Event

2017 EFMD Executive Development Conference

Hosted by: Politecnico di Milano School of Management

The event will start on: 18 Oct 17 17:00
And will end on: 20 Oct 17 13:30

Location: Milan, Italy
Contact:
delphine.hauspy@efmd.org

Theme
Leading the Digital Future in Executive Education, Nightmares, Myths and Opportunities

Target Group
This conference is aimed at the professionals in the Executive Development sector, namely the business schools / alternative provider of executive education (executive development centres, consultants, network providers) as well as the clients (companies).

Contact
For Logistic Questions (registration, invoice, hotels):
Conceptum
T +32 2 808 4179
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In partnership with:

IBM

 
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Programme

Wednesday 18 October 2017

17:00 – 18:00

Registration

18:00 – 19:30

Ice Breaking Activity
Aim: Getting to know your peers in an inventive and fun way.

19:30 – 21:30

Networking dinner and Keynote address

20:00 – 20:30

Dinner Keynote Address - Putting Milan on the Map
Aim: discovery of why Milan is so vibrant, why it is different and what is happening in terms of digital transformation.

  • Andrea Sianesi, Dean & President of the Board of Directors, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, IT

Thursday 19 October 2017

08:15

Bus from hotel to school

08:15 – 9:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome Address

  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business Schools Services, EFMD

09:05 – 09:15

Opening Remarks
Aim: expectations for the next days, run through the programme to understand the flow of the conference.

  • Linda Irwin, Senior Client Director, Executive Education, London Business School, UK

09:15 – 10:15

Plenary I – Emerging Technologies - Summary
Aim: painting the big picture of the trends in emerging technologies. Exploring some challenges, which we expect to shift the way our faculty is teaching in executive education. What are the current opportunities?

  • Peter Hinssen, Chairman & Co-Founder, Nexxworks
  • Moderated by Linda Irwin, Senior Client Director, Executive Education, London Business School, UK

10:15 – 11:45

What Are Your Perceptions of Emerging Technologies?
On-going coffee break
Aim: participants will discuss in smaller groups, their own perceptions of emerging technologies and with the help of the game (questions and targets) realise if they are able to use them in a correct and concrete way for their day-to-day job.

11:45 – 12:15

Evaluation
Aim: Participants will answer 5 key questions on how emerging technologies can shape the different business models.

12:15 – 13:00

Instant Polling
Collect and analyse live feedback from participants on the gaming activity.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch on campus

14:00 – 15:00

Corner Stations – Experiential Learning
Aim: showcase of concrete examples (active engagement) of technology that can be useful for executive education professionals.

15:00 – 15:15

Wrap up on General Trends

  • Jan Ginneberge, Senior Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD
  • Linda Irwin, Senior Client Director, Executive Education, London Business School, UK

15:15 – 15:45

Plenary II – Excellence in Practice Award (EiP) Winning Cases Presentations
Aim: each participant will hear the winning cases presentations using the Pecha Kucha methods (20 slides max for 20 seconds each) enabling them to choose which ones they want to discuss in more details in the following discussion corners.

15:45 – 16:30

Discussion Corners – Excellence in Practice Award (EiP) Winning Cases Presentations
On-going coffee break
Open discussions with the cases authors concerning the difficulties encountered in the partnership, the failures, the hurdles and how they were dealt with.

16:30 – 17:00

Plenary III – Excellence in Practice Award (EiP) Winning Cases Presentations
Aim: each participant will hear the winning cases presentations using the Pecha Kucha methods (20 slides max for 20 seconds each) enabling them to choose which ones they want to discuss in more details in the following discussion corners.

17:00 – 17:45

Discussion Corners – Excellence in Practice Award (EiP) Winning Cases Presentations
On-going coffee break
Open discussions with the cases authors concerning the difficulties encountered in the partnership, the failures, the hurdles and how they were dealt with.

17:45 – 18:15

Plenary IV – Changes & Transformation
Aim: have a company representative give its perspective on what is needed in practice to proceeded to a change and transform of a business model. Present their example for the audience to visualise it better.

  • Donatella De Vita, Global Head of Learning, Welfare and Engagement, Pirelli, IT

18:15

Bus back to the hotels

19:30

Bus from the hotels to the dinner venue

20:00

Dinner and EiP – Excellence in Practice award ceremony

22:30

Bus back to hotels

Friday 20 October 2017

8:15

Bus from hotel to school

9:00 – 10:30

Plenary V – Co-Creation for the Industry
Aim: panel of company representatives exposing to the audience experiences and expectations they have towards business schools when it comes to training the executives. Sharing potential solutions on a specific work-in-progress dealing with emerging technology and how they orchestrate it within their company. Each company will open up the floor for discussion in an attempt to strengthen the solution and meanwhile enrich the exchange amongst participants.

  • Giorgio Colombo, HR & ICT Director, EDISON (EDF GROUP)
  • Massimo Mazzuoli, People Development Director, GUCCI
  • Andrea Rinaldo, CEO, XMETRICS - Empowering Performance
  • Federico Della Bella, Co-Founder, WARDROBA

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45

Plenary VI – Top Trends for the Industry
Aim: An outlook of the future’s top trends from a well-established company; what does our company need from learning providers?

  • Harry van Dorenmalen, Vice Chairman, IBM Europe

11:45 – 12:30

Plenary VII – Digital Transformation and the Future of Learning
In this interactive session, Paul will share a view of the Existing and Emerging Technologies and Products that are most likely to significantly impact the near future (next 18 months) in this field. Insights, learnings and next steps from recent experiments (led by MIT Sloan, Office of Executive Education) with technologies including Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Telepresence Robotics will be presented. Key considerations regarding the Organisational Competencies and Capabilities required to effectively deliver Digital Transformation in this field will be discussed.

12:30 – 13:00

Conclusions – Wrap-up
Aim: a quick wrap-up of the conference

13:00 – 13:15

Presentation of Next Year’s Venue

13:15

Lunch on campus

Practical Information

"I feel very honoured for having participated in the EFMD Executive Development Conference in Oporto. It was a real privilege to have contributed to the discussion about the future of Executive Development and its main challenges, with some of the most important Management Schools in Europe. This kind of initiatives are very interesting for schools and also for companies, as they put both of them in dialogue together, building new perspectives about Management and Leadership."
Luís Reis, CCCO - Chief Corporate Centre Officer, Sonae, PT

“It was a real pleasure for me to have participated in the EFMD Conference “Learning in Times of Disruption” at Católica Porto Business School in Oporto. In our companies, we are also looking how to cope with times of disruption. Therefore, it was very important for me to discuss in an open and fruitful dialoge with scholars, the new perspectives and paths that we should follow both in our organizations."
Miguel Lichenring, CEO, Schmitt Portugal

"I have been attending EFMD events for more than three years, and the 2016 EFMD Executive Development conference was undoubtedly one of the best events. The topics, the participants, the discussions and the organizations were just amazing. Congratulations to Católica Porto and EFMD."
Paulo Bento, President of INDEG-ISCTE Executive Education, PT