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Carsten Linz, Author of “Radical Business Model Transformation”

Carsten Linz, Author of Radical Business Model Transformation

Who: During his almost 20 years in executive roles focused on software, data, and digitally fuelled growth, Carsten Linz has built several €100 million businesses and led company-wide transformation programs affecting more than 60,000 employees. Linz’s most recent roles include Group Digital Officer at BASF, Business Development Officer at SAP and Global Head of the Center for Digital Leadership.He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Executive Working Groups on Accelerating Digital Transformation and Digital Platforms and Ecosystems, serves on the committee of Europe’s largest seed stage fund and is an active business angel.

Topic: Winning patterns of digital transformation
Quote: “What is surprising is that  despite the reset on the horizon  many companies risk relying on improvements that only scratch the surface of developing a radically different value proposition. When these deltas are too small you run the risk of digitizing the past instead of innovating and transforming for the future.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.