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2019 MIT Paris Symposium

November 8, 2019
Day 01 All
 

9:30

Registration and Networking Coffee

10:30

Opening Remarks: MIT's innovation ecosystem

10:45

Disciplined Corporate Entrepreneurship: Enabling the creation of new ventures in existing organizations
Building a successful new venture within an existing organization is not easy. Organizations become successful by building optimized, repeatable businesses. Entrepreneurial ventures, on the other hand, require an iterative, experimental mindset, and a completely different set of skills. In this talk, we will explore how leaders can help make their organizations more entrepreneurial via the Disciplined Corporate Entrepreneurship framework. There are three parts to this framework: Strategy, Enablement, and Practice. We will discuss how C-level executives make decisions to invest in innovation, how leaders of innovation labs and initiatives can select and deploy enablement tools, and how corporate entrepreneurs can leverage organizational and entrepreneurial skills to generate net new business value and build successful ventures.
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11:30

Panel Discussion - Intrapreneurship, from Myth to Reality; a Few Lessons Learned at Air France, Bouygues and Michelin
Moderator: Vincent Maret
Panelists: Elaine Chen, Marine Gall, Erik Grab, Gilles Zancanaro

12:00

Startup Lightning Talks
Presenting MIT Startup Exchange Companies:
- serviceMob: Making customer service access simple with AI
- iQ3Connect: VR platform for collaboration
- Plume Labs: Distributed sensing to map air quality
- Hosta Labs: Sensing to generate 3D maps of building interiors
- AirWorks: Aerial intelligent software that cuts drafting time in half

Presenting Bouygues-incubated startups:
- Com'in
- Flexy Moov: Electric vehicle sharing platform for companies
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12:30

Networking Lunch with Startup Exhibit

MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry. Qualified startups are those founded and/or led by MIT faculty, staff, or alumni, or are based on MIT-licensed technology. Industry participants are principally members of MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).

MIT Startup Exchange maintains a propriety database of over 1,500 MIT-connected startups with roots across MIT departments, labs and centers; it hosts a robust schedule of startup workshops and showcases, and facilitates networking and introductions between startups and corporate executives.

STEX25 is a startup accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange, featuring 25 “industry ready” startups that have proven to be exceptional with early use cases, clients, demos, or partnerships, and are poised for significant growth. STEX25 startups receive promotion, travel, and advisory support, and are prioritized for meetings with ILP’s 230 member companies.


MIT Startup Exchange and ILP are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations.
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13:45

Leading Digital Transformation: Five Lessons from Nine Years of Research
How do some companies thrive in an era of constant technological disruption, while others stumble? How can your company excel in using artificial intelligence, chatbots, and future technological innovations to delight your customers and dominate your competitors? Through seven years of research into digital transformation, we have identified five levers digital masters use to outperform their industry peers. They don’t just adopt technology; they build the capabilities to continuously drive technology-powered transformation. Using examples from several industries and countries, we will show you how to turn your company into a digital master.
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14:30

What every startup knows and every big company forgets: The secrets to transformational innovation
When it comes to innovation, startups can often remain innovative for years, while established companies might need to create innovation initiatives to continue to stay competitive and reach their business goals. But what causes this difference, and how can these companies bridge the gap? Large organizations need to behave differently in order to foster successful innovation approaches, to understand how to take the right kinds of risks, and to create cultural change that will be successful for the next 30 years. Meanwhile, startups need to postpone acting and operating like large organizations to continue to innovate. For companies both large and small to truly disrupt and transform, innovation will require an environment with less adherence to current processes, more input from non-traditional sources, and an increased awareness about how your employees' brain-chemistry is the critical source for success.
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15:15

Closing Remarks

15:30

Networking Reception