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

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

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

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

Agenda Outline

GEChange in Working Methodologies and Its Impact on Work-Style and Company Culture

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Merck Shard & Dohme (MSD)Scaling Agile: Modeling Agile Leadership & Ten Transformational Steps for Successful Adoption

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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) Checklist of 10 transformation steps; 2) issues of special interest for Agile & Lean Startup Culture

Alliance Manchester Business SchoolHow Agile Leadership Can Transform Your Business: A Blueprint for Change in Our Digital Age

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Roundtable Discussion II: 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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Panel and Plenary Sharing, with feedback from exercises

Drinks on the premises

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 to a non-agile environment, ten transformational steps for agile, developing agile teams, defining agile leadership principles, scaling agile across national cultures, overcoming barriers to agility, becoming a more agile leader.

Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Agile: combining design thinking, lean startup and agile, using agile and lean to provide context to projects, centering 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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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

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

Drinks on the premises


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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.

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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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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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.

People & Culture for Digital Transformation Building a Digital and Data-Savvy Culture Beyond Legacy Mindsets – while Continuing to Do Incremental Product Innovation

Presentations by:
Siemens, Volvo Cars, Airbus, 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: Selection of topics

WärtsiläDriving Digital Transformation through Culture – and Implications for Leadership

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Panel and Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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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 a Portfolio of Digital Services and New Business Models

Presentations by:
Siemens, Tetra Pak, Bosch, Philips, AkzoNobel

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Moving from PoC to Scaling (Digital) Business: Scaling internal and external startups, moving from startup to business phase, growing new (digital) business models in a corporate setting, involving employees in entrepreneurial activities, tailoring approach to new business projects, using a lean- startup and measured approach, de-risking and establishing traction, validating and working closely with customers, identifying target customers, scaling to a fully fledged business, dreaming big and starting small and setting the foundation early on, the role of an incubator, tools to guide scaling, targeting customers, getting market access, getting (sales) people and channels on board, finding change agents, testing with a few sites, building momentum, managing the transition.

Portfolio of Digital Services and New Business Models: shift from product portfolios to managing ecosystems of products and digital services.

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.

Business Model Innovation in the Digital Era Crafting Digital Value Propositions, and Organizing for New Business Creation Across Functions and Firm Boundaries

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Digital Business Models: Using disruptive digital technologies to go beyond the core business, finding & validating new business models, incubating and scaling new business ideas inside large corporations, success metrics for big bets, capability for breakthrough innovation, real-time experimentation and learning from the market, scaling and transitioning new business creation initiatives, encouraging new ideas and startups from within, building a gamechanging innovation proficiency, creating the right organization, processes, culture, governance, and leadership for new business creation.

Customer Centric Innovation & Portfolio Management Using Design Thinking Approaches to Innovation and Making Customer Value Based Portfolio Decisions

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Customer Centric Innovation and Design Thinking: leveraging design thinking for innovation, nurturing an innovation culture of understanding customers and finding creative ways to deliver new value for them, co-creating with customers, creating a culture of design thinking, and making design thinking available to teams inside the firm.

Innovation Portfolio Management: making informed portfolio decisions, balancing the long- and short-term perspectives in portfolio decisions, and putting customer value at the heart of project and portfolio decisions.

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

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Culture of Design Thinking and Innovation: leveraging design thinking methods and fostering a culture of design thinking, nurturing an innovative culture that is playful and experimenting with a focus on understanding customers and finding creative ways to deliver new value for them, in other words building a customer centric innovation culture.

Design Thinking, Experimentation, and Agility: linking the three approaches, leveraging design thinking for innovation, using Lean Startup and build-measure- learn loops and MVPs to iterate and find the sweetspot in the market, and rethinking the organization for agility by adapting team-work, hierarchy, and leadership.

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

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Collaborating with external startups for growth: attracting and leveraging startups, collaborating with them effectively, adapting collaboration practicies to the speed and size of startups, partnering with incubators & accelerators, and following the venture market.

Tapping into the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem: leveraging the startup community in Silicon Valley for innovation, building a map of the ecosystem, setting up an outpost or startup incubator in Silicon Valley.

Leadership for Innovation, Recession & Transformation Driving Disruptive Innovation While Mainintaining the Core, Navigating Turbulence, and Cultivating Leadership to Give Meaning and Inspiration During Times of Change

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Times of change represent unique organizational and leadership challenges. Ambidextrous leadership skills are needed to build new revenue streams, skills, and organizational foundations while ensuring a healthy core business to ensure survival and finances for the transition.

The event will address:

  1. how to transform organizations to address the needs driven by changes such as digitalization and eventual recessions; and
  2. how to develop leaders who have the foresight, tenacity, and human skills to drive and support transformation.

Circular Business Models & Startups / Ecosystems Building Circularity into Product & Service Innovation and Leveraging Startups & Ecosystems for Circular Business Models

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Creating value with circular business models, building alliances and ecosystems to enable them, exploring value creation opportunities through systems-wide innovations, implementing key pillars to build a circular economy-based system, success factors for circular initiatives, identifying partners across the value chain for closed-loop collaborations, driving organizational & mindset changes to accelerate the system shift to circularity, setting goals and creating full-impact metrics, integrating circular economy perspective into the organization’s strategy, and developing a circular portfolio based on market insights & sustainability trends.

Service Innovation and Business Models Moving Beyond Products into Services, and Building New Business Models

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Servitization: moving beyond products into (digital) services, creating business models that integrate services into the offering, aligning with Sales and other functions and organizing for business models that include services.

Building new business models: finding ways to innovate existing business models, building ambidextrous capabilities, and setting up an internal incubator for business model innovation.

Digital Business Innovation with IoT, AI, and 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.

Creating Leaps in Customer Value Finding Innovative Ways to Enhance Customer Experience – and Leveraging Data & AI to Inform Value Propositions

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Customer Value and Customer Experience: using a design thinking approach to innovation, leveraging customer insights to create novel solutions, and enhancing customer experience.

Data & AI for Customer Experience: leveraging AI and data to personalize and customize and in other ways create new experiences and added value for customers.

Culture of Innovation, Customer Experience, & Co-Creation Nurturing a Customer Centric Innovation Culture Throughout, with Customer Wants at Its Heart (Including Ethics & Sustainability)

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Accepting risk-taking and encouraging creative expression, using customer centricity as the guiding principle to lead change and facilitate collaborative innovation, orchestrating change with both top-down and bottom-up culture-change elements, thriving by fostering innovation, implementing a flat hierarchy, building an always learning culture, cultivating a culture of insight-driven co-creation and design thinking, and bringing digital initiatives and customer-centric approaches together.

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.

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

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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 and the Shift to a Circular Economy

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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.

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

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New business creation is achieved with internal or external startups – and the best approach may be to combine them, also to ensure an internal platform for external startups.

Internal Startups for New Business Creation: encouraging startups from within, setting up an internal incubation unit, enabling intrapreneurs to create startups, and getting business units to invest and eventually receive startups.

External Startup Collaboration: attracting and leveraging startups, partnering with external accelerators, adapting processes to the speed of startups, and working with startups by managing expectations.

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

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Creating sustainable innovations and circular business models that are not only good for the environment but are also popular with customers and shareholders, including sustainability as a key element for innovation, and driving circular economy based initiatives within the company.

Front End and Customer Centric Innovation Using Customer Empathy to Inspire Idea Generation & Portfolio Decisions – and Fostering a Culture of Customer Centric & Agile Innovation

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Generating customer insights, translating insights into innovations and using them for portfolio decisions, applying design thinking approaches for innovation, and getting everyone internally to adopt a customer-centric mindset.

Lean Startup Mindset for Innovation Using Lean Startup for New Business Creation, Nurturing a Fail Fast Innovation Culture from Top to Bottom, and Aligning Metrics

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Creating new businesses by experimenting and learning from experiments, accepting failure as a part of the innovation journey, and adapting the way projects are measured and discussed with managers to account for the uncertainty of gamechanging innovation.

Culture of Trust & Psychological Safety Enhancing Agility, Nurturing a Culture of Trust and Collaboration for Innovation, and Aligning Leadership Principles

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Engendering trust and a sense of psychological safety in order to foster a culture where innovation and creativity can thrive, cultivating organizational agility, and supporting leaders in the shift to agile organization forms and in creating an environment of trust and safety for innovation.

Digital, IoT, & AI for Customer Value Creating Customer Value with Digital Technologies, IoT, and AI – Connecting with Customers in New Ways, Reducing Costs, and Personalizing Offerings

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Leveraging digital tools, IoT, AI for innovation and to get closer to customers with smart/connected products and personalized/customized offerings; creating (supply chain) efficiences to drive down costs for customers; understanding AI use cases and data analytics opportunities to learn more about customers and provide seamless & customized offerings.

INNOVATION ROUNDTABLE® Summit 2020

Copenhagen 3-5 November

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

  • 700corporate
    innovators
  • 250global
    firms
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