VPDesign at USI

July 1st, 2015

Talk on BMGEN/VPDesign at USI “Unexpected Source of Inspiration”, organized by François Husquin, CEO of Octo.

“Thinkers and opinion leaders gather at USI each year to exchange ideas, draw inspiration, and discuss the digital transformation of our societies. USI welcomes over 1 200 attendees, [...] all committed to changing their organizations for the better and quenching their curiosity. (more)

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The talk aims at discovering and applying the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas, two interrelated visual tools to describe, challenge, and design strategy and business models; and exploring design thinking, customer development, and lean start-up methods to boost future growth.

Bye bye Montreal

June 30th, 2015

Jolie visite, trop courte, à Montréal. Accueil toujours aussi chaleureux par HEC Montréal. Rencontres avec les amis montréalais. Nombreux séminaires, conférences et ateliers BMGEN/VPDesign.


visit of an architect studio

June 30th, 2015

A last visit at Provencher Roy (web) “Prix du cabinet d’architectes de l’année 2015″, invited by Alain Moureaux

Since 1983, Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes, a dominant presence in urban architecture in Canada, has provided architecture and urban design services to its national and international clientele (more). In 2005, Moureaux Hauspy Designers joined forces with Provencher Roy Group. This association enables both teams to combine their complementary talents in the joint pursuit of excellence and aims to widen its range of expertise by extending beyond the boundaries of traditional architecture and interior design.

Summer school on management of creativity (3)

June 28th, 2015

Talk at the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, organised by Patrick Cohendet, Laurent Simon & Lucy Stojak.

“The Summer School on Management of Creativity offers an unparalleled two-week immersion in two creative capitals, Montreal and Barcelona. Courses, visits, conferences, meetings and creative experiences stud the program schedule. The intense pace promises constant discoveries, in a friendly atmosphere (more)


In this mini-workshop with hands-on exercises Yves Pigneur will introduce the latest Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup tools. Participants will learn the latest on how to design and test business models and value propositions with illustration in management of city areas. He will, in particular, get participants to apply the concepts and tools from his new book with Alex, “Value Proposition Design”.

Chief Entrepreneur

June 26th, 2015

Blog post by Alex entitled “The C-Suite Needs a Chief Entrepreneur” in the HBR blog, that we have discussed together many times


Entrepreneuriat social

June 26th, 2015

Dans le cadre d’un Creative Morning, dans un parc montréalais, conférence de Michel Venne, directeur général et fondateur de l’ “Institut du Nouveau Monde” (web), dont la mission est d’accroître la participation des citoyens à la vie démocratique, invité par FandCo (web)


Transformation fulgurante

June 25th, 2015

Conférence et réflexions sur l’évolution technologique par Pierre Giorgini, Recteur de l’Université Catholique de Lille et auteur de “La transformation fulgurante” à HEC Montréal dans le cadre de l’école d’été Mosaic


Business by design: the value proposition challenge

June 23rd, 2015

Journalist Steve Coomber spoke to Pigneur about the new book, customer pain and gain, and the relevance of his work for big corporations, on the “HEC Impact of our Research” platform.

“Developing a new business idea is notoriously difficult. Start-up failure statistics are discouraging – some 90 per cent of all new ventures fail, about 40 per cent of all new products or services cannot find sufficient buyers. But Yves Pigneur, professor of management and information systems at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, is on a mission to change the statistics, shifting the odds in favor of new business ideas. Together with co-author Austrian business theorist, and consultant Alex Osterwalder, Pigneur produced the best-selling Business Model Generation. Now he is back with the follow up, the highly practical, Value Proposition Design. (more)


PLM at HEC Montréal

June 23rd, 2015

Talk by Frantz Rowe (EiC of EJIS), for the GReSI researchers, on “Sharing sticky knowledge in new product development with suppliers: a configurational approach of PLM use for glitch avoidance”

“Knowledge sharing is critical for New Product Development (NPD), especially when suppliers are involved but the contribution of IT to knowledge sharing is unclear. Whereas the contribution of IT to explicit knowledge sharing is well researched, this paper investigates the contribution of IT to avoid misunderstandings related to sticky knowledge in NPD projects (more)


an original way to apply the Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) method, developed by Charles Ragin.

Tutoriel BMGEN à Montréal

June 22nd, 2015

Première présentation d’une série de courtes vidéos en français sur BMGEN à l’Institut d’entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale - HEC Montréal (iebn)