EM-U #70: From high-tech to real added value - how to continuously gain insights to better sell your product

IdeaSquare (CERN)



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You may have understood it already, the solution to this is asking why, over and over again, in order to improve your value proposition. It seems quite obvious. But while you quite easily can assume what your value proposition will be, it can take months - even years - before you truly understand what matters to a customer. 

Han Dols, from CERN KT, will give you some real life cases from his own experience to demonstrate how the 'real added value' often is not obvious at all and how your sales pitch often turns out to be wrong, especially when bringing new innovative applications to the market .

Han Dols, Knowledge Transfer Officer in the CERN Knowledge Transfer group, has currently the responsibility for business development and building industrial partnerships at CERN. He started his career working in industry in 1994, and has since then gained deep experience in leading and developing technology projects in tight collaboration with partners and customers. Among other things, Han has worked 15 years at DSM, a global company in the material and life science industry, leading strategic marketing planning for various industrial segments. Fun fact 1: Although he has worked in industry for the most part of his career, Han actually studied physics. Fun fact 2: Han also has a very interesting startup.

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