Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential strategy and innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur, and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started.
Ranked No. 4 of the top 50 management thinkers worldwide, Osterwalder is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual models. Together with Yves Pigneur, he invented the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map – practical tools that are trusted by millions of business practitioners from leading global companies including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, MasterCard, Sony, Fujitsu, 3M, Intel, Roche, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more.
Strategyzer, the company Osterwalder co-founded in 2010, is an innovation powerhouse, providing online courses, applications, and technology-enabled services to help organizations effectively and systematically manage strategy, growth, and transformation. Osterwalder’s books include the international bestseller Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want and Testing Business Ideas, and his forthcoming book for senior leaders, The Invincible Company, to be published in spring 2020.
He holds the Strategy Award from Thinkers50 and the European Union’s inaugural Innovation Luminary Award. In 2019, Osterwalder chaired the prestigious Drucker Forum, the premier annual business management conference.
A frequent and popular keynote speaker, Osterwalder travels the world discussing his ideas and strategies at Fortune 500 companies, premiere innovation conferences, and leading universities. He holds a doctorate from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a founding member of The Constellation, a global not-for-profit organization connecting local responses to global issues around the world.
In this hands-on and practical session, Alex Osterwalder and Tendayi Viki show how they coach business leaders to make decisions in a world of uncertainty. They outline how managing an existing business and inventing or exploring new ones are fundamentally different. In an uncertain world, leaders need to design the conditions for the best ideas and projects to emerge. Alex and Tendayi introduce a series of fundamental underlying conditions leaders need to put in place and explain a variety of tools and processes to manage in a context of uncertainty.
In this hands-on and practical session, Alex Osterwalder explains how leaders can establish a growth and transformation culture. He highlights what coaches need to be aware of when it comes to guiding leaders through a transformation from an outdated or disrupted business model to a new one. Alex will explain how the Portfolio Map can help leaders and their organizations visualize their existing portfolio of businesses and de-risk their initiatives around new opportunities.
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