Josemaria SiotaExecutive Director at IESE Business School
Josemaria Siota is the Executive Director of IESE Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, and has been designated Expert on Corporate Venturing at the European Commission and the World Economic Forum. He leads cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer, working around the world with successful Chief Innovation Officers and top-tier academics, to create a positive impact in society.
Considered "one of the world's most influential speakers on corporate venturing" by the newspaper South China Morning Post, he has published books and studies on these topics for Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, PwC, Oliver Wyman, the European Commission, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Forbes, and more. He spoke at conferences in Harvard Business School, London Business School, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, to name a few. Previously, he worked at Deloitte.
Title of the talk: The 7 Myths of Corporate Venturing
Since 2013 the number of corporate investments in startups has nearly tripled from 980 in 2013 to 2,795 in 2018, and their value has risen from $19 to $180 billion. Yet the success rate of initiatives such as corporate investments, venture builders and corporates accelerators is low. Research we conducted with 350+ chief innovation officers shows that around three quarters of these initiatives fail. Discover the lessons learnt by the one quarter that succeed.Linkedin profile Close window