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WebVisions Berlin

The following schedule for WebVisions BLN may be subject to change. The Internet of Things Lab is held from Wed., Oct. 22 – Thurs. Oct. 23 at hub:raum (Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin). Workshops are held on Fri., Oct. 24 and Sat., Oct. 25 at Betahaus (Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin). An evening event featuring sessions by leading experts will be held on Sat., Oct. 25 from 19:00 – 21:30 at Betahaus.

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Day One // IoT Lab: Wed., Oct 22, 2014

  • 08:30

    Sign In/Breakfast

    Sign in for the Internet of Things Lab at hub:raum.
    Coffee and danishes served. Meet fellow attendees.

  • 8:30 – 12:30

    IoT Lab

    Ideation, planning and product development work sessions. Teams start their day by exploring challenges that can be addressed by IoT enabled solutions. Each team selects a compelling challenge and brainstorms solutions. Before lunch, teams pitch their most promising idea and receive feedback/suggestions.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch

    On your own. Meet up with fellow attendees and speakers.

  • 13:30 – 18:30

    IoT Lab

    Ideation, planning and product development work sessions. Teams map out their idea and define the interactions, actors, devices and value involved. Once their concept is developed, teams begin the prototyping process by identifying the processes and resources needed to bring their product or service to life. To the end the day, each team role-plays and explains their concept.

Day Two // IoT Lab: Thurs., Oct 23, 2014

  • 08:30

    Breakfast

    Start of day two for the Internet of Things Lab at hub:raum.
    Coffee and danishes served. Meet fellow attendees.

  • 8:30 – 12:30

    IoT Lab

    Work sessions, product finalization and presentation of prototypes. Teams begin the second part of the prototyping exercise by making physical and/or digital realizations of their concept.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch

    On your own. Meet up with fellow attendees and speakers.

  • 13:30 – 18:30

    IoT Lab

    Work sessions, product finalization and presentation of prototypes. Teams complete their prototype development, craft its storyline and present their concept to the jury. The winning teams are selected and receive a prize. All participants are invited for drinks and networking.

Day Three // Workshops: Fri., Oct 24, 2014

  • 08:30

    Sign In/Breakfast

    Sign in at Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena.
    Coffee and danishes served. Meet fellow attendees.

  • 09:00 – 09:30
    Innospace

    Introduce the Innovation Toolkit and Goals

  • 09:30 – 10:00
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Short Presentations by the Experts

    A series of short talks to introduce participants to big ideas covered during the workshops:

    Shay Howe, “Collaborating with Constraints”
    We’re quite often encouraged to jump in a room with like minded individuals, put our heads together, and brainstorm on different ideas. We call it collaboration. However, is this type of “collaboration” really that beneficial? Does it yield the highest number of ideas or the best quality ideas? Most commonly, no.

    Collaboration truly succeeds when approached with constraints that allow the right people to get together at the right time. One constraint may include ensuring participants have varied skillsets. Another may include requiring participants to bring ideas into the brainstorm rather than using the time for ideation alone.

    Constraints provide a valuable framework for collaboration, and shouldn’t be ignored or broken-down. Welcome them and watch your productivity skyrocket.


    Tae Won Ha, “Don’t Believe Your Ideas, Prove Them!”
    The Lean Startup methodology instructs us to validate our ideas and not blindly believe them. As Tim O’Reilly says, “The Lean Startup isn’t just about how to create a more successful entrepreneurial business… it’s about what we can learn from those businesses to improve virtually everything we do…(these) principles can be applied to government programs, to healthcare, and to solving the world’s great problems. It’s ultimately an answer to the question ‘How can we learn more quickly what works, and discard what doesn’t?”


    Spiros Martzoukos, “Picking up the Right Stones”
    One of the greatest fears when starting a new endeavour, whether that is a new product or a change within an organisation, is that either it will not be perfect or we don’t have the right tools to start with.

    As it will become apparent through the course of the workshops, it is not the start (incepted in the form of an idea) or in the end (shaped in the form of a product) where innovation happens, but in between — the work. And while the abundance of sophisticated tools, free or cheap, is enabling us to accelerate our productivity it can also become overwhelming.

    This is where the role of the workshops comes in. We will work together on trying to find the right stones for you soup, whether that is a blog or a marketplace platform, and help you turn the fire up.


    Oliver Hanff, “Understanding Future Needs”
    Attention is the currency before any purchase is made. To keep people interested and lure them away from their current way of getting things done, being entertained or represent their believes, companies have to strike up a faster pace. Weaving a tight net of orchestrated service touch points will make people stick to new or upgraded offerings. To do so understanding people and their needs is key.

  • 10:00 – 12:00
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Workshop 1: Collaboration Practices

    Expert: Shay Howe
    We are born collaborators. As children we’re taught to share our toys, take turns on the playground, and, perhaps most powerful, use our imagination. These fundamental skills transcend from the playground to the classroom, and later into the workplace. Over time, though, we lose the spark once had on the playground. Innovation comes at the cost of time and frustration, and workplace collaboration becomes unproductive. It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, be this way…» read more

  • 12:00 – 13:00

    Lunch

    Complimentary lunch with fellow participants and experts.

  • 13:00 – 15:00
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Workshop 2: Mapping Service

    Expert: Oliver Hanff
    Taking a detailed look at all the steps and touchpoints that are part of a service experience makes it easy to identify pain points, problems, and issues in the journey. Once identified, these can be isolated and eliminated, or fixed to take friction out of the process. It is also easy to identify points of satisfaction; these can be extended or replicated to provide a more positive service experience…» read more

  • 15:00 – 15:15
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Break

    Coffee and snacks.

  • 15:15 – 17:15
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Workshop 3: Be Truly Agile

    Expert: Tae Won Ha
    You have this grand idea which could change the world. The question now is how to bring your idea into life. You can do it traditionally by perfectly planning every detail upfront. The planning surely will take longer than planned, not to mention its implementation. Even when you’re done after few years, there’ll be no more customers because they are already using competitors’ products or your idea is then not up-to-date anymore. Or you can approach the problem in a piecemeal and agile fashion together with the customers…» read more

Day Four // Workshops Sat., Oct 25, 2014

  • 08:30

    Breakfast

    Day two of workshops at Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena.
    Coffee and danishes served. Meet fellow attendees.

  • 09:00 – 11:00
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Workshop 4: Technology Platforms and Design

    Expert: Spiros Martzoukos
    There is no universal answer to “what programming language should I use?” and “how should my site look?” but the true answer is actually quite simple: don’t reinvent the wheel. It might sound as a paradox for an innovation platform but it is crucial to move all the unneeded distractions off the road so that you can focus on the things that matter.

  • 11:00 – 12:00
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Innovation Toolkit

    Development and customization of individual and team Toolkits.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

    Lunch

    Complimentary lunch with fellow participants and experts.

  • 13:00 – 15:30
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Innovation Toolkit and Presentations

    Continuation of the customization of each teams’ innovation toolkit. Teams present their toolkit and organizational change plan.

  • 15:30 – 17:30
    Betahaus – 4th Floor Arena

    Team Presentations

    Each team delivers short presentations of their innovation plan. Feedback provided by participants to help improve delivery and plan content.

Day Four // Sessions: Sat., Oct 25, 2014

Workshop Leaders

Shay Howe

As a designer and user interface engineer, Shay Howe has a passion for solving problems while building creative and intuitive products, and he specializes in user interface design and development…more
 
 
 

Tae Won Ha

Tae Won Ha moved to Germany from South Korea when he was 14 years old. After finishing his doctorate in Physics, he joined TNG Technology Consulting where he is currently a senior consultant…more

 
 
 

Spiros Martzoukos

Spiros is an experienced professional in the creation of scalable and sustainable digital product. He is currently working as a web developer in Edenspiekermann, Berlin, and as such he designs websites. His mission is to bring down the silos between designers and developers, thinkers and implementers, creatives and functionalists…more

 

Oliver Hanff

A designer by conviction, Oliver makes digital services tangible from opportunity to delivery. In his function as Service Design Lead at Fjord, he leads multi-disciplinary teams of designers, researchers and developers. His core objective is to gather a holistic view on the task at hand to focus on core aspects of the service….more

 

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Directions to Venues

WebVisions is held at Betahaus (Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin) on the 4th floor. The Internet of Things Lab is held at hub:raum Berlin (Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin). It’s a 25 minute ride on the U1 (Ubahn) from Nollendorfplatz (hub:raum) to Kottbusser Tor (Betahaus).


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