Director Open Innovation Networks
Hannes Erler is an international key-note speaker with extensive knowledge of innovation management, especially as it relates to the front end of innovation. Hannes was invited to talk at over 20 international conferences and innovation events in 2014 and 2015 and was the winner of the “Best Open Innovation Award 2015” from Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, in the Category, “Open Innovation Networks”. In previous functions, among others, Hannes was responsible for the operation of a cross-functional innovation incubation group, called i-LAB as well as heading up the product development department. This 1960 year born mechanical engineer has participated in several executive development programs, among others, at the Harvard Business School and at the IMD in Lausanne; including trainings in systematic organisational development as well as in systematic coaching.