Frank Piller’s Keynote & Executive Talks
Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank Piller is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on developing innovative business models, especially for mass customization and personalization. He has a strong interest in disruptive technologies like Additive Manufacturing and the „Industrial Internet of Things“ and their effect on business models and market structure.
Strong ties to leading engineering experts at RWTH Aachen University & MIT grant him exclusive insight and exchange about the latest technological developments and future trends in industry.
His group at RWTH Aachen is considered to be one of the globally leading research centers for open innovation and customer co-creation, acknowledged recently, for example, by a finalist nomination for the „Innovating Innovation“ Award by Harvard Business Review and McKinsey for their work on implementing open innovation or the Global Co-Creation Award by PDMA (the largest professional association for product and service development) for their work on ideation contests with senior citizens.
Based on his strong background of rigor and relevant research, Frank Piller is an acclaimed innovation keynote speaker at management conferences and in executive education programs around the world. His presentations and keynotes are frequently evaluated as “best of show”. Frank Piller is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. He has delivered customized executive classes for many Global1000 companies and innovative startups alike.
Selected Presentation Topics for 2015/2016
The Industrial Internet of Things is perhaps the major recent business & technology trend: Connected goods, self-ordering fridges, and optimized industrial production. But which applications are actually economically promising? This talk will explore why without the right business model, the Industrial Internet of Things will just remain a nice idea.
How to create readiness for open innovation to benefit from input and knowledge from your firm’s periphery. One of our most established talks building on a strong stream of research on open innovation and customer co-creation since 2001.
Successful business model generation in established companies is not luck or trial-and-error, but can be planned and executed. This talk discusses how a systematic approach for BMI can be constructed and implemented — as we today know that business model innovation is much more than drawing a nice canvas picture.
Additive Manufacturing or 3D-Printing is one of the hot topics in both industrial production planning and consumer goods. A myriad of potential applications appears to emerge, but which are actually worth looking into? And how can this technology change the way we think about complexity and individual products? This talks explores 3D printing from the perspective of economics and consumer research.
How culture and “best practices” hinder organizations to implement radical innovation and what can we do about it.
How to turn heterogeneity of customer demand into an extraordinary profit opportunity by creating a set of dedicated strategic capabilities.