The Geneva Corporate Innovation Forum aims to provide new thinking and concepts for corporate directors and technology officers who wish to improve the management and generation of innovation within their respective organizations.
At this conference we have chosen three leading academic speakers with particular expertise in their fields:
- Professor Raphael Cohen is the global convenor/coordinator within the International Standards
Organization (ISO) of Work Group 3 of TC 279. The focus of this Work Group is to draft a new and innovative
ISO standard that parties involved in an innovation partnership can use to improve the success rate of their
collaboration initiative. His lecture will give attendees an advance preview of the key components of this
experienced-based new standard. It will show how its concrete approach will help corporations significantly
improve the outcome and governance of their collaborative innovation initiatives.
- Professor Alain Richemond has developed one of the most reliable tests measuring team and
individual resilience. Resilience is crucial not only to overcome adversity and bounce back but also to identify
and seize opportunities. Resilient R&D teams are better equipped to cope with discouragement while maintaining a
high level of creativity. Dr. Richemond will explain how Resilience Drives Innovation Success and how measuring
resilience gives Chief innovation officers and experts clear clues of what they can do to improve their people
readiness to innovate and embrace new challenges.
- The presentation by Cyril Bouquet, professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD will present five core principles of A.L.I.E.N. thinking that can challenge your thinking around the best approaches to use in the market and improve your odds of success in a world of unpredictability, turbulence and big surprises. Developing an A.L.I.E.N. mindset will help you to challenge the status quo and grow the business. As a successful manager, you probably already know what it takes to succeed, as you have learnt through experience what works, what doesn't, and why. But too much comfort in your thinking can hamper your ability to envision future opportunities. As Bertrand Russell once said, "In all affairs, it's healthy now and then to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted."
The day will provide a suitable environment for networking with peers to share best practices and learn from everyone's experience.
The day will end with a panel discussion focusing on key success factors of innovation with leading senior innovation practitioners. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Baverstam. It will address further the topics that have been discussed during the day and strive to give a perspective on lessons learned. This open discussion will also be an opportunity to take advantage of the expertise and experience of all the Forum participants to explore other innovation-related issues.
Per Bäverstam, Chairman
Geneva Corporate Innovation Forum