It used to take Fortune 500 companies 20 years on average to reach a billion-dollar valuation. Currently, however, digital startups are getting there in four years.

Advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, digital biology, and robotics continue to develop at faster and faster rates. It is becoming more challenging for organizations of all sizes to see far enough into the future to plan for how technologies and trends will disrupt, as well as create opportunities, for businesses and world markets. Foundational strategic models and innovation methods are being re-written.

At the St. Gallen Center for Digital Transformation we are committed to supporting companies and business leaders in both understanding the forces that are driving the transformation and providing the tools to unlock an innovation mindset. We help businesses obtain the tools to make an uncertain future an asset. During this process, all relevant questions on digital transformation are addressed and answered by combining the most recent scientific findings with our proven practical experience.

The Center engages with both scientific environments and cutting edge start-up communities around the world and our material and methodologies are constantly evolving to make sure that we deliver and use the newest relevant findings and methods in a rapidly changing world. The Center’s work evolves around three pillars:

  • Understanding the need for transformation
  • Creating the leadership capacity for driving transformation and
  • Creating the organisational capacity for transformation

Workshops, Keynote-Speeches and Consulting Services

  • Digital Transformation
  • Culture Design for the Digital Age
  • Innovation Sprints and Prototyping
  • Structuring Innovation Effort for Maximum Effect
  • Innovation Culture and Capacity
  • Future Boards, Virtual and/or Physical

SGMI Open Programs: Seminars


Rasmus Nutzhorn
Director of the Center for Digital Business Transformation at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

Rasmus Nutzhorn is an entrepreneur and is a highly regarded Innovation and Transformation expert both nationally and internationally. He works in both startups and corporates, and is said to be one of the thought leaders in the field of Digital Transformation, Future Business Design and Innovation.

As a lecturer, he trains managers at all levels on the topics of Digital Transformation, Culture Design for Unlocking Speed, and Innovation. His work focuses heavily on creating solutions that have a measurable positive impact on the future role of human beings in an exponentially changing world driven by technology. His approach is philosophical, strategic and pragmatic. As an Innovation and Transformation expert, he is vastly experienced in the areas of:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Future Exponential Technologies
  • Digital Business Models
  • Technology Ethics
  • Design Thinking
  • Agile Coaching
  • Startup Leadership
  • Corporate Venturing
  • Future Business Strategy


Rasmus Nutzhorn

Director of the Center for Digital Transformation at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen

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