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Identify and activate a business model that allows your organization to survive and thrive in times of uncertainty

Business Model Innovation was last modified: December 21st, 2023 by Stern Strategy Group

Business Model Innovation

Global Economist and Computer Scientist Helping Organizations Predict AI’s Future and How New Technology Fits Into Strategic Planning; Authority on the Economics of Generative AI, the Impact of Technology on the Future of Work, Quantum Computing and Competitive Strategy; Director, MIT Computer Science & A.I. Lab FutureTech Research Project; Principal Investigator, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Financial Services / Business Model Innovation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Emerging Technology / Quantum Computing / Policy & Government / Future of Work / Futurists / Strategy / New To Stern

Global Authority on AI Strategy and Digital Transformation Who Teaches Leaders How to Combine People and Technology to Catalyze Innovation and Growth; Dean, Saïd Business School and Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford; Founding Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Co-Founder and President, Portulans Institute; Chair, Global Business School Network; Founding Advisor, Green Frontier Capital; Chair, OECD Taskforce of Experts on AI; Author, “Global Innovation Index”, “Network Readiness Index”, “Ask, Measure, Learn” and “Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom”

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Emerging Technology / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners / Future of Work / Generative AI / International Speakers & Advisors / Policy & Government / Strategy / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Platform Revolution / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Professor, Case Writer, and Thought Leader Whose Three Decades of Data Monetization Research Includes Topics Ranging From Data Monetization Strategy and Scaling AI to Data Sharing and Acceptable Data Use; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR); Award-Winning Author, “Data is Everybody’s Business” (2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Renowned International Journalist Analyzing Culture, Economics and Global Policy; Writer, The New Yorker; Lecturer, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Author, “The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy” (January 2024)

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Strategy / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Energy & Renewables
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Award-Winning Growth and Strategy Executive Helping Companies Innovate and Transform Into Ethical and Responsible Customer-Centric Organizations; Worldwide Digital Transformation and Value Proposition Design Expert Who Helps Create Great Brands; Former Vice President, CEO Co-Innovation and Customer Engagement, Microsoft; Investor/Entrepreneur in Residence, Goizueta Business School, Emory University; Upcoming Co-Author, “Scaling Genius” with Linda A. Hill

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Innovation & Design / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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Award-Winning Educator and Marketing and Sales Executive Who Helps Leaders Drive Successful Business Results Through Integrated, Omnichannel Digital Marketing Programs; Authority on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Marketing; Database Marketing and Analytics Expert; Clinical Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management MBA Program; Former VP, US Sales & Service, Google; Author, “The AI Marketing Canvas” (2021) and Bestseller “Winning the Zero Moment of Truth”

Marketing, Branding & Sales / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Business Model Innovation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Moderators / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Strategy / Executive Education / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books
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Global Futurist, Exponential Thinker and Expert Investor; Founder, Exponential View; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Host, “Exponentially,” Bloomberg TV; Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks, World Economic Forum; Award-Winning, Bestselling Author, “The Exponential Age”; Named one of Vox’s 2023 Future Perfect 50

Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / Futurists / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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Globally Acclaimed Researcher, Writer and Thinker About Technological Progress and the Changes It Brings; Expert Helping Organizations Build Businesses That Are Simultaneously Agile, Innovative and Robust; Evidence-Driven Optimist and Practical Theorist Investigating Sources of Growth and Competitive Differentiation; Inaugural Visiting Fellow, Google Technology and Society; New York Times Bestselling Author; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, Workhelix, Inc.; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World and the 50 People Reshaping American Politics; TED Talker; Thinkers 50 Digital Thinking Award Winner; Author, “The Geek Way” (2023) and “More From Less” (2019); Co-Author, “Machine, Platform, Crowd” (2017) and “The Second Machine Age” (2014)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Platform Revolution / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Quantum Computing / Financial Services / Company Culture / Must-Read Books / Executive Education / TED Speakers

Foremost Authority on Growth and Innovation Strategy for Large Firms and Startups; Expert on Commercializing Science, Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness; Professor, Harvard Business School; Author, “Creative Construction” (2019); Winner, 2019 McKinsey Award and 2020 Clayton M. Christensen Prize

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Supply Chain Management

Architect of Digital Transformation and AI-Enabled Business and Operating Models; Leading Scholar of Technology Management and Innovation Experiments; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) and the Harvard Business Analytics Program; Award-Winning Co-author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Executive Education

Cutting-Edge Thought Leader on the Future of Work, the Future of Learning, and the Challenge of Upskilling and Reskilling the Workforce; Chief Strategy Officer, Southern New Hampshire University; Former Chief Learning Officer, Degreed; Co-Author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Future of Work / Education & Lifelong Learning / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution

Award-Winning Global Researcher Identifying Winning Innovation Strategies for Organizations That Leverage Digitization and Artificial Intelligence; Renowned Scholar Investigating the Intersection of Technological and Scientific Innovation and the Future of Work; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Lab for Innovation Science; Professor of Management and Head of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network Research Center, Warwick Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Women Speakers & Advisors / International Speakers & Advisors
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One of the World’s Leading Experts in Leadership, Strategy, Change and Innovation Who Helps Organizations Build Breakout Strategies, Bust Bureaucracy, Unleash Innovation and Accelerate Change; Wall Street Journal World’s #1 Business Thinker; Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School; Director, The Management Lab; Fellow, The Strategic Management Society; Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame; Bestselling Author, “Humanocracy”

Strategy / Leadership / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Change Management / Future of Work / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Collaboration Expert and Advisor Who Uses Data-Driven Principles and Practices to Achieve Cross-Silo Teamwork; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Executive Education Professor at Harvard Business School; Former McKinsey Strategy Consultant; Bestselling Author of More Than 100 Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Leadership / Strategy / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Executive Education / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Top-Rated Harvard Business School Professor Teaching How Resilient Organizations Prosper During Good Times and Bad; Renowned Strategy Advisor and Highly Cited Academic Studying How to Use Deep Purpose to Drive Organizational Growth and Profitability; Expert on Achieving Competitive Performance in the Age of AI; Award-Winning Author, “Deep Purpose” (2022) and “Reorganize for Resilience” As Well As Over 20 Articles in Harvard Business Review; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Business Model Innovation / Change Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Executive Education / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Health Care Reform Expert Helping Organizations Transform the Patient Experience and Focus on Measuring Outcomes; Champion of Value-Based Health Care Delivery; Former Technology CEO; Presidentially-Appointed Chair of Commission on Systemic Interoperability; Co-Founder, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology; Associate Professor & Managing Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business; Co-Creator of Experience Group Research Methodology

Health Care & Medicine / Business Model Innovation / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Executive Education
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Pioneering Authority on Platform Business Models Helping Organizations Better Compete in the Digital Economy; Expert on Digital Transformation, IT Strategy and Leveraging Network Effects and Third-Party Users; Information Economist, Digital Scientist and Researcher; Co-Author of the International Bestseller, “Platform Revolution” (2016); Winner, 2019 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50; Herbert Simon Award Winner for Research With Impact; Professor of Information Economics, Boston University, Visiting Scholar, Harvard Institute for Rebooting Social Media

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Platform Revolution / Executive Education
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Award-Winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Good Jobs Framework Improves Investor, Customer and Employee Lives; Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named One of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy” and “The Case for Good Jobs” (June 2023); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and Winner, 2023 Talent Award, Thinkers50

Strategy / Supply Chain Management / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Change Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Wellness & Well-Being / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Leading Expert on Building Movements and Transforming Organizations; Co-Author of the International Bestseller, “New Power”; Co-Founder #GivingTuesday; Hauser Visiting Leader, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Fellow, Stanford University; President and CEO, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Incoming CEO, Brunswick Group (Summer 2024)

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Future of Work / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Company Culture / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Founders & Practitioners

Leading Expert on Network Economics and Platform Business Strategies Who Helps Leaders Weave AI Into Digital Transformation to Leverage Data and High-Growth Business Models; Professor of Engineering Innovation and Executive Director, Master of Engineering Management Program, Dartmouth College; Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy; Co-Chair of MIT’s Annual Platform Strategy Summit; Winner, 2019 Digital Thinking Award and Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021 & 2023, Thinkers50

Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Supply Chain Management / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books

Champion for Creating Economic Prosperity Through Innovation; Leading Authority on Market-Creating Innovations; Co-Author, “The Prosperity Paradox” (2019); Director, Global Prosperity, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Adjunct Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Co-Founder & President, Poverty Stops Here

Innovation & Design / Business Model Innovation / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Strategy
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Visionary Authority on the Future of Work and Company Culture Who Helps Leaders Navigate the Evolving Labor Landscape and Evaluate Organizational and Individual Value In the Age of AI; Pioneering Researcher and Expert on Remote and Hybrid Work, Designing Effective Jobs, Social Psychology and Human Dynamics; INSEAD Professor and Former Area Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Unit

Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers
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Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation and Strategies for Conquering New Markets; Authority on Proactive Investment Opportunities; Best 40 Under 40 Professor (Poets & Quants); Professor, Harvard Business School

Innovation & Design / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Financial Services / Moderators

Digital Transformation Pioneer and Expert on AI-First Operating Models That Exponentially Scale Business; David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Information Science, Harvard Business School; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Competing in the Age of AI” (2020)

Emerging Technology / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Must-Read Books / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Platform Revolution / Founders & Practitioners

Expert Implementer of Innovation, Marketing & Growth Strategies; Authority on Elevating the Consumer Experience for Maximum Growth; Senior Partner, Lippincott; Co-Author, “Competing Against Luck”

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
Nathan Furr

Foremost Expert on Managing Uncertainty with Frameworks to Build Resilience, Uncover New Possibilities, and Strategically Adapt to Change; Recognized Authority on Technology Strategy, Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation; Co-Author of Five Books on Innovation Including “Innovation Capital” (2019) and “The Upside of Uncertainty” (2022); Professor, INSEAD

Navigating Uncertainty / Innovation & Design / Company Culture / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Strategy / Emerging Technology / AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Executive Education / Must-Read Books
Tim Brown

Leading Voice for Design Thinking to Innovate and Solve Problems; Expert on Creative Competitiveness and Design Collectivism; Global Solutions Activist; Co-Chair, IDEO

Innovation & Design / Strategy / Business Model Innovation / Founders & Practitioners
David Blake

World’s Foremost Expert on Upskilling, the Future of Credentials and Equitable Workplace Learning Initiatives; Leading Authority on Future-Proofing Companies and Their Employees; Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Degreed; Co-Founder, Learn In; Co-Author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Platform Revolution / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books
Marco Bertini

Foremost Authority on Strategies That Build and Sustain Revenue; Leading Expert on Creating and Sharing Value with Customers; Co-Author, “The Ends Game: How Smart Companies Stop Selling Products and Start Delivering Value” (2020); Professor of Marketing and Director of Open Executive Programs, Esade; Senior Advisor, Globalpraxis; Former Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Business Model Innovation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Executive Education / Financial Services / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books