June 01, 2019 – Kempten, Germany

Innovation Management – Metrics and Success Factors
Guest lecture at Hochschule Kempten, University of Applied Sciences in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship curriculum for MBA students (International Business, Leadership, and Organizational Transformation)

March 21, 2019 – New York City

German Accelerator Tech: German Startup Night 
Get your ticket to join me at the German Startup Night with pitches by the German Accelerator’s portfolio companies at the AWS Loft, New York City.

March 07, 2019 – New York City

HR Seminar New York Mitigating Unconscious Bias
Elliott Scott HR and Arcadia Consulting host this event at the LinkedIn offices in the Empire State Building, New York City.

2018 Past Events

December 11, 2018 – New York City

German Accelerator Tech: German Startup Night
Get your ticket to join me at the German Startup Night hosted by the Consulate General of Germany in New York City.

November 12, 2018 – London, Ontario, Canada

Intrapreneurship Case Study at the Ivey Business School
Together with MBA students at the Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario students and professor Darren Meister, Director of the Centre of Engineering Leadership and Innovation, we will discuss the teaching case study Boehringer Ingelheim: Leading Innovation that features my career as an Intrapreneur at a major pharmaceutical company.  The teaching case study is available at Harvard Business Review (HBR) and the Ivey Business School websites.

September 29, 2018 – New York City, USA

HPI Cybersecurity Symposium
At the Cybersecurity-Symposium, “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Driving the Future of Cyber Security” high-level representatives conducting cybersecurity research at leading universities in Germany and the U.S. will engage in a dialogue with stakeholders from industry, politics, and NGOs at Hasso Plattner Institute Headquarters New York.

August 9-10, 2018 – New York City, USA

“Facing Global Challenges in Education – Innovation, Design Thinking, and Education in the 21st Century”

Hasso Plattner Institute and the Global Design Thinking Association (GDTA).

June 4, 2018 – Hanoi, Vietnam

Intrapreneurship Case Study at the Foreign Trade University (FTU), Vietnam
In their class project, FTU students are tasked to develop an opportunity in a team and conduct a feasibility analysis on the opportunity that they present to the class.
I will join 
the students and visiting CSU professor Robert Mitchell for a discussion of the teaching case study Boehringer Ingelheim: Leading Innovation, which is available at Harvard Business Review (HBR) and the Ivey Business School, and features my career as an Intrapreneur at a major pharmaceutical company.

April 26, 2018 – Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado State University: Intrapreneurship and Strategy
Discussion of the teaching case study Boehringer Ingelheim: Leading Innovation is available at Harvard Business Review (HBR) and the Ivey Business School. It outlines my career as Intrapreneur at Boehringer Ingelheim.
At this event, I will also discuss the critical element of accepting failure with Prof. Robert Mitchell and his students of the Creativity, Innovation and New Values course.

Intrapreneurship Webinars 2018 hosted by Ijona Skills:

Part 1:  The Power of Intrapreneurship – an Introduction
Webinar – October 18, 2017

Part 2:  “Where to start?” – Designing a sustainable innovation ecosystem in a large company for exponential returns
Webinar 2018 –  
(recording available after event)

Part 3:  “Against all Odds” – Implementing a sustainable innovation ecosystem in a large company
Webinar 2018 –  (recording available after event)

2017 Past Events

Ivey Business School – Intrapreneurship Case Study

Discussion of the Ivey Business School teaching case study Boehringer Ingelheim: Leading Innovation outlining my career as Intrapreneur at Boehringer Ingelheim with Prof. Robert Mitchell and International Executive MBA students
London, Ontario, Canada – November 03, 2017

2017 Intrapreneurship Webinars hosted by Ijona Skills:

The Power of Intrapreneurship – an Introduction (Part 1)
Webinar – October 18, 2017 – recording available

XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference – Composing the Innovation Symphony

International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Speaker: “Implementing a Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem in a Global Corporation”
Platforms & Ecosystems for Innovation
Vienna, Austria – June 18-21, 2017

Circle of Young Intrapreneurs NYC Chapter Launch Event!

Circle of Young Intrapreneurs NYC Chapter
New York City – May 3, 2017

RETH!NK HEALTHCARE! – Big Data, Wearables, Digital Strategy

Keynote/Workshop: “Digitale Disruption im Gesundheitssystem: Was sind die Risiken und Chancen für Pharmaunternehmen?”
PEIX Healthcare Communication,  Digitalisierung und Healthcare
Berlin, Germany – April 11, 2017

Global Growth – Next Practice Strategies In Customer Experience, Talent & Transformation

Leading in an Ambiguous World
New York City – April 6, 2017

German-American Chambers of Commerce (GACC) New York

STEP NYC Life Science, GACC Startup and Entrepreneur Program 
Speaker/Coordinator: Strategy and Networking for German Tech Startups in the USA
New York City – March 28, 2017

2017 ISPIM Innovation Forum XXVII- Fostering Innovation Ecosystems

International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Speaker: “Building a Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem in a Global Corporation”
Innovation Culture & Ecosystems track
Toronto, Canada – March 21, 2017

United Nations G20 – Briefing by Minister, Federal Ministry of Health, Germany

Closed briefing by Mr. Hermann Gröhe, the Minister of the German Federal Ministry of Health, on Germany’s activities in the field of health policy during its G20 presidency
New York City – March 13, 2017

Equinix’ Interdependence Day – Internet of Things

Understanding the Interconnection of Data, Devices, and Organizations In Today’s Software Defined World
New York City – February 15, 2017

Mentor Meeting @German Accelerator New York (GANY)

New York City – January 10, 2017

2016 Events

Captivate New York: 6th Edition  German Accelerator New York (GANY)
@Samsung Accelerator, NYC
New York City – December 13, 2016

“With improved technology, especially, Artificial Intelligence, what physicians will be needed in the future?
Executive Round Table event: “The innovation and technology convergence in Life Science and Healthcare industry” by Life Science Quest and the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) Connecticut chapter
Newburgh, NY – November 22, 2016

Innovation Strategy for Pharma – Designing an intrapreneurial innovation framework to enhance business growth!
Executive Workshop in MarcusEvans’ Innovation Series
London, UK – to be re-scheduled

Executive Workshop: Driving Innovation in Healthcare
EBCG Intrapreneuring Workshop: “Building an innovation framework to design, launch and execute business projects”

Prague, Czech Republic – to be re-scheduled

Singularity University Germany Summit 2016
Berlin, Germany – April 20-21, 2016

Life-Science meets Telco7
Bonn, Germany – April 14, 2016

Master Class: “Beyond-the-Pill” Innovation within the Pharmaceutical Industry
Intrapreneurship Conference Webinar – February 23, 2016

2015 Events

Project & Portfolio Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Online Workshop
 – European Interactive Online Conference
, December 10, 2015

6th Intrapreneurship Conference
: “How to build a strong foundation for a sustainable Intrapreneuring program”
New York, NY – October 22, 2015
Online follow-up session – Dec. 2, 2015

CeBIT EuroForum “Wearable Technologies & Digital Health” 
Key Note:
“Disruption im Gesundheitssystem durch Wearables und Digital Health”
Bonn, Germany – September 29, 2015

“MED+ Düsseldorf”  Forum Gesundheitswirtschaft
Host, Speaker: Netzwerktreffen “Telemedizin”
Düsseldorf, Germany – June 17, 2015

DPRG ZukunftsForum 2015
Expert Panelist
: “Wie viel dürfen Patienten wissen?”
Gelsenkirchen, Germany – June 12, 2015

5th Annual EBCG Pharma PPM Toolbox
Case Study
: “Changing Employee Mindset to Boost Collaboration and Engagement for Extreme Business Results”

The Best Rated Workshop on Pharma PPM Toolbox, Basel 2015“The Best Rated Workshop at the Pharma PPM Toolbox, Basel 2015”
: “Building An Innovation Framework To Design, Launch And Execute Business Projects”
Basel, Switzerland – March 6, 2015

ePharma Summit 2015
“Be Heard! A Hands-On Workshop for Future Leaders Ready to Take Action”
New York, NY – February 24, 2015

CEDEGIM Industry Insights series: 10 Inevitable Changes in Pharma 2015
Video interview: “Calls Moving to Consults – 10 Inevitable Changes in Pharma 2015”
Published January 2015

2014 Events

5th Intrapreneurship Conference 2014
Case Studies: Changing employee mindset to boost collaboration and engagement for extreme business results”
Eindhoven, The Netherlands – December 12, 2014

Value Beyond the Pill USA 2014 Summit
“Build an intrapreneurial ecosystem to ensure your innovative services deliver the value required by patients”
Philadelphia, PA – December 3-4, 2014

German Center for Research and Innovation, New York
“Healthcare Delivery to Developing Countries Using Mobile Technology”
New York City, – October 22, 2014

Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness
Expert Chat on “Prototyping and Pitching”
Online course with Ashoka, October 8 thru November 21, 2014

CURE’s BioHaven Entrepreneur Series: “Patients and Big Data in Healthcare: Deriving Value and Accelerating Innovation”
Co-Organizer, Co-Sponsor
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut – November 21, 2014

Social Media & Multi-Channel Marketing For Pharma
Speaker “Building a Disruptive Innovation Ecosystem in a Large, Mature Pharma Organization – From Idea to Implementation”
Panelist on “Multi-Channel Marketing Is Easy To Talk About But Hard To Do.  Practical Advice From The Trenches To Help You Make Progress And Prove Your Value.”
Philadelphia, PA – September 19, 2014

5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference
“Establishing Strategic Learning Practices to Instill a Common Innovation Process Across the Workforce”
Philadelphia, PA – September 17, 2014

Management Development Program
Team Sponsor at Boehringer Ingelheim USA
Ridgefield, CT – September 16, 2013 

Digital Medicine Conference — Pharma 3.0: Digital Medicine Era
Philadelphia, PA – May 1, 2014

Pharmaceutical Multi-Channel Marketing Strategy
Philadelphia, PA – April 24, 2014

Pharma Brand Strategy and Analytics Conference
Princeton, NJ – March 6, 2014

NxGen case study for Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) – copyrighted
“Boehringer Ingelheim USA: A Digital Native Leverages Social Media to Shorten the Product Pipeline”
February 22, 2014

Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association, Connecticut chapter (SAPA-CT) Milestone Celebration
“Bridging between US and China in Current Pharmaceutical World – Strategies, Innovation and Implementation”
Yale University, New Haven, CT- February 22, 2014

2013 Events

Corporate Venturing in Life Sciences Conference
“Reassessing the Organizational Culture to Better Engage Corporate Venturing Projects”
Boston, MA – November 13, 2013

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Distinguished Panelist at 6th Annual Healthcare Delivery and Management Case Competition
New York, NY – November 9, 2013

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Speaker/Corporate Sponsor: Women in Life Sciences: Pharma Think Tank at UCSF
San Francisco, CA  – October 30, 2013

Hult International Business and School IXL Center
Webinar:  “Innovation Excellence in Large Organizations”
Boston, MA – October 26, 2013

futurethink Innovator Interview
Podcast: Innovation in Large Organizations, Intrapreneurs and Corporate Venturing
September 24, 2013

Management Development Program
Panelist at Boehringer Ingelheim USA
Ridgefield, CT – September 10, 2013

Development Leadership Forum
Speaker: “Innovation and Intrapreneuring opportunities” at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Ridgefield, CT – September 10, 2013

National Hispanic Life Sciences Society (NHLSS) / NSHMBA
Distinguished panelist: “Latino Life Science Executives and Entrepreneurs: Careers, Capital, and Community symposium”
Boston, MA – June 24, 2013

2012 and earlier

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals 
Key note speaker at Asian Employee Resource Group Event:  “Innovation in Asia – The Korean Experience”
Ridgefield, CT – December 6, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Panelist at 2011 Diversity Summit: “Showcase Business Resource Group (BRG) impact on the Business”
Ridgefield, CT – November 29, 2011

2011 AXA Equitable Diversity & Inclusion Summit:
Distinguished Panelist at “Driving Diversity Efforts to Yield Business Value”
New York, NY – October 18, 2011

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. 
Key note speaker at NxGen ERG Launch Event, Generational Diversity Training
St. Joseph, MO – August 18, 2011  

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), 5th Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit
Speaker: “Aligning your ERG with Business Objectives – Leveraging Professional Development Opportunities through Employee Resource Groups (ERG)”
Plainville, CT – June 23, 2011

National Affinity and Leadership Congress (NALC)
Speaker: “Hot Topic: Leveraging Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to Increase Profitability in the Marketplace”
New York, NY – June 9, 2011

CEO Diversity Leadership Forum 2011
New York, NY – June 8, 2011

Asia Society’s 2010 Diversity Leadership Forum
New York, NY – May 17, 2011

National Affinity and Leadership Congress (NALC)
Speaker: “Structure a Business Plan that Measures our Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) Effectiveness”
New York, NY – May 2010

DIA 24th Annual  Data Conference and Exhibition “Clinical Data Lifesciences – Trial Design through Submission and Beyond”
Speaker: “Clinical Data Quality and Integrity”
Philadelphia, PA – March 11, 2009