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
See all speakers here
Prof. Dr.
Omid
Aschari
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
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
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
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.
Wednesday, 2 September
Arrival and Pre-Programme
Hotel Einstein
Late Afternoon
Social event
St.Gallen City Tour (optional)
Evening
Social event
Welcome Reception and Dinner
Thursday, 3 September
Inspiration
Hotel Einstein
Morning
Keynote
Social and demographic changes, geopolitical shifts, technological developments and ecological realities
Prof. Omid Ashari / Prof. Simon Evenett / Prof. Karolin Frankenberger / Prof. Judith Walls / Prof. Caspar Hirschi
Afternoon
Panel
Responsibility and Health
Sustainability and Mobility
Evening
Social Event
Networking Activity and Dinner
Friday, 4 September
Insights
Executive Campus, University of St.Gallen
Morning
Workshop 1
Selection of workshops
Strategy
– The Digital Transformer’s Dilemma
– Geopolitical Risk and Decision Making
– Agile Innovation
Leadership
– Intuition & Decision Making
– Agile Leadership
– So you want to be a CEO…?
Technology
– De-Mystifying AI
– Disruption through Decentralization
– Accelerated Disruption
Finance
– Financial Leadership in the Digital Age
Afternoon
Workshop 2
Selection of workshops
Strategy
– The Digital Transformer’s Dilemma
– Geopolitical Risk and Decision Making
– Agile Innovation
Leadership
– Intuition & Decision Making
– Agile Leadership
– So you want to be a CEO…?
Technology
– De-Mystifying AI
– Disruption through Decentralization
– Accelerated Disruption
Finance
– Financial Leadership in the Digital Age
Saturday, 5 September
Impact
Executive Campus, University of St.Gallen
Morning
Keynote
Prof. Barbara Fredrickson
Workshop
Creating Change through Positive Leadership
Afternoon
Keynote
Prof. Wolfgang Jenewein
Social event
Farewell Reception
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.