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

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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


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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


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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

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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


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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


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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

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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


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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

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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


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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

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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


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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 Creating Digital Value Propositions & Business Models and Adapting the Organization

Presentations by:
3M, Airbus, CROWN, Univ. Applied Sciences Potsdam

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3MScaling Material Science with Digital Science

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Roundtable Discussion I: Challenges & solutions in leveraging and organizing for digitalization

University of Applied Sciences PotsdamDeveloping Digital Services Based on Connected Hardware: How Connected Hardware Will Change the Economy - and How to Be Prepared

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AirbusBuilding an Engine for Business Model Innovation and New Digital Services at Airbus

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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) discussion on 15 new business models or 2) how work and organization is impacted by digital transformatio

CROWNA Digital Value Proposition in a B2B Company: The Organizational Journey and the Role of Partnership

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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Leveraging Digitalization: Finding Ideas for Business Models through Crowdsourcing and Industry Trends • Shifting Value Creation to Developing Smart, Connected Digital Solutions • 15 New Business Models Originating from Connected Hardware • Digital Services Based on Connected Hardware • Digital Value Propositions in Traditional B2B Companies

Organizing for Digitalization: Building an Engine for Business Model Innovation (BMI) and Digital Services • Organizing for Repeatable and Scalable BMI whilst Protecting Existing Revenue • Finding, Attracting, and Retaining People Who Can Create Digital Business Models • Challenging Hierarchies and Creating a Shared Purpose in Cross-Functional Teams Rather than in Silos • Leveraging Corporate Research and IT Groups to Build Platforms for Value Creation • Setting up Teams and Budgets to Pursue Selected Ideas • Building a Business Accelerator to Develop Connected Solutions • Changing the Brand Identity with a Shift to Digital Services • Leadership Challenges of Transformation and Culture Change

Managing R&D and Discovery Organizing for Breakthrough Innovation and Managing R&D Underground Innovation and Learning from Failure

Presentations by:
3M, MERCK, University of Bath, NUS Business School

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3MCustomer Inspired Research and Development

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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest

University of BathA Garden of Weeds or Flowers? The Management of Underground Innovation in R&D

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NUS Business SchoolErrors as a Positive Resource: Error Management and Innovation

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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Practices for supporting and dealing with skunk work or 2) approaches to error management in order to enable learning from ‘failure’

MERCKOrganizing for Breakthrough Innovation: Setting Up a Separate Unit with a Distinctive Approach

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

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Organizing for Breakthrough Innovation: Leveraging R&D to Create New Business Opportunities • Combining Market-Back with Technology-Forward • Having a Separate Unit for New Business Creation with Processes and a Culture for Experimentation  • Balancing Separation from the Core with Need for Links and Legitimacy • Building Tools for All in R&D to View Projects and Knowledge Across the Firm • Doing Experimentation and Prototyping Methodically, Rather than at Random • Enabling Ambidexterity with an Open Innovation Culture that Embraces Creativity • Transitioning Incubated Ventures to Existing Sectors, New Sectors, or as Spin-Offs

Underground Innovation in R&D: Managing R&D Skunk Work and Underground Innovation to Provide for Strategic Renewal and Frame-Breaking Innovations • Different Forms of Bootlegging and Underground Innovation • Motivations for Underground Innovation – and Their Organizational Impact

Failure and Error Management (in R&D): Improving Innovation through an Effective Error Management Culture • Acknowledging that Failures Instigate New Ideas and Enable New Products, Services and Methodologies

Disruptive Business Models, Ecosystems & Accelerators Business Model Innovation (BMI), Ecosystems that Change the Game, Accelerators & Lean Startup, Platforms & Sharing Economy

Presentations by:
Enel, BASF, Bosch, IESE

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EnelThe Change Enel X Wants to Bring to the Energy Sector: Organizing and Hiring for Business Model Innovation and New Platforms

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Roundtable Discussion I: Challenges & solutions in disruptive business models and platforms

IESE Business SchoolThe Power of New Models

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BASFCreating New Business Models by Transforming Competitive Value Chains into Collaborative Business Networks

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Roundtable Discussion II: analyzing a business model's strengths and weaknesses, followed by structured brainstorming on opportunities to innovate it

BoschCreating an Accelerator to Build New Business Models Internally: Using the Lean Startup Approach and Innovation Metrics to Try out Ideas and Kill Bad Ones Early

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Partnering & Ecosystems: Learning to Build New BMs • Thinking Holistically at a System-Level Perspective

Ecosystems: Transforming Value Chains into Collaborative Ecosystems around New BMs • Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Build Ecosystems • Combining Capabilities within Ecosystems to Create User-Driven Business Models

Organizing for BMI: Setting up an Accelerator that Enables Staff to Explore Ideas and Build New BMs • Using Lean Startup and BMI Tools to Test Ideas Early at Minimum Costs • Growing and Scaling New BMs • Defining Metrics to Decide on Further Investments and on Pivoting BMs

Digital, Platforms and Sharing Economy: Creating Digital and Platform BMs • Building BMs for the Sharing Economy

Culture of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Purpose, Values, People in Innovation; HR to Support Change; Innovating Management & Changing Culture in Non-Digital Firms

Presentations by:
Enel, Deutsche Telekom, KTH Stockholm, Aalto University

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EnelBuilding a Culture of Innovation: Learning from Failure, Creating Innovation Initiatives and Driving Change From the Top

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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest

KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyLeading Innovation through Culture and Values

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Deutsche TelekomState of the Art HR Support for Digital Business Transformation with Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping, MVP and Agile Development

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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) “Innovation Culture Assessment” and key take-aways and action items for you or 2)

Aalto UniversityTime to Innovate Management? Learning from the Innovation Vanguard

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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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Developing an Entrepreneurial Culture • Unleashing the Creative Potential of Your Team • The Role of the CEO in Driving Transformation and a Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit • Summoning Innovation through Purpose, Values, and Vision • Learning from Failure and Sharing Failures Internally • Moving from Not-Invented-Here to Open Innovation and Proudly-Found-Elsewhere • Setting up an Innovation Lab in HR to Support Digital Innovation with Design Thinking, Prototyping, MVPs, and Agile Development • Training People to Use New Methods for Collaboration, User-Centricity and Digital Technologies • Utilizing Reverse Mentoring with Young Digital Champions Educating Senior Managers

Digital Transformation and Organizational Alignment Changing the Org. and Culture for Digitalization, Customizing at Scale, Building a Digital Workforce, Scaling Digital Experiments

Presentations by:
P&G, Boeing, Mars, UTC Aerospace, Boston College

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P&GBuilding the Olay Skin Advisor App and Developing the Needed Organizational Capabilities

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Roundtable Discussion I: Challenges & solutions in digital transformation and customization at scale

Boston College, Carroll School of ManagementAchieving Digital Maturity: Adapting Your Company to a Changing World Gerald C. Kane • Professor of Information Systems

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UTC Aerospace SystemsPerspective from a CDO: 5 Best Practices to Influence Company Transformations

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MarsLeveraging Digital to Transform the Business while Delivering Effectiveness and Efficiency to Existing Platforms

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Roundtable Discussion II: Envisioning the future of tech and organizing for digital transformation

BoeingCreating Value with New Digital Services, and Organizing for Digital Transformation

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Finding Value Potential in Digital Innovation • Experimenting and Iterating in Digital Innovation • Scaling Digital Experiments into Enterprise-Wide Initiatives • Forging a Digitally-Minded Culture • Making Changes in the Organization and in Developing the Workforce • Creating a Company-Wide Digital Transformation and IoT Strategy • Aligning the Entire Business for Transformation, Including Investments, Priorities, Metrics, and the Path to Execution • Using AI to Deliver Personalized Product Recommendations • The Building Blocks of Customizing at Scale, Including Partners, Training Sets, the Database, and Algorithms • Training in Digital Skills for Customer-Centricity, Becoming a Talent Magnet in the Process • Securing Leaders Who Commit Resources and Vision to Lead a Digital Strategy • Moving Beyond Manufacturing into Digital Services

Collaborating with Startups and Leveraging Ecosystems Learning to Work with Startups and Creating Ecosystems with Multiple Partners

Presentations by:
P&G, Samsung, W.L. Gore, GE Venture, Under Armour, Boeing, Ahalogy

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P&GThe Evolution of Open Innovation at P&G and the Role of Startup Collaboration

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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest

SamsungBest Practices for Big Companies to Work with Startups

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W.L. Gore3 Secrets of Success in Corporate-Startup Partnerships: Forming Partnerships, Identifying Synergies Early and Assigning Teams and Champions

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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

Short Presentations and Panel on Startup Collaboration

GE VenturesWin-Win Partnerships between Corporates and Start-Ups

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Under ArmourWorking with Unusual Partners and Collaborating with Startups Who Are Both Bankers and Makers in Their Own Right

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Boeing HorizonXInvesting in Technology Companies: Becoming a Trusted Partner for Startups & Preparing the Ground Internally

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Ahalogy(startup panelist)

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Building Open Innovation (OI) Capabilities and an OI Department • Leveraging Different Kinds of Partnerships • From a Focus on Driving Benefits in OI to One of Accessing and Connecting with Startups • Startup Collaboration vs. Acquiring or Investing • Driving Digital Transformation with Digital Startups • Ensuring Senior Level Support for Startup Collaboration • Dedicating Internal Resources and Assigning Project Teams and Champions • Developing Sensitivity to Small Players and to the Diversity in the Startup Ecosystem • Becoming Agile, Adapting to the Speed of Small Players, and Streamlining Paperwork • Leveraging External Incubators and Accelerators to Access the Startup Ecosystem and Talentbase • Identifying Minimum Viable Synergies where Partner Companies Are Better Together than Separate • Finding and Working with Unusual Partners that Competitors Are Not Already Working with • Engaging Startups with Nascent Technologies to Maximize Potential at an Early Stage

Foresight & Insight for Action Anticipating the Future and Learning from the Market and from Data to Deliver Differentiating Solutions and Services

Presentations by:
Solvay, Rolls-Royce, Evonik, Owens Corning, Aarhus University

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SolvayIntroducing Research & Innovation at Solvay

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SolvayKey Learnings from Successes and Failures in the Deployment and Adoption of Strategic Foresight

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Roundtable Discussion I: Challenges and solutions in foresighting and in generating and leveraging (customer and data) insights

Aarhus UniversityWhy and How Innovation Agility Is Built on Systematic Foresight and Deep Insights

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Owens CorningStep Change Innovation: Converting Market Insights to Action

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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection between: 1) discussion based on the foresighting framework of Prof. Rohrbeck; 2) customer insights; 3) insights from data

EvonikUtilizing End-Consumer Insights and Leveraging Co-Creation to Translate B2C Insights Into B2B Solutions

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Rolls-RoyceMaking Data Think: Unlocking Value From Data to Deliver New Solutions to Customers

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Foresighting: Defining and Aligning the Organization on a Megatrends Framework • Developing and Deploying Digital Tools to Accelerate Anticipation of Megatrends • Identifying the Battlefields of Tomorrow • Playing Three Roles of Foresight: Triggering Innovation, Driving Portfolio Optimization, and Challenging Ongoing Innovation Projects • Building Innovation Agility on Deep Thinking and Foresight • Scanning for Weak Signals but Also Analyzing Trends, Systems of Drivers, and Mental Models

Market and Consumer Insights: Identifying Market Requirements to Deliver Step Change Innovations • Using Methodologies for Generating Insights, Including Ecosystem Analyses • Generating End-Consumer Insights and Translating Them Into B2B Solutions • Leveraging Co-Creation to Consumer Insights Into Innovations • Looking for Problem Spaces Rather Than Solutions for Specific Problems • Using Ethnography and Netnography and Learning the Skills of Observation • Framing, Ideating, Prototyping and Testing • Co-Creating With Customers to Develop Concepts Based on Consumer Insights

Insights From Data: Leveraging Insights and Value From Data to Deliver Relevant Solutions to Customers • Tapping Into a Diverse Community of Data Innovators • Taking Advantage of Open-Source Data Technologies and Responding to Trends and Fast-Changing Customer Needs

Digitalization to Enable Customer-Centricity Digital Transformation Approaches & Success Factors, and Taking a Customer Centric Approach to Digital Value Creation

Presentations by:
Solvay, OSRAM, DSM, Boston University

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SolvayDeveloping Customer Centricity, Linking it to Co-Creation and Ensuring a Seamless Digital Customer Experience

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Roundtable Discussion I: Key points or problems in either Digital Transformation or Customer Centricity

Boston University Questrom School of BusinessDigital Business Transformation Roadmap

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OSRAMBuilding a Digital Business in an Established Firm: The Journey, the Customer Centric Approach and the Role of Top Management

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Roundtable Discussion II: Discussion based on the digital transformation framework by Prof. Venkatraman

DSMUsing a Customer Centric and Agile Approach to Innovation and Digital Value Creation at DSM

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Digital Transformation: Transforming to Win in the Digital Future • Building a Transformation Roadmap • Defending the Core while Designing New Businesses • The Role of Top Management when Changing the Business • Using Agile Processes and Cross-Functional Teams • Leveraging Digital Tools and Experimenting with New Business Models • Moving from Experimentation to Scaling Up • Finding the Best Ways to Position the Firm in Ecosystems • Going into Services Using a Cloud IoT Platform and Data Analytics • Designing Organizations that Leverage Smart Humans and Powerful Machines

Customer Centricity: Creating Digital Value by Taking a Customer Centric Approach • Integrating Customer Feedback in All Decisions • Identifying Customer Needs with Personas, Customer Journeys, Design Thinking, Agile Processes and MVPs • Evolving From a Culture of Value Extraction to Co-Creation With Customers • Linking Customer Centricity to Ecosystems-Thinking and Collaboration • Formulating a Common Framework for Customer Centricity Across the Firm • Ensuring a Seamless Experience with an Omnichannel Approach •  Assessing Customer Needs and Saving Costs with Data Analytics and Digital Tools

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.

Internal and External Startups Creating New Business Models From Inside and Collaborating Externally With Startups and Ecosystems

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 & Agile Leadership Creating an Agile 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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Abstract

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

Agenda Outline

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Abstract

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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