Thu. 10. - Fri. 11. June 2021
09.00 am – 09.00 pm
  • Business development
  • Digitalisation & IoT
  • Startups cooperating with SMEs/corporates

Open Corporate Innovation Space


Business development, Digitalisation & IoT, Startups cooperating with SMEs/corporates

How can companies and innovation providers like startups work together successfully? What are the challenges and opportunities? Discover all this and more in our two-day Open Corporate Innovation Space.

To be successful in the digital world, companies need to work in an agile way and release scalable innovations quickly. To do this, they need reliable partners who can support them, for example, in development, implementation, process change, but also in training and marketing. With nearly 80,000 employees worldwide, CGI is one of the largest independent providers of IT and business process services – and also a driver of innovation.

A special part of our solution services is the CGI Unicorn Academy (UCA). Here we combine our expertise as a large IT service provider with the agility and innovation of a startup. We adopt various approaches to the professional development of new business ideas from the very beginning and help scale ideas – for example, by closely involving the startup community, through the official partnership with digihub Düsseldorf and through collaborations with universities, associations as well as research institutions.

During our two-day Innovation Space, you will get to know us and our services better. At our hybrid Innovation Expo, for example, we will present you with some current highlights and showcases and let selected startups from the Unicorn Academy have their say. Our Innovation Stage offers exciting knowledge-sharing sessions, interviews and panel discussions on various hot topics – live and interactive.

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Program Day 1

09.00 am – 10.00 am: Diversity Matters – Now What? – #JoinTheGang
10.00 am – 10.40 am: Increasing competitiveness through strategic business processes
10.45 am – 11.30 am: Business benefits of conversational AI and automation in customer service and sales
11.30 am – 12.15 am: A digital business model for the internet mute
12.15 am – 01.00 pm: Startup Journey – Data Intelligence with the Startup SCALUE
01.00 pm – 02.30 pm: Covid 2025 – Pandemic 5 years too early? Stocktaking and Lessons Learned in the Public Sector
01.00 pm – 02.30 pm: Changing news consumption – consequences for media producers
02.30 pm – 03.40 pm: Hospital 2030 Challenges & Opportunities – what course do we have to set (business models, technology, staff)?
04.40 pm – 05.10 pm: Digitization of care from A-Z: Example of digitization & cloud transformation
05.00 pm – 05.45 pm: Opportunities through 5G – a roadmap for businesses
05.10 pm – 06.10 pm: Tension field – changes value chain in pharma?
05.45 pm – 06.30 pm: Planning and deployment of heterogeneous terrestrial/satellite network
06.10 pm – 07.10 pm: Of people and innovation – Virtual Innovation (X-Lab)
07.10 pm – 08.10 pm: Agile Change Management (Changile) – new buzzword or real gamechanger?
08.10 pm – 08.55 pm: ARON (Social Media Chatbot) – from manual marketing to intelligent automation

Program Day 2

09.00 am – 09.45 am: Innovative customer experience through automated end2end processes of a digital insurer
09.30 am – 10.30 am: Why EXPERIENCE DESIGN MATTERS – How to communicate successful products
09.45 am – 10.45 am: Panel discussion with innovation drivers from different insurance companies
10.30 am – 11.15 am: Vive la car – a retail startup spotlight
10.45 am – 11.30 am: Banking Services – illuminating the market for payment solutions in general and using the example of a fintech – card terminals for everyone
11.30 am – 01.30 pm: Cyber Security – Live Hack: How to successfully secure your business
01.30 pm – 03.10 pm: Utilities Spotlight – The future of Energy
03.10 pm – 04.10 pm: 20 years of agile Manifesto, What’s next?
04.10 pm – 04.55 pm: Enemies of Agile – why your agile transformation will fail
04.55 pm – 06.25 pm: Scaleups and Corporates – match or crash?
06.25 pm – 08.15 pm: Spotlight on Startups from the CGI Unicorn Academy

Target groups
corporates/SMEs, those interested in starting a business, skilled crafts and trades, investors / business angels, startups

Attendees will receive the URL to the event by e-mail shortly before the event begins.

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