October 22, 2020: Disruption Forum Innovation Labs


Sign up for Disruption Forum Innovation Labs online on October 22nd, and learn how to use innovation to grow.
The audience of Disruption Forum Fintech event at Work-Bench NYC

Learn how to use innovation to grow your business and how to put an innovative strategy to use.

Join our event to get to know:

  • What makes one Innovation Lab or Team succeed while another fails?
  • How to lead innovation units to add value and generate growth?
  • How do top finance, retail, pharma and automotive companies source innovation ideas?

Key talking points

Innovation Strategy and Labs
Learn how to align your innovation strategy and labs to create more business value
Effective Validation
Get to know how to test your innovation strategy through MVP and prototyping
Sourcing Strategies for Innovative Ideas
Learn how to effectively source ideas internally and from startups


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It was once said that “Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way”. Yet putting this into practice requires a brisk pace of ideation, effective decision making, and coherent implementation. In times of crisis, all these needs increase dramatically.
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Konrad Jarociński

R&D Practice Lead at Netguru

Disruption Forum Speakers


Meet our experts:
  • Katya_Lobynko

    Katya Lobynko

    Global IT Innovation – Head of Europe at Sanofi
  • Peter Collingridge

    Peter Collingridge

    EMEA Head, D10x at Citi Ventures
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    Barbara Liebich-Steiner

    CDO / Head of Digital Strategy & Solutions at UNIQA Insurance Group
  • Andrew Haarsager

    Andrew Haarsager

    Head of Retail Innovation Lab at Cartier
  • Rohit Kumat

    Rohit Kumar

    Director, Products and Innovation at Mastercard
  • Barbara_Fuchs

    Barbara Fuchs

    Head Business Model Innovation at Ivoclar Vivadent
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    Steve Suarez

    Global Head of Innovation, Finance & Risk at HSBC
  • Maximilian Schausberger

    Maximilian Schausberger

    Managing Director, Elevator Ventures (CVC entity of Raiffeisen Bank International)
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    Nataly Nieves Reyes

    Innovation Specialist at Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs
  • Jonathan-Denais-e1537145728813

    Jonathan Denais

    Managing Director of Open CNP - Head of Investments at CNP Assurances
  • Veronika Bridgman

    Veronika Bridgman

    Innovation & Design Strategy Director, Sprint Kingdom
  • Laura Barrabia Gil

    Laura Barrabia Gil

    Head of Exploration at Roche
  • Sebastian Grimm

    Sebastian Grimm

    Head of Innovation Lab at ZF Friedrichshafen AG
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    Esther Seidl-Nussbaumer

    Head of Corporate Innovation at Sigvaris Group
  • Joern Leogrande

    Joern Leogrande

    Managing Director at Finleap Forward
  • Maarten Boelens

    Maarten Boelens

    Innovation Manager at Rabobank
  • Image_Lisa Stuhler

    Lisa Stuhler

    Head of Innovation at Finleap Forward
  • Sanne Bech Thougaard

    Sanne Bech Thougaard

    Director, Digital Innovation at Lundbeck
  • Warwick Hill

    Warwick Hill

    Investor and Corporate Advisor at Supercapital Partners
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    Konrad Jarociński

    R&D Practice Lead at Netguru
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    Moritz Spangenberg

    Client Partner at Netguru

Disruption Forum Innovation Labs: Agenda


Please check back here for agenda updates and other exciting announcements as we get closer to the event.📍The event is hosted on Hopin.to.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Grab a brew and log in - registration and networking

Take your time to look around
11:30–11:55 AM

Mastercard's Lesson: Between Banks and Fintechs. How to Work with Tech That's Constantly Moving?

Speaker: Rohit Kumar, Director, Products and Innovation at Mastercard
12:00 - 12:40 PM

How to Source Startups for Corporate Innovation - Lessons from Leaders

Speakers: Maximilian Schausberger, Managing Director at Elevator Ventures (CVC of Raiffeisen Bank International); Jonathan Denais, Managing Director of Open CNP - Head of Investments at CNP Assurances; Warwick Hill, Investor and Corporate Advisor at Supercapital Partners
12:45 - 1:25 PM

Turning Problems Into Prototypes

Speakers: Peter Collingridge, EMEA Head, D10x at Citi Ventures; Veronika Bridgman, co-founder at Sprint Kingdom; Sebastian Grimm, Head of Innovation Lab, ZF Group.
1:30–1:55 PM

How to Develop Patient-Centric Products through Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile Coaching

Speaker: Laura Barrabia Gil, Head of Exploration at Roche
2:00–2:35 PM

How to Break out Silos and Deal with Not-Invented-Here Syndrome

Speakers: Barbara Liebich-Steiner, CDO / Head of Digital Strategy & Solutions at UNIQA Insurance Group; Barbara Fuchs, Head Business Model Innovation at Ivoclar Vivadent
2:40–3:00 PM

Break

3:05–3:40 PM

Banking Innovation

Speaker: Steve Suarez, Global Head of Innovation, Finance & Risk at HSBC; Maarten Boelens, Strategy & Innovation - Innovation Manager at Rabobank; Nataly Nieves Reyes, Innovation Specialist at Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs.
3:45–4:25 PM

Corporate Innovation in the Healthcare Industry: How to Incubate Ideas Fast, and Drive Projects with Multiple Stakeholders

Speaker: Katya Lobynko, Global IT Innovation – Head of Europe, Sanofi; Esther Seidl-Nussbaumer, Head of Corporate Innovation, Sigvaris Group; Sanne Bech Thougaard, Director, Digital Innovation, Lundbeck.
4:30–4:55 PM

From Corporate Lab to Venture Powerhouse – The Story of the Former Wirecard Innovation Team

Speakers: Lisa Stuhler, Head of Innovation at Finleap Forward; Joern Leogrande, Managing Director at Finleap Forward
5:00-5:30 PM

Retail Innovation Lab at Cartier - Fireside Chat

Speaker: Andrew Haarsager, Head of Retail Innovation Lab at Cartier

Who is this event for?


We would like to invite:
  • Executives responsible for Strategy, Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • Heads of Innovation Labs, Directors of Innovation teams, and Managers responsible for R&D projects
  • Corporate Venture experts
  • Innovation Leads and Practitioners from enterprises and fast-growing companies
  • Founders and managers that are looking for ways to double down on their innovation efforts.
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