Keynote: Francesco Starace



Keynote: Annabelle Gawer

Chaired Professor in Digital Economy,
University of Surrey, UK

Keynote: Anita McGahan

Professor of Strategic Management,
University of Toronto

Conference Theme:

Opening Up for Managing Business and Societal Challenges

In a time of slow growth and rising uncertainty, businesses can find hidden growth opportunities in societal challenges to enable transformation. Societal challenges (or grand challenges) bring together resources and knowledge from different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. These challenges expand the range of what is possible, creating new sources of growth. At WOIC 2019, Open Innovation experts combine their business experience with transformational objectives, with academic perspectives on societal challenges. This year’s conference theme: “Opening Up for Managing Business and Societal Challenges” brings together conceptual research theories and pragmatic insights that will be presented by Open Innovation thought leaders in academia and industry. Our keynote speaker will be Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, and a visionary who has led remarkable developments in green and renewable energy.

Join us at the 6th Annual World Open Innovation Conference at Luiss University in Rome, Italy!

WOIC 2019, Corporate Challenges presented by: