5. Zurich Business Forum: Das andere Forum

Das andere Forum im Zeichen von Technologie und Innovation
mit 60 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer

Der wichtigste Rohstoff der Schweiz ist die Bildung. Die Motoren der Schweizer Wirtschaft sind fortlaufende Innovationen und technologischer Vorsprung.

Das 5. Zurich Business Forum vom Freitag und Samstag, 21./22. September in Horgen stand daher im Zeichen von Technologie und Innovation.

Zurich Business Forum am Lorange Institute of Business in Horgen
Frühmorgens, die ersten von 60 Teilnehmern stärken sich mit einem Kaffee.

Rund 60 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer, darunter namhafte Vertreter der Schweizer Wirtschaft, trafen sich am Lorange Institute of Business. Diskutiert wurden Lösungen im Bereich der Kunden-, Produkt- und Prozessinnovation im internationalen Wettbewerbsumfeld.

Am Zurich Business Forum mit Peter Lorange
Unser Präsident, Peter Lorange (l.) im Gespräch – das wichtigste am Forum, das Networking

Warum das ‘andere Forum’?
Am Zurich Business Forum wird wenig referiert, aber viel diskutiert. Mit Ausnahme der beiden Hauptreferate ist jede Veranstaltung ein Workshop. Der überschaubare Rahmen regt zu Diskussionen und Austausch an und macht das Forum zu einem essentiellen Networking-Anlass für die regionale, Schweizerische und internationale Wirtschaft.

Workshop am 5. Zurich Business Forum
Prominente Hauptreferenten und Moderatoren
Gestartet wurde jeweils mit einem Hauptreferat, zum einen der einstige CIO der Credit Suisse Karl Landert, zum anderen der Asien-Experte und Buchautor Karl Pilny (‘Das asiatische Jahrhundert’). Sekundiert wurden sie durch acht Workshop-Moderatoren, darunter Führungspersönlichkeiten wie Christoph Bauer, CEO der AZ Medien.


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Here are the speakers of the 5th Zurich Business Forum

Dear friends

The 5th Zurich Business Forumis about to open its doors: on Friday/Saturday 21/22 September.

Again we have a terrific agenda and great speakers and lecturers. Though, I don’t like the idea of lecturers. They don’t lecture. They run workshops and you rather discuss with them in an unbiased way the relevant topics.

A great opportunity for all parties involved to meet new partners, new ideas, new peers – in brief: it’s a networking hotspot.

I am looking forward to seeing you and the speakers below.

Peter Lorange



Karl Landert, Credit Suisse

Karl Landert, former CIO Credit Suisse
Use it or loose it: How IT impacts modern banking.



Karl Pilny

Dr. Karl Pilny, Asia expert and author
Tomorrow’s success: Green Innovation and Technology





AZ Medien CEO Ch. Bauer

Dr. Christoph Bauer, CEO AZ Medien AG
What comes after the newspaper? New business models in media



Peter van Bladeren Head of NRC Nestlé Research Centre Lausanne

Peter van Bladeren, Head NRC Nestlé Research Center
What shall we eat tomorrow? Innovation in consumer Goods



Daniel Krebser CCO, Atizo AG
Daniel Krebser, CCO, Atizo AG
A world without licenses: crowdsourcing/open innovation




Dr Mark Esposito Professor, Founder & Director Centre Labs for Responsible Competitiveness

Dr. Mark Esposito, Founder & Director Centre Labs for Responsible Competitiveness
How to turn venture into success: Bottom of the pyramid innovations and business opportunities.



Erhard Rüttimann President and CEO of Communication Partners AG

Erhard Rüttimann, President und CEO von Communication Partners AG
The turn of the tide: how technology impacts the modern firm.



Alfonso Tasso, VP Sales & Operations Swisscom Hospitality

Alfonso Tasso,     VP Sales & Operations Swisscom Hospitality
Why and how the Internet is going to change and innovate the hotel industry?



Rudolf Burkhard Business Development Director, VISTEM GmbH & Co. KG
Rudolf Burkhard, Business Development Director, VISTEM GmbH & Co. KG
Effectively use our scarce innovation resources: a theory of constraints.




Peter Curtis CEO, Seaspan Corporation

Peter Curtis, CEO Seaspan Corporation
Sail on! Innovation in ship design

Why should business integrate ethics?

Dear reader

It is always with great interest and curiosity that I follow the research work of other professors, especially when they teach at our business school in Horgen.

This time I recommend you a reading, which is co-authored*) by Mark Esposito. Mark is associate professor at the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and also visiting professor at the Lorange Institute of Business.

Prof Mark Esposito Prof. Mark Esposito

If you like to see, hear and work with Mark, you should not miss the upcoming 5th Zurich Business Forum on September 21/22.

During the forum, a 2-day event, dedicated to innovation and technology, you can meet Mark during his Friday afternoon workshop with a clear focus on open innovations. (Download 5th ZBF Programm).

The book I recommend is called “Business Ethics A Critical Approach: Integrating Ethics Across the Business World” and I could hardly get better to the heart of the book than Nigel F. B. Allington from the University of Cambridge, UK who wrote that “this provocative and stimulating new book is a welcome diagnosis of the ethical issues underpinning a wide range of academic disciplines and subjects.”

Click the image to download a info sheet (pdf)

I am looking forward to meeting Mark in August. In the meantime I wish you all a nice summer holiday and a good reading!

Peter Lorange

*) Co-Authors

Patrick O’Sullivan is Professor and Head of Department of People, Organizations and Society at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

Mark Smith is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

Mark Esposito is Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Leadership at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

Financial Times: Professor of the week!

Dear reader

Every week, a business school professor, an expert in his or her field, is defining key terms on FT Lexicon, the online economics, business and finance glossary of the Financial Times.

Mark Esposito ist Faculty Mitglied am Lorange Institute of Business in Horgen (Zürich)

We are happy to announce that our faculty member Mark Esposito from the Grenoble School of Management has achieved this great nomination! Congratulations, Mark!

This week, Mark defined three terms on the FT Lexicon :

  • complexity management
  • organizational violence
  • congruence

If you want to listen to Mark Esposito, you should sign up for our 2-day-module on August 18/19: Sustainable Business Management: More than a buzzword – insights of sustainability.

Some more words about Mark:

Mark Esposito, Professor für Sustainable Management, gewählt von der Financial TimesHe is Professor at Grenoble School of Management and Lecturer of Systems Thinking at Harvard University. He is the Founder & Director of the Lab-Center for Responsible Competitiveness, a think tank affiliated with the MOC network of Prof. Michael Porter. A Fellow of the Center for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School, he is author of 7 books, and his work appears regularly on the Harvard Business Review. Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability worldwide.