Stefan Jenzowsky

Global Topspeaker Stefan Jenzowsky is an experienced pratictioner, when it´s about developing innovative, disruptive business models and products.

Occupation: Practitioner, Innovator, Rule Breaker, Managing Director of 2b AHEAD Ventures, Start-up Expert

Field(s) of expertise: creative disruption (products and business models), market launches

Language(s): 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.

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.

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