Innovative Business Models (St. Louis)

September 9, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


St. Louis Knight Center

Seminar Details
Game Changing Innovation results from inventing business models that change the nature of competition in an industry. Our seminar will offer ideas both for how to create such game changing business models, frequently capitalizing on emerging markets (“reverse innovation”) and technology trends(“disruptive technologies”), and for how to fight against disruptive threats making your current business models obsolete. For established organizations with strong industry presence we answer the questions of (a) how to achieve consistent, persistent growth, and (b) how to protect current markets from disruptions. For entrepreneurial firms, startups and smaller competitors, we offer ideas on how to identify and effectively pursue the “next breakthrough innovation.”   Our seminar will be interactive and experiential relying on web based simulations and tools such as the “business model canvas” to apply these ideas to environments of your immediate interest.

  • The elements of a business model
  • “Business Model Canvas” as a tool to design innovative business models
  • “Game changing” business models with the use of enabling disruptive technologies
  • The power of “reverse innovation”
  • Organizing for rapid growth via disruptive innovation

  • How to design business models for growth and competitive success
  • How to manage the risks of disruptive threats for your current businesses
  • How to identify the new markets that will drive your radical breakthrough business models
  • How to diffuse lessons from emerging markets on ways to develop “good enough products” (and services) into innovative business models for other global markets


Who Should Attend?

Senior and mid-level executives across functional areas with interface to product/service/business model development and strategic innovation; aspiring entrepreneurs; managers and owners of startup businesses.

Panos Kouvelis, Director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation and Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management , Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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