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Welcome Susanne Fuglsang – our new COO

As told before we have some exciting news for 2018, now we can finally share the great news that Susanne Fuglsang will be working as our new COO.

Susanne Fuglsang is a Innovation Catalyst and Executive Producer. She has extensive experience in strategy and production of interdisciplinary co-creation processes like Hackathons, Design Sprints and Innovation Events. As a true change maker she is constantly on the move to create and inspire change through open innovation projects by co-creation between tech, science, research, academia, companies and nonprofits.

In parallel with transforming people to intrapreneurs or entrepreneurs she is a well known contributor in the maker, tech & startup communities with a special passion to inspire and empower women in all ages to educate themselves and engage in tech.

– I have been a participant of Innovation Pioneers yearly meetingplace “Innovation in Action” for several years and admire the high quality of content and useful learnings and sharing activities. As an advocate of diversity, collaboration and innovation the role as COO for Innovation Pioneers is a perfect match for me.

-To be able to work alongside all initiator companies, members and partners to continue and develop the 10 year old trailblazing path is amazing. The need for knowledge sharing and training of innovation capabilities has never been higher so my hope is that we together can continue to contribute to that in a great way.

Welcome Matias Pakarinen – our new Vice Chairman

This is the first year that Innovation Pioneers will have the pleasure to introduce not only a new chairman, but also a vice chairman. Please welcome Matias Pakarinen, Innovation and Advanced Solution Manager at Altran.

“I am really happy and humble about the role, it´s the best possible forum to learn and share insights about innovation. I have been part in Innovation Pioneers since 2010, starting with Innovation in Action. It´s been a privilege and great learning the first 8 years with IKEA of Sweden, Matias Pakarinen.”

We wanted to know more about Matias and his view on the network:

You work at Altran today, how do you think your knowledge from Altran can be used within Innovation Pioneers? 

Altran is a global company, working in all kind of sectors, from Air Space to MedTech, so Altran could widening the network and knowledge.

How do you look at the role as the new vice chairman of Innovation Pioneers? 

A great opportunity to talk more about innovation and listening even more, meeting people and organizations, widening the field of innovation. But also ensure the network is transforming, is up to date, agile and attractive for all members.

From your perspective, in what ways does innovation Pioneers stand out as a networking platform? 

It is something special in a network that is truly open and sharing.  Energy, leaning forward, open, endless opportunity, and there is members since the start,
There is an opportunity to learn everyday.

What are your ambitions for Innovation Pioneers for the upcoming two years?

Yeah, wow, 2 years ahead, I hope we are more diverse, but also bigger in a smarter way, I will together with Anna Bäck (chairman) sett the plan for what growth is for Innovation Pioneers, reach more, but still small enough to have a active and engage group.

 

TANK MEETING 1 2018 at Altran in MALMÖ

If you want to know more about Altran, you should join us during our first tank meeting at Altran in Malmö, the 14th of March where we will explore the digital roadmap.

Join us and register here

 

2018: Welcome our new Chairman, Anna Bäck

We have the pleasure to introduce Innovation Pioneers new Chairman, Anna Bäck. Here you can read more about Anna and her thoughts about Innovation Pioneers:

 

First of all, Congratulations! How does it feel to be the new chairman of Innovation Pioneers?

Thanks. It feels great and very inspiring!

I got many valuable inspirations from this great community. So it feels fantastic to be able to give back and help connect innovation leaders. I believe that by sharing and supporting each other we can further accelerate much needed innovation in the Nordics and beyond.

You work at Veryday today, how do you think your knowledge from Veryday can be used within Innovation Pioneers? 

I have worked globally with innovation in many different industries and several governments, during three years I was based in Shanghai focusing 100% on Asian companies and governments. I think my experiences from global organizational challenges (silos exist in China & Singapore as well!), customer driven innovation and the combination of analytics and deep user insights will be helpful when we are developing innovation pioneers further during 2018.

How come you want to engage in innovation and this network?

Inspiration and diverse perspective are incredibly important for innovation. The trust and quality in this network is unique. So I think that to tackle the challenges we all face as companies, public sector organizations, even cities and governments we need to join forces. At Veryday we believe that together is better. Sweden is world leading in innovation, to keep being among the top in the world we need to continuously share, coach and challenge each other – across industry sectors, governments and functions.

From your perspective, in what ways does innovation Pioneers stand out as a networking platform? 

It stands out as a very diverse and inspiring community with members from different industries, backgrounds and cultures who share a passion for innovation. This creates a very open and inclusive atmosphere and is therefore a great platform to share experiences, knowledge and new ideas.

It also is very hands on. The popular innovation in action summit is one of the best ways to really try new methods and get first hand experience of the leading edge topics.

What are your ambitions for Innovation Pioneers for the upcoming two years?

My ambitions are to grow the network, infuse a global perspective to the discussions and to improve the already very high quality of innovation in action. Would love to co-create with the members what the future should be. I also want to bring in topics like AI and VR/AR, humanizing data, emotional ethics and how to combine big and small data (analytics and deep user insights). My hope is to inspire existing and new members to get their companies to the next level!

Thank you so much Anna, we look forward to a great 2018 together! 

Är du Innovation Pioneers nya Drivkraft?

Vi söker ny Verksamhetsansvarig

Är du Innovation Pioneers nya drivkraft?

Innovation Pioneers (IP) söker ny Verksamhetsansvarig

IP är ett nätverk av innovatörer för innovatörer och består av ett sextiotal medlemsföretag. Då vår nuvarande verksamhetsledare efter fyra år går vidare till ett nytt spännande jobb söker vi en efterträdare. Tjänsten omfattar allt från strategi, operativt arbete och ekonomi till kommunikation och marknadsföring.

Vi letar efter en person som är:
En social superhjälte som vill påverka och skapa värde.
En relationsskapare som gillar kundkontakt och är van att kommunicera.
Passionerad av att driva och utveckla ett nätverk vars mål är att dela kunskap, insikter, verktyg, metoder och processer inom innovation mellan ledande organisationer och bolag i Sverige.
Och gärna har erfarenhet av entreprenörskap och innovation.

Plats: Stockholm A House | Heltid | Start – Snarast | Sista ansökningsdag 10 december

Låter det spännande? Läs mer nedan om IP och tjänsten.

 

Verksamhetsansvarig Innovation Pioneers

Innovation Pioneers (IP) är ett nätverk av innovatörer för innovatörer som består av ett sextiotal medlemsföretag, varav många är ledande organisationer och bolag i Sverige. Då vår nuvarande verksamhetsledare efter fyra år går vidare till ett nytt spännande jobb söker vi en efterträdare som kan driva och utveckla nätverket.

Uppgifter:
Vara drivande i att skapa och genomföra IP:s aktiviteter och agenda i nära dialog med VD Jan Sandqvist.
Coacha och stötta de medlemmar som är ansvariga för tankmöten (våra kunskapsdelnings event)
Löpande kommunicera med befintliga medlemmar.
Leda möten med initiators (Initiators är de medlemmar som agerar styrelse) 4 ggr om året där agendan för verksamheten sätts.
Planera och genomföra Innovation in Action, IP:s årliga konferens kring innovation.
Marknadsföra nätverket och skapa nya kundrelationer.
Ansvara för ekonomi och budget.
Skapa innehåll till hemsida och andra kommunikationskanaler med text, bild och video.

Vi vill att du har egna idéer om hur nätverket ska utvecklas, som du förankrar med VD och Innovation Pioneers Initiatorgrupp.(De medlemmar som är med och sätter agendan samt genomför den)

Du är en bra projektledare som har ordning och reda med koll på detaljerna och kan dessutom leda andra ledare på distans.
Du är bra på att skapa relationer och tycker det är roligt att nätverka.
Du gillar att kommunicera, leda grupper och gärna att stå på scen.

Vi ser helst att du startar i januari, men tillträdesdagen är flexibel. För oss är det viktigaste att hitta en person som delar vår passion för innovation och som vill arbeta för att skapa värde för medlemsföretagen.

Skicka din ansökan till recruitment@innovationpioneers.net senast 10 december. Den ska innehålla CV samt ett personligt brev som berättar om hur du kan bidra i det här jobbet tillsammans med några tankar om hur du ser att nätverket skulle kunna utvecklas på 3-5 års sikt.

För mer information om Innovation Pioneers se här, och här ser du ett antal av våra medlemmar.

Om du passar in på den här beskrivningen – sök! För rätt person är det här en stor möjlighet att uträtta superhjältedåd under några år samtidigt som du bygger både nätverk och kompetens.

 

Reports from Innovation in Action 2017

2017-10-24Read more »

More than 200 innovation leaders & practitioners joined up in small and focused workshops held by Astra Zeneca, Volvo Cars, CGI, Googol, RISE & Stora Enso. All were there to meet with the purpose of sharing knowledge and of course meeting peers in a setting full of trust.

The evening of October 24 was the evening of our gala dinner and One Wish Award. The afternoons brought time to engage with each other, inspiration, thought leaders as well as a special workshop by Umeå municipality on the future city and how old fashioned gaming can be a way of innovating.

Report of the Panel discussion with Bankgirot Jeanette Jäger and Hertz Niklas Siljeblad

Report of the Umeå Workshop

Umeå Presentation Gaming Rules

Umeå Workshop Swedish Gaming Rules

One Wish Award – Just Arrived

Superhero Shahrzad KiavashWhat an amazing story teller you are Shahrzad. We recommend anyone to take part of your story. You brought us laughter and tears. Thank you!

Innovation Keynote Surviving the Future by Alf Rehn. Alf is recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future. Alf is the Professor of Innovation, Design, and Management at the University of Southern Denmark, sits on numerous boards of directors, and is in addition a bestselling author and a strategic advisor for everything from hot new startups to Fortune 500-companies.

Below you will find reports and presentations from the workshops

Volvo Cars - Stay Ahead and Plan for the Future

As an automotive company we face great changes and want to share how we work with our future challenges with you.
In this workshop we worked with uncertainties through scenario planning. We also worked with future scenarios affecting both technical, business and user needs in different directions and address how to make strategies given a particular future will happen.

Volvo Cars Presentation from the Workshop

Report of the Volvo Cars Workshop

Read More about the workshop here

Googol - iPM Challenge

Report of the Googol Workshop

iPM Challenge is about placing your bets to create the optimum future product portfolio. By using different canvases you get several overviews enabling you to make informed decisions. We offer a dynamic method to identify, access, share, and create knowledge in an organization, with the aim to help the organization to compete by being more innovative, effective, and thus more profitable.

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RISE - Accelerate Your Speed to Market Through Innovation Partnerships

Report of the RISE Workshop

Presentation pt 1

Presentation pt 2

Get an insight in how an Innovation Partnership may be formed by working together around some concrete selected cases.The innovation management framework will be used as a basis for the work and design thinking methods will be used as a method. By the end of the workshop there the results will be scrutinized and the pro’s and con’s discussed jointly.

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Stora Enso - How to Build and Maintain Innovation strategy to Surviving the Future

Report of the Stora Enso Workshop

Stora Ensos own Highlights and Takeaways

Stora Ensos presentations

How can we move faster by elevating the organization in terms of talents and abilities to enhance collaboration and more efficient ways of working? How can we strengthen the innovative culture to a next level where the culture itself beats the strategy? How can we commercialize new transformative technologies faster and more efficiently?

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CGI - Moral and Ethical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

Report of the CGI Workshop

Roleplay workshop method

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to be one of the greatest changes in humanity since we evolved from homo sapiens. In this workshop we will work with the moral and ethical aspects of AI. How should we relate to AI in society when it suddenly takes decisions that were previously taken by a person who can be directly life-determining or who can remove 50% of the jobs we have today.

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Conny Svensson Head of Digital Transformation @CGI Sverige comments the workshop:

“The role play method turned out even better than we had hoped for. This was the first time we had used it, but we have been thinking about this method for years and Innovation in Action was the perfect place to test it, especially with the theme of Surviving the future where AI was a perfect story to use for this. We learnt so much when developing this workshop, both around AI but also on how to frame complex questions, how to make interesting characters, how to build a believable story. We have so many more ideas on how to make this method even better and where currently discussing with a couple of companies from Inovation in Action how we can use this in their organisation, but also some other companies that didn’t attend.
The first day we witnessed some small things that we saw we could improve on, we also received some great feedback so that we could make the second day even better and it was of course an honor to receive the award for the best workshop on the second day. But what was even more pleasing was seeing how people really got into their characters, developed side stories and just bursted out in laughs in the discussions. So in the end I was most pleased with a scoring of 9.2 out of 10 on the fun scale. If you’re having fun your learn better and you create new experiences that you will remember and take away with you. Please check out the included presentation if you’re interested in having fun and doing a role play in your organisation.”

Astra Zeneca - Promoting Innovation through People

Report of the Astra Zeneca Workshop

Presentation From the Workshop

‘The view that good ideas are rarer and more valuable than good people is rooted in a misconception of creativity’

This workshop will raise awareness on what it takes to get talented people to be creative in their work. Aim is to create new ideas around what is important for people and organizations to be creative.

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We believe that innovation happens when people and organizations meet. We aim for insights, networking and input for future innovation strategies. We will see people push boundaries and think in new ways to create new services and products in a fast changing environment into the future.

One of our firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings. We also strive to give you, your organization and society long lasting value.

Our Dialogue Leaders & Key Note Speakers

Shahrzad Kiavash
Alf Rehn

Our 40th Tankmeeting #4-2017 – The Entrepreneurial state – How Government Agencies are Taking the Lead on Innovative Recruitment

2017-12-05Read more »
Myndigheten för Delaktighet and Arbetsförmedlingen will be hosting this workshop on innovative recruitment

Find the report at the bottom.

In 2016 Arbetsförmedlingen started to work with innovation as a tool to meet the current and upcoming challenges of Sweden. The work has been unorthodox for an Government agency in working with theatre, hackathons with Spotify, open data, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and building an innovation culture.

Try to anwer this question for yourself: “What is innovative recruitment to you?”

INNOVATIVE RECRUITMENT

Competence can be found in different places and look different from what we expect. The purpose of the tank meeting at Arbetsförmedlingen was to provide a new, wider perspective on the concept of competence by searching for competence in places where you normally wouldn’t look. Furthermore, the goal was to explore and experience how we can find the right competence to our organizations by discovering different possibilities and ways of recruitment. We must dare to think in new, innovative ways and take on someone else’s shoes.

QUOTES FROM PARTICIPANTS

“We all have strengths, it is time that we start to focus on them”

“Dragons Den, a good tool for testing innovative ideas, could be a part of the innovation process for pitching new ideas”

“I’m going to take this back to my company, how we can fix recruitment issues together”

REPORT

The report from the tank meeting can be found here!

 

Arbetsförmedlingen and Myndigheten för Delaktighet comment on the day: 

How can companies and organisations work with innovative recruitment in order to find talents, competence and contribute to a social sustainable development for the organisation and society at the same time?

Not taking advantage of peoples skills is a waste economically as well as social. Skills, soft and hard, can be found where organisations doesn’t normally look. Working pervasively with diversity and sustainable development can strengthen the organisation and attract talented people.

During the tankmeeting, the participants role-played as jobseekers, statistically classified as persons having a weak position on the labour market. The challenge was to make the employers see other skills than the stated labels of “disadvantages”.

Arbetsförmedlingen gave a couple of inspirational talks on how companies have worked with a new perspective and seen the benefits of recruiting persons with disabilities, youths, and newly arrived in Sweden.

The participants were also given a task to solve: how to innovatively recruit a large number of employees in a short period of time, on the Swedish labour market. The Swedish labour market is currently characterised by a historical large mismatch; with a strong economy for many companies and at the same time a lot of people unemployed, and lacking the formal competence sought by employers.

The results were presented for a Dragons Den jury consisting of Arbetsförmedlingen, Myndigheten för delaktighet and the One Wish-award winning company in 2017, Just Arrived. The Dragons Den workshop concept is a tool were individuals and teams pitch ideas to a jury of top management. The concept have been used by some of the participating organisations at the tankmeeting. Pros and cons of using Dragons Den were discussed.

The participants seemed to have a rewarding day, with new perspectives, exchanging ideas and making new connections – as well in theory as in practice. The organisations in the winning team in the Dragons Den workshop will get their prize in 2018; an offer from Arbetsförmedlingen and Myndigheten för delaktighet to come and help the organisations individually with planning their strategy for innovative recruitment. The winners were:

  • Svenska Mässans Stiftelse
  • CGI
  • Veryday
  • SOS Alarm
  • Migrationsverket
  • Myndigheten för delaktighet

The tankmeeting gave great input to Arbetsförmedlingen’s and Myndigheten för delaktighet´s planned work for 2018!

Thank you all for contributing and making tankmeeting #40 a day of insights, learning and fun! Looking forward to seeing you in 2018!

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In the Tank meeting the participants will learn about the strategies and tools that Arbetsförmedlingen in cooperation with other government agencies are working with, and the challenges that public sector and society are facing.

The participants will contribute to and learn about how Arbetsförmedlingen, companies and society can innovate for a social sustainable development of recruitment. The workshop will be conducted by the innovation team at Arbetsförmedlingen and Myndigheten för Delaktighet.

One of our firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings.

Myndigheten för Delaktighet

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Initiators Only –  Initiator board meeting.

Initiator – Be sure to join us!

Time: 16-19

Address: Hälsingegatan 38 Stockholm

Agenda: New Chairperson to be announced

Agenda 2018 to be finalized

1930-2130 (approx) Dinner

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Initiators and active members  – Workshop day – Tank meeting

Address: Hälsingegatan 45, Stockholm

08:30 Coffee

08:55 Start of Day!

1145 Lunch

16:15 End of Day

Recommended accomodation:

Elite Palace Hotel or First Hotel Norrtull

Just Arrived is Granted the 2017 One Wish Award by Innovation Pioneers

Innovation Pioneers yearly awards one organization with a cause to change society to the better, the One Wish Award.

At Innovation in Action 2017 in Stockholm, the organization Just Arrived was announced as this years winner. 

“We are here at Innovation in Action for a few reasons, one being the cocreation and exchange of knowledge.

However this comes in the shadow of what I am about to say.

We all have a responsibility as individuals towards our selves to use the knowledge acquired to create value, as we create value for us we also create value for our organizations but most important of all we do it for the society in the long run.

This brings me to this evenings special occation. The introduction of Innovation Pioneers One Wish Award and this years recipient organization.

First some background on this years process.

A committee led by our chairman selects a short list from all the nominated organizations.

The nominees are then evaluated on the following criteria.

The One Wish Award Winner shall be representative for Innovation Pioneers definition of innovation; people creating and implementing ideas that generate value. This value shall be applied to individuals, organizations and the society in the long run.

The main subject for a nominee is to work for better social and/or environmental circumstances.

The winner shall also aspire to fill our vision in the meaning of building innovation capabilities through joint development and networking.

We are particularly pleased that this year’s prize is awarded to Just Arrived. In addition to the contested issue being very immediate and relevant, we have especially fallen for the chosen approach to the solution. Just Arrived has achieved results that differentiate, engage and create value. This is exactly what Innovation is about ” says Kim Silvasti during the prize ceremony.

The price was delivered to Andreas König, CEO of Just Arrived, by Kim Silvasti COO of the Innovation Pioneers Network, Jan Sandqvist, Googol and Chairman of Innovation Pioneers Niclas Ingeström.

“We are proud and honored to receive the One wish award. There is an urgent need to address the opportunity and responsibility we all have in creating value for Sweden and its citizens into the future. This is our way of offering organizations in Sweden the possibility to be part of the solution”, says Andreas König of Just Arrived.

Our goal now is to introduce Just Arrived into the network and create value together!

Previous One Wish Award winners are:

Nevado Roses, Ecuador
The Hunger Project, USA/Sweden
Index Awards, Denmark
Futebal dá Forca, Sweden
IM´s Project Humanium, Sweden

Do You Know How to Manage Your Innovation Portfolio Right?

Have you been in a situation where you had difficulties to choose which projects to fund and which to kill? Are you running too many parallel projects?

“-Have you had difficulties to choose which projects to fund and which to kill?

-Do you feel you are lacking the right tools to visualize your portfolio?

-Do you even know why you should visualize it?”

We have met up with Jan Sandqvist, CEO at Googol,  an organization working with innovation solutions to discuss the upcoming workshop at Innovation in Action. We discussed the importance of Portfolio Management when it comes to optimizing for the future and Jan explained how the “iPM challenge” that he will be holding during Innovation in Action makes participants aware of the need for Portfolio Management.

Portfolio Management could be seen as one key in order to optimize for the future. However, many organizations seem to have problem to succeed with this. According to Jan, almost all companies need to constantly make improvements, in small steps as well as bigger leaps. “By using an appropriate tool for Portfolio Management, it is easier to place your bets and get the desired return on investment with a balanced risk.”, he said.

Even though many people would say that strategy is a key to succes, Jan also describes ‘visual thinking’ as a central part when talking about strategy and portfolio management, meaning that it is easier to make decisions based on the actual situation when everyone involved share the same picture and data. “Visualization, when done in a good way, can be very helpful for staying on topic and discuss what really matters”, Jan said in a statement.

As the CEO of Googol, Jan has a lot of experience regarding common mistakes when it comes to managing portfolios and what companies can do in order to avoid these in an early stage. “Projects and products are often viewed on spreadsheets, but the visualization is lacking. Sometimes the information is only accessible for a few people when more should be involved. In some cases, new initiatives and projects are compared to existing products and decision makers tend to demand a lot of information, that is unknown in early stages, making it difficult to pursue the development of promising ideas. A good overview of the portfolio and a clear understanding of how resources are meant to be spent helps in the decision making process.”

While a company strategy defines ”Why to innovate?” the iPM Challenge helps organizations to understand ”What to Innovate?”. During this workshop, the participants will realize the complexity with portfolio management while facing different challenges. “There are a lot of variables to consider; investment, Net Present Value, Risk level, production capabilities, customer need, resource allocation just to name a few. There is a lot of work to be done during 2,5 hours, but the participants will get an understanding of how powerful a tool for visualization is and as a consequence, that better informed decisions can be made faster.”

Do you feel you are lacking the right tools to visualize your portfolio? Join Googols workshop, “The iPM Challenge” during Innovation in Action, 24-25th of October.

AI and the Moral Aspects – Conny Svensson Head of Digital Transformation

Innovation Pioneers  – We have met up with Conny Svensson who is Head of Digital Transformation at CGI to discuss the upcoming workshop at Innovation in Action and hear more on his thoughts on the moral aspects of AI.

What do you think are the factors that make Artificial Intelligence have the potentials to be one of the greatest changes in humanity since we evolved from homo sapiens?

Conny –  Since Homo Sapiens emerged on the planet we have been the most intellectual advanced species on earth, this might change in a longer perspective. Even if we think we’re innovative we are still very limited in how much information we can handle and also how we think. Our brains have developed during thousands of years and our intelligence is optimised to think and solve problems in certain domains. We have some biological mind barriers that keeps us boxed and limited in our potential. An AI could theoretically break out of these boundaries and create a new form of intelligence not known to mankind before. During the workshop we will look at what consequences that could have in a society.

IP – AI is here now and can help in a variety of areas, from saving lives, to streamlining businesses, to helping every single individual with small advice. AI gives us superpowers to make better decisions and do what we ourselves are not so good at.

– What and where would be your “dream” to implement AI? What effects do you see AI could bring in that area?

Conny –  I would love to use AI to build a better model for society. Our political models and all “isms” are developed with our very limited views and limitations as humans, based on our own experiences and personal beliefs. You don’t build the best model for a society when you only have 4 years at a time to create change and “only” live for 80 years. AI can tackle much bigger problems than we humans, but this is not done in a heart beat. We will have to build and teach an AI to evolve and when we are ready, let it grow and advance itself. We’re in the phase of childbirth today, now we need to focus on the basic needs, then start to raise it with the right values to later let it flourish by itself. We’re just in the beginning of this exciting journey!

IP – In CGIs workshop at Innovation in Action we will work with the moral and ethical aspects of AI, not the technical details. We will cover  how we should relate to AI in society when it suddenly takes decisions that were previously taken by a person when the decisions can be directly life-determining or when AI can remove 50% of the jobs we have today.

– Can you give us a peak into your thoughts on when AI should not be used and when it definitely should be used with all its powers.

Conny –  In our workshop we will use role-play to discuss difficult morale dilemmas and philosophical conundrums. Today AI is a very practical tool that can help us with many things humans are not good at, but it’s effect on humans lives are still pretty limited. As we move forward 5-10 years we will start having some more hard dilemmas. I would say there is on particular area which is a big no-no for AI. It’s a matter of how mature the technology is based on the reach it will have on peoples lifes. There is an intersection point between those two that you need to stay on the right side of. In this workshop we will leave the maturity of the technology and just “imagine” that it works and then take the discussion if we should still use it and how much.

I don’t want to reveal too much but I think you will be challenged with some hard choices in our workshop on how AI can affect our future society. Will we survive the future?

IP – Thank you Conny for the peak into your thoughts on AI and your workshop at Innovation in Action 24-25/10.

See the workshop and all others here.

 

// Kim Silvasti, Innovation Pioneers.

Our 39th Tankmeeting #3-2017 – Innovation Beyond 2020 Alfa Laval

2017-09-12Read more »
Alfa Laval lead us on a journey into the future beyond todays products and services using Story Telling

Now is the time to register for Innovation in Action! Workshops are filling up fast!

Find the report & presentations at the bottom.

Telling stories has been part of us since the beginning of time. One of the most important stories you have is your corporate history and vision. This will impact on your success.

A story isn’t always a timeline, it’s a gathering of moments, lessons learned, motivation, frustration, and success.

It might not come easy to tell stories, but as with any tool, with practice it can both make and brake what you do.

When people invest in you – they are investing in your story. How people perceive your story will influence how they will interact and be your ambassadors into the future.

Once you’re able to convincingly deliver a story that reaches the Amygdala part of the brain , you will be able to connect in a way that growth charts and hockey sticks never will.

Effective storytelling captures the hearts and minds of your target audience.  It makes your innovations stand out above the rest.

During this workshop day we were taken on a historical trip from 1883 where Alfa Laval has its roots to where they are today and into the future.

If Alfa Laval is committed to win instead of playing not to lose, how do they create the best possible conditions for the next products or business models by using story telling.

We set out to find how you can implement the same strategy in your own organization.

Participants had the opportunity to share their point of view and were given insights and methods to bring home.

Our host Peter Thorwid of Alfa Laval comments the day:

“The story telling workshop became very successful from Alfa Laval’s horizon. The final presentations, six well-known stories about The New Alfa Disc, all six will be useful. They can be used as good and less good examples of storytelling techniques, but also in continued work with performance-related innovations within Alfa Laval’s product groups, not just for the Separators.

The involvement of the participants was particularly exciting to see, perhaps the fantastic framing of Hamra Gård contributed to this. Imagine getting together in the same building as the best R & D cows in the world, both eyesight and scent touched us. The visits in the other barns were also very rewarding.

We were able to showcase some of Swedens industrial history, DeLavals Hamra Farm with Alfa Laval’s Separator Technique. Only that is a story in itself.

Now I look forward to Innovation in Action where we will meet again in sharing knowledge and insights. Have you registered your participation?”

// Peter Thorwid

One of Innovation Pioneers firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings.

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Storytelling Innovation Pioneers at Alfa Laval Report

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20170912-2017091213:45-22

Initiators Only –  Initiator board meeting.

20170913-2017091308:25-16:15

Initiators and active members  – Workshop day – Tank meeting

Location:
Loftet, Hamra Gård, De Laval.

Start of day at Alfa Laval 08:45

Accommodation: Alfa Laval recommends Prince Philip (Oxholmsgränd 2, Skärholmen, 08-6802500) which is 550 meters from subway Skärholmen.