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Multiple disruption experts

Learn from research-active faculty and evidence-based examples. Our faculty have undertaken research on disruption and have applied their findings and insights on real companies. Their academic quality and industry experience on disruption will leave you with unmatched insights.



Costas Markides, Academic Director, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Robert P Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership; Executive Education Faculty Director, London Business School

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  • What Costas brings to the programme: Professor Markides has been teaching strategy and innovation at London Business School for the last 28 years. He is an internationally acclaimed teacher and conference speaker who has done research and published seven books on the topics of strategic innovation, business model innovation, diversification and international acquisitions.

  • Academic focus/experience: Professor Markides’ work explores how established companies can pursue disruptive innovation and compete with two business models in the same industry. He examines creating a culture of continuous innovation and the role individual managers play in making organisations more innovative. His forthcoming book Architects of Change explores how individuals can design innovative solutions to social problems in scalable ways. In Game-Changing Strategies (2008), Professor Markides charts how established firms can use business-model innovation to break the rules and respond to disruptive business models.

Peter Hinssen, Chairman of nexxworks and Executive Education Contributor at London Business School


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  • What Peter brings to the programme: A serial technology entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker and author, Peter is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership and the impact of digital on society and business. He lectures at various business schools such as MIT in Boston. Peter founded nexxworks to help organisations become fluid, innovate and thrive in The Day After Tomorrow, the title of his most recent book.

  • Academic focus/experience: Peter’s research examines radical and disruptive changes in society due to technology innovation. Since 2008, Peter has taught on London Business School’s Senior Executive Programme. Since 2016, Peter has been a research affiliate at MIT SLOAN CISR, the centre for Information Systems Research. He has performed keynotes for major technology firms such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle.

Michael G Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Sir Donald Gordon Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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  • What Michael brings to the programme: Professor Jacobides is an expert on business model change and strategy in changing environments. He has also examined corporate turnarounds and organisational transformation, structural change and policy challenges, and industry evolution and profit migration. Professor Jacobides has served on the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum and is a visiting scholar with the New York Fed, focusing on changing business models in financial services.

  • Academic focus/experience: Professor Jacobides focuses on change, design and strategy: he studies industry evolution, value migration, new business models and structural change in firms and sectors. He is also interested in organisational design and how firms cope with organisational pathologies. His research has earned him the Sloan Foundation Award for the best industry study. Professor Jacobides has worked with leading firms such as Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Vodafone and the NHS on executive development, thought leadership and strategy.

Nicos Savva, Associate Professor of Management Science and Operations

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  • What Nicos brings to the programme: Dr Savva is an expert in data science. He uses data science to solve operational problems, helps large organizations develop data-science capabilities, and advises on the policy implications of algorithms. His research focuses on hospital operations and healthcare management. His work has appeared in leading journals such as Management Science, M&SOM, Production & Operations Management, and Nature Biotechnology. He holds multiple editorial positions.

  • Academic focus/experience: Dr Savva holds an honorary appointment at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, a large hospital system based in London. He has acted as a consultant to hospitals, biotech/pharma companies, high-tech start-ups, retail firms, and a hedge fund. He has also taught at The Wharton School, Columbia GSB, and at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

 


Nader Tavassoli, Professor of Marketing


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  • What Nader brings to the programme: Nader is non-executive chairman of The Brand Inside, which specialises in “Activating Brand-Led Change”. He is also co-founder of Compaso, a digital learning-by-doing platform. For the past 25 years, he has advised organisations ranging from internet and high-tech start-ups to more than 30 Global Fortune 500 companies. He has designed and directed brand and digital transformation academies for several global companies.

  • Academic focus/experience: Nader’s research, teaching and advising is on brands and branding. He launched Coursera’s first massive open online course (MOOC) on brand management, helped define brands' purpose, DNA and strategy, and has served as an expert witness in brand disputes, representing people and firms worldwide. Nader founded the School’s Walpole Luxury Management Programme. Previously, he was on the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management as faculty director of the entrepreneurship programme and founding director of the e-business programme.

Key details

Duration: 5.5 days
Next start: 01 Jul 2018
Fees: £7,900
Location: London

Next programme dates:

  • 01 - 06 Jul 2018

Contact us

Contact Sabrina Schwarz, Programme Associate


Email: edd@london.edu

Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8545

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