In cooperation with INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi, Arab Luxury World invites you to the RCLG Executive Seminar, a half-day conference with a remarkable line-up of speakers from INSEAD Academia and innovation experts from Paris, London, and across the world.
Corporate Innovation in the Era of Technological Disruption aims to give practical solutions on digital transformation for companies in Retail, Consumer and Luxury Goods industries. The programme’s objective is showcase how companies can leverage digital transformation to respond to change in customer behaviours, either through in-house innovation or external start-up ecosystem.
-Get insights on best practices for corporate innovation and disruption
-Learn about specific tools and processes to manage the digital transformation
-Get a possibility to get acquainted with the most breakthrough startup ventures in retail and luxury tech
-Luxury & Retail Mid and High-Level Executives who have to manage digital disruption
-Investors who target international ventures with clear competitive advantages
-Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders willing to foster in-house innovation and forge their firms ahead of the competition
GLOBAL STARTUP BOOTCAMP – PITCHING COMPETITION – FINAL ROUND
PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING A ‘GLOCAL’ STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
A strong startup ecosystem on a city level is key to the successful development of startup ventures and therefore to the economic health of the community. What are the key success factors to make a local startup ecosystem thrive over time? What are the best practices of international collaboration that enable a cross-border access to ideas, talent, expertise and capital?
GLOBAL STARTUP BOOTCAMP PITCHING
The finalists of the Global Startup Bootcamp will present their pitches with innovative ideas in retail, luxury, fashion, beauty & lifestyle tech
THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS – WINNING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
Why is it that certain small companies are able to disrupt entire industries? What can corporates learn from these disruptive (often tech-driven) players, and how can traditional companies survive ever-recurring disruption?
In this practical workshop, Nick Vinckier from Duval Union Consulting will inspire you with the 7 common traits that enable disruptors to innovate that much faster, and how you can leverage these elements for your business to become future proof.
In particular, you will learn the answers for three major questions:
Presenter: Nick VINCKIER
Nick Vinckier helps management teams become future-proof in a digital-first world as Chief Strategy Officer at the local Dubai office of Duval Union Consulting MENA. The last 5 years Nick built a strong record of +100 international keynotes around the globe. Various earlier experiences, his entrepreneurial attitude, and digital expertise make him “the new kid on the block” at a young age. As an advisor he’s known for his disruptive thinking, as a speaker his energy really makes him stand out.
THE PROCESS OF INNOVATION IN BUSINESS – USER-DRIVEN APPROACH
Innovation is a THE key word for entrepreneurs and large corporate alike. However, how do you implement innovation as a process? In this session, we will go through the process of user driven innovation step by step and consider how each step can be applied & practised in your business or profession. In each step we will illustrate the process with real worlds examples from global brands such as Samsung, Sony and other Fortune 100 companies.
Presenter: Anand VENGURLEKAR
Today, Anand is an innovation process consultant working on global brands based in Dubai.
His most recent projects have focused on combining emerging technologies with creating
unique consumer experiences. Recently, he was Chief Communications Officer at INSEAD Business School, at which he led the team to refresh the global brand identity. He was previously Managing Director of Stoic, a consultancy in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he conceived and executed the brand strategy for Samsung in Scandinavia. His approach to drive the Samsung brand to the number one position was a refinement of his major consumer marketing experiences at SONY and LEGO, and his user driven innovation experience from IDEO.
Because of his experience in innovation & branding, he regularly teaches the process to
corporate teams and at Global Business Schools such as in INSEAD and in North America.
He completed his EMBA in 2013 and lives in Dubai.
MANAGING CORPORATE TURNAROUNDS – FINDING SOLUTIONS IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
Businesses of any stage of growth may require a pivot on their corporate strategy. What are the critical elements to return a firm to operational normality and solvency?
Case Study: Parakian Paris – Attempts to save a dying Fashion Brand!
Giovanni FONTANA GIUSTI
In the past years Giovanni has been in the startup eco-system, in particular he has co-founded 2 startups. He also managed SMEs in fashion/luxury and in the B2B services sector.
Prior to that he held senior management positions (strategy, sales, marketing, organisation, finance, M&A) in companies such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Malo, Bally, Eurofins Scientific.
He started his career as a strategy consultant at Bossard and at Bain, based in Paris, Singapore, London and Sydney. Giovanni studied engineering at Ecole Polytechnique and has an MBA from INSEAD. He currently lives in Paris.
STARTUP EXPANSION: Going Glocal
Many startups feel stuck in their local markets, while a few make scaling and international expansion look easy. During this session we will explore considerations for how you can take your local successes to global markets.
Vadim Grigoryan is a distinctive and idiosyncratic creative director with an artistic and creative CV to match his impressive business training. Vadim currently consults brands and institutions, such as Mugler, Hugo Boss or Art Basel, on art direction and creative strategy. He was previously the Director of Creativity and Luxury for Pernod Ricard where he refined his trademark approach.
THE LEADING STARTUP FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
In order to acquire global traction, startups must develop a strategy that will enable successful scaling from a local region to international markets
Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD
A multiple time winner of the INSEAD Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Paul has decades of work experience with start-ups, major technology companies, investment capital, consulting, and government initiatives. He has opened new markets for businesses world-wide. At INSEAD Paul is an Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise based in Singapore. Paul is a graduate of Harvard University.