Innovation Tour 2018

Skills, Culture and 4 Archetypes of Success

The definitive event series for the HR or business professional looking to drive innovation

In the age of digital transformation, innovation has become profoundly impactful and crucial for the future of businesses in the Netherlands.

HR has a unique opportunity to make sure the skills and people are in place to create a culture of innovation – and lead their organisation to success.

So to identify how HR and the organisation can best orchestrate innovation, IDC has interviewed over 1,900 HR, IT and Business executives across Europe. The results? Four key ‘innovator archetypes’ that will be presented during our roadshow this summer.

Let’s get innovative. Join us in Amsterdam to discover:

  • Ground-breaking insights from one of the largest targeted HR and business-related surveys ever conducted in Europe
  • Which of the 4 innovator archetypes your organisation aligns to – Rock, Classical, Electronic or Salsa
  • How to transform your recruitment, learning, performance and HR strategies – whatever your archetype
  • How to supercharge innovation within your archetype as an HR or business leader
  • Artificial intelligence and its application around developing talent

    With insights from IBM, Cornerstone, and senior HR leaders, this event is designed to ignite imagination and innovation through a mixture of true thought leadership, future trend identification and practical recommendations.

    We hope you can join us.


14:00 – 14:30

Registration & Coffee

14:30 – 14:35


14:35 – 15:05

Future Culture – Organisations with Innovation at the Core. Insights on the IDC Survey: Focus on the Netherlands
Xavier Petre, Regional Director Benelux, Cornerstone

15:05 – 15:35

Artificial Intelligence in Talent Development
Karel Geeraert, Leader Learning Development Europe, IBM Global Business Services

15:35 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:40

Know Yourself – Driving Innovation Whatever Your Archetype
HR Leader Panel Discussion

16:40 – 17:15

Changing Cultural Perceptions | Predicting the Future
Marc Gettmann, Cultural Analyst & Corporate Mind Reader

17:15 – 18:00

Drinks, Canapés & Networking



  • Xavier Petre

    Regional Director Benelux


  • Karel Geeraert

    Leader Learning Development Europe

    IBM Global Business Services

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  • Marc Gettmann

    Cultural Analyst & Corporate Mind Reader

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