Innovation Roundtable SUMMIT


gathering of innovation executives in large firms

Copenhagen   6-8 November

An innovation event unlike any other...


  • 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 6 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


Six themes

Tailor Your Summit Experience

  • #1

    Disruptive Innovation, New Business Models & Lean Startup

  • #2

    Innovation Culture and Leadership

  • #3

    Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies

  • #4

    Ecosystems & Startup Collaboration

  • #5

    Design Thinking & Customer Centric Innovation

  • #6

    Front End of Innovation & Foresighting


Shannon Deegan

Director of the Program Management Office

Mark Randall

Chief Strategist, Vice President Creativity

Bill Fischer

Professor of Innovation Management

Paul Misener

VP for Global Innovation Policy & Communications

Speakers & Facilitators

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

all the speakers

Ulrich Küsthardt

Chief Innovation Officer

Mario Pieper

Chief Digital Officer

Yann Barbaux

Chief Innovation Officer

May Shana’a

Senior Vice President R&D

Hans Vossen

DSM Innovation Center – VP Finance

Uwe Kirschner

VP Corporate Business Model Innovation

Valerio Nannini

SVP, Head of Strategies and Innovation

Monica Dalla Riva

Head of Design, Europe

Matthias Schanze

Director at next47

Daniel Cho

Director Marketing, Global Pricing & Competitive Portfolio Analytics

Vanessa Butani

Director of Strategy & Ecosystems

Gilles Colas Des Francs

Director of the Michelin Worldwide Incubator Program

Christer Brasta

Director Culture Development

Pierre Orlewski

Manager External Science & Technology Programs, Open Innovation EMEA

Chris Brauer

Director of Innovation, Institute of Management Studies

Ingo Rauth

Adjunct Professor in design and innovation management

Tim Minshall

Head of the Centre for Technology Management, Reader in Tech. & Inn. Man.

Photo credit: Gregers Heering

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Author, Harvard Business Review Press

Yoshitaka Shibata

Senior Designer

More speakers

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

Reinventing Ourselves as Leaders: A Personal Toolkit

facilitator: Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management at IMD Lausanne

Reinventing Business Model Logic and Organizational Culture

facilitator: Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management, IMD Lausanne

Innovating and Pitching New Business Models

facilitator: Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science and Operations, London Business School

How Can You Become the ‘Partner of Choice’ for the Most Innovative Start-Ups?

facilitator: Tim Minshall, Head of the Centre for Technology Management, Reader in Tech. & Inn. Man., University of Cambridge

Developing Open Innovation Capabilities: What Individual Skills Are Required?

facilitator: Tim Minshall, Head of the Centre for Technology Management, Reader in Tech. & Inn. Man., University of Cambridge

Hacking Your Organization – Overcoming Barriers to Innovation

facilitator: Ingo Rauth, Adjunct Professor in design and innovation management, IE Business School

Innovation Culture Clash? What Is It and How Can We Start Addressing It

facilitator: Ingo Rauth, Adjunct Professor in design and innovation management, IE Business School

Seeing Around Corners: The World of Emerging Technologies in 2020

facilitator: Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at IMS, Goldsmiths

Hey! You Left Your Johari Window Open: How to Develop a Self-Aware Organization & Digital Business Model

facilitator: Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at IMS, Goldsmiths

Breaking the Frame: A New Method for Solving the Right Problems

facilitator: Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, Author, Harvard Business Review Press

Driving Business Model Innovation as a Digital Game Changer

facilitator: Fredrik Hacklin, Professor at Vlerick Business School and Managing Partner, Corporate Innovation Lab

Heartfulness: Enhancing Creativity through Meditation

facilitator: Chris Mills, The Heartfulness Institute USA

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.

6 Nov: Pre-Summit Dinner

7 Nov: Buffet Networking Dinner (included)

8 Nov: Summit Dinner Party

info & tickets

Innovation Roundtable®

Copenhagen, 7 - 9 November 2017