Yves Pigneur

Professor Emeritus

University of Lausanne

Yves Pigneur has been a professor at University of Lausanne since 1984. Together with Alex Osterwalder, he invented the Business Model Canvas and co-authored the international bestselling books Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, and this year The Invincible Company. Alex and Yves are ranked No. 4 among the Thinkers50‘s Most Influential Management Thinkers in the world.


Business Model Innovation in Existing Companies

In this seminar, Yves Pigneur outlines what is required from leaders and organizations to survive and thrive in today’s world. He describes how to design an innovation culture, innovation portfolios, while remaining world-class at managing the existing business. He will introduce a new concept that helps companies visualize if they are ready for the future or if they should fear disruption. He will also briefly outline Business Model Patterns that allow established companies and startups to compete on better business models rather than just compete on new products, technologies, and price.

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