Upcoming webinars

A Sneak Peek Into Whirlpool’s Innovation Machine

Let’s have a look how we can move beyond today’s obstacles, and future-proof corporate innovation, and our organizations in general. The single biggest threat facing organizations today is their inability to innovate, experiment consistently and cost effectively. Ludwig will examine the 5 current challenges that plague corporate innovators and how to address them by leveraging AI, industry standard operating procedures and proven best practices.

105 years since it was originally founded, Whirlpool is operating in a new world where the next 10 years of profitable revenue growth are substantially more challenging. Phillip, Whirlpool’s Global Innovation Director, will share the ambitious initiative underway at Whirlpool to leverage the insights and expertise of the company’s 100,000 employees and its extensive network of suppliers and partners around the world to bring order to the data chaos by creating a new system of record for innovation for all of the company’s internal, crowdsourced and open innovation activities. The vision is to build a sustainable innovation management practice that delivers a sound innovation portfolio aligned with corporate strategy.

Hosted by: Ludwig Melik and Phillip Swanson

Ludwig Melik // CEO at Planbox

Ludwig Melik is the CEO of Planbox (www.planbox.com), a pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation software delivering exceptional business value to global clients such as Honeywell, Sun Life Financial, Whirlpool and Verizon. Ludwig’s mission is to help organizations thrive by transforming the culture of agile work, continuous innovation and creativity across the entire organization.

Phillip Swanson // Innovation Capabilities Lead @Whirlpool

A journalist and communicator by trade Phill has focused his creative energy during his time at Whirlpool into a role of intrapreneurship. From launching homebrewing appliances on IndieGoGo, to helping develop digital platforms, Phill relies on a deep knowledge of Service Design, systems thinking, and lean startup principles to help drive a culture of innovation at Whirlpool.

When: June 12, 11am EST, 5pm CEST

It’s free – click here to register


Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life

Do you want to follow a script — or write your own story? In her talk, based on her new book Rebel Talent, Francesca will share insights on why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives.

Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts, contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly straightforward decisions, create chaos, and disagree when everyone else is in agreement. But in truth, rebels are also those among us who change the world for the better with their unconventional outlooks. Instead of clinging to what is safe and familiar, and falling back on routines and tradition, rebels defy the status quo. They are masters of innovation and reinvention, and they have a lot to teach us.

Francesca has spent more than a decade studying rebels at organizations around the world, from high-end boutiques in Italy’s fashion capital, to the World’s Best Restaurant, to a thriving fast food chain, to an award-winning computer animation studio. In her work, she has identified leaders and employees who exemplify “rebel talent,” and whose examples we can all learn to embrace. Whether you want to inspire others to action, build a business, or build more meaningful relationships, Rebel Talent will show you how to succeed — by breaking all the rules.

Hosted by: Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School Professor and Author of “Rebel Talent” (DeyStreet, 2018) and “Sidetracked” (HBR Press, 2013)

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Her consulting and speaking clients include Bacardi, Akamai, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Novartis, P&G, and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. She has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 by Poets & Quants and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50. Her work has been featured on CNN and NPR, as well as in the EconomistFinancial TimesNew York TimesNewsweekScientific American, and Psychology Today.

When: June 14, 11am EST, 5pm CEST

It’s free – click here to register


Six Ways to Improve Innovation Through Culture Change

What does it take to become a truly innovative organisation?

There are still organisations that see innovation as a function, assigning a small group of people the impossible task to transform their business. They then might embark on an overly ambitious transformation programme that fails or loses momentum with little measurable outcome.

Wazoku, Goodwind and April all take a different stance – to be truly innovative, organisations need to make innovation part of their DNA, tapping into the creative potential of all their stakeholders: their workforce, ecosystem and customers.

Embedding a culture of innovation doesn’t happen overnight. It is an evolutionary process that requires extensive change management to engage an organisation.

In this webinar, Wazoku, Goodwind and April will share six practical ways to improve innovation through culture change, all inspired by real-life customer examples.

Hosted by Nicola Darke (Wazoku), Hans Gillior (The Goodwind Company) and Tim Westall (April Strategy)

Nicola Darke // Customer Success Director at Wazoku

Nicola Darke is Customer Success Director at Wazoku, a cloud-based idea management platform enabling organisations to engage and collaborate with their workforce, ecosystem, customers and the world – to generate new ideas as part of a wider innovation strategy. Wazoku helps companies become EveryDay innovators, where innovation is a core, strategic, every day capability.

Hans Gillior // Founder of the Goodwind Company

Hans Gillior is the Founder of the Goodwind Company, a powerful Network Hub leading digital transformation in the Nordics through the delivery and distribution of advisory, knowledge and leadership services. The Goodwind Company has developed a “best practice” framework GooDIGITAL for a sustainable digital transformation – with focus on leadership, governance and digital capabilities.

Tim Westall // Founder of April Strategy

Tim Westall is the founder of April Strategy, an independent and successful management consultancy specialising in proposition and strategy development for impactful business solutions in culture change, organisation development and sustainable growth. April’s philosophy is ‘High Performance. Happy People’.

When: June 28th, 9:00am EST / 2:00pm BST / 9:00pm SGT

It’s free – click here to register