Global Innovation Expert – Modul Nairobi
09/05/2019-10/05/2019, 9am to 5pm, Nairobi, Kenia
Mobile money, off-grid solar systems and many more innovations are an outcome of a very specific situation: a digital transformation not hampered by vested interests and old technologies. This 2-day seminar provides unique insights into East Africa's innovation ecosystem. Moreover, you will share new insights with participants from Europe, Asia and America. A truly intercultural experience on your way to become a "Global Innovation Expert".
May 9/10, 2019, in Nairobi/Kenya
Learning from digital Afrika
The first African world market leader is based in Nairobi and has created a global standard for online-banking. More than one million rural households in Eastern Africa own a solar power system which is connected to the mobile phone network.
M-Pesa, a branch from the telecom provider Safaricom, has created “mobile money”. The company relies on the large number of poor households as customers. With small amounts and a very quick movement of money, the local economy is boosted.
Small “off-grid solar systems” are not connected to the electric grid, but to the mobile phone network. Rural households buy these system on credit and pay back their loans with mobile money.
The digital transformation is taking a different turn in African countries. Less vested interests and less old technology allow innovation to be done much more direct and closer to human needs.
The two-day seminar Global Innovation Expert in Nairobi introduces you to the African innovation ecosystem in Nairobi.
Global Innovation Expert
Global Innovation Expert is an international executive education program focusing on innovation management. Two-day seminars are taking place in Vienna, San Francisco, Shanghai, Nairobi and Cape Town, presenting the different innovation cultures from Europe, the US, China and Africa. The Global Innovation Expert’s partner universities are Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna, Berkeley University of California and Shanghai University.
In Nairobi we show you …
- How mobile money has created access to the financial economy for some hundred millions of people
- How the local innovation ecosystem is changing the Kenyan economy
- How smart software solutions can compensate missing hardware infrastructure
- How non-existing public regulations can act as enabler of social innovations
- That some specific African countries have become hotspots for world changing innovations.
(as of August 2018)
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
|Kenya’s Innovation Culture – an appropriation of digital||Bitange Ndemo|
|Understanding the Kenyan mobile user: Peculiar Kenyans who stress the limits of mobile. Monetary Mobile culture (The MPesa way).||Safaricom|
|Open Data and growing Fintech for the un-creditworthy||Hilda Moraa (tbc)|
|AFTERRNOON||Hardware for a digital revolution: Examples from a makers space||Kamau Gachigi (tbc)|
|Data as a source for wealth creation – open data initiatives in Kenya and Somalia||Linet Kwamboka|
|Panel session: “Policy and culture: Is academic research still vital in the salient innovation ecosystem in Nairobi? Why invest money here?”||KENIA (Kenya National Innovation Agency)/UoN, IBM Research, Safaricom Innovation, China News agency (tbc)|
Friday, May 10th, 2019
|MORNING||Introduction||Amollo Ambole/ LivingLab|
|Digital knowledge for global relevance||Andela|
|Design Thinking workshop:|
How might we scale tech education with the talented youth from informal settlements in Nairobi?
Tunapanda (interview students), and youth FM station (interview non-students, meet young people there.)
|What wows? – session by Living Lab||Amollo Ambole, Maryanne Akoth|
|What works? – session by LivingLab||Amollo Ambole, Maryanne Akoth|
|Synthesis Design Thinking Workshop||Amollo Ambole, Maryanne Akoth|
optional: Sat/Sun, May 9th/10th 2019
|Optional 1:||A DAY IN NAIROBI|
|Nairobi National Park|
|Kenyan Cuisine 7 Course Culinary Journey|
|2-day Safari to one of Kenya’s famous National Parks|
Who should join the seminar?
Participants come from the private and the public sector, being entrepreneurs and managers responsible for innovation strategies, executives from research institutions, and other persons in leadership positions who are interested in different management cultures.
What will you get from it?
You get to know the different innovation cultures and ecosystems of the most important world regions in a uniquely compact program. You learn how specific cultural factors enable or hinder innovations and change.
When and how much?
May 9/10, 2019 in Nairobi/Kenia
EUR 2.000,– plus 20% VAT.
early bird until January 31, 2019: 1.800 plus 20% VAT
The price includes the full program, seminar materials, an evening event, an on-site visit. Not included: flight, hotel.
If you want to participate, please apply here:
Interested? More information?
You are welcome to contact us:
Further information to the whole seminar series you also get at www.innovationorbit.com
„Disruptive innovations originate in low-end or new-market footholds.“ (Clayton M. Christensen, in: What Is Disruptive Innovation?, HBR 2015)