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Global Open Innovation Summit

  • 28th – 29th September 2017
  • Spain flag Spain Barcelona
  • Hotel Occidental Atenea Mar Paseo García Faria 37-47, 08019

We are pleased to invite you to the Global Open Innovation Summit scheduled for September 28th – 29th, 2017 in Barcelona. This premier B2B event will enable the participants to learn about the global transition to Open Innovation 2.0.

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About

This Summit brings together experts from varied professions, organisations and industries that have embraced Open Innovation (OI). Besides best practice sharing, this event offers a valuable opportunity for networking and partnering with businesses of diverse sizes and types. The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics including: successful strategies for implementing OI into the workplace; creating mechanisms for collaboration across industries; new ways of engaging customers and employees through OI; and effective methods for translating innovation into a usable cutting-edge technology. The participants will also have the chance to learn about the most suitable business models for OI; get a peek into the world of technology scouts; and learn about the latest trends in procurement, R&D investment and design thinking.  

Who Should Attend 

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders and Managers specialising in:

 

  • R&D
  • Innovation Sourcing
  • Front-End Innovation
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Cultural Management
  • Digital Business Models
  • Strategy and Alliances
  • Technology Scouting
  • HR
  • Procurement
  • Startups
  • Knowledge Management
  • Blockchain
  • IoT/Cloud Computing
  • R&D Investment
  • Open Innovation
  • External Innovation
  • Organisational Development
  • Ecosystem Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Product Development
  • Design Thinking
  • Supply chain
  • M&A
  • Customer Experience
  • Business Development
  • Business Analytics

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Suitable strategies for integrating Open Innovation (OI) into the organization
  • Redefining business models through OI
  • People driven OI: Human-centric models for enhancing engagement
  • Startup ecosystems, crowd-innovation, and intrapreneurship
  • Exceling at developing technology through OI
  • Open Innovation 360: Collaboration models, cultural management and IP rights
  • Operational possibilities with Blockchain technologies
  • How to use behavioural science and design thinking to engage customers into co-innovation
  • Introduction to ecosystems and platforms to steer ideation
  • The art of technology scouting
  • Approaches to strategic R&D investments and OI
  • Reinventing the procurement function in innovation ecosystems
  • Open Innovation for designers: Adopting the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Creating thriving open source communities

John Palfreyman, UK

Consultant & Former Director, Blockchain

IBM

John joined IBM in 1996, as part of the acquisition of Data Sciences where he was general manager of the aerospace division. John has worked at a European and global level in IBM as leader of emerging technology businesses including Pervasive Computing, Linux Services, Grid Computing and Open Source Services and extensively in the global defense, intelligence and public safety industry. John currently focuses on the business application of Blockchain, working directly with customers and through enablement of IBM practitioners and partners. John has worked on several high profile Blockchain customer projects, illustrating the transformational value of this new technology.

Luis Allo, CH

Global Director Innovation Sourcing

Johnson & Johnson

In his current role, Luis is in charge of the creation of new models for innovation and external collaboration at Johnson & Johnson. He orchestrates the creation of new ecosystems; inspiring engagement for collaborative innovation with established or new relationships, augmenting development capabilities to bring solutions faster to consumers. He is recognised as a builder of opportunities and partnerships; providing access to breakthrough technologies for Johnson & Johnson. He also invests his passion in innovation by enabling new business models and technologies as an Angel Investor, on advisory boards and as an entrepreneur’s coach. In the 20 years of professional experience in FMCG, Pharma, and Over The Counter; Luis held leadership positions in Novartis Pharma, Procter & Gamble, and cooperated with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He holds a MBA degree from the Metropolitan University in Caracas and a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Simón Bolívar University, and has participated in executive development programs from Harvard, MIT and Babson.

Tom Kavassalis, CA

Vice President, Strategy and Alliances

Xerox

Tom Kavassalis is vice president of strategy and alliances at the Xerox Research and Product Development Organisation. In this role, Tom ensures that Xerox has a balanced portfolio of research and technology investments supporting Xerox’s near term business strategies and creating options for the future. His alliance work is focused on partners and leveraging external innovation. Additional responsibilities in Xerox include managing Fuji Xerox technology gatekeeping, intellectual property development, and managing university affairs. In addition to his role at Xerox, Tom serves on the board of directors, as the past chairman, of the Industrial Research Institute, the authoritative source of R&D innovation leadership solutions for its member companies since 1938.

Joining Xerox in 1987 as a member of the research staff, Tom worked in the field of polymer physics and developed theories and models to explain the mechanical and rheological properties of polymeric materials and established a competence in modelling and simulation of material systems. While performing materials science research, Tom maintained a concurrent appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining Xerox, Tom served as a research scientist at Ontario Hydro Research Division and as a visiting scientist at the Instituut Lorentz in the Netherlands. Tom holds a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT. Tom currently lives in Oakville, Canada with his wife, Catherine. Away from work, his interests include his two children Nicholas and Sarah, photography, woodturning, rebuilding vintage cars, and auto-racing. He will always be a bad golfer.

Dr. Jörg Knäblein, DE

Technology Scouting

Bayer AG

Dr. Jörg Knäblein is currently working as a technology scout within Global External Innovation & Alliances inside Drug Discovery of Bayer AG. He is responsible for identification and evaluation of new technologies, projects, or molecules from external sources (mostly academic institutions), whereas technologies in its broadest sense can be animal models, assays, cell lines, biomarker, biospecimen, etc. He is also responsible for the CoLaborator in Berlin; a research incubator to host young life sciences companies on the Bayer campus. Before he had several positions within the company, including head of microbiological chemistry department at former Schering AG, after he had started his scientific industrial career with that company as a management trainee in October 2000. Jörg has also worked for Schering’s biotech subsidiary Berlex Biosciences in San Francisco and for Hoechst in New Jersey (1995) and UK (1990). He holds two diplomas, one in biotechnology from The Society of Biotechnology Research (GBF) and another in biochemistry from Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry. Here, he also received his PhD working with Prof. Robert Huber (Nobel Prize Laureate 1988). After winning the First McKinsey Business Plan contest he founded the biotech company Proteros (with today more than 80 employees), before he took on the opportunity to work for a HighTech consultancy firm for two years – focusing on the LifeScience business of global players (i.e. Baxter, Hoechst, Elan). He serves as executive board member and scientific advisor to the European Association of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (EAPB: EAPB), and to the editorial boards of the ‘Biotechnology Journal’ (BTJ: BTJ) and the ‘European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics’ (EJPB: EJPB). Jörg is also the editor of the four-volume book ‘Modern Biopharmaceuticals – Design, Development, and Optimization’ and the follow-up ‘Modern Biopharmaceuticals – Recent Success Stories.’

Nicolas Bry, FR

Orange Startups Studio COO

Orange

Nicolas is chief innovation officer at Orange Valley, an agile entity within Orange Innova­tion division. As an innovation executive, Nicolas sets-up innovation centres and creative programs. He leads the crowdsourcing website, Imagine With Orange (Imagine.Or­ange.com), Intrapreneurs Studio (programme for intrapreneurs), and Rapid Innovation Framework (Rapidinnovation.fr). His Twitter username is @nicobry, and is connected to startup ecosystems, mentoring entrepreneurs, innovation teacher, and speaker. He graduated from Engineering School Supélec and from HEC Business School

Christian Saclier, CH

Global Head of Industrial Design

Nestlé S.A.

Christian Saclier started his career in 1996 at Roche Consumer Health within the R&D center, where he created the packaging innovation department and its prototyping lab. Christian then joined Novartis Consumer Health in 2000 within the manufacturing & operations department, where he quickly moved into different roles with increasing responsibilities and ending up creating an interface function between manufacturing, R&D, and marketing, to accelerate introduction of innovations, optimising trade-offs between innovation, cost, and time to market. Christian then decided to broaden his impact by joining Nestlé Research in 2008, creating a front-end science & technology scouting function for the group. Christian took over a new role in 2012 as global head of industrial design at Nestlé HQ, where he revolutionised the innovation process by integrating design thinking and enabling consumer centricity and holistic prototyping. He is now involved in multiple strategic projects shaping up the future of the company, scouting emerging trends, establishing key partnerships, and developing new business models for breakthrough innovation.

François Dufour, FR

Business Development & Communication Director

Orange Startup Ecosystem

Francois Dufour started working on Open Innovation inside Orange in 2010. In 2012, he launched the Orange Technocentre’s Startup Program. In 2014, he launched Hello Startup; a TV show sponsored by Orange and broadcasted on BFMTV, the #1 TV news channel in France. Thanks to Hello Startup, each week a startup CEO can reach partners, investors, and hundreds of thousands of potential customers. In 2015 François Dufour is appointed development director at Orange Technocentre. Since April 2017, he is business development and communication director of Orange Startup Ecosystem. He is also at the board of La Cité de l’Objet Connecté, a hardware accelerator based in Angers, France.

Aileen Smith, UK

Head of Ecosystem Development

Huawei SPO Lab

Aileen is widely recognised as a leader in the global communications industry with a successful career as an executive for industry giants such as Motorola and Alcatel, as well as over a decade in a variety of roles including chief operating officer and SVP transformation at TM Forum, the global industry association for the communications industry. Aileen provides consulting services for transformation in a digital world to a variety of companies, large and small, and has been one of the early advocates of platform business model concepts which are now gaining mainstream attention. She is an adviser to VC firms, serves on the editorial advisory board for VanillaPlus and IOTNow publications, and is a regular speaker and moderator at events globally. Aileen holds an M.B.A., and M.Sc. in computer science, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Alessandro Zedda, FR

Former Vice President of R&D

A2Z Innovation Consulting

Alessandro Zedda is the founder of A2Z Innovation Consulting, a small boutique consultancy firm specialised in front-end innovation projects and best practices for innovation and R&D. He previously worked as VP of R&D for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in USA and France where he led an R&D organisation with a few hundred researchers and engineers distributed over 3 continents. He also worked as VP of material development for Konarka Technologies in USA, as senior manager printed electronics for BASF Future Business, and as R&D director for the electronics materials business at Ciba Specialty Chemicals in Switzerland. He has held other positions always in R&D and new business development in Ciba and Ausimont in Italy.

Goran Cangl, US

Head of Ecosystem Steering

Nokia

In this role, Goran and his team are looking into extending the possibilities of 3rd party relationships while envisioning an ecosystem as an enabler of Nokia’s strategy, competitive advantage and source of innovation. Goran works with Nokia’s innovation partner and venture management unit, where he co-founded the Open Ecosystem Network; an open, multi-sided platform designed for cross-industry co-development, ideation and sourcing disruption. With 15 years of professional experience within Siemens and then Nokia, Goran had different leadership roles in IT and R&D, change management and partner management. He holds a MBA from the University of Munich, Germany and currently lives in New York City area with his wife and daughter.

Jordi Ràfols, ES

Founder and CEO

Innoget

Jordi Ràfols is the founder and CEO of Innoget.com, one of the largest online Open Innovation Networks. He has more than 20 years of experience working on Open Innovation and technology transfer and Internet business. He has been directly involved in hundreds of Open Innovation projects in a wide range of different industries. He has worked with several International Companies in the evaluation, development, and deployment of their Open Innovation programs.

As part of the Catalan National program "Startup Catalonia", he acted as a business coach for technology-based Start-ups helping them to develop and implement their strategy and accelerate business growth. He has been managing partner at Science2Society.eu, one of the largest EU funded projects in the field of technology transfer and Open Innovation aimed at developing new processes to enhance Industry-Academia collaboration.

Jordi holds an MBA at ESADE Business School and a Corporate Finance degree at ie (Instituto de Empresa in Madrid) and has been involved in Corporate Venture and valuation projects. As an innovation conference speaker, he has shared his view on Open Innovation and collaborative R&D and innovation ecosystems in many international and cross-industries events in Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Boston, Paris, Singapore, and Barcelona. He has also given lectures to MBA program alumni at ESADE Business School on on-line Open Innovation business models.

Patrice Duboé, FR

Innovation Vice President Global Architects Leader CTO Office

Capgemini

Patrice Duboé has been working in innovation & technology for more than 20 years in multicultural environments. He is now innovation vice president within the CTO office of Capgemini and leading the global architects’ community gathering more than 4500 business & technology experts in over 40 countries. He has been train­ing & coaching enterprise architects & technology experts for Capgemini & global clients over the last 20 years. Highly involved in innovation & digital transformation programs, he is committed to leveraging technology innovation as a business value key for global customers. He is thus expanding the Capgemini innovation ecosys­tem through global partners and emerging startups to deliver business, technology and digital solutions that fit clients’ needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. He is passionate about sustainable innovation, internet of everything and smart energy.

Sander Duivestein, NL

Senior Analyst

Sogeti

Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influ­ential author, a professional speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses, and society. He is therefore a much sought-after speaker for confer­ences, strategy sessions, and other business gatherings. He is the co-author of several books and reports: ‘Bitcoin, It’s not the currency, it’s the platform, stupid!’ (2014), ‘No More Secrets with Big Data Analytics’ (2013), ‘The Dark Side of Social Media’ (2013), ’The App Effect’ (2012), ‘Don’t Be Evil’ (2010), ‘Collaboration with the Cloud’ (2009), ‘Me the Media’ (2009). He is currently researching the impact of artificial intelligence on the size and structure of (existing) firms.

Enrico A. Palumbo, CH

HR Director & Member of the Management Board

SAP (Switzerland) AG

Enrico Palumbo is the HR director and member of the management board of SAP (Switzerland) AG. Over the last 15 years Enrico worked in different HR roles and functions including HR business partner, centre of expertise and shared services in leadership roles, as project manager and business consultant in different industries and geographies. He lived in Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy and worked on projects in Austria, China, India, Romania, and South Africa. He is an active member of the SAP Internal Coaching pool. Enrico studied social sciences in Munich (Germany) and Venice (Italy) and completed a post-graduate program in business administration at the OU Business School in Milton Keynes (UK).

Jonas Jacobi, USA

Vice President, Cloud & Mobile Technology Strategy

IBM

Jonas Jacobi is an internationally known web, mobile, and IoT visionary, technology in­novator, and published author. Jonas’ industry experience includes tenures as technology evangelist, VP of marketing and strategy, and co-founder and CEO, including the co-cre­ation of one of the most prolific and game-changing new industry standards for the world wide web, the W3C and IETF WebSocket standard. Currently, Jonas is responsible for the strategy and execution of IBM’s developer engagements. In the world of the symbiotic relationship between developers, technology, and open source, his teams are responsible for building the trust and respect required to engage with today’s Millennial developers. Our mission reflects the continuous evolution of technology and how we help develop­ers live up to their full potential by helping them achieve success in their own missions.

John Palfreyman, UK

Consultant & Former Director, Blockchain

IBM

Luis Allo, CH

Global Director Innovation Sourcing

Johnson & Johnson

Tom Kavassalis, CA

Vice President, Strategy and Alliances

Xerox

Dr. Jörg Knäblein, DE

Technology Scouting

Bayer AG

Nicolas Bry, FR

Orange Startups Studio COO

Orange

Christian Saclier, CH

Global Head of Industrial Design

Nestlé S.A.

François Dufour, FR

Business Development & Communication Director

Orange Startup Ecosystem

Aileen Smith, UK

Head of Ecosystem Development

Huawei SPO Lab

Alessandro Zedda, FR

Former Vice President of R&D

A2Z Innovation Consulting

Goran Cangl, US

Head of Ecosystem Steering

Nokia

Jordi Ràfols, ES

Founder and CEO

Innoget

Patrice Duboé, FR

Innovation Vice President Global Architects Leader CTO Office

Capgemini

Sander Duivestein, NL

Senior Analyst

Sogeti

Enrico A. Palumbo, CH

HR Director & Member of the Management Board

SAP (Switzerland) AG

Jonas Jacobi, USA

Vice President, Cloud & Mobile Technology Strategy

IBM

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