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Bio by Alexander Zeeman (2018)

Unknown “Toolsheroes are leading authorities on proven practices. These persons, often called “gurus“, have very influential ideas or theories about various topics like i.e. management, strategy, marketing, quality management, problem solving, etc. toolheroes

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“Yves Pigneur (5 February 1954) is a Belgian computer scientist and is a professor at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland since 1984. He is known for the Business Model Canvas, a model that people can use to design, challenge, and pivot any business model, which he co-created with Alexander Osterwalder. Their international bestseller ‘Business Model Generation’ has been sold in more than a million times and has been translated into 40 languages. They recently also authored ‘Value Proposition Design’ 

Biography Yves Pigneur

“Yves Pigneur obtained his doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Namur in Belgium under professor François Bodart. In 1984, additionally obtained his Ph.D. in Information Systems. He is a chief editor of the academic journal Systèmes d’Information & Management.

Next to his positions, Yves Pigneur works as a visiting professor at various universities. He already provided lecturers at Georgia State University, University of British Columbia, National University of Singapore, HEC Montreal, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of British Columbia, Georgia State University, and Naval Postgraduate School.

Yves Pigneur was a member of the Executive Board of the Competence Network on Electronic Commerce. He also served in the Walloon Government of Belgium, an executive brand of Wallonia which is part of the main government of Belgium, from 1995 until 1997.

In 2004, Yves Pigneur was awarded the Best Paper Award by Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

He recently received the AIS Outreach Award, an award that recognizes members who successfully transfer research to practitioner audiences in practice-based publications, for Business Model Generations, at the International Conference on Information Systems in 2016.

In 2015, Yves Pigneur was awarded the Thinkers50 Strategy Award and was ranked 15th as the top 50 most influential management gurus. In 2017, he was ranked 7th by Thinkers50.

Yves Pigneur still lectures at Lausanne University and also at different universities as a visiting professor. According to his students, he is perceived as impressive due to his analytical skills. He is able to stay ahead of trends, and he has excellent conceptual thinking skills.

Yves Pigneur quotes

“The right culture can change the art of what’s possible in organizations”

in Dutch

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