This is a session at Innov8rs Helsinki, 5 September 2019

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Diplomatic Rebels: Radical Innovation Through Intrapreneurship

The world is changing. Exponentially. Companies and industries face a climate of radical change and potential disruption. To be successful in the future, companies will need to build the capability to constantly experiment with future customer offerings in close collaboration with users and external partners. David Gram, Venture Partner at LEGO Ventures and Co-Founder of Diplomatic Rebels will share his hard-learned lessons from tackling disruptions, building world-class innovation capabilities and balancing the disruptive forces of innovation with a clear understanding and care for the past – or as he calls it being a Diplomatic Rebel.

The presentation will include insights on:

  • Embracing disruptions without disrupting the healthy existing business
  • Building a strategic foundation and structure for radical innovation
  • Fast and low-risk learning using design thinking and agile development
  • Fostering a culture of Intrapreneurship
  • Moving from user insights to co-creation with users
  • Becoming a Diplomatic Rebel

David Gram

Innovation thought-leader & Co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels

David has worked with radical innovation and lean start-up methods in small businesses and large global corporations for the last 15 years – as Senior Innovation Director in LEGO’s Future Lab and currently as Venture Partner in LEGO Ventures. Using design thinking and agile development, David has been developing and leading innovation projects from early incubation to full maturity and has recently been part of building LEGO Ventures, the new strategic venture arm of the LEGO Brand Group.

David is co-founder of the company Diplomatic Rebels; empowering companies and intrapreneurs around the world to become strong innovators.