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Experimentation by Design
07.12.17
New avenues to business growth and policy impact.
Event info
Date
07.12.17
Organizer
The Danish Design Centre and Danish Business Authority
Address
Copenhagen
Denmark
Extra information
The conference is reserved for policy makers and managers, and ´by invitation only´.
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As the pace of technological and global change continues to increase, business and government organisations are challenged to become more nimble and experimental both strategically, organisationally and operationally. Businesses are entering new emergent forms of value-creation such as digital platforms, sharing and circular business models, while governments embrace impact investment, shared value and co-production. However, under conditions of complexity, such new models cannot merely be ”implemented” in existing organisations. Rather, they mush be discovered through processes of experimentation. So what does that take?

The Danish Design Centre and the Danish Business Authority invites decision makers across leading private and public organisations to explore how to design, run and gain value from systematic experiments.

For business leaders, we will explore the rise of X Labs – dedicated environments for co-creating innovative products, services and business models.

For policy makers at international, national, regional and local level we will explore how to make innovation and business policy more coherent, business-centred and experimental.

Together we will broaden our view on new forms of value-creation and experimentation as we head towards the third decade of the twenty-first century.

Experimentation by Design is organised as a highly interactive symposium where you will learn as much from the other participants as from the formal speakers and workshop leaders. The event will include keynotes by leading figures in business and policy innovation, and separate tracks focusing on themes such as design as experimental strategy, foresight, organisation and X labs, value and impact measurement. Participants will be challenged to suggest how they would design the ultimate experimental organisation – from vantage points of business, policymaking and research.

The programme will be updated continually.

Download the preliminiary programme: Experimentation by Design

Confirmed speakers:

  • Noah Raford, Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation
  • Lucy Kimbell, Director, Innovation Insights Hub & Professor of Contemporary Design Practices, University of the Arts London
  • Simon Haldrup, Global Head of Business Development, Wealth Management, Danske Bank
  • Jesper Grønbæk, Vice President & Head of Growth, TDC, Copenhagen
  • Torsten Andersen, Vice Director, Danish Business Authority
  • Rainer Kattel, Professor of Innovation and Public Governance, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London
  • Gorka Espiau, Professor of Practice CRIEM/CIRM at McGill University
  • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Knowledge Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum

  • Torben Klitgaard, Director, BLOXHUB

  • Hanne Harmsen, Vice Director, head of InnoBooster, Innovation Fund Denmark

  • Tommy Andersen, Managing Partner, byFounders

  • Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre

Please note: The conference is reserved for policy makers and managers, and ´by invitation only´.

PROGRAM: 

WELCOME
09.30 Registration, coffee and networking

10.00 SESSION 1: THE CALL FOR TRANSFORMATION

10.00 Framing the conversation
In which we start our search for more experimental, agile and design-led approaches to enabling transformation in business and society.

  • Torsten Andersen, Deputy Director General, Danish Business Authority (DK)
  • Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre

Process: Participants develop their top 3 Transformation Questions

10.30 Triggers of transformation
Where we examine which emerging trends call for radically different conceptions of change in business and government organisations, and how leading organisations are responding.

  • Noah Raford, Chief Operating Officer & Futurist in Chief, Dubai Future Foundation (UAE)
  • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Knowledge Lead, 4th Industrial Revolution, WEF (CH)
  • Moderator: Christian Bason

Process: Panel and participant conversation

11.30 BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

12.00 SESSION II: DESIGNING FOR EXPERIMENTATION
Where we explore how design-led approaches to experimentation in business and policy can be a key enabler of transformation.

  • Jesper Grønbæk, Vice President, Head of Growth, TDC (DK)
  • Lucy Kimbell, Director, Innovation Insights Hub and Professor of Contemporary Design Practices, University of the Arts London (UK)
  • Moderator: Christian Bason

Process: Panel and participant conversation

13.00 LUNCH

14.00 SESSION III: DEVELOPING WAYS OF EXPERIMENTING
In which we breakout into three conversations weaving business and policy challenges together as we explore approaches, tools and challenges in driving experimentation.

A: Designing for digital & open experimentation

  • Simon Haldrup, Global Head of Business Development, Wealth Management, Danske Bank (DK)
  • Rainer Kattel, Deputy Director at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London (UK)
  • In conversation with: Christian Villum, Programme Director, Danish Design Centre

B: Designing for transformation at scale

  • Torben Klitgaard, Hub Director, BLOXHUB (DK) TBC
  • Gorka Espiau, Senior Fellow, Aguirre Centre for Social and Political Studies, Visiting Professor of Practice, McGill University (ESP)
  • In conversation with: Runa Sabroe, Programme Director, Danish Design Centre

C: Designing future innovation systems

  • Stephanie Wade, Lead for Innovation Team Programme, Bloomberg Philanthropies (US) TBC
  • Hanne Harmsen, Head of Division, Innovation Fund Denmark (DK) TBC
  • In conversation with: Sune Knudsen, COO, Danish Design Centre

Process for all breakouts: Dual talks and conversation. Development of 1 big opportunity and 1 major challenge for each. Someone NOT in panel to give a lightning presentation of what was developed.

15.15 BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

15.45 SESSION IV: TAKING AWAY LEARNINGS ON EXPERIMENTATION FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE
Where we engage all participants to reflect on which NEW questions they have developed; and which opportunities and challenges they see.

Interactive plenary conversation interlaced with lightning contributions

  • Tommy Andersen, Managing Partner, ByFounders
  • TBC
  • Moderator: Christian Bason

Process: 3 big opportunities and 3 major challenges from breakouts are mapped and discussed.

17.00 Networking and drinks

18.00 END SYMPOSIUM

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