Corporate Innovation

Tuesday, Nov. 7

The Corporate Innovation conference track provides a valuable opportunity for corporate innovators and intrapreneurs to convene, share insights, collaborate, and enhance their approaches and methodologies for fostering innovation and cultivating an entrepreneurial culture within their organizations.

In today's dynamic landscape, Digital Transformation stands as a crucial focal point for all organizations, given the continuous evolution of technology and its impact on our work practices. To thrive in this environment, every company needs to update their technologies, processes, strategies, and overall culture. This year, the Corporate Innovation track is specifically designed for trailblazing leaders who are at the forefront of change, propelling their companies towards a prosperous future.

By participating in the Corporate Innovation track, you'll have the chance to connect with other digital transformers who are spearheading conversations and spearheading transformative initiatives within their respective organizations. Together, we can drive meaningful change and shape a future of innovation and success.

8.00 - 9.00

Breakfast & Registration
The conversation starts at breakfast. Have one or several cups of coffee and get a great start to the rest of the day.

9.00 - 9.15

Welcome and kick-off by our host Janus Boye

9.15 - 10.30

"It's just dairy, how hard can it be?

Join Line from Arla to deep dive into the world of decision-making in corporate innovation.

Unfold the role of decision-making in innovation and learn more about your own approach to decision-making.

We'll explore practical tools, and fun insights to drive smarter decisions in innovation.

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10.30 - 10.45

Coffee, tea & networking

10.45 - 12.00

Beyond Copy Paste Innovation

Today it’s common for company leaders to express a desire to be more agile, and many embark on expensive change journeys, to make their teams more agile.

After years on this journey fraught with “resistance” and lots of change, and yet seldom able to show results that are meaningful to customers or the business

Part of the problem is the core assumption that the problems, and therefore solutions exist at the team level.

My experience is that to delight customers, collaboration is required between teams and departments. This focusing on the parts (individuals and teams) rarely improves the whole, in ways customers will appreciate or pay for.

We’ll explore this through three lenses.

Systems - How building effective interaction between teams produces more effective results

Science - How to Improve our understanding of what works and what doesn’t 

Sapiens - How creating a healthy environment unlocked our potential.

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12.00 - 13.00


13.00 - 14.15

Innovation shouldn't start on paper

In this session, Pawel will share his learnings and experience on how companies can attack innovation from a technology angel with the help of experimentation.
Much innovation should not start on paper but on code, design or in the sandbox.
Pawel brings in knowledge and examples on how technology can be a driver for business development.

14.15 - 14.45

Coffee, tea & networking

14.45 - 15.45

Partnering with corporate giants to build a start-up

Andreas will share his story about being a robotic entrepreneur co-founding a startup with a reliance on partnerships with corporate giants.

He will also explain how they became the first (and only) startup to work with the global market leader within their market

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15.45 - 16.00

Wrap-up & key learnings

16.00 - 16.15

Coffee, tea & networking

16.15 - 17.00

Keynote: Leading digital

In an era of unprecedented change, the role of digital teams has never been more crucial.

Let's look at how to lead that change effectively, whatever your role.

Specifically, we'll cover how you can play your part:

  • guiding digital teams towards a shared vision that aligns with your organisation's overarching goals
  • fostering an environment of creativity, collaboration, and innovation
  • empowering colleagues to deliver and drive transformative initiatives

17.10 - 18.30

Informal city walk
Meet at the registration desk for a small guided tour of Aarhus
Highlights include Hesitation of Light, former Gestapo HQ, Latin Quarter, Endless Connections, Magic Mushrooms, and the famous Rainbow Panorama.

18.30 - 22.00

Social Event: Conference Dinner
Location: Il Locale

On the evening of Conference Day #1, everybody who has arrived in Aarhus is welcome to join us for an informal evening dinner in a nice setting.