Event in Melbourne
Strategies from global innovation experts to stay ahead in a changing world
Learn from global innovation experts. Get new insights on how to problem-solve the most pressing corporate innovation challenges.
For the last five years, six innovation experts - bound by their close collaboration with Strategyzer and Business Model Canvas creator Alex Osterwalder - have been meeting at an annual retreat with a shared aspiration to help transform organisations and societies.
This year their gathering will happen in Melbourne, and will weave in Australian-based innovation experts and leaders to also share their experience at the forefront of innovation and business transformation. Moreover the annual gathering will for the first time be transformed into a one and a half day event which is being opened up to corporate innovation professionals and other business leaders.
This is a once in a decade opportunity to learn from global innovation experts, get new insights on how to problem-solve the most pressing innovation challenges Australian organisations are facing and connect with a community of pioneering leaders and innovation practitioners. Think of the sparks that will be created when we blend local experience with global expertise!
Conversation Quarter, State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Break with lunch provided
Choose one of the below two workshops
Choose one of the below two workshops
Corporate innovation is greatly enhanced by a specific toolkit. This workshop will deep dive into the tools of the “corporate innovation” trade, including the Business Model Canvas, Mission Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas and Portfolio Map
Innovation cannot succeed without leadership support. This workshop will deep dive into the shift in mindset required by leaders to enable successful innovation, and consider how to build that conviction amongst an organisation’s top team.
Innovation follows a different process consisting of iterative design and testing loops. This workshop will deep dive into innovation testing and help participants overcome the most common challenges of experimentation in a corporate environment
The operating model that underpins an organisation’s core business will often stifle innovation. Corporate innovation needs its own process, structure and org design. This workshop will deep dive into the different building blocks of the operating model required for corporate innovation to become sustainable.
Gain access to global innovation experts
Develop your innovation expertise
Build new connections with the corporate innovation community
Learning how to use the models and how they link together. In particular business model canvas and value proposition canvas. I can definitely see myself using these models within my own organisation but also with clients. The case studies were brilliant.
krunch.co, Head Of Client Services, New Zealand
Manubhai Jewellers is a legacy company. We also consider ourselves an innovative company. We are always trying new ideas, and concepts - be it designs, marketing or processes. However, due to the lack of a structured approach to innovation, we burn a lot of cash. And, more importantly our team's combined energy. When 8 out of 10 new ideas and projects fail, it takes a mental toll on everyone. That is also the reason that most of the companies in our industry don't innovate much, which in itself is a death sentence for the company. In this context, the masterclass was a revelation. The tools over a structured way to approach innovation and new ideas, while the Testing module will help in checking the merit of the new idea. I personally loved the Portfolio Canvas. As the MD, I am interested in both areas of my business - Exploit and Explore. The portfolio canvas is a perfect tool to keep track of the overall picture.
Manubhai Jewellers, Co-owner and Director, India
The Masterclass was great at pulling the pieces together and provided some great insights. I had some aha! moments during the reasoning for the results of some exercises. Now I am thinking about how concepts like Portfolio Map, the Test Card or the Culture Map can be used in my context. The Masterclass helped me to discover more ways to use these thinking tools.
KEGON AG, Management Consultant & Partner, Germany
Lucy is an innovation advisor to organizations large and small. She has been helping them seek breakthrough growth opportunities by launching new startup ideas to future proof their business. She has worked with multinationals to build out and implement their innovation engine as well as advising startups across Europe and Asia.
Lucy is also the head of content development at Strategyzer developing the latest thinking and methodology to turn complex innovation challenges into simple, visual practical tools accessible by all.
Tendayi Viki is an author and corporate innovation expert. As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, he helps companies build their capabilities to innovate for the future while managing their core business. He has written three books; Pirates In The Navy, The Corporate Startup and The Lean Product Lifecycle. He previously served as Director of Product Lifecycle at Pearson, where he co-developed an innovation framework that won the Best Innovation Program 2015 at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards in New York. Tendayi was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2021 and was named on the Thinkers50 2018 Radar List for emerging management thinkers to watch.
Greg Bernarda mentors leaders and teams in working collaboratively to invent the(ir) future. He believes 21st century leaders lead ecosystems and not just organizations. In so doing, they access dynamics of value creation that unlock radically new opportunities and lead to better outcomes for all involved.
Greg is a co-author of the bestseller Value Proposition Design: how to build products and services customers want (Strategyzer, Wiley) and a co-founder of societal innovation event platforms in China, France, and Switzerland. He is an alumni of the World Economic Forum where he served for a decade to engage its members into global and industry communities.
Olga Cuesta is one of Australia’s most respected innovation leaders. With over 20 years experience as a business designer in FTSE 100 and ASX companies she is a highly conceptual yet pragmatic thinker, able to consult, build relationships, coach and influence people to unlock potential and drive positive behavioural change.
As the Chief Innovation Officer at Naked Ambition she creates business design strategies for Australia’s most ambitious companies, to ensure change and results are significant, scalable and sustainable. With qualifications and practical application in systems thinking, human-centred design, change management, agile,and Meta-NLP,
Michael is an experienced entrepreneur making him a sought-after investor, mentor and Board Member in start-ups and growth companies. He has a very strong track record in creating growth and is currently holding the position as Chairman of the Board in 7 companies and he is on the board of additional 3.
Over 15 years as Executive Advisor Michael has advised many large organizations on innovation such as Bayer, Lego, Microsoft, and the UK Strategic Command and he has led more than 150 strategy development processes for medium-sized companies.
Building innovation capabilities in non-profit organizations using the Mission Model Canvas is a particular passion.
As a pioneer in the use of the Business Model Canvas and co-author of the best-selling management book The Business Model Generation (Wiley, 2010), Michael frequently speaks about Innovation and Strategy at events and in Masterclasses.
Paris is an executive advisor on strategy, innovation and communication and a contributor in the best selling book “Value Proposition Design”. He has co-founded a European cleantech startup accelerator that leads the world’s largest annual green business ideas competition and is CEO of Talent Hacks, a company that’s in the business of reinventing corporate training. As a co-founder and investor in multiple startups, and a coach/trainer for 300+ founders per year, Paris is a highly sought-after advisor to corporates who wish to infuse some startup-mentality into their DNA.
He is passionate about conducting business experiments and is also the founder of the Prototype Concierge service that helps organizations de-risk their business ideas through rapid experimentation. Paris believes that a proactively designed organizational culture, modern approaches to talent management, and a strong stomach to accept massive change are necessary precursors to successful innovation.
Josie Gibson is Director of changemaker community The Catalyst Network and strategic advisory firm CatalystFX. A leadership and business coach, she is a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University’s new FORWARD Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation. Josie spent nearly 20 years in journalism before moving to government, academe and business. On the business side, Josie co-founded a startup and has established and helped build successful business networks for chief financial officers, HR directors and senior women in global companies. She mentors creative entrepreneurs and also contributes to Monash University’s alumni mentoring program and Flinders University’s Venture Dorm pre-accelerator program. She is active in initiatives exploring new work, community collaboration and economic models.
Christian Doll is a Strategyzer advisor and coach. He has been working with mid-size to large companies on topics around “innovation & new business generation” for more than 10 years. Christian has a strong corporate background with more than 15 years working for multinational giants in several industries.
Christian works with senior leaders, chief innovation officers and innovation teams to enable repeatable innovation in large organisations.
Sahil Merchant is a proven entrepreneur, an innovator, and an expert in agility, growth and new talent. He founded and built McKinsey’s digital and data practice in Australia & New Zealand.
Sahil serves clients on both the strategic and executional levels of digital and data transformation to deliver commercial, customer engagement, and employee engagement outcomes while building internal capabilities and changing how work gets done. He can do PowerPoint if he really has to but prefers to make things happen and partner with clients to actually see the results being delivered.
Frederic Etiemble is an executive advisor on strategy and innovation. He has been working with or in large organisations for more than 20 years and knows their business challenges from the inside. Fred is now a partner at Vibrance Partners and works with senior leaders on how to develop a sustainable innovation capability, explore new growth opportunities and transform their business.
Fred is the co-author with Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur and Alan Smith of The Invincible Company, a guide to building more resilience in organisations via corporate innovation, and was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Strategy Award in 2021.