HOSTED Workshops

Interactive corporate-only events hosted by leading global companies

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 150+ innovation executives and includes:


Insightful presentations by executive speakers and industry experts


Immersive roundtable discussions on selected topics


Informal networking breaks to build connections

Hosted Workshops

Upcoming Events


New Business Creation & Startup Collaboration Creating & Incubating Internal Startups – and Supporting Intrapreneurs; Collaborating with External Startups and Ecosystems – Venture Clienting and CVC

Speakers:
HP, Google, Wells Fargo, L'Oréal, Walmart, Volvo Group, Schneider Electric, Genentech

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HPOpening presentation
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Pirates within the Navy: Leveraging Corporate Venture Capital to Accelerate BigCo Innovation

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GoogleStartup Collaboration: Leveraging a Stickiness Model and Helping Startups Grow
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Wells FargoAccelerating New Business – and Making AI a Part of the Innovation Toolkit
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Lunch and Tour

L'OréalBuilding Win-Win Partnerships with Startups on Disruptive Technology
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Volvo GroupLeveraging Open Innovation & Collaborating with Startups
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Genentech (Roche Group)Incubating High-Risk Ideas: The Approach and Lessons Learned
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Panel & Plenary Sharing
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Drinks on the premises


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New Business Creation: Innovation Accelerator: from the Model to Value Creation and Success Factors • Accelerating Innovation with AI: Ideating and Generating Consumer Insights • Moving beyond Incrementalism: Thinking Bigger and Expanding Innovation Scope

Startup Collaboration: Setting Up a Balanced CVC Structure: Aligning Incentives and Combining Functions • Enabling Successful Collaboration with Startups: from Internal Teams to Expectations • Supporting and Growing Startups at Speed: Ensuring Depth of Partnership and Adoption • Leveraging a Stickiness Model: Building Trust and Assigning Resources in a Nimble Way • Taking an Agile Approach to Evaluating and Assessing Startup Solutions • Creating a Holistic Go-to-Market Strategy for VCs and Startups: Balancing Alignment and Autonomy • Best Practices in Creating Win-Win Partnerships – and Leveraging Startup and Corporate Strengths

Innovation & AI for Sustainability Closing Loops for a Circular Economy; Leveraging AI for Decarbonization and New Material Exploration; Innovating for Sustainability & Net Zero; Engaging with Startups and the Value Chain

Speakers:
HP, Intel, Microsoft, Google, Sulzer, X - the moonshot factory

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HPReusing Products for Circularity: Piloting the Program, Exploring Circular Business Models, and Managing the Headwinds
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IntelDesigning for Sustainability: Reducing Carbon Footprint and Embedding Sustainability into the Organization
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GoogleEarly-Stage Innovation for Sustainability: Leveraging AI, Developing New Solutions and Collaborating with Startups
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Lunch and tour

MicrosoftLeveraging In-depth LCA for Ecodesign of Consumer Hardware: Using Machine Learning and Tracking Targets
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SulzerNurturing Sustainability Partnerships for Success: Challenges and Key Lessons Learned
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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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Sustainability: Embedding Sustainability into the Organization: From Strategy to Roadmap and Target Tracking • Integrating Eco-Design into Product Development: Driving Recyclability and Reducing Waste • Transitioning Sustainability Ideas from Bold Concept to Real-World Solutions • Reducing Carbon Footprint – and the Key Role of Built-in Accountability to Delivering with Impact • Driving Business Growth while Bringing Environmental Impact Down

AI & Ecosystems: Using a Machine-Learning Platform to Take a Robust and Granular Approach to LCA  • Leveragin AI for New Solutions – and Transitioning Ideas from Bold Concepts to Real-World Solutions • Translating Foresight into Actionable Insights for Sustainable Innovation Engaging with the Ecosystem and Industry to Foster Circular Economy and Develop New Solutions • Setting up a Dedicated Accelerator for Circular Startups • Working with the Supply Chain and Downstream: Tracking Every Intervention to Deliver on Goals

Digitalization and Agile Innovation Culture Embracing Digital Services & Transformation – and Instilling a Culture of Innovation & of Continuous Adaptation to Chinese Customer Needs

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Circular and Sustainable Innovation & Ecosystems Creating Circular and Sustainable Business Models and Engaging the Wider Ecosystem of Startups and Large Players

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Business Model Innovation for Digital & Sustainability Crafting New Business Models for Digital & Sustainability; Taking a Lean Startup Approach; Accelerating & Scaling New Businesses; Foresighting for Strategic Innovation

Speakers:
Avery Dennison, BMW, BSH, Signify, Philips

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Culture Transformation: Leadership, Agility, Safety Transforming Culture and Rethinking Leadership for the Age of Digital & Sustainability; Shifting Mindset from Operational Excellence to Agility; Psychological Safety

Speakers:
Avery Dennison, Mars, Spotify, Shell, IKEA, HEINEKEN, Philips

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Digital Business Model Innovation & AI Creating & Incubating New Digital Businesses; AI & IoT for Connected Services & Business Models; Experimentation for AI & Digital Business Creation; Digital Startups

Speakers:
ESADE, The Coca-Cola Company, LEGO, P&G, Philips, Siemens

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ESADEWelcome and Intro
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The Coca-Cola CompanyBuilding Digital Ventures and Leveraging Generative AI: Lessons Learned on Creating and Scaling Digital Businesses at Speed
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Roundtable Discussion I

LEGOReimagining Play for a Digital World – Building New Business Models and Uncovering Audiences’ Needs
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P&GHarnessing AI and Data: Creating Value, Working in Multidisciplinary Teams, and Building New Businesses Models
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PhilipsCreating and Scaling New Services – Managing the Pitfalls, Building Capabilities and Aligning the Organization
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SiemensInnovating Around Industrial and Generative AI: Use Case Exploration, Customer Co-creation and New Leadership Paradigms in the Era of GenAI
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Innovation for Sustainability & Future Scenarios New Business Creation for Sustainability & Circularity; Identifying Trends & Changing Customer Perceptions; Translating Foresight into Action; Sense of Purpose Internally and as a Brand

Speakers:
ESADE, ABB, HP, Volvo Group, Bosch, IKEA, Google, Goodyear

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ESADE Innovating for Sustainability: Balancing Purpose with Pragmatism and Managing the ROI Lag
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ABBDriving Circularity: Reducing Emissions, Defining KPIs and Partnering
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Roundtable Discussion I

HPThe Transition to More Circular IT: Building a Refurbishment Program, Collaborating with Customers and Addressing Challenges
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Volvo Group Foresight in Action: Driving Sustainability, Managing Change and Building New Businesses
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Bosch The Circular Economy Journey
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IKEA (Ingka Group)Sustainability Leadership: Enabling a Successful Transformation Journey through Holistic Value Creation, Strong Commitment and Bold Actions
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GoogleForesight as Craft: Translating Findings into Action and Leveraging the Power of Narratives
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GoodyearGetting Proactive on Sustainability: Going Beyond Compliance by Engaging the Business to Explore Opportunities and Value Creation
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Drinks on the premises


Transformation, Leadership & Culture in Times of Uncertainty Leadership in and of Transformation; From VUCA to BANI: Building a Resilient and Collaborative Culture in the Face of Uncertainties and Crises

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Circular Supply Chains & Ecosystems and Net Zero Building Circular Business Models; Decarbonizing Value Chains; Scope 1, 2 and 3; Rethinking Value Streams for Circularity; Organizing for Circularity & Sustainability

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Customer Insight & Tech Foresight for Innovation Customer Centric Innovation; Defining Search Fields with Customer Insight & Tech Foresight – and Applying them to Innovation Portfolio Management

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Culture & Leadership for Collab. Inside & Externally Culture & Leadership for Collaboration Inside the Company and with External Partners; Changing from Hierarchy to Servant Leadership and Collaboration

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AI & Innovation for Positive Impact & Sustainability Innovation for Sustainability & Circularity; AI for Good, Privacy & Social Values; AI for Innovation, Sustainability, and Smart Cities; Organizing, Hiring and Partnering for AI

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Digital Transformation, Startups & Ecosystems Building Digital Business Models and Connected Products & Services; Business Transformation; Ecosystems, Academia, Public Partners, and (Digital) Startups for Innovation

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Innovation & Ecosystems for Sustainability Leveraging Partnerships and Ecosystems for Sustainability and Circularity; Designing Products and Packaging for Sustainability and Circularity

Speakers:
Danone, L'Oréal, Amazon, P&G, Electrolux, Thales Alenia Space, HEINEKEN

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DanonePartnering for Sustainable Growth
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L'OréalDelivering on Sustainability Goals and Enhancing the Ecosystem: Building an Industry Consortium to Engage Consumers and Accelerate Change
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ElectroluxFrom Ideas to Implementation: How a System-Wide Approach to Collaboration Can Deliver Innovative Circular Economy Partnerships
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Amazon Web ServicesDriving Sustainability: Reducing Scope 3 Emissions and Collaborating Externally
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P&GLeveraging Ecosystems for Sustainability: Creating Systems Change to Achieve Impact
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Thales Alenia SpaceEmbedding Sustainability into the Business Playground and Engaging the Ecosystem
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HEINEKENCollaborating for Circularity: Increasing Packaging Reuse and Tackling Barriers
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Culture of Customer Centricity for Innovation Customer Centricity for Research & Innovation; End-Consumer Insights for B2C and B2B; The Role of Digital – Connecting the Dots between Customer Data & Opportunities

Speakers:
Danone, BP, Siemens Energy, Siemens, IKEA

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DanoneDriving Consumer Centricity to Design Healthy Superior Innovations
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Siemens EnergyGetting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Making the Shift to Subscriptions and Co-Creating with Customers
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SiemensMoving from Tech Focus to Customer Centric Approach: Co-Visioning with Customers and Building Internal Startups
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IKEADemocratizing Research: Building a Platform to Visualize and Understand People’s Lives
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BPDemocratizing Customer Centricity and Human-Centric Design: Adapting Metrics and the Role of Leadership
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New Business Creation – Inside & with External Startups Building Startups Internally & Linking to External Ones; Incubating, Finding Best Home and Scaling New Businesses; Creating Digital Ventures; Building Sustainable and AI-Enabled Business Models

Speakers:
Henkel, Audi, Siemens, Mitsubishi Chemical, BMW Group

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HenkelCorporate Venture Building: Lessons Learned from Early and Later Stage Ventures
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges

AudiFrom Inside to Outside: Learnings and Consequences from Internal and External Venture Creation
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Mitsubishi Chemical GroupWorking with Startups on Core and New Business Creation: Approach and Lessons Learned
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BMWBuilding New Ventures: Setting Them up, Developing KPIs and Building the Culture
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SiemensInnovating at the Speed of Software: Building New Ventures and Embedding Them into the Business
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Panel & Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises

Tour - Henkel Inspiration Center Düsseldorf


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New Business Creation: Venture Building Dos and Don’ts • Taking a Customer and Data-Driven Approach to Building New Business • Incubating New Ventures: Building MVPs and Embedding Them into the Business • Iterating at Speed and Testing Solutions with Customers • Scaling Approach: from Different Mindsets and Team to Processes, Governance, and KPIs

Startups: Finding the Right Home for New Ventures: Creating a Protected Space while Staying Close to Core • Enabling Experimentation at Speed: Easing Challenges and Shifting to Purpose and Trust • The Limits of Corporate Unfair Advantage: Balancing Startup Speed with Corporate Structures • The Give and Take of New Business Creation: from People Transformation to Inspiring New Ideas • Evolving the New Venture Unit – and Leveraging Lean Mindsets and Agile

Agile Transformation – and a Test & Learn Mindset Transforming the Core Organization for Speed in Innovation; Prototyping & Idea Validation; Culture & Leadership in the Age of Digital & Sustainability; Digital as Driver of Agile

Speakers:
Henkel, LEGO, Ericsson, BP, thyssenkrupp, Signify

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HenkelPowering Transformation: Building the Team and the Right Ecosystem to Innovate for Zero-emission Mobility
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Roundtable Discussion I: Choice between: 1) Climbing the Ladder of Inference for Insightful Decision Making, exercise facilitated by The LEGO Group; 2) Topics of choice

EricssonEngendering Mindset Change & Scaling Agile Transformation
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The LEGO GroupSharing the LEGO Group's Approach to Agile: Can an Agile Start-up Mentality and Traditional Project Driven Work Become Friends?
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Roundtable Discussion II: Topics of choice

BPDriving Change: Supporting People throughout the Growth Journey, Managing Resistance and Leveraging Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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thyssenkruppEngaging Leadership in Digital Transformation, Managing Change & Working Agile
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Drinks on the premises


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Agile Transformation: The Key Ingredients for Successful Agile Transformation • Creating a Team-Driven Approach to Agile through Experimentation • Adopting Startup Mentality within a Traditional Environment • Leveraging Agile Values and Principles to Support Teams – and Adapt Structures and Processes • Moving from Differentiated Agile Adoption into a Product Organization • Leading the Agile Way: from Empowering Teams to Creating the Right Environment

Culture & Leadership: Using OKRs: from Aligning Strategy and Execution to Driving Change • Engaging Leadership in Transformation: Leveraging Diverse Initiatives to Overcome Resistance • Building High Levels of Trust and Ownership to Move from Fear Zones to Learning and Growth • Using Behavioral Experimentation to Address Fears and Navigate Change • Driving Communication across Hierarchies with Digitally Enabled Initiatives • What Works and What Doesn’t in Addressing Situations that Erode Trust and Good Communication

New Business Models with Digital Services & IoT Building Servitized Business Models Around Core Products; Leveraging Digital, IoT & AI to Build Service and Subscription Models; Digital Twin & Carbon Footprint

Speakers:
Danfoss, Philips, IKEA, Carrier Refrigeration, Ericsson, BASF, Grundfos

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DanfossBuilding New Business Models with Digital Services & IoT
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PhilipsCreating and Scaling New Services: Managing the Pitfalls, Building Capabilities and Aligning the Organization
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Carrier RefrigerationKey Learnings on Building Digital Business Models and Leveraging IoT
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IKEA Lessons Learned on Building Internal Startups and on Corporate Venturing with External Startups
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BASFBuilding Transformative Digital Ventures – Dos and Don’ts, Adjusting Strategy and Attracting Talent
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EricssonEnabling Connected Services: Managing Organizational and Technical Challenges
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GrundfosSetting up a Radical Innovation Unit and Understanding Customers’ Jobs-to-be-Done
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New Business Models: Moving to Subscriptions and Services: from Mindset Shift to Investing in Continual Engagement • Creating the Right Foundations for Connected Solutions: from Analytic Capabilities to Resources • Leveraging Data to Tailor Subscription Services • Building Customer Relationships: Articulating the Value Proposition and Keeping Customers Happy • Innovating on Technical and Organizational Capabilities Alongside Service Development

New Business Creation: Business Building beyond the Core: from Buy-in to Long-Term Path and Financing • Pros & Cons of an Internal Venture Unit vs. Innovating from Within the Business • Building Internal Ventures: from Validating Concepts to Creating Traction • Changing Ways of Working and Driving Collaboration across Business Units • Leveraging Startup Collaboration: Taking a People-Focused Approach • Scaling New Business Models: from Setting up the Organization
to Managing the Transition

Sustainability: Scaling & Value Chain Partnerships Scaling Sustainability and Moving the Needle in the Core; Co-Developing Sustainable Solutions with Customers & Suppliers; Measuring Sustainability Impact

Speakers:
Danfoss, Carlsberg Group, LEGO, Electrolux, IKEA, HP

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DanfossScaling Sustainability Across Businesses
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Carlsberg GroupDriving Ambitious Action through Partnerships and Innovation for Sustainability and NetZero
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IKEAIntegrating Sustainability into the Business: Creating Ownership and Measuring Impact
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ElectroluxMoving the Needle on Sustainability: Advancing on the Journey, Taking a Consumer-Centric Approach and Measuring Impact
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LEGOEmbedding Sustainability into the Organization: Building the Guidelines, Organizing and Driving Change
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HPThe Transition to More Circular IT: Building a Refurbishment Program, Collaborating with Customers and Addressing Challenges
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Panel & Plenary Sharing


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Innovating and Partnering: Innovating for Concrete Impact: Ensuring Business Fit and Customer Value • Fine Tuning Investment Criteria and Balancing the Long- And Short-Term Impact • Shifting Towards Services: Adapting Operations and Collaborating with Customers • Partnering with the Value Chain for Low-Carbon Solutions

Scaling and Measuring Impact: Building a Sustainable Organization – And Creating Business-Driven Ownership • Leveraging Primary Data to Measure and Manage Scope 3 Emissions • Creating Sustainability Kpis and Product Analytics • Reducing Emissions and Moving from Good to Better Materials

Vision, Culture, and Leadership for Pioneering Innovation Mapping Tech Trends & Defining North Stars; Agile Culture & Leadership for Digital & Business Transformation; Ambidextrous and Future-Oriented Leadership & Culture

Speakers:
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Amazon, Bosch, IKEA, Philips

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AirbusThe Corporate World of Tomorrow Begins Today: How to Orchestrate Culture, Leadership and Framework Changes to Pioneer the Future
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BoschPeople & Culture: The Most Critical Part to Successful Transformation
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Amazon Web ServicesThe Innovator's Mindset: Emotional Intelligence for Innovation
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IKEALeveraging Insights and Foresight – Balancing the Long and Short-term Portfolio Horizons and Fostering Future-Focused Culture and Leadership
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Rolls-RoyceHow to Define Innovation North Stars in Uncertain Times? Leveraging Diversity, Agility, and Communicating the Vision Across the Organization
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PhilipsFostering Agile Leadership and Supporting Self-Organizing Teams
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Trends and Vision: Building the Innovation Compass: from Defining North Stars to Ensuring Alignment • Leveraging LLMs to Create a Vision Roadmap • Translating Foresight into Portfolio: Identifying Opportunity Areas in Different Time Horizons • Fostering Future-Focused Innovation and Leveraging Transparency to Address Cultural Challenges

Agile Culture and Leadership: Leveraging the Daniel Goleman Model to Foster Leadership Skills and Drive Innovation • Adopting Agile in Hardware: Taking a Gradual Approach to Enable Greater Control • Leading the Agile Way: Building Trust and Inclusion to Drive Innovation for Today and Tomorrow • The Four Types of Psychological Safety and How to Foster Them • The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Enabling Generative Disagreement • Transforming the Organization: Enabling Ambidexterity and Fostering Entrepreneurial Culture • The Meaning and Challenges of Digital – and What Leading Digital Companies Do Best

Business Model Innovation & Startup Engagement Creating and Incubating Internal Ventures & New Business Models; Venture Clienting with Startups to Accelerate Innovation; Engaging Startups in AI & Digital Innovation

Speakers:
Airbus, Philips, H&M Group, Bosch, Holcim, IKEA

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AirbusHow to Create a Credible and Impactful Innovation Framework to Generate Trust (with C-Level)
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IKEAFrom Zero to One: Building New Ventures and Leading Innovation Teams in a Large Company
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PhilipsBuilding Advanced and Connected Services: Embedding Customer Journeys into End-to-End Services and Minding the Pitfalls
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H&Mbeyond Collaborating with Startups: Testing Ideas Quickly and Managing the Handover Process Well
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BoschAccelerating a New Venture in a Large Firm and Leveraging External Partners
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HolcimCreating Impact with Startups: Resolving Business Pain-Points & Scaling Solutions
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Business Model Innovation: Creating and Growing New Business: from Governance to Process and KPIs • Setting Up Venture Teams: Starting Small and Involving the Right People • Getting C-Level Buy-In: Building Trust and Maintaining Transparency to Drive Ventures Forward • Building a Roadmap of Key Deliverables to Increase Tech and Business Maturity • Overcoming Organizational Challenges: Getting around Legacy Funding and Safeguarding Flexibility • Attracting Smart Rebels: Leading and Shielding Innovation Teams • What Success and Failure Look Like for Services – and How to Build the Right Foundations

Startup Collaboration: Leveraging Venture Clienting to Increase Startup Engagement and Impact • Building Win-Win Partnerships: from Working at Eye-Level to Openness and Transparency • Co-Creating Solutions and Testing Them in the Market for Fast Impact • Transitioning and Scaling Ideas: Involving the Organization and Overcoming Challenges

AI, Foresighting & Digital Innovation Foresighting and Scenario Planning; Building Digital Ventures; AI & Generative AI; Use Cases for Generative AI; Aligning Culture & Leadership for AI & Digital Tech

Speakers:
HEINEKEN, Siemens, Airbus, Mitsubishi Chemical Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Holcim

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09 APRIL

HolcimThe Journey of Developing, Killing, and Transforming a Three-Year Machine Learning Project
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Mitsubishi Chemical Group Leveraging AI: Building Use Cases, Scenario Planning and Supporting Teams
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Roundtable Discussion

IKEAVisions and Actions for a Better Future: How to Use Strategic Foresight, Storytelling, Design and Actions to Make People Feel and Act for a Better Future
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AmazonInnovating with Data & AI: Boosting Innovation Capabilities with EPIC Leadership
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ABBAI Adoption in Global Enterprise: Getting Education, Enablement and Governance Right
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DanoneExperimenting with AI: Bringing People Along and Building Data Foundations
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Drinks on the premises

10 APRIL

HEINEKENPresentation Title TBA
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SiemensLeveraging Gen AI for Innovation and for Building Capabilities at Scale
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AirbusThe Transformation Journey for Digital First: Evolving the Approach, Bringing People Along, and Minding the Traps
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Mitsubishi Chemical GroupLeveraging AI: Building Use Cases, Scenario Planning and Supporting Teams
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HolcimThe Journey of Developing, Killing, and Transforming a Three-Year Machine Learning Project
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BSH Home Appliances Group Taking Strategic Foresighting from Fuzzy to Concrete: Experimenting with Insight-Driven Use Cases and Building Scenarios with and for AI
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Drinks on the premises


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AI & Foresight: Enabling Generative AI Exploration at Scale: Maturing the Capability and Mitigating Risks • Taking a Top-Down Priority and Bottom-Up Enablement Approach to Identifying Gen AI Use Cases • Using Generative AI in R&D: from Virtual Representation to Innovation and Novel Hypotheses • Foresighting and Scenario Planning with AI: Translating Insights into Business Impact • Building AI Use Cases – and Supporting Market-Facing Teams with Selecting Applications • Leveraging a Company Digital Twin to Match Market Opportunities with Innovation Pipeline • Extracting Learnings from Stopped AI Project: Celebrating Outcomes to Foster Experimentation

Digital: Building POCs: from Problem Focus to Demonstrating Value and Ensuring a Clear Path to Scale • Driving Transformation in a Running Business: Improving Flow and Increasing Adoption • Leading for Digital: From Dealing with an Environment in Flux to Managing Ambiguity

Internal & External Startups for Digital & New Business Innovative (Digital) Business Models; From Incubation to Scaling; Tapping into the Startup Ecosystem; Accelerating New Ventures through Startup Partnerships

Speakers:
Tetra Pak, Shell, Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics, AUDI

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HEINEKENPresentation Title TBA
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Tetra PakIncubating New Businesses: Setting up an Internal Startup, Building Proof of Concept, and Partnering with External Startups
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ShellScaling a New Business for Impact: The Challenges of Combining Corporate and Scale-Up Worlds
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Toyota Tsusho Nexty ElectronicsBuilding and Scaling a New Venture Outside of the Core: Getting Buy-in, Iterating and Partnering
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AUDIBuilding Ventures & Collaborating with Startups: Evolving from an Intrapreneurship Hub to a Flagship for External Collaboration and Building Rockstar Teams
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AI & Gen AI as Driver of Innovation & Speed Speeding Up and Reducing Costs of Innovation with (Generative) AI; AI for Making, Simulating, and Testing Innovation; Changing Tasks & Roles of Many Jobs

Speakers:
Zalando, Siemens, Intel, Honeywell, Schaeffler

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SAPOpening Presentation TBA
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SchaefflerIdentifying AI Use Cases and Developing PoCs at Speed: Building Trust in AI Amongst Users and Taking a Holistic Approach to Generative AI
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SiemensInnovating Around Industrial and Generative AI: Use Case Exploration, Customer Co-creation and New Leadership Paradigms in the Era of GenAI
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ZalandoDemocratizing AI and Innovation: Trade-offs, Challenges, and Considerations
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IntelManaging Innovation Everywhere with AI – Minding the Traps and Building Capabilities
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HoneywellOptimizing Service Delivery – Leveraging AI for Automation and Enhancing Capabilities
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AI & Generative AI: The Framework for Designing and Building Trust in AI Solutions • Building Focused POCs: from Dedicated Teams to Strong Collaboration with the Business • Co-creating AI Solutions with Customers and Partners: from Identifying to Validating Use Cases • Integrating Gen AI into UX Strategy: Developing New Kpis and Improving User Research • Building Capabilities to Move Towards Fully Automated and Mature Digital Services • The Big Picture of Industrial AI: from Application Fields to Typical Challenges and Use Cases

Driving Innovation & Speed: Pioneering a Purpose-Driven Culture: from Openness and Curiosity to a New Breed of Talent • Creating a Differentiated Platform to Scale Innovation with Gen AI across the Organization • Aligning and Consolidating Gen AI Projects: Onboarding People and Building Communities • Managing Differences between Strategically Led AI and People-Led Generative AI • Deploying Gen AI Solutions Internally: from the Need for Buy-in to Job Impact

Sustainability: Innovation, Digital & Future Scenarios Foresight for Innovation & Sustainability; Circular Products & Supply Chains; Sustainable Solutions Enabled by Gen AI; Subscriptions & Digital Services for Sustainability

Speakers:
Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, Holcim, HP, Evonik, University of Exeter Business School

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SAP Innovating Sustainability Solutions for Tomorrow
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University of Exeter Business SchoolInnovating the Way We Do Economy: Innovation as a Driving Force Towards a Circular Economy at Scale
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ABBDriving Circularity: Reducing Emissions, Defining KPIs and Partnering
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Siemens Innovating and co-creating for Sustainability: From Strategic Foresight to Open Innovation
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Johnson & JohnsonThe Journey of Enabling Circular Loops: Tackling Scope 3 Emissions and Forging Cross-Industry Partnerships
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Leveraging Digital for Transport Decarbonization: Enabling Data Transparency and Mobilizing People Locally

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Digital & Circular Metrics: Leveraging Machine Learning for Sustainability – and Addressing End-to-End Scenarios • Automating Circularity Assessment: from Connecting Siloed Data to Leveraging Data Analytics • Running LCAs across Product Portfolio: Defining Business Driven KPIs and a Goal Roadmap • Compiling and Reducing Scope 3 Emissions: from Decarbonization to Sufficiency

Innovating for Sustainability: Organizing for Circularity: from Working with the Business to Placing Carbon Leads into Divisions • Dos and Don’ts of Innovating for Sustainability: from Context to Conflicting Goals • Closing the Loop on a Product: Building a Resilient Team and Reusing Materials at Same Quality • Transitioning to Circularity at Scale – and the Design and Innovation Challenges • Leveraging Sustainability Campaigns to Engage Diverse Partners on Specific Challenges • Forging Cross-Industry Partnerships: Creating Value across Multiple Stakeholders • Building True Partnerships with Suppliers

Front End of Innovation & Portfolio Management Validating Ideas and Managing the Innovation Portfolio; Foresight and Trends to Define Search Fields to Shape Idea Generation and Portfolio Decision; Innovation-to-Business

Speakers:
Schaeffler, Philips, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, IKEA, EDHEC Business School

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SchaefflerInnovation-to-Business: Focus and Speed in Corporate Innovation
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EDHEC Business SchoolInstitutionalizing Strategic Foresight
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PhilipsManaging the Portfolio and Leveraging Value-Based Pricing
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Rolls-RoyceBuilding a Vision Roadmap: Communicating the North Star Across the Organization and Exploring LLMs for Portfolio Management
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AirbusGenerating Ideas Around Challenges: Engaging People, Running Hackathons and Solving Problems
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IKEAMaking Balanced Portfolio Decisions: Supporting Job Owners and Integrating Big Social Shifts into Portfolio
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Front End: Ensuring Successful Idea Collection: From Clear Process to Addressing Idea Backend from the Start • Running Hackathons: From Engaging People to Translating Winning Solutions into the Business • Harnessing the Power of Communities: Solving Problems and Building Skills

Foresight & Portfolio: Best Practices in Building a Fully Integrated Strategic Foresight System • Developing a Vision Roadmap: Taking an Iterative Approach and Creating Alignment • Integrating Big Social Shifts into Portfolio: Using Simple Impact Models Based on Project’s Needs • The Portfolio Approach: Leveraging Value-Based Pricing and Creating Offers for Customers • Balancing Portfolio Focus: From Gap Analysis through Measuring to Leveraging Foresight • Supporting the Tech Portfolio: Exploring Machine Learning and LLM Use Cases • Leveraging Agile and Flexible Mindsets to Drive Portfolio and Tech Strategy

Creative Culture & Leadership: Trust, Collaboration, Tolerance Culture & Leadership for Innovation; Servant Leadership & Empowerment; Driving Change; Tolerance of Failure as Learning; Breaking Silos; Culture of Trust & Collaboration

Speakers:
Schaeffler, Spotify, Amazon, Bosch, BP

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SchaefflerLeading for Innovation: Bolstering Leadership Skills and Building Trust, Transparency and Teamwork
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SpotifyThe Five Pillars of Leadership for Amplifying Agility and Learning: Creating Patterns for a New Reality, Building on Psychological Safety
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Amazon Web ServicesAmazon’s Culture of Innovation: Nurturing Day-One Mindsets at Scale and Onboarding Customers with Company Culture
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BoschDriving Transformation to Succeed in a Complex World: Leading in an Agile Environment, Changing Mindsets, and Fostering Collaboration
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BPDriving Change: Supporting People throughout the Growth Journey, Managing Resistance and Leveraging Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Culture: Fostering Organizational Agility: Infusing a Modern Mindset and Driving Culture Change • Leveraging Principles of Radical and Systemic Collaboration to Drive Collaboration across the Board • Changing Mindsets – and Managing the Challenges of Agile Work Environment

Leadership: Moving from Leading to Enabling Work: from Authenticity to Genuine Kindness • Leveraging Vulnerability-Based Trust: Creating an Environment of Trust and Openness • Enabling Self-Organized Teams to Succeed: Leading with Compassion and Fostering Healthy Conflict • The Next Steps in Leadership: Leveraging Agility as a Catalyst for Change • Expanding Psychological Safety: the Five Pillars to Leading with Impact

New Business Creation, Startups & Ecosystems Leveraging Startups & Other Partners for New Businesses; Bridging Internal & External Ventures; Orchestrating Ecosystems

Speakers:
Eni, Haier Europe, Dow, Liberty Global, Schaeffler

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EniROAD to Innovation: Joule and ZERO Accelerator
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EniBuilding New Ventures from Own IP & Collaborating with Startups: What Works and What Doesn't
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Haier EuropeCollaborating with Startups and Creating New Businesses Internally: Managing the Two Speeds and Driving Entrepreneurship
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Dow Working with Startups: Leveraging Different Engagement Models, Doing Due Diligence, and Accelerating Startups
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Liberty GlobalThe Matchbox Program: Igniting Innovation and Driving Culture Change
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SchaefflerKey Success Factors in Collaborating with a University for New Business Creation
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Internal Ventures: An Inside-Out Approach to Building Ventures: the Steps and Potential Hurdles • Leveraging Internal Ip to Build Spin-Offs • Balancing the Relationship between the Mothership and an Internal Venture • Establishing and Coordinating Micro-Enterprises within a Decentralized Model • Breaking Silos and Fostering Cross-Departmental Collaboration When Exploring New Business Models

Startups & Ecosystems: Dos and Don’ts of Startup Collaboration: Ensuring Business Alignment and Scalability • Leveraging Different Startup Engagement Models and Conducting Due Diligence • Focusing on Growth Synergies to Ensure Successful Partnerships • Strategies for Partnering with Universities for New Business Creation • Overcoming Cultural and Practical Challenges When Working with External Partners

R&D Management for Sustainability & Tech Transfer R&D for New Business Creation; Tech Transfer: from IP and PoC to Validation and Value Creation; R&D for Circularity & Sustainability; Market Pull vs. Tech Push

Speakers:
Eni, Tetra Pak, Beiersdorf, ABB, BASF, Barilla

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EniExploring R&D Management: Innovation and Sustainability
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Tetra PakBuilding and Launching Sustainable Solutions: Partnering with Customers and Finding the Sweet Spot Between Tech Push and Market Pull
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BeiersdorfR&D for Sustainability: Making Strides and Managing Challenges and Dependencies
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ABBWhat Matters in Circular Design: Maximizing Recyclability, Testing New Materials, and Managing Risks
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BASFAssessing Sustainability of R&D Projects: Creating a Rigorous Approach and Enabling Quick Decision Making
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BarillaCreating a New Business with 3D Printing: Working with Lead Users, Exploring the Market and Engaging with Startups
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Managing R&D: Translating Breakthrough Tech into PoC and the Risks of Tech-Driven Innovation • Finding the Sweet Spot between Tech Push and Market Pull • Seeking Feasible Solutions for Tech Transfer and Setting up Kpis to Measure Progress • Working with Customers and Addressing Challenges for Win-Win Collaboration • Capturing the Right Moment to Deploy New Tech into the Market • Driving R&D at the System Level and Managing Complexity

Driving Sustainability: Defining and Implementing Criteria for Assessing Sustainability of R&D Projects • Enabling Circular Design and Testing Novel Materials to Maximize Recyclability • Integrating Material Sustainability Assessment at an Early Stage • The Crucial Role of Market Pull In Launching Higher-Cost Sustainable Solutions • Assessing Risks in Substituting Existing Materials with Sustainable Ones • Understanding the Relevance of IP for Sustainability

Design & Technology for Circularity & Sustainability Design for Sustainability; Co-Creation, Customer Centricity, and Partnerships for Circularity; Plastics, Materials, and End-of-Life Recycling; Circular Services and Decarbonization

Speakers:
SABIC, ABB, Henkel, Philips, Logitech, Signify, Siemens

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SABICPlastics Circularity and the Carbon Neutrality Journey; Design for Recyclability, Value Chain Collaboration, and Product Carbon Footprint Reduction
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ABBDriving Circularity: Reducing Emissions, Leveraging Dedicated KPIs and Partnering
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HenkelDecarbonizing the Value Chain and Designing for Sustainability with Customers at an Early Stage of their Product Innovation
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SignifyRefurbishing Products and Building Services for Brighter Lives and a Better World
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PhilipsLeveraging Eco-Design: Supporting People, Integrating KPIs into Daily Processes, and Managing Challenges
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LogitechDesigning for Sustainability and Leveraging Transparency to Engage Users
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SiemensDeveloping New Technologies and Leveraging Eco-Design for Sustainability: Partnering and Building Ecosystems
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Sustainable Design & Services: Designing for Sustainability: from Engaging with Brand Owners to Enabling Circular Loops • Integrating Eco-Design into Workstreams: From a Structured to Inspirational and Agile Processes • Developing Multilayered Plastics to Make Products Easier to Recycle • Building a Business Case for Refurbishment – and Accounting for Technology Advances • Creating the Right Value Proposition for Customers – and Ensuring Market Readiness • Creating services for circularity: exploring opportunities and changing customer mindsets

Tech & Decarbonization: Developing New Technologies for Sustainability: Thinking Differently and Joining Forces • Driving Decarbonization: from the Right Foundations to Baseline Footprint to Optimization • Orchestrating the Ecosystem: Bringing the Value Chain Together and Gaining Momentum • Collaborating with Customers to Achieve Highest Impact and Add Complementary Expertise • Leveraging Dedicated Kpis across Eight Areas of Circularity Framework • Including carbon footprint on all products: building capabilities and automating calculations

Culture of Agility, Customer Centricity & Transformation Co-Creating with Customers; Leveraging Customer Insights and Tech Foresight for Disruptive Ideas; Agile Transformation for Flexibility and Digital Innovation

Speakers:
SABIC, Amazon, BSH, Philips, IBM

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SABICCollaborative Innovation: Partnering Across the Value Chain and Developing New Ecosystems
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BSH GroupTaking a User-Centric Approach to Developing a New Product and Leveraging New Tools to Accelerate Cross-collaboration
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Amazon Web ServicesThe Innovator's Mindset: Emotional Intelligence for Innovation
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PhilipsCustomer-Centric Innovation: Leveraging a “Living Wall” to Capture Customer Experience and Drive a Culture of Collaboration
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IBMDriving a Culture of Human-Centric Innovation: Taking an Agile Approach at Scale to Develop Digital Products and Services
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Customer Centricity: Infusing a User and Human Centric Mindset across the Organization – and Managing Skepticism • Leveraging Experience Design: from Common Vision to Making the Complex Simple • Generating UX Insights and a Unique Card Game to Develop Product Touchpoints • Using the ‘Living Wall’ to Identify Issues in Consumer Experience • The Role of Design: from Stakeholder Management to Creative Gatekeepers • Synchronizing Design Services with Development Processes

Agility & Transformation: Key Leadership Competences to Empowering and Building High Performing Agile Teams • Driving Business Transformation: Moving into a New Domain and Building Competences • Fostering Creative Team Culture – and Increasing Grit and Resilience • Driving New Ways of Working: Leveraging Program Office and Local Chapters to Support Business Units • Enhancing Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Teams • Working Cross-Functionally: Breaking Silos and Using Collaborative Platforms

Generative AI: Innovation, Culture & Future-Ready Leadership Use Cases for Gen AI; Leveraging AI for Innovation; Culture & Leadership for Experimentation and Transformation; Navigating Changes in Roles & Attracting AI Talent

Speakers:
Google, Shell, Amazon, Haleon, Kone, SONY, Goldsmiths University

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HaleonSolving Problems with AI: Bolstering Culture, Engaging Leadership, and Creating the Right Governance
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Goldsmiths, University of LondonLeveraging Generative AI: Identifying Opportunities, Unlocking AI Superpowers, and The Role of Leadership
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Amazon Web ServicesAI for Innovation and Idea Generation: Building the AI-Ready Culture and Fostering Future-Fit Leadership
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KONEBuilding New Solutions with Generative AI: Leading with Vision for an AI-enabled Future and Fostering Inclusive AI-Human Collaboration
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GoogleInnovation Enablers, Generative AI, and other Emerging Technologies
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Sony ElectronicsExploring Generative AI Use Cases – Catalyzing Change and Informing Leaders’ Vision
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ShellOrganizing for AI, Building Generative AI Solutions, and Leading Empowered Teams
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Generative AI: Exploring Generative AI Use Cases: Key Factors to Identifying Opportunities and Building Applications • Working Backwards with AI: Getting the Right Data Foundations to Enable Replicability • Embedding Customer Focus into Generative AI Solutions – and Delivering and Scaling at Speed • Leveraging AI for Idea Generation • Creating Bigger Value with AI: Organizing and Setting up Agile Teams • Ensuring Strategic Alignment and Managing Risks: Validating Feasibility before Prototyping • Integrating AI into the Workforce: Increasing Performance and Efficiency

Future-Ready Leadership & Culture: Future-Ready Leadership: Fostering Experimentation and Enabling People to Thrive • Building the Right Culture as Foundation for AI: From Governance to Adoption • Taking a Hands-on Approach to Upskilling People and Enabling Them to Experiment with AI • Leading for AI: from Motivation to Vision and Agility • Getting Top Management Buy-In: Creating Tangible Impact with Small Projects

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