Innovation 2017 – Past, Present, The Future

08.00 – 08.50
Registrations & Refreshments
08.50 – 09.00
Welcome Address by Chairman
09.00 – 10.00

Keynote Presentation by Cris Beswick, Strategic Advisor on Innovation, Keynote Speaker and Author of 'Building a Culture of Innovation', United Kingdom & Simon Hill, CEO – Wazoku, United Kingdom

Building a Culture of EveryDay Innovation - Engaging Internal and External Networks
  • Innovation starts with strategy
  • Leading innovation is different
  • Ultimately, innovation is all about people
  • Innovation is not a function - it is everyone's responsibility, everyday
  • Innovation is not open/closed, internal/external but a broad continuum encompassing your full network
  • Embracing your full network will lead to an EveryDay Innovation culture 
10.00 – 10.25
Case Study: Partnerships for Innovation for success & failures

Innovation at UNICEF is driven by an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work for children. Innovations range from new ways to structure programmes to new products and technologies.

UNICEF needs to be agile and adapt to the evolving challenges affecting all children -- from disease outbreaks, to the global refugee crisis, to millions of out-of-school children. One thing that is consistent: the speed at which these problems disrupt the lives of children worldwide is only getting faster.

To address these problems, UNICEF works with a network of global problem solvers who can find new ways to accelerate results that reduce inequities for children. We have structured our innovation work along three stages: Futures, ventures and scale. During the presentation I will zoom in on how we set up innovation partnership with private sector, academia, government and civil society and what we are learning during the process.  

Guest Speaker:
Nisha Bakker, Senior Account Manager (Partnerships) – UNICEF, Netherlands
10.25 – 10.50
Networking Tea/Coffee Break
10.50 – 11.15
Imagination forged in reality
Matthew will talk about how Seymourpowell have helped some of the worlds best loved brands and innovative start ups uncover deep truths, drive good ideas through their organisation into the market and deliver delight for their customers. He will talk about some of the companies more recent work for brands such as Gatorade, JCB and Fairphone..
Guest Speaker: Matthew Cockerill, Associate Design Director – Seymourpowell, United Kingdom
11.15 – 11.40
Natural Innovations in Sustainable Skin Health and Beauty
  • Innovations 'on trend' in food
  • Innovations in new naturally-sourced active ingredients
  • Innovations in new packaging materials
Guest Speaker: Allard Marx, CEO – Aethic, United Kingdom
11.40 – 12.05
Open Innovation in Drug Discovery at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Covering the motivation to engage in OI, discussing models, and illustrating them with examples
Guest Speaker
: Stefan Jaroch, Head of External Innovation Technologies, Global External Innovation & Alliances – Bayer Pharma AG, Germany
12.05 – 12.30
Case Study: Innovation in a multi-national, non-profit environment: Helicopter Operations App
  • Selecting the right innovation model
  • Finding the right amount of technology innovation
  • Working with stakeholders: outside-in, coupled or inside-out processes? Or all three?
Guest Speaker: Michael Street, Principal Scientist – NATO C3 Agency, Netherlands
12.30 – 13.30
Networking Lunch
13.30 – 14.20
Interactive Roundtable Session
Cross industry experts come together to share their findings in Innovation and answer ‘How Innovation works in different industries’?
Cris Beswick, Strategic Advisor on Innovation, Keynote Speaker and Author of 'Building a Culture of Innovation', United Kingdom & Simon Hill, CEO – Wazoku, United Kingdom
Co-Chairman Prof. dr. ir. Vareska van de Vrande, Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing – Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Panelist Hannes Erler, Director Open Innovation Networks – Swarovski, Austria
14.20 – 14.45
Innovation and collaboration Initiatives in J&J - focusing on how this is realized through
  • J&J Internal Research, J&J Innovation Centres and JLabs
  • The “World Without Disease” agenda will be introduced and how this is realized through the Disease Interception Accelerator
Guest Speaker:Dr. Trevor J Howe, Janssen Fellow, Scientific Director (Emerging Science & Innovation, Discovery Sciences) – Janssen Research & Development (Johnson & Johnson), United Kingdom
14.45 – 15.10
INNOVATION Part II: Closed, Open, Collaborative, Disruptive, Inclusive, Nested… and soon Reverse, Frugal…
  • How about the Metrics? Dream and Reality?
  • Let’s address some elements of those basic recurring questions using cases that partly illustrate some well-known quotations, such as: “Innovation has to be competitively unpredictable”
Guest Speaker: Serge Rebouillat, Technology & IP Innovation – DuPont, Switzerland
15.10 – 15.30
Networking Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00
Creating Customer Value through Open Innovation Science Networks
  • Why hyper connectivity forces enterprises to open up on an inter-organizational level
  • Why collaborative models determine the rules of transformation
  • How Swarovski utilizes it’s Open Innovation Networks to deliver customer value
Guest Speaker: Hannes Erler, Director Open Innovation Networks – Swarovski, Austria
16.00 – 17.00
Workshop on Innovation Strategy

In this collaborative workshop we will review and discuss approaches to innovation, look at how innovation strategy frameworks can be used to monitor changing business models, and consider how we may better manage the tension between short-term performance results and long term innovation strategy through an interactive (and competitive) game.

Through the use of a uniquely design game, participants will experience the real world decision making tensions faced by their management teams and boards.  Through this game, the facilitator will draw on the participant’s experiences, allowing the group to learn from each other, as well as the facilitator.  Participants will gain insights into innovative frameworks and learn how to apply them within their own organizations.  Recent, relevant, real-world examples of these frameworks will be shared with participants.  This workshop is interactive, energetic, and allows conference participants to get to know each other and learn from their peers.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the range of innovation – Types or degrees of innovation
  2. Review strategic frameworks for innovation – How to create an Innovation Strategy Map
  3. Exploration versus Exploitation, the S-curve ‘leap of faith’ - Experience the tension between short term results and innovation strategy, facilitated by an interactive game and group discussion for the purpose of better managing this tension
Trainer: Chris Hafner, Fellow & Chairman of the Board – Strategic Planning Society, United Kingdom