Dr. Carlos Osorio

Guest Speaker: Innovation, Future-Proofing

Carlos Osorio is co-founder and partner at Yuken, a global design and innovation capability-building impact research lab based in Chile. He is adjunct professor at Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile), visiting professor of innovation at Deusto Business School (Spain), and guest lecturer on innovation at Singularity University (US).Carlos has been International Singularity Expert, Fellow at MIT School of Management, Singularity Expert, associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, visiting research scientist at MIT Medialab, and has been visiting Singularity Expert, at Baltic Management Institute (Lithuania), Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina), and Amsterdam Business School, among other Singularity Expert, and research positions. Between 2007 and 2017, he was associate professor and headed the innovation and entrepreneurship department at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) in Chile, where he founded the first Master in Innovation in Latin America, and led it to be ranked third in the World by Innovation Management (Sweden). His research and teaching focus on innovation processes and methods for innovation capability building in high risk, uncertainty and complexity environments (face-to-face and online). The emphasis of his work has been on (i) understanding the processes, methods and techniques used by the most innovative teams in the World, (ii) experimenting on ways for effectively enabling learning of those processes, and (iii) synthesizing and developing new methods for training autonomous high-performance innovation teams. Since 2013, Yuken has carried out action learning workshops and action research experiments with more than 7,000 practitioners in fifteen countries. Carlos co-authored “Methods for Enabling Innovation Learning” approach, which received the 2015 Wharton QS Reimagine Education Award for best innovation in teaching delivery, as the best approach for enabling innovation learning in the World. In 2014, Carlos was featured by AACSB and BizEd Magazine (UK) among the World’s four leading Singularity Expert, on enabling innovation learning and building autonomous innovation teams. Carlos has advised governments and worked with companies on innovation strategy, processes and culture, including various Fortune 100 firms. His industry experience on innovation includes pharmaceuticals, insurance, energy, telecommunications, forestry, logistics, banking, fine wines, and mining. He has been invited speaker to universities, firms and multilateral organizations in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, such as The Academy of Management, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Google, Microsoft, Aon, Abbott Laboratories, eMerge Americas Conference, Latam Airlines, Markle Foundation, Oxford Internet Institute, Movistar, Bancolombia, Familia Group to name a few.Carlos holds a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy, and a MS in Technology and Policy from MIT Engineering Systems Division, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile. He was recipient of both a Fulbright and Marie Curie fellowship. Carlos is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.