Select Page

Michael Wade Biography

Michael Wade is a chaired professor at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland and directs IMD’s Global Center for Digital Business Transformation.

His areas of expertise relate to digital disruption, digital transformation and digital leadership. He has published nine books, more than a hundred case studies and articles and appears frequently in the mainstream media. His Latest book, published in 2019, is Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change.

His previous book, 2016’s Digital Vortex: How Today’s Market Leaders Can Beat Disruptive Competitors at their Own Game won multiple awards, sold more than 100,000 copies and has been translated into five languages.

Professor Wade has been named one of the top ten digital thought leaders in Switzerland by Bilanz, Le Temps, and Handelszeitung. At IMD, he directs a number of executive programmes related to digital transformation, including Digital Execution, Digital Transformation for Boards and Digital Disruption. He also founded and directs Europe’s first and largest programme for executives on digital, Leading Digital Business Transformation.

He has directed several custom programs related to strategy and digital business transformation with Vodafone, AXA, Tetra Pak, Honda, Gazprom, Credit Suisse and Cartier, among others. Professor Wade has been nominated for teaching awards in the MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Michael Wade is a frequent keynote speaker on topics related to digital disruption and transformation. He has given hundreds of talks at corporate events and industry conferences across the world to groups ranging from a few dozen to thousands of people. He has lived and worked in Britain, Canada, Japan, Norway, Costa Rica and Switzerland.

Michael Wade Videos

Testimonials for Michael Wade

“A great learning experience and an excellent presentation by Professor Wade. He provided a real eye opener on digital transformation.” 

Head , Institute of Banking Studies – Kuwait

“We loved the way he made complex topics not only simple to understand but also very funny.” 

Richard Bielle

President and Director General, CFAO

“Professor Wade gave a great speech and we received superb feedback from his keynote” 

Sylvia Lindblom

SAP Campus Basel

“Professor Wade’s skill in moderating the forum and in driving discussions substantially enriched the event and was very much appreciated by all the delegates. We learned a great deal about the ground breaking changes taking place in the industry” 

Bishar A. Hussein

Director General , Universal Postal Union

Michael Wade‘s Topics

Digital Disruption

No further information on this topic

Organisational Agility

No further information on this topic

Digital Transformation

No further information on this topic

Digital Leadership

No further information on this topic

Books by Michael Wade

Michael Wade, book
Michael Wade, book
Michael Wade, book

Check Availability

  • Complete the form below to find out if Michael Wade is available to speak at your event.

    Regrettably we cannot give Michael Wade's email or contact details under any circumstances. Nor can we contact Michael Wade on your behalf unless it is for a genuine speaking engagement.

  • We take the security of your data seriously as explained in our Privacy Policy. Any personal data you submit (including any sensitive personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act) will be stored in our database for the purposes of providing our services to you and your company.
  • Be the first to get news of the latest thinking, ideas and trends as well as updates on new speakers and the latest books, articles and news from the top speakers and thought leaders in the world.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

THE SPEAKER SHOW

In discussion with Rohit Talwar

In discussion with Rohit Talwar

{!{wpv-post-title}!} | In this episodeIn this episode of #TheSpeakerShow, Sean Pillot de Chenecey interviews the leading global...

In discussion with Fons Trompenaars

In discussion with Fons Trompenaars

{!{wpv-post-title}!} | In this episodeIn this episode of #TheSpeakerShow, Sean Pillot de Chenecey interviews the organisational theorist and...

In discussion with Julia Streets

In discussion with Julia Streets

{!{wpv-post-title}!} | In this episodeIn this episode of #TheSpeakerShow, Sean Pillot de Chenecey interviews Julia Streets, who is a...


LATEST ARTICLES


LATEST PODCASTS


LATEST VIDEOS

Scale The Future

Scale The Future

Terence Mauri is an Inc. Top 100 keynote speaker and best-selling author, click through to watch his ‘Scale the Future’ keynote address video.


  • We take the security of your data seriously as explained in our Privacy Policy. Any personal data you submit (including any sensitive personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act) will be stored in our database for the purposes of providing our services to you and your company.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get in touch

Speakers Associates Ltd
15 Kinghorn Park
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 7TX

+44 (0)1628 636600

info@speakersassociates.com

Follow us on