BIF-8 Workshop: Off the Whiteboard Into the Real World

Following the BIF-8 Summit, get your hands dirty with Business Model Innovation collaborators, Saul Kaplan and Alex Osterwalder, in an exclusive Workshop digging into the challenges and opportunities of business model innovation, an emerging but still poorly understood discipline.

Building on the inspiration and insights shared at the BIF Summit, Saul and Alex will get participants tactical, with business model innovation and business model experimentation. Participants in this special meet-up—open only to the initial registrants of the BIF-8 Summit—will gain exposure to core concepts in business model innovation, including insights into the current imperative for business model innovation, an introduction to business model fundamentals and exposure to real-world case examples that illustrate techniques for designing and implementing new business models. Saul and Alex will also introduce participants to the capabilities needed to establish an ongoing R&D capability for developing and evaluating new business models.

Business Model Innovation

Business model innovation is one of the most challenging components of 21st century leadership. Making incremental improvements to your business model—creating new efficiencies, expanding into adjacent markets, etc.—is hard enough. Developing and experimenting with new business models that truly transform how your company delivers value (while continuing to drive the performance of your current business model) is exceptionally difficult. To compete in a world where the “shelf life” of business models is shortening, leaders need the tools, skills, and experience to envision, test, and implement new business models. Moreover, successful organizations will establish an ongoing process to explore new models for delivering value—even those that are disruptive to current operations.

Alex Osterwalder has been a regular participant and speaker at the BIF Innovation Summit. In his most recent talk, Alex tells the story of his own business model innovation, in the publishing field. Business Model Generation is one of the top selling business books, leading to the Business Model Application. With his start-up enterprise software firm, the Business Model Foundry, Alex Osterwalder is building ground-breaking practical tools to help people and organizations drive business model innovation to boost growth.

Saul Kaplan, Founder and Chief Catalyst at BIF, will be sharing insights from his long awaited book, The Business Model Innovation Factory.

Register by January 31, 2012

Join Saul and Alex to learn more about this special brand of innovation, share your story, and translate some of the inspiration of the BIF-8 Summit into action for you and your organization. 

Access to this exclusive post-summit workshop is only available to those who register for the BIF-8 Summit by January 31, 2012. Register Now.

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