Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, speaker and business model innovator. Together with Professor Yves Pigneur he co-authored Business Model Generation, a global bestseller on the topic of business model innovation. His Business Model Can- vas, a tool to visualize, challenge and (re-) invent business models is used by leading organizations around the world, like GE, P&G, Ericsson, and 3M. Alexander is a fre- quent keynote speaker and has held guest lectures in top universities around the world, including Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, IESE and IMD.
The Business Model Foundry, his current startup, is building strategic tools for innovators. Strategyzer.com and the Business Model Toolbox for iPad are the Foundry’s first applications. Alexander holds a PhD from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland. He is recipient of the Innovation Luminary Award 2013 awarded by the EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group. He is also a founding member of The Constellation, a global not-for- profit organization aiming to make HIV/AIDS and Malaria history.