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Hector Ouilhet

UX Director

  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation
  • Front End: Design Thinking and Portfolio Decisions

Innovate on Culture to Cultivate Innovation

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Ed Doran

Director Product Mgmt, Microsoft Research & AI, CoFounder Cortana

  • 2021-SPRING Innovation
  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models

The Intrapreneur’s Journey: Lessons Learned From Building New Innovations Inside Global Enterprises

Our market landscape is changing, our customer’s expectations evolving, and new partners or competitors are springing up faster than ever. Internal innovation isn’t antithetical to global businesses, it is a core necessity. So, what is it really like to be an intrapreneur and what can we learn from other intrapreneurs to help us deliver in this new world? Ed Doran will share real world examples and lessons of moving from new discovery to new products and businesses to help you on this journey.

  • Identifying the right emerging opportunities for your enterprise
  • Rapidly testing and evolving your hypotheses
  • Gathering the right people to build and drive your vision forward
  • Knowing where to look to find early market traction and what it teaches you
  • Scaling, partnering, exiting… and then starting again

Pernilla Johansson

Chief Design Officer

  • 2021-SPRING Innovation
  • Front End: Design Thinking and Portfolio Decisions

Using Human-Centric Design to Make Sustainable Behavior the Preferred Choice

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Eric Tachibana

Global Chief People Officer, AWS Professional Services

  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Culture@Amazon – Making your Culture a Business Differentiator

Astrid Simonsen Joos

Chief Digital Officer

  • 2021-SPRING Innovation
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

Transforming Company Culture in the Digital Age: The Role of People, Leadership, Speed, and Customer Focus

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Ernesto Ciorra

Chief Innovability Officer

  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation
  • Startup Collaboration, Ecosystems & Open Innov.

Building an Internal Culture of Innovation and a Capability for External Collaboration with Startups and Ecosystems

Stephen Cook

Chief Commercial Officer for Group Technology

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Reimagining Energy: Business Building and Culture Transformation in an Uncertain World

Energy is fundamental to human progress and the challenge is to provide this to more people while also helping the world move to a net zero carbon future. BP has a 100 year incumbency in hydrocarbon energy. In February we announced a new ambition to move the company and help the world get to net zero carbon by mid-century or sooner. This will require BP to develop new global businesses outside of oil and gas. This talk will share some of the successes and failures in BP’s use of venturing and business building in its new Launchpad subsidiary as we have begun to build an ‘ambidextrous’ organisation, able to grow its existing businesses while at the same time entrepreneurially building disruptive new businesses for the future.

Peter Dew

Chief Digital Officer

  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

Digital Transformation of a Manufacturing Company in a Traditional Industry

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Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux

CTO - Research & Innovation Group General Manager

  • 2021-SPRING Innovation
  • Front End: Design Thinking and Portfolio Decisions

Leveraging Agility for Breakthrough Innovation and Using Customer-Validated Insights for Balanced Portfolio Decisions on Technology Platforms

Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux will present Solvay’s approach to portfolio management and will explain how the organization drives breakthrough innovation with an agile approach and combines deep scientific developments with customer-validated market insights.

  • Making balanced portfolio decisions
    • Balancing a long-term focus on technology platforms with fast decisions on specific projects
    • Getting scientists engaged in understanding and evaluating value propositions to ensure better decisions
    • Reviewing critical questions to assess and see if there are any reasons not to kill projects
  • Getting quantitative customer input early and during the whole innovation process
  • Applying agile in an industrial environment with longer development cycle times
  • Using digital tools as enablers of fast deliveries of breakthrough projects

Didier Boulet

Group Chief Design Officer, Design Center Founder

Leveraging Design Thinking for Transformation in a B2B and B2G Context: The Journey and the Lessons Learned

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Robert Lowe

Head of Value Creation

Working with Startups to Create the Future of Play

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Shahab Salemy

Vice President, Digital Transformation

  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

Digital Transformation: From Strategy to Execution

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Harald Tepper

Sr Director Sustainability, Program Lead Circular Economy

  • Innovation for Sustainability and Circular Economy

The Journey of Philips Towards the Circular Economy

Philips is a global leader in Health Technology, aiming to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Via its “Healthy People, Sustainable Planet” program, Philips is driving a broad agenda of societal and ecological development goals, with a strong focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG3 (increasing the world’s health and well-being) and SDG12 (responsible consumption and production). In moving towards a Circular Economy, Philips’ aim is, by 2020, to reach 15% of its total revenue from circular propositions and to take back and repurpose all the large medical systems that its customers are prepared to return to it. Harald’s work on the Circular Economy program is focused on realizing the corporate ambitions, unlocking business value and innovation potential, with active involvement and engagement of Philips’ employees. In this talk Harald will describe the journey, including successes and challenges along the way.

Dave Lavery

Program Executive for Solar System Exploration

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

Breakthrough Innovation Culture at NASA – and Lessons Learned from Building the Mars Rover

Dave Lavery will present NASA’s approach to innovation, uniquely tailored to breakthrough innovation. He will explain how creating new things has led the organization to develop a mindset and culture of ambitious innovation and a willingness to take risks and fail on the path to pushing technology boundaries. He will also detail how the organization builds teams with the right mindset and plans for large variances in timelines and budgets. Student competitions have supported innovation efforts, become a training ground for project managers, and led to the adoption of 6-week increments for many projects. Dave will also discuss how NASA has switched from project handovers to a new model where the tech creator is involved throughout the development process, and how the world of new technology development interacts with the production-like process of launching a rocket. Dave will also touch on lessons learned from the Mars rover project he is heading.

Malin Nordin

Head of Circular Business Development, Inter IKEA Group

  • 2021-SPRING Innovation
  • Innovation for Sustainability and Circular Economy

Creating Circular Business Models, Transforming the Organization, and Engaging in the Ecosystem

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Anne Kathrin Gebhardt

VP, Leading Transformation Team @BSH Home Appliances

Agile Transformation Journey: Establishing New Ways of Leadership, Collaboration and Organization

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Juergen Urbanski

VP Digital

  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

Building and Scaling New Digital Businesses: Lessons Learned on Culture and People Competencies for Success

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Lene Hviid

Global Manager Shell Research Connect & GameChanger

  • Disruptive Innovation, New Business Models & Lean Startup

Changes and Lessons Learned from the Many Years of Existence of Shell Gamechanger – and Looking to the Future

Lene Hviid will reflect back on how Shell GameChanger has evolved and on why certain adaptations were made along the way – and she will also look into the future at how GameChanger is evolving and what role it is playing in the ecosystems:

  • How Shell GameChanger evolved since its inception in 1996
  • Timeline of how GameChanger evolved over the years
  • Drilling down into examples of how GameChanger changed direction, also in response to the environment
  • Key inflection points and the reasons and lessons learned behind decisions made to adapt the organization (e.g. deciding on dilemmas such as whether to leverage only external startups or also internal ones)
  • The future of GameChanger – and becoming an active part of the ecosystem
  • Examples of how GameChanger makes use of the ecosystem and plays a role in the ecosystem

Andreas Leinfelder

Vice President Business Development

  • Front End: Design Thinking and Portfolio Decisions

Transforming a Large Division with Design Thinking Principles: Changing the Culture and Organizational Design

Bosch Power Tools, a 5 bn Euro division of Bosch, has transformed itself, the organization and its innovation culture using design thinking (DT) as the driver – coupled with agile principles and internal open innovation campaigns. Andreas Leinfelder will tell the story of this transformational journey:

  • Implementation of Design Thinking across the entire organization
  • Creating a network thinking mindset in the whole division
  • Breaking up the functional silos and instituting cross-functional teams in their place
  • Reducing the number of hierarchy levels and bringing P&L responsibility down to the people who work on projects
  • Using agile transformation principles alongside DT transformation and establishing new roles for managers and team members
  • Moving away from the not-invented-here syndrome to having cross-functional teams and idea campaigns where people build on each other’s ideas
  • Creating new ideas with internal open innovation campaigns (e.g. running massive idea campaigns with more than 150,000 participants)

Mark Greeven

Professor of Innovation & Strategy

  • Startup Collaboration, Ecosystems & Open Innov.
  • Innovation in China and Globalization of R&D

The Ecosystem Advantage: Lessons from China

Hansjörg Reick

Associate Director Open Innovation Europe

  • Track Talk
  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

The Why Behind Lean & Agile: Insights from Psychology and Human Behavior Research

Innovation programs and organizations applying Lean and Agile principles and methods create faster and better innovation value and drive higher motivation and ownership of individuals and teams. Psychology and human behavior research underlines the foundational principles and provides valuable insights for a successful transformation of teams and entire organizations.

Ian Machan

Senior Industrial Fellow

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

How Product Manufacturers Can Develop Advanced Service Offers

Presentation: Based on the research and practical experience of The Advanced Services Group at Aston Business School, Ian Machan will present frameworks and tools to help manufacturing companies develop their own advanced services:

  • How competing through services leads to alternative services goals
  • The services staircase of basic, intermediate and advanced services – examples and its relation to digital technology
  • Four elements of the business model related to servitizing a manufacturer
  • Transformation roadmap with four key phases and four moving forces
  • Organizational challenges of moving to advanced services and the issue of integrated or separate business units Group

Exercise: Snakes and ladders service transformation game is an interactive group exercise that shares previous experiences in moving into advanced services. Using a snakes and ladder game format, the players are challenged to explore how the typical experiences of others would impact on their own company and their own potential to move into advanced services. It offers a tool to engage with others back in the home organization and jointly anticipate risks.

Falk Bothe

Director Transformation Consulting

  • HR Lab
  • Organizational Development & the Role of HR
  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

Exploring Different Organizational Forms for Digital Transformation

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Ken Webster

Sr. Lecturer, Centre for Circular Economy. Director of the IS4CE

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Innovation for Sustainability and Circular Economy

A Circular Economy: Realizing Economic Opportunity Through Innovation and Addressing the Shift From Products to Services

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Carsten Linz

Distinguished Fellow, New Leadership & Intelligent Organization

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

Gaining the Competitive Edge in a Disruptive World: How to Craft & Lead a Radical Business Transformation?

It is a critical time for most incumbent organizations: their existing business models are failing, and they struggle to adapt to the fast-paced technological change. Corporations need to fight back as they have a big unfair advantage with their deep domain expertise, large customer base, strong brands and vast intellectual property.

This lab offers inspiration and a proven blueprint to upgrade business models and get it fit for the digital economy. It kicks-off with a 20 min foundational presentation and is followed by break-outs with groups of 6-8 participants. The format is based on Carsten Linz’s best-selling book ‘Radical Business Model Transformation: Gaining the Competitive Edge in a Disruptive World’, which is considered a standard reference in business model and transformation literature. Join the movement to innovate for the future instead of digitizing the past!

Lab participants will:

  • Get to know a highly effective strategic framework and learn through numerous case studies the patterns of successful business model and digital transformations and what separates the winners from the losers.
  • Work in groups on own innovation-led transformation challenges and develop a (first) transformation path for one of the participants real-world cases with the help of the Business Transformation Board.
  • Explore how project, team and organization leaders need to rethink leadership to pioneer the fourth industrial revolution. Learn how to apply the next-practice capabilities of NewLeadership and get your firm’s executive team on board.

Karolin Frankenberger

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

The Digital Transformer’s Dilemma – How to Energize the Core Business while Building Disruptive Products and Services

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Thorsten Mueller

Head of Global Product Group Building and Home Automation Solutions

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Digital Innovation and Organizational Transformation

The Digital Transformer’s Dilemma – How to Energize the Core Business while Building Disruptive Products and Services

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George Yip

Emer. Prof. (Imp. College), Distinguished Visiting Professor (Northeastern)

  • Innovation in China and Globalization of R&D

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

While China has long had a reputation for imitation, Chinese companies are now starting to innovate. Well known Chinese innovators include Alibaba, Haier, Huawei and Tencent, but there are also thousands of smaller Chinese innovators, as yet unknown to the world.

This Lab will begin with a presentation on:

  • Characteristics of China’s environment that foster innovation, both on the supply
    and the demand side.
  • The specific nature of Chinese companies’ approach to innovation and the factors driving their foreign expansion.
  • An insiders’ view of China’s under-the-radar, globally competitive innovators
  • How non-Chinese companies can participate in the Chinese national innovation system, not only for China but also for the world.

The Discussion portion of the Lab will focus on (1) identifying the threats to your company from Chinese innovation, and (2) how your company can innovate in China for both China and the world.

Michael Y Lee

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • Employee Experience, Engagement and D&I
  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Collaborative Leadership and Psychological Safety: Building a Culture that Supports Creativity and Innovation

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Chris Brauer

Director of Innovation, Institute of Management Studies

  • Future of Work, Agile HR, HR Tech & People Analytics

5 Things You Need to Do Now to Augment Your Human Workforce with Automation

Over the past three years Dr. Chris Brauer has been researching on the front lines of organisations undergoing transformations towards augmented organisational and workforce structures combining human capital and AI/RPA automation technologies. Only 5% of all jobs will be fully automated but over 70% of all jobs can be at least 30% automated so every organisation, in every industry, must excel at augmenting a workforce optimising for people and machines and encouraging collaboration between people and machines. Systemic, human, and outcome biases can proliferate in this transformation unless organisations tackle the biggest challenges to developing augmented services, data, and culture head-on. In this session, Chris introduces the five most urgent calls-to-action for organisations undertaking augmented transformations.

  • AI, Internet of Things & Emerging Technologies

Accelerating Competitive Advantages with AI: From Experimental to Advanced Use of Artificial Intelligence

Against a backdrop of fluctuating growth forecasts, ongoing political and economic uncertainty and ever more rapid digital transformation programmes, Dr. Chris Brauer reveals AI-led digital transformation increasingly holds the key to gaining and retaining a competitive edge – for individual organisations and within and across industry sectors and markets. This heightened performance includes forging ahead on vital areas like productivity and business outcomes as well as on more culturally-led (but no less important) aspects such as fostering an ethos of active participation and continuous learning among employees, and establishing clear usage principles to ensure the technology’s benefits are experienced in their entirety, without bias and promoting inclusively. Dr. Chris Brauer will start off the lab sharing the results of his data-driven benchmarking study of best practices for scaling AI investments and securing competitive edge in over 4,000 organisations followed by group discussions and the opportunity for participants to rapidly benchmark themselves in the key dimensions of AI-driven competitive advantages and explore the differences and success factors in different strategic approaches and experiences of AI.

Ammon Salter

Professor of Innovation and REF Director

  • Talent Acquisition & Management

Developing Your Technologists: Adapting Incentives, Career Tracks, and HR Approaches to Harness the Talents of R&D Staff

  • Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  • Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Mobilizing Underground Innovation: Leveraging and Aligning R&D Skunk Work