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Culture Map at Paris

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Alex’s talk on our newest tool “Culture Map”, developed with Dave Gray, at ESCP, Paris

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How to improve your company’s innovation culture

“Most employees are aching for opportunities to be more happy, more innovative, more creative. They want to speak highly of their employer, to help achieve the company’s big goals. Yet reality disagrees. Fluorescent lights. The clickety-clack of keyboards. Conversations overheard across cubicle dividers. These define their day-to-day work life. … more


Culture map at London

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Lean Startup Circle meet up on “How  improve your company’s innovation culture” (web) w/ Alex, at Pivotal Labs (web)

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Created in collaboration with David Gray, the Culture Map helps you spark these critical conversations. You can map out cultural taboos that are holding you and your company back. Take charge. Take ownership of flaccid intra-company relationships and complexities … (web)

Culture_map   see a post on the Strategyzer blog here

Evolution des systèmes d’information

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Soutenance de thèse d’Alexandre Mitrailler, intitulée “EVOLIS : Un cadre conceptuel pour l’étude de l’évolution des systèmes d’information”, jury avec Michael Petit (Namur), Jean-Heny Morin (UniGe), Stéphanie Missonier et Thibault Estier, directeur de thèse (HEC)

on  evolution of information systems, with a focus on the study of evolution triggers, what they represent and how they can be useful in the understanding of information systems lifecycle. To achieve this, Alexandre developed a framework to study information systems evolutions that takes into account not only the factors triggering evolutions, but also the nature of activities undertaken to evolve.

VPDesign and serious gaming

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Jolie présentation par David Narr, Genilem, d’un serious game pour enseigner l’entrepreneuriat, qui intègre le Value Proposition Canvas; design par la société spécialisée en serious gaming daesign, avec animations, trames narratives, conférences en ligne, fiches techniques …

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Strategyzer offsite

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Strategyzer (web) offsite in the Swiss Alps with the entire team, flying in from 9 countries …


an occasion to remember the 15 year story of our concepts

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Seminar at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), in the Renowned Scholars Seminar Series (web), invited by Prof. Michel Avital

Designing tools to support strategic management and entrepreneurship

We suggest that the research focus in strategic management and entrepreneurship could be improved and enlightened by some of the more conceptual and design-oriented research in information systems. We highlight three areas in particular in which design science research in SI has excelled that could inform research in strategic management. The first area concerns the identification, formalization, and visualization of the core constructs and models of interest related to the design and analysis of strategic business issues. The second area corresponds to the exploration of how design thinking techniques and tools might contribute to improving the design, prototyping, testing and transformation of alternatives to strategic business questions. The third area addresses the research in computer-aided design assisting the process of designing strategic management objects. The three perspectives will be illustrated by our work and experience in the field of business models.

Business Model Design

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

The objectives of this MScIS course are threefold. The first objective is to be able to accurately describe changes in industry structures and situations of business model innovation in general. The second objective is to master the design of business models and value propositions using a design-thinking attitude and adopting the “Managing as designing” paradigm. The third objective is to explain why and how information systems research can complement its traditional focus on decision making, organizational design, and performance analysis with an additional new focus on the design, selection, and simulation of business models and similar strategic notions (more)

syllabus (Moodle)

business toolsmith at BIF

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Video of Alex’s talk at BIF2015, entitled “What We Shape We Can Change” (BIF)

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

An honor to be shortlisted with Alex for the Thinkers50 Strategy Award! Thanks to all Alex’s supporters for their help getting Alex (and me) into this shortlist.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Animation BMGEN/VPDesign avec Alex au Forum économique romand. Cette dixième édition répondra notamment aux questions suivantes: Comment se réinventer pour continuer à progresser ? Mon modèle d’affaires mériterait-il coup de « boost » ou dois-je totalement revoir ma manière de faire ? Que puis-je apprendre des intervenants, tous confrontés à la réalité de l’entrepreneuriat ? (web)

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invités par Daniel Herrera et Cédric Borboën, fondateur, avec des intervenants dynamiques


et Mix & Remix