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Strategy in the Age of Disruption

Joint program by Pioneers.io & WU Executive Academy

We are experiencing rapid technological evolution, the dissolution and creation of industries, and rising competitive pressures. Strategists and corporate developers face numerous challenges: how to innovate, with whom to collaborate, how to tap into the vast pool of resources and ideas generated by an increasing number of tech startups, and – above all – how to achieve and maintain competitive advantage.

 

This program aims at senior executives, chief digital officers, innovation managers and corporate development managers. It offers a unique combination of academic input and guidance as well as the participation in the famous Pioneers’19 event. The event is organized by Pioneers.io and is the ultimate meeting point where a global community of selected startups, executives and investors join forces to inspire, empower and create platforms where innovation can thrive and result in profitable new business relationships. >> Pioneers'19

 

Learn how

  • new markets evolve
  • to evaluate nascent technologies
  • to formulate successful strategies in disrupted industries
  • to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship in your company
  • to navigate relevant innovation ecosystems
  • to leverage collaborations with startups
  • to turn disruption from threat to opportunity
    • Schedule

      • April 11-12, 2019 (WU Vienna)
      • May 9-10, 2019 (Pioneers'19)
      • May 17, 2019 (Pioneers.io Premises)

      In total 5 days (incl. 2 days Pioneers'19 Event)

    • Target Group

      This program aims at senior executives, chief digital officers, innovation managers and corporate development managers.

    • Topics

      Day 1

      • Evolution of new markets
      • Industry evolution and adaptation processes – double helix
      • Sources of advantage
      • Sustaining competitive advantages
      • Strategy in disrupted industries
      • Reasons for incumbents failure
      • Guest talk by leading industry expert

       

      Day 2

      • Dealing with nascent technologies, industries & ecosystems
      • First-mover vs. second-mover advantages
      • Managing inchoate demand
      • Entrepreneurship in established firms
      • Startup-Corporate collaborations
      • Guest talk by leading industry expert

       

      Day 3 + 4

      Pioneers’19 Event – The ultimate meeting point for tech founders, innovation executives & investors to build partnerships and shape the future.

      • Participate in pre-selected key sessions together with faculty
      • Choose additional sessions
      • Meet famous tech leaders, promising startups, and accelerator founders
      • Network with early-stage investors/VCs Pioneers'19 Event

       

      Day 5

      • Achieving superior performance without a sustainable competitive advantage
      • Present and discuss your insights from Pioneers'19
      • Wrap up
    • Certificate

      After completing the course, you will receive a certificate including course details from the WU Executive Academy. Course credits of 5 ECTS can be transferred to regular degree programs of WU Executive Academy.

Faculty

Phillip C. Nell

Professor | Institute for International Business | WU Vienna | Austria

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- International Strategic Management
- Strategic problem-solving
- Organisation of multinational companies

Oliver Csendes

CEO at Pioneers.io | Vienna | Austria

Pioneers.io

Benoit Decreton

Research and Teaching Associate/PhD Student | Institute for International Business | WU Vienna | Austria

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