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.