Summary

The goal of this conference is to bring together cross-industry leaders to focus and develop innovation practices and discuss strategies relating to creating and utilising seamless Change Management platforms.

Unleashing Innovation in Change Management 2017
Special Features

With the constant need to increase efficiency, transform digital technologies, and expand into global marketplaces, a summit directly focused on Change Management is necessary in all industries. Not only are global economies becoming more competitive but employee values are evolving and gaining importance, making the need for a strong modern corporate culture necessary to stay relevant. Therefore, current day change management teams are challenged to reimagine the model for change to balance these internal and external pressures and keep up with the times.

It’s all about the EXPERIENCE!

Cross sector learning – find out how solutions adopted by other sectors can add value to your business. What can you learn from other industries and vertical sectors?

Save time and money – concentrated industry knowledge in two intensive days.

Case studies – listen to case studies outlining the pros and cons of new and existing Change Management projects.

Networking and interactive – Learn from your peers and build new relationships in our break out and networking sessions.

Discussion groups – industry-specific roundtable discussions for you to focus on the key issues that affect your business.

Who Will You Meet

20+

Cross-Industry
Leading Speakers

100+

Senior Level
Attendees

85:15

Ratio
Corporate : Solution
Companies Providers

How Will You Benefit

100+

Like Minded
Strategy leaders
for Networking

Ideas

Hear About
Groundbreaking
Approaches to
Innovation

Case Studies

Case Studies,
Get the Pros & Cons
of New And Existing Projects

Why Change Management and Why Now?

This will be the first edition of our Innovation in Change Management conference. With increasing levels of globalisation, organisations have become more interconnected and world markets more competitive than ever before. In this constantly evolving and progressing global economy, companies must be able to adapt or they will fall behind, this makes a summit directly focused on Change Management necessary for all industries. However, today more than ever, there is a fear from employees as to how these changes will impact the sustainability of their career. Therefore, currently change management teams are challenged to reimagine the model for change to balance these conflicting issues and keep their businesses relevant, competitive and profitable.

Points of Discussion

  • Don’t be a stick in the mud: How to create a company culture that is open to progress rather than resistant.
  • Bottom up change platform: Using the knowledge of frontline employees to create better models for your business.
  • Creating enduring corporate structures that are conducive to progress.
  • Changing as one: bridging the gap in generational viewpoints to find a commonly accepted goal.
  • How does rapidly changing technology affect your business?
  • How your organisation can achieve a high level of adoption by stakeholders.
  • Ensuring new policies maintain intrinsic corporate values as well as local office culture.
  • Key Indicators in Change Management.

Opportunities for Networking

 

Meet over 80 like-minded cross-industry leaders and take advantage of the networking opportunities, both formal and informal. The conference is expected to become a platform for fruitful discussion and networking between key change management executives from around the world working towards a culture of innovation. The interactive programme format is structured to maximise learning and networking through fun and informative sessions.

Sessions

DAY ONE
Thursday 12th October

8:00 WELCOME COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

8:30 INTRODUCTION AND ICEBREAKER
Two minutes will be provided to upload one of the main challenges you are currently facing onto our event app.

08:45 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

9:00 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
CHANGE OR LEAD THE CHANGE?

  • Change management: a traditional approach
  • The digital context: how to deal with the new VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) context
  • Key factors to lead the change

Manuel Antonio Fernandez Blanco, Director of Control, Digital Transformation, Culture Change and Improvement Dynamics, Santander, Spain

9:40 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL PROGRAM REFORM: PREPARING THE FUTURE IN AN ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT

  • Challenges facing the university program for the upcoming years.
  • Objectives of the reform program.
  • Step-by-step approach.
  • The implementation: you ain’t seen nothing yet.
  • The bigger underlying question: a program reform as a Trojan horse.

Gerrit Sarens, Vice Dean, Louvain School of Management, Belgium

10:20 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK (30 minutes)

10:50 UNCONFERENCE SESSION (30 minutes)
These are participant led, networking group discussions. The aim of the interactive session is to address the main challenges which you are currently facing. We will choose and display 5-10 challenges which were submitted during the introduction. Delegates will be split into groups to discuss one challenge each and a chosen group representative will later report the group’s key findings to the other delegates.

11:20 SPONSOR SESSION (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
To be announced

12:00 NETWORKING LUNCH (1 hour)

13:00 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
HOW TO DIGITALISE 40,000 EMPLOYEES

  • In the midst of a major digital transformation at Telenor
  • Issues and challenges we are currently facing
  • How to change behaviours

Nils Kristian Liveng-Ness, Vice President and Head of Change Management, Telenor, Norway

13:40 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
INNOVATION THROUGH LEADERSHIP

  • Fearless change, a different model to find efficiency
  • Stop innovating for innovation's sake, commitment to strategy to achieve effective results
  • Recruiting commitment within your organisation
  • Inspiring through investment

Captain Stefan Choquette, Innovation Officer, United States Air Force, Germany

14:20 SPONSOR SESSION (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
To be announced

15:00 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
THE LEGO WAY OF CHANGE

  • How LEGO successfully delivers change through a culture platform
  • Tapping into workplace norms
  • How we harnessed our employees' need to be involved in the process

Zahed Kamathia, Global Head of Change Management, LEGO, United Kingdom

15:40 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK (30 minutes)

16:10 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
IMPLEMENTING A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR

  • What happened?
  • Misalignment between the new program and user adoption
  • What were the trade-offs?
  • How did we measure success?

Bart Hulstman, Program and Change Management, NN Group, Netherlands

16:50 IGNITE SESSION (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
HOW POLICY FORCES CHANGE

  • How to successfully implement changes to align with new policies
  • Law Renault
  • How changes impact employees and their work environment

Gert Taeymans, Head of Change and Configuration, ING, Belgium 

17:10 CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

17:15NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

DAY TWO
Friday 13th October

8:15 WELCOME COFFEE AND SPEED NETWORKING

8:45 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

09:00 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
REVOLUTIONARY VS. EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE

To be announced

Sasha Jovanovic, General Manager - Business Change Authority, Maersk Group, Denmark

09:40 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
To be announced

Saskia van Uffelen, CEO Belux, Ericsson, Belgium

10:20 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK (30 minutes)

10:50 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
HOW TECHNOLOGY DRIVES ACCELERATED CHANGE MANAGEMENT NEEDS

  • The pace of change is accelerating 
  • A Philips example of a delivered transformation within procurement
  • The change management impact of keeping the pace
  • Why will business leadership drive the technology change?
  • People are at the heart of the transformation

Kris Mortier, Senior Director - Business Process Owner - Source Contracting and Performance Management, Philips, Netherlands

11:30 SPONSOR SESSION (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
To be announced

12:10 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
MAINTAINING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN YOUR CHANGE PROGRAM

  • The importance of adoption of your change program
  • Employee lead reform
  • How to enthusiasm from all levels

Thomas Moeller Lybaek, Change Management Lead, Vestas, Denmark

12:50 NETWORKING LUNCH (1 hour)

13:50 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
A COMPLETE IT TRANSFORMATION AT DSM

To be announced

Miriam van Es, Program Management Officer - Project Lead, DSM, Netherlands

14:30 SPONSOR SESSION (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
To be announced

15:10 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK (30 minutes)

15:40 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AT HEINEKEN: A GROWING TRIBE

  • Organisation has grown to a global scale in recent years, requiring changes in set-up and collaboration
  • Change management group was non-existent 7 years ago and tomorrow adaptability will be a key to sustained growth
  • The ingredients to accelerate organisational change capability

Karen Bax, Change Manager, HEINEKEN, Netherlands

16:20 CASE STUDY (40 minutes incl. Q&A)
CHANGING THE WAY WE CHANGE - CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR A REVOLUTIONARY WORLD

  • The need for change in the world of business
  • The concept of Change Management; 'managing the people side of change'
  • The increasing urgency and pace of change in today's world
  • Changing the way we change for a revolutionary world

Nimalan Nadesalingam, Associate Director and Senior Global Change Management Consultant, Author of  Transformative Change, DHL, Germany

17.00 CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
Including a wrap up from Global Executive Events.

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