Conference Committee


Conference Co-Chairs


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Julian Birkinshaw

...is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Deloitte Institute at the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences, and...
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Bettina Büchel

...has been Professor of Strategy and Organization at IMD since 2000. She is member of IMD’s President’s Council. Her current research topics include strategy implementation, new business development, strategic alliances ...
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Albrecht Enders

...is Professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD. Prior to joining IMD, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Nuremberg in Germany and as a consultant for the Boston...
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Markus Nordberg

... has a degree both in Physics and in Business Administration and is the Resources Coordinator of the ATLAS project at CERN, Switzerland, where his responsibilities include budget planning, reporting and resources...
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Timo Santalainen

...career concept is a combination of academia, business and consulting. His previous academic positions include professorships at Thunderbird ...
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Conference Theme Track Chairs


Theme A: Business Models of Expert Organizations picture of Christoph Zott
Christoph Zott

...is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at IESE Business School in Barcelona, where he is also the Director of the MRM and Ph.D. Programs. His current research and teaching interests center on business model innovation, design thinking, entrepreneurial leadership, and private equity...
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Theme B: Driving Innovation Ecosystems picture of Christopher Tucci
Christopher Tucci

... is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation...
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Theme C: Large Scale Practice Implementations picture of Gabriel Szulanski
Gabriel Szulanski

...is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD Singapore, where he is currently the area chair. His research focuses on the exploitation of knowledge assets, such as the transfer of best practices, and on the making of strategy...
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Theme D: Innovative Management Practices: Taking Big Leaps picture of Julian Birkinshaw
Julian Birkinshaw

...is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Deloitte Institute at the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences, and...
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Advisory Board


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Ram Baliga

... is the John B. McKinnon Professor of Management in the Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University. Dr. Baliga teaches in the areas of Strategic Management, Strategic...
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Sergio Bertolucci

Sergio Bertolucci serves as Director for Research and Scientific Computing at CERN. Before his time at CERN, he...
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Bala Chakravarthy

...is Professor of Strategy and International Management and holds the Shell Chair in Sustainable Business Growth at IMD, Switzerland...
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Paulo N Figueiredo

...is professor of innovation management in emerging economies at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil. He holds a PhD in technology and innovation management from...
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Gilbert Probst

... is Managing Director, Leadership Office and Academic Affairs, and Dean of the Global Leadership Fellows Program at the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM. He is also a full professor for organizational behavior and management and Co-director of the Executive-MBA program...
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Liisa Valikangas

... is Professor of Innovation Management at Helsinki School of Economics. Previously, she was Research Director of the Woodside Institute in California—a professional research organization ...
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Additional Advisory Board Members


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Agusti Canals

...is professor of Corporate Strategy at the ESADE Business School and professor of Knowledge Management at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, where he also leads the KIMO Research Group on Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations. He is also...
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Martin Reeves

... is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in BCG's New York office and a senior member of the healthcare practice. He also leads The Strategy Institute, BCG’s vehicle for translating ideas from beyond the world of business ...
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Proposal Competition Chair

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Richard Whittington

... is Professor of Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School and Millman Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, the University...
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