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Day One: Wednesday, 11th March
8:00 Registration & Morning Coffee
Future trends summit full day Workshop 1 full day Workshop 2
9:00 Welcome from the Summit Chair 9:00-15:20 The Neuropsychology of Creativity and Design Thinking Bill Greenwald, Founder and Chief Neuroleaderologist, Windsor Leadership Group

Workshop Begins

Session Description:

9:00-15:20 | The Neuropsychology of Creativity and Design Thinking

OVERVIEW
The journey for leaders and organizations aspiring to become more innovative and creative is often a bumpy ride. While mastering the art behind the science of creativity and design thinking can be a daunting task, it is not a futile endeavor. It is, indeed, a mystery that, with the help of neuroscience, has already been decoded.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
This high-impact, highly engaging learning event introduces participants to a plethora of methods, models, and leading practices that will help them experientially "crack the code" on the art behind the science of creativity. Participants will explore the core constructs of creativity and design thinking through the lens of personal genetics, culture, and brain science. Through the use of self-assessments, self-exploration, case studies, and hands-on learning exercises, participants are guided and coached through an experiential journey leading to personal discovery and the ability to design and sustain high performing leadership teams and service cultures that harness the power of creativity and design thinking. Participants will walk away from the workshop with a personally designed unique set of tools and conditions (within their control) that serve to unlock creativity for them, their teams, and their organizations.

9:00-15:20 Best of the Best: Learn and Bench Mark your Company against the Top Quartile Practices in the Front End Peter Koen, Associate Professor, Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Director of the Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology

Workshop Begins

Session Description:

9:00-15:20 | Best of the Best: Learn and Bench Mark your Company against the Top Quartile Practices in the Front End

What are the best practices, methods and tools used in the Front End which will consistently increase the value, amount and success probability of high profit concepts entering the new product development funnel? This has been the subject of research of Koen's research (see www.frontendinnovation.com) since 1998. Results of this research, which brings together practices from over 350 companies in order to provide evidence based top quartile management practices, will be discussed during this highly interactive symposium.

  • Learn the most important senior management activities which lead to successful front end outcomes.
  • Understand what the most successful tools, techniques and processes which companies may use to maintain and enhance their sustaining product and project platforms.
  • Compare your practices against the most successful tools, techniques and processes which companies use to create both transformational and disruptive innovations.
9:20 Get Involved If you would like to sponsor/speak during this session, please contact Liz Hinkis at ehinkis@iirusa.com.
10:00 Think Ahead: Foresight Management, Scouting and Incubation – "Lighting 2025" Paolo Bavaj, Head of New Business Development Adhesive Technologies, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Session Description:

10:00 | Think Ahead: Foresight Management, Scouting and Incubation – "Lighting 2025"

How do we make sure our innovation activities are significant in size and based on trends that offer genuine growth opportunities for the future? We construct future scenarios by applying trends identified by our foresight management approach, and then evaluate search fields through a systematic scouting process. This leads to substantial new business opportunities that have strong relevance for the longer term future, and not just for today. Our new business incubators then make sure our new business opportunities receive the support they need to develop to their full potential. Through the example of our "Lighting 2025" project, you will receive an insight into how our processes support us in connecting New Business Development with our core business.

10:20 Morning Networking & Refreshment Break 10:20-10:40 Morning Networking & Refreshment Break
11:00 How to Make a Dent in the Universe Erika Ilves, Founder and Idea Capitalist, road:infinity

Session Description:

11:00 | How to Make a Dent in the Universe

The presentation is based on in-depth interviews with founders of companies that embark on missions of cosmic proportions (e.g. create a multi-planetary civilization, make food without agriculture, create inter-planetary resource economy) and yet manage to create a self-sustaining or even profitable stepping-stones on the way to their mission. They've been called "supermen", "visionaries", "crazy ones". They don't set out to innovate, win or disrupt. They set out to change the trajectory of the ongoing human project. And in the process, they end up innovating, creating new industries and raising eye brows. The talk explores why they do it, how they do it and whether you could do what they do.

       
11:40 Shell GameChanger for ideas that can drastically impact the future of energy Joep Huijsmans, GameChanger, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Session Description:

11:40 | Shell GameChanger for ideas that can drastically impact the future of energy

Shell GameChanger connects with any innovator and creative community to identify and nurture unproven ideas that have the potential to drastically impact the future of energy. The program was founded in 1996 and has been designed to prove the technical and commercial viability of an idea quickly and affordably. To date, GameChanger has worked with over 1500 innovators and turned more than 100 ideas into reality. We seek unproven ideas that have the potential to drastically impact the future of energy; we listen to any innovator, especially if they have ideas that are unproven and unusual, and we cooperate with innovators to prove the viability of their ideas quickly and affordable.

       
12:20 Lunch for Monday Participants 12:20-13:20 Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break
13:20 Commercialization through Collaboration David Jensen, Global Innovation and Digital Strategy Leader, EY
Markus Heinen, EMEIA Strategy Leader, EY

Session Description:

13:20 | Commercialization through Collaboration

Many innovators are struggling with different aspects of their innovation efforts. One area in particular is the full commercialization of their innovation choices. The market is witnessing a surge in collaboration, coopetition and use of agile methodologies. Research has found collaborating with external partners, particularly smaller entrepreneurs and startups, help identify and scale promising new products and processes more efficiently. In fact, 64% of executives recently polled agreed that collaboration with smaller entrepreneurial firms has become critical to achieve success. Partnering with small firms unlock the agility and creative thinking that larger organizations need to unplug innovation bottlenecks.

       
14:00 Developing for Emerging Markets: Insight through Empathetic Research in Developed Countries Luca Sacchi, Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Innovation, Product Marketing, Piaggio Group S.p.A.

Session Description:

14:00 | Developing for Emerging Markets: Insight through Empathetic Research in Developed Countries

Many global companies and research departments face difficulties given by the need for developing products for a global market (or specific regions) in the face of budget reductions. There are many possible ways to address these challenges, and the Piaggio Group (that includes the Vespa, Piaggio, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi brands) uses a number of them. This session shares a research project recently completed by Piaggio using an empathic design research strategy. The study involved people that come from emerging countries but that have now settled - in this case - in European cities to see if we could capture some "tensions"/needs/aspirations typical of researches conducted going in field in the analyzed locations - this time just by going "down the road".

       
14:40 Think Outside the Planet: Innovating Business Models for Space Brage W. Johansen, CEO, Zaptec AC, Chairman, Space & Energy Innovation Network

Session Description:

14:40 | Think Outside the Planet: Innovating Business Models for Space

Over the last twenty years our perception of space has changed. Today a global explosion of companies are racing to innovate business models for space. The open innovation network Space & Energy is driving Norwegian oil and gas technologies into the space era. Brage opens your eyes to a new paradigm and show space as business generator both on- and off-Earth. You will get space on your radar for innovation opportunities, be inspired to seek cross industrial partnerships and learn to Think Outside The Planet.

       
15:20 Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break 15:20 Close of Workshops and Afternoon Refreshment Break
16:00 KEYNOTE SPOTLIGHT: CREATIVITY Innovation & Creativity: Purpose Passion and Penguins Christopher Chapman, Global Creativity & Innovation Director, The Walt Disney Company

Session Description:

16:00 | Innovation & Creativity: Purpose Passion and Penguins

Why is it that sometimes I can't get others to collaborate with me? How can I harness others passions to make sure my project lives up to my vision? These and many more questions will be answered and explored as Christopher Chapman will unfold his entertaining style and even rebellious attitude to take you on a journey and breathe life into collaboration, creativity, innovation, purpose, passion and yes even penguins. You will gain a deeper understanding of process, tools, structures and psychology that create the best creative innovators in the history of the world.

16:45 KEYNOTE SPOTLIGHT: DESIGN When an Inspired Idea Meets and Inspired Culture Michele R. Weslander Quaid, Chief Technology Officer (Federal), Innovation Evangelist, Google

Session Description:

16:45 | When an Inspired Idea Meets and Inspired Culture

How an idea is assessed and communicated internally is often more important than idea itself. Everyone has experienced it. Companies want to continue to do well at what they already do, and are often resistant to the 'new' or giving the time or space for an idea to grow. Google is the exception. Michele speaks to Google's corporate philosophy and innovative culture and shares relevant examples, insight and advice per her 20+ years of experience leading innovation and organizational transformation in both industry and government. Prior to joining Google in April 2011, Michele's work experience included nearly 20 years in the national security community, to include over a decade in industry as an Image Scientist and Chief Engineer supporting government programs, before being asked to join the US Government in 2002 where she served in various transformational roles to include CTO, CIO and other senior executive positions

17:30 Close of Day One
Day tWO: Thursday, 12th March
8:15 Registration & Morning Coffee
9:00 Welcome from Your Conference Host Peter Meier, MD, CEO, Pamino GmbH, Founding FEI Advisory Board Member
9:15 KEYNOTE SPOTLIGHT: LEAN START-UP Lean Start-Up: Transformational and Disruptive Innovation Implementation Lessons and Best Practices Learned from Over 30 Large Companies. Peter Koen, Associate Professr, Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Director of the Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology

Session Description:

9:15 | Lean Start-Up: Transformational and Disruptive Innovation Implementation Lessons and Best Practices Learned from Over 30 Large Companies

Large companies are innovative along the sustaining trajectory, but fail in the development of transformational and disruptive innovation. Two of the reasons for this failure are that transformational and disruptive innovations require a new business model and lack a unifying development process comparable to stage gate. The lean start-up process represents a new paradigm which allows companies to dramatically shorten the time needed to 1) create transformational and disruptive innovation: 2) pivot to a new business model or 3) stop the project. However, most of the published examples are from small start-ups. Large companies, based on implementation experiences from over 30 large companies, typically make the following mistakes: 1) incorrect problem definition; 2) confuse solution attributes and the solution; 3) use the Osterwalder canvas rather than the FEI canvas; 4) focus on the wrong customers; and 5) fail to embrace early prototyping. Best practices to avoid these implementation mistakes will be presented.

10:00 KEYNOTE SPOTLIGHT: THINKING DIFFERENTLY Rethinking Business as Usual: The Art of Thinking Differently Bas Verhart, Co-Founder and Executive Director, THNK – THE AMSTERDAM SCHOOL OF CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

Session Description:

10:00 | Rethinking Business as Usual: The Art of Thinking Differently

Large companies are innovative along the sustaining trajectory, but fail in the development of transformational and disruptive innovation. Two of the reasons for this failure are that transformational and disruptive innovations require a new business model and lack a unifying development process comparable to stage gate. The lean start-up process represents a new paradigm which allows companies to dramatically shorten the time needed to 1) create transformational and disruptive innovation: 2) pivot to a new business model or 3) stop the project. However, most of the published examples are from small start-ups. Large companies, based on implementation experiences from over 30 large companies, typically make the following mistakes: 1) incorrect problem definition; 2) confuse solution attributes and the solution; 3) use the Osterwalder canvas rather than the FEI canvas; 4) focus on the wrong customers; and 5) fail to embrace early prototyping. Best practices to avoid these implementation mistakes will be presented.

10:45 Morning Networking & Refreshment Break
11:10 Break-Out Tracks Begin: Choose Between 4 Tracks
  Learning labs:
strategy & management
Learning labs:
culture & leadership
TRENZ®WALK FEI "UNSCRIPTED" Field Trips
11:15 STRATEGY: Innovating the Strategy Function Kristian Ebbesen Fjelde, Head of Corporate Strategy Support, Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil ASA

Session Description:

11:15 | STRATEGY: Innovating the Strategy Function

Organizations of all types, shapes and sizes are struggling to stay customer focused and to drive breakthrough innovation at the same time. According to a recent IBM Global CEO Study: In a world of increasing complexity and uncertainty, creativity is the most important leadership quality. Some organizations are so involved in daily operations- and keeping their heads above water - they are blind to emerging customer needs. Others recognize the challenges around them and are struggling to develop a vision for the future. THNK a new school for global innovators is on a mission to develop and realize the creative potential of the next generation leaders. During this keynote, Bas will explore the importance of creative leadership, talk about user centric innovation and give pointers on how to think differently.

VISUAL STRATEGY THINKING: Raising Collaboration, Productivity, and Clarity in the Innovation Process Holger Nils Pohl, Visual Strategy Facilitator

Session Description:

11:15 | VISUAL STRATEGY THINKING: Raising Collaboration, Productivity, and Clarity in the Innovation Process

Visual working methods can help significantly in many different communicative settings. This workshop gives you the opportunity to learn to develop the tools for visual communication in your business. In strategy and innovation meetings, simple and easy drawings can not only clarify and support your message and help you get "to the point", but also reduce the chances of a conversation in which the parties talk 'at' rather than with each other. This energizing, concentrated, and intense workshop leads you through different methods, tips and tricks to help you get started. "No master is made in one day" but everyone has to begin at some point!

11:15-17:30
A Revolutionary Approach to Predict the Future: ARTSY TRENZ®WALK
Steven van der Kruit, Creative Director & Visionary, Firmenich Perfumery
Mikel Cirkus Global Director, Conceptual Design, Firmenich Flavors

*This is limited to 20 participants. Register early to secure a spot.

Session Description:

11:15-17:30 | A Revolutionary Approach to Predict the Future: ARTSY TRENZ®WALK

To succeed in today's consumer landscape, we must blend art and science to spot the trends and quickly translate the trends into actionable strategic opportunities. "Cool Hunting" to identify these trends results in culturally relevant business opportunities, from branding to product development to delivery.

As "cultural anthropologists", we'll go on a voyage of discovery into the latest. Exploring various retail environments from restaurants to unique boutiques while incorporating our tracking skills of slowing, looking down, and expanding perceptions to generate new insights and creative thinking.

Firmenich's 'Trenz®Walking' is a unique system to detect trends in their infancy (mostly 3-4 years before they globally manifest themselves). It allows not only to signal the new early, but also to reveal the process of change/trends.

Learn how to see differently, while observing 'things you have never seen before'. It trains you to signal change in an early stage allowing ample time to anticipate and implement time in winning business propositions. Mikel Cirkus and Steven van der Kruit are said to be among the top 10 global Trend Visionaries- and are involved in hundreds of Innovation projects around the globe.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND- REGISTER EARLY: All Trenz(R)Walking sessions were among the participants most-memorable experiences at past FEI events, and the sessions WILL sell out. So if you'd like to participate, please register early.

Bonus time with Peter Koen Peter Koen, Associate Professor, Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Director of the Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship, Stevens Institute of Technology

Session Description:

11:15 | Bonus time with Peter Koen

Attendees are invited to join our keynote speaker Peter Koen, who answers your questions stimulated by his presentation. Learn how the learn start-up process can be implemented in your organization specifically and how this could help dramatically shorten timelines to create truly disruptive innovation.

10:45-12:45 MOSTLIKELY

Session Description:

11:15 | MOSTLIKELY

MOSTLIKELY combines architecture, computer graphics, design and sound. Their outstanding projects vary from buildings to art-installations as well as from videos to music productions, whereas boundaries between branches are most likely free flowing. The agency is run by the five partners Wolfgang List, Kurt Mühlbauer, Maik Perfahl, Mark Neuner and Robert Schwarz.  The tour to the Vienna office will give you an insight look of how the factory of the future may look like. The design branch of MOSTLIKELY specialized since 2012 on small scale, just in time and on demand production of affordable goods in the light and jewelry sector. The worldwide distribution of the goods is handled via E-commerce and regular wholesale by the office. For their extra ordinary products MOSTLIKELY received awards like „The Prix Découvertes“ at the “Maison et Objet“ fair in Paris and the “MINI COOPER Design Award“  at the “Blickfang“ fair in Vienna.

12:00 Bonus Time
with Bas Verhart
Bas Verhart, Co-Founder and Executive Director, THNK – THE AMSTERDAM SCHOOL OF CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

Session Description:

11:15 | Bonus time with Bas Verhart

THNK is on a mission: to develop the next generation of creative leaders that will have a societal impact on the world. This isn't just about generating ideas. It's about making innovation happen. Join Bas after his keynote for an interactive session where you get even more in-depth and hands on.

12:45 Lunch for Thursday Participants Luncheon for Thursday Participants
13:45 Strategy Tools - In Action Led by Christian Rangen, Elisabeth Ovstebo and Inger Hanne Vikshaland Founders, Engage // Innovate & authors, Strategy Tools for the Next Generation.

Session Description:

13:45 | Strategy Tools - In Action

Strategy and innovation is changing. The world needs new strategy tools. We design tools to make strategy & innovation happen at your company. This hands-on workshop will give you five new tools for Strategic innovation, Business model innovation, Innovation mindset and Innovation mapping, with case studies on Tesla Motors, Google and Amazon. This action-driven workshop will provide you with emerging tools for strategic innovation. You will apply these to your ongoing innovation challenges – and put the tools to work in your own organization. Master new tools to change how your company works on innovation. Take-away your personal toolkit and "Dream Bigger: Your Personal Innovation Sketchbook"

GET INVOLVED If you would like to speak during this session, please contact Liz Hinkis at ehinkis@iirusa.com. INNOVATION ISLANDS BMW, 3M, EPO, Lucerne

Session Description:

13:45 | INNOVATION ISLANDS

ISLAND 1: How Can an Established Company Stay Innovative?
Matthias Meyer, Leader, Innovation Process, Research & New Technologies, BMW

ISLAND 2: Creativity Under Pressure
David Vrba, Managing Director, Area Leader Marketing and Sales, 3M

ISLAND 3: Balancing Breakthrough vs. Incremental Innovation
Catherine Eder, Director Change Management & Internal Communications - Patent Administration, European Patent Office
Liliane Geels, Business Process Manager, Change Management Team - Patent Administration, European Patent Office.

ISLAND 4: Changing Company Culture to Better Support Innovation
Dr. Shaun West, Lecturer for Product and Service Innovation, LUCERNE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS

 
15:15 Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break Afternoon Networking Break 15:15-17:15 OTTAKRINGER BREWERY

Session Description:

15:15-17:15 | OTTAKRINGER BREWERY

For more than 175 years, Ottakringer has brewed the most refreshing beer in Austria and today is the only urban brewery and one of the last major independent breweries in Austria. As a medium sized family business, this success came from the combination of both tradition and innovation. Attendees will experience this innovation first hand as you go on a guided tour of the brewery that gives insight into their innovative production and brewing process, as well as the history, marketing, and current market situation, all followed by a tasting.

15:45 The Psychology of Numerology -- Making Data Driven Decisions Nicholas Heller, Former Head of New Business Development, GOOGLE EMEA, Co-Founder & CEO, Fractal Labs

Session Description:

15:15-17:15 | The Psychology of Numerology -- Making Data Driven Decisions

We have reached an important inflection point in the history of computing. For decades, humans have been slaving away in the background on behalf of machines. For the most part, we are still responsible for maintaining the functional status of a device and the drivers that are needed for the machines to run and ultimately provide value. The same is true in business. Machines have made us more efficient, but ultimately, we continue to do the heavy lifting. H.owever, by 2015, machines will have slowly become more intelligent, and will have finally begun to predict, learn and assist humans. Artificial intelligence is becoming a reality and there are some practical business benefits. As product designers, developers, and business leaders we strive to create value by identifying the correct product market fit, playbook for success, and scaling strategy. In this interactive session, we will explore how predictive analytics, benchmarking and forecasting are driving better business decisions. We will explore the power of data, and how best to practically use it for business.

Explore the role of Innovation Manager: an experiential workshop Mike Hatrick, Innovation Lead at the Nordic co-location centre of Climate-KIC, former innovation manager at Bombardier Aerospace and Swisslog

Session Description:

15:45 | Explore the role of Innovation Manager: an experiential workshop

What is it really like to be an innovation manager? The fact is, innovation manager is a new role in many organisations and because of that it is not well defined nor well understood. This fun and highly interactive workshop will help you gain a broader and deeper appreciation of the role of innovation manager, the challenges they face and how they overcome them. The attendees at each table will play the role of a team within a fictional company, tasked with a "quest" to deliver innovation. They will take this journey by working together to overcome a series of structured challenges, by proposing the use of different approaches, processes and tools – all of which are typical of the portfolio used by an innovation manager. Each table will represent a different fictional company and therefore a different quest.

INNOVATION ISLANDS Roche, Airbus Operations GmbH, L'OREAL, Strategyn, B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG

Session Description:

15:45 | INNOVATION ISLANDS

ISLAND 1: Challenging your Innovation Culture: Using Guerilla Teams to Leap Innovation Roadblocks
Jochen Hurlebaus, ‎Head of Central R&D Services - Innovation & IP Management, Roche

ISLAND 2: Increasing the Speed of Innovation
Dr.-Ing. Markus Durstewitz, Head of Innovation Methods and Tools, Airbus Operations GmbH

ISLAND 3: Industrial and Academic Partnerships for Research: Finding a Shared Interest and Managing Expectations
Céline Farcet, European Open Research Manager, L'OREAL Research & Innovation

ISLAND 4: The Future of Medical Devices: Creating Unique Value Offerings around the Job-to-be-Done
Matthias Kahl, Vice President Marketing Patient Access, Global Marketing & Sales Hospital Care, B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG

17:15 Cocktail Reception hosted by
18:30 Close of Day Two
Day three: friday, 13th March
8:30 Registration & Morning Coffee
9:00 Welcome from Your Conference Host Peter Meier, MD, CEO, Pamino GmbH, Founding FEI Advisory Board Member
9:15 KEYNOTE: SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNANCE Innovation Governance: Who is in Charge of "Total Innovation" in our Organizations Prof. Jean-Philippe Deschamps, Professor Emeritus Technology and Innovation Management, IMD Business

Session Description:

9:15 | Innovation Governance: Who is in Charge of "Total Innovation" in our Organizations

School, Author, Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation Innovation is an essential competence to embed into corporate structure through organizational leadership. For this to happen, companies need a holistic system that sets and aligns goals, defines policies and values, prioritizes processes, allocates resources and assigns roles, responsibilities and decision-making authority to key players. And that system has to originate from the C-suite. This is the task we call innovation governance. This keynote addresses three key themes: (1) Focusing leaders on innovation governance: Why should top management get more involved? How to define the scope of innovation governance? (2) Choosing an organizational governance model: Which models have been adopted? How effective are these models? (3) Checking the effectiveness of your governance system.

10:00 SPOTLIGHT ON TEAMS/MANAGEMENT From Solo to Symphony: Many Voices - One Sound Christian Gansch, Grammy Winner, World-Renowned Conductor

Session Description:

10:00 | From Solo to Symphony: Many Voices - One Sound

Christian Gansch is a highly respected conductor and a renowned management coach- making him uniquely equipped to compare communication, leadership and innovation in organizations with that of an orchestra. In his keynote address, Gansch will explore how people can maintain their individuality and work together to create "one sound" and achieve the corporate goal. A functioning orchestra is a prime example of efficient management, leadership and conflict-solving strategies. No other group has such highly qualified individuals working together on a daily basis for hours on end and in such close quarters. How does this lively interplay of forces function in terms of "listening to each other – acting together"? How many soloists can one team handle? What are each person's freedoms and areas of responsibility? What decisions are brought about and how does communication take place? What voice takes priority when? How are management and team ideas and visions developed, and how are they implemented in practice? Christian shows how innovation and excellence can flourish, whether in the world of music or business.

10:45 Morning Networking & Refreshment Break
11:10 Break-Out Tracks Begin: Choose Between 4 Tracks OR Field Trip (must be pre-registered for field trips/trenz®walk)
  Learning labs:
strategy & EXECUTION
Learning labs:
culture & leadership
TRENZ®WALK FEI "UNSCRIPTED" Field Trip
11:15 Creating an Innovation Training Program Curt Briski, Innovation Awareness & Training Manager, NAFTA Innovation, Chrysler Inserting Humor Back into Innovation Jaspar Roos, Founder, ChiefHumorOfficer.com

Session Description:

11:15 | Inserting Humor Back into Innovation

After several years of researching humor, Jaspar shares his latest insights how to use fun, play & humor interventions to spark an innovation culture. What can you do yourself? How can you start your own culture hack movement? From psychological insights to practical how-to lists, your innovation leadership will never be the same. This workshop will be fun and also very hands on.

10:00-15:15A Revolutionary Approach to Predict the Future: EDGY TRENZ®WALK Steven van der Kruit, Creative Director & Visionary, Firmenich Perfumery Mikel Cirkus Global Director, Conceptual Design, Firmenich Flavors

*This is limited to 20 participants. Register early to secure a spot.

Session Description:

10-15:15 | A Revolutionary Approach to Predict the Future: EDGY TRENZ®WALK

To succeed in today's consumer landscape, we must blend art and science to spot the trends and quickly translate the trends into actionable strategic opportunities. "Cool Hunting" to identify these trends results in culturally relevant business opportunities, from branding to product development to delivery.

As "cultural anthropologists", we'll go on a voyage of discovery into the latest. Exploring various retail environments from restaurants to unique boutiques while incorporating our tracking skills of slowing, looking down, and expanding perceptions to generate new insights and creative thinking.

Firmenich's 'Trenz®Walking' is a unique system to detect trends in their infancy (mostly 3-4 years before they globally manifest themselves). It allows not only to signal the new early, but also to reveal the process of change/trends.

Learn how to see differently, while observing 'things you have never seen before'. It trains you to signal change in an early stage allowing ample time to anticipate and implement time in winning business propositions. Mikel Cirkus and Steven van der Kruit are said to be among the top 10 global Trend Visionaries- and are involved in hundreds of Innovation projects around the globe.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - REGISTER EARLY: All Trenz(R)Walking sessions were among the participants most-memorable experiences at past FEI events, and the sessions WILL sell out. So if you'd like to participate, please register early.

11:30 Bonus Time with Christian Gansch Christian Gansch, Grammy Winner, World-Renowned Conductor

Session Description:

11:30 | Bonus Time with Christian Gansch

Grammy winner Christian Gansch is a highly regarded internationally as a conductor, producer and consultant. With two distinct perspectives of the musical world, as a musician and as a manager, he has been able to create a unique coaching concept, which demonstrates the similarities between orchestras and company structures. Benefit from smaller group Q&A time with Gansch to more fully understand the "orchestral consciousness" of your organization.

10:45-15:00 Innovation @ Siemens: Living Lab Seestadt Aspern Paul Pavetich, Head Research and Technology Center Regional Development Austria, Siemens Corporate Technology

Session Description:

10:45-15:00 | Innovation @ Siemens: Living Lab Seestadt Aspern

Vienna is launching a large smart city project at the lakeside district of Aspern, one of the largest urban development projects in Europe. The vision is to create a world-class research project in a real environment (a "living lab"), where the energy-saving technologies needed for the city of tomorrow can be analyzed and optimized. The tour to Siemens Austria will give you the possibility to learn more about the research activities of Siemens for the smart cities of the future. You will get insights about Corporate Technology, the competence center for innovation within Siemens, and its research groups. In a guided tour through Siemens City you will see the energy-saving technology implemented in the sustainable office building.

12:15Bonus Time with Jean-Philippe Deschamps Prof. Jean-Philippe Deschamps, Professor Emeritus Technology and Innovation Management, IMD Business

Session Description:

11:15 | Bonus Time with Jean-Philippe Deschamps

Every innovation practitioner should feel concerned by the way their company manages innovation. In this dialogue, you have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of just what "Innovation Governance" means. Pairing your questions with Professor Deschamps' extensive experience, you will be challenges to understand why all companies who are striving to be innovative don't have a well-established system of governing their efforts and clear ground rules for carrying them out?

12:45 Lunch for Friday Participants Lunch for Friday Participants
13:45 Designing Future Scenarios for Supplier Innovation Sergio Barbarino, Supply Chain Innovation, Connect & Develop, Procter & Gamble

Session Description:

13:45 | Designing Future Scenarios for Supplier Innovation

Containerization of goods has been a key enabler of the Globalization of markets. The Physical Internet concept promises to bring this revolution to the last mile, by opening up supply chains for mutual benefits and breakthrough improvements in assets utilization and service level opportunities. In this workshop we will briefly explain the Physical Internet Concept and then challenge you to think what Business models could be enabled that are impossible to realize today due to the current expensive and/or unreliable Supply Chain solutions available. We will take both a business perspective and a consumer/ end-user perspective and design scenarios for the future. (Some of the best concepts/needs will be taken back to the European Technology Platform for Logistic Innovation for eventual inclusion in the EU funded research & innovation program).

INNOVATION THROUGH EDUCATION: Teaching and Encouraging Innovation for Management Gavin Ivan Suss, PhD, Vice President, Corporate, Keter Plastic

Session Description:

13:45 | INNOVATION THROUGH EDUCATION: Teaching and Encouraging Innovation for Management

Innovation Through Education (ITE) is the result of theory and practice. On the one hand, it is based on learning from those organizations that have implemented innovation successfully. On the other hand, it has come out of years of experience in implementing innovation through educating managers and interns in the Keter Group. Innovation is not only about devising new products; it can and should be applied into every process in organizations and that's why it's such a big issue. ITE is a training program that can help organizations to become innovative, understand information, change, and create value that will enable them to have the competitive advantage that is critical for organizations to survive and thrive during these hectic times. The session includes a comprehensive overview of the program as it was implemented in the Keter Group and hands on exercises with the audience enabling them to experience tools that encourage innovation and creativity among effective teams.

 
15:15 Close of FEI Vienna