Frank T. Piller is a sought-after researcher, speaker, and corporate adviser in innovation management and value creation. He a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a chaired professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology.
Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Prof. Piller is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on developing innovative business models for mass customization and personalization. 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 2013 by Harvard Business Review and McKinsey for their work on implementing open innovation or the 2012 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 keynote speaker at management conferences and in executive innovation management workshops around the world. His presentations and keynotes are frequently evaluated as „best of show“. He has delivered customized executive classes for many Global1000 companies and innovative startups alike.