IESE to take part in MWC19 Barcelona
Professors to host sessions on corporate innovation and venturing
IESE will take part in the upcoming MWC Barcelona, the largest mobile event in the world, hosting sessions on corporate innovation and corporate venturing with top executives.
With IESE’s partner program at MWC, its professors will contribute their knowledge and expertise on innovation to an event whose theme this year is intelligent connectivity. IESE will also be a supporting partner of the 4YFN conference, the innovation platform of MWC.
Professors Mª Julia Prats, Thomas Klueter and Javier Zamora, thought leaders in entrepreneurship and technology, will moderate the sessions, coordinated by Josemaria Siota of IESE’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center.
In conjunction with Mobile World Capital, IESE is also releasing the report Open Innovation: Corporate Venturing Success Cases. Through events such as MWC and other initiatives, Mobile World Capital works with the public and private sector to position Barcelona as a digital hub.
MWC Barcelona will be held Feb. 25-28 and is expected to draw more than 2,400 companies on the cutting edge of technology and innovation for four days of talks, conferences and networking. 4YFN will take place Feb. 25-27, serving as a hub for startups, investors and corporations.
The IESE sessions are:
- Feb. 28: IESE professors will moderate a session titled Leading Corporate Innovation that will bring together chief strategy and digital officers from companies such as Schneider Electric and Orange.
- On Feb. 25, IESE professors will host the IESE Summit: two 4YFN sessions focused on the myths surrounding corporate venturing and which form of venturing is best. The 4YFN sessions will feature executives from VISA, Siemens and BP, among others.