& innovation

With more and more work being decentralized, the question of collaboration and innovation is becoming an increasingly pressing one. We often find ourselves in situations, where effective collaboration will actually require some form of innovation. This form of innovation happens in the intersection of social interaction, leadership and new digital possibilities.

The collaboration and innovation track brings together all these aspects and focuses on how you can move away from simply organizing a task - and on to finding a way for all members of the team to effectively contribute to achieving your goals. Pointing participants in the direction of both routines and methods of innovation that could make it possible.

Track hosted by
Jonathan Phillips (UK)

Wednesday, Nov 7

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast & Registration

The conversation starts at breakfast. Have one or several cups of coffee and get a great start to the rest of the day.


9.00 – 9.15

Thoughts on Creating Together

By Line Morkbak & Mads Troelsgaard


Welcome to Aarhus, Scandic and our 2018 conference

By Janus Boye


9.15 – 10.00

Open Innovation – less magic, more results!  “If you can't measure it, you can't improve it"

Identifying the potential for growth in our company or organization, and measuring our Return On Innovation, enables us to achieve results faster. This keynote shares strategic and hands-on advice for:  

  • Faster results and more frequent launches of innovative products and services

  • A higher success rate due to goals, process and KPI’s being aligned

  • Reducing the risk of new innovation projects due to a sound structure and the right tools

  • Engaging people to foster innovation throughout the organization

The speed of innovation is constantly accelerating, but the challenge is that the largest benefits of innovation are still not being measured. In this keynote, Truls Berg, head of Norway's open innovation lab, shares tools, methods and frameworks for measuring, and thereby improving your innovation efforts.

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10.00 – 10.30

Coffee, tea & networking


 10.30 – 12.00

On planting the intranet firmly as the number one tool for support and efficiency within the organization.

Using time saving features and architecting perfect navigation and usability.

Collaboration & innovation

12.00 – 13.00



13.00 – 13.45

Changing the Game – Lessons from a pioneering high-performance innovation team

 Which team dynamics are needed to create and lead high-performance innovation teams and how do they work to change the game of global enterprises? Jeanette will share her experiences from being an integral part of Grundfos’ leading pioneering innovation team and how they have created a pathway for Grundfos to enter the digital era, where blitz-scaling and ease-of-use are keywords.

Collaboration & innovation

13.45 – 14.00

Coffee, tea & networking


14.00 – 15.00


Come join 2 x 25 minutes of informal roundtable discussions to get answers on your specific questions or help others by sharing your expert knowledge.

Join the discussions


15.00 – 15.30

Coffee, tea & networking


15.30 – 16.30

Collaboration that empowers our hidden innovators

  • We all have intrapreneurs in our organisations, but we keep them dormant through standard practices

  • Experience the collaborative habits that make successful teams of innovators

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how we can facilitate digital innovation that costs nothing

Collaboration & innovation

16.30 – 16.45

Coffee, tea & networking


16.45 – 17.30

The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time

“One of the things that people make a mistake of when it comes to creativity is they over focus on the novelty part. Scientists have found that creatives find the most success when they create ideas that are a blend of the familiar and the novel. Those are the ideas that we tend to be most attracted to.”

In this keynote Allen demystifies the concept of creativity into a practice that anyone can fuse into their current work and processes for better results.

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17.45 – 18.15

Let’s Start Something

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18.30 – is Aarhus the city that never sleeps?

18.30: Cosy dinner at Slagterbørsen
21.30: Beer, drinks … and maybe karaoke at Fatter Eskil

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