The World's Largest

gathering of innovation executives in large firms

Innovation Roundtable

summit 2018

Copenhagen 6-8 November


  • Presentations

    Learn from inspiring talks by 30 executive speakers and experts

  • Roundtable Discussions

    Share experiences with peers and gain valuable insights and ideas

  • Focus

    Select talks, discussions and labs across 5 innovation themes

  • Networking

    Connect with peers during discussions, breaks, lunches and dinners


A unique opportunity to network with innovation leaders in different industries



Only for corporate innovation executives



Multinational firms from different industries


Five themes

Tailor Your Summit Experience

  • #1

    Disruptive Innovation, New Business Models & Lean Startup

  • #2

    Innovation Culture, Leadership and Agile Organization

  • #3

    Digital Transformation, AI & Blockchain

  • #4

    Startup Collaboration & Ecosystems

  • #5

    Design Thinking &
    Front End of Innovation


Linda Hill

Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration

Mohanbir Sawhney

Professor and Author

David Robertson

Senior Lecturer

Aaron Bjork

Principal Group Program Manager

Tom Kelley

Partner at IDEO, Visiting Executive

Speakers & Facilitators

Keynotes, track talks and labs by 30 corporate speakers
from different industries and academic experts

all the speakers

Eric Chaniot

Chief Digital Officer

Neil Crockett

Chief Digital Officer

Gayle Schueller

VP, New Platforms

Gunjan Bhow

SVP and GM, Digital/Mobile/e-Commerce

Iskender Dirik


Magnus Goransson

Design Director - Creative Play Lab

Wan Xinming

Chief Engineer of Haier Open Innovation Center

Jan Harley

Director Unilever Ventures

Anders Ivarsson

Organizational Coach

Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein

Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer

Girish Nadkarni

President, Total Energy Ventures

Hermann Bach

SVP, Head of Innovation Management & Commercial Services

Gina O’Connor

Professor & Author

Kamalini Ramdas

Professor of Management Science and Operations

Gregg Vanourek

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management Program Vice Director

Chris Mills

Director for Corporate Programs

More to be announced

An Innovation Event Unlike Any Other


Gathering of Innovation Executives from Large Multinational Firms


Roundtable Discussions and Labs Moderated by Experts


For Corporate Attendees Only.
Over 25h of Informal Networking



Immersive sessions with short presentations and group discussions facilitated by academic experts

all the labs

Innovating Around the Box: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation

facilitator: David Robertson
MIT Sloan School of Management

Building the 3 Capabilities Required for Leading Innovation

facilitator: Linda Hill
Harvard Business School

Designing Digital Business Ventures

facilitator: Mohanbir Sawhney
Kellogg Business School

Cryptoassests and blockchain technology (title tba)

facilicator: Garrick Hileman
London School of Economics

Emerging Roles for Breakthrough Innovation: Skills and Leadership for Discovery, Incubation and Acceleration

facilitator: Gina O’Connor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Innovation Derailers: What Kills Innovation in Companies

facilitator: Gregg Vanourek
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Designing Your Life: The Nexus between Good Work and Good Living

facilitator: Gregg Vanourek
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Ideation and the Front End of Innovation: Tools and Frameworks beyond Brainstorming

facilitator: Gregg Vanourek
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Six Enablers of Startup Collaboration

facilitator: Justin Jansen
RSM Erasmus University

Business Model Innovation to Bring Disruptive Technologies to Market

facilitator: Jonatan Pinkse
University of Manchester

Fostering Agility – Inhibitors and Enablers

facilitator: Ingo Rauth
Adjunct Professor in Design and Innovation Management

Innovating and Pitching New Business Models

facilitator: Kamalini Ramdas
London Business School

Heartfulness: Enhancing Creativity through Meditation

facilitator: Chris Mills
The Heartfulness Institute USA

More labs to be announced

Who Is Attending

Exclusively for innovation executives in large multinational firms! The world's largest gathering of its kind

Attending companies include:

  • 3M
  • Airbus
  • BASF
  • BMW
  • DHL
  • DSM
  • Evonik
  • GE
  • Michelin
  • Novo Nordisk
  • P&G
  • Philips
  • Bosch
  • Coca-Cola
  • Danone
  • Daimler
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Mars
  • Shell
  • Siemens
  • Tetra Pak
  • Thales
all the companies




A great experience. I talked to people from different industries
and had brilliant roundtable discussions, which helped me
find out how to get future ideas come to life.

Joachim Rask - Vice President Innovation Operations at Electrolux

The Summit was a great platform
to learn, exchange and partner up.

Wolfgang Reich - Director, Advanced Materials & Systems Research at BASF

It was great to meet up with such a big group of peers
and experts from different industries and countries.
This is unique and I would not want to miss it.

Jürgen Dettling - Chief Technologist at HP

Network, practical learning, validation and fun
with key leaders across the industries!
What more to expect?!

Jean-Paul Hautekeer - Global Marketing Director at Dow Corning

Great opportunity to discuss with peers and experts
innovation questions in depth. I got great insight
on how to deal with intangible value propositions.

Otto Gies - VP Head of New Business at Airbus Defence & Space

Networking & Dinners

Over 25 hours dedicated to informal networking, including coffee breaks, lunches, and three dinners.

5 Nov: Pre-Summit Dinner

6 Nov: Buffet Networking Dinner (included)

7 Nov: Dinner Show and Party at Wallmanns Circus

Info & Tickets

Museum of failure

Experience a selection from the famous collection of epic failed products from around world.

The pop-up exhibition showcases the risky business of innovation and celebrates the inevitable failures.


Discover selected startups and meet innovative entrepreneurs



Visit selected innovation spaces in Copenhagen, including a urban innovation hub, a maker space, IKEA’s Future Living Lab, an interactive exhibition at Danish Design Center, and a VR production house

Info & Registration

Innovation Roundtable®

Copenhagen, 6 - 8 November 2018