Workshops 2021-2022

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 160-200 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


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

Speakers:
Volvo Group, PayPal, Campbell Soup Company, IBM, Philips

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Volvo GroupUtilizing Design to Affect Organizational Change
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges on Innovation Culture & Design Thinking

Campbell Soup CompanyTransformational Innovation Processes Hardwired into a 150-year Old Company
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PayPalLeveraging Design Thinking and Building a Customer-Centric Culture
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Roundtable Discussion II: Choice between: 1) Future Scenario: The Future of Digital Currency, exercise facilitated by Laura Ward (PayPal); 2) Topics of choice

IBMBuilding Tiger Teams to Accelerate Product Development
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PhilipsDefining the Roles of Multidisciplinary “Design Thinkers” and Full Stack Designers in the Process of Applying Human Centered Design Principles at Philips
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Using Advanced Sensory Design Methods • Leveraging Design Thinking to Drive Customer Centricity: Providing Tolls & Guidance • Applying Radical Empathy to Both Internal Teams and End Users to Minimize Hierarchy • The Four Stages of Co-create Approach: From Discover and Frame to Ideate and Build • Scaling Product and Design Insights to Inform Innovation in a Productive Way • Creating a Collaborative Space to Drive Innovation and a Culture of Exploration • Building Agile and Nimble Development Teams  • Enabling Collaboration with Horizontal Feedback  • Shifting Mindsets from Product to Services: Building a Roadmap and Knowledge Base • Taking a Top-down and Bottom-up Approach to Drive Change Successfully • Innovating with Three Drivers: From ‘Speed to Insight’ to ‘Speed to Execution’ • Building a New Product Development Life-Cycle Model

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

Speakers:
Volvo Group, Meta, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Gore, SE Ventures, SAP.io

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Volvo GroupLeveraging Open Innovation & Collaborating with Startups
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GoreCreating Opportunity and Growth Through Establishing a Silicon Valley Outpost and Leveraging an Ecosystem
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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of Special Interest

MicrosoftCollaboration with Startups – The Enterprises of the Future
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PepsiCoCollaborating with Startups – The Approach, Ways of Working, and Lessons Learned
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SE VenturesPirates within the Navy: Leveraging Corporate Venture Capital to Accelerate BigCo Innovation
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

SAP.ioSelecting, Accelerating and Connecting Startups to Build an Open Innovation Ecosystem
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MetaBringing Startup and Corporate Perspectives Together & Aligning Interests for Successful Collaboration
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Wrap Up

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

Innovation for Sustainability: Engaging Employees, Partners and Customers Building Sustainable Solutions and Circular Business Models; Engaging Employees & Working Across Silos; Involving Partners and Customers in Co-Creating Solutions

Speakers:
ENGIE, Dow, P&G, Philips, DuPont, Siemens Energy

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Shifting to Circular Models of Consumption • Getting Buy-in and Embedding Sustainability into the Organization’s DNA • Empowering Employees to Integrate Sustainability into Their Daily Work • Three Key Learnings on Engaging Successfully on Internal and External Fronts • Collaborating with Customers and Using Customer Insights to Inform the Innovation Pipeline • Transforming Business Models to Become More Circular and Managing Challenges • Decarbonizing Effectively: From Mapping the Footprint to Pricing and Budgeting • Addressing the Hard Problem of Collecting Plastic Waste: And Quality and Quantity Issues • Collaborating with Diverse External Partners and Managing the Differences in Dynamics • Changing City Systems to Circularity: Aligning the Ecosystem to Drive the Transition • Leveraging Blended Financing to Make Waste Management Systems Financially Viable

Customer Centric Innovation & Portfolio Management Making Customer-Informed Portfolio Decisions; Investing Beyond Prototypes for New Market Leadership; Using Customer Insights & Market Experiments for Innovation

Speakers:
ENGIE, Solvay, Philips, IBM, Airbus, Volkswagen

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ENGIEPortfolio Management at the Service of the Energy Transition
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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of Special Interest

SolvayPortfolio Management: Leveraging Agility and Customer-Validated Insights for Breakthrough Innovation
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PhilipsNeeds-Driven Innovation Portfolio: Balancing Core vs. New Business
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IBMTaking a People-Places-Practices Approach to Drive User-Centricity and Change Mindsets: A Design Thinking Transformation Journey
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Roundtable Discussion II: Choice between: 1) Leveraging Systems Thinking in Early Phase Innovation Projects, facilitated by Julian Kattinger and Frank Lehmann, Volkswagen Group; 2) Topics of choice

AirbusEngaging People to Transform the Portfolio – Fostering Customer Centricity and Driving Intrapreneurship
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Overcoming Tech Focus: Fostering Customer Centricity and Business Orientation • Creating a Cultural Shift with Three Focus Areas – From Pioneer to Maker Mindset • Combining Deep Scientific Developments with Customer-Validated Market Insights • Using Strategy and Real Customer Needs to Drive Portfolio Choices • Making Balanced Portfolio Decisions and Ensuring Agility in Executing Portfolio Choices • Applying Agile in an Industrial Environment with Longer Development Cycle Times • Balancing Investments in the Core versus New Business • Taking a Lean Startup Approach for Digital Services • Working In Multifunctional Teams

Internal and External Startups & Scaleups Collaborating with External Startups – and Building Internal Gamechanging Innovations; Incubating and Scaling Internal and External Startups

Speakers:
P&G, Enel, Amcor, ICDK + more tba

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Innovation Centre DenmarkInnovation Centre Denmark
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EnelBecoming a Client for Startups: Lessons Learned in Startup Scouting and Collaboration
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights & challenges

P&GRoundtable Discussion I: Insights & challenges
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AmcorCollaborating with Startups & Scaleups on Sustainability – The Approach and Takeaways
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Roundtable Discussion II: Topics of choice

More spekaers and sessions tba - full program will be avilable soon
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Plenary & Plenary Sharing

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AI, Robotics, Industrial Cloud & Digital Experiments Leveraging AI, Robotics, and Industrial Cloud for Business Innovation and Doing Digital Experiments to Refine Value Propositions

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Open Innovation, Co-Creation & Ecosystems Co-Creating with Startups, Customers, Suppliers & Universities; Leveraging Ecosystems for Sustainability, Digital & New Tech; Setting Up Multilateral (EU) Projects

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

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

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

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

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Creating and Incubating New Digital Businesses Building Digital Business Models & Connected Services; Organizing for Digital Transformation; Creating New Businesses with Intrapreneurship (and Startups)

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HolcimLeveraging 3D Printing for Digital Innovation: Organizing Internally and Collaborating with Startups and the Ecosystem
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ContinentalMoving into Digital Services & Attracting Talent – Building a Digitally and AI-Ready Culture
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights & challenges

DanfossRemain Relevant in the Era of Digitalization: Transforming a Component Business to Develop Digital Services and Build Organizational Capabilities to Leverage Digital Technology
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Roundtable Discussion II: Topics of choice

CovestroAccelerating Additive Manufacturing: Leveraging Ecosystems & Startup Collaboration and Developing MVPs
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DSMOrganizing and Managing AI and Data-Driven Projects – How to Set Up Digital Hubs, Drive Change, and Manage Challenges in AI Projects
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Where to Play in Digital: Codifying Domain Expertise to Base Digital Services On • Organizing for Digital Transformation: Pros and Cons of Centralized vs. Decentralized Approach • Moving into Digital Services: Leveraging AI and Exploring New Business Models • Bridging Technology & the Business and Creating a New Culture • Building Capabilities to Commercialize & Deliver Digital Services • Attracting and Retaining Talent with Cutting Edge Projects and Fast Development • Managing the Promise & Challenges of 3D Printing and Identifying the Best Applications • Organizing for Projects and Getting Business and R&D to Work with Respective Division(s) • Learning by Doing: Using Scaled Trials to Evaluate and Determine Future Focus • Collaborating with Startups to Drive Speed: Piloting Solutions and Building MVPs • Creating Win-Win Relationships: Balancing Startups’ Agility and Corporate Process Orientation • Orchestrating the Ecosystem: Leveraging a Network of Companies and Partners • Collaborating with Universities to Balance the Long-Term and Short-Term Focus

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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HolcimWhat Could an Innovation Team Expect from a Lean Startup Approach? Examples from Holcim and Lessons Learned
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BASFThe Devil is in the Details: Making Agile Work in R&D
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Roundtable Discussion I: Choice between: 1) Explore the Common Pitfalls of Adopting Agile within R&D, facilitated exercise; 2) Issues of special interest

ØrstedDriving Design Thinking, Fostering Culture Change, and Integrating Lean and Agile with Design Thinking
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BoschCombining Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile for Business Model Innovation: Lessons Learned in Incubating New Ventures
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Boehringer IngelheimRoundtable Discussion II: Choice between: 1) Explore the Practice of Empathy and Its Importance, facilitated exercise; 2) Topics of choice
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Volvo GroupLeveraging Design Think, Lean, and Agile for New Business Creation
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SiemensIntrapreneurship Competition Initiative: Leveraging Lean Startup and Design Thinking, Changing Mindsets, and Lessons Learned
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Driving Agile with an Emphasis on Mindsets: Focusing on People Aspects and Soft Skills • Using Agile to Drive Collaboration across the Organization and Its Silos • Supporting Leaders and Teams in Becoming Agile: Positioning Autonomy as Interdependence • Creating & Implementing a Four-Channelled Design Thinking Strategy • Maturing & Evolving Design Thinking Practices: Working on Long Term Culture Development • Taking a Non-linear Approach in Using Lean and Agile • Developing an Agile Business Model Innovation Approach: Combining Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile • How Agile Mindset Enables Adoption of Design Thinking and Lean Startup • Leveraging Different Benefits of Each Method and Focusing on Failing Fast and Cheap • Testing Hypotheses and Assumptions without Physical Products • Addressing Common Problems in New Business Creation Even after Initial Successful Validation • Building an Iterative Digital Tool to Guide and Validate New Ventures

Startup Collaboration, Sustainability & Circularity Innovating for Circular & Sustainable Solutions and Business Models; Leveraging External Startups for New Business Creation and Circular Economy

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Culture of Collaboration & Customer Centricity Culture of Purpose for a Sustainable Future, of Internal & External Collaboration, and of Customer Driven Innovation

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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.

Innovation & Ecosystems for Sustainability & Circularity 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.

Previous Events


Business Transformation with Digital, Data Analytics, & AI Developing an Organization & Culture for Digital Transformation; Creating Digital Business Models & Services; and Leveraging Data, Analytics & AI

Speakers:
Volvo Cars, Ingka Group, Linde Group, Baker Hughes, The Lego Group, Coloplast, Ørsted

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Linde GroupThe Digital Journey: Pivoting, Getting Buy-In from People in the Businesses, Working with Champions for Change, and Leveraging Agile & Design Thinking
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Ingka Centres (IKEA)Three Stages of a Digital Transformation Journey: Balancing Central vs Local, Agile vs Non-Agile
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Roundtable Discussion I

The LEGO GroupThe Digital Transformation Path: Building Digital Capabilities and Aligning the Organization
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ColoplastMoving into Connected Products & Becoming More Agile – Getting Management on Board & Adapting the Organization
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Coloplast, Ingka Centres, Linde Group, The LEGO GroupPanel: The Digital Journey – and Becoming Agile
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Volvo CarsMaking Applied AI Work in a Large Corporation: Lessons Learned on the Maturity Journey
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Baker HughesData, Talent, Culture: Key Elements and Pitfalls in Using AI In Industry
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ØrstedPanel: AI, Data and Analytics
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Creating Data-Based Business Models and Services • Organizing in Value Streams with Autonomous Teams  • Working in an Agile Way and Applying Lean Startup and Design Thinking in a Mixed Physical and Digital Space • Building a Community from Four Historically Distinct and Siloed Business Units • Combining Different Data Sources to Create New Cross-Industry Use Cases • Reskilling and Upskilling the Workforce – and Recruiting the Right People from Outside • Embracing Agile Management Methods • Balancing Capabilities and Customer Needs to Create Meaningful Innovations • Aligning Business Units and Their Data Processing in a Multi-Divisional Company • Becoming More Agile and Driving Culture Change • Raising Awareness of AI’s Potential and Managing Expectations • Leveraging Ambidexterity to Both Deliver on Current Projects and Innovate • Managing the Complexity of the Interaction between Digital and Physical for Organizations with Physical Legacy

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

Speakers:
Danone, Airbus, Bosch, Porsche, Henkel, ABB, Rotterdam School of Management

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DanoneOpen Innovation and Partnerships at Danone: Leveraging Ecosystems and Collaboration for Purpose-Driven Innovation
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AirbusLaunching a New CV Model for New Business Creation – The Rationale, Transition Journey and Set-Up
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights & Challenges

BoschLessons Learned in Incubating New Ventures – and Embedding These Experiences in a Digital Tool to Guide and Validate Internal Startups
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PorscheCompany Building Beyond the Core: Working Eye-Level With External Entrepreneurs
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Porsche Forward 31 | AwareFireside chat: Experiences from a corporate-startup partnership
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

HenkelNew Business Creation: Taking a User-Centric Approach, Seeding Innovation Internally, and Acceleration through Partnering
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Rotterdam School of ManagementWhat It Takes to Make Open Innovation Work: The Role of Internal Alignment and of Getting Ecosystems Right
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ABBPanel & Plenary Sharing
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Internal Startups: Setting up a New Business Unit and Organizing Around Capabilities vs. Legacy • Taking a User Centric Approach: from Immersing with Customers to Testing • Leveraging a Digital Tool for New Business Creation and Validation • Developing Criteria for New Venture Evaluation to Ensure Successful Scaling • Integrating New Ventures Into the Business Unit • Managing Challenges in Leveraging Lean, Agile and Scrum in Large Corporations

External Startups & Ecosystems: Developing New Capabilities for Collaboration and Transformation • Identifying Opportunities & Teaming up with Entrepreneurs to Build & Incubate Business Models • Company Building with Founders: Approach & Collaboration Principles • Identifying Relevant KPIs for Game-Changing Innovation and External Technology • Enabling Collaborative Ways of Working for Purpose Driven Innovation

Innovation for Sustainability and Customer Value Building Circular Business Models, and Innovating for Sustainability with Partners and Ecosystems, to Create Value for Both Business and Society

Speakers:
Danone, ABN AMRO, Philips, DSM, Hitachi, Schneider Electric, Grundfos

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DanoneFor the People without the People Is Against the People: Responsibly Innovating for the Long-Term
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Schneider ElectricSeizing Opportunities in a Circular Economy
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights & challenges

HitachiIncubating Circular Business Models: Building Capabilities & Co-Creating with Partners
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ABN AMROBuilding an Ecosystem to Drive Circular Business Models – Lessons Learned in Collaborating with Sustainability Startups & Scaleups
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ABN AMRO, Hitachi, Schneider ElectricPanel: Circular Business Models and Partnerships
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PhilipsCreating a Movement to Scale Circular Innovation
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Roundtable Discussion II: Collaborative marketplace

DSMLessons Learned on the Journey to Maturity in Sustainability
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SandvikSetting up a Strategic Business Unit, Managing Challenges in Sustainability, and Partnering with the Wider Ecosystem
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Danone, Philips, DSM, GrundfosPanel: Building Sustainable, User Centric, and Ethical Businesses – with Partners and in Ecosystems
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Building Circular Business Models: Tying Circularity to Business Needs • Setting up and Managing a Strategic Business Unit for Building New Business • Piloting and Incubating Circular Business Models on a Product as a Service Basis • Building Capabilities for Circular Business Models and Identifying the Right Partners • Engaging, Co-Designing and Iterating with Customers • Leveraging Eco-Design to Enable Circular Loops • Driving User-Centricity and Organizing for It: Embedding User-Centric Teams within the Business • Collaborating Intimately with Business Leaders to Understand Customer Needs • Building an Ecosystem to Connect Sustainability Startups and Scale-Ups with Large Corporates • Embedding Sustainability within the Organization: Empowering People and Building Communities of Practice • Navigating Ethical and Social Challenges Related to Sustainability

Innovation & Partnerships for Sustainability Building Sustainable & Circular Business Models with Startups, Large Firms, Universities and the Wider Ecosystem; Identifying Collaboration Opportunities at the Event

Speakers:
Nestlé, Enel, BASF, AB InBev, Trinseo, Tetra Pak, OMYA

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NestléInnovating for Sustainability: Organizing, Driving Momentum and Leveraging the Ecosystem
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights & challenges

EnelPartnering with Sustainability and Circularity Startups and with Universities & Large Companies to Drive Enel’s Innovability Agenda
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BASFCreating Circular Business Models: Setting up an Intrapreneurship Program and Collaborating with the Ecosystem
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AB InBevInnovating for Circular Packaging: Collaborating with Startups & Ecosystems and Measuring Impact
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Roundtable Discussion II: Collaborative Marketplace

Tetra PakInnovation Partnerships for Sustainable Packaging Materials
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TrinseoDeveloping Circular Solutions: Orchestrating Partnerships and Leveraging Dedicated Teams
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OmyaBuilding Solutions with Circular Loops and Linear Ends: Managing Legislation Challenges, Collaborating with Municipalities and Why Linear Matters for a Circular Economy
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Trinseo | Omya | AB InBev | Tetra PakPanel: Circular Business Models
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Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies Creating Digital Business Models – and Leveraging AI, Robotics and Blockchain

Speakers:
EPFL, Airbus, Danfoss, Nestlé, Schneider Electric, Yum! Brands

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Yum! BrandsAccelerating Digital – Organizing for Innovation, New Digital Experience in Food, Leveraging AI & Robotics
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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of Special Interest

NestléDos and Don’ts in Driving Digital Transformation, AI, and Automation
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AirbusLessons Learned in Leveraging Blockchain
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Yum! Brands | Nestlé | AirbusPanel on Digital & Emerging Technologies
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DanfossRemain Relevant in the Era of Digitalization: Transforming a Component Business to Develop Digital Services and Build Organizational Capabilities to Leverage Digital Technology
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

Schneider ElectricBuilding and Leveraging Digital Twins – Resolving a Common Challenge with a Joint Solution
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EPFLEvolution in Robotics toward Softer and Interactive Applications
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Innovation & Foresight for Sustainability and Circularity Embedding Sustainability and Circularity into Product & Service Innovation and Driving Scale; Pushing Boundaries & Building Future Regenerative Worlds; Leveraging Partnerships & Ecosystems

Speakers:
BASF, Philips, Essity, Ingka (IKEA), Dell Technologies, Electrolux

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BASFCreating Circular Business Models: Setting Up an Intrapreneurship Program and Collaborating with the Ecosystem
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Ingka Group (IKEA)How to Build and Imagine a Positive Future World: The Process of Building Worlds, Learnings and the Importance of Visions and Stories for a Better Future
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PhilipsEmbedding Sustainability in Innovation: Leveraging a Core Team & Building Partnerships
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EssityEmbedding Innovation for Sustainability with Focus on Well-Being, More from Less, and Circularity
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Dell TechnologiesDriving Sustainability at Scale: Leveraging Moonshot Projects, Shifting Towards Services, and Collaborating Across the Ecosystem
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ElectroluxAccelerating Sustainability and Circularity & Collaborating with Suppliers
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Connecting Sustainability and Innovation from Innovation Funnel to Development Phase • Levering a Moonshot Project to Push the Boundaries of Design & Inform Innovation • Creating Circular Business Models and Shifting from Linear to Circular Production Models • Transitioning to Everything-as-a-Service • Setting Innovation Targets for Businesses and Guiding and Supporting Them • Building Future Worlds: from the Approach to Steering the Business towards a Better Future • Anchoring Sustainability in the Overall Strategy to Drive Scale • Mobilizing the Organization: Building a Content Platform to Enable Self-Service on Sustainability • Setting up an Internal Intrapreneurship Program to Drive Circularity & Trigger Ideas • Measuring Social and Lifecycle Impact and Linking This to Corporate Targets and Assessments • Collaborating Broadly: From Customers to Suppliers to the Ecosystem & Corporate Alliances • Innovating with Suppliers: Setting up a Recycling Facility & Identifying Local Partners to Drive Scale • Partnering with Ecosystem Stakeholders: From Product Design to Raising Customer Demand • Collaborating on Plastic Waste: from Creating New Uses to Increasing Value

Business Building & Startup Partnerships Creating and Scaling New Businesses from Inside, and with External Startups and Other Partners – Beyond Early Stage and Prototypes

Speakers:
Henkel, Shell, Philips, IKEA, Dow, RSM Erasmus University

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HenkelCreating New Business Opportunities Internally – And Through Partnering with Small and Big Corporates
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ShellChanges and Lessons Learned from the Many Years of Existence of Shell Gamechanger – and Looking to the Future
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IKEA | Shell | HenkelPanel
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PhilipsThe Process, People, and Workspace for New Business Creation – Exploring New Areas & Partnering with Startups
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Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) - Erasmus UniversityWhat It Takes to Make Open Innovation Work: The Role of Internal Alignment and of Getting Ecosystems Right
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DowKissing Frogs: The Art of Finding Startups and Assessing the Proper Match from the Start
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Business Building: New Business Creation Approach: from Startup Mindset to Taking the Project to Market • Steering Project Development: Ingraining Venture Board Perspective and Culture • Key Elements for New Business Creation in a Product-Oriented Culture • How to Set Up Processes to Fail Fast and Filter Ideas • Creating the Right Workspace to Accelerate and Drive the Project Forward • Prerequisites for Successful Internal Collaboration: from Agile Mindsets to Sourcing Capabilities

Startups & Partnerships: How to Partner to Unlock Big Opportunities: from Strategy to De-risking • How to Make Corporate-Startup Collaboration Work • Collaborating with a Startup Accelerator and Launching a Co-sponsored Startup Program • Positioning the Company as a Startup Mentor within the Ecosystem • Partnering in Diverse Ways: Co-innovating within Tactical and Device-Enabled Partnerships • Bringing External Innovation inside and Developing an Effective Scouting Strategy • Evolving a Corporate Accelerator: Key Inflection Points and Learnings

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

Speakers:
Philips, P&G, IKEA, Siemens, STIHL, Linde

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PhilipsLeveraging Design Thinking to Develop Meaningful and UX-Driven AI Solutions
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P&GDriving a Culture of Innovation and Consumer Centricity – and Leveraging Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile
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IKEA | Philips | P&GPanel
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SiemensIntrapreneurs Bootcamp: Developing Serial Intrapreneurs and a Culture of Intrapreneurship
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Linde EngineeringIntegrating User-Centricity in Development and Driving an Entrepreneurial Culture for Mass Innovation
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STIHLLeveraging Design Thinking for Strategic and Customer-Centric Innovation
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Propagating Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and a Customer Centric Mindset for Disruptive Innovation and Experimentation • Bringing Multifunctional Teams Together for Consumer-Centric Innovation • Leveraging Storytelling to Understand Consumers’ Behaviors and Attitudes • Combining Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Agile for Disruptive & Customer-Centric Innovation • Driving User-Centricity within It and Digital: And Converting Skeptics along the Way • Building Data Design Capability in a Tech-Driven Firm: Integrating Human Qualities in AI Solutions • Developing Meaningful Experiences around AI and Data • Key Elements for Development and User Adoption of Design-Centric AI Solutions at Scale • Applying a Consumer-Centric Approach Internally to Drive Innovation and Experimentation • Driving a Culture of Intrapreneurship: Building Creative Confidence in Multi-Disciplinary Teams • Encouraging Teams to Share Openly and Fail Frequently While Building Their Way to Success

Innovating for Sustainability and Defossilization Building Circularity and Sustainability into Product & Service Innovation, Reducing Carbon Emissions through Innovation, and Leveraging Partnerships & Ecosystems

Speakers:
Evonik, Philips, IKEA, BASF, Signify, 1886Ventures

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EvonikTransforming the Organization: Rationale, Approach & Lessons Learned
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SignifyHow Signify Is Doubling Its Positive Impact on the Environment and on Society
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Roundtable Discussion I: Choice between: 1) Approaches to Circularity with Upcycling, exercise facilitated by 1886Ventures (a spin-out of Mercedes-Benz's Lab1886); 2) Topics of choice

PhilipsEmbedding Sustainability in Innovation: Leveraging a Core Team & Building Partnerships
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Roundtable Discussion II: Choice between: 1) Circular Marketplace; 2) Approaches to Circularity with Upcycling, exercise facilitated by 1886Ventures (a spin-out of Mercedes-Benz's Lab1886)

BASFThe Sustainability, Circularity and Decarbonization Journey: Evolving the Approach, and Lessons Learned
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Ingka Group (IKEA)Innovating for Circularity and Sustainability: Partnering Internally and Externally and Exploring Local Value Chains
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The Four Steps for Getting to Net-Zero • Circular Economy Strategy from Product and Packaging to Operations • Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill: from Modular Design to New Business Models • Enabling Sustainable Innovation: from Leadership Support to Integrating New Businesses • Taking a Systems Thinking Approach to Identify Tangible Opportunities to Innovate Around • Focusing On Customer Needs & Pairing GhG Emission Goals with Growth Targets • Exploring Different Custody Chain Models to Accelerate Transition to Circularity • From Global to Local Value Chains: Exploring Opportunities from Human & Business Perspective • Decarbonizing Both Internal Operations and What Is Delivered to the Market • Leveraging Startup Collaboration & Partnering with Companies along the Value Chain • Taking a Win-Win Approach to Incentivize Suppliers to Decarbonize • Organizing for Partnerships and Managing a Multidimensional Program 

Innovation Leadership & Agile Culture for Transformation Leading Innovation During Uncertainty and Change – and Cultivating a Nimble and Agile Culture across the Company for Digital Transformation and Resilience

Speakers:
Evonik, Spotify, Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, ThyssenKrupp

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EvonikFrom Innovator to Incubator: Using an Agile Approach to Dealing with Uncertainty with the Discovery, Incubation, and Acceleration Process
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Deutsche TelekomThe Innovation HUB: A Skills-Based Organization with a Mindset and Leadership to Speed up Innovation, Build Collaborative Culture and Empower People
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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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ThyssenKruppEngaging Leadership in Digital Transformation, Managing Change & Working Agile
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Roundtable Discussion II

SiemensFostering Agile Mindsets and Leadership – Anchoring New Behaviors and Ways of Thinking & Acting
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Abstract

Agile Culture: Leveraging Agile to Manage Uncertainty in Innovation: from Discovery to Acceleration • Building a Culture and Organization for Flexibility and Digital Transformation • Organizing around Skills: Creating Six Chapters to Staff People into Projects Where They Fit Best • Managing Challenges in Driving Transformation: from Resistance to Mindset • Building a Feedback Culture with Openness and Transparency & Changing the Ways of Working • Facilitating Collaboration and Cross-Pollination through Training Everyone to Work Agile • Setting up an Interaction Model to Enable Digital Unit to Work in Partnership with the Business • Bringing Down Silos by Rotating People between Projects • Using Digitally Enabled Initiatives to Drive Communication across Hierarchies

Leadership: The Five Pillars of Leadership for Amplifying Agility and Learning • Leveraging Paired Leaders to Provide Management Services to Autonomous Teams • Building and Expanding on Psychological Safety to Lead with Impact • Changing the Ways of Leading and Empowering People • Overcoming Leadership’s Resistance to Change through Diverse Initiatives

Customer-Oriented Culture of Experimentation & Collaboration Transforming Culture for Innovation & User Centricity: Building Safety, Agility & Trust; Bursting Silos; Organizing around CX; Leveraging Customer Insights, Storytelling & Design Thinking

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Samsung, P&G, Google, BP, Lloyds Bank, Rolls-Royce

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Lloyds BankDoing Things Differently: Helping People through Change, Creating a Safe Environment, and Fostering a Culture of Experimentation and Customer Orientation
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GoogleCreating a Culture of Innovation and Experimentation – Mindset, Thinking Frameworks & Principles
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SamsungTransforming for Compelling Customer Experience: Leveraging Consumer Insights to Effectuate Customer-Centric Culture
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P&GLeveraging Storytelling & Jobs-to-Be-Done to Create Irresistible Customer Experiences and Drive a Culture of Customer Centricity & Collaboration
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Rolls-RoyceDriving A Culture of Digital, Collaboration and Customer Centricity
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BPFostering a Culture of Experimentation and Customer-Centric Innovation
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Customer Centricity: Leveraging Customer Insights to Facilitate Cultural & Organizational Change • The ‘People-Places-Practice = Outcome’ Formula to Drive User Centricity • Getting Buy-in and Bringing People on the Journey Step-By-Step to Effectuate Change • The Three Key Elements to Driving a Customer-Centric Culture • Addressing Challenges from Culture and Silos to Corporate Tradition and Language • Defining and Reorganizing around Customer Experiences • Leveraging Storytelling and Jobs-To-Be-Done to Better Grasp Consumer Behaviors & Attitudes

Experimentation & Collaboration: Creating a Psychologically Safe Environment to Drive Learning and Experimentation • Fostering a Culture of Leadership and Mutual Trust Across the Organization • Enabling Legacy Teams to Become Comfortable with Failure • Supporting People to Work in Agile Ways and Leverage New Tools and Technologies • Driving Collaboration across All Levels: From Functions to Businesses to Departments • Building Collaborative Communities and Creating Multifunctional Teams

Digital Business Model Innovation & Incubation Building Connected Business Models; Organizing for Digital Innovation; Succeeding with Ambidextrous Innovation and Incubation of New Businesses; and Taking a Lean Startup Approach

Speakers:
HUGO BOSS, Volkswagen, Electrolux, BASF, DHBW Stuttgart

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HUGO BOSSLead in Digital: Building a Platform for Speed & Growth at HUGO BOSS
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Volkswagen GroupEmpowering Innovation – Supporting Businesses from Spotting Trends & Technologies to Building valid Business Models
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Roundtable Discussion I: Choice between: 1) Digital Transformation Simulation Game – a Game-Based Experience, facilitated by DHBW Stuttgart; 2) Topics of choice

ElectorluxShifting from Hardware to Digital Platform Innovation – Taking a Lean Approach and Managing Challenges
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Roundtable Discussion II: Choice between: 1) Leveraging Digital Business Modelling with the Digital Canvas, facilitated by Volkswagen Ideation:Hub; 2) Topics of choice

BASF ChemovatorChemowhat? Our Best Practices & Learnings From 4 Years of Running a Corporate Venture Builder to Build New Businesses
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Building an Internal Incubator and Evolving the Set-up • Investing in Internal and External Start-up Activities beyond the Core • Creating New Business: From Management Support to Finding the Right Organizational Home • Sourcing Ideas and Innovation from Within: Supporting Intrapreneurs and Building Companies • Assembling the Right Team: From Leaving the Corporate Comfort Zone to Acting in Start-up Mode • Involving Internal and External Partners to Accelerate and Establish Knowledge • Managing the Challenge of Organizational Ambidexterity • Leveraging Internal Agency to Drive Digital: From Trend Research to Ideation • Combining Three Views of Innovation to Develop New Business Models • Reducing Hierarchies & Reporting for New Businesses and Managing Expectations • Transferring Knowledge with Design Thinking and Digital Business Model Programs • Using AIoT to Develop Business Models to Optimize Operations and Efficiency over Lifetime

Culture & Leadership for Innovation & Customer Centricity Engendering Culture and Leadership for Customer Centric Innovation; Driving Culture Change & New Ways of Working; and Fostering Collaboration and Creativity for Remote Teams

Speakers:
HUGO BOSS, Philips, LEGO, Swarovski, Novo Nordisk, Expedia Group

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HUGO BOSSManaging Strategy Execution: A Consumer-Centric Growth Culture to Foster Innovation
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PhilipsInnovating for Customer Centricity: Avoiding Pitfalls and Embedding a Deep Sense of Customer Centricity
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Roundtable Discussion I: Choice between: 1) Building Profitability into Value Propositions from the Concept Phase, facilitated by Philips speaker; 2) Topics of choice

The LEGO GroupThe Leadership Playground – Invigorating the Culture, Leading through Play and Fostering Focused, Brave, and Curious Behaviors
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SwarovskiKey Learnings on Driving Culture Change & Transformation – And the Role of Leadership
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Roundtable Discussion II: Choice between: 1) Design Thinking Crash Course – Launching Design Thinking In Your Organization & Effectively Training Mindsets, exercise facilitated by Novo Nordisk speaker; 2) Topics of choice

Novo NordiskDesign Thinking Journey: Adapting the Method to Fit the Organization’s Culture & Needs – and Lessons Learned
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Expedia GroupDesign-Driven Innovation
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Building a Consumer-Centric Growth Culture to Foster Innovation • Innovating for Customer Centricity: From Need-Based Segmentation to Value Demonstration • Embedding a Deep Sense of Customer Centricity to Avoid Complex Low-Value Solutions • Leaders’ Role in Change Initiatives: From Playing an Active Part to Embracing the Effect • Driving Change in a Business Unit Based on Innovation Processes to Deliver Better Results Faster • Empowering People to Manage Innovation Portfolio in a Strict but Consistent Way • Driving the Iterative Approach to Innovation & Balancing Structure with Uncertainty • Building and Managing a Global Design Team • Enabling Teams to Develop Solutions Fast and without Customer Interaction during COVID-19 • Leveraging Design Swarms for Dispersed Teams: Key Components & Contrast with Design Sprints

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