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iklub Event – 5th February

February 5, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Our official iklub event on Wednesday, February 5th will feature two distinguished speakers, Prof. Valerie Chanal and Prof. Thierry Isckia. Prof. Valerie Chanal from the University of Grenoble, will propose a conceptual framework for the notion of exploratory innovation and the activities that underlie this process. Prof. Thierry Isckia will talk about ecosystems rules and the underlying role of platforms in collective innovation and inter-organizational knowledge management.

As always the talks will be followed by a lunch for all iklub members. The event will take place at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.

08:30-09:00 Registration and welcoming coffee
09:00-09:30 iklub news
How to manage exploratory innovation
with Prof. Valerie Chanal (University of Grenoble, France)
10:30-10:50 Coffee break – Networking
Winning in Innovation Ecosystems: A Platform-based View
with Prof. Thierry Isckia (Telecom Business School Paris, France)
11:00-12:00 Great lunch (Free for iklub members only)

Please register here

How to manage exploratory innovation

The literature on innovation has introduced different terms to characterize innovation that break with existing knowledge: radical, breakthrough, architectural, disruptive innovation. Beyond the profusion of notions and the confusion induced, each type is defined by the results of the innovation process and not the activities needed to achieve them. The objective of this presentation is to propose a conceptual framework for the notion of exploratory innovation and the activities that underlie this process. We propose a framework for the management of exploratory innovation that differentiates two levels:
  • A strategic level, the “strategic domain of ​​innovation “
  • An operational level, “creative experimentation”
We will highlight the managerial issues to be tackled at these two level that are related to the relationships between the innovations considered and their implications for the strategic positioning of the company.


Valerie Chanal, Ph.D.

Valérie Chanal, PhD in management, is Professor of Strategic Management at IAE, Grenoble University, France and researcher at CERAG Laboratory. She is head of the Promising program, a program dedicated to pedagogical innovation for innovation teaching in higher education, Her research interests cover the management of exploratory innovation and Business Model design. She also carried out research in the areas of open innovation and storytelling in strategic management.Winning in Innovation Ecosystems: A Platform-based View
In order to satisfy a growing demand for new products and services, companies now look for sources of innovation beyond their organizational boundaries. As a consequence, competition between firms has given way to competition between innovation ecosystems. Such inter-organizational arrangements are a new way of managing a portfolio of contributions from varied and independent players. However, managing innovation ecosystems is a tricky business. In this presentation, I will focus on ecosystems rules, underlying the role of platform in collective innovation and inter-organizational knowledge management.
ThierryThierry ISCKIA is full-time Professor of strategic management in Telecom Ecole de Management (Institut Mines-Telecom), Director of the Master in Strategic Management. Before joining Telecom Ecole de Management, he spent several years at the National Center for Telecommunication Studies (CNET, now Orange Labs) as a researcher in the Department of Economics & Technico-Economics Research. His research interests are in strategic management, innovation management and knowledge management. His current research investigates business ecosystems and/or network-centric innovation, knowledge-based inter-organizational collaborations and platform-based innovation management. He is author and co-author of numerous scientific articles published in academic journals and international conferences and workshops.


February 5, 2014
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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