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International Conferences

Future: Innovate & Transform

NOVEMBER 13, 2024


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Lead across Ecosystems. Tap into Digital and AI tools. Unleash a Culture of Learning.

20th November 13, 2024 in Amsterdam

At Future: Innovate & Transform thought leaders from around the globe will present cutting-edge perspectives to help you deliver better results and generate more value.

This 1-day in-person Conference in Amsterdam is designed to explore the rapidly changing landscape across Innovation and (Digital) Transformation. 

This event get you in touch with the cutting edge of the innovation and transformation game in today’s VUCA-on-Steroids world. You will hear best practices while connecting with your senior peers.

The Conference agenda is structured along three pillars: 1) Leading across Ecosystems, 2) Tapping into the latest Digital and AI developments and opportunities, and 3) Unleashing your people through a Culture of Learning and Experimentation.

I. Leading in Today's Innovation Ecosystem

Guest speakers include:

Andrea Kates, Author, Senior Advisor, Former Tech Start-Up CEO, Tanguy Pellen, Partner, Skarbek AssociatesHari Kulaveerasingam, Former CTO, Sime Darby Plantations, Pascale Wautelet, VP Global Research & Development and Sustainability, Avery DennisonLadeja Godina Kosir - Founder and Executive Director Of Circular Change, Jan Sedlacek – CEO Stryber Consulting

II.  Tapping Into New Technologies to Drive Transformation

Guest speakers include:

Christian Kromme, Digital AI Visionary, Claudio Truzzi, Digital AI Expert, Rik Vera, Author, Futurologist, Business Philosopher, Cristian Paun, Senior Advisor, Lecturer, Previously Digital Officer at Dupont 

III. Unleashing Your People Potential Through a Culture of Learning and Experimentation

Guest speakers include:

Ravi Aurora, Chief Innovation Officer Tata Sons, Paul Rulkens, Business Designer, Change Maverick, Innovator, Maria Velissariou, Senior Advisor, Former Chief Science Officer at Mars, Wil Schoenmakers, Global Consulting Leader for the Consumer Industry, Korn FerryVanessa Barros and Brigitte CerfontainePeter Corijn, Founder, VUCASTAR Consulting, Author of “True Leaders Deliver”, and former P&G Executive

Speakers and sessions will be added to this page on a continuing basis so be sure to check back for updates.

Who Should Attend: Heads, VPs, Directors of : Innovation, R&D, Strategy, Technology, Digitalization, Product Development, Ideation, Manufacturing, Sustainability

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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 13, 2024

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM CET

Welcome and Introduction

Attendees are welcomed with a short introduction on the flow of the Conference.

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM CET

Part I: Leading in Today's Innovation Ecosystem: Winning throu…

Speakers and Sessions: 1. From Stuck To Scale – Learn To Get Unstuck At Any Point In Your Innovation Journey 2. Unlocking Disruptive Innovation - M …


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM CET

Networking Break

A chance to stretch, grab a drink and connect.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET

Part II: Leading in Today's Innovation Ecosystem: Winning thro…

Speakers and Sessions: 1. Lessons From 25 Years of Breakthrough Innovation From Connect + Develop A …


01:00 PM - 01:45 PM CET

Part I: Tapping Into New Technologies to Drive Transformation…

Speakers and Sessions: 1. Imagining a Better Human Future Enabled by AI 2. The AI Journey: Where did we take AI in 2023/24, and where will AI take u …


01:45 PM - 02:15 PM CET

Networking Break

The chance to stretch, grab a coffee and chat with a peer.

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM CET

Part II: Tapping Into New Technologies to Drive Transformation…

Sessions and Speakers: 1. Introducing the Net Curiosity Score to boost your Profitability 2. Your Business Must transform Twice to Survive! The Nee …


03:30 PM - 04:15 PM CET

Part I: It's not Tech vs. People, it's Tech AND People - Devel…

Speakers and Sessions: 1. How Has Tata Created a Culture of Innovation Among 300,000 Employees? 2. How The Best Get Better - Unconventional Strateg …


04:15 PM - 04:45 PM CET

Networking Break

Stretch, grab a drink and connect with peers.

04:45 PM - 05:30 PM CET

Part II: It's not Tech vs. People, it's Tech AND People - Deve…

Speakers and Sessions: 1. It’s not about Tech vs. People, it’s about Tech AND People – Reflections from a People Company 2. Unlocking the organizat …


Amsterdam, Netherlands,


Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam Airport

Future: Innovate & Transform