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 Canvas, a tool to visualise, challenge and (re-) invent business models is used by leading organizations around the world, like GE, P&G, Ericsson, and 3M.
Alexander is a frequent 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 start-up, 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, and is a founding member of The Constellation, a global not-for-profit organization aiming to make HIV/AIDS and Malaria history. http://alexosterwalder.com/