Who should participate?
Managers, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, business strategists, consultants, academics, students, venture capitalists.
The workshop shall
- Convey a practical approach to business model innovation based on the bestselling book Business Model Generation and applied by leading global organizations such as 3M, Ericsson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Telenor, Deloitte, Capgemini, Public Works and Government Services Canada, and many others.
- Help experienced business model innovators with new insights and examples from various industries, but also assist "newcomers" in understanding and addressing the topic within their organizations.
- Allow participants to bring in their business model questions, share their experiences, and learn from other participants.
After the workshop participants will:
- Understand why business model thinking is important today and how it goes beyond mere product innovation.
- Fully understand and have applied a systematic approach to business model development.
- Have discussed some of the latest examples of business model innovation, notably related to "hot topics" such as sustainability.
Alex Osterwalder is the author of the bestselling book Business Model Generation together with Yves Pigneur. He is a sought-after speaker, workshop facilitator and adviser on the topic of business model design and innovation. Alex has established himself as a global thought leader in this area, based on a systematic and practical methodology to achieve business model innovation. Executives and entrepreneurs all over the world apply his approach to strengthen their business model and achieve a competitive advantage through business model innovation.
Alex's newest project focuses on Business Models that have a substantial positive environmental, social or economic impact without compromising profitability (http://www.businessmodelsbeyondprofit.com).
Previously, Alex helped build and sell Arvetica, a Switzerland-based consulting boutique advising private banking and wealth management executives. Throughout his career he has worked in and for various industries, including the technology, media, telecom, health and retail sectors. He has also helped build and operate a global nonprofit organization with headquarters in Thailand that brings private sector knowledge management methods to the field of HIV/AIDs and malaria.
When & Where
At Torch we think differently about the purpose and value of design. By treating business problems as problems of design we are able to develop a richer point of view on the problem itself. This creates a deeper understanding of the problem’s dynamics, and leads to a diversity of unique insights to the problem, its causes and its effects. Our greatest ambition as designers is to improve the businesses we serve. We focus our attention on creating alignment between your organization’s strategy and it’s design for creating value: from structure to processes, communications and core capabilities.