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Philippe Silberzahn

Associate professor at EMLYON Business School;
Research fellow at École Polytechnique



Philippe Silberzahn is a recognized expert in innovation and entrepreneurship. He has authored and co-authored five books in French and English on entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy as well as many academic articles on these topics.

As a consultant and management educator, he works with companies confronted to disruptions in their markets, including AXA, Renault Group, Royal Canin, Alcatel-Lucent, Total, Saint-Gobain and EDF.

He is an Associate Professor at EMLYON Business School in France. He is also a Research Fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France and a visiting lecturer at HEC Paris, CEDEP, EPFL/HEC Lausanne, and Solvay Brussels School of Business and Economics. He was previously a Research Associate at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Prior to his academic career, he had over twenty years of industry experience as an entrepreneur and CEO, having participated in the creation or acquisition of four high technology firms, and as an international consultant in India, China, Europe and the US.

He holds a PhD from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Caen, France, a MS in Management from the Sorbonne University, and an MBA from the London Business School.