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Oliver Gassmann, Kilian Schmück and Nicolas Gilgen

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Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Chairman of the Directorate of the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM-HSG) and Director of the Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is co-founder of BGW AG, BMI Lab AG and Avatarion Technology AG. Finally, he is a member of several supervisory boards of international companies, founding director of the GLORAD research lab St. Gallen/Shanghai. Previously, he was responsible for the management of research and pre-development in the Schindler Group. He has been research fellow at Berkeley (2007), Stanford (2012) and Harvard (2016). In 2014 he has been awarded with the Scholary Impact Award of the Journal of Management, in 2015 he has got the Citation of Excellence Award by the Emerald Group. Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann is the main lecturer in several Executive MBA programs, member of several economic and academic boards, author and editor of 12 books and more than 200 international articles in the fields of technology and innovation management. Kilian Schmueck researches decentralized platforms, platform business models and platform evolution at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG). His current focus lies on the implications of decentralization through distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain. Kilian Schmueck has a professional background in the automotive industry and New Mobility business models. He studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen with a focus on automotive and production engineering. Kilian Schmueck is founder of Decentrivize and co-initiator of the St. Gallen Blockchain Roundtable. Nicolas Gilgen studies Business Innovation and International Management (CEMS) at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and at Ivey Business School in Canada. Before joining the Institute of Technology Management (ITEM-HSG), where he supported research on decentralized platforms, he worked as a Consultant Intern at Commerzbank’s Main Incubator in Frankfurt. His activities there focused on initial coin offerings, self-sovereign identity and crypto transactions.