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Harnessing Disruptive Technology for Growth

Overview

In this 3-day programme we will explore what potentially disruptive technologies are around, how to scout for them and assess new, potentially disruptive technological opportunities, how to organize the company to foster technology driven business initatives and build business cases / models around them.

Who should attend?

  • Directors of Business Units
  • Innovation Leads
  • Functional Directors
  • Strategy Directors
  • CEOs of small consultancies

Objectives

  • Facilitate participants in strategic thinking about disruption
  • Give participants insights in technology start-ups as agents of disruption
  • Give participants insights in technological trends that might disrupt their businesses
  • Understand differences between business planning, lean start-up approaches, acceleration
  • Gives a strategic view on how to organize for disruptive innovation and how to make a radical business case

Set up

  • On the first day, participants are introduced to the different potentially disruptive technologies and the organizational tools such as accelerators, corporate funds, corporate venturing, corporate entrepreneurship, crowd sourcing campaigns, and how to monitor them. They also are introduced to the technology life cycle – industry life cycle interface and the strategic questions about timing of entry.
  • The second day allows participants to familiarize themselves via a contemporary case study with a real company setting and their approach towards technology sourcing of new ideas and turning them into business cases. They are also provoked towards disruptive thinking developing a used case.
  • The third day delves more deeply into story building and business case development and finishes with an assessment of how technologies call for new business models.

Programme content

Day 1 – Assessing the disruptive potential of technologies

08.45 – 09.00
Registration and Refreshments

9.00 – 11:15
Welcome & Assessing the disruptive Potential of Technologies
Bart Clarysse, Professor Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Imperial College London & ETH Zürich

11.15 – 11.30
Refreshment Break

11.30 – 12.30
Scouting for Disruptive Technologies
Chris Tucci, Professor of Strategy and Innovation,
EPFL & Visiting Professor Imperial College

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.30
Different Organizational Tools for Technology Scouting
Chris Tucci, Professor of Strategy and Innovation,
EPFL & Visiting Professor Imperial College

15.30 – 16.00
Refreshment Break
16.00 – 17.30
Disruptive Innovation
Markus Perkmann, Professor Innovation @ Imperial College London

 

Day 2 – Organizational Forms to Foster Technology-Driven New Business

08.45 – 09.00
Refreshments

09.00 – 10.30
Real life Case Study on Organizational Form
Bart Clarysse, Professor Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Imperial College London & ETH Zürich

10.30 – 11.00
Refreshment Break

11.00 – 12:30
Real life Case Study on Organizational Form
Bart Clarysse, Professor Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Imperial College London & ETH Zürich

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.30
Building Aspirational Business Cases that Deviate from the current Corporate Business
Dr. Jana Thiel, Assistant Professor at ETH Zürich &
Visiting Scholar at Imperial College

15.30 – 16.00
Refreshment Break

16.00 – 17.30
Building Aspirational Business Cases that Deviate from the current Corporate Business (Group work)

Dr. Jana Thiel & Professor Bart Clarysse

 

Day 3 – Business model Innovation: Integrating uncertainty and disruption

08.45 – 09.00
Refreshments

09.00 – 10.30
Building Aspirational Business Cases that Deviate from the current Corporate Business (Case Presentation and Narratives)
Dr. Jana Thiel & Professor Bart Clarysse

10.30 – 11.00
Refreshment Break

11.00 – 12:30
Guest Presentation: Innovating into new markets
Ian Roberts, the Bühler Group (TBC)

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.30
Business Model Innovation
Chris Tucci, Professor of Strategy and Innovation,
EPFL & Visiting Professor Imperial College

15:30 – 16:00
Summary & Program Close
Bart Clarysse

Testimonials

Programme key info

13/05/2019
15/05/2019
3 days
3,675
Imperial College Business School

What people are saying

Insightful. Well constructed with a stimulating peer group.

Head of L&DInstitute of Mechanical Engineers

An excellent course to broaden your thinking, while gaining insight into yourself, your business and the struggles of bringing innovation to life within an organisation.

Global DirectorTanner Pharma

Thought provoking whirlwind tour of many issues linked to innovation: industry, company, group and individual factors. Instructors are outstanding with grounding in new research and practical experience.

DirectorHay Group

Thought-provoking cases, real-world examples, dynamic discussions with cross-sector peers, useful frameworks to take back and apply to my business.

Strategy DirectorImagination

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