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, Alex 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, Testing Business Ideas, The Invincible Company, and his newest one, High-Impact Tools for Teams.
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.
Alex’s speaking topics are:
- Innovation Leadership: Building Invincible Companies
- Transformation: Business Model Innovation
- Value Proposition Design
- Testing Business Ideas
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When making investments in innovation, leaders often falsely assume that they can pick the winning ideas on day one. But the uncertainty of innovation makes it impossible to know exactly which ideas are going to win.
Alex Osterwalder‘s recent work with Bosch has shown that it is better to make many small bets and then allow the winning ideas and teams to emerge by creating the right context.
Alex has introduced a new tool, The Business Portfolio Map, for organisations to tackle and manage innovation.