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Thinking Txoko

Thinking Txoko >>>

The Thinking-Txoko is an innovative alternative space at the  ICOT 2015 . 

The  will be situated in the main hall of the conference and it will gather different speakers and professionals to discuss certain themes of the conference.

By being in an open space there will be more freedom and opportunities to interact, listen, ask and debate for the attendees. 


During the days of ICOT2015 we will open a "TänkBar" (a venue with thinking on the menu) in connection to interesting lectures and sessions.

In a tasty and visual environment between keynote and featured sessions , we want to help the participants to reflect on what they just have heard in presentations or experienced during workshops.

During coffee breaks and lunches, we will therefore "enhance" the usual café and restaurant environment with various visual aids and tangible thinking tools to help participants to think together while eating or taking a coffee."

50 person per session permited.

Cost: FREE

Language: English

See pdf >>> for more information.

Schedule of the presenters that we follow up in TänkBar:






At a glance:
• 2 days dedicated to thought and the business world: 2nd and 3rd July.
• With keynotes from Edward de Bono, Jeff Clanon and Brendan Spillane.
• 4 topical issues: Circular Economy, Talent, Networks and Leadership.
• 3 interdisciplinary lines: New business models, transformation of businesses and skills required to work in organisations of the 21st century.
• 2 perspectives: Start-ups and traditional businesses.
+ Bonus track: 16 presentations and roundtable on cooperativism


Edward de Bono in discussion with David Perkins

Jeff Clannon:
Keynote: "Stance and the Practice of Leadership"

Brendan Spillane:
Keynote: "Cultural Acumen: leading a team of leaders"
Workshop: "Speaking with impact"


Circular economy is a generic term that refers to an economy that is restorative either because of its design or by intention. That is, it aspires not to generate waste, eliminating that which can not be prevented. The thought behind Circular Economy is the result of a development that has its root in several schools of thought: Cradle to Cradle, Biomimicry, Blue Economy, etc. Overcoming the excessively environmental or sustainable approach, Circular Economy poses a transformation towards a completely new model of industrial, economic and social organisation.

The "Circular Economy" block will present the latest trends in this field and will discuss about the importance of accelerating the transition to this new economic model that not only aspires to increase the efficiency, but represents a genuine transformative change.


There is a common element in all successful businesses: they work with the best talent. However, the journey to reach this point is full of challenges. Where to find professionals specialising in emerging sectors? Is the educational curriculum being adapted to the needs of the labour market? How to attract and retain the youngest talent? How does a company manage the aspirations of Millennial workers? Are there options to be an entrepreneur within an organisation of the 20th century?

Moreover, if we look at young entrepreneurs, we can see how they are developing a new business culture more linked to their identity and values than to the creativity that they develop. We find young talents who want to teamwork, they long for more horizontal organisations, they are creative and innovative, they are driven by passion and declare themselves as to be constantly learning.


Networking is another way people have of working together, inside or outside the organisations; it is a way of organising, of acting, of sharing the information, of working as a single cohesive team, etc. Networking is a deep transformation of the company's culture.

We will see real practical cases of networking at an international level between different collectives: Women, young people, entrepreneurs, etc., but most of all, we will learn the challenges, opportunities and outcomes of networking firsthand.


The expert Peter Facione will talk about the importance of critical thought in companies. The leaders with this skill take advantage of the opportunities through effective decision-making, discover opportunities where others can't, encourage collaborative learning and lead the team efficiently.

Carmen Bieger, Executive Director of Fundación Atresmedia, and member of the ranking list "Top 100 Women´s Leadership from Spain" 2013, will approach us to the vision of women´s talent in the Third Sector. We will also have the opportunity to know other effective leadership experience: One learning community directed under business scenarios.


Through the Business Presentations, we will get to know the outcome of investigations, experiences and new approaches from businessmen and investigators in the management field firsthand.

Intelligent organisations, the design of thought, how to structure the imagination, innovative business models, leadership in sustainability, entrepreneurship and skills for labour in the 21st century shall be some of the topics of the 16 presentations at ICOT 2015 Bilbao.

A meeting point and forum for exchange for people interested in the increasing relevance of critical and creative thought in the area of business management.

round table


Business speakers

jeff-clanon Jeff Clanon is a Founding Partner of Systems Perspectives LLC and also a founding consultant member and former Director of Partnership Development for...
jorge-martinez Jorge was born in Logroño on 13 July 1981. He was appointed in 2008 and 2009, best young creative in Spain. He has more than 30 national and...
iñigo-marquina-zarragaA founding member of Evocalia, Iñigo´s professional focus is the development of managers and teams and the facilitation of the change process in...
josé-maría-luzarragaJose Mª is a professor at Mondragón University and co-founder of the international network of entrepreneurs Mondragon Team Academy (MTA). He has a...
guido-braamIn 2012, Guido Braam decided to put all his energy and focus on the transition towards the circular economy. As the executive director of the action...
carmen-biegerCarmen Bieger holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid and has completed Executive Development Programas in 'Management Development' at...
shahin-rahimifard Shahin Rahimifard is a Professor of Sustainable Engineering in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough...
ken-websterKen Webster is the Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Key qualifications: Ken has a background in education on economics and...
anastasia-kalininaAnastasia Kalinina is an Associate Director of the Global Shapers Community. Global Shapers Community is a network of over 400 city-based Hubs around the...
mikel-aguirregabiriaMikel is a theoretical physicist, with advanced studies in Industrial Engineering and Computing, as well as being an expert and having a Masters in...
pilar-kaltzadaPilar Kaltzada, Periodista y Comunicadora, especializada en comunicación estrategia y acompañamiento digital a organizaciones y profesionales. Asesora y...
peter-facione Dr. Peter Facione is a principal at Measured Reasons LLC, a Los Angeles based research and consulting firm supporting excellence in strategic thinking...
alberto-medranoAlberto is the Founder and Director of the ´Red de los Seres Humanos´, a social movement born in Bilbao whose mission is to humanise the World, and...
julio-usandizagaEmprendedor en serie, inquieto y soñador.Presidente de la Asociación Internet Euskadi.CEO & Fundador de Comprar Aceite de Oliva, de Comunica720, Socio...
lorena-fernándezLorena Fernandez (@loretahur) has a degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Information Security. Currently, she is the Director of Digital...
erik-thorstenssonErik Thorstensson is a true product developer. Being part of many creative collectives in Sweden, and doing guest lecturers at MIT & Berkeley, as well...
erik-bergelinErik Bergelin is the ex-McKinsey&Company consultant and entrepreneur who wanted to build something big from scratch, but didn't have the idea. After...
jorge-garcía-morenoHa sido Coordinador Alumni IE Business School Bilbao, Co-organizador de Financial Congress Digital Meeting y TEDxBilbao licensee (2010: Imagine Education;...
saioa-arandoShe is the Coordinator of the area of knowledge "in cooperation People: leadership and ownership" of Enpresagintza , and also the scientific coordinator...
koldo-saratxaga Koldo Saratxaga was born in Sopuerta (Vizcaya) in 1947. He is a Technical Engineer and possesses two Master degrees from the University of Deusto and...
mondragon-universityResearch development is one of the mainstays of the educational system at MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA. For this reason, we have brought together a solid...
itziar-segovia Director of innovation and development at Debolan consultancy. She has a degree in Psychopedagogy from Deusto University, a Master in Human...
bill-martin Bill Martin is Managing Director of Bill Martin and Associates, a U.S.-based company, which facilitates change and the growth of leadership capacity...
edward-de-bono Born in Malta, Dr. Edward de Bono received his initial education at St Edward's College, Malta, and the Royal University of Malta, where he obtained a...
brendan-spillane Brendan Spillane is an acclaimed Australian educator, speaker and coach. He is an internationally accredited Executive Coach and works in a coaching...
gloria-lorenzoBorn in Madrid, Gloria Lorenzo graduated as a Computer Engineer at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She developed most of her professional career...

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