Innover et repenser son modèle d’affaires

April 19th, 2018

Intervention “Innover et repenser son modèle d’affaire”, dans le Forum FORWARD sur le thème “La digitalisation, c’est mon affaire”, organisé par Le Temps et l’EPFL


“Aider les dirigeants d’entreprises à identifier et à saisir les occasions offertes par la digitalisation. Telle est la mission de FORWARD, le forum de l’innovation pour les PME, organisé par l’EPFL, Le Temps et PME Magazine, avec le soutien de l’Etat de Vaud.

Club HEC Singapore

April 9th, 2018

Invited by the Club HEC Singapore, after-work for the HEC alumni, organised by Laura Zaccaria



April 1st, 2018

Alex and his children are creating an awesome business comic for kids, illustrated by Holger and his team. They will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign.



March 31st, 2018

“Comment définir et construire un #BusinessModel? Les conseils d’@ypigneur #Businessmodel #Lean #Startup #Leanstartup #statégie


research seminar at NUS

March 28th, 2018

Research seminar presenting “A Design Theory for Developing Visual Inquiry Tools”, at NUS

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Maritime industry

March 23rd, 2018

Invited at BLK71 by Prof. Poh Kam Wong, Head of NUS Enterprise, to a Kopi Chat on “Ocean Opportunities” (web) for startups in the maritime industry, in partnership with Symphony Creative Solutions, which examines the business needs of various businesses within Shipping & Logistics industries.

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Kosuke Wada from Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Daniel Sparing from Google Cloud covered the challenges in the container liner business and how disruptive technologies tackle them.

March 21st, 2018

Meetings with Wim Vanhaverbeke (web) on corporate entrepreneurship, open innovation, and ecosystem of business models. He recently edited the book Managing Open Innovation in SMEs (web)



March 20th, 2018

Lectures at NUS b-school, invited by Prof. Thompson Teo in his classes

The lecture aims at presenting tools and techniques (ideation, prototyping, storytelling, dotmocracy, …) for service design, using the Value Proposition Canvas for designing, assessing and challenging services and value propositions. Design thinking attitude will be emphasized for exploring and prototyping value propositions. Finally, the synergy with lean startup and customer development will be briefly presented for testing value propositions.

Visit at Singapore

March 16th, 2018

Back to National University of Singapore for a couple of days



Innovation Metrics

March 13th, 2018

Workshop with Alex on Innovation Metrics, with a couple of large organisations.


“The traditional metrics used to run and manage business don’t apply to innovation. In fact, they might even lead to increasing the risk of failure or lead to not pursuing breakthrough innovation that could lead to substantial growth …