Strategy, transformation, and innovation in times of disruption | Online

When? 24 January 2024
What time? 16:00 CET I 17:00 EET
Where? Online

The last years have tested us in many dimensions, making technological transformation and innovation more relevant than before. However, technological transformation has become too digital for its own sake. This talk focuses on unleashing the full potential of the combined dynamics among strategies, organizational and cultural assets, and mindsets to create digitally-driven disruptive change. Participants will get a blueprint for understanding the causes of failure and designing and executing a disruption-oriented navigation map focused on high-impact challenges grounded on tangible and intangible assets. 

About the speaker

Carlos Osorio is co-founder and partner at Yuken, a global design and innovation capability-building impact research lab based in Chile. He is an associate professor of innovation at Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile), a visiting professor of innovation at Deusto Business School (Spain), and a lecturer on innovation at Singularity University (US). He is also an external associate member of the Lemels0n-MIT Program on Education for Invention.

Carlos has been an International Faculty Fellow at MIT School of Management, a faculty associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, a visiting research scientist at MIT Medialab. He is also a visiting professor at BMI Executive Institute (Lithuania and Belgium), Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina), and Amsterdam Business School, among other faculty and research positions.

Between 2007 and 2017, he was an associate professor. He headed the innovation and entrepreneurship department at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) in Chile, where he founded the first Master in Innovation in Latin America and led it to be ranked third in the World by Innovation Management (Sweden). 

His research and teaching focus on innovation processes and methods for innovation capability building in high-risk, uncertain, and complexity environments (face-to-face and online). The emphasis of his work has been on (i) understanding the processes, methods, and techniques used by the most innovative teams in the World, (ii) experimenting with ways for effectively enabling learning of those processes, and (iii) synthesizing and developing new methods for training autonomous high-performance innovation teams.

Since 2013, Yuken has carried out action learning workshops and action research experiments with more than 7,000 practitioners in fifteen countries. Carlos co-authored “Methods for Enabling Innovation Learning” approach, which received the 2015 Wharton QS Reimagine Education Award for best innovation in teaching delivery, as the best approach for enabling innovation learning in the World. In 2014, Carlos was featured by AACSB and BizEd Magazine (UK) among the World’s four leading faculty on enabling innovation learning and building autonomous innovation teams.

Carlos has advised governments and worked with companies on innovation strategy, processes, and culture, including various Fortune 100 firms. His industry experience in innovation includes pharmaceuticals, insurance, energy, telecommunications, forestry, logistics, banking, fine wines, and mining. He has been invited speaker to universities, firms, and multilateral organizations in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, such as The Academy of Management, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Google, Microsoft, Aon, Abbott Laboratories, eMerge Americas Conference, Latam Airlines, Markle Foundation, Oxford Internet Institute, Movistar, Bancolombia, Familia Group to name a few.

Carlos holds a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT Engineering Systems Division, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile. He was a recipient of both a Fulbright and Marie Curie fellowship. Carlos is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Registration is open until 23 January.

For more information about the event, please contact Diana Gedeikytė-Jakutienė via or +370 600 368 38

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