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IMD Executive Forum - London, April 19, 2016

  Thriving in the Age of Digital Disruption

Learn from the best: Unilever, Cisco, Instagram, Funding Circle, Dressipi and Ipagoo.

Why should digital disruption change the way you think about leadership, sustainability and strategy?

Join top business leaders in London and gain insights from Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, Cisco CTO Internet of Things Solutions, John Baekelmans, young serial entrepreneur Pau Garcia-Milà and perspectives from the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (an IMD and Cisco initiative), with professors Michael Wade and Carlos Cordon.

Special panel discussion: Executives from Cisco, Instagram, peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle, online fashionista Dressipi and freestyle bank Ipagoo, will come together for a session on how do digital ecosystems drive growth?

This select event will be hosted by IMD and the UK IMD Alumni Club at:

Kings Place (90 York Way, London N1 9AG, UK)


13:30 - 14:00 Registration and Networking

14:00 - 14:05 Welcome and Introduction
Dominique Turpin, IMD President, Nestlé Professor

14:05 - 14:35 Why Digital Should Change the Way You Think About Strategy
Michael Wade
, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and Director of Global Center for Digital Business Transformation at IMD

14:35 - 15:05 Best Practices in Digital Strategies From Various Industries
Carlos Cordon, LEGO Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management at IMD

15:05 - 15:25 Innovating Like a Millenial
Pau Garcia-Milà, Serial Entrepreneur and external member of IMD's Global Value Chain Center, VC2020

15:25 - 15:45 Q&A. Michael Wade, Carlos Cordon and Pau Garcia-Milà

15:45 - 16:10 Coffee and Tea Break

16:10 - 16:15 Introduction to Panel Discussion
Ben Scott Knight, President, IMD Alumni Club of the UK

16:15 - 17:00 Panel Discussion: How do digital ecosystems drive growth?
Emma van Dijkum, Head of Borrower Product, Funding Circle
Thierry Maupilé, Head of Strategic Ecosystem Group, Strategy Office, Cisco
Sarah McVittie, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Dressipi.
Gord Ray, Brand Development Lead, Instagram.
Carlos Sanchez, Founder of Orwell and Head of Ipagoo.

17:00 - 17:40 Presentation and Q&A by John Baekelmans, CTO Internet of Things Solutions at Cisco

17:40 - 18:20 Presentation and Q&A by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever

17:20 - 18:30 Wrap-up and Final Remarks

18:30 - 21:30 Networking Cocktail - Battlebridge room (ground floor)

Registration To register, please click on the link below:



By invitation only. The number of seats are limited. Registration is on first come, first serve basis.

Price: £245.00 for full event. *Note special promotion for IMD alumni (at £150.00), IMD Corporate Learning Network members, Corporate Research Forum members, Fitch Learning members and Cisco network (at £195.00).

Please let us know if you need a promotional code.

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