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Workshop outcome

This autumn, Intentac workshops will be given at Jönköping University in Sweden and at COFIMP in Italy. Below is the outcome presented from the workshops.
Dr. Lex de Lange
Dr. Lex de Lange

Start-up financing and assessment

Dr. Lex de Lange, founder and CEO of Zernike Group BV, held the first Intentac workshop at Jönköping University on September 21. The session covered different forms and stages of financing with own experience and advices. In the end, the participants had the opportunity to ask questions. Participants were represented by nearby companies and organisations as well as staff and students from the university. For more information of the session, see the used presentation under "Documents" to the right.

Dr. Mathew Manimala
Dr. Mathew Manimala

Entrepreneurial policies, opportunities and innovation under constraints

Dr. Mathew Manimala, Professor of Organization Behaviour and Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, held the second Intentac workshop at Jönköping University on September 26. The session covered the evolution and process of the Bangalore ICT cluster including the stages of cluster development. Manimala shared his own experiences throughout the presentation and the audience was also able to ask question. He also gave some of his case-lets as examples. Participants were represented by nearby companies and organisations as well as staff and students from the university. For more information of the session, see the used slides under "Documents" to the right or read the session summary.
Dr. Gaëtan Cantale
Dr. Gaëtan Cantale

An introduction to the epistemology and the practice of purposeful multicultural business leadership

Dr. Gaëtan Cantale, VP/Sales Director for a major International High Tech Group, ended the second workshop on September 26. Catale gave an introduction to his coming workshop next year on the topic “Epistemology and practice of purposeful multicultural business leadership“. He explained the rationale of an epistemological approach that guarantees successful multicultural business management through effective knowledge transfer amid differentiated cultures and individuals. Participants were represented by nearby companies and organisations as well as staff and students from the university. For more information of the session, see the used slides under "Documents" to the right.

The art of innovation and managing IT for business value

The Session gives focuses on the issue of Innovation and Information Technology that are Increasingly becoming more and more important to the success of enterprises and governments. There is a growing recognition that Innovation should be treated as a lateral process in an organization rather than as a series of serendipitous events. The first part of this module introduces IT Innovation as a new discipline, one where Information Technology is a catalyst for new Innovation and is also an Innovation business resource. Secondly the use of Information Technology to automate, enhance, and transform the Innovation process is described. A strategy for catalysing system Innovation in organizations is explained with examples of key integrated activities and tools which are necessary to achieve a network effect for Innovation in a company. Key measures for return on Innovation as well as an Innovation culture maturity model and assessment tool are introduced.

Managing IT for Business Value
As Information Technology increasingly becomes a higher percentage of Enterprise and Government spending, the time has come to start managing Information Technology as a business resource. The second part of this module focuses on an approach for Managing Information Technology for Business Value and introduces a new IT Business Value Capability Maturity Model which can drive structural change to help organizations get more value from Information Technology. This part of the module explains four integrated and structured strategies and roadmaps to help business and IT executives use Information Technology for competitive advantage. Leveraging the CMM concept from Carnegie Mellon University, this part of the modules shares key best practices and metrics to improve the capability of the organization and achieve business leadership through better management of Information Technology resources. Examples of practices shared include an options based approach to managing speculative investments and value and cost approaches and tools to help optimise the business return from Information Technology.

High Technology Adoption and Innovation Models
This module closes with discussion of principles of high technology adoption and a discussion of innovation diffusion mechanisms within complex global organizations. A radar view of emerging technologies is provided and the opportunity for new usage model creation through the use of these disruptive technologies is discussed. This part of the module also reviews the importance of social networks as a key enabler for Innovation catalyzing and diffusion and discusses the relevance of complex adaptive systems to the Innovation process. Finally Innovation diffusion models and a maturity model for Innovating in international subsidiaries of multinational companies are reviewed.


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