Foresense provides top international leaders with a powerful understanding of the changing world. Through expert academic and practitioner knowledge, high-level networks and critical tools, it supports purposeful leadership, contributing to value creation across society and business.

Days of exchange, insights and tools for real-world impact.
Top-tier speakers and experts from academia and practice.
high-level business leaders from around the world.
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Foresense is for top executives in large and medium-sized international organizations, including the executive team, business unit and function heads. You are a driver of change and seek an understanding of the issues that will transform your organization and your role. Encouraging high-level exchange, admission is selective. Become part of the Foresense Community!

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Speakers
Encounter and exchange with speakers from across industries and sectors. Featured experts include leaders from business and prominent faculty from St.Gallen and beyond. The Foresense speakers list is constantly updated.
Prof. Dr.
Judith Walls
Director Institute for Economy and the Environment
University of St.Gallen  

Prof. Dr.
Falk Uebernickel
Hasso Plattner Institute
Simona Scarpaleggia
Head "The Future of Work"
INGKA Group (IKEA)
Prof. Dr.
Damian Borth
Director Institute of Computer Science
University of St.Gallen


Prof. Dr.
Karolin Frankenberger
Director Institute of Management & Academic Director Executive MBA University of St.Gallen  
Adrian Locher
Serial Entrepreneur in AI and Founder
Merantix
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Prof. Dr.
Omid
Aschari
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.
Johannes
Binswanger
Chair for Business Economics and Public Policy
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.
Damian
Borth
Director Institute of Computer Science
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.
Alexander
Braun
Adjunct Professor of Risk Management
University of St.Gallen
Dr.
Rachel
Brooks
Design Thinking Expert and Lecturer
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.
Heike
Bruch
Professor of Leadership
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.
Tomas
Casas i Klett
Director China Competence Center
University of St.Gallen
Dr.
Yves
Daccord
Director General
International Committee of the Red Cross
Prof.
James
Davis, PhD
Professor of International Politics
University of St.Gallen
Prof.
Simon
Evenett, PhD
Trade policy analyst and Professor and MBA Director
University of St.Gallen
Prof.
Barbara
Fredrickson, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prof.
Ian
Goldin, PhD
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change
University of Oxford
Prof. Dr.
Caspar
Hirschi
Professor of History
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.
Wolfgang
Jenewein
Director Institute for Customer Insight
University of St.Gallen
Lise
Kingo
Executive Director
United Nations Global Impact
Barbara
Kux
Member of the Board
Firmenich, Henkel, Pargesa, Grosvenor Group
Prof. Dr.
Jan Marco
Leimeister
Director, Institute of Information Management
University of St.Gallen
Adrian
Locher
Serial Entrepreneur in AI and Founder
Merantix
Prof. Dr.
Klaus
Möller
Professor of Controlling and Performance Management
University of St.Gallen
Prof.
Winfried
Ruigrok, PhD
Director Institute for International Management, Dean Executive School
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.
Gudrun
Sander
Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
University of St.Gallen
Simona
Scarpaleggia
Head "The Future of Work"
INGKA Group (IKEA)
Prof. Dr.
Günther
Schuh
CEO and Founder; Director Werkzeugmaschinenlabor
E.GO; RWTH Aachen
Marc
Schöni
Cloud Solution Architect | Data + AI
Microsoft
Nicholas
Storm
Senior Vice President
SAP, DBS Services Delivery Industries
Dr.
Thorsten
Truijens
Lecturer
University of St.Gallen
More speakers will be added soon.
Dr. Yves Daccord
Director General
International Committee of the Red Cross
Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prof. Ian Goldin PhD
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change
University of Oxford
Simona Scarpaleggia
Head "The Future of Work"
INGKA Group (IKEA)
Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh
CEO und Gründer; Direktor Werkzeugmaschinenlabor
E.GO; RWTH Aachen
Nicholas Storm
Senior Vice President, SAP
DBS Services Delivery Industries
Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun
Adjunct Professor of Risk Management
University of St.Gallen
Dr. Rachel Brooks
Design Thinking Expert and Lecturer
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Omid Aschari
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
University of St.Gallen
Prof. James Davis
Professor of International Politics
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Simon Evenett
Trade policy analyst and Professor and
MBA Director
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Caspar Hirschi
Professor of History
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Wolfgang Jenewein
Director Institute for Customer Insight
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Jan Marco Leimeister
Director, Institute of Information Management
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Klaus Möller
Professor of Controlling and Performance Management
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok
Director Institute for International Management, Dean Executive School
University of St.Gallen
Prof. Gudrun Sander
Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
University of St.Gallen
Dr. Thorsten Truijens
Lecturer
University of St.Gallen

Programme
Foresense provides you with a powerful overview of the trends shaking business and society, while also enabling you to customize your experience to your unique context. Deepen your knowledge and expand your toolkit for tackling issues that impact your business most. The programme will continuously be updated.
Preparation
Pre-Readings
Webinars
Digital Thought Starters
WELCOME
Welcome Lounge
CEO Circle Apero
Opening Event
INSPIRATION
Panels
Networking Events
Gala Dinner
Insights
Workshops
Peer-Exchange
Keynotes
Impact
Reflections
Tools
Exchange
Transfer
Implementation
Follow-Up
Community
Workshop
The Power of One
What are the leadership ingredients for realizing sustainability?
Prof. Dr. Judith Walls
Hotel Einstein
Friday 3 Sept. 2020; 11:45 h
What kind of leaders does it take for businesses not only to prioritize but to realize sustainability? Business success in this challenging area often has to do with the personal characteristics and background of leaders. Learn what it takes for leaders to transform their companies into sustainable powerhouses while responding to pressures from stakeholders.
About us
Foresense is an initiative by the Executive School of the University of St.Gallen. As one of Europe’s leading business universities, we are recognised globally as a place for thought leadership on current economic, business, and societal matters and for the development of talent able to integrate perspectives and act both entrepreneurially and responsibly. With Foresense, we aim to build a community of leaders driving change in an uncertain future.
Talk to us if you have any questions or want to know more.
Dr. Bettina Hartmann
Director Foresense
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Foresense is a new top level programme initiated and offered by the Executive School of the University of St.Gallen. The programme targets senior and top level managers in international corporations who value thinking outside the box and see themselves as drivers of the future.