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GAUTHIER Thomas

Thomas GAUTHIER

Professor in Strategy and Organizaion

I am Professor in the « Strategy and organization » department. I serve as « Disrupted Futures (d.futures) » Course Director. d.futures is a core course in the school’s Master of Science in Management, International MBA, and Executive MBA curricula.
d.futures is a live case-based course in which participants are provided with a unique opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and competencies to help a real organization anticipate multiple, alternative futures. By sticking to the conventional strategy work and focusing their attention on a single, desired future, strategists run the risk of preempting the opportunity for sensing and making sense of unpredictable, emergent patterns in their contextual environment. On the contrary, imagining and exploring alternative, disrupted futures may yield new conceptual lenses through which strategists may sense and make sense of aspects of the present, particularly novelty. Attending to the many futures-in-the-present may allow strategists to consider new assumptions, ask better questions, and invent novel strategic options through a process of discovery and immersive learning.
As a researcher, I am exploring how organizations may learn to "use the future(s)" to navigate unchartered waters.

EducationTop

2008 – 2012 : PhD in Clinical Medicine under the supervision of Professor Edward Leen (Imperial College London)

2003 – 2005 : Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2000 – 2003 : Diplôme d’Ingénieur (École supérieure de physique et chimie industrielles de Paris)

AwardsTop

2008 : British Council Entente Cordiale Fellowship

2007 : Philips Research & Development Excellence Award

ExperienceTop

2017 : Visiting Scholar (University of Oxford – Said Business School)

2016 – 2020 : Affiliate Professor – Expert (emlyon business school)

2014 : Lecturer (Sciences Po Paris)

2011 – 2012 : Senior Research Scientist (Philips Research)

2010 – 2011 : Clinical Research Director (Philips Healthcare)

2005 – 2010 : Systems Design Engineer (Philips Ultrasound)

2007 – 2009 : Visiting Scientist (University of Washington)

2003 – 2005 : Recherche Assistant (Harvard Medical School)

ExpertiseTop

Strategy - Strategic foresight - Scenario planning - Design fiction - Radical uncertainty

AssociationsTop

Association Internationale de Management Stratégique

Courses taughtTop

Disrupted Futures, Master of Science in Management

Disrupted Futures, Executive MBA

Disrupted Futures, International MBA

Disrupted Futures, Specialized Master, Juriste Manager International Part-Time

Disrupted Futures, MSc in Supply Chain & Purchasing Management

Research InterestTop

Anticipatory systems and organizational behaviors

Decision-making in radical uncertainty situations

Collaborative strategies