DALLAS, TX – July 30th, 2021 – o9 Solutions, a premier AI-driven integrated planning and operations solution provider for the enterprise, announced a new, exciting addition to its aim10x Executive Council.
o9 Solutions’ aim10x Executive Council welcomes Dr. Carsten Linz! The aim10x community is a unique space created to support innovators, academics and leaders in business planning and decision-making. This bustling network of ideas is gaining new and exciting members all the time.
“The aim10x Executive Council keeps growing and improving all the time. Dr. Carsten Linz with great knowledge in digital transformation, education, and innovation is going to inspire the community,” said Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO at o9 Solutions and active member of the aim10x Executive Council. “It will be fantastic to discuss the digital space of Supply Chain with Carsten, an author, professor, and leader in his field. I am excited and everyone in the community should be too!”
Dr. Carsten Linz is former Group Digital Officer at BASF, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and author of Radical Business Model Transformation. With almost 20 years in executive roles focused on software, data, and digitally-fueled growth, he has built-up several $100m businesses and led company-wide transformation programmes affecting more than 60,000 employees. Carsten says: “CxOs across industries have a sense of urgency to transform their business and operating models by turning data into smart insights and actions. The o9 digital platform allows users to integrate top-line forecasting and supply chain planning in real-time. The result is a next-generation horizontal integration between the demand and supply loops and a vertical integration across time horizons for a new level of business agility. I am thrilled to work with o9’s leadership team and look forward to an exciting journey ahead!”
Dr. Carsten Linz
Carsten is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network for Digital Transformation, New Leadership and Future of the Digital Economy and Society and holds various advisory board seats. He is a keynote speaker and frequent panellist at public conferences and corporate leadership team gatherings. He teaches executive programs at European School of Management & Technology Berlin, Mannheim Business School, University of St. Gallen, and Stanford Graduate School.
His most recent book, “Radical Business Model Transformation,” is considered a standard reference in business model literature and his articles appear in Forbes and Harvard Business Review (among other publications). Carsten holds a PhD in Innovation Management from University of Bern and a Diploma degree in Economic Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He has studied System Dynamics and Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management, Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at Harvard Business School, and Corporate Strategy at INSEAD Fontainebleau.
Carsten supports social entrepreneurs as an Advisory Board Member of Social Impact Berlin and serves as a mentor for Deutschlandstiftung Integration. He was named “Top-100-Digital Influencer”, awarded as “Innovation Landmark” by the German President, honoured with the coveted “Award of Excellence” from the Global Institute of Logistics and ranked as “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
About the aim10x Executive Council
The aim10x Executive Council is a network of visionary leaders who have built significant operating experience at some of the world’s largest companies. Together they will set the vision for all aspects of an integrated enterprise—from supply chain to finance, sales, and product development, which will lead to global enterprises that are more efficient, sustainable, and profitable.
It is part of the broader ‘aim10x’ initiative sponsored by o9 Solutions, which aims to empower a global community of professionals who are dedicated to digitally transforming planning and decision-making capabilities. The aim10x Executive Council members are sharing their insights about leadership, strategy, change management, and Digital Transformation journeys through the aim10x Webinars, aim10x Podcasts, and aim10x Innovators Network.