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Innovating Innovation


We cordially invite you to another installment our “ABC” Roundtable series which we produce in association with our publishing partner Developing Leaders Quarterly (DLQ).

The idea of these Roundtables is to engage contributors from the most recent DLQ edition in unscripted watercooler conversations on key issues of 21st century leadership and organization, connecting the perspectives of Academia (A), Business (B), and Consulting (C).

This time we will focus on Innovating Innovation – one of the big challenges organizations face when they have reached a certain maturity stage and want to grow or reinvent themselves. We know that “exploiting” the present requires a different mind- and capability set as “exploring” future opportunities. And we know about the fallacies of “innovation theater” – the hackathons, pitch-me sessions, or agile sprints that often remain empty exercises. How can we make sustainable innovation happen, especially in large companies?

Please us on March 29, 2024  |  08:00 am – 9:30 am Pacific Time for an inspiring session!


Meet the Table

  • Valery Yakubovich | Professor of Management | Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Wharton School of Business (the “A”)
  • Michael Nichols |  Director of Corporate Ventures | MANN+HUMMEL, formerly head of Bosch Innovation Consulting APAC (the “B”)
  • Andrew Binns |  Director, Change Logic | Author of Corporate Explorer and Corporate Explorer Field Book (the “C”)

The Round Table will be hosted by CFFO Chairman Roland Deiser.

This event is connected to the current edition of Developing Leaders Quarterly (DLQ) which focuses on Innovating Innovation. Two participants of this Round Table have contributed as authors to this issue. Read their contributions here: