Digitalized - Agile - Connected - Integrated - Smart: Agile Innovation 4.0

At this conference presented use cases, round tables, workshops and personal meetings will deepen your detailed understanding of innovation strategies, methods and pitfalls. Experts share best practices on how to use agile methods to develop digital products or services and how to implement innovation projects in the company.

Fast-changing markets require companies to develop new services and even new business models in less time. Agile innovation methods help to accelerate innovation processes by integrating product or service design, development, adaptation and introduction into one management framework.

How can we use the potential of agile methods for innovation processes? To establish agile forms of work, some cultural requirements must be met. To transform a company into an agile and innovative organization is a central management challenge. Agile Innovation Strategy Day illuminates the latest methods and tools companies should adapt to become even more innovative, as well as the critical success factors of agile innovation management.

Interactive Networking Format

  • Inspiring talks (Cutting-edge business cases, strategies, technology, best management practices, analysis, methods)
  • Workshops
  • Networking meetings
  • Online archive and community

Topics

  • Agile management in innovation areas
  • Successful combination of agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban and Design Thinking to develop innovative digital products
  • How can innovation potential be uncovered in a highly dynamic market environment? – Methods, tools and techniques
  • Design thinking as a mindset and method for innovation activities
  • The creation of an agile innovation culture in companies: Necessary framework conditions
  • Agile leadership, empowerment and error culture: Mindset for new innovative strength
  • Innovation strategy in interaction with the corporate strategy and the involvement of the customer: finding the right balance between customer needs and corporate goals
  • Effective innovation management through efficient innovation service design
  • Process model for the structured development of new business model concepts and the future-oriented further development of the competence portfolio
  • Agile methods as an important key for the development of innovative digital offers / as a basis for successful innovation management in the company
  • Experiences and success factors in cooperation with agile start-ups: Combining classic corporate structures with agile start-up working methods - how does the interaction really work?
  • New business incubators, innovation labs: What established companies can learn from startups - opportunities and challenges
  • From developing platforms to building new business incubators
  • The customer journey in the digital world
  • Use of AI and machine learning in the innovation process

This event was super! All talks have been inspiring. I learned a lot. Thanks for this.

Franziska Mair, Senior Manager Digital Innovation, PAUL HARTMANN AG

Thank you very much for having organised this event. I can use many key take-aways for my practice.

Tobias Lehmann, Software Project Manager and Agile Coach, Dräger

Thank you very much for a really entertaining and very exciting day delivering ideas and inspirations on various levels.

Stefan Jörgens, Director R&D, Albrecht JUNG GmbH & Co.KG

Thanks for this conference with so much value! Well moderated. Topics and speakers well selected! Top!!!

Sonja Bannick, Corporate Development Consultant, Consultinform AG

Very meaningful event for know-how transfer, strategy definition and networking in an intimate, productive and easy-going environment. I received very good inputs for my digital strategy and defined new brilliant starting points. Looking forward to the next event.

Katharina Uribe Casillas, VP Global Business Development Automotive & Industrial, Kuehne + Nagel Management AG

Michael Gusko, Global Director Innovation, GoodMills Group GmbH

Setting up a new innovation process in a business not exactly known for being very innovative

  • Clash of culture: Being a schizophrenic miller
  • New innovation process at GoodMills Group
  • Corporate Startup MY HEALTHY FOOD
  • Innovation means nothing without people putting winning ideas into practice

Mehmet Perk, Innovation Expert, evosoft GmbH

Shifting backwards: From Enterprise to Startup

  • We consider ourselves agile, but are we really agile – a self-check
  • Why are startups considered as fast and corporates slow. What are the reasons and what to do to become faster?
  • Some market insights and real examples
  • Unlocking creativity and innovation within organizations

Lejla Vulovic, Senior Agile Coach, Raiffeisenbank International

Customer-centric innovation in a highly regulated financial environment

  • This use case is about how a great vision and small group of enthusiasts can move rocks and create impactful products that customers love, even in a highly regulated financial environment.
  • And this is where innovation meets agility. Simply putting the customer in the center… hm, actually it was not that simple…. but in an environment with no blame culture, with the right attitude and open mindset for continuous improvement and constant learning, experimenting with different sets of Agile and CX tools and practices, it felt easy and straightforward.
  • Scrum framework is the backbone of their way of working, where Customer Experience Design and contemporary Agile engineering practices are smoothly blended in

Dr. Lothar Kaiser, Director, Corporate Agile Transformation and Organization, Robert Bosch GmbH

Shared Leadership – innovation driver for the agile transformation at Bosch

  • Leadership roles for scaled agile organizations
  • Value stream driven networks as foundation
  • Mastering complexity in compliance with existing patterns and rules

Michael Sommerhalder, Team Leader Software Engineering and Agile Coach, Digitec Galaxus AG

How Digitec Galaxus fosters an agile innovation culture

  • Ingredient 1: High level of autonomy of the teams
  • Ingredient 2: OKRs and initiatives as frameworks
  • How it all comes together: An example of a recent innovation project

Joern Bruecker, Global Chair and Co-Founder, Design at Business

How Innovation services contribute to expanding organizational innovation capabilities

  • Helping to define and scope innovation requirements
  • Supporting an innovation mindset to drive open innovation and experimentation
  • Embracing employee experience and talent attraction and retention initiatives
  • Aligning business goals and innovation metrics across organisations
  • Strengthening the innovation ecosystems
  • Driving greater business resiliency, productivity, and business agility

Silke Finken, Professor of Innovation, International School of Management (ISM)

Success factors of external Design thinking projects

  • Adopting the right mindset
  • Optimal involvement of the client
  • Ensuring sustainability and facilitating implementation

Deepika Sharma, R&D Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Agility vs. Tools and Methods

  • Balance between Agility and Methods
  • Innovation with Agility
  • Planning and Agility

Alexandra Nicolae, Señorita Product Owner Ideation Council, Axel Springer National Media & Tech GmbH & Co. KG

The Axel Springer Ideation Council

  • How we got here
  • What we do
  • What we learned so far

Emely Übler, Product Manager Coding, Koenig & Bauer Coding GmbH

How quality management can influence an innovative company culture

  • PDCA cycle the mother of Scrum
  • Process management meets agile thinking
  • Diversity through QM

Stjepan Podgajski, Wholesale Strategy Manager, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Using Agile customer centricity to drive digital transformation

  • Treat everyone as a customer (employees, leaders, partners, vendors)
  • Smartly combining Agile software development, Commercial product development & Design Thinking to create tailor made approaches
  • How to develop agility and customer centricity best practices to support the business in transformation and every day operation

TimeActivity
08:00Start Registration
08:30Opening
08:45Setting up a new innovation process in a business not exactly known for being very innovative
  • Clash of culture: Being a schizophrenic miller
  • New innovation process at GoodMills Group
  • Corporate Startup MY HEALTHY FOOD
  • Innovation means nothing without people putting winning ideas into practice
    Michael Gusko, Global Director Innovation, GoodMills Group GmbH

  • 09:15Shifting backwards: From Enterprise to Startup
  • We consider ourselves agile, but are we really agile – a self-check
  • Why are startups considered as fast and corporates slow. What are the reasons and what to do to become faster?
  • Some market insights and real examples
  • Unlocking creativity and innovation within organizations
    Mehmet Perk, Innovation Expert, evosoft GmbH
  • 09:45Shared Leadership – innovation driver for the agile transformation at Bosch
  • Leadership roles for scaled agile organizations
  • Value stream driven networks as foundation
  • Mastering complexity in compliance with existing patterns and rules
    Dr. Lothar Kaiser, Director, Corporate Agile Transformation and Organization, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 10:15How Digitec Galaxus fosters an agile innovation culture
  • Ingredient 1: High level of autonomy of the teams
  • Ingredient 2: OKRs and initiatives as frameworks
  • How it all comes together: An example of a recent innovation project
    Michael Sommerhalder, Team Leader Software Engineering and Agile Coach, Digitec Galaxus AG
  • 10:45Coffee Break with Networking
    11:15Agility vs. Tools and Methods
  • Balance between Agility and Methods
  • Innovation with Agility
  • Planning and Agility
    Deepika Sharma, R&D Project Manager, Schneider Electric
  • 11:45Success factors of external Design thinking projects
  • Adopting the right mindset
  • Optimal involvement of the client
  • Ensuring sustainability and facilitating implementation
    Silke Finken, Professor of Innovation, International School of Management (ISM)
  • 12:15Customer-centric innovation in a highly regulated financial environment
  • This use case is about how a great vision and small group of enthusiasts can move rocks and create impactful products that customers love, even in a highly regulated financial environment.
  • And this is where innovation meets agility. Simply putting the customer in the center… hm, actually it was not that simple…. but in an environment with no blame culture, with the right attitude and open mindset for continuous improvement and constant learning, experimenting with different sets of Agile and CX tools and practices, it felt easy and straightforward.
  • Scrum framework is the backbone of their way of working, where Customer Experience Design and contemporary Agile engineering practices are smoothly blended in
    Lejla Vulovic, Senior Agile Coach, Raiffeisenbank International
  • 12:45Lunch with Networking
    14:15The Axel Springer Ideation Council
  • How we got here
  • What we do
  • What we learned so far
    Alexandra Nicolae, Señorita Product Owner Ideation Council, Axel Springer National Media & Tech GmbH & Co. KG
  • 14:45How Innovation services contribute to expanding organizational innovation capabilities
  • Helping to define and scope innovation requirements
  • Supporting an innovation mindset to drive open innovation and experimentation
  • Embracing employee experience and talent attraction and retention initiatives
  • Aligning business goals and innovation metrics across organisations
  • Strengthening the innovation ecosystems
  • Driving greater business resiliency, productivity, and business agility
    Joern Bruecker, Global Chair and Co-Founder, Design at Business
  • 15:15Coffee Break with Networking
    15:45How quality management can influence an innovative company culture
  • PDCA cycle the mother of Scrum
  • Process management meets agile thinking
  • Diversity through QM
    Emely Übler, Product Manager Coding, Koenig & Bauer Coding GmbH
  • 16:15Using Agile customer centricity to drive digital transformation
  • Treat everyone as a customer (employees, leaders, partners, vendors)
  • Smartly combining Agile software development, Commercial product development & Design Thinking to create tailor made approaches
  • How to develop agility and customer centricity best practices to support the business in transformation and every day operation
    Stjepan Podgajski, Wholesale Strategy Manager, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
  • 16:45Closing Discussion and Wrap-up
    TimeActivity
    08:00Start Registration
    08:30Opening
    08:45Setting up a new innovation process in a business not exactly known for being very innovative
  • Clash of culture: Being a schizophrenic miller
  • New innovation process at GoodMills Group
  • Corporate Startup MY HEALTHY FOOD
  • Innovation means nothing without people putting winning ideas into practice
    Michael Gusko, Global Director Innovation, GoodMills Group GmbH

  • 09:15Shifting backwards: From Enterprise to Startup
  • We consider ourselves agile, but are we really agile – a self-check
  • Why are startups considered as fast and corporates slow. What are the reasons and what to do to become faster?
  • Some market insights and real examples
  • Unlocking creativity and innovation within organizations
    Mehmet Perk, Innovation Expert, evosoft GmbH
  • 09:45Shared Leadership – innovation driver for the agile transformation at Bosch
  • Leadership roles for scaled agile organizations
  • Value stream driven networks as foundation
  • Mastering complexity in compliance with existing patterns and rules
    Dr. Lothar Kaiser, Director, Corporate Agile Transformation and Organization, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 10:15How Digitec Galaxus fosters an agile innovation culture
  • Ingredient 1: High level of autonomy of the teams
  • Ingredient 2: OKRs and initiatives as frameworks
  • How it all comes together: An example of a recent innovation project
    Michael Sommerhalder, Team Leader Software Engineering and Agile Coach, Digitec Galaxus AG
  • 10:45Coffee Break with Networking
    11:15Agility vs. Tools and Methods
  • Balance between Agility and Methods
  • Innovation with Agility
  • Planning and Agility
    Deepika Sharma, R&D Project Manager, Schneider Electric
  • 11:45Success factors of external Design thinking projects
  • Adopting the right mindset
  • Optimal involvement of the client
  • Ensuring sustainability and facilitating implementation
    Silke Finken, Professor of Innovation, International School of Management (ISM)
  • 12:15Customer-centric innovation in a highly regulated financial environment
  • This use case is about how a great vision and small group of enthusiasts can move rocks and create impactful products that customers love, even in a highly regulated financial environment.
  • And this is where innovation meets agility. Simply putting the customer in the center… hm, actually it was not that simple…. but in an environment with no blame culture, with the right attitude and open mindset for continuous improvement and constant learning, experimenting with different sets of Agile and CX tools and practices, it felt easy and straightforward.
  • Scrum framework is the backbone of their way of working, where Customer Experience Design and contemporary Agile engineering practices are smoothly blended in
    Lejla Vulovic, Senior Agile Coach, Raiffeisenbank International
  • 12:45Lunch with Networking
    14:15The Axel Springer Ideation Council
  • How we got here
  • What we do
  • What we learned so far
    Alexandra Nicolae, Señorita Product Owner Ideation Council, Axel Springer National Media & Tech GmbH & Co. KG
  • 14:45How Innovation services contribute to expanding organizational innovation capabilities
  • Helping to define and scope innovation requirements
  • Supporting an innovation mindset to drive open innovation and experimentation
  • Embracing employee experience and talent attraction and retention initiatives
  • Aligning business goals and innovation metrics across organisations
  • Strengthening the innovation ecosystems
  • Driving greater business resiliency, productivity, and business agility
    Joern Bruecker, Global Chair and Co-Founder, Design at Business
  • 15:15Coffee Break with Networking
    15:45How quality management can influence an innovative company culture
  • PDCA cycle the mother of Scrum
  • Process management meets agile thinking
  • Diversity through QM
    Emely Übler, Product Manager Coding, Koenig & Bauer Coding GmbH
  • 16:15Using Agile customer centricity to drive digital transformation
  • Treat everyone as a customer (employees, leaders, partners, vendors)
  • Smartly combining Agile software development, Commercial product development & Design Thinking to create tailor made approaches
  • How to develop agility and customer centricity best practices to support the business in transformation and every day operation
    Stjepan Podgajski, Wholesale Strategy Manager, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
  • 16:45Closing Discussion and Wrap-up

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