Dr. Yves Pigneur is professor at the University of Lausanne since 1984, and has held visiting professorships at Georgia State University, University of British Columbia, National University of Singapore, and HEC Montreal. He earned his doctoral degree at the University of Namur, Belgium. He was the former Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal "Systèmes d’Information & Management". Together with Alexander Osterwalder, they invented the Business Model Canvas and authored in 2010 the international bestseller “Business Model Generation”, translated in 40 languages; and more recently “Value Proposition Design”. In 2015, they have been recognized as one of the top management thinkers by Thinkers50 and received its Strategy Award.