Programme

10.30 uur Registration
 

Dr. Christoph Stettina
11.00 uur Room A0.006 - ground floor Welcome and introduction
Dr. Christoph Stettina

Research & Innovation Consultant, Leiden University


Christoph Selig
11.15 uur Room A0.006 - ground floor Keynote: Disruption from within – implementing ambidexterity with embedded entrepreneurial teams

Accelerated change and increasingly volatile markets, both triggered amongst others by the impacts of an increasing digital transformation challenge companies to implement dynamic capabilities. Companies need those capabilities for being able to instantly adapt to, better: anticipate changes in markets and customer preferences. Thereby, companies may leverage those changes as an opportunities rather than perceiving them as risks. For established companies though, this paradigm may be perceived even more challenging as they still need to optimize their existing core business while the concurrently may develop and build radically new businesses. This challenge, implementing both-handed or ambidextrous modes of management is the industrial core challenge in digital transformation. Embedded entrepreneurial teams, which iterate innovation along various dimensions of uncertainty as small, agile units, are one option to implement such modes. This however results in a higher level of organizational complexity that management needs to master by e.g. well balancing autonomy versus control. The key note addresses core concepts in this contexts, outlines several case studies and reflects managerial experience from those.

Christoph Selig

Senior Research Associate, IST Innovation Institute


Nieke Martens
11.45 uur Room A0.006 - ground floor Keynote: Digitalization & Innovation @Rabobank: adaptation to a rapidly changing world in practice

Changing customer expectations, evolving technology, new regulations and the rise of Fintech and Big Tech. Just a few examples of the new reality for many large corporations. In this presentation we look at how we organize the needed digitalization & innovation at the Rabobank. What were and are the main challenges and dilemma’s on our journey towards reaching our ambitions? How did we ensure our strategy gets executed and leads to happy customers?

Nieke Martens

Head Digital Hub at the Digital Transformation Office of Rabobank


12.15 uur Room A0.006 - ground floor Research Pitches

13.00 uur Restaurant - ground floor Lunch break & Research posters
 

14.00 uur Break out sessions round 1

Christoph Selig
Room B3.02 - 3rd floor 1. Managing organisational transformation with corporate startups

To succeed in volatile markets, companies need to be capable in improving their core business efficiently, while simultaneously exploring radical innovation for future businesses. This poses a challenge to companies, since managing those different activities requires diverging, sometimes incompatible approaches. Even though this new type of “ambidextrous management” has been recognized as highly relevant, it lacks deeper knowledge on how to implement it in practice. Especially for the integration of entrepreneurial, innovation-driven units into an organization that mainly focusses on incremental developments and process innovation. This workshop will deliver practical implications and learnings from more than 90 interviews with innovation program leaders and venture manager from German high-tech companies.

Christoph Selig

Senior Research Associate, IST Innovation Institute


Murat Tarakci
Room A2.04 - 2nd floor 2. Agile management and creating ambidextrous teams

Agile way of working is becoming increasingly popular across a wide range of organizations. The central pillar of Agile management is to empower teams who can exploit their existing capabilities and explore new ones. This promise is certainly appealing. However, the existence of different interpretations and the lack of rigorous empirical evidence on the effectiveness of different Agile practices indicate that creating ambidextrous Agile teams remains to be a challenge. This workshop will serve as an interactive platform to share your Agile experiences and to gain fresh insights from academic research.

Murat Tarakci

Associate Professor of Innovation Management, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)


Anne-Maartje Reichmann Lena van der Leije Roline Roos
Room B3.03 - 3rd floor 3. The Ambidexterity Dilemma Game

The Ambidexterity Dilemma Game: what dilemma’s do organisations face when practicing ambidexterity?

START! You make a start to move towards a more agile organization: take the most important steps and know how to engage the organisation. On the way the dilemma’s pile up: “How do we reward our employees now we work more agile?; What value do function profiles still have?; How to stay accountable for the decisions about investing public means?; How do we respond to: “okay, working in assignments with different departments is fun, but now I don’t get to do my actual work”?’
Luckily enough you get to take a CHANCE card to face the dilemma! Also, you can choose to take the COMMUNITY card and use the experiences of your fellow-participants.

PwC helps organisations to be an agile enterprise, to live their purpose in an effective and efficient way. We have seen a lot of small and big dilemma’s about dealing with having to innovate while running daily operations.
In this game we bring up the main dilemma’s organisations face, in a playful way. The main goal is to offer participants to share their dilemma’s and experiences and offering possible solutions.

Anne-Maartje Reichmann

Consultant People & Organization, PwC The Netherlands

Lena van der Leije

Manager Change & Leadership, PwC The Netherlands

Roline Roos

Senior Manager Change & Leadership, PwC The Netherlands


Cocky de Wolf Marc-Jan Kraaijenzank
Room B3.01 - 3rd floor 4. One I-ecosystem: We are all in this together! Developing meaningful connections between government, business and higher education in an extremely tight IT-labour market.

The Netherlands takes pride in being characterized as a frontrunner in innovation and digitalization. Our drive for excellence and progress in I(C)T research and business has resulted in an ever increasing demand for highly skilled professionals and academics; a demand that is not met by the output of our higher education sector. Simultaneously, life-long learning is becoming increasingly important for our existing staff as old skills and expertise of these professionals are rapidly losing relevance. In this small big country we can choose to individually compete for IT-professionals and trainers, or we could adapt and do what the Dutch are good at: cooperate in order to generate added value for all. The national government’s ICT-program 2018-2021 aims to do just this and seeks to develop (regional) networks with partners in business and Higher Education. We would like to experiment with existing ways and explore new ways to start-up new collaborations between all partners. What could work for your business or public service? Where are your needs the greatest? Which brick walls and dead ends have you run into in your efforts? Let’s throw it all on the table in this workshop and see if we can create some added value.

Cocky de Wolf

Projectmanager/liaison WO (IT-opleiders), Project Samenwerking IT Hoger Onderwijs-Rijksoverheid, Universiteit Utrecht.

Marc-Jan Kraaijenzank

Projectmanager/Liaison Rijksoverheid, Project Samenwerking IT Hoger Onderwijs-Rijksoverheid, ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties.


Richard Oprins Dr. Pieter Frijns Robert Bierwolf Niya Stoimenova Dr. Oli Mihalache
Room Living Lab - 2nd floor 5. Research findings track​

1. Agile: Transcending the borders of IT – Richard Oprins
Agile conquers across the borders of IT. With Agile fully-developed the more organizations become Agile. My study examines the challenges, advantages, practices, and rituals adopted by teams.

2. Collaborative Innovation: Learning In – With – From Projects – Dr. Pieter Frijns, Robert Bierwolf
Projects intend to effectuate change, and learning is key. Using a “Research through Project Management” (RtPM) approach, we share Dutch government research on project-programme-management practice in today’s VUCA and ambidextrous world.

3. Building and Implementing Design-Led Ambidexterity – Niya Stoimenova
Together with KLM and Barco, we developed a new mechanism that addresses common problems with ambidexterity and allows you to grow your insights into readily-implementable solutions.

4. Organizational-level ambidexterity  Dr. Oli Mihalache
This study proposes top management team (TMT) shared leadership as an important enabler of organizational ambidexterity. Moreover, we examine both how and when TMT shared leadership enhances organizational ambidexterity by considering two TMT processes as mediators and two elements of organizational structure as important contingencies.

Richard Oprins

Agile coach, Rabobank

Dr. Pieter Frijns

Head Bureau Gateway, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Robert Bierwolf

Vice President, IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society

Niya Stoimenova

AI Consciousness Researcher, TU Delft

Dr. Oli Mihalache

Associate Professor of International Business, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


14.45 uur Restaurant - ground floor Break
 

15.15 uur Break out sessions round 2 - repetition of sessions as in round 1

16.00 uur Switching rooms
 

Dr. Christoph Stettina
16.15 uur Room A0.006 - ground floor Plenary recap of the day
Dr. Christoph Stettina

Research & Innovation Consultant, Leiden University


Allard Droste
16.30 uur Room A0.006 - ground floor Keynote: Semco in the Polder

In a very interactive way, Allard will take the people during my lecture into what a great opportunity you have when you remove all fixed structures from your company and put the people back into their strength. This makes fun and effectiveness go hand in hand and all employees can become co-entrepreneurs again. This requires courage, trust and letting go. No lecture full of theory and science, full of anecdotes from practice how it can be done differently.

Allard Droste

Professional dreamer, entrepreneur and bestselling author of the book: ‘Semco in de Polder’


17.00 uur Restaurant - ground floor Closing drinks and snacks