Hosted by leading companies, our workshops are designed to enable in-depth knowledge exchange and dialogue between attendees, focusing on challenges of their interest and how to implement specific HR and innovation practices in their firms.

Each workshop is attended by 120-180 corporate participants and includes:
Presentations by executive speakers and industry experts
Immersive roundtable discussions on selected topics
Informal networking breaks to build connections

We plan to run our physical events again from September 2020.
Some events will be moved to new dates in Fall 2020 (to be confirmed during July-August) and others will be moved the early months of 2021.


  • HR-Exclusive Workshops • events specifically for corporate HR professionals on the latest human resource topics
  • Innovation & HR Workshops • events on culture, leadership & agile together with our unique community of corporate innovation executives

Upcoming Events

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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date and program might be subject to change

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

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

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

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

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

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Transforming established organizations to a new reality of VUCA and digital and circular economy, creating organizations that are fit for innovation and change, building leadership capabilities for change and agility, preparing and supporting people within the organization for change and upheaval.

People & Culture for Digital Transformation Implementing an Agile Culture for a Digital World, Enabling People and Talent to Thrive, Training Leaders, and Adopting a Mindset of Fail, Learn & Trust

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

Agenda Outline

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

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

WärtsiläDriving Digital Transformation through Culture – and Implications for Leadership
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Panel and Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


date and program might be subject to change

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

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

Previous Events

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

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

Agenda Outline

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

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

BayerThe Journey in Adopting Lean and Agile, Building Networks of Coaches and Ambassadors, Changing the Culture, and Driving Intrapreneurship
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Panel and Plenary Sharing, with feedback from exercises

Drinks on the premises

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

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

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

HR Summit 2020

Copenhagen 3-5 November

Join 3 highly interactive days for corporate HR professionals – and get access also to the Innovation Roundtable® Summit, the world’s largest gathering of innovation executives from multinational companies

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