All posts tagged: innovation method

The State of the Corporate Startup (panel discussion)

There is a fine line in corporate innovation: Use the best of startup methods while preserving the best of the company’s DNA, knowledge and history. A difficult but promising approach. What is state of the art in corporate innovation? Is the corporate startup possible? What are the limits? I asked corporate innovation experts and a Silicon Valley VC to explore the state of the corporate startup: Thursday, October 28, 2020, at 4 pm Pacific time. You can register here: Thank you Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and Swiss Business Hub in San Francisco for the organization and sponsorship. These experts will share their approaches to corporate innovation: Swisscom (Lukas Peter, Head of Silicon Valley Outpost): Swisscom started an outpost in Silicon Valley 20 years ago and are one of the most visible and present partners and investors in the Swiss innovation scene. SBB Swiss Railways (Andreas Jossen, Innovation Scout): Recently established three outposts in Silicon Valley, China, and Israel. Mach49 (Paul Holland, Partner, and VC at Foundation Capital): Paul has been a Silicon Valley venture capitalist for …

The Future of Currency – According to UBS Y Think Tank

The Swiss Fintech Association produced a video from the event at BlueLion Incubator, where the UBS Wealth Management Think Tank “UBS Y” kicked off their research into: “What currency will we use in the future?”. UBS Y explained their research methodology publicly for the first time that evening. And the guests attending got to use the methodology to give input to the New Currency Theme. This crowdsourcing approach resulted in over 50 inputs for the UBS Y team. A first digest of the evenings findings can be found here. Thank you Marcus Iofcea, Head of the UBS Y Think Tank, for sharing the unique way in which you look into the future of banking. Thanks to you John Hucker of the Swiss Fintech Association and to the team of BlueLion for organizing the event.