Speakers and Chairs Bios

Platzhalter Speakers
Yves Doz

Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation and
Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management, INSEAD


Through his research, teaching and consulting over many years, Yves Doz has helped executives and their companies develop and implement effective strategies that transcend inherent tensions and contradictions: Global vs. local in multinational innovations, value capture vs. value creation in alliances and continuity vs. agility when facing external disruptions.

Among other corporates, he has helped Airbus (and its precursors Aerospatiale, DASA and British Aerospace), Avery Dennison, GSK, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, P&G, Teva, Timken, Toyota and Xerox navigate through these tensions. His work with the public sector recently included advising Finnish Parliament institute, SITRA, on developing strategically agile national governments and he teaches in a leadership development program for senior civil servants in Finland.

His academic peers elected him a Fellow of all three major Academic Societies in management, one of only four scholars worldwide to be bestowed such recognition. In addition to INSEAD, where he is the Solvay Chaired Professor in the management of technological innovation, and CEDEP, where he is a member of the Academic Committee, he has taught at Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business in the US and at leading business schools in Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Japan, and Korea. He received a doctorate “honoris causa” from Aalto University in Finland. His research and publications have won numerous awards, including the first CK Prahalad Scholar- Practitioner Award from the Strategic Management Society for bringing research findings to management practice and a Lifetime Distinguished Scholar award from the Academy of Management.

He has written several books (most recently “Ringtone: The rise and Fall of Nokia in mobile phones”, with Keeley Wilson, published by Oxford University Press) and numerous articles.