: 1) Exercise on Key Sustainability Issues and Innovation Approaches; 2) selection of topics

IKEAInnovating for Positive Impact: Taking a Customer Perspective and Collaborating with Startups
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Dell TechnologiesInnovating for Sustainability and Circularity: Moving from Intrapreneurship toward a Culture of Sustainable Innovation
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Innovation for Sustainability and Circularity: crafting purpose-led and performance-driven innovation strategy, measuring impact of sustainability, balancing circularity with CO2 reduction, analyzing promises and paradoxes of sustainability, integrating sustainability and circularity in product innovation, closed-loop plastics and ocean bound plastics packaging, managing sustainability challenges, setting up reverse supply chains, organizing for sustainability, setting up an incubator for sustainable innovation.

The Role of Ecosystems: partnering up with ecosystems to scale sustainable innovations, in-boarding externally developed solutions, using ecosystems to source knowledge and technology, partnerships with NGOs.

Exercise: identify sustainability issues, develop societally impactful solutions, and reorienter the business for positive impact.

Business Building & Startup Partnerships Creating and Scaling New Businesses from Inside and with External Startups & Accelerators - Beyond Early Stage and Prototypes

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Culture of Customer Centricity & Intrapreneurship Propagating Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and a Customer Centric Mindset for Disruptive Innovation and Experimentation

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Design Sprints for Innovation & Market Growth Using State of the Art Design Thinking & Rapid Prototyping Techniques to Learn about Customer Needs and to Speed up Innovation & Business Development

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Culture of Design Thinking & Innovation Instilling Design Thinking, Experimentation, and Agility into the Organization – and Rethinking Management Principles

Presentations by:
Volvo, Amazon, Nike, Samsung, Philips, Intuit, Stanford University

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Volvo GroupApplying Design Thinking in a Satellite Hub and Contributing to the Transformation of the Volvo Group
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Stanford UniversityDancing With Ambiguity: What Every Company Tries Desperately to Avoid
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges on Innovation Culture & Design Thinking

AmazonApplying Human Centered Design in the Car and Balancing Safety and Engagement
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NikeThe Role of Agile Program Management for Bringing in Design Thinking Principles and Innovation to the Organization
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IntuitDesigning for Agile Delight! Customer Obsessed and Data Driven Innovation
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Exercise on Design for Delight and Measuring Agility in the Organization; 2) Selection of topics

Samsung NEXTReorienting The Design Thinking & Making Process for a Stronger Customer Journey
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PhilipsDefining the Roles of Multidisciplinary “Design Thinkers” and Full Stack Designers in the Process of Applying Human Centered Design Principles at Philips
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Implementing Inclusive and User-Centric Methodologies • Finding Ambassadors to Diffuse Design Thinking Throughout the Organization  • Leveraging and Balancing Waterfall and Agile for User-Centric Solutions • Seeking Diverse Perspectives to Generate New Ideas • Creating Prototypes Early and Iterating Based on User Feedback • Using a Variety of Design Thinking Tools to Understand Consumer Needs & Journeys • Integrating Innovation Practices in Agile Implementation • Using NeuroDesign to Re-Design Teams’ Thinking and Performance • Navigating and Aligning with a Vast Number of Teams and Functions • Implementing a Four-Stage People-Centric Approach for Smart & Value-Creating Solutions • Design for Delight Process – From Deep Empathy to Rapid Experiments with Customers • Increasing Capacity & Speed of Design Sprints and Reviews • Slowly Evolving from a Design Service Function to Strategic Integration • Positioning a Design Thinking Mindset Versus Process-Thinking Within the Core Organization while Embracing Ambiguity

Gamechanging Innovation with Startups Plugging into Startup Ecosystems Effectively and Leveraging Silicon Valley to Boost Business Model Innovation and Transformation

Presentations by:
Volvo, Cisco, Gore, SAP, Schneider Electric, J&J, UC Berkeley

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Volvo GroupCorporate-Startup Innovation 101: A Playbook to Innovate With Startups in a Systematic and Purposeful Way
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GoreCreating Opportunity and Growth Through Establishing a Silicon Valley Outpost and Leveraging an Ecosystem
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SAP.iOStrategically Collaborating with Startups to Meet Specific Business Needs Inside the Organization
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Schneider ElectricInnovation at the Edge – Creating and Nurturing Disruptive Businesses
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Johnson & JohnsonPresentation title tba
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U.C. BerkeleyWorking with Startups to Capture Value from Disruptive Innovation
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Exercise around self assessment and opportunity assessment using the Fit and Location Matrix (facilitated by UC Berkley speaker); 2) Selection of topics

CiscoStartups and Corporates: Learning From Each Other to Co-Innovate, Win-Together and Prosper
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Building Blocks for Corporate-Startup Innovation • Identifying the Most Promising Ideas and Transforming Them into Full-Fledged Business Plans • Building the Right Teams That Can Successfully Execute & Accelerate Business Plans • Engaging Key Stakeholders & Business Lines to Ensure Strategic Alignment with the Core •  Finding the Right People for Successful Startup Collaboration • Strategies & Management Practices to Create Win-Win Outcomes for All Stakeholders in a Complex Innovation Ecosystem • Frontloading Riskiest Assumption Testing for Informed Decision-Making • Creating Quick Wins & Effectively Communicating the Value Throughout the Organization • Management Framework to Assess Organization’s Strategies & Capabilities to Execute Against Challenges • Establishing Tangible and Intangible KPIs & Metrics • Using a Diverse Committee to Select the Best Startups • Creating Focused Programs for Strategic Startup Partnerships • Running an Effective Innovation Outpost for Outside-In & Inside-Out Tech Exchange with Startups • Leveraging Global Innovation Programs to Establish Diverse Partnerships for Gamechanging Solutions

Business Model Innovation & Agile Organization Creating New (Digital) Business Models and Building an Agile Organization and Culture for the Age of Digitalization and Uncertainty

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Business Model Innovation: innovating beyond the core, finding & validating new business models, encouraging new ideas and startups from within.

Agile Organization and Culture: large-scale agile transformation in a multinational company, becoming fast and adaptive to compete in the Chinese context and ecosystem, supporting leaders in making the shift to an agile mindset, and spreading agile culture through storytelling and agility coaches.

Ecosystems and Circular Business Models Creating Value with Innovation for Sustainability and Circular Business Models – and Leveraging Ecosystems for Innovation

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Innovation for Sustainability and Circularity: integrating sustainability and circularity in product innovation, creating value with circular business models, integrating circular economy perspective into the organization’s strategy, developing a circular portfolio based on market insights & sustainability trends.

The Role of Ecosystems: partnering up with ecosystems to scale sustainable innovations, in-boarding externally developed solutions, using ecosystems to source knowledge and technology, building alliances and ecosystems to enable circularity.

Digital Business Model Innovation & Incubation Building Ambidextrous Innovation and Lean Startup Capabilities for New Business Creation and Digital Transformation

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Customer Centric Culture & Innovation Leadership Engendering Culture and Leadership for Customer Centric Innovation and for Collboration and Creativity in an Era of Remote Work and New Ways of Working

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Internal and External Startups & Ecosystems Creating New Businesses Inside the Company and Working with External Startups, Ecosystems, and Universities to Boost Innovation

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Innovation for Sustainability and Customer Value Rethinking Business Models and Supply Chains for Circularity, and Innovating for Sustainability, without Compromising on Customer Value and Profits

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AI, IoT, and Digital Service Models – and the Role of UX Leveraging AI and IoT, Moving Beyond Products into Services & Software-Oriented Biz Models, Understanding UX, and Identifying Profitable Value Propositions

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Working Lean & Agile and Attracting Digital Talent Creating a Lean & Agile Culture with MVP Experiments – and Attracting Talented Software Engineers with the Right Infrastructure and Opportunities

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Digital Technologies & Startup Partnerships Embracing Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies (e.g. AI, IoT, and Blockchain) for Innovation & Growth – and Collaborating with Digital Startups

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Culture of Transformation, Resilience & Collaboration Engaging and Empowering the Workforce for Innovation & Digitalization, Breaking Down Silos, and Using Innovation for Resilience to External Shocks (e.g. Corona)

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Startup Collaboration & Portfolio Management Leveraging External Startups for New Business Creation – and Managing Portfolios of Internal Innovation Projects and External Ventures

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Culture of Internal and External Collaboration Nurturing a Culture of Collaboration for Cross-Company Innovation and for Assimilating External Technology

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Circular Economy & Partnerships Building Circular Business Models and Leveraging the Ecosystem – and Identifying Opportunities for Cross-Industry Collaboration at the Event

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Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies Creating Digital Business Models – and Leveraging AI, 3D Printing and Blockchain

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Creating (Digital) Services and Experiences, Developing Connected Offerings, and Digitalizing the Business Creating (Digital) Services and Experiences, Developing Connected Offerings, and Digitalizing the Business

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Lean Startup & Agile Culture at Scale Transforming the Organization to Become Lean and Agile with a Mindset of Innovation, Experimentation, and Growth

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Culture of Experimentation and Learning from Failure Nurturing a Trial-and-Error Mindset and Reducing Fear of Failure Within – Doing MVPs, Launching Experiments, and Avoiding Common Technology and Innovation Traps

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Sustainability and Mega Trends for Innovation Building Sustainable and Circular Business Models – and Leveraging Trend Research & Foresighting for Innovation

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Previous Events


Agile & Lean Startup Culture Transforming Established Firms into Agile and Innovative Organizations with a Mindset of Experimentation and New Growth

Presentations by:
GE, Volkswagen, Bayer, Lufthansa, Manchester Univ.

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GETransforming a Behemoth – Changing Course and Culture, and Implementing Lean Beyond the Factory Floor
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Alliance Manchester Business SchoolHow Agile Leadership Can Transform Your Business: A Blueprint for Change in Our Digital Age
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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics

Volkswagen Ideation:HubWorking Agile in a Non-Agile Environment: Setting Up Cross-Functional Teams and Combining with Design Sprints and Lean Startup
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics

BayerThe Journey in Adopting Lean and Agile, Building Networks of Coaches and Ambassadors, Changing the Culture, and Driving Intrapreneurship
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Lufthansa GroupPost-workshop session: Acting Agile in a Corporate World - A New Perspective on Collaboration Enacted with Improv
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Agile: Bringing Agile Ways of Working to a Non-Agile Environment • Ten Key Transformational Steps for the Agile Journey • Developing Agile Teams as Step Towards Corporate Agility • Creating Practical Agile Leadership Principles from Best-In- Class Businesses and Leaders • Scaling Agile across Different Cultures • Overcoming Barriers to Agility and Becoming a More Agile Leader • Building an Outcome-Focused Agile Business That Is Innovative and Customer Centric • Adapting to Ever-Changing Competitive Conditions

Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Agile: Sequencing Design Thinking and Lean Startup by Identifying Problems, Building Prototypes, and Using Build-Measure-Learn Loops • Using an Integrative Approach, Combining Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile • Using Agile and Lean to Provide Context to Projects • Basing Design Thinking Process on Product Backlog with Epics and User Stories

Exercise: 8 ways to scale agile, and how to become a more agile leader.

Digital Services and Startup Collaboration Enhancing Core Products with Digital Services and Creating Them Together with Digital Startups

Presentations by:
GE, Daimler Fleetboard, Henkel, Grundfos, Startup Autobahn, Sampler, Augury

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GE PowerSmart Infrastructures – How Start-Up Solutions Can Enhance Grown-Up Business Models
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges in Digital Services and Startup Collaboration

Daimler FleetboardSetting up a Hub for Digital Innovation within a Large Firm – and the Story of a Digital Startup Acquisition
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Next Level of Digital Transformation: HenkelX Ventures as Open Innovation and Collaboration Platform to Create a Unique Ecosystem of Founders, Entrepreneurs and Industry PeersHenkelX Ventures
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Startup Collaboration for the Long Run: Attracting the Right Startups and Overcoming the Not-Invented-Here SyndromeStartup Autobahn (Daimler)
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GrundfosLeveraging Digital Innovation and Startup Collaboration to Move into Services and Achieve Sustainability Goals
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Fireside chat on corporate-startup collaboration, with HenkelX Ventures & Sampler.io and Grundfos & Augury

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Abstract

Digital Services: moving from products to (digital) services, setting up a digital innovation hub, crafting strategy for digital initiatives, driving digital innovation, establishing proximity to customers, and tailoring approaches for platform collaboration.

Startup collaboration: leveraging startups for digital transformation, winning the war for startups, overcoming not-invented-here, startup incubation & acceleration, managing expectations, maintaining momentum, startup collaboration methods, mentality of speedy test-and-learn, adapting to the clockspeed of digital startups, and integrating startups into internal initiatives.

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