Oliver Schlake
Chief Innovation Instructor
 
Dr. Oliver Schlake is a Clinical Professor and Senior Executive Teaching Fellow at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Inaugural Fellow at the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Oliver is a multi-award winning professor, teaching the Executive MBA program in Innovation Management, Industry and Competitor Analysis, Business Strategy, Corporate Venturing, Entrepreneurship and Creativity for Business Leaders.

Oliver has authored and co- authored four books and 60 journal publications on long-term strategic planning, technology management and business intelligence. His current research interest is in the field of innovation strategy, scenario planning, business foresight, and corporate entrepreneurship. His work on collaborative scenario-planning is known worldwide and applied by several large organizations as their core strategic planning tool.

For over 20 years Oliver has helped organizations and individuals to better respond to uncertainty, change and complexity with innovative, flexible and future robust strategies. His expertise from more than 80 major strategy projects along with the unique processes he developed have enabled organizations to more effectively anticipate and successfully respond to upcoming challenges.

As a futurist and former product developer, he continuously tracks emerging technologies, business and social trends throughout the world to spot new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and gauge the strategic impact of them for established organizations.



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