Stefan Jenzowsky

Profession:
Practitioner, Innovator, Rule Breaker, Managing Director of 2b AHEAD Ventures, Start-up Expert
Expertise:
creative disruption (products and business models), market launches
Languages:
German, English

"Without creative disruption there’s no advancement!"

Innovative and inspiring: Innovator Stefan Jenzowsky is an expert on new, trend-setting business models, products, start-ups and disruption. Even when he started his career in management, he already drew his inspiration directly from the Silicon Valley, successfully supported the development of several start-up companies and consequently is a hands-on guy through and through. His many years of being an assistant professor at various universities also make him an experienced and fascinating speaker. Thanks to the numerous projects, he has initiated in the course of his professional career, he can rely on a wealth of experience with regard to product developments, market launches and disruptive innovations in various industries. In his capacity as Managing Director of 2b AHEAD Ventures, he builds up new start-ups and helps them to succeed.

Franziska Wiesbauer - AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

"The participants of our management meeting were very enthusiastic about Mr. Jenzowsky's presentation.With suitable topics we would book him again anytime."

lectures by Stefan Jenzowsky

Creative disruption in 2025 - business models of the future

Currently, disruption is probably the most important buzzword to be heard in the Silicon Valley. In his presentation, Stefan Jenzowsky, expert on business model innovation and digital disruption, explains what it is all about. How will your business model be destroyed? And what will replace it in the future? – Only those who consistently question their own business model will also be successful in the future and will be one step ahead of their competitors.

Rulebreaker - how new products change the world

How are ground-breaking innovations created? Where do inventions such as the 4-wheel automobile, the looping roller coaster, the iPhone or the QWERTY keyboard come from – and why did precisely these products succeed? In the course of his professional career, Stefan Jenzowsky, expert on innovative business models and new products, has already taken scores of new products and services to their market launch. In his fascinating presentation, he talks about ingenious business ideas, their implementation – and the stories behind them.

Future potential "made in germany"

What’s „in“ today may already be forgotten tomorrow. A nightmarish thought for many established companies. New technologies, new markets, new players – in the course of globalisation and technologisation, the world of business and production is moving faster and faster. Disruptive business models turn everything upside down. Companies are required to sustainably secure their market position by adapting to future developments and actively driving change. Is „Made in Germany“ in danger? Or do in particular business models „Made in Germany“ have the future potential necessary to meet these challenges?

Shaping your future

The future is full of uncertainty. How will markets and businesses develop? What business models will prevail in the long term? Will the customers of the future tick like they used to do? And: Will our jobs still exist at all? Global Topspeaker Stefan Jenzowsky is an expert on creative disruption and in his presentation „ Shaping your future“, he demonstrates that the courage to change and continuous further advancement do pay off. By getting involved in the inevitable change of our living and working worlds, you will have distinct competitive advantages in the world of tomorrow.

Allowing digital transformation and successfully shaping change

Our working world is undergoing a process of change, the serious consequences of which are already evident today. In ten years’ time, jobs and job requirements will have adapted to the technologies of digital transformation and the resulting process automation and optimisation.

In his lecture, innovation consultant and Global Topspeaker Stefan Jenzowsky presents examples of companies that actively allow transformation processes and even design them themselves, and thus are ready for future working conditions and employee requirements as well.

Work and life in a digitalized world

One thing is already clear today: The living, working and customer worlds in the year 2028 will differ fundamentally from today’s! What are the underlying conditions for these ground-breaking changes, the effects of which will affect all industries in only ten years’ time? In his presentation “Work in a digitised world”, Global Topspeaker Stefan Jenzowsky, member of the advisory board of 2b AHEAD ThinkTank, Germany’s most innovative think tank, and expert for innovative product and market launches outlines numerous practical options, how trade, banks or the service sector can prepare for changing value concepts and working methods.

Autonomous driving - is there a chance for the automotive industry?

Stefan Jenzowsky´s picture of the future of the European automotive industry is a dark one if corporations don’t start acting and loosen their rule-based thinking patterns. The reason is that those thinking patterns won’t work in the digital era if the disruptive technologies on autonomous driving develop exponentially and if well-known business models will be destroyed. In his lecture the futurologist and rulebreaker shows why car drivers will not only hand over the steering wheel but also might lose the competition with new global players.

Profile

As Senior Vice President for Siemens Convergence Creators, he was responsible for the development of new and innovative products and spin-offs. In this role, he regularly travelled to the Silicon Valley on business and explored current trends and new business models. As an expert on new business models, the innovator advises selected and promising start-ups on the development of their business ideas and helps them to successfully go public. Furthermore, he is a member of the advisory board of 2b AHEAD ThinkTank, Germany’s most innovative think tank.

Following his studies of communication science in Berlin and the U.S. and his subsequent activities as assistant professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich as well as the University of Alabama, he started working for a large corporation in 1999. As Vice President Strategy and Head of Business Innovation he managed in-house think tanks for the development of new products and business models. On this job, he – amongst others - accompanied the development of Europe’s first IPTV systems. As a partner in a consulting firm for innovation and marketing, Stefan Jenzowsky advised companies in the media, automotive, entertainment and telecommunication industry on the development of new products and services as well as on the respective market launches. In 2007, he himself became the managing director of a start-up company and worked on the intelligent and personalised TV of the future, until he finally returned to Siemens in 2010 as head of the business unit „Media“. Apart from his work for 2b AHEAD Ventures, he is also managing director of the start-up Kopernikus Automotive.

In addition, innovator Stefan Jenzowsky has been the co-author of numerous publications on innovations and media. Together with Sven Gabor Janszky, he wrote a book on management strategies called „Rulebreaker. Wie Menschen denken, deren Ideen die Welt verändern” (Rule breaker - how people think whose ideas change the world) in 2011. In Germany, the book topped the business book charts in Amazon’s category “Denken” (Thinking) for several weeks.

 Stefan Jenzowsky