• Philippe Silberzahn

    Philippe Silberzahn

    Philippe Silberzahn is Associate Professor at EMLYON Business School, France. He is also a Research Fellow at the Management Research Center (CRG) of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, where he received his PhD, and a visiting lecturer at HEC Paris.

    His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He studies how businesses deal with radical uncertainty. He explores the role and actions of entrepreneurs and innovators in this process of markets and organization creation, and how large organizations manage strategic surprises, wicked problems and disruptions.

    He has over twenty years of industry experience as an entrepreneur and CEO, having participated in the creation or acquisition of four high technology firms, and as an international consultant. From 2004 till 2009, he was a Research Associate at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He was previously a senior strategy consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Singapore.

    He holds a MSc in Computer Science, a MS in Management from the Sorbonne University, and an MBA from the London Business School.

  • Milo Jones

    Milo Jones

    Milo Jones is a Co-founder and Principal of Insight Advisory Partners and President of Inveniam Strategy. He is also a Visiting Professor at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, an Adjunct Professor at EMLYON Business School in Lyon, France, and a non-Executive Director of two private firms.

    His research interests are non-market strategy, intelligence analysis, geopolitics, and the “The Great Divergence” (i.e. the economic and technological take-off of Europe that became apparent in the early 19th Century). He is an active participant in the Forecasting World Events Project, sponsored by the US ODNI‘s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

    At IE, Milo teaches “The Multinational Firm and Geostrategy” for Masters in Management students, “Geopolitics” and “Investing in Emerging Markets” for Masters in Advanced Finance students, and “Business, Government and Society” (a non-market strategy course) for MBA students. He is the recipient for several awards from IE for teaching excellence.

    Milo holds PhD from the University of Kent in Brussels, an MA (with distinction) in International Relations from Kent, an MBA from London Business School, and a BA in Art History from Northwestern University. In 2003, he became a fellow of the 21st Century Trust/Salzburg Global Seminar, and he is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

    In the past, Milo worked as a Senior Manager in Organizational Strategy and Change at Accenture in London, as a broker at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York, and served four years as an officer in the US Marine Corps.