Thierry Dagaeff
Consultant en Innovation
Suisse, France, US, Inde
Domaine d'expertise: 
Modèles d’affaires
Technologies numériques
Innovation
Thierry
Dagaeff
Consultant en Innovation
Suisse, France, US, Inde
Domaine d'expertise: 
Modèles d’affaires
Technologies numériques
Innovation
Description professionnelle: 

I am a consultant in the effectuation of innovation: together, we make innovation happen in your enterprise so that you avoid pitfalls and save your resources.

It is all about dealing with uncertainty and replacing frozen project management with ways of dynamically tackling hazard and opportunities. Common pitfalls along the innovation journey range from over-planning your trip to relying on unvalidated believes about the market. The perils you may face include a disconnection with your vision, a lack of an actionable strategy, the risk to waste material and financial resources into dead-ends, and especially the danger of demotivating and losing your collaborators.

Nowadays, the employee just as the user, or client, is looking for sense. Rewarding innovation is then about successfully delivering intangible assets to both consumers and collaborators: value, meaning, sustainability, happiness... This becomes the only way to increase your human and social capital with your economic capital. With these goals in mind, I help you unleash your creativity in order to look for new and meaningful product ideas. Together, we then harmonize your product ideas, your go-to-market (including market studies and user integration), your operations (organization and development steps), and your team in an holistic way along the innovative project.

My career led me from a PhD in theoretical physics, and the pleasure to deal with complex problems, to the management of innovation for a big company, with the same passion for the discovery of hidden sense and the fructification of new paradigms. My more recent activity with startups as a business angel and as a coach makes me closer to this very dynamic, exploratory and courageous entrepreneurial spirit. This inspires my accompaniment of enterprises by tapping into the startup toolbox and mindset.

My practice includes:

  • Design Thinking methodologies, which are based on empathy and thus connect your projects with the reality of human and social needs
  • Lean Startup processes, in order to deal with uncertainty in an iterative way that makes you learn about your target world, adapt your strategy, and evolve your consciousness
  • All related tools like the Value Proposition Canvas, the Business Model Canvas, User integration tools, etc.
  • Role-based and collaborative management to include necessary stakeholders and develop a story of the product development that reflects its value
  • Intérêts Praneo: 
    Méditation
    Philosophie
    Durabilité
    Pratique personnelle: 

    I am a beginner in meditation. It just happened to me in August 2015 as my way of thinking and my way of feeling converged more deeply than ever. I felt that "thing" I considered as esoteric irrational and certainly out of my reach was just there, in front of me and in my body. I suppose this was the fruit of a first involuntary meditation...

    Since then, my daily practice makes me closer to... myself. This irruption of a deepest self in my life helps me greatly reconsidering things, which is just what we need to innovate, especially to innovate beyond technology, in a way that makes sense for the human beings.

    I see also this as a new area in my multidisciplinary approach of everything. As a catalyst of multidisciplinarity, I propose to translate worlds of experts so they meet for the best. An open consciousness and understanding of our commonality as well as of our difference is a key to that.