With the technologies, tools, and perspectives such as decentralized autonomous organizations, lean entrepreneurship, or entrepreneurial strategizing becoming increasingly established in both the academic and corporate world, the quest for novelty – seeking out how to successfully deploy innovation ranging from new-to-the-firm efforts to game-changing moonshot projects – is making a comeback.
In this conference, we looked deeper at some of the recent and emerging insights on how to organize effectively for novelty. How are established firms approaching the quest novelty strategically and organizationally these days, and what can we learn from start-ups tackling this challenge? How have these recent approaches themselves been shaped by emerging technologies allowing, for example, for more virtual and decentralized forms of organizing? And what is there still to do to make the best use of some of the emerging technologies on the horizon?
Across a series of presentations and conversations with leading academics and practitioners in this area, this conference shed some light on the state of the art of how to organize for novelty, and the new ways of organizing enabled by emerging technologies. Our goal was to inspire academics and practitioners alike to learn more about these latest approaches to strategizing and organizing for novelty, learn about some emerging best practices, and identify important questions for the future.
Day 1 (Oct 27, 9am-12pm ET)
Evolution, innovation, and org design | New insights on organizing for novelty
Distributed Autonomous Organizations: What is hype and what is here to stay?
Day 2 (Oct 28, 9am-12pm ET)
Experimentation | Novelty in, from, and like start-ups
Technology in Organizations | What's next for innovation and organizing?