Innovation Bootcamp - Ghent MeetDistrict, Ghelamco Arena

25 Sep till 29 Sep 2017
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The latest trends & insights about customer centricity, growth hacking, artificial intelligence, storytelling, virtual reality, self-steering organisations, blockchain & many more subjects.

Practical cases from innovation pioneers like CitizenM & many more!

Our disruptive bootcamps are NOTHING like any other training program in the market! Prepare for radical subjects, unexpected coaches and real impact on how you think and solve problems.

Sign up now! Registrations are limited and close on Monday September 18, 2017!

So sorry! This Innovation Bootcamp is unfortunately over. Check our agenda for all our upcoming bootcamps!

Full program

Day 1 September 25

Setting the scene - The Day After Tomorrow

Our nexxworks partners will introduce you to how new technologies and business models are changing the world. We'll dig deeper into how our customers and society are changing as a result of this. To conclude, we'll meet some entrepreneurs and companies with a clear vision on their Day After Tomorrow. How do they tackle their challenges?

Even if you think you know a lot about radical innovation, the first day of the Bootcamp might be just a little bit scary. It's like watching a scary movie: you know something is about to happen, still you scream from the top of your lungs the moment it actually does.

These first sessions will open your eyes to a new reality. The rest of the week will help you on your own way to survive this jungle.

Some of the speakers you'll be seeing today are: Peter Hinssen, Steven Van Belleghem, Wim Rombaut, Vincent De Dobbeleer, Yan Ketelers, Arthur Le Boudec and Bart Geers.

Day 2 September 26

Who is our customer, really? 

Are you up for another round of changing the way you look at the world? Today we move forward full force on a journey into the mind of our customer. We start out by literally exploring the unexpected ways by which the mind makes decisions. After that, we can start rebuilding up our entire proposition from scratch.

You'll learn how to use technology to better serve your customer, not merely as a cool gadget. You'll learn how to ideate and design products and services which are truly customer centric. Make sure to pay close attention, because it's about time to get your hands dirty!

There really is only one goal today: how close can you get to your customer? Maybe you can even get them inside the building ...

These are a few of the inspiring people who will change your view on the customer: Axelle Vanquaillie, Roeland Dietvorst, Geert Mertens, Annick Vandezande, Nancy Rademaker.

Day 3 September 27

A little bit more than gadgets... 

Technology is not only about bright and shiny gadgets. It can actually assist you in achieving some pretty impressive results. That's what day 3 is all about: how technology can help us, humans or businesses, to become a better version of ourselves. The learnings can be applied in any part of your business, from manufacturing to marketing!

We'll span a whole range of technologies, from digital (data) to physical (robots) and everything in between. Some may be applicable today - your competitors might already be using them - while others could make you jump the competition in quantum leaps.

We can't tell you whether you'll end this day with a revised sales and marketing plan, or a new best robo-friend. That's all up to you!

Be WOWed by cutting-edge tech by these people and companies: Erik Mannens, M.L.6, Omar Mohout, Arno Laevens, Karel Dumon, Dimitri De Jonghe, Bernie Caessens. Also expect an eye-opening VR-experience!

Day 4 September 28

A Copernican revolution!

In these times of protectionism, walls and closed borders we are preaching the exact opposite. Take a look outside! And yes, you can take that quite literally. Nature is still lightyears ahead of us when competing on innovation skills. So maybe it can teach us a thing or two? These learnings are applicable from product improvements to the org charts of multinationals.

And we continue on this track by further exploring how technology is also moving in this direction. From the Personal Computer to distributed computing. And companies are moving in the same way too. From siloed fortresses to places of enlightenment.

By now you might think you'll never be able to take on all the learnings of this bootcamp. And that's exactly right, you'll have to engage a network!

Get your cultural and organizational inspiration from Daphné Fecheyr-Lippens, Leen Gorissen, Rik Vera, Leslie Cottenjé, Katrien De Schrijver, Annick Vandezande and Nancy Rademaker.

Day 5 September 29

What's your next chapter?

Can you still handle it? You're almost ready to head back to work. Though we suggest you first spend a weekend with family and friends to digest this intensive week. Your colleagues will be looking forward to hearing your stories. Those closest to you maybe even more so!  Don't worry, we've got you covered on this last day.

Today is about wrapping it all up. Together, we'll summarize this week. More importantly, we'll take a look into the future and the challenges ahead of us. Both for ourselves as professionals, and also the businesses we are working in.

We'll make sure to go out with a bang. But no worries, this is no goodbye!

Ianka Fleerackers will guide you today on how to pitch your awesome story. We'll also invite some corporate innovators for eye-opening testimonials, such as Jean Van Damme.

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