Julian Birkinshaw – Keynote Speaker

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School

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Specialist Subjects

  • Strategic Resilience and Agility
  • Corporate Innovation
  • The Myths of Disruption
  • Building a Digital Mindset
  • The Changing Nature of Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World
  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Organisation design


  • English


Julian Birkinshaw is the Vice Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Strategic Management Society and the (American) Academy of Management.

He has degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada, and the University of Durham in the UK. He was awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Stockholm School of Economics in 2009 and Copenhagen Business School in 2018.

Professor Birkinshaw is a recognised thought-leader on the impact of digital technology on the strategy and organsation of established companies. He is the author of fifteen books, including Mindtools for Managers (2018), Fast/Forward (2017), Becoming a Better Boss (2013), and Reinventing Management (2010), as well as over one hundred articles. His article How Incumbents Survive and Thrive won the Harvard Business Review best-paper award in 2022.

Professor Birkinshaw is frequently ranked as one of the “Thinkers 50” top thought leaders in the field of Management, and is quoted in international media outlets such as CNN, BBC, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal and The Times. He is a regular keynote speaker and a consultant to large companies around the world.

Julian Birkinshaw speaks on the challenges of corporate reinvention and renewal in today’s fast-changing world, focusing in particular on digital transformation, strategic agility, and the changing nature of leadership in a post-pandemic world.

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