February 20th, 2017

Program Board meeting at Luxembourg for the 29th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAISE), June 12-16 2017, on Digital Connected World – Informed, Disruptive Business Transformation. The theme addresses the needed business transformations to guarantee organizational survival in a continuously changing world …


Design a Better Business

February 6th, 2017

new book “Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation”, by Patrick Van Der Pijl, Justin Lokitz and Lisa Kay Solomon

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Innovation playground

February 2nd, 2017

Long chat with Sam on the Innovation Playground and evolution of the ABC concept (Amenity, Brand, Culture)


Junior Entrepreneur

February 1st, 2017

Rencontre et jolie discussion avec Patrick Delarive, entrepreneur et chargé de cours à HEC, sur ses multiples projets, dont notamment sa D-academy avec ses programmes “Junior Entrepreneur” et “Entrepreneur de soi”


VPC video

February 1st, 2017

Translating the slides and subtitling in Japanese and Spanish the video explaining the Value Proposition Canvas, with the support of Adelphi, in view of my visit to Tokyo and Santiago de Chile this spring.

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Mobile checklists

January 31st, 2017

defence of his PhD thesis by Thomas Boillat, entitled “The Design and Uses of IT Artefacts for Individual Routines”, under the supervision of Christine Legner.

“Research stream 1 investigates the interplay between individual routines and mobile apps as IT artefact. Research stream 2 looks into the capacities of mobile checklists, i.e. checklists that are executed on mobile devices, to codify and execute routines. [...] Research stream 3 seeks to analyze the structures and the components of individual routines in order to describe, assess and improve them. It intends to understand the extent to which activity patterns are structured vs. unstructured and the uses of IT artifacts in these patterns. Thus, it investigates the use of maturity models and process mining to support organizations in analyzing and improving their routines. …

BMGEN at UC Cork

January 24th, 2017

Seminar at University College Cork, invited by Frédéric Adam

In this interactive seminar, Yves Pigneur will introduce the latest Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup tools. Participants will revisit the latest on how to design business models and value propositions to decrease the risks of innovation. Participants will apply the canvases to practical examples such as airBnB, Tesla, SunEdisson or Amazon, emphasising business model mechanics and storytelling. Design thinking and customer development will also be emphasized for exploring, prototyping and experimenting value propositions and business models. Ground rules and pitfalls in the use of the Business Model Canvas in large corporations will be illustrated. The new visual tool “Culture Map” will be briefly presented and illustrated.

Thesis defence at Cork

January 23rd, 2017

Jury with Prof. Frédéric Adam for a thesis at University College at Cork, defended by Carolanne Mahony. Her thesis extends one of her research papers presented in 2013 at ECIS. The paper was entitled “A Tool For Analysing e Information Behaviour Of Expectant And New Mothers”.

“This paper presents a tool that analyses the information behaviour of expectant and new mothers. The Information Behaviour Analysis Tool (IBAT) is based on a theoretical model of information behaviour that is adapted from extant literature. We use interview and activity diary data from the first stage of a longitudinal exploratory study to create and demonstrate the tool. The IBAT can be used to map the information behaviour of new and expectant mothers from beginning to end. Three different search episodes are used to demonstrate the efficacy of the tool and to highlight different types of search strategies. These examples demonstrate the variability of uncertainty as a factor during information behaviour and the interaction it can have when processing different information resources.

Contributions à la multi-disciplinarité en SI

January 20th, 2017

Jury avec Oscar Pastor et Bénédicte Legrand, pour l’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) de Saïd Assar (web), Paris 1 – Sorbonne,  sur des “Contributions à la multi-disciplinarité de l’informatique et des SI”.

“Saïd adopte une vision élargie des sciences de l’informatique pour présenter ses différents travaux consécutifs à la collaboration avec des équipes de recherche différentes. Un des objectifs de cette HDR est de montrer comment cette vision concourt à clarifier son parcours de chercheur, à situer ses contributions scientifiques, ainsi qu’à expliciter une compréhension holistique et multidisciplinaire des approches de recherche autour de l’artéfact informatique et sociotechnique. 

théorie C-K

January 20th, 2017

Discussion intéressante avec Benjamin Duban et Fred Arnoux, créateurs de STIM, une startup qui industrialise la théorie C-K, de l’Ecole des Mines


“Stim-X est le centre de recherche et développement. C’est là que STIM travaille au quotidien pour repousser les frontières de l’innovation [...] STIM s’appuie sur la recherche, et principalement sur la théorie C-K, pour développer les méthodes d’innovation …