Event in Zurich

Agile organisations for real

– fit for humans, fit for the future

In a world where change is a constant, more and more organisations recognise the power of agility, as it impacts the way we strategise, organise and change.

We believe that developing agile organisations for real calls for more than organisational refinements, procedural adjustments or the addition of a few tools. Instead, leaders of the future must revisit the fundamental assumptions and embedded beliefs that organisations are built on to reignite and reconnect with the inherent entrepreneurial DNA.

On 12 April 2019, we will run a series of international events around the question; "How can we build agile organisations for real?" We have invited Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of the bestseller “The Lean Startup” to present his thoughts on the topic.

In Zurich, we have designed a morning event to explore how you, as a leading executive in Switzerland, can make your organisation truly agile. You will experience a combination of external inspiration as well as personal involvement and can expect the following:

  • Explorative interview with Joyce Volken (Lead Agile Transformation @ Swisscom)
  • Inspirational keynotes by Eric Ries (author of "The Lean Startup") and Stig Albertsen (Chairman of Implement Consulting Group) via livestream from Copenhagen

Among peers and experts, you will then discuss challenges, best practices and implications of real agile organisations along around the following key questions:

  • To be Agile or not to be Agile? Where is it really important and suitable, where is it not?
    We will explore the different understandings of Agile and critically discuss where it makes sense to become agile and where it doesn't.
  • Agile transformation, one-best-way or own-best-way?
    We will look beyond frameworks and scaling approaches and discuss good / best practices for implementing Agile across the organisation.
  • Strategic options for real - how can we make possible futures feel alive?
    Together we turn strategic options into tangible prototypes and hands-on pictures of the future. Real strategy is what makes possible futures feel alive.

Thought Leaders 2019: The speakers (livestream)

Eric Ries

The Startup Way – entrepreneurial management in large organisations

An entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller “The Lean Startup”, which has been translated into nearly 30 languages, Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practised by individuals and companies all around the world. "The Startup Way" is Ries' latest book. 

Stig Albertsen

Agile for real – moonshots for building agile organisations

A specialist in business development, growth and organisational strategy, Stig is the chairman of the board at Implement Consulting Group, where he is also a partner.

Practical information


Bogen F
Viaduktstrasse 97
8005 Zürich

12 April 2019
8:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Free of charge.

Register for the morning event and livestream