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Mr. Oliver Christopher Will

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since 2008 Founder and Managing Director, Die Strategiemanufaktur / The Strategy Architects, Karlsruhe ( Focusing on Public - and Non-Profit-Sector-Sector Consultancy as well as Cross- sectoral Dialogue and Exchange Programmes 2002 – 2007 Member of the Management-Team of the Führungsakademie Baden-Württemberg (Leadership Academy of the State of Bade-Wurtemberg) Director Leadership Programmes, Strategy and International Affairs 1997 – 2002 Department of Science and Arts Baden-Wurtemberg Responsible for State Museums and Commissioner for New Public Management 1993 – 1997 Managing Director of the Europäischen Zentrums für Föderalismus-Forschung (European Centre for Research on Federalism) Tübingen and Brussels 1992 – 1993 Mercedes-Benz AG, Corporate Development Unit Education • History, Law and Politics at the University of Tübingen and University of Durham, University College, (UK) • Leibniz Kolleg, Tübingen Visiting Lecturer • Zeppelin University, Department Public Management and Governance, Friedrichshafen (since 2006) • Hertie School of Governance, Berlin Memberships • Member of the German Section of International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) • Member of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) • Member of German Council on Foreign Relations • Former Member of the Board of Gesellschaft für Programmforschung (GfP 2007-2013) (Forum for practitioners and academia discussing shaping and monitoring of government programmes) Publications (selected): • Oliver Will, Smarte Städte benötigen eine integrierte Verwaltung. In: Städtetag aktuell 8/17. • Harald Plamper, Oliver Will, Regional Transition – eine Managementaufgabe. In: Innovative Regionalmanagement im demografischen Wandel. Springer-Verlag 2017. • Oliver Will, TechnologiePark 21. Ein Zukunftsbild. Karlsruhe 2016. • Oliver Will, Haltung. Kooperationskompetenz in Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Staat im 21. Jahrhundert. Bad Homburg v.d.H. 2012. • Diversity-Management. In: Handbuch Kommunalpolitik. Stuttgart 2010 • Innovation is making Paradoxes Work. Re-Imaging the Role of Civil Service Leadership for an Innovative Society. In: Stamm, B.v./Trifilova, A. (eds), The Future of Innovation. Farnham UK/Burlington USA. 2009. • Die intelligente Verwaltung – Strategien eines neuen Grenzmanagements. In: Maravic, P. von / Priddat, B.P. (Hrsg.): Öffentlich / Privat: Verwaltung als Schnittstellenmanagement? Beiträge zur Reorganisation des Staates 1. Marburg 2008.

Areas of interests in TH research

Combining technological, social and institutional innovation / next co-production arenas / Ecosystems - making ecosystems work

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

Smart City Governance / Next Techpark-Projects (e.g. Karlsruhe, Berlin)

Main works and publications

Short CV