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Day 3: ASCIM-Conference #2:

“Become the Innovation Leader of your Organization”

Day 3 Tuesday Feb. 23rd

Learn from success stories and share experiences with some of the most innovative companies in the world. Four main themes will help you better understand how to strengthen your innovation
   • Human Capital and Leadership for Creativity & Innovation 
   • Tools & Technologies to support Innovation

Location: W District

08:30 AM
Patrick Cohendet - Co-Director Mosaic - Creativity and Innovation Hub - HEC Montreal Canada 
Laurent Simon - Co-Director Mosaic - Creativity and Innovation Hub - HEC Montreal Canada 

Reverse innovation
The process of reverse innovation focuses on new products initially developed in emerging countries, which are then sold elsewhere - even in the West - at low prices which creates new markets and uses for these innovations. The presentation will discuss the concept and underlines how it offers opportunities to stimulate creativity in emerging countries. It will be illustrated by series of examples such as microcredit (the case of Grameen bank) or the successful selling in USA and Europe of an ultra-portable electrocardiograph machine that was originally built by GE Healthcare for doctors in India and China.

Frugal Innovation
Frugal innovation is a type of processes of innovation focusing on reducing the complexity and cost of a good and its production. It essentially refers to removing non-essential features and characteristics from a durable good. As an example, the “Foldscope” is a tough origami microscope assembled from a sheet of paper and a lens. Developed by a Stanford engineer, it is designed to cost less than US. The contribution will discuss the concept, its interest for emerging countries, and illustrates the notion of frugal innovation through diverse recent examples.

Patrick Cohendet & Laurent Simon

Mosaic - Creativity and Innovation Hub - HEC Montreal CANADA

09:15 AM
Metaphoric visualisation to shift momentum from imitation towards innovation Explores how creative metaphor images can assist a mindshift and enable situations to move from processes, problems and patterns to options, opportunities and outcomes.

Arthur Shelley

Founder, Intelligent Answers & Org Zoo Ambassadors AUSTRALIA

Innovation begins with ideas — novel, original, and meaningful ideas that people think or conceive. Interestingly, people differ greatly in the ways they can contribute to innovation: Some people are great in coming up with bold ideas, others have a thing for pitching those ideas, while others are best-suited to administer the innovation pipeline of a company. What if you had a tool that tells you how you and everybody else in your team can contribute to innovation?
TIPS is Thinkergy’s innovation profiling system that helps you to master the people side of innovation.
The acronym ‘TIPS' stands for the four dimensions that energise people’s behavior at work: theories, ideas, people, and systems. TIPS also captures how people prefer to think, work, interact, live, and innovate. The TIPS dimensions and TIPS styles are used to span the TIPS Profiling Map, which gives room to 11 distinct innovator profile. Want to learn more of what makes you and other people tick?

Detlef Reis

Founder and Chief Ideator Thinkergy HONG-KONG

09:45 AM
Organizations promote creativity and innovation as key drivers of growth and sustainability and try to create the environment to promote creativity in individuals and in teams.
Neuroscience allows us to better understand what leads the brain to be creative. This leads to simple but sometimes counterintuitive approaches to promote creativity. 

Peter Cauwelier

Managing Director WIAL Thailand THAILAND

Many people say: “I am not creative”.  The truth is that we are all creative.  The reason why some people think that they are naturally more creative than others, it is because of our mindset.   Children are much more creative than adults.  As we become more mature, we are bound from our past experience related to our workplace, our schools, or even our family.   We can explore what are our past experiences that stop our creativity since we grow up.  Can we remove those experiences or any other ways to re-gain our creativity?

Trevor Lui

Founder Wise Smart Consultants HONG-KONG

10:15 AM
Coffee Break - Networking
10:45 AM
( The little red dot = analogy of my country Singapore )

In this talk – I will be focusing on how growth-seekers should allows themselves to look into innovation and creative growth in their own backyard and areas overlooked by conventional vision. I will be highlighting the innovation inherent in the traditional arts of angklung musical instrument. A bamboo wind instrument indigeneous to West Java, Indonesia- the angklung was acculturated into Thai musical tradition; a symbol of cultural dynamism, innovation and diplomacy between two Asean ethnicities.

Another case of backyard and culture innovation will be illustrated through NPE Arts Residence who despite scarcity and constraints find growth, expansion and thrive in unexpected partnerships and communities previously thought to bring low yield.

I will also be profiling on dynamic management & revitalization of endowment real estate undertaken by one of Southeast Asia's premier endowment asset management companies, Warees Investments Pte Ltd. Warees Investment has made landmark achievements by unlocking true value and potential of community-endowment properties through its business model innovation.

Learn about their Red House Project- a formerly dilapidated shophouse which has multiplied into a commercial & residential unit with an annual valuation of .9 million to .9 million

Mohamad Indera Tasripin

Founder and Innovation Strategist 98 Ft SINGAPORE

Teak Research will share their experience with how close observation of people in their real-life context can uncover human desires, needs, motivations, values, beliefs, and priorities that matter to businesses. The research team will discuss how reframing your thinking from a business perspective to a consumer perspective can lead to innovations that are human-centered.

Sawyer J Lahr & Adisorn Supawatanakul

Adisorn Supawatanakul Partner and Director at Teak Research THAILAND Sawyer J Lahr General Manager & Partner - Teak Research THAILAND

11:15 AM
This quote from Clark Terry (1920-2015), famous trumpeter and pioneer of modern jazz, summarizes a creative philosophy, which has nourished the jazz world for decades. More than just a musician, Clark Terry was also a teacher and mentor for many “young” artists, including Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and many more. His teachings extend well beyond the jazz world. Drawing on the lessons learned from one of the most recorded jazz musician ever, this presentation is an exploration into the sources of creativity.

David Grandadam

Researcher Mosaic - Creativity and Innovation Hub - HEC Montreal CANADA

Projects operate in a perfect storm of established pathways of cognition, conservative ideals, fixed methodologies, busyness and constraints all of which contribute to status quo decision making. There is no one agreed definition of creativity, however creative research pioneers such as Guilford and Torrance suggest that divergent thinking is a vital element in the creative process. The research project takes the position that; the foundation of economic improvement is innovation; the source of innovation is creativity and a vital element of creativity is Divergent Thinking. The research project is testing the hypothesis that if we want to improve performance, then creativity should not be confined to creative industries such as Fashion, Design or the Performing Arts, nor should it be confined to specific periods, individuals or groups.

Mark Boyes

Illustrator and Facilitator - Knowledge Ink AUSTRALIA

11:45 AM
Creativity at Cirque du Soleil is not only on stage but also behind the scene.  The «out of your comfort zone» that applies for our Athletes transiting as Artist is also applicable for Managers going to adapt to various professional and non-professional situations.  The phenomenal growth of Cirque du Soleil is also due to the capacity of its Managers to adapt rapidly, especially when out of their «comfort zones».  My conference brings another look at behind the scene based on my 23 years of experience within this organization.

Brigitte Carbonneau

Senior Director Business Management Cirque du Soleil - CANADA

12:45 PM
Lunch @ Beat Hotel Restaurant!
VIP Lunch (by invitation only)
02:00 PM
On the lips of everyone from corporate CEOs to entrepreneurs and hot shot public speakers, reinvention is the new name of the game. How can we truly take advantage of our strengths and create deep value for customers and our companies with so much new input every day?
Building a great new business is fantastic. But the best ones, like Apple, Amazon or Alibaba, do it over and over again. Reinvention is more than a journey, it’s a practice, and it’s the most potent strategic asset. In this talk, Greg Bernarda, from the Business Model Generation team, and co-author of the latest bestseller Value Proposition Design takes you through a series of reinvention stories from around the world and introduces the tools you need to start your own reinvention as you exit the hall.

Greg Bernarda

Founder, Greg Bernarda Strategy Design SINGAPORE

02:30 PM
As a key expert on Google Enterprise’s transformation capabilities, he will share not only the technical transformation that these innovative companies go through, but also how this technical change can act as a catalyst for business and cultural transformation.

Jason McDermott

Head of Google Enterprise Cloud Deployment, Asia Google SINGAPORE

03:00 PM
Kokoro is a unique robot Japanese company. We create an ultra realistic robot. Dinosaur, insect, human, you just name it.
Our mission is “Turn your inspiration to excitement”. We will discuss how creativity works in robotics to make the people excited.

Hiro Nishino

Director: Robot Technology Department Kokoro JAPAN

03:30 PM
Coffee Break - Networking
04:00 PM
The United States National Science Fundation (NSF) I-Corps program is a catalyst for commercializing technologies created in the lab and turning these inventions and innovations into startups. In a few short years, the program has generated a significant number of new companies. More importantly, the program helps provide scientists and researchers with the basic tools to understand if their inventions have commercial potential, using the Lean Launchpad model and business model canvas. The program provides US universities with grants to enable researcher-led teams to attend the NSF Lean Launchpad course where they "get out of the building" to talk to customers and test their hypotheses about the commercial viability of their invention. This session will describe the program and opportunities for university teams to participate as well as the outcomes to-date. It will also describe the National Innovation Network (NIN) and how the NIN is supporting innovation.

Christina Pellicane

Executive Manager NYC Regional Innovation Node USA

The new digital startup scene is disrupting industries by using technologies, global business models, and extending the traditional industry boundaries. This becomes a pressure point for traditional corporations, like banks, retailers, etc. to change their approach, business model, and geographic reach. Old Corporates can be as agile as startups, but it takes effort, expertise, and razor sharp focus.

Axel Winter

Global Head Retail Banking Architecture at Standard Chartered Bank

04:30 PM
How the territory of Wallonia puts in place new innovation policies, based on hybridation and ecosystem innovation. Creative hubs, lean startup, education, creative school labs,... Many initiatives are happening in the frame of Creative Wallonia. And soon, the week of creativity: Make Wallonia, highlighting the makers movement as an innovation driver for the society.

David Valentiny

Director of Creative Wallonia Engine

The new digital startup scene is disrupting industries by using technologies, global business models, and extending the traditional industry boundaries. This becomes a pressure point for traditional corporations, like banks, retailers, etc. to change their approach, business model, and geographic reach. Old Corporates can be as agile as startups, but it takes effort, expertise, and razor sharp focus.

Thierry Isckia

Professor Telecom Business School FRANCE

05:00 PM
Sound is all around us. As part of our sensory experiences, auditive impressions define our perception of the places we visit and and subsequent memories. As much as sound can be a by product of a functional activity an object performs, its audible presence forms part of the soundscape of that moment in time. This session will share slices of the soundscape the speaker has produced on the basis of his impressions travelling from his home base Bahrain to Bangkok for the ASCIM 2016 conference by weaving ambient sounds recorded and musical expression into a sound tapestry. Attending this session will give you an opportunity to get insight in the creative process of artistic expression. As the content and output of this sound exploration is continuously in flux the expressions shared in the session will be a result of a continuous creative process of sound capture and inclusion possibly up until moment before the session. You might even hear a little something of yourself in there.

Philippe Vande Wiele

Musician & DJ Business Tutor Bahrain Polytechnic

05:30 PM
Closing remarks
Vincent Ribiere & Francis Gosselin

Vincent Ribière

Founder and organizer of Creative Bangkok Managing Director of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation SouthEast Asia (IKI-SEA) Associate Professor at Bangkok University

Closing remarks
Vincent Ribiere & Francis Gosselin

Francis Gosselin

President fg8

06:00 PM
Bus Departure to Chao Praya River
07:30 PM
Conference Cruise Dinner