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Meet some of the foremost innovation leaders IN BERLIN And creative minds in today’s business world.trendsetting conference offers you an audience driven format. a vibrant gathering of innovative thinkers and the grand opportunity to learn as well as share.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Doreen Lorenzo has managed creative people for the majority of her professional career. She sits on the board of several companies and advises businesses on scaling their business, creative talent and product development. Doreen was President of Quirky, where she oversaw Product Development and Operations for this fast growing company. Prior to Quirky, Doreen worked at frog design for 16 years, 7 as President where she drove company strategy and oversaw worldwide operations and delivery and record growth. As a thought leader on design and innovation, she is a frequent resource to various business publications. Doreen has been featured by ABC, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune, The New York Times, and manyother media. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies, 2011-2012. Currently she is serving on the Emerging Multi Nationals Global Agenda Council, 2013-2015. Doreen strongly believes that everything in life can be connected back to a lyric in a Ramones song.
Speech: Empathy, Leadership and Innovation: how to manage creative talent for success
René Tristan Lydiksen (born 1966) is the Managing Director of LEGO® Education, Europe. LEGO Education is a part of LEGO Group and has a 30-year global history of developing and providing educational analogue and digital solutions to educators.
Lydiksen and his organisation are tracking a + 20% CAGR profitable growth and as a member of the global leadership team Lydiksen is accountable for growing the business across 60 countries. Currently Lydiksen lives in the UK, is married and has two daughters.
Lydiksen has served a variety of leadership roles over the past 15 years in global premium brands such as Grey Global Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers and also has in depth experience from political environments such as the Danish Ministry of Environment.
As an entrepreneur he has co-founded two companies and for several years he has been the chair of the Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Southern Denmark, SIMA Innovation and 2 other SME's.
Lydiksen holds a Ph.D. sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation from the University of Southern Denmark and Henley/Brunel in UK. The extraordinary achievements as a business leader has led to numerous key notes in influential places such as the House of Parliament, Downing Street 11, BBC, Dassault Systems, Google and Frauenhofer including several papers on leadership & strategic business development. In his leisure time, Lydiksen enjoys offshore racing, where his team has participated in both the World Championship and European Championship. Interests include playing with LEGO with his daughters and spending time with his family and friends.
Speech: The Power of Playful Learning
In January 2012, Antoni took over the role of President and Chief Administrative Officer with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
In 2012, he led an inclusive and collaborative process with MPAC's employees and stakeholders who together, built the foundation for the organization's 2013-2016 strategic plan and brand strategy. Building and fostering stakeholder partnerships, the innovative use of technology and creating operational efficiencies to drive cost-savings are central themes in each of the plan's eight outcomes and 18 strategic initiatives. Using the Rapid Results 100 day execution framework, the organization has already in the first two years of the strategy, realized significant improvements to its processes and operations and seen a dramatic increase in overall engagement and satisfaction among its employees With an overarching theme of building communities across Ontario, the four-year strategy is focused on using innovation to drive public sector transformation. Antoni joined MPAC in 2005 as the Vice-President of Information Technology and led the development of information systems and processes that have enhanced the organization's transparency and customer service in its delivery of property assessment products and services to Ontarians. His 27-year career has been focused in the public sector where he has held senior management positions within the City of Toronto and with Teranet where he led the development and delivery of the organization's public sector strategy and service offerings. Antoni holds Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Information Science degrees from the University of Toronto.
Speech: MPAC's Story of Organizational and Cultural Transformation Through Innovation
Robert leads Johnson & Johnson's Boston Innovation Center. Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers are home to investment teams that work closely with entrepreneurs to advance products and technology up to proof-of-concept across the pharmaceuticals, medical device & diagnostic and consumer sectors. Their investments focus on people and programs that have the potential to not just advance healthcare, but to transform it. Located in Boston, Menlo Park, London and Shanghai, the J&J Innovation Centers seek to simplify and expedite the transformation of discoveries into healthcare products that improve lives across the world.
Prior to J&J, Robert was the founding Executive Director of MIT's Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Robert has co-founded multiple biopharmaceutical companies, held a variety of R&D leadership/operational roles and served as an advisor or board member in the industry. Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology and his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Texas system and was an Irvington Fellow in structural immunology at Harvard University
Speech: Innovating in Healthcare R&D - New Global Models of Innovator Engagement
Abby joined Philips in 2013 as the Head of Design for the Health & Wellness business group overseeing design for the Mother and Child Care, Oral Health Care and Pain Management categories. In June of 2014, Abby joined the CLMT as the Chief Design Officer for Philips Consumer Lifestyle businesses. In February 2015, she was appointed Head of Design for both the Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services (HISS) and Personal Health Solutions (PHS) business groups. Prior to coming to Philips, Abby spent more than 15 years consulting on innovation strategy, product design and digital service strategies. She led teams at frog design in Seattle and Amsterdam and Smart Design in New York and San Francisco where she partnered with companies such as AT&T, HP, OXO, Bank of America, UCB, Shell and others. Abby lives just outside of Amsterdam with her husband and two children.
Speech: Driving Innovation at the Crossroads of Clinical and Consumer Experiences
Christian Freese is General Manager of Uberin Germany. Prior to Uber, Christian was Principal at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Munich and London for ten years and was responsible for the European mobility practice advising global corporations on strategies in urban transport, rail and shared mobility. Christian holds a bilingual MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and a master degree in Industrial Engineering from the KIT in Karlsruhe.
Speech: Digital Innovation in Urban Transport
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Lori is an impressive mix of a project manager and operations manager, with a finance background that morphed into innovation throughout her career. After starting her career as a Certified Public Accountant, she recognized that she was more interested in delivering financial results than accounting for them. In the tactical realm, she manages creativity, processes, collaboration, timelines, budgets and the teams involved, and on the strategic side, she assesses situations determines the weak points and develops solutions to fix what's broken or just to improve what's in place. Her skills shine brightest when she has the chance to organize chaos!
She designed and implemented an internal incubator process (SPIN) that leverages collective problem solving skills of the firm to address corporate challenges and has resulted in a host of transformative ideas being accepted and implemented.
Lori led the initial team who developed and implemented the first version of a DTNA sales iPad app.
Lori earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from Portland State University. In addition, she holds professional credentials as a Certified Public Accountant and a Project Management Professional. In 2014, Lori received Portland Business Journal's Women of Influence Orchid Award. In 2015, she was honored with the Manufacturing Institutes STEP Ahead (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Lori has been with Daimler since 2001. Lori enjoys mentoring throughout Daimler and volunteering at local Universities.
Speech:Creative Problem Solving via Internal Incubators
Gary Hirsch is the co-founder of On Your Feet , a pioneer in applied improvisation. For the past seventeen years On Your Feet has used improvisation and other interactive techniques to help organizations generate new ideas, collaborate, engage audiences and walk their talk...all while having a ridiculously good time. Gary's clients include Nike, Intel, Disney, Apple, Daimler, The British Ministry of Defense, and others. Based in Portland Oregon and New York City, On Your Feet is made up of a folks with experience in improvisation, market research, ad planning, small business, snow cone vending, yoga instruction, film making, and unrealized marine biology ambitions. OYF has been featured in the NYTimes and The Wall Street Journal. When Gary is not presenting keynotes at conferences or facilitating workshops he can be found performing improv and running his visual art studio Botjoy you can see his TEDX talk about collaboration here
Speech: Creative Problem Solving via Internal Incubators
Paul Leonard started his career with Dow in 1984 as a research entomologist and moved to American Cyanamid as Technical Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa in 1994. In 2000 he joined BASF´s global registration department. In 2008 he joined the company´s Government Relations organisation and is currently responsible for corporate innovation and technology policy.
He serves on the boards of directors of Rothamsted Research, the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels and the European Risk Forum. In 2013 he was also appointed to chair the ERF´s Innovation Principle Task Force. In November 2014, the Task Force sent a letter to President Juncker, signed by 22 CEOs from a wide spectrum of innovative industries, calling for adoption of the Innovation Principle.
Paul Leonard has a BSc in zoology from the University of Bristol, an MSc in entomology from Imperial College and an MBA from the Open University Business School.
Speech: Protecting Human Health, the Environment and Innovation
Johannes Baensch holds a PhD in Chemical engineering from the Technical University of Munich. He started his career with Nestlé in 1991 as Project Manager at PTC Orbe (Linor). He moved to Singapore in 1994 to take the position of Process Engineer. Johannes then joined R&D Lisieux as Centre Head in 1996 and he successfully managed to transform this R&D Centre into a Product Technology Centre (PTC). In 2001, he took over the responsibility of Head of PTC Orbe and, in 2003, was transferred to the Netherlands as Technical Manager Nordic-Netherlands Region.
Johannes came back to Switzerland in 2005 as Technical and R&D Manager Chocolate and Confectionery & Biscuits SBU. In 2007, he moved to CPW as Vice President Operations. In September 2010, he took over the responsibility of R&D Manager Beverage SBU, in which he has leveraged his strong background in Innovation, Technology and R&D, as well as his production knowledge and strategic skills. In 2011 Johannes was nominated Head of Global R&D. Since 2015 Johannes Baensch is the Head of Global Product & Technology Development, Corporate R&D Nestlé.
Experience 2015 - Head of Global Product & Technology Development, Nestlé Corporate R&D, Vevey, Switzerland
2011 - Global Head of R&D, Nestlé Corporate R&D, Vevey, Switzerland
2010 - R&D Manager Beverage SBU, Nestlé Corporate R&D, Vevey, Switzerland
2007 - Vice President Operations, Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A., Switzerland
2005 - Technical and R&D Manager, Chocolate and Confectionery & Biscuits SBU, Nestlé Corporate R&D, Vevey, Switzerland
2003 - Technical Manager, Nordic-Netherlands Region, The Netherlands
2001 - Head of Nestlé PTC Orbe, Switzerland
1996 - Centre Head of Nestlé R&D Lisieux, France
1994 - Process Engineer, Nestlé R&D Singapore, Singapore
1991 - Project Manager, Nestlé PTC Orbe, Switzerland
Education Diploma degree in Food Technology, Hohenheim University, Germany PhD in Chemical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany
Languages German, English, French
As of 1st January 2015, Johannes took over the responsibility of Head of Global Product & Technology Development.
Speech: Coming soon.
Henry Bzeih is responsible for heading KIA's US operations for infotainment product planning & managing the Connected Car division within KIA.
Mr.Bzeih established ground up operations for KIA Telematics in the US market which oversees the strategy, vision, product development and execution of KIA's connected services as well as ongoing management of operations for the company's connected services delivery network including the mobility solutions.
Prior to joining Kia, Mr.Bzeih held many critical R&D positions within Ford Motor Company that deeply covers all elements of automotive EE (Electrical / Electronic) product development.
Mr.Bzeih's technical and business skills span an arsenal of ground up projects in the EE area. His efforts are enjoying critical success today such as launch of the first generation FORD SYNC as well development and implementation of all generations of KIA UVO in the US market. Mr.Bzeih holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. He graduated in 1992.
Speech: Power-up Distruptive Innovation in the Fast Changing World
Moira Cullen is responsible for developing design strategy and systems across the beverage portfolio and leading new growth initiatives.
An internationally recognized design strategist, writer and educator, Moira has directed global design/business solutions that honor the essence and heritage of organizations, institutions and brands.
Most recently, Senior Director, Global Design for The Hershey Company, she built and led a strategic global design function, set global design standards and globalized the company's flagship iconic brands, while advancing Hershey's internal design culture and external reputation. Formerly Coca-Cola's Group Director Strategic Design, Design Director North America, she led development of the acclaimed redesign of the Coca-Cola visual identity system that won the first Grand Prix for Design and Golden Lion for packaging at the 2008 Cannes Awards. At Hallmark Cards, she built and led the corporate design group and leveraged design as a corporate asset; was Chair of the Communication Arts department at Otis College of Art and Design; strategic design manager at international design consultancy Pentagram; and creative director for leading Japanese fashion retailer Taka-Q.
She speaks frequently on design, design thinking and design's strategic role in business. Her essays and criticism have been published globally in leading design publications and anthologies. She was past president of The Professional Association for Design AIGA's Center for Brand Experience; president of AIGA's Los Angeles and Kansas City Chapters; served as a director on AIGA's national board; and was named an AIGA Fellow.
SOFT POWER: 21st Century Design Value Sticks. Carrots. Or Design.
Prof. DianaDerval is Chair and Research Director of DervalResearch代戈, global research firm specializing in shopping behavior, and owner of the luxury brand Derval Paris. Inventor of the Hormonal Quotient® (HQ) and author of the award-winning book "The Right Sensory Mix", Diana turns fascinating neuroscientific breakthroughs into powerful retail frameworks to increase sales. She has accelerated the development of Fortune 500 firms including Sephora, Philips, Sofitel, Parker, and LV. Regularly featured in the media (Fujian TV, Guangxi TV, Fashionista) DianaDerval teaches neuromarketing and innovation at ESSEC Executive Education, Fudan, Donghua, and Jiaotong University. Over 10,000 professionals enjoyed her inspirational lectures from Paris to Shanghai.
Speech: Designing Successful Premium Products
Dennis Curry recently joined Konica Minolta as Director of the Business Innovation Centres and EU Innovation Strategy. He has overall management responsibility of Konica Minolta's medium to long term business development from; Incubation, client development, VC & M&A technology direction, as well as Leading Edge Partners within EU/EMEA.
Curry has over 25 years' experience in the IT and telecommunication fields as a strategist, technical leader, innovator and enterprise capability leader. He has worked across various industry sectors and is responsible for developing Konica Minolta's Enterprise Innovation approach as well as new services, software & hardware.
Previous to Dennis' existing role he was the Global Director of HP Enterprise Innovation. In this role, Curry was responsible for delivering co-Innovation initiatives with HP's major enterprise and corporate customers and built the world's largest IT services innovation program by revenue generated.
Curry's career at HP (previously EDS) began in 2004 as a senior technologist developing IS/IT strategy for the UK MOD and later driving technical innovation forward as Director of Research and Capability Development. He then went onto assist in strategic and technical innovation across many of HP's EMEA Enterprise Services government clients.
In 2006 Curry took on the role of Chief Technical Officer for the EMEA Innovation Program and by 2008 was appointed Director of EMEA Innovation, which has led onto his most recent role at HP.
Prior to HP, Curry was Chief Technical Officer for NATO serving within the Communication and Information System Division. During his 12 years, Curry held several key technical and operational roles across all of NATO's European boundaries.
Before NATO, Curry held several leadership roles within commercial research and development and product development. Curry also holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems whilst serving within NATO.
Speech: The Genius of Things
Milan has a passion for business-led innovation, and works as a strategist within the Business Innovation Centre (BIC), Europe, where he manages business innovation, incubation and future business development.
Milan's main areas of expertise are setting up innovation programmes in a corporate environment, globally, understanding cultural paradigms and creating a framework to provide a structure & governance for on-going innovation.
Within Konica Minolta, Milan's focus is working with (existing & prospective) clients on innovation–led engagements, with the scope of co-innovating and incubation of projects. He also focuses on collaboration with start-ups, alliance partners, and formalising business innovation as a core function of the BIC.
Previous to Milan's existing role with Konica Minolta, he spent 16 years with Hewlett Packard (HP), as a Senior Consultant, specialising in Enterprise and Corporate Innovation, within the office of the CEO. Milan was instrumental in setting up one of the largest enterprise innovation programmes in the IT Services industry, including successful innovation programmes across Asia Pacific, North & South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Milan has attended numerous consulting led training courses from reputable institutions, holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics & Information Technology, and is a certified practitioner of PRINCE2. Together with this, Milan has been privileged to be able to chair and present at a number of innovation conferences, focusing on the management and business of innovation.
Speech: The Genius of Things
John McGuire is Vice President of Innovation Management at MasterCard Labs, with lead responsibility for all Europe & Middle East- Advocate for innovation at MasterCard both internally and externally. John has worked with IBM, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, SAP and Siebel Systems in various innovative roles.
Collaborative Client Engagement Innovation Programs with MasterCard customers. Bridging the gap between business and technology and helping to create an environment for new, quality breakthrough ideas for MasterCard. From ideation methods, Idea Evaluation through to incubation. Pilot concept management and readiness for Investment. Productising Innovation programs for external engagement with our Customers and Partners.
Speech: IdeaStorming for Digital Innovation
Rajiv Narang is the Founder and Managing Director of Erehwon; a 20 year old pioneering innovation firm, where he has helmed the redefining and recasting of innovation. Recognised as India's Innovation Thought Leader, Rajiv was part of National Planning Commission panel recommend 'India's Innovation Strategy', and the lead architect of the 'Innovation for India' Foundation. As a globally established speaker and facilitator, Rajiv has inspired a number of leaders and organisations to adopt innovation. With his unparalleled insight into business, social and public service innovation, he has led a rich portfolio of strategic initiatives with organizations like Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Bank of America and State governments.
Speech:Orbit Shifting Innovation -The Dynamics Of Ideas That Create History
Initiation and lead of research activities and research papers - (www.dhl.com/trendradar)
The Logistics Trend Radar report serves as a panoramic 360 view across the whole breadth of the logistics landscape.
Based on this overview the DHL Trend Research team will further explore selected trends in a deep dive format, based on research in cooperation with customers, partners, research institutes and industry experts.
Next to a deep dive trend report, the findings form the basis of the hands-on experience in DHL's Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany and find their way into prototype and pilot innovations
Project Head of Big Data research initiative &
Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics
Speech:Trend Research Delivering Insight Today, Creating Value Tomorrow
Martin Curley is a vice president at Intel Corporation and director of Intel Labs Europe, the company's network of more than 40 research labs, development centers and open innovation collaborations spanning the European region. He also serves as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe, which is charged with helping to advance both Intel research and Europe's ability to compete in the global society. Curley leads Intel's research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. He is also a co-director of the Innovation Value Institute, an industry-academic open innovation consortium that strives to promote structural change in the way companies and governments achieve value through information technology. Before assuming his current position in 2009, Curley was global director of IT innovation at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior IT management and automation positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. Before joining Intel in 1992, he held management and research positions at General Electric in Ireland and at Philips Electronics in the Netherlands. Curley is the author or co-author of three books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship and has published multiple papers in the area of IT, entrepreneurship and innovation management. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society, the Irish Computer Society and the Irish Academy of Engineering. He currently chairs the European Union Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group, an industry-led group advising on strategic priorities for open and service innovation. Curley has a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and a master's degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He earned his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Speech:Open Innovation 2.0 – The New Paradigm
Paul Sloane is an entertaining, thought-provoking, motivational speaker and a recognized expert on lateral thinking, innovation, crowdsourcing and leadership. He is the author of 25 books on lateral puzzles, creativity, innovation and leadership. Over 2 million copies of his books have been sold. He was described in the Independent as the 'King of Lateral Thinking Puzzles.
He is an expert facilitator, link presenter and course leader. He gives after-dinner talks and keynote addresses. His talks offer a unique blend of puzzling challenges, humour and hard-hitting business messages. His workshops and innovation camps provide practical techniques to improve leadership and innovation. Clients include Amdocs, Bayer, Bertelsmann, Microsoft, Reckitt Benckiser, GSK, Swarovski and Unilever.
Paul took a first in Engineering at Cambridge. He joined IBM where he came top of Sales School. He was part of the team that launched the IBM PC in the UK. He went on to be MD of the database leaders, Ashton-Tate. He became VP International for MathSoft Inc. and CEO of Monactive Ltd His books include The Innovative Leader, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, and How to be a Brilliant Thinker, all published by Kogan Page. His articles on innovation and leadership haveappeared in leading business publications. His inspirational talks on innovation, creative thinking and leadership, described as 'rocket fuel for the business brain', have proved popular with conference audiences worldwide. Follow @PaulSloane on Twitter. Website: www.destination-innovation.com
Speech:How Innovative Leaders Think
As the former CTO for Deutsche Telekom's $12 billion enterprise services division, Juergen Urbanski is passionate about ensuring enterprisecustomer success with and generating revenue growth from emerging technologies. He built out a high-performing 62 FTE CTO function from scratch and enjoys acting as a trusted advisor at CXO level to ensure enterprises are realizing maximum value from their investments in emerging technologies. One of his notable achievements has been to drive innovation and time to market for Deutsche Telekom in cloud and big data.
His personal journey over the last 20 years covers the entire IT life cycle from strategy to development, deployment, procurement and outsourcing. Working for McKinsey, Microsoft, SAP, NetApp and Deutsche Telekom, he has picked up the skills that make the difference between success or failure of large-scale IT change initiatives. He obtained his MBA from the Wharton School. Juergen's perspectives on how to extract business value from technology have recently been featured in the Financial Times, Information Week, Wired, GigaOm, TDWI and other publications.
Speech:Leadership at the Intersection of Emerging Technologies, Business Models and Markets: Five Ways to Develop World-Class Technical Talent
Shelley is an accomplished and highly successful entrepreneur. After years of pioneering work in the emerging field of crowdsourcing, she founded Chaordix in 2009, helping clients such as P&G, University of Oxford, American Airlines, and Orange Telecom to gain a new level of market intelligence through crowdsourcing.
Her first startup experience was with Merak Projects, who provided valuation and management software for the petroleum industry and was acquired by the world's largest energy services and technology firm, Schlumberger, in 1999. In 2000, she co-founded Stormworks – a software development and digital marketing firm, which was acquired by Solium Capital, a publicly-traded financial services company ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and recognized as the world's largest independent provider of stock plan administration software and services. She also co-founded Adventure Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and Material Insight, a consultancy of growth agents that help to grow tech startups.
Shelley travels extensively to grow and serve the global Chaordix clientele, dividing her time between Calgary, Canada and London, UK.
Chaordix Crowd Intelligence™ communities run on the global standard crowdsourcing platform and are highly scalable – from small crowds in a single location to millions of community members across the globe.
Speech: to be released soon..
Visit website: http://www.chaordix.com
Dario Resnati has great passion and experience in fostering creativity and innovation.
Dario began first as a student of the leading practices of Innovation and, today, is recognized both academically and professionally as a leader of innovation, while retaining the energy and curiosity of a student. Dario spent his entire professional life in IT and he's still managing the IT in BNP Paribas securities services Italy. He started leading innovation in 2007, being appointed "innovation correspondent" for Italy in BNP Paribas Securities Services. In the same period Dario introduced agile methodologies to his development department, with the main objectives to be able to innovative and to be flexible enough, building IT platform, to embrace change instead of limit or fight it. In the following years, Dario made an intense training and intensive studies on the subjects of creativity and innovation. He became an expert in Creative Problem Solving, "6 hats", mind mapping and other methodologies and tools. He attended an "innovation management" master program where he also served as a lecturer. In 2010 he's been appointed "chief innovation officer" for the whole BNP Paribas Securities Services.
In early 2000 Dario also started a successful and innovative business in Italy, the very first chain of juice bars and health food store in Italy. This experience, which lasted 8 years, gave him the possibility to really understand the meaning of "entrepreneurship", that is one of the management principle of BNP Paribas. During these intense years he gained the deep belief that behavior and awareness are central and fundamental; that there is no magic pill, no one-day seminar that transforms the people into a creative genius. There are, of course, hundreds of useful tools and techniques that could help us to increase our ability to think creatively. But 2/2tools and techniques are meaningless by themselves. It's the people – the users of the tools and techniques – that make the difference. If they are unwilling, no technique will ever be enough. The cultural side (meaning the way employees and managers behave) is fundamental to create the ideal conditions in order to generate, either in a conscious or in an unconscious way, creative ideas and new ways of working and cooperating , during each meeting, during each conversation, during each session, even during each coffee break. We cannot command employees to be creative and innovative, to be committed, to be passionate in what they do. Innovation is a lifestyle.
Speech:braINnovation- Culture and Behaviors
Designer and founder of Native Design, Morten Villiers Warren, works on things that are going to matter. From creating new convivial ways of drinking at home to bold, life-changing medical devices, he and his100-strong team are known for making 'what's next' in the physical and digital space. Morten's career spans over 25 years, during which he has produced some of the world's most iconic and recognisable pieces of design. He follows an artisan approach to design and innovation, with a passion for authentic materials, exquisite craftsmanship, high performance and fine detail. He is an advocate for intelligent disassembly and closed loop systems for the environment. These were the principles upon which Native was formed, his dynamic and acclaimed studio with offices in London, Amsterdam and Silicon Valley. Morten has become a highly regarded design industry leader, respected for his visionary creativity, commercial acumen and ability to convert bold, brave ideas into groundbreaking reality. Morten supports a global client base from Native, that includes Audi, Bentley, Bang &Olufsen, Coloplast, Novo Nordisk, HP and PernodRicard. Morten has also been making the future with Bowers & Wilkins since 1994 as Creative Executive.
He has picked up numerous awards along the way, including D&AD, IF, Good Design and Gold IDEA. He is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and fellow of D&AD..
Speech: Empathy, Tenacity and Originality – How Experience Design Inspires Innovation and Growth.
Native Design is an award winning integrated experience Design Company, dedicated in delivering exceptional product and interaction design solutions for the world's most interesting brands. The company helps organizations by understanding their needs from a multitude of perspectives. Native seamlessly integrates system thinking right from the conception, with early integration of life cycle rationale.
Visit website: http//www.native.com
Angeline Achariya is General Manager for the Food Innovation Centre and has pioneered the vision and execution of the Food Innovation Centre to be a one stop innovation hub with its objective to unlock consumer insights and innovation for export into Asian markets by de-risking innovation and connecting SMEs, people, state, federal governments, industry, higher education and technology through collaborative programs. Angeline is senior executive with extensive FMCG & food service retail commercial innovation development and management experience across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Thailand markets with a successful track record of products launched across grocery and quick service restaurant categories in these markets. Angeline's career in the food industry has spanned from small business, consultancy to blue chip FMCG companies like Masterfoods Japan part of the MARS group; Fonterra, Yum! Brands (owners of KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell). Angeline is very strong in consumer centric design, front end innovation development, defining and implementing strategic direction for both operating plan and long term innovation imperatives. Angeline has an ability to foster very strong and effective collaborative partnerships with cross-function peers, teams and external organisations and has delivered significant projects in innovation and change management initiatives over her career. She is a highly sought after innovation speaker at national and international innovation conferences/workshops on innovation management on topics.
Speech: Fast-tracking and De-Risking Innovation For Sustainable Business Growth – Examples from the Food Innovation Centre Business Model.
Aleksander is a global marketing executive and brand builder with experience in FMCG and retail.
Throughout his career at Kraft Foods, Reckitt Benckiser and Yum! he has led several iconic brands and fostered innovation at various organisational levels including a role as global head of innovation for Reckitt Benckiser's laundry detergent portfolio.
In his current CMO role he is responsible for the overall brand strategy, communication and pipeline development for KFC in Central and Eastern Europe.
Aleksander has broad cross cultural experience with a track record of launching Consumer centric innovation in more than 20 countries. He holds two masters degrees: one in International Business Management and one in Consumer and Organisational Psychology. He has an appetite and passion for discovering new cultures and has lived in the US, UK, Poland, Kenya and Germany. Outside of work he is a published travel photographer, mountain biker and amateur chef.
Speech: The Collaborative Innovation Model
Philippe Bennett is the partner-in-charge of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Alston & Bird's New York office, and has been named among the top intellectual property litigators in New York. He has litigated before various federal and state courts and the International Trade Commission, involving various technologies ranging from pharmaceutical chemistry, drug delivery systems, medical devices and financial software technologies.
Speech: Innovation versus Invention
With more than 800 attorneys, Alston & Bird is a leading national AmLaw 50 firm. The firm's core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with industry focuses in energy/sustainability, health care, financial services and public policy. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley, Ventura County and Washington, D.C. With over 160 lawyers, including 100 legal professionals registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alston & Bird's Intellectual Property Group is one of the largest in the United States. One of our preeminent practices within the IP scope is the IP litigation practice. Our litigation professionals comprise one of the largest and deepest US-based practices, with jury and non-jury experience in U.S. patent litigation for domestic and foreign based clients. We have obtained eight-figure jury verdicts for plaintiffs and summary judgment victories for defendants. Our patent preparation and prosecution team practices in all areas of emerging and traditional technologies. Not only do our patent prosecution attorneys draft and file over 1,500 U.S. and foreign patent applications each year, they are on the forefront of patent portfolio management strategy and protection. These often involve a variety of post-grant review procedures and other forms of opposition proceedings and hearings.
Visit website: http://www.alston.com/
Aoife Elizabeth Butler is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Alston & Bird's New York office, and has been honored as one of the Irish Legal 100 and one of the Top 40 Under 40 Irish/Irish Americans, was selected to the Super Lawyers 2013 and 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars lists, and has been featured in Fortune® 50 Most Powerful Women – Women Leaders in The Law 2013 and 2014. She has worked on patent litigation matters covering a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electronics and mechanical devices; and, as a research scientist, investigated delivery methods for cancer treatments and developed quantitative analytical methods.
Joint Speech: Innovation versus Invention
Christophe is deeply convinced that creativity is born of the interaction and connections between seemingly unconnected worldsandsystems. He believes that true and impactful innovation resides in the confluence of both design and ethnology. He founded InProcess to offer companies an innovation approach nurtured by anddrawing on insights from human sciences and design.
Prior to InProcess, Christophe started his career in Germany as an industrial designer for Fitch and for Industrial Produkt, then in Hong Kong for the Atelier Cler. Philippe Starck later entrusted him with developing the ranges of colors and materials for Thomson consumer electronic products. He also partnered with Plan Créatif agency (Babel) where he accompanied large companies, notably in Korea and in the United States, in the conception of innovative products.He graduated from EcoleBoulle and the EcoleNationaleSuperieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD) where he explored the field of human sciences: it was to be a decisive encounter. Feeling perfectly at ease in spheres of unusual constraints, Christophe chose, for his graduate degree project, to design a habitat for living in zero gravity. He convinced the European Space Agency to fund the project and interviewed astronauts on their daily lives in space. He began creating his innovation method based on human sciences and design. Christophe also co-founded Violet, pioneering start-up of the Internet of Things and creator of the Karotz smart rabbit (aka Nabaztag).
Christophe is regularly invited to share his insights on innovation and the evolution of models to C-Level executives at conferences (TEDx, CroissancePlus, Women's Forum, ISPIM, Seoul Design Fair, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, Esomar, Adetem
Follow@c_rebours on Twitter. Blog: www.christophe-rebours.com
Speech: Innovation is Business. We Prove It.
InProcess is the strategic innovation agency for Fortune 500 companies that want to make their business models evolve. A pioneer of Innovation By Design, InProcess creates their experiences of tomorrow thanks to a solid scientific method called I.R.I.S.™, based on the ethnographic of the contemporary mutations and design creativity. InProcess sustains its clients' growth and creates sustainable valued products, services or experiences.InProcess is also a certified Research Laboratory for human sciences and engineering. It hosts thematic innovation clusters in an open innovation process to co-create hybrid innovations, notably on the retail, the health or the home of the future. Founded in 2002 by Christophe Rebours, InProcess operates in Europe, the Apac region and in North-America for innovative groups like L'Oréal, Samsung, Orange, Kingfisher or Carrefour. The agency also works with clients such as LVMH and Nestlé to develop long-term innovation programs.
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Dr. Paolo Bavaj joined the Adhesive Technologies business unit of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA as Corporate Director Strategy and Business Development in December 2010. In April 2013, he became Head of New Business Development, with responsibility for identifying and evaluating innovation opportunities through strategic Foresight Management, Scouting, Start-up Screening and Incubation.
Paolo holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He joined Celanese Chemicals in 1996, where he worked in Operations, New Business Development and led then a global R&D and New Business Development team, gained experience as Area Sales Manager in the United States, and ran the Celanese Emulsions Textile and Engineered Fabrics business in Europe as well as their global Glass Fiber business.
Speech:From Corporate Foresight to New Businesses
As Head of Innovation Management at Sony Music, Daniel is seeking to connect to innovators with revolutionary ideas that have the potential to drastically impact the future of the music industry. He's experienced to offer tailored Sony Music support to enable innovators to realize their ideas.
Innovation Management at Sony Music is a simple, fast, and autonomous innovation process run by a team at Sony Music, that support people develop their ideas from genesis to proof of concept.
Daniel's personal journey over the last 13 years covers a robust technical & innovation background and strong commercial skills in business development and strategy of mobile businesses. After starting his career with hands-on experience doing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, he graduated from the SAE International Technology College in Berlin in 2001. Picking up and improving his entrepreneurial skills in Germany's innovation hub Berlin, he engaged in various startups heading innovation strategy, product design, digital technologies and services. In 2009, he has been honored with the award "most innovative content startup" by ECO - the Association of the German Internet Industry. After moving back to Munich he co-founded a company, funded by the European Space Agency, that focused on verification and authenticity of citizen journalism location based mobile media recordings. Prior to his appointment as Head of Innovation Management at Sony Music in October 2013, Daniel held various positions at the company overseeing emerging technologies, driving customer relation management to the next level, heading mobile strategy and enjoyed acting as a trusted advisor at CXO level to ensure a maximum value from their investments in emerging technologies and innovation. In 2014 he's been honored with a Mobile Excellence Award in Los Angeles.
Daniel enjoys experiencing different cultures and countries, loves to watch documentaries and is eager to widen his horizon on various topics driven by humanity's infinite innovative creativity. Besides relaxing to Jazz and Piano music, he's fond of experimenting with the vast variety of different types of Gin and Tonics.
Innovation Panelist: Future of Innovation in the Fast Disrupting Business World
Paul Stein graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from King's College London in 1978. He started his career at Philips Research Laboratories in Redhill, Surrey developing technology and systems engineering techniques for early generation analogue cellular phone systems. In 1984 he moved to MEL, also owned by Philips, to apply these skills to defence products. He then held a number of positions in technology and general management serving the commercial and defence communications markets.
In 1993 he moved to Roke Manor Research, and was appointed Managing Director in 1996, Employing 500 people, Roke Manor Research is a high technology research and development business offering communications and sensors technology to the defence and commercial markets. It's most famous commercially successful innovation is 'Hawk‐Eye', the ball sports tracking system used for line call verification in tennis. In 2003 he joined the Siemens UK Executive Management Board. In 2006 he joined the Ministry of Defence as the Director General, Science and Technology, responsible for the technical direction, prioritisation and out‐sourcing of the UK's £500m annual investment in Defence S&T. At the end of his three year contract with the MOD Paul joined Rolls‐Royce as the group Chief Scientific Officer. Rolls‐Royce is a world‐class integrated power systems company operating in the civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy markets. As Chief Scientific Officer, Paul helps the Rolls‐Royce group set its technological and business direction in view of market and technology trends, and examine areas where alternative technological and innovative approaches could lead to competitive advantage for the company. He is also actively engaged in talent development for the company, ensuring that specialist engineering talent is promoted and sustained.
Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is married with three children and two step children, and lives in both Harrow and Derbyshire.
Speech: Innovating in a Large Engineering Company
Scott Kirsner is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His "Innovation Economy" column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he is also editor of the site Innovation Leader (www.innovationleader.com), which focuses on R&D, product development, corporate venturing, and new initiatives within large companies. Scott has been a regular contributor to Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Variety, and Wired. His books includeFans, Friends, and Followers andInventing the Movies, a technological history of Hollywood.
He can be reached at email@example.com
and his Twitter handle is @ScottKirsner.
Being innovative is a mindset, a predisposition to challenge the status quo, to ask questions and to create value through change, big or small. As Peter Drucker put it, there is a triangle connecting innovation, change and entrepreneurship. Adam, for many years and before the word innovation came back at the forefront of the business priorities, has operated inside this triangle. In his most recent work at a large Pharmaceutical and Beauty companies, Adam led the innovation team responsible for Innovation Strategy, Design Thinking, fostering creative behaviors, and crowdsourcing ideas based on identified and emerging needs. He successfully facilitated Brainstorming, Creativity, and Design Thinking sessions. Adam has established innovation management process and crowdsourcing idea platform that connected 3000 people from 40 countries to generate key insights and ideas. Adam is an Innovation and Creativity specialist experienced in assessing company's innovation maturity, establishing innovation practice aligned with the company strategy and vision. He is a conceptual thinker and a detailed designer with ability to analyze, synthesize, and organize insights into meaningful stories, themes, and behavioral models that drive new product ideas. As a strong proponent of Design Thinking, Adam believes in deeply understanding what people do, why they do it, and how technology can help. Adam has over 10 years experience in
software development with deep understanding of Agility, Scrum, and Kanban. He isexperienced in the nature of organizational and behavioral changes and considers them the foundation of true innovation. But again, and before it became fashionable, Adam has himself exemplified for a long time many of the characteristics of the innovators: seeking changes, entrepreneurial, adaptive,
creative and fast moving.
Adam holds degrees in Computer Science, Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Speech: Design Thinking and Creativity Framework - absolute must in any successful innovation program
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