Master class à Montréal

November 19th, 2014

Atelier BMGEN, en français, organisé par l’Institut d’entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale – HEC Montréal (web), au CEIM (web)

Une master class de deux jours pour non seulement découvrir le “Business Model Canvas” et le “Value proposition Canvas” , des outils visuels pour créer, remettre en question et évaluer des business models mais aussi explorer le “design thinking” pour concevoir et tester des prototypes de business models.

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Jury à Montréal

November 19th, 2014

Présentation de start-ups hébergées dans l’Accélérateur Banque Nationale – HEC Montréal, lors du Salon de la PME à HEC et remise du prix Fond de solidarité FTQ

L’Accélérateur a pour mission d’accompagner, d’appuyer des entrepreneurs et d’accélérer des projets d’entreprises innovants émanant d’étudiants et de diplômés en provenance des 3 institutions formant Campus Montréal (HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal et Université de Montréal) more


BMGEN in the Netherlands

November 18th, 2014

Pat van der Pijl (BM Inc) is presenting BMGEN to Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands …

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Comité scientifique à la Fondation Cigref

November 13th, 2014

Last meeting at the Fondation CIGREF for the ISD program and review of the final report  “Designing the 2020 digital enterprise”.


ISD International Research Programme has three goals

  • Make the link between past and present, between the long-time history that can identify trends and patterns, and the short duration of the life of companies.
  • Enlighten the future of the IS function considering the knowledge built on this base.
  • Alert the executive of major corporations, public and private, on strategic issues related to the changes caused by the transformation from an industrial economy to a network economy based on knowledge and management of intangibles.


BMGEN in USA Today

November 11th, 2014

BMGEN in “The 12 best business books of all time” by USA Today …

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November 6th, 2014

IN less than 24 hours, 3 fruitful and interesting meetings on innovation, ideas, trends, business models, … with

- Bruno Giussani, European Director of TED (web), a “curator of ideas” (web),

- Philippe Gaemperle, Directeur de Genilem (web) et David Narr,

- Claude Amiguet, Directeur de Neode (web)

Entreprenariat à l’ECAL

November 3rd, 2014

conférence par Christian Saclier (head of design, Nestlé) dans le cadre de la Semaine entrepreneuriale à l’ECAL, intitulée “Comment les designers peuvent-ils aider les entrepreneurs” (design industriel, design thinking, …)


BMGEN at FujiXerox

October 30th, 2014

Keynote for a team of Japanese senior executives, organised by FujiXerox (web) and Prof. Noboru Konno.

This seminar aims at presenting the Business Model Canvas for designing, assessing and challenging business models. Business model innovation and industry changes will be illustrated with examples such as Nespresso, SunEdisson, and AirBnB. Design thinking attitude will also be emphasized for exploring and prototyping business models. Finally, the synergy between the business model canvas, lean startup and customer development will be briefly presented for testing business models (see slideshare presented in Tokyo)


with a presentation by Valerio Nannini, VP, head of strategy innovation at Nestlé and visit at
Nespresso/Orbes, welcomed by Sandra Maillard & Alexandre Joillet, Director;
MPS – Micro Precision Systems, welcomed by Nicola Thibaudeau, CEO & Véronique Athane, COO;
Creaholic, welcomed by Elmar Mock, CEO/founder (inventor of the Swatch watch) & Christophe Berger; and
Swatch (Omega), welcomed by Jean-Claude Monachon, VP Swatch.

BMGEN for Veolia

October 29th, 2014

workshop at IMD for Veolia, invited by Prof. Cyril Bouquet

This mini-workshop aims at presenting the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas for designing, assessing and challenging business models. Business model innovation and industry changes will be illustrated with examples, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies (invent or improve?). Design thinking attitude and customer centricity will also be emphasised for exploring, prototyping and testing business models. Furthermore, business model mechanics, economics and layering will be presented and illustrated. Ground rules and pitfalls in the usage of the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas will be illustrated.


launch webinars for VPD

October 20th, 2014

Webinars with Alex for the launch-day of “Value Proposition Design” at special events in …

Amman, Amsterdam, Auckland, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogotá, Boston, Brisbane, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Chicago, Florianópolis, Fredericton, Geneva, Hasselt, Hong Kong, Krakow, London, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, New York, Osaka, Oslo, Paris, Praha, Salt Lake City, San Pedro, Singapore, Sofia, Stuttgart, SydneyTaipei, Tehran, Tokyo, Toronto, Victoria, Warsaw, Wellington, and Zurich

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Value Proposition Design Launch: #1 in Marketing & Sales: see Strategyzer blog post. Another blog post by Strategyzer. After 3 days, VPD is #17 out of 30 million books for sale on Amazon! (22 Oct.)

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