Alex Osterwalder

Inventor of the Business Model Canvas, bestselling author, Founder of Strategyzer

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential 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, Osterwalder 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.

Strategyzer, Osterwalder’s company, provides online courses, applications, and technology-enabled services to help organizations effectively and systematically manage strategy, growth, and transformation.

His books include the international bestseller Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, Testing Business Ideas, The Invincible Company, and the recently launched High-Impact Tools for Teams.

Talk - How to Build Invincible Companies

In this session, Alex Osterwalder outlines three pillars to stay ahead of the competition. You will discover what it takes to become an «Invincible Company». First, he describes how to create and manage a strategic growth portfolio. Second, he outlines how to build a world-class innovation culture. Third, he elaborates on how to design an innovation ecosystem, while excelling at execution.