Business Innovation … Change, Disrupt, and Grow!

May 20, 2016 at Vilnius, Lithuania

How today’s most successful businesses harness the opportunities of change to disrupt and innovative, embracing new business models and solutions.  

Keynote at the Norwegian Lithuanian Business Forum 2016 in Vilnius.

Gamechangers are disruptive and innovative, start-ups and corporates, in every sector and region, reshaping our world. They are more ambitious, with stretching vision and enlightened purpose.

They see markets as kaleidoscopes of infinite possibilities, assembling and defining them to their advantage. They find their own space, then shape it in their own vision. Most of all they have great ideas. They outthink their competition, thinking bigger and different.

What does this mean for business in Lithuania, and how can we work better together, in new and innovative ways to create a better future, to change the game?

  • Changing World – making sense of change, the macro global trends, economic and polical, technological and cultural, and the impact on the needs and aspirations of businesses and consumers. And how this affects us locally too.
  • Business Innovation – how today’s most successful businesses harness the opportunity of change, to disrupt and innovate, to think in different ways, embraxing new business models and solutions. Learning from global and local companies.
  • Winning Leaders – what it means for business leaders to lead and manage in this new environment, to balance costs and risks, with the need to change and move forwards. What it means for business leaders, and the support they need to win.

According to Forbes, Europe’s major start-up hubs are still London and Berlin, but some less well known innovation hotspots are making their mark: Netherlands (Eindhoven), Portugal (Lisbon), Hungary (Budapest), Estonia (Tallinn) and Lithuania (Vilnius).

Watch some of Lithuania’s startups share their thoughts on the innovation in this video:

Deeper, a wireless fish-finding sonar device designed by a team of Lithuanian engineers, won the award for best innovation in the wireless handset category at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show:

Anykščiai Treetop Walkway has been awarded as one of the most innovative tourism projects at the UN World Tourism Organization’s Excellence and Innovation in Tourism awards for 2016:

Elinta were winners of the 2015 Baltic Innovation Prize. Their Rubbee concept is a portable, all-in-one electric drive system designed to work with most traditional bicycles, folding and full suspension included.

See you in Vilnius for more innovations!

Download: OECD Economic Survey for Lithuania 2016

Download: Innovation Opportunities in Lithuania 2016

Download: Be the Change: Be the Gamechanger

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