Gordon Hewitt – Keynote Speaker

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Specialist Subjects

  • Competing in a Disruptive World
  • The new Economics of Trust
  • Scenario Planning
  • The New Economics of Disruption
  • Managing Change
  • Transformation and Cultural Change
  • Value Creation in a Disruptive World
  • Creating Digital Enterprise
  • Scenario Planning



  • English


Gordon Hewitt is an internationally acclaimed business school Professor of Strategic Management. Born and educated in Scotland, he was appointed as Visiting Distinguished Professor in Strategic Management at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. For many years his research, teaching and consulting interests have spanned the fields of corporate competitiveness, business strategy, and the value added of executive leadership in dynamic, complex markets. At the Ross School he consistently received the highest participant ratings in Executive Education programmes.

His ideas, often developed in partnership with the late CK Prahalad, have been at the leading edge of global thinking about corporate value-creation, corporate innovation, and corporate transformation in a “game changing” world. He has developed pioneering methods for analysing disruptive dynamics in markets, extending the boundaries of conventional strategy models. Gordon’s academic awards include his recent appointment as Professor of Strategy Practice at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow.

In his private consulting capacity, he has extensive experience of working at CEO and Board level with many major global corporations. He has delivered business strategy and top leadership sessions for companies such as Pfizer, Philips, Shell, IBM, Sony, Honeywell, PwC, Credit Suisse, Astra Zeneca, Verizon, Ericsson, Intel, Bosch, Telstra, HSBC, Deutsche Post/DHL, Time Warner, Humana, Syngenta, Biocon, PepsiCo, and Six Digital Exchange

Still resident in Scotland, Gordon’s consulting work is conducted on a global basis. He has been a member of the International Advisory Board to Scottish Enterprise and was appointed Chairman of Court, the Governing Board, at the University of Abertay Dundee from 2003 to 2010. Gordon was invited to join Pfizer’s Healthcare R&D Global Innovation Advisory Council in 2017. Recently he was appointed as Global Advisor to Switzerland’s Six Group on establishing in Switzerland the world’s first coordinated and regulated system for digital assets.

Amongst his civic and public honours in the UK, Gordon Hewitt was awarded the title of CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for his work in the field of international business. He is also a peer-elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), Scotland’s National Academy of science and letters.

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