Innovation Today

CityLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
CategoryEconomics / Business
Date Thursday, until

Innovation happens when business, design, and tech meet. 

In a series of virtual conferences and masterclasses (in person), internationally renowned speakers will share their experience, case studies and behind-the-scenes insights into innovation in Switzerland, within Silicon Valley, and around the world. They will also share their practical tools and methods that inspire thousands of specialists and the world’s most innovative companies on a daily basis. 

Innovation Today (#itoday) focuses on inspiring personalities: thinkers, best-selling authors and creators who have a direct impact on today’s and tomorrow’s world. 

With the following speakers:

Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur (CH) inventors of the Business Model Canvas and authors of Business Model Generation which sold more than 1.5 million copies in 30 languages. They are holders of the prestigious Thinkers50 Strategy Award (#4)

Jake Knapp (USA) is the inventor of Google Venture’s Design Sprint methodology. He is considered one of the most influential Product Designers today. He has coached teams at places such as Google, Slack, LEGO, IDEO, and NASA on design strategy and time management.

Surya Vanka (USA) is a transdisciplinary designer who has worked at the leading edge of physical and digital experiences. He is founder of Authentic Design, president emeritus of the Seattle Design. Festival and was chair of Interaction Week. Surya was director of user experience at Microsoft

Ramatoulaye A. Diallo (SEN) is the CEO of Orange Money in Senegal and Director of Mobile Financial Services in the Orange Sonatel cluster across 5 countries. Her mission is to create products, services and communities that elevate millions of African lives. 

Professor Marc Gruber (DE, CH) is Vice President for Innovation at EPFL, full professor at the College of Management of Technology at EPFL where he holds the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (ENTC), and co-author of Where to Play.

Katie Swindler (USA) is a User Experience Strategist at Allstate insurance, Author of Life & Death Design. She believes if brands wish to truly connect with consumers they must combine emotion and utility, storytelling and technology

Jonas Vonlanthen (CH) is a Partner at Liip Digital Progress, Expert in agile management and self-organisation in Switzerland. As Partner at Liip, he focuses on the organisation’s evolution from a hierarchical to a self-managed governance system (holacracy).



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