Priszcilla Várnagy

Guest Speaker

Corporate Innovation

Areas of Expertise

Wellness  •  Leadership  •  Human Potential  •  Facilitator  •  Exponential Organizations  •  Entrepreneurship  •  Disruption  •  Design Thinking  •  Crowdsourcing  •  Corporate Innovation

About Priszcilla

Pris is the founder and CEO of Be-novative, a Design Thinking process management platform that helps organizations surface the most important problems and opportunities to solve on any level of an organization and remotely engage the employees or their larger community in solving these creative problems together by sharing and evaluating disruptive ideas, then validating the most tangible solutions through collective intelligence, AI and machine learning to drive outstanding results that wouldn’t be possible alone.

Pris is the winner of Singularity University’s first Global Impact Competition in the CEE region in 2012, The Next Web’s Innovation Challenge, TechMatch Europe Silicon Valley and Morgan Stanley CTO Summits. As an entrepreneur, she was recognized by Forbes 30under30.

Pris graduated as a psychologist in 2009 from the University of Budapest and University of Copenhagen. She researched for 8 years how to enhance both individual and group creativity, and how to boost the innovation skills of both individuals and large organizations. She wrote several articles about the future of education and why collective creativity will strengthen our self-esteem and how it drives a happier and higher quality life.

Pris is also a graduate of Singularity University where she directly learned Design Thinking from IDEO and Stanford D School, and lean startup methods from Eric Ries and the Lean Startup Machine. Be-novative is an SU Labs company, that is also backed by as a shareholder and Microsoft and Spencer Stewart as strategic partners.

Pris received 500,000 EUR grant from the European Commission in 2010 to implement her Open Innovation project and teach her innovation courses in 8 countries in Europe.

She has supported the OECD to involve thousands of people in designing more inclusive societies.

Pris is not only responsible for the vision, strategic planning and business development in Be-novative, but she uses design thinking to plan and prioritize Be-novative’s new features based on customer needs and designs its collective intelligence algorithm to measure the impact of innovation and surface breakthroughs.

The Road to Everyday Innovation

How to Boost Creativity in Your Team with 'Random Words'

Creativity that transforms (in Hungarian)

How to facilitate and engage people in a remote workshop

Speaking Topics

  • Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship in the era of exponential growth: How to validate, accelerate and implement ideas? ( workshop / talk)

    Many companies say, they don’t have problems with finding ideas. They have problems with the acceleration and implementation of ideas. And the reason is because they expect the solution to come from the idea instead of from the question. 99% of startups fail because they come up with the solution first, and not the question on how to create most value for the target group. They spend too much time on perfecting a solution that no one has ever seen or validated. The solution is to reflect on the Innovators’ DNA: empower people to spend more time on the discovery phase of problems — ask important questions and identify challenges on an everyday basis. And these design-infused companies, like Pixar, NEST, Apple, Amazon or Airbnb are the exponential organizations we all follow for innovation best practices.

  • How to disrupt any industry through Collective Intelligence and Collective Creativity? (workshop / talk)

    Collective Intelligence is the new of way of combining human and machine intelligence to solve problems. Collective Creativity has played a significant part in why Pixar and Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies has become so successful in the past years. Designing intelligent real-life human decision making and creative problem solving systems will be the key for our growth (like city-planning, service design, business intelligence, disruptive innovation strategy). Collective creativity techniques help any teams find the most efficient creative solution to any problem while involving everyone in the creative thinking process from planning to implementation. Priszcilla Varnagy, CEO of Be-novative shares success stories from both Fortune500 companies and disruptive startups globally. Will it completely change the way we make decisions and how will industries be disrupted?

  • How to reach human potentials in the world of exponential growth? (workshop / talk)

    How can collaborative creative projects strengthen our self-esteem? How does a stabile self-esteem ultimately drive a happier and higher quality life where we can discover our ultimate purpose on Earth and beyond?
    Pris graduated as a psychologist in 2009 from the University of Budapest and University of Copenhagen. She researched for 8 years how to enhance both individual and group creativity, and how to boost the innovation skills and wellbeing of both individuals and large groups. These traits she believes are the most important to shape the world the way we want to see it in the times of exponential growth. We can create maximum impact in a healthy body. And it is only us who can understand why we do the things we do, which ones we enjoy and how to multiply those together, to improve together.
    She uses positive psychological research and best practices from the happiest countries in the world that everyone can use to find creative projects they are passionate about, strengthen our self-esteem and increase our level of happiness on the globe.

  • Humanistic and innovative leadership: 5 best practices of innovative leaders to follow (workshop / talk)

    What do the most innovative leaders of the 21st-century practice every day we can learn from? How can any of us become a humanistic and innovative leader who brings out the best from their team members and prepares them to think exponentially? How to engage and align everyone to create an abundant mindset and establish a culture that makes creative problem solving and continuous innovation thrive?

  • The Innovators' DNA (workshop / talk)

    Whether a company has ten or hundred thousand employees, it has access to an untapped resource of unique, diverse and broad perspectives and insights that employees of these companies don’t share effectively. How to recognize and develop innovators in the enterprise? What skills, tools and cultural practices do anyone need to become an innovator? We will go through a crush-course of the Psychology of Innovation and analyze megatrends from Silicon Valley based on the Innovator’s DNA research results by Harvard professors Christiensen, Dyer, Gregersen on Fortune500’s most innovative companies of the world. What tools, cultural practices and innovative traits do they promote and what is in common in their leaders?
    The solution is to empower people to spend 50% more time on the discovery phase of problems — ask important questions, network, associate, experiment and identify challenges on an everyday basis.

  • The road to everyday innovation with Design Thinking (workshop / talk)

    Why is it difficult to get a critical mass of fresh, high-quality ideas out of your team? How can innovation and Design Thinking become an organic, continuous practice in your whole organization? Any company with a customer service has employees who make hundreds of observations each and every day, and generate new learnings, either consciously or sub-consciously. Exponential organizations don’t just design for customer experience. They also design their own journey towards creating maximum impact. This mindset of putting people in the center, understanding their feelings, thoughts, actions is what eventually will make us design meaningful and impactful solutions and make a difference in people’s lives. In an exponential organization everyone is empowered to use design thinking methods to redesign processes and influence the organizational strategy – they realize and get passionate about opportunities and create impact together. And this journey creating impact starts with you…. it starts with us.

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