December Brown Bag: How Philip Morris International is Driving and Leading “Self-Disruption”

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Friday December 07, 2018 12:00pm1:00pm

Discover how the world’s most successful tobacco company is transforming to succeed in today’s fast-changing and disruptive market. Many companies are now embracing innovation in the face of market disruption, but few of them are brave enough to abandon the product that made them successful to begin with. Learn how Philip Morris International are championing this brave strategy with the support of their 65,000+ employees across the globe, through cutting-edge innovation and crowd-sourcing methodologies.


Meet the presenters:

Vincent Ducret, Head of FastForward Communities, Philip Morris International

Vincent joined Philip Morris International Management SA (PMI) in 2005 from Sun microsystems as Application Architect. Until 2013, he occupied different positions that led him to manage the Information Services (IS) department of Duty Free organization. In 2014, Vincent was promoted as Head of IS Innovation with the challenge of fostering an innovation culture in IS leading to successful idea generation and implementation. He is the founder of NOVA framework, and managed its institutionalization across PMI as well as its extension to Lean Enterprise. Since April 2017, Vincent is part of the PMI Transformation Team as Head of FFWD Communities with the mission of deeply & sustainably anchoring new ways for PMI to work in terms of both functions and markets.

Laszlo Gyorffy, President, EDG

Laszlo Gyorffy, M.S. is President of the Enterprise Development Group, an international consulting and training firm headquartered in Silicon Valley.  For over 25 years, He has worked with organizations around the globe to expand the possible; helping them refocus, redesign, and reenergize their business strategies and innovation practices to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and demanding market place. He is an accomplished speaker, certified trainer, and co-author of Creating Value with CO-STAR: An Innovation Tool for Perfecting and Pitching your Brilliant Ideas as well as The Global Innovation Science Handbook. Laszlo has helped deploy idea management systems in pioneering organizations such as the BBC, EDF Energy, Panera Bread, Philip Morris, Silicon Image, Swiss Post, UC Berkeley, and the Universal Music Group.

Michael Stilger, Co-Founder, Qmarkets

As a former senior innovation manager in large global firms as well as start-ups, Michael has a unique understanding of how to successfully implement ideas, through process improvement and innovation management. Michael has inspired, implemented and steered idea management systems and methodologies at market leading players such as Ford, UniCredit, Lufthansa, Swarovski and many more. Michael's extensive experience is complemented by his versatile international educational background, which includes Oxford, Frankfurt & Zurich.

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