Richard Straub Founder, Global Peter Drucker Forum
Conference Chair Introduction
Alexander Osterwalder Business Model Innovator, Co-Founder Strategyzer
Key Partners’ Welcome
Ricardo Vargas Executive Director, Brightline Initiative
Alex Adamopoulos Chief Executive Officer, Emergn
Howard Sublett CEO / Chief Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
Adi Ignatius Editor-in-chief, Harvard Business Review Group
Vinton G. Cerf VP and chief Internet evangelist, Google
Michael G. Jacobides Professor, London Business School
Miriam Meckel Founding publisher ada, Handelsblatt Media Group
Amy Webb Founder, Future Today Institute; Professor Stern School
Zhang Ruimin CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Haier Group
The commercial landscape has been transformed by dense interconnectivity and interdependencies. Do the dazzling new opportunities outweigh the dark new threats?
Julia Kirby Senior Editor, Harvard University Press
Ed Catmull Co-Founder Pixar Animation Studios
Rick Goings Chairman Emeritus Tupperware Brands Corporation
Axelle Lemaire Global Head of Terra Numerata; Partner at Roland Berger
Gisbert Rühl CEO, Klöckner & Co SE
Arthur Yeung Senior Advisor, Tencent Holdings Limited
As the pursuit of high performance shifts from an efficiency-minded, engineering model to a more growth-oriented, ecological one, management priorities must change.
Nicole Torres Senior Associate Editor, Harvard Business Review
Martin Reeves Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute
Helmut Reisinger CEO Orange Business Services
Yoshikune Takashige Chief Strategist, Global Marketing, Fujitsu Limited
Rafael Ramirez Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Valerie Hackl Managing Director, Austro Control GmbH
Strategy is difficult enough to set—and execute—when it focuses solely on the future of a firm. When a larger ecosystem must be considered, strategists face much greater challenges.
Arthur Kleiner PwC | Editor-in-chief, Strategy+Business
Michael J. Gelb Executive coach
Rahaf Harfoush Digital Anthropologist
Scott Hartley Venture capitalist; start-up advisor
Whitney Johnson CEO, WLJ Advisors
Julia Wang CEO, MLA Foundation, President, Peter F. Drucker Academy (Hong Kong)
Peter Drucker’s popular “Managing Oneself” underscored that thriving organizations depend on managers’ personal effectiveness. In today’s ecosystems era, some keys to executive success have changed.
Philippe Dewost Senior Advisor, Internet, Tech & Digital Transformation
Karolin Frankenberger Academic Director, Executive MBA HSG, University of St.Gallen
Mikko Kosonen President, Sitra – the Finnish Innovation Fund
Noboru Konno President Japan Innovation Network
Peter Williamson Professor of International Management, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School; Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge
Werner H. Hoffmann Head of Institute for Strategic Management, WU Vienna
High-impact innovation requires convergence on a vision of the future by many parties. Learn how recent breakthroughs in many realms were achieved through alignment and collaboration.
Mehran Gul Author, New Geography of Innovation
Adam Cheyer Co-Founder & VP Engineering, Viv Labs; Co-Founder, Siri Inc.
Carsten Linz Global Head Digitalization Business & Functions, Group Digital Officer, BASF SE
Karenann Terrell Chief Digital & Technology Officer, GSK
Claudia Crummenerl Managing Director People & Organization globally and Head of People and Organization CE, Capgemini Invent
Amit Bajaj CEO Europe, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
The communications and computing tools that gave rise to today’s business ecosystems continue to evolve and surprise. Panelists discuss keys to thriving in this fast-moving space.
Megan Reitz Professor of Leadership and Dialogue, Hult International Business School
Lisa Hershman PTDO Chief Management Officer, US Department of Defense
Michael Joseph Interim CEO Safaricom; Chairman Kenya Airways
Helmut List Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
Ralf Wintergerst Chairman of the Management Board, Group CEO Giesecke+Devrient
Reto Isenegger Global Strategy Services Leader Ernst & Young Advisory
What does it take for an organization that was not “born digital” to succeed in the era of ecosystems?
Learn from the experience of executives who have navigated both worlds.
Marie Ringler Ashoka Europe Leader
Jos De Blok Founder & CEO Buurtzorg Nederland
Kevin Hrusovsky CEO Quanterix
Caroline Kant Founder and CEO, EspeRare Foundation
In a vast and complex ecosystem like health care, seemingly modest tweaks can produce far-ranging consequences—while attempts at large-scale change bog down and go nowhere. What does it take to make real progress?
Curtis R. Carlson Professor of Practice at Northeastern University
Sabine Herlitschka CEO, Infineon Technologies Austria
Young K. Sohn Corporate President & CSO for Samsung Electronics and Chairman of the Board, Harman
Tony Tan Keng Yam Former President Singapore
Sascha Haselmayer Founder and CEO, Citymart
Silicon Valley wasn’t hatched overnight: a whole ecosystem of elements coevolved together over several decades. Today, regional economies around the world are figuring out how to accelerate that process.
Ania G. Wieckowski Executive Editor HBR
Louise Juhl Director of Marketing & Communications Copenhagen Capacity
Wu Yong Internet of Food Platform Owner, Haier Group
Simone Cicero Managing Partner, Boundarlyess
Bill Fischer Professor of Innovation Management, IMD
Two ecosystems, one conceptualized as the Internet of Food for the Smart Home, and the other a Nordic eSports ecosystem catalyzed by local government efforts to increase software development skills in the greater Copenhagen region, will be examined to better understand the design objectives, and operating principles
Kumaar Bagrodia Founder & CEO, NeuroLeap
Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño Executive President of IE University
Antonio Njeto-Rodriguez Author, Speaker, Advisor
So-Young Kang Founder & CEO, Gnowbe
Sandy Stelling Managing Director, Business Transformation, Alaska Airlines
With so many different disruptive forces simultaneously at play, learning will further develop into a strategic differentiator. The predominantly linear model of L&D in organisations will no longer do. Will learning become the objective function of management? How could ecosystem thinking help usher in a new paradigm in organisational learning?
Sarah Green Carmichael Editor at Bloomberg Opinion
Hal Gregersen Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center, MIT Sloan School of Management
Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg Author, Harvard Business Review Press
Christian Sarkar Founder of Ecosystematic and Double Loop Marketing LLC
Laurent Choain Chief People, Education & Culture Officer, Mazars
The toughest and most important problems are always ones that require collaboration beyond any one manager’s or policymaker’s scope of control. One of the characteristics of ecosystems is the way how cooperation and competition need to be reconciled and made productive.
Andrew Hill Management Editor, Financial Times
Bart Weetjens Social entrepreneur, Zen priest
Michele Zanini Managing Director, Management Lab
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox CEO of 20-first and author
Gianpiero Petriglieri Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD
People originally formed companies and other large-scale organizations to achieve great things in their lives and communities, but many of these enterprises today frustrate more achievement than they enable. What changes could allow more human potential to be realized?
Mary Meaney Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Kim Dabbs Global Director Social Innovation, Steelcase
Amy Edmondson Professor of Leadership & Management, HBS
Jennifer Petriglieri Associate Professor, INSEAD
Raj Sisodia Professor Babson College
Peter Oswald CEO Mondi Group
Leadership as an area of study is a fairly new discipline, yet most of its foundations were laid in the era of hierarchical, self-contained organizations. Leadership looks different when concerted action is required across a system over which no one has formal control.
Johan Roos Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School
Julian Birkinshaw Deputy Dean & Professor, London Business School
Rita Gunther McGrath Professor, Columbia Business School
Over the course of the “management century,” theory, research, and practice have grown frustratingly apart. A new management paradigm, informed by an ecosystems mindset, could align them again.
Alexander Osterwalder, Conference Chair
Richard Straub Founder & President, Global Peter Drucker Forum