200 ideas

November 22nd, 2017

invité par Laurent Haug pour un dîner interview avec Alex et Pierre Maudet, à l’occasion de GECI2, Genève Campus International de l’Innovation.

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200ideas revient sous fome de dîners en petit comité à la rencontre de personnalités exceptionnelles issues du monde du business, de la politique, de la science ou des arts …


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BMGEN au Cercle des Présidents

November 20th, 2017

Conférence  sur l’innovation par les modèles d’affaires pour le Cercle des Présidents du Québec, invité par Chantal Bouvier, PDG


Comment maitriser des outils et techniques efficaces, simples et éprouvés pour analyser, élaborer et évaluer des modèles d’affaires innovants?

Where to Play

November 16th, 2017

Marc Gruber, EPFL, and Sharon Tai, Technion, present their recently published book “Where to Play” 3 steps for discovering most valuable market opportunities

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November 14th, 2017

Thinkers50 2017 Awards Gala. Honoured to be ranked #7 in the Thinkers50! 17 years of fruitful collaboration with Alex!

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“Every two years, Thinkers50 produces the world’s most prestigious ranking of management thinkers.

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BMGEN at Boston

November 9th, 2017

A two-day public masterclass on BMGEN/VPDesign by Alex at Boston

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November 7th, 2017

Keynote on Business model innovation at ETH, invited by Jonas Van Hove, Chair of Entrepreneurship (web)


In this interactive and hands-on seminar, Prof. Dr. Yves Pigneur will introduce Business Model Design. Business model innovation and industry changes will be illustrated with examples such as Nespresso, AirBnB, Tesla and AWS. Design thinking attitude will also be emphasized for exploring and prototyping business models. Participants will learn the latest on how to design and test business models and value propositions to decrease the risks of innovation. He will, in particular, get participants to apply the concepts and canvases to map out business models and value propositions. Finally, the synergy between the business model canvas, lean startup and customer development will be presented for testing business models.

in the words of a PhD student taking the course “one of the best guest lectures ever at ETH Zurich”.

Innovation Metrics

November 7th, 2017

Discussion with Alex about our project on Innovation Metrics 

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November 2nd, 2017

Discussion with Cédric Duchêne and Nicolas Henchoz, EPFL+ECAL Lab, about the project Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab II, Conception of Space a nomad installation bringing the unique musical and cultural heritage of the Montreux Jazz Festival back to life


BMGEN à l’Unil

November 1st, 2017

Conférence dans le cadre de l’Unil Science au carré, invité par Delphine Preissmann (web)

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Créativité et design d’entreprises

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Masterclass in London

October 26th, 2017

A two-day public masterclass on BMGEN/VPDesign with Alex at Berlin

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