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2018 EFMD Annual Conference - presentations

Speakers' presentations

Thursday 7 June 2018

09:00 – 09:30


  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Per Holten-Andersen, President, CBS, DK
  • Conference Co-Chair: Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Conference Co-Chair: Tyra Malzy, Group Head of Learning & Development, Kering, FR

09:30 – 10:45

Plenary I – Industry 4.0


Panel discussion:

  • Jonathan Wareham, Dean, Faculty and Research, ESADE, ES
  • Gregor Halff, Dean of Education, CBS, DK
  • Dana Minbaeva, Vice-President for International Affairs, CBS, DK

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Sharing best practice sessions: new jobs, new skills, new education

A1 Me and the robots – how do we educate business students for the 21st century?
A presentation about the rise of robots and how it influence the way we teach business students in the 21st century.

  • Anita Monty, Learning Consultant, CBS Teaching & Learning, CBS, DK
  • Morten Bruun, BSc CBS, MSc Student LSE, Industry Manager Google, Co-Founder Penstable, listed by Forbes «30 under 30», DK

A2 Reinventing the Learning Experience
The future of learning is not teaching nor training… In this session we will discuss the main disruptions of the business education model and identify the actions to be taken to reinvent the learning experience.

A3 Futurizing Business Schools
How can business schools prepare themselves for teaching and researching in the digital economy? This session will present a visual analytics dashboard which can support managers in achieving this goal.

A4 The EMMA Programme, a Case of Open Innovation Applied to Higher Education Programmes
A review of the exciting journey which brought together ESCP Europe and COMAU to design and deliver an innovative Executive Programme to the market, what challenges we faced, and what solutions we designed to overcome them.

  • Giovanni Scarso Borioli, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, ESCP Europe Business School, UK
  • Ezio Fregnan, HR Training Manager, COMAU, IT

A5 Preparing Business Schools for A Radically Different Future: A Call for Approaches and Examples
This will be an interactive session about radical change to prepare business schools for a very different future, asking participants to share change effort examples they have observed, been part of, or want to learn about from others.

  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD, CH
  • Barbara Sporn, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Peter McKiernan, Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Moderated by Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

12:30 – 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Plenary II – The Future of Work

14:30 – 15:15

Plenary III – Ideas that Inspire

  • Alain Goudey, Chief Digital Officer, NEOMA Business School, FR
  • Christian Schott, VBS Representative for United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education, School of Management, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
  • Mike Ewing, Executive Dean and Vice President, Faculty of Business & Law, Deakin University, AU

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45

EFMD Annual General Assembly

  • Chaired by Alain-Dominique Perrin, President, EFMD

16:45 – 17:15

EFMD Global Network Annual General Assembly

  • Chaired by Alain-Dominique Perrin, President, EFMD Global Network

17:15 – 17:45

Award Ceremony


  • Moderated by Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD

Friday 8 June 2018

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary IV – Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Education
Business Schools not only need to adapt to the many changes around us, they should be at the heart of the process to push people and organisations to explore, harness, and guide the many possibilities for change. Many organisations struggle with the concepts of exponential change – and exponential possibility. When there is recognition and desire, the transformational process is uncertain and full of immune systems which resist organisational growth.
In this session, Francisco explains how he awakens and assists worldwide organisation which need transformation in a world of disruption. With the key question: how can business schools learn and use these approaches to look at themselves, before helping their stakeholders?

  • Francisco Palao, CEO, ExO Lever, ES

10:00 – 11:15

Sharing best practice sessions: reinventing the learning experience

B1 Rising up to the challenges: do business schools equip responsible graduates with the skills to address global challenges?
Join us for a debate on what business schools should do to equip graduates with the responsible leadership skills needed in a world faced with grand planetary challenges.

  • Francois Maon, Associate Professor, IESEG School of Management, FR
  • Marie Gad, Head of Strategy and Organizational Development, Confederation of Danish Industry, DK
  • Marianne Haahr, External Senior Advisor to TechVelopment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DK
  • Hans Uldall-Poulsen Dalberg, Chief Economist, Nordic Development, DK
  • Anne Katrine Buch Vedstesen, Co-founder Student and Innovation House, CBS, DK
  • Nikolay Ivanov, Coordinator, PRME, US
  • Moderated by Dana Minbaeva, Vice-President for International Affairs, CBS, DK

B2 Digital learning - engaging, sustainable and cost effective: A case of large-scale onboarding in a major Danish public authority.
Sharing experiences of how we apply a blended learning approach, involving both digital technologies and face-to-face learning, to a complex competence development process.

  • Dorthe Steen, Manager, Leaders & Talents, Mannaz, DK
  • David Everhart, Senior Vice President, Mannaz, UK

B3 Innovative International Educational Programs: A Look through the Students Eyes
In this session we introduce new directions for the internationalization of education at CBS followed by a concrete discussion of two innovative programs regarded through the eyes of students.

  • Martin Jes Iversen, Vice Dean of International Partnerships, Copenhagen Business School, DK
  • Mariann Lysholm, GLOBE / McKinsey & Co.
  • Kevin Chen, Bsc in International Shipping and Trade / WECO Shipping

B4 Disruption in the Classroom
In this seminar, Soledad and Marc introduce the background to a new course in the IE BBA which helps students and organisations to work with a business model for transformation (ExO).

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:10

Plenary V - Required Skillsets of Future Employees – The Student, Alumni, EFMD Conference Participants and Corporate Perspective

  • Morten Bruun, BSc CBS, MSc Student LSE, Industry Manager Google, Co-Founder Penstable, listed by Forbes «30 under 30», DK
  • Ditte Öhrström, CBS Student & Innovation House, CBS, DK
  • Gregor Halff, Dean of Education, CBS, DK

12:10 – 12:30

Closing Keynote

  • Tommy Ahlers, Minister of Science, Technology, Information and Higher Education, DK

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks by the Co-chairs and welcome to the 2019 Conference

  • Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Tyra Malzy, Group Head of Learning & Development, Kering, FR & Conference Chair

13:00 – 14:15


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Speakers' presentations

Friday 29 September

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome, Objective, Agenda, Expectations

  • Veronica Pinto, CLO & Miguel Setas, General Director, EDP University
  • Martin Moehrle, Associate Director Corporate Services EFMD

09:00 - 10:00

“The new management paradigm – agility and efficiency”

10:00 - 11:00

Plenary Presentations “The impact of agility on our function”

  • Susan Francis, Senior Learning and Training Manager, Bayer
  • Sama Mbang, Manager Digitalisation and IOT Technologies & Use Cases, Daimler AG
  • Joào Tavares, Deputy Director Corporate HR, EDP University
  • Steven Smith, Corporate VP, University Director, Capgemini University

11:00 - 11:30

Plenary discussion & conclusions moderated by Nadim Habib

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:30

“How WeDo Technologies incorporates agility and efficiency in their culture”

  • Rui Paiva, CEO & Founder, WeDo Technologies

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:00

“Agile Evolution - A Talent Perspective”

14:00 - 14:15

“Long Term Thinking in an Agile World”

14:15 - 15:15

Breakout Session: “Setting Long Term Purpose of Learning Organisations”

  • Same hosts as morning session

15:15 - 16:00

Plenary discussion & conclusions moderated by Nadim Habib

16:00 - 16:15


  • Martin Moehrle
  • António Mexia, CEO, EDP

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Speakers' presentations

Thursday 22 March

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome, Objective, Agenda, Expectations

  • Pilar Marti, Director of Training and Learning, Repsol
  • Martin Moehrle, Associate Director Corporate Services EFMD

09:30 - 10:00

"Developing innovation in Repsol and how learning supports this process"

10:00 - 11:00

Plenary Session I: Showcases of learning initiatives that drive innovation

  • Laurent Choain, Chief People & Communication Officer, Mazars
  • Bambang Budiono, Deputy Senior General Manager Telkom Corporate University Telkom Indonesia
  • Elisabetta Galli, Global Head of Knowledge and Development, Grupo Santander
  • David Martín Álvarez, Director HR & Talent Development, Steelcase (+script)

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:50

Plenary Session II: "Developing an Innovation Culture and boosting results from it"

11:50 - 13:00

Bootcamp on Leading Innovation Trends

13:00 - 13:15

Group photo

13:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:30

Visit of the Repsol R&D Centre and discussion of two live cases in Repsol

16:30 - 17:00



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The EFMD Conference Team
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