Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann is Full Professor and Director at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Prior to this, he was leading corporate research within the Schindler Group. Gassmann has been recognized as one of the most active innovation scholars (IAMOT) and as one of the leading economists in Germany (FAZ). He received the prestigious Scholarly Impact Award from the Journal of Management and the Citation of Excellence Award from the Emerald Group. He has also founded three spin-off companies and serves on several academic, economic and political boards.
Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger is Full Professor and Director at the Institute of Management & Strategy at the University of St. Gallen. She is also the Academic Director of the St. Gallen Executive MBA. Prior to her academic career Frankenberger worked seven years with the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Her academic research has won several prestigious awards and recently she was named Thinker of the month by Thinkers50, the world’s foremost resource for sharing leading management ideas of our age. Frankenberger has also founded a spin-off and she is actively involved in supporting company leaders, from numerous industries worldwide, in their strategy and innovation challenges.
Dr. Michaela Choudury is a business model innovation expert, business professional and innovation lecturer with more than ten years of experience in digital innovation and transformation. She worked within the Digital Lead Scale-up and Acceleration division at LafargeHolcim, as a Senior Consultant at the BMI lab as well as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. Currently, she is a Senior Manager within the International Marketplace Unit of Ringier. She received her PhD at the University of St. Gallen and was a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University.