Executive Masterclass: Lead with the Silicon Valley Mindset, 14th May, Dublin

A small intimate masterclass with the internationally acclaimed Stefan Lindegaard. 
Exclusively for senior executives and business leaders of IRDG member companies.

As a global thought leader on leadership in general and corporate innovation management in particular, Stefan Lindegaard travels around the world to interact with executives and corporate innovation teams who want to take their innovation capabilities and efforts to the next level.  We are thrilled to be bringing him to Dublin in May, and to offer our members the opportunity of his unique experience and global perspective.

Lead with the Silicon Valley Mindset – An Executive Masterclass with Stefan Lindegaard

As an executive, one of your main objectives is to drive growth. Most leaders today are finding that to be a major challenge because our world is changing so fast.

And yet, many companies in Silicon Valley are flourishing despite the pressure. The key to their success is a novel approach to business that Stefan call’s the Silicon Valley Mindset.

This mindset is rooted in one word: impact. By leveraging new technologies, talent, strong ecosystems, agile leadership, and ingenious approaches to business, Silicon Valley impacts entire industries in ways that shape the world. For a company to thrive – or even survive – in the next decade, its leaders will need to understand the Silicon Valley mindset and be able to put it to work.

This is an exclusive masterclass for corporate executives with inspiring and teaching practical examples on what a leadership team should do in the context of corporate innovation and the impact of digitalization and new technologies.

This is what Stefan will cover:

# Make your company better at innovation
An introduction to the elements of innovation and a suggestion for what a roadmap for better innovation in your company could look like.

# Know the technology roadmap (work and career)
You need to know about the technologies that will impact your current work as well as your career. We set the course for you to catch up and develop some simple ways for you to stay on top in the coming years.

# Know yourself and your network
An exercise to better understand your network and how you work and learn through it. We identify ways to improve this and we take the first steps for building a networking strategy for yourself and your team.

# Barriers, obstacles, drivers – and root causes
What are the barriers and obstacles for innovation? What are the drivers? More important, we identity root causes for barriers and obstacles and discuss what can be done about this.

# Establish your core team
How do you establish the core team that will get stuff done for you? This is not a talk, talk committee, but a team that removes obstacles and deliver real impact. An exercise fuels new ideas and approaches on how to further develop the team and prepare it for your journey ahead.

# Start reverse mentoring
We identify mentors for you who can help you develop an even better mindset and toolbox for a world that is already digital.

Executive Masterclass Details

The exclusive Executive Masterclass will take place at the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport. 

  • Morning Event:  8.30 – 12.30 (including lunch)

It is designed as a small intimate masterclass specifically for those who hold executive and leadership positions within IRDG member companies. 

An accommodation rate of €170 B&B is available at the hotel until 19th April 2019 for anyone attending the workshop (limited to 10 rooms).  Thereafter the going rates apply.  Please contact Reservations on 01-8446000 and mention the IRDG event. 

About Stefan Lindegaard

Chief Thought Leader – corporate transformation, digitalisation & innovation management

His focus on corporate transformation and innovation management based on leadership, the work force and organizational structures has propelled him into being a trusted source of inspiration to many large corporations, government organizations and smaller companies. He believes business today requires an open and global perspective and he has given talks and worked with companies in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

In his role as a strategic advisor and coach, Stefan Lindegaard provides external perspectives and practical advice for executives and corporate transformation and innovation teams. He is a widely respected writer and he has written several books including The Open Innovation Revolution published globally. You can follow his work on LinkedIn Pulse.


As a member’s only event, please refer to the booking code in the email invitation received to reveal your tickets to book.  When you know your code, please click on the link below to visit the booking window. 

Places are limited so early booking is advised.  Any queries can be directed to Mary.Byrne@irdg.ie / 087-6501215.