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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.

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Winter school on design science

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Winter School on design science and design thinking in IS, organised by CUSO at Ovronnaz from January 12 to 16th, 2015, with Prof. Jean-Henry Morin, University of Geneva

The objective of this course is to offer PhD students in information systems (IS) and computer science (CS) the methodological foundation of design science research and design thinking. Combining theoretical, hands-on sessions and invited lectures, this course will provide PhD candidates with the required methodological foundation for their research.

The course will address design science from various viewpoints: frameworks, paradigms, theory, processes, patterns, evaluation, ideation and rationale. The design techniques will be used in creative ideation workshops, scientific literature reading and reviewing, writing research proposals, drawing scientific posters and presenting oral slideshows. The course is structured around two main aspects of design:
- Design Science (Vaishnavi and Kuechler, 2008) as the methodological foundation of research in IS and CS
- Design Thinking (Brown, 2008) as the creative foundation for innovation and design.


best masters in IS

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Our master in Information Systems at HEC Lausanne is going well and is ranked 8th best master in IS by Eduniversal (web)

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Thursday, January 1st, 2015

“The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth all sensation is already memory.”  Bergson, Matter and Memory

You have stored memories this year.

As I, who knocked in 2014 on three continents, in Atlanta, Berlin, Cork, Londres, Oslo, Montréal, Paris, Phoenix, Singapour, Tokyo, Toronto, …

I wish you to devour the future and … take advantage of the present in 2015.

VMDesign en France

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

“Value Proposition Design, la bible de la proposition de valeur pour startup” par David Oudiette, sur Maddyness Le magazine desstartups françaises



Friday, December 19th, 2014

interview of Christian Wanner, co-founder and previous CEO of LeShop, by McKinsey Quarterly

How to win in online grocery: Advice from a pioneer

Christian Wanner, cofounder of one of Europe’s first and largest online grocery stores, talks about what works, what doesn’t, and what will change in food retailing as e-commerce continues to heat up. (more)

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Business model design

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

New edition of the course “Business Model Design” to the MScIS students at HEC Lausanne

Upon completion this course, the participants will have a general understanding of the current state and trends in the design of business models and value propositions. The course aims at (a) learning about and applying a practical visual language to describe, challenge, and design business models and value propositions, (b) appreciating powerful examples of business model innovation, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and social entrepreneurship ventures, and (c) exploring and prototyping business models using design thinking and customer development to boost future growth.


BMGEN at InfoComm

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

BMGEN workshop at InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference, Scottsdale, Septembre 18, invited by David Nour (web)

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“…  forget everything you know about conferences. The AV Executive Conference (AVEC) is not an event where you will sit quietly and take notes. Create your own “business growth canvas” with help from Dr. Yves Pigneur, inventor and bestselling author of Business Model Generation. (more)

And panel on the practical use of BMGEN in companies, with Muki Hansteen-Izora (Intel), Justin Lokitz (Autodesk), Sidnee Peck (Uni Arizona), Julian Philips (whitlock) and Dean DeBiase (Kellog), animated by David Nour.


more effective way for startups to brainstorm

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

article on BMGEN reprinted in FastCompany, originally appeared in First Round Review

“The word lean is everywhere these days. Lean processes, lean startups. While Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, has arguably become the face of this movement, its philosophy is largely based on something called the Business Model Canvas–a tool developed by author and entrepreneur Alexander Osterwalder and Swiss academic Yves Pigneur (more)