Archive for the ‘talks’ Category

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?

BMGEN at Toronto

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Seminar at the University of Toronto (web), invited by Periklis Andritsos and Helen Kontozopoulos

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We will revisit the business model canvas and value proposition canvas. Design thinking and lean startup will also be emphasized for exploring, prototyping and testing value propositions and business models. Ground rules and pitfalls in the use of the Business Model Canvas in large corporations will be illustrated. The new visual tool “Culture Map” will be briefly presented and illustrated.

BMGEN masterclass at Boston

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

A two-day public masterclass on BMGEN/VPDesign with Alex at Boston (web)

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workshop at Puerto Villarta

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

BMGEN workshop for faculty members at Acacia’2017 (web)


This mini-workshop aims at presenting the latest Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup tools. 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.

BMGEN at Acacia

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

¿Cómo diseñar y probar un modelos de negocio? at Acacia’2017 (web), invited by Prof. Luis Cisneros, HEC Montréal

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Yves Pigneur presentará las últimas herramientas de Innovación de Modelo de Negocio y Lean Startup. Los participantes revisarán lo último en cómo diseñar modelos de negocio y propuestas de valor para disminuir los riesgos de la innovación. Los participantes aplicarán los lienzos a ejemplos prácticos como AirBnB, Tesla, o Amazon, enfatizando la mecánica de modelos de negocios y el Story Telling. También se enfatizará el Design Thinking y Business Development para explorar, prototipar y experimentar propuestas de valor y modelos de negocio. Se ilustran las reglas básicas y las dificultades en el uso del canvas de Modelo de Negocio en corporaciones. La nueva herramienta visual “Culture Map” se presentará e ilustrará brevemente.