The World's Largest

gathering of innovation executives in large firms

Innovation Roundtable

summit 2019

Copenhagen 5-7 November


  • Presentations

    Learn from inspiring talks by 35 executive speakers and experts

  • Roundtable Discussions

    Share experiences with peers and gain valuable insights and ideas

  • Focus

    Select talks, discussions and labs across multiple 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


Eight themes

Tailor Your Summit Experience

  • #1

    Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models

  • #2

    Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

  • #3

    Digital Innovation and Business Transformation

  • #4

    AI, Blockchain & Technology Foresighting

  • #5

    Startup Collaboration, Ecosystems and Open Innovation

  • #6

    Front End: Design Thinking and Portfolio Decisions

  • #7

    Innovation for Sustainability and Circular Economy

  • #8

    Innovation in China and Globalization of R&D


David Gram

Intrapreneur in Residence

Marcus Remmers

Chief Technology Officer

Tamara Erickson

Adjunct Professor, Organisational Behaviour

Hendrik Esser

Manager Special Projects

Mark Coopersmith

Executive Faculty Director, Author, Entrepreneur

Gerald C. Kane

Professor of Information Systems

Speakers & Facilitators

Keynotes, track talks and labs by 35 corporate speakers
from different industries and academic experts

all the speakers

Sarah Potts

VP Innovation Excellence

Otto Preiss

Chief Operating Officer Digital & Group SVP

Etienne Delille

Chief Information Officer

Domhnaill Hernon

VP, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology

Otto Gies

Head of Business Incubator

Merijn Dols

Sr. Director Open Innovation & Circular Economy

Tommy Hansson

VP Innovation Lab, Connected Solutions

Marcin Floryan

Director of Engineering at Spotify, Playback Tribe

Katrine McPherson

Head of Corporate Innovation – Europe

Fredrik Östbye

Group VP, Head of Digital Transformation

Daniel Cho

Sr. Director Marketing, Global Pricing & Portfolio

Chris Howitt

Technical Director EMEA

Bernd Blumoser

Head of Innovation, Siemens AI Lab

Nina Maldonado

Agile Transformation and Digital Innovation Manager

Beatrice Maestri

Open Innovation Manager

Mark Randall

Executive Director, Kickbox Foundation - Former Chief Strategist & VP Creativity at Adobe

Stefan Kollmeier

Sr. Manager Organizational Interventions for Digital Transform. & Culture

David Weinberger

Senior Researcher

George Yip

Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Strategy

René Rohrbeck

Professor of Strategy, Chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation

Samuel West

Museum Curator

Chris Mills

Director for Corporate Programs

Carsten Linz

Adjunct Faculty Member, Author

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

Learn more


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

all the labs

Create an Innovator’s Toolbox for Your Organization Using the Kickbox Approach

facilitator: Mark Randall

Psychological Safety: Leadership Principles & Culture to Support Experimentation by Embracing Failure

facilitator: Marcin Floryan

Peeling the Onion of AI Ethics: Machine Learning’s Difficult Trade-Offs

facilitator: David Weinberger

From Ad Hoc Foresighting to Using Strategic Radars, Scenarios, and Venturing to Inform Innovation

facilitator: René Rohrbeck
Aarhus University

Building Profitability into Value Propositions from the Concept Phase

facilitator: Daniel Cho

Applying Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile in Sequential Sprints to Create Innovative Solutions

facilitator: Nina Maldonado

Leading for Sustainable Innovation: Building a Culture of Collaboration and Effective Innovation

facilitator: Tammy Erickson
London Business School

The Rise of Innovation in China and Implications for Non-Chinese Companies

facilitator: George Yip
Imperial College Business School

The Failure-Value-Cycle: A Tool to Help Drive Experimentation, Engagement, Innovation, and Growth

facilitator: Mark Coopersmith
UC Berkeley

Three Keys to Effective Corporate Entrepreneurship

facilitator: Mark Coopersmith
UC Berkeley

Achieving Digital Maturity: Adapting Your Company to a Changing World

facilitator: Gerald C. Kane
Boston College – Carroll School of Management

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
  • Bosch
  • Dow
  • DSM
  • Electrolux
  • Ericsson
  • Michelin
  • P&G
  • Philips
  • Shell
  • BMW
  • Continental
  • Danone
  • Daimler
  • General Motors
  • Huawei
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mars
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Tetra Pak
  • Thales
all the companies




The most amazing event team organizing the most amazing innovation event. Totally overwhelmed by the amount of useful and powerful contents we have been exposed to. Everything is planned and execution with ultimate precision. Professional run down, active prompts, and seamless flow of all programs. Truly cannot miss this if you are after innovation in any and every direction.

Daniel Cho - Sr. Director Marketing, Global Pricing & Competitive Portfolio Analytics at Philips

Lots of inspiring insights, valuable peer talks and found
really profound solutions for my burning problems
in the field of organizing for innovation.

Hannes Erler - Director Open Innovation Networks at Swarovski

Interesting format with keynotes, labs and roundtables.
Very well organized and cross industry.
Such an event delivers a wide range of views and different
takeaways for own experiments and development.

Gerd Winkler - Engineering Director at Continental

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.

4 Nov: Pre-Summit Dinner

5 Nov: Buffet Networking Dinner (included)

6 Nov: Summit Dinner and Party

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, a VR production house and much more…

Info & Registration

Innovation Roundtable®

Copenhagen, 5 - 7 November 2019