19 12, 2012

[Participate!] European Open Innovation Practitioner Program

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:11+00:00 Dezember 19th, 2012|Co-creation, Events, Open/User Innovation, Technologies & Enablers|


European open bannerSummary:
Executive Masterclass and Consortial Benchmarking on Open Innovation for executive OI practitioners. Additional information and the full program can be found in the
official program flyer (click to download) and on the official event website.

Implementing Open
Innovation

In
collaboration with RWTH Techonology and Innovation Management Group, NineSigma offers a unique practitioners program on open
innovation
. The program helps open innovation leaders to implement open
innovation practices and capabilities within their organization
, enabling them
to boost their productivity of innovation

The
program provides the first certified training for open innovation
practitioners
and is a unique combination of a master class and
a consortial roadmap initiative that will provide value for the participating open
innovation champion
s and their organizations.

As part of the course, participants will jointly develop a roadmap for implementation of open
innovation
. With relevant experts from companies,
best practices are shared on key subjects using insights from academics,
industry, and participating companies
. The sessions are organized on location
at one of the participating member companies
.

The program targets corporate
innovators
who are actively involved in running Open Innovation practices at
multinationals
. To ensure exchange of experience from all participants, the
required participants level is on the executive level in general (e.g. director
level and higher).

The program consists of 4 full days workshops
and lectures
, 3 online webinar sessions of 1,5 hour and great opportunities for networking. The webinar sessions will be recorded for participants to be able to
revisit
. More information in the program brochure.

A registration form and all information can be
obtained from Mrs. Diane Schepers at NineSigma Leuven by writing an email to schepers@ninesigma.com or on the official event website. All info is also here in
the
official program brochure.

26 11, 2012

[Interview] Joe Pine on Mass Customization, His Hands-On Workshop And His Newest Project

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:20+00:00 November 26th, 2012|Books, Customization Trends, Events, Interview|

PineLast week we hinted you at a great series of hands-on workshops by Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore. Now we had the chance to get some of Joe Pine's precious time for a short yet insightful interview on Mass Customization, his workshops and what the new project he is working on right now.  

FTP: Joe, with Mass Customization being the business trend of the decade (at least!) there are a myriad of workshops by a lot of more or less qualified experts. While you are without doubt one of the best to learn from, can you go into detail a bit about what sets your workshop apart from the competition?

JP: My "How To Mass Customize Your Offerings" Workshop on May 30, 2013 — the last of a series of six "how to" workshops my partner Jim Gilmore and I are doing — is based on the ideas and frameworks that I have developed over the past 20 years since Mass Customization was first published. So one is this grounding in my core frameworks. The second differentiation is the how to part; it will be a workshop where participants (not attendees) actually get to wrestle with those frameworks and develop ideas for their own businesses. And finally, it will be solely focused on mass customizing goods; those who wish to mass customize services and especially experiences will also gain great value!

FTP: You are one of those with a hand on the pulse of MC-Development. Not to take away from your workshop of course, but are there any exciting new developments or trends that you can give our readers a little exclusive hint at?

JP: One new framework I have — never published — shows that mass customizing down to the individual, living, breathing customers is not the end goal! It's not just about serving markets of one, where every customer is his own market. No, we need to reach further and recognize that every customer is multiple markets. We need to recognize what market an individual customer — and this applies especially to business customers — is in before we can hope to mass customize to meet that customers' needs at this moment in time.

I also believe the rise of digital manufacturing in general and 3D printers in particular opens up huge new avenues for Mass Customization now and into the future, something I actually get into in my first workshop, How To Stage Engaging Digital Experiences, on December 6, 2012. 

FTP: You have been following the MC idea for a long time now. While the idea certainly evolved from a niche concept to a mass(!) movement, what do you think will the future hold for MC and its implications especially on the retail landscape?

JP: I fully believe that Mass Customization will be as important to 21st-century businesses as Mass Production was to 20th-century businesses. And if you think about the fact that Ford Motor Company did not pull everything together into the first Mass Production assembly line until October 1913, we still have long way to go! And one direction to go in is to bring Mass Customization into retail stores themselves, such as we already see with companies such as Build-A-Bear, Paris Miki, Lenscrafters, and the like. Absent that possibility, retailers need to put design tools into their stores to form the core of a design experience, such as done by Nike, adidas, Bloomingdales, and so forth.

FTP: You are well-known for a number of great books on MC. Are you, by chance, working on something new for those eagerly awaiting a new volume from your hands?

JP: But of course! I am always thinking and working on something new, and in this case it is working with my Infinite Possibility co-author, Kim Korn, who has developed some compelling insights and amazing frameworks around what management needs to become to meet today's corporate needs. As Mass Customization is supplanting Mass Production, we al2so need to supplant the old command-and-control ways of managing, yielding what Kim calls "regenerative managing," the goal of which is simple: to thrive indefinitely. 

26 11, 2012

Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Updated Agenda

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:22+00:00 November 26th, 2012|Customization Trends, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Over the past weeks we have given a lot of updates on agenda and  speakers of this year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar. In case you just found out about our seminar and dont feel like reading through all these posts, here is a convenient update on what expects you on SCG 2012!

The MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012 is a unique opportunity for a deep dive into one of the most intriguing trends shaping our economy today: the move towards personalization and the customization of products, services, health care, mobility, and urban infrastructure. The seminar's foremost idea is to connect CEOs, new business developers, consultants, corpo-rate entrepreneurs, innovators, the investment community, and researchers from MIT and other leading institutions in peer-to-peer interactions to foster intense discussions and to co-create an agenda for the Personal Economy. This year’s event will kick off with keynote presentations by world-renowned representatives from consulting, academia and industry, followed by a number of sessions, each dealing with a specific field of customization, held by some of the most experienced experts. 

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's updated agenda here for information on all keynotes and sessions!

Some changes have taken place over the past weeks so if you have not checked for a while, consult the updated agenda above for all new content like Joe Pine's updated keynote speech on "The Multiverse: Finding the Next Opportunities in Mass Customization" or Marco Mattiacci agreeing to be our third keynote speaker!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

23 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Fabrizio Salvador

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:25+00:00 November 23rd, 2012|Customization Trends, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Continuing our little mini series on speakers of this year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.








Salvador

Fabrizio Salvador

Professor of Operations Management, Inst. de Empresa, Business School
Adjunct Professor, MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program

Personal Website

Fabrizio Salvador is Professor of
Operations Management at Instituto de Empresa Business School and an Adjunct
Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program.

Fabrizio received a Ph.D in
Operations Management from the University of Padova, where he also graduated in
Industrial Engineering. His research focuses on how operation strategy and
organizational design can support the simultaneous achievement of efficiency
and flexibility. 

He has been investigating
such topics as mass customization, concurrent product-process supply chain
design and organization design to cope with input uncertainty. His research has
been published in leading journals and he co-authored the book “Information
Management for Mass Customization: connecting customer, front-end and back-end
for fast and efficient personalization.”

Besides his academic appointments, he
has worked with numerous companies, such as John Deere, Electrolux, DHL, IBM,
etc. in addressing operational problems associated with customization and
product proliferation.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

21 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Kent Larson

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:28+00:00 November 21st, 2012|Customization Trends, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Continuing our little mini series on speakers of this year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.







Larson

Kent Larson

Director of Changing Places Research Group, MIT Media Lab
Head of House_n Research Consortium, MIT Dept. of Architecture

Personal Website

Kent Larson is the director of the Changing Places research group at the
MIT Media Lab. He also runs the MIT House_n Research Consortium at the MIT
Department of Architecture.

His current research focuses on strategies for
creating responsive places of living using new design/fabrication strategies, defining
system level standards for an open source approach to building design, new
urban vehicles, and developing ubiquitous sensing/computation technologies that
do useful things for people related to proactive health, energy conservation,
personal mobility, and learning.

Larson practiced architecture for nineteen
years in New York City with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive
Architecture, Global Architecture, A+U, and Architectural Digest.  His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks
was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture 2000 by the New York
Times Review of Books.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

16 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Kendall Square Association to Become Co-Sponsoring Partner

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:30+00:00 November 16th, 2012|Customization Trends, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01The closer we get to this year's Smart Customization Seminar the more exciting news drop in from our team organizing the event. And the one we have today is really amazing: Kendall Square Association, the non-profit group working tirelessly to improve Kendall Square, where the MIT campus is located, for all residing entities, has agreed to co-sponsor the event and help to promote it amongst their members to get even more customization enthusiasts to participate in the seminar. We are really grateful for this tremendous support! 

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

15 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Marvin Minsky

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:33+00:00 November 15th, 2012|Customization Trends, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Continuing our little mini series on speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.






MinskyMarvin Minsky

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
Professor of E.E.C.S., MIT 

Personal Website

Marvin Minsky has made many contributions
to AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics,
and optics. In recent years he has worked chiefly on imparting to machines the
human capacity for commonsense reasoning. 

His conception of human intellectual
structure and function is presented in two books: The Emotion Machine and The
Society of Mind (which is also the title of the course he teaches at MIT). He
received the BA and PhD in mathematics at Harvard (1950) and Princeton (1954).

In 1951 he built the SNARC, the first neural network simulator. His other
inventions include mechanical arms, hands and other robotic devices, the
Confocal Scanning Microscope, the "Muse" synthesizer for musical
variations (with E. Fredkin), and one of the first LOGO "turtles".

A
professor with MIT’s Media Lab and AI Lab, he is a member of the NAS, NAE and
Argentine NAS. In addition, he has received the ACM Turing Award, the MIT
Killian Award, the Japan Prize, the IJCAI Research Excellence Award, the Rank
Prize and the Robert Wood Prize for Optoelectronics, and the Benjamin Franklin
Medal.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

14 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Additional Keynote by Marco Mattiacci, President & CEO of Ferrari North America!

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:35+00:00 November 14th, 2012|Customization Trends, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Truly great news! After we could already commit inernationally renown experts Joseph Pine and Alex Pentland to hold opening keynotes at this year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, news just came in that we got another really exclusive speaker to share some insights with us!






MattiaciMarco Mattiacci

President & CEO of Ferrari North America

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Marco Mattiacci was appointed Chief Executive Office of Ferrari North America, Inc. in January 2010. He oversees the largest market of Ferrari, which beyond the US included Canada and all Central and South America.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

13 11, 2012

Hands-on workshops from the authors of The Experience Economy, Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:38+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Events|

WorkshopsA great opportunity to broaden your horizon on experience staging is the upcoming series of hands-on workshops by  Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore. They are personally hosting a How-To Workshop series of six sessions intended to skill you and your business around the powerful concepts of experience staging – outlining practical steps for accelerating the adoption of these ideas into your company. 

The How-To Workshop series features day-long sessions that will highlight content, facilitate exercises, and outline applications for you to go beyond the concepts and into real planning and tactics. And one of them is on Mass Customization!

Topics and are going to be:

  • Workshop 1:  How To Think Innovatively About Experiences (and more)
    [NOV 13th 2012]
  • Workshop 2:  How To Stage Engaging Digital Experiences [DEC 6th 2012]
  • Workshop 3:  How To Theme Experiences [FEB 13th 2013]
  • Workshop 4:  How To Create A Sense Of Place [APR 4th 2013]
  • Workshop 5:  How To Direct Human Performances [MAY 2nd 2013]
  • Workshop 6:  How To Mass Customize Your Offerings [MAY 30th 2013]

Much more information about the workshops as well as Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore can be found on the official website!

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12 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Kaustuv De Bisvas

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:44+00:00 November 12th, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Continuing our little mini series on speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.





DebiswasKaustuv De Bisvas

Co-Founder & CEO / Sunglass.io
TED Fellow

Personal Website

Kaustuv De Biswas is a TED Fellow (2011) and Co-founder/CEO at Sunglass.io, a cloud based 3D design platform to collect and deliver micro-innovations through a low barrier and ubiquitous channel for designers across the globe.

His core expertise is in design computation and his PhD dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigates computational frameworks for large distributed systems and the economics of collaboration.

Leveraging his expertise in technology, Kaustuv has previously been a consultant/advisor to several international architectural practices, and has been a research associate at Bentley Systems.

Kaustuv has also taught numerous workshops and seminars in leading universities/schools such as MIT, Harvard, Architectural Association (London), Columbia, and Georgia Tech introducing advanced computational techniques.

 

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

9 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Jarmo Suominen

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:47+00:00 November 9th, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Following up on our last preview post in which we already geve away details about the keynote speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.



SuominenJarmo Suominen

Professor of Mass Customization / Aalto University Helsinki
Director of Future Home Institute  / Aalto University Helsink

Personal Website

 

Jarmo Suominen conducts Mass Customization
research at the Aalto University A! (the former University of Art &
Design), Helsinki, where he is a professor and the director of Future Home
Research Institute. 

He is studying the
engagement process and customer behavior within the interaction with
high-interest and high-involvements products and goods.  By addressing the existing research paradigm
from activity theory to behavioral sciences and product concept creation methodologies,
Professor Suominen also develops further current design paradigms in
architecture.

In addition to his position at Aalto University, he is the owner
of Suominen Architect and has won numerous prizes in architectural competitions
in Finland an in Europe.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

5 11, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Eric von Hippel

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:50+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Following up on our last preview post in which we already geve away details about the keynote speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.


VhippelEric von Hippel

Professor of Technological Innovation in the MIT Sloan School of Management, Professor in MIT's Engineering Systems Division.

Personal Website

 

Eric von Hippel is a Professor
of Management of Innovation and Engineering Systems at the MIT Sloan School of
Management.

His research discovers and explores patterns in the sources of
innovation and develops new processes to improve the “fuzzy front end” of the
innovation process—the end where ideas for breakthrough new products and
services are developed.

He is currently leading a major research project to
discover how these user innovation communities work, and how and whether the
same principles might extend to many areas of product and service development.

In addition, von Hippel is working with governmental and academic colleagues in
the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom to develop new and modified
governmental policies appropriate to the newly emerging innovation paradigm of
user-centered innovation.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

29 10, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Edward S. Boyden

By | 2018-06-14T06:49:59+00:00 Oktober 29th, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Following up on our last preview post in which we already geve away details about the keynote speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.

Boyden2

Edward S. Boyden, Ph. D.

Benesse Career Development Professor of Research in Education

Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences

MIT Media Lab

 

 

Ed Boyden is the Benesse Career Development Professor, and associate
professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences, at
the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute, respectively.

He
leads the Synthetic Neurobiology group, which develops tools for
controlling and observing the dynamic circuits of the brain, and uses
these neurotechnologies to understand how cognition and emotion arise
from brain network operation, as well as to enable systematic repair of
intractable brain disorders.

He was named to the "Top 35 Innovators Under the Age of 35" by Technology Review in 2006, and to the "Top 20 Brains Under Age 40" by Discover
magazine in 2008. He has received the NIH Director's New Innovator
Award
, the Society for Neuroscience Research Award for Innovation in
Neuroscience
, the NSF CAREER Award, the Paul Allen Distinguished
Investigator Award
, and the New York Stem Cell Robertson Investigator
Award
. In 2010, his work was recognized as the "Method of the Year" by
the journal Nature Methods, and in 2011 he delivered a lecture on his lab's work at TED.

Boyden received his PhD in neurosciences from Stanford University as a
Hertz Fellow, where he discovered that the molecular mechanisms used to
store a memory are determined by the content to be learned. Before
that, he received three degrees in electrical engineering and physics
from MIT. He has contributed to over 250 peer-reviewed papers, current
or pending patents, and articles, and has given over 140 invited talks
on his work.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

23 10, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Keynote Speakers

By | 2018-06-14T06:50:02+00:00 Oktober 23rd, 2012|Crowdsourcing, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

Seminar-banner-2012-01 As promissed, here is some more information about this year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar. Today we can give details on  our esteemed keynote speakers, the well known Joseph B. Pine II and Alex Pentland.

B. Joseph Pine II, Strategic Horizons, LLP

Internationally acclaimed author, speaker and management adivser. A
visiting Scholar with the Design Lab at MIT, he co-founded Strategic
Horizons LLP to help businesses conceive and design new ways of adding
value to their economic offerings.

Alex "Sandy" Pentland, MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group

Professor Pentland is a pioneer in organizational engineering, mobile
information systems, and computational social science. Pentland's
research focus is on harnessing information flows and incentives within
social networks, the big data revolution, and converting this technology
into real-world ventures.

And of course there will be many more experts sharing their knowledge. Just stay tuned for more details over the next days!

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to http://scg.mit.edu or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

23 10, 2012

MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Micro|Macro|Customization: From Custom Genes to the Personalized City

By | 2018-06-14T06:50:09+00:00 Oktober 23rd, 2012|Customization Trends, Events, MIT SCG, Personalization|

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You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For up-to-date information and registration please also head to http://scg.mit.edu
and follow our conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!