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Information about conference Software of the Mind 2.0

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Information about conference Software of the Mind 2.0

  1. 1. • The registration will open at 9:30. Please bring a picture ID with you. • The location of the conference is Johan Huizingalaan 765 in Amsterdam. • It is the white building next to the highway A 10 / A 4. IBM has a visitor parking lot. • Public transportation from the Central Station: take Tram 2 and stop at Aletta Jacobslaan • Public transportation from the airport or other locations www.9292.nl Organised by: OPENING George Duits KEYNOTE SPEECH Prof. Dr. Geert Hofstede BUNDLING EXPERTISE AND IDEAS IN MULTICULTURAL TEAMS Bart Fehmers & Natasja Mol ORGANISATIONAL CULTURES AT IBM Anand Pultoo & Karin Faase HIGHLY INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS by IBM & itim International PHILOSOPHICAL DIALOGUE Gert-Jan Hofstede and Bart Somers Drinks, snacks and networking SOFTWARE OF THE MIND 2.0 Cultural Diversity builds Innovation #TheCultureFactor Conference 2017 IBM Netherlands B.V. Johan Huizingalaan 765 Amsterdam Friday September 29, 2017 10:00 – 18:00 Professor Dr. Geert Hofstede George Duits IBM BeNeLux COO and Diversity Manager Professor Dr. Gert- Jan Hofstede Bart Somers Mayor of Mechelen, Belgium, World Mayor for the year 2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS LOCATION AND INFORMATION CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS OF INTERCULTURAL RESEARCH BY HOFSTEDE AND IBM, AND 10 YEARS OF IBM CORPORATE SERVICE CORPS You can look forward to enlightening talks and insightful discussions. An exceptional lineup of experts from industry, academia and government institutions will deliberate on the importance of cultural diversity to foster innovation. PROGRAMME
  2. 2. CONFERENCE PROGRAMME SOFTWARE OF THE MIND 2.0 Cultural Diversity builds Innovation Organised by: 10:15-10:45 KEYNOTE SPEECH “50 years Memory lane – Developing cultural dimensions from IBM data” Professor Dr. Geert Hofstede 10:00-10:15 WELCOME AND OPENING George Duits IBM BeNeLux COO and Diversity Manager 10:45-11:35 BUNDLING EXPERTISE AND IDEAS IN MULTICULTURAL TEAMS CORPORATE SERVICE CORPS EXPERIENCES IN CREATING SOLUTIONS - 10:45 Bart Fehmers: Dutch Expat in Shanghai - 11:10 Natasja Mol: CSC – Thinking out of the box in India 13:00-14:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS PART 1 1. Jan-Vincent Meertens: ‘Do we have a deal?’ Negotiation for the Dutch 2. Maria Clara Zarur: A Brazilian perspective on the Dutch way of doing business 3. Egbert Schram: Innovation at SME’s 4. Sjaak Pappe & Gert Jan van Reenen: Sensitive Organizational Culture in uncertain times 14:15-15:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS PART 2 1. George Lupascu: Owning Diversity & Inclusion with the two Hofstede models 2. Alette Vonk & Chika Miyamori: Intercultural Change Management 3. Geert-Jan de Koning: Lessons from CSC- experiences in China 4. David Morley: Authentic Global Engagement: A process for developing stronger intercultural relationships 12:15-13:00 Lunch 15:30-16:00 Coffee break 17:00 Drinks, snacks and networking 16:00-17:00 A PHILOSOPHICAL DIALOGUE ON DIVERSITY & INNOVATION Gert Jan Hofstede and Bart Somers 11:35-12.15 ORGANISATIONAL CULTURES AT IBM Anand Pultoo (IBM) and Karin Faase (itim International)

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