Digital Innovation Summit

Corporate Innovation & Disruptive Technologies

Are you prepared to lead a Digital World?

3rd & 4th December | Lisbon

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World Authority on Innovation - John Kao


Digital Innovation Summit

IDC predicts that by 2022, over 60% of global GDP will be digitized with growth in every industry driven by digitally-enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships.

The forces of digital innovation are powering up, with an explosion of digital innovation platforms and ecosystems, enabled by a new wave of application deployment, AI, trust and ambient interface technologies, all built on a new generation of the cloud.
Business leaders in every organization must put digital innovation at the top of their priority list. Businesses that fail to transform their offerings and their operations, at all levels, will find themselves competing for a progressively shrinking share of their traditional marketplace.
In this context, on the 3rd and 4th of December, the Digital Innovation Summit 2019 will discuss how organizations can embed a culture of digital innovation in order to compete in the global marketplace.

Dezembro 5 in Lisbon

Why Attend?

An unique two days event to discuss and learn how to drive a culture of corporate innovation using disruptive technologies.

3rd December:

IDC Digital Innovation Forum with start-ups, case studies, technology leaders and key public organizations.

Agenda Structure

  • Large organizations case studies
  • Start-ups case studies
  • Technology vendors vision
  • Public Policies and European Funds for Innovation
  • Key skills required for innovation

4th December:

Corporate Innovation & Disruptive Technologies Seminar with John Kao

  • # 1 World Authority on Innovation
  • Chairman of Institute for Large Scale Innovation
  • Former Chair of the World Economic Forum´s
  • (Davos) Global Advisory Council on Innovation


By 2020, at least 55% of organizations will be digitally determined, transforming markets and reimagining the future through new business models and digitally enabled products and services.

By 2022, the CDO title will be in decline, as digital will have become fully embedded, but more than 60% of CEOs will have spent part of their careers leading digital initiatives.

The paramount importance of customer advocacy will result in 60% of B2C brands embracing net promoter score as their leading success metric by the end of 2020.

By 2020, 80% of enterprises will create data management and monetization capabilities, thus enhancing enterprise functions, strengthening competitiveness, and creating new sources of revenue.

By 2020, 30% of G2000 companies will have implemented advanced digital twins of their operational processes, which will enable flatter organizations and one-third fewer knowledge workers.

By 2023, 35% of workers will start working with bots or other forms of AI, requiring company leaders to redesign operational processes, performance metrics, and recruitment strategies.

By 2020, 30% of G2000 companies will have allocated capital budget equal to at least 10% of revenue to fuel their digital strategies.

By 2021, prominent in-industry value chains, enabled by blockchains, will have extended their digital platforms to their entire omni-experience ecosystems, thus reducing transaction costs by 35%.

By 2021, about 30% of manufacturers and retailers globally will have built digital trust through blockchain services that enable collaborative supply chains and allow consumers to access product histories.

By 2023, 95% of entities will have incorporated new digital KPI sets — focusing on product/service innovation rates, data capitalization, and employee experience — to navigate the digital economy.

Who is John Kao

Described by The Economist as a “serial innovator”, John Kao is a world leading authority on innovation and emerging technologies.


John has played a leading role in the fields of innovation and business creativity for more than 30 years. His work reflects an ongoing engagement with advanced and disruptive technologies. His advisory and venture development activity has embraced fields as diverse as blockchain credentialing for education, AI and big data models, immersive gaming, collaboration technology and much more…


John Kao isn’t simply an innovator… He built a career out of bringing innovation to a large range of industries, organizations and institutions in both public and private sector.


The common thread is creativity and innovation – he has been helping a great number of companies from start-ups to large multinationals to transform their businesses by re-designing and focusing on strategic innovation.

As a Harvard Business School professor from 1982-96, John created acclaimed programs, such as MBAs and executive education courses, on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, Kao was the academic director of the Managing Innovation program at Stanford University, as well as a visiting professor at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

John Kao is author of two best-selling books: Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, a BusinessWeek best-seller that has been published in a dozen languages; and Innovation Nation, which sounds the alarm about America’s growing innovation challenge.


Early-bird até 30 de Setembro

• Innovation Forum (3 Dez.): 400€
• Seminário (4 Dez.): 1,190€
• Digital Innovation Forum: (3 e 4 Dez.): 1,290€

Regular Ticket

• Innovation Forum (3 Dez.): 500€
• Seminário (4 Dez.): 1,290€
• Digital Innovation Forum: (3 e 4 Dez.): 1,390€


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IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries.

IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers.

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