This is a session at Innov8rs Shanghai, 26-27 June 2019

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Developing Intrapreneurs to Create a Culture of Innovation

Companies are increasingly turning to intrapreneurship as a viable innovation strategy. This means tapping into your most entrepreneurial employees and developing them into top innovators that can go way beyond just design thinking and creativity sessions. Jan Kennedy, CEO of the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE), will reveal key lessons learned (Bayer, Allianz, BMW) on how they have scaled their intrapreneurship development activities. Jan will dive into the phases of innovation, intrapreneurial personality traits, experiment goals, prototype funds and portfolio metrics. This talk will leave you inspired and informed about your role in making innovation sustainable and scalable.

Malisse Tan


Malisse Tan is fuelled by passion for growth of organisations and it’s people . As Chief Strategy Officer at the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE), part of her role oversees the design and implementations of various intrapreneurship programs covering different stages of the innovation process for clients across different industries and markets. Prior to AfCE, Malisse was the Managing Director in Malaysia for a global Big Data SaaS company working with South-East Asia’s largest corporates and government entities which then led her into the world of startups where she subsequently founded 2 startups herself. Malisse decided to move into corporate entrepreneurship where she is able to blend both her corporate and startup experience and aims help corporates avoid costly mistakes.

Malisse, who was born in Malaysia, grew up in New Zealand and has lived and worked across Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. An advocate for women and youth development, Malisse sits on the Board of Directors for Lean In Malaysia and the International Council for the Wilson Global Initiative (WGI).