Guido Baltes

Entrepreneur, Author, Scientist, Professor & Director IST Innovation Institute

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guido H. Baltes is Director of the IST Institute for Strategic innovation & Technology management at Constance’s University of Applied Sciences, visiting professor at UIBE University in Beijing and UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management. As an expert in strategic transformation and innovation, he combines corporate and entrepreneurial experience with internationally renowned research:

He was responsible for strategy & marketing in the executive management board of a top 3 IT service company in Germany and as (co)founder has successfully built several start-ups – including Coliquio, the largest community of physicians in German-speaking countries and lately Unisphere, a start-up that provides flight management services for stratosphere-flying drones. As a mentor he supports start-up founders at Lake Constance University and UC Berkeley’s start-up bootcamp.

In the past decade, his research has focused on design issues in context of strategic innovation and corporate entrepreneurship. Based on that, he frequently supports companies in implementing innovation-oriented growth strategies and their digital transformation.

He is the author of numerous internationally reviewed articles in journals, conferences and books. Most recently, he published together with Antje Freyth the new standard VERÄNDERUNGSINTELLIGENZ (“change intelligence”) with Springer/Gabler.”