Jul 23

GTO Business Talk: Innovation- Against All Odds

The German Trade Office Taipei would like to invite you to join us on an exciting evening with insights into the way we deal with innovation and the problems as well as opportunities it entails



Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
18:30 - 21:30 (Registration 18:00 - 18:30)


German Trade Office Taipei
International Trade Bldg.,19F-9 No. 333, Keelung Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei

Price & Language:

400NTD per Person (including VAT & catering)
Language: English


Automatization and AI are rapidly changing business reality and the way we work – globally. The shift in business models form classical production oriented ones to service-platform oriented ecosystems leads to an ever increasing transformation of everything we used to know.

How do businesses and society prepare themselves for this unknown future and remain actively in control? What is the key steward to a more humane life in this computational age?

Our fate to innovate must outsmart our nature of self-destruction. This can only happen through our capacity to innovate. Seize the opportunity and let Karel J. Golta take you on a journey in to the darkest history of human driven innovation and gives an outlook into the future as well as specific how-to’s for businesses to overcome the innovators dilemma.


Karel J. Golta


Founder and CEO of INDEED Innovation, TOI - Tools of Innovators, and Simplexion

Innovations need to be human centered, and this is something only design can do - that is not to be argued with Karel J. Golta. Unlike many other topics, the founder and CEO of three companies – INDEED Innovation, TOI - Tools of Innovators, and Simplexion – loves to discuss, to provoke and to put the finger into wounds which no one previously suspected that they exist.

As a speaker at international events, as a board member of "Life Science Nord", as lecturer at the Steinbeis University in Berlin as well as columnist and author, but above all in his attitude as an entrepreneur, Karel J. Golta provokes and inspires executives as well as students to new thoughts. It is important to him that design is perceived as creation of value and not as creation of objects. And even more so he wants to convey to his listeners and readers the idea that design plays an important role wherever you want to change something.

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