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Europe`s most interactive and creative conference on Organisation Design!

October 19th to 20th, Budapest, Hungary

Pre-Conference Workshops – October 18th

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JACK DU ROSE, CEO of Colony | Colony – a platform for open organisations, built on the Ethereum Blockchain

Jack du Rose is CEO of Colony: a platform for open organisations which seeks to enable new forms of decentralised organisations. A former artist in diamonds, most well known for designing Damien Hirst’s $100m diamond skull “For the Love of God”, Jack abandoned the luxury industry after becoming fascinated by the potential for social transformation…

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KAREL FOLTYN, Amazon | Global Connectivity – How digitalization and global connectivity changed the way diverse teams work together

Results oriented senior leader with a solid track record of delivering results in the area of talent management, complex change delivery, leadership development, organizational effectiveness and morale through focusing on capacity, capability and culture together with building strong trust and authenticity. Currently Karel is in the role of Head of HR in Midland EU region…

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. KIM LARSEN, Magyar Telekom | The Age Of Artificial Intelligence – Creating a sustainable AI and human ecosystems

Dr. Kim Larsen has more than 16 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, with national, as well as international senior management roles. Currently, he is the CTIO in Magyar Telekom, Hungary’s market leading telco operator. Previously he worked for Deutsche Telekom as Senior Vice President of Technology Economics & Transformation reporting directly to the…

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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS: #connectivity | #platforms | #digitalization

Solution-focused work through real case studies 1. #Connectivity – Learn and share about changing connectivity and agile organisations in the era of digitalization. Andras Vicsek will be facilitating this session. Andras, Co-Founder of Maven7, is a researcher, a management consultant and a trainer specialized in organizational and social network analysis with a solid background in…

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Panel Discussion: Ecosystems And The Challenges Of Cooperation!

Interactive Panel Discussion between HR & business leaders and internal & external consultants Have you ever wondered how our ecosystems influence why some OD projects are easy and others feel like „mission impossible”? For successful change good cooperation among HR, business, internal and external OD consultants is a must but these partnerships are not always…

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Deep Democracy Stakeholder Improvisation Exercise

Deep Democracy is the philosophical basis of the Process Work and Worldwork Paradigm, (developed by Arny Mindell) and has had an enormous impact in many areas over the last twenty years. The concept is now being used by many scientists, social activists, politicians, transpersonal psychologists, and organizational development communities. In organisational change, Deep Democracy can…

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At the #EODF18’s open space slots, everyone will be able to propose and lead sessions aligned with the conference topics and hot subjects that concern us – not just a few speakers invited to do so. Also, sessions in any language can be proposed: While English will be the primary conference language, sessions in any…

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The theme for our 2018 EODF annual conference is Designing for Business Ecosystems. With this topic, we would like to open our perspectives on Organisations and see them in their interactions and connections with their closer and wider circle of Customers and Partners. We invite you to bring your cases, be it solved or currently in progress of transformation, so we can explore together what we mean by Business Ecosystems and how we can best support them with knowledge and experience of Europe’s 100 top managers, HR Business partners and internal and external consultants of the field. All industries are fast changing due to the digital revolution and the real market differentiator can be the speed your company gets into making the most of its advantages.

There are three #subtopics. We are curious to discover how the changing nature of #connectivity, as technology is unbounding and reconnecting players, has an effect on work and creates new possibilities for Business Ecosystems to thrive, how #digitalisation and automation create a sustainable human and AI Ecosystem, and how #platforms simultaneously enable and support Ecosystems.

You can learn from and get inspired by a selected number of Keynote speakers while they share their journey, struggles and successes on the road of this transformation. We will create learning opportunities, where you can discuss more in depth the way others changed their mindsets and everyday routines to step into and harvest the opportunities the digitalised world offers us. As a tradition, a large part of our conference is Open Space – where you can post your current issues, questions and have a group of experienced and highly professional people with a diverse background work on the solutions.

Bring your thoughts, questions, cases, doubts and let’s have a great conference again!

Elvira Kalmar, The EODF 18 Conference Dean







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Our mission is to build and advance the community, practice, and strategic role of Organisation Design since 2010. We rotate our conference each year to a new EU country to build membership and generate interest in the topic.

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18th of October

Since 2015, we offer learning programs as a pre-conference opportunity to explore one topic in depth, with a leader in the field of Organisation Design. Choose the workshop which suits best your learning needs:

1. Seeing, Thinking, Doing Organisation Design With Focus On Digital Transformation

delivered by EODF Board members, Julia Flower and Mark LaScola

2. Exploring The Design Of Contextual Platform Strategies

delivered by Eugenio Battaglia and Cristobal Gracia

3. Design for Ecosystems

delivered by Alastair Mitchell-Baker and Stelio Verzera

Become the Sponsor/the Exhibitor of an Innovative and Enlightening Conference!

Bring Your Product!
Do you have a product that you’d like to advertise? This is the way to do it. Create your own sponsorship package to meet specific marketing goals with hands-on assistance from our team.
Choose from demo corner, live streaming, case studies, video interviews or just use the coffee time to introduce yourself.
Let’s get in touch! info@eodf.eu

Support the annual EODF Conference! This is an ideal way to demonstrate your company’s commitment to the field of organisation design.

You can help the organising team

The European Organisation Design Forum needs your help in planning and delivering its 2018 Conference scheduled for 19-20th October in Budapest, Hungary. We are a not for profit organisation and we want to keep it this way. Therefore we are in need of support from our community. If you are willing to offer your support in any way, in any area that interests you, please contact Ana, our administrator, at info@eodf.eu.

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Budapest, the capital of Hungary, can be a sweet surprise for any traveller. Many of us know about the beautiful Danube river, the fabulous architecture, the World Heritage Buda Castle, which by the way is only 10 minutes walk from our venue.
But Budapest can offer so much more! Get panoramic views from the city centre (the Budapest Eye) or from the hills of Buda (the Zugliget Chairlift)! New and upcoming art galleries and design stores, baths and spas, ruin pubs, room escapes, flea markets, natural caves, and of course there is the food. You MUST try the food!


The Magyar Telekom in Hungary is graciously hosting our conference at their facilities in Budapest.
Address: Telekom Headquarters, Budapest, Krisztina krt. 55, 1013 Hungary


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Our annual conference moves around Europe to places where there is a thirst for knowledge about the field of organisation design combined with the energy of a local organising team. By using these criteria, our conference has now been to the UK, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Germany. And this year we have landed in Hungary. If you have ideas about where to go next, do get in touch!

Elvira Kalmar
Conference Dean


Eszter Nagy
Project Manager


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Thomas Doering
EODF Board Representative & Conference Design


Ana-Maria Cocean
Key Person to Success


Gabriella Csoknyai-Horvath
Communication Lead


Sylvia Pietzko
Graphic Designer


Katalin Angyal
Event Venue & Logistics


Hajni Sagodi
Conference Design


Zsofi Gyori
Participant Experience


Jodie Goulden
Proofreading and stylistic editing

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Justine Smith
Proofreading and stylistic editing

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Paul Tolchinsky
Proofreading and stylistic editing

United States of America

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