Alex Osterwalder

CEO/Founder, Strategyzer

Alex is an entrepreneur, business model innovator and co-founder of Strategyzer, a SaaS company that helps organizations develop new growth engines, better value propositions and powerful business models. He is obsessed with making strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship simple, practical, and applicable. He is lead author of Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design, which sold over a million copies in 37 languages. USA Today named BMG among the 12 best business books of all time.

Alex invented the Business Model Canvas, a strategic management tool to visualize, challenge and (re-)invent business models. He has held guest lectures in top universities including Wharton, Stanford, Berkeley, IESE, MIT and IMD.

Building Invincible Companies With Effective Business Portfolio Management

Alex will discuss how you can manage a portfolio of products successfully. How can you invent new business models (explore), improve existing ones (exploit), and manage them all across the organization (manage)? How should you visualize your business model portfolio, in order to be prepared for the future?

You will learn how to map the exploration of new business ideas and test them in a simple and practical way. You will learn how to manage and improve the businesses and products you already have, understand how much profit existing business models generate and point out any synergies/conflicts between your models.