Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

Maritime industry

Friday, 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.

Wednesday, 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)


Innovation Metrics

Tuesday, 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 …

Innovation Playground

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Meeting with Sam Schneider (CustomFuture) on the Innovation Playground and evolution of the ABC concept (Amenity, Brand, Culture). The book begins to take shape …


Entrepreneurs’ Stories

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Laurent Haug (blog) organise une fête pour célébrer la fin de tournage de Entrepreneurs’ Stories, émission qui va passer dès la semaine prochaine sur la RTS

” … aventure incroyable: le tournage de 11 épisodes à travers la Suisse à la rencontre d’entrepreneur(se)s qui, chacun(e) à leur façon, contribuent positivement au développement de notre société. Nous leur avons demandé de nous raconter leurs aventures, leurs succès, leur défis, dans le but de montrer aux jeunes générations que l’entrepreneuriat est un choix de vie extra-ordinaire, passionnant et exigeant, rempli de contradictions et de bonheurs.


Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Discussion with Cédric Duchêne and Nicolas Henchoz, EPFL+ECAL Lab, about the project Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab II, and the master project for Alexandre Truan



Sunday, February 25th, 2018

article “Brand Identity Ontology” presented by Dina Elikan at VMBO’2018, hosted by Vrij Universiteit (Jaap Gordijn) at Amsterdam


Increasingly, information systems have a business and consumer value aspect. For example, end-user services such as Netflix and Spotify actually are information systems that produce economic value directly. In this edition of VMBO, we are seeking contributions that discuss the influence of new business insights (e.g. service-dominant logic) on information system design and the other way around. (program)


online course on BM testing

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Offsite with Strategyzer content team who is preparing a new online course on business model testing


18  years of collaboration & friendship with Alex …  (tweet)

Design Disruptors

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

presentation of “Design Disruptors” by Invision, organised by Stéphane Cruchon, expert in Design Sprints (web), at Gotham


Transposition Canvas

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Presentation by Eliott Carrel of his “Transposition Canvas” and his master thesis “A Tool to Contribute to Business Model Transposition”