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Bye bye Tokyo

Monday, April 27th, 2015

A marvellous visit in Tokyo, with warm welcome by 山本 伸 Shin Yamamoto, Noboru 紺野登 Konno, 堀井 秀之 Hideyuki Horii, 瓜田 忍 Shinobu Urita and all the friends …


Several meetings, keynotes  and workshops at the University of Tokyo, for entrepreneurs, Business Model Innovation Association, Japan Innovation Network, large corporations (Nec, Panasonic and Sony), and the launch event of the Japanese translation of VPDesign, organised by the publisher Shoesha.

But also visits at Nikko, Naoshima (splendid museums designed by Tado Ando), Tehsima (gorgeous building/sculpture by the Saana bureau; I understand better the inspiration of the Rolex Learning Center at Lausanne) and Hiroshima this year.

Bye bye Sydney

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

A great visit in Australia: Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Hamilton. Nice lectures, fruitful meetings and so kind people. We will come back. Long last day before flying to Tokyo: video shooting, workshop for an electricity company, lunch with Emmanuel Josserand, skype with Tokyo, webinar for Singapore Ideas (?) …


BM Innovation workshop

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Workshop “Business Model Innovation – Collaborations in Research and Practice” at UTS Design Innovation Research Center, head Prof. Sam Bucolo

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“Business Model Innovation has gained wide spread interest and attention from both academia and industry alike. [...] This workshop aims to explore the connections between research activities in Business, FEIT and Design Innovation at UTS and identify research opportunities within a global context. The workshop will be framed around a conversation by Dr Yves Pigneur Co-inventor of the Business Model Canvas and Professor at the University of Lausanne who will present his views on research opportunities in this emerging field of study. Following this presentation, research groups across UTS will be given the opportunity to present their work and directions.

Back to NUS

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

back to National University of Singapore (NUS) b-school, invited by Prof. Thompson Teo (web) and Chung Piaw Teo, head of the DS department

Conceptual work with Wong Poh Kam, head of NUS Enterprise Center (web) on Purpose-Driven Design and the LeanLaunchpad program in Singapore. Fruitful discussions with Teo Hock Kai, head of the IS department, Hang Chang Chieh, head of the Institute for Engineering Leadership, Neo Kok Beng, technology entrepreneur & venture catalyst, Jussi Keppo, responsible of the Big Data Analytics master, and Virginia Cha, entrepreneur on residence.

Gestion des connaissances et coordination

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

colloque de thèse de Ulysse Rosselet pour sa thèse intitulée “Impacts des technologies de l’information sur les modes de coordination à travers quatre études en systèmes d’information”, supervisée par Prof. Maia Wentland, avec l’expert Prof. Jean-Fabrice Lebraty

“Cette thèse s’intéresse à la problématique de la coordination au sein des organisations, et plus particulièrement au rôle que jouent certains artefacts du système d’information (SI) en tant que soutiens à la coordination. …”

VPDesign at ProductTank Berlin

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

talk with Alex on How to create & sell a great vision, at ProductTank Berlin


Sketching by Holger Nils Pohl …



BMGEN at Swiss NSF

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

short talk with Alex in a Swiss NSF seminar for presenting its future BRIDGE program, invited by Martin Vetterli, President

The talk aims at presenting the use of the BMGEN canvas and leanstartup methodologies adopted and experienced by the NSF Innovation Corps program, a similar program at NIH, as well as its application in Singapore (by NUS).

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The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™), initially developed and tested by Steve Blank and his colleagues at Stanford and Berkeley, is a set of activities and programs that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and broadens the impact of select, NSF-funded, basic-research projects (more)

Simulation of electricity markets

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Doctoral thesis committee for Camila Ochoa’s thesis entitled ’Capacity Adequacy in International Electricity Markets’, supervised by Prof. Ann van Ackere.HEC Lausanne.

“[...] Cross-border integration of electricity markets creates new challenges for the regulators, since the evolution of the market is now influenced by the characteristics and policies of neighbouring countries. [...] The aim of this thesis is to improve the understanding of integrated electricity markets and how their behaviour depends on the prevailing characteristics of the national markets and the policies implemented in each country. [...] developed a simulation model to analyse under what circumstances integration is desirable. 

BMGEN & VPDesign à Genilem

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Mini-atelier aux coaches de Genilem (web) et d’InnoVaud (web) , invité par Philippe Gaemperle, directeur

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L’ objectif de cette présentation est de découvrir le “Value Proposition Canvas” pour décrire, remettre en question et esquisser les propositions de valeur d’un business model , mais aussi explorer le “design thinking” et le “lean startup” pour prototype et tester les business models et leurs propositions de valeur.


VPDesign in Tunisia

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Un webinar pour des entrepreneurs et coaches tunisiens, pendant un atelier animé par Roald Sieberath, à Cogite Coworking Space (fb), pour Yunus Social Business – Global Initiatives (web)

Les objectifs de ce webinar sont de découvrir et d’appliquer le “Business model canvas” et le “Value Proposition Canvas” pour décrire, remettre en question, évaluer et tester des propositions de valeur et des business models innovants.

Affiche BMC + Lean Tunis