Three weeks ago, I shared with you a high level preview of the Innotribe Sibos 2016 programme.
As promised, I will reveal more details for each day in some subsequent blog posts leading up to Sibos week 26-29 Sep 2016 (29 days left at the time of this writing).
Our preparations are in full swing. We are in the midst of a series of intense prep calls with all speakers, together with our production teams and our facilitators and designers. All engines are on!
It has always been our intention to build a program with architectural integrity and a week of intense learning experiences. This year is no different.
General overview of the Innotribe Sibos 2016 programme
The structure of the week program is fairly straightforward:
- We start every day with an opening of the day
- We close every day with a closing of the day
- Over lunch time, we have spotlight sessions by several FinTech hubs: one day for Switzerland, one for EMEA, one for the AMERICA, one of APAC.
For the opening session, the Innotribe team will welcome you, and for the Tuesday opening, we will zoom in into some highlights of our Innotribe Startup Africa.
Our day anchor will then walk you through the plan of the day. Given that our day-2 is about the modern organisation, our day anchor is Louise Coster, Head of Human Resources at SWIFT. She will come back in the day closing to wrap up the learning of the day.
In between we have several Innotribe sessions. We don’t do anything during the plenary big issue debates so you have the time to enjoy those as well.
The main theme of Innotribe day-2 is “The Modern Organization”. In addition of the Opening and Closing sessions, we have three sessions:
- Organise for complexity
- FinTech Hubs session – EMEA
- Situational awareness maps
Organise for complexity
This session is about leadership principles for a high performing modern organisation operating in a highly complex environment and how to deal with both in a productive way.
After a condensed introduction on the theory and practice of organisational high performance, we will move into an interactive discussion on contemporary leadership and profound transformation in organisations of all kinds.
Our speaker will dissect classic management theory and in a well-humored manner, and offer coherent alternatives that are a welcome addition to management thinking and align with the principles of wirearchy and connected leadership.
Some of the session’s learning objectives are:
- Complicated and complex are different, both exist in work – Complexity means: surprise
- Every org has three structures, not one; they can be in conflict
- Orgs are not pyramids, but peaches; Decentralization is a must, not an option in complexity
- Orgs can move through different phases. Most have transformed at least once! Differentiation is toxic now, due to complexity
- In order to transform an org, you must fix Human Nature assumptions and rid orgs of outdated practices and method
- Change is easy if you work the system, not the people! People will adapt
- We already have the right people, we just force them into the wrong kind of organisational model.
Our rock-star for this session:
- Niels Pflaeging, Co-founder and associate of the BetaCode Network
I was following Niels’ blog and tweets for quite a while, and when i discovered almost by accident his talk for the Deutsche Telekom leadership in Bonn, 2015, I knew Niels had to become a speaker at Innotribe Sibos.
This is a highly interactive session, with assignments for the audience, to help you internalise the knowledge you picked up from our speakers. At the end of the session, there will be a “gift” to take with you.
After the session we will have a book signing by Niels of his latest book “Organize for Complexity: How to Get Life Back Into Work to Build the High-Performance Organization” (Amazon Affiliates link)
FinTech Hubs session – EMEA – over lunch time
Building upon the success of last year’s session “Why banks need FinTech hubs?”, we wanted to go create more air-time for FinTech Hubs from different regions of the world.
Each hub will get 10 min to share their ambitions and plans. With our designers we are looking how we can make this an engaging experience and avoid having a series of 6 commercials. Like for all FinTech Hub sessions this session is full house.
The “6 from EMEA” are (alphabetical order):
- Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
- Holland FinTech
- ING FinTech Village
- Innovate Finance
- Luxembourg for Finance
We have a waiting list for all FinTech Hubs sessions from all regions.
It is interesting so see how some of our sessions (like last year’s FinTech Hub session) or some of our research papers (like last year’s Powerwomen in FinTech) are growing into movements like www.femtechleaders.com or to new initiatives like the Global FinTech Hub Federation (GFHF) announced earlier this week. See press-release here.
Sandwiches and soft drinks will be served in the Innotribe space.
Situational awareness maps
In this session you will learn how to avoid creating a “me too” strategy. “me too” strategies sound like “let’s Uberise everything”, “let’s Platform everything”, etc. Most of these strategies are copy-cats of successful models for one company, but rarely apply in other contexts.
It is like playing chess on a linux command line without seeing the chessboard.
What is missing is situational awareness of the battlefield. Both positional and movement awareness of the enemy and the different technologies that each move at their own pace through their maturity cycle.
This highly interactive exercise will immerse you in the principles of situational awareness mapping, and will help you understand where the different methods like R&D, Agile, Scrum, Lean, and SixSigma each have their role to play.
- Simon Wardley, Industry and technology mapper, destroyer of undeserved value, CSC Leading Edge Forum
We have designed also this session as an immersive learning experience, seats and limited, be sure to be there in time and don’t put your beach towel on your chair two hours before the session 😉
All sessions are designed to maximise the immersive learning experiences of our guests. We use professional facilitators and designers to enable great group interactions. And we have an amazing audio/visual kit and production team to make the content come alive.
The pepper and salt comes from our “instigators” who have a designed role to provoke the critical discussion. The “instigators” of day-2 are:
- Patrik Havander, Nordea
- Anthony Brady, BNYM
- Saket Sharma, BNYM
For the sessions where it makes sense, we also have a transversal anchor for Cyber-security and one for DLT. They stay in the Innotribe space for the week, and will report back at the end of the week:
- Our Cyber transversal anchor is Bart Preneel, University of Leuven
- Our DLT transversal anchor is Andrew Davis, advisor from Sydney
Next week, we will cover the themes and sessions of day-3 of Innotribe Sibos 2016.
- All session timings and speaker bios can be found in the searchable Innotribe Sibos programme and on the Sibos App. Filter on track Innotribe.
- High Level PDF Flyer
- An upcoming Innotribe branded Magazine with interviews with some of our keynote speakers
We are looking forward to meeting you all again at this year’s Innotribe Sibos 2016 from 26-29 Sep 2016 in PalExpo, Geneva.
Your architect and content curator for Innotribe@Sibos, @petervan