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 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
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
Gisbert Rühl CEO, Klöckner & Co SE
Zhang Ruimin CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Haier Group
As the pursuit of high performance shifts from an efficiency-minded, engineering model to a more growth-oriented, ecological one, management priorities must change.
Martin Reeves Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Helmut Reisinger CEO Orange Business Services
Yoshikune Takashige Chief Strategist, Global Marketing, Fujitsu Limited
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.
Michael J. Gelb Executive coach
Rahaf Harfoush Digital Anthropologist
Scott Hartley Venture capitalist; start-up advisor
Whitney Johnson CEO, WLJ Advisors
Esther Wojcicki Founder of the Media Arts programs at Palo Alto High School
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.
Karolin Frankenberger Academic Director, Executive MBA HSG, University of St.Gallen
Sanjay Purohit Chief Curator EkStep Foundation; start-up advisor
Rafael Ramirez Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Peter Williamson Professor, University of Cambridge
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.
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
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.
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 of Giesecke+Devrient
Arthur Yeung Professor, University of Michigan and China Europe International Business School
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.
Alexander Osterwalder, Conference Chair
Alexander Osterwalder Conference Chair
Marie Ringler Ashoka Europe Leader
Jos De Blok Founder & CEO Buurtzorg Nederland
Marc Funk CEO Lonza Group
Kevin Hrusovsky CEO Quanterix
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?
Mary Meaney Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Laurent Bernard VP Global Talent Management, Steelcase
Amy Edmondson Professor Harvard Business School
Jennifer Petriglieri Assistant 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.
Isabella Mader Executive Advisor, Global Peter Drucker Forum
Cécile Maisonneuve President, Fabrique de la Cité
Thomas Madreiter Head of urban planning, Vienna City Council
Christian Rangen Founder, Engage // Innovate & Strategy Tools
Kristianne Paasche Special advisor cluster development and policies Norway
Janka Krings-Klebe Managing Partner co-shift GmbH
Philip Kotler Professor Kellog School of Management
Christian Sarkar Founder of Ecosystematic and Double Loop Marketing LLC
Bart Weetjens Social entrepreneur, Zen priest
Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg Partner, The Innovation Architects
Curt Carlson Professor of Practice at Northeastern University
Fadi Ghandour Executive Chairman of Wamda Group
Sabine Herlitschka CEO, Infineon Technologies Austria
Fleur Pellerin Founder and CEO, Korelya Capital
Young K. Sohn President & CSO, Samsung Electronics Company Limited
Tony Tan Keng Yam Former President Singapore
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.
Julian Birkinshaw Deputy Dean & Professor, London Business School
Eric Beinhocker Professor, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Rita Gunter 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