Archive for the ‘talks’ Category

BMGEN au Cercle des Présidents

Monday, 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?

BMGEN at Boston

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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

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Research seminar at Aarhus b-school

Friday, October 13th, 2017

seminar for researchers at Aarhus University

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Designing business models and similar strategic objects


keynote at Aarhus U

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

keynote for practitioners at Aarhus University, invited by Prof. Andrea Carugati

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Meet the co-founder of the Business Model Canvas, Dr. Yves Pigneur, at Aarhus BSS on 12 October 2017.

In this interactive and hands-on seminar, Dr. Yves Pigneur (the co-founder of the Business Model Canvas) will offer his take on Business Model Innovation. You will get the latest knowledge on how to design business models and value propositions to decrease the risks of innovation – and you will be introduced to the new visual tool “Cultural Map”.



Innovation metrics

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Strategyzer 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.

Masterclass in Berlin

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

A two-day public masterclass on BMGEN/VPDesign with Alex at Berlin, with the nice sketches by Holger Nils Pohl (web)

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Human and Ontological View Workshop

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Talks at the workshop in honour of the retirement of Prof. Izak Benbasat and Prof. Yair Wand at UBC, Vancouver (event)

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“From a human point of view, there are different views of an information system. However, both reflect how people think about an IS. The Human view investigates how people interact with aspects of an IS. The ontological view considers that an IS reflect a reality – and uses an ontology to specify what might be represented (more)

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Summer school on management of creativity (5)

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

BMGEN/VPDesign workshop at the MOSAIC Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society  (program), organised by Patrick Cohendet, Laurent Simon & Lucy Stojak, given at and with Le Cirque du Soleil


“The Summer School offers a unique and privileged opportunity for 60 participants from different countries and backgrounds to explore and compare two ecosystems in creative and innovative cities, Montreal and Barcelona, as well as to tap into new sources of inspiration on how to create environments that stimulate innovation. (more)


BMGEN à la Banque Nationale

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Atelier Créer une proposition de valeur attrayante dans un modèle d’affaires innovant, organisé par la Banque Nationale à Québec, avec la collaboration de l’Institut d’entreprenariat de HEC.

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BM testing at Entreprism

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Workshop for the young entrepreneurs incubated by HEC Entreprism (web), invited by Luis Cisneros and Manaf Bouchentouf


By working through case studies, visually engaging examples and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to test business models and value propositions. They will acquire the tools and techniques needed to reduce risk of failures through systematic testing. The following questions will be addressed: Why do businesses fail? Introduction to market testing: customer development. MVPs: Minimum Viable Products. Extracting hypotheses from business models. The Sanity Test: testing the prototype numbers. Where your Business Model Lives?