Conference speaker Michael Jacobides holds the Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at London Business School. He is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He is Academic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, Visiting Scholar at the New York Fed, and Visiting Fellow at Cambridge.
An academic and strategy consultant, Michael Jacobides helps companies reshape their existing strategies while seeking new pathways to growth. As such, his focus is on industry evolution and designing new business models and structural changes in different companies and various sectors. This role has seen him study and take advantage of the numerous digital platforms and their growing ecosystems in the business environment. His work and experience in this field have seen him nominated for the 2019 Thinkers 50 Award.
Michael Jacobides is considered a thought leader, and regularly advises both start-ups and established companies across the globe. He works with consultants, policy makers, company Boards, and management groups. Amongst the companies he has worked with he includes the likes of IDEO, Deloitte, Nokia, DeBeers, Vodaphone, Airbus, and Lufthansa.
With regards to his academic background, Michael Jacobides has visited Harvard, NYU, Cambridge, Imperial, Bocconi, and Wharton, where he obtained his Ph.D., after studying at Athens, Cambridge and Stanford. His work has received the Sloan Foundation Award and has appeared in numerous top academic journals, including AMR, AMJ, OrgSci, amongst many others. He is also the co-Editor at Industrial & Corporate Change.
Michael Jacobides often appears on CNN and BBC and has worked with the UK parliament on the future of financial services, the European Council on innovation in Europe, and has spearheaded RedesignGreece. He has also served on the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum and is the co-author of the WEF’s White Paper on Digital Platforms and Ecosystems. Michael often features in such publications as the Harvard Business Review.
Michael Jacobides resides in the UK and presents in English.
“I have had the privilege of having Michael as my Strategy professor when I was at London Business School pursuing my Sloan Masters degree, back in 2002/2003. His knowledge, teaching style and passion were an inspiration to such extent that eventually I became a strategy professor myself. Michael is a smart and passionate professional who knows how to create value by teaching and advising people and companies.”