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VPDesign at UBC SEI

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Talk on May 20th at UBC Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing (S3I) at the Sauder School of Business, together with Interface Health society (web), organised by Angèle Beausoleil and d-studio (web)


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In this talk with hands-on exercises Yves Pigneur will introduce the latest Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup tools. Participants will learn the latest on how to design and test business models and value propositions with illustration in social business. He will, in particular, get participants to apply the concepts and tools from his new book with Alex, “Value Proposition Design”.

Short discussion with entrepreneurs, Max and Arnaud, founders of Wize Monkey (web), and Laurence Buchan, founder of Arbutus Medical (web), which designs and delivers low cost surgical equipment,such as the “Drill Cover”. See this 2-min video here

back to Vancouver

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

back to Vancouver, for a short visit at UBC, 10 years after our sabbatical in 2004



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30ème anniversaire du DPIO et MscIS

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Soirée très réussie pour célébrer les 30 ans du DPIO, notre master en systèmes d’information, avec une présentation de TED par Bruno Giussani, European Director, et des témoignages d’anciens étudiants du DPIO:

Fabio Ronga et Yves Steinhauser, fondateur et CEO de Beqom
Claude Philipona & Luc Maurer, Fondateurs & CEO de CampToCamp
Alex Osterwalder, fondateur et CEO de Strategyzer
Didier Schwarz, fondateur et CEO de Wicard
Véronique Athané, COO de MPS Micro Precision Systems
Taha Ben Mrad, fondateur et PDG de Simalaya
Francois Briod, fondateur CEO Tawipay
Christian Wanner, fondateur et ex-CEO de LeShop

“En 1984, HEC Lausanne lance une nouvelle formation, le Diplôme Postgrade en Informatique et Organisation (DPIO). Aujourd’hui, ordinateurs, smartphones et tablettes sont au coeur des entreprises, transformant ainsi l’informatique en moteur de l’innovation et de l’entrepreneuriat. (30ans).


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.

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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 (?) …


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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)