Yann Hamon

Director, why-innovation!

With a PhD in Computer Sciences, Yann has 20 years of experience in System and Software Engineering and a strong expertise in Digital Innovation, Agile Adoption and Organizational Transformation.

Through his career, he has been involved in large software development projects and process improvement programs in Europe, Australia and Asia. As the Innovation Manager of Thales ATM, he led the rejuvenation program of the Air Traffic Management product line and initiated the technical and cultural migration of the Product & Development department. This program received the Australia and New Zealand innovation award in 2008.

In Asia for 10 years, Yann has been a consultant, providing coaching and strategic advises to enable and improve business agility and innovation. As a result of an MBO in 2014, he created why innovation! based on the vision that the emergence of digital technologies combined with the increasing place of the Y generation as customers and employees, create a critical innovation challenge for established large organizations. With offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, the company specializes in Agile Adoption, Product Innovation and Digital Enterprise.

Yann's Talk: Innovation and Agility: Isn't it two faces of the same (bit)coin?

This talk states the tight ties between innovation and agility. An effective innovation culture must be supported by a true Agile delivery capability. Reversely, building up an Agile organization is itself an innovation journey. It relies on a structured process that fosters the emergence of a specific way to collaborate within a unique eco-system.