VUCA: How to Build Adaptive Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty

< Back


VUCA: How to Build Adaptive Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty

Barcelona, June 12-15, 2018


Fred Krawchuk
    Fred Krawchuk
    Academic Director
    Senior Lecturer of Production, Technology and Operations Management
    MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
    MPA, Foreign Policy and Negotiations, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
    Graduate of West Point

    A visionary leader, Fred Krawchuk is highly skilled in bringing multiple stakeholders from varying cultures together to solve complex issues and challenges while building high performance teams. Leveraging his impressive military career and skills gained throughout his life, Fred has built a reputation as someone who expertly creates the ideal environment to facilitate meaningful dialogue and dynamic results.

    Working with academic institutions, NGOs, corporations and individuals around the world, Fred is passionate about uncovering the potential in complex, ambiguous scenarios, and revealing opportunity where others see only chaos. For this reason, Fred is known as a catalyst for change, a thought leader and an influencer in multi-stakeholder collaboration.

    A graduate of West Point, Fred has an MBA from IESE Business School and an MPA from Harvard University. He is a highly decorated retired U.S. Army Colonel, and was awarded the George C. Marshall Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State. He is an Olmsted scholar, MacArthur Leadership Award winner, and recipient of research grants. A published author and fluent in three languages, Fred specializes in organizational design, leadership and management, cross-cultural collaboration, problem solving, negotiations and conflict resolution.
    Antonio Dávila
    Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control
    Ph.D. in Business Administration, Harvard University
    MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
    Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Prof. Dávila is the head of IESE's Department of Entrepreneurship and holder of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair of Management of Technology. From 1999 to 2006, he was part of the faculty at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he still teaches periodically.
    Prof. Dávila is co-author of Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It (2006) and Performance Measurement and Management Control Systems to Implement Strategy (2000). He has also edited a third book, The Creative Enterprise (2007). He has contributed several book chapters and published various research articles in academic journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Research Policy, and Harvard Business Review.

    Kandarp Mehta
    Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Teaching Unit
    PhD in Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
    Visiting Scholar, DRRC, Kellogg School of Management
    Master of Business Administration, K.S. School of Business Management, Gujarat University

    He has been has been a visiting scholar at the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Kellogg School of Management. His research has focused on creativity in organizations and negotiations. He frequently works as a consultant with startups on issues related to innovation and creativity. He has conducted several Negotiation and Creativity Workshops for corporate executives and management students in Europe, USA and India. Before coming to Spain, he was at ICFAI Business School in India where he taught corporate finance. He is also actively involved with creative industries.
    Mª Julia Prats
    Professor of Entrepreneurship
    Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University
    Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
    Degree in Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya

    Prof. Prats teaches courses in both open enrollment programs as well as on in-company programs for companies such as Henkel, Randstad, and Teléfonica, among others.

    Her primary area of interest is the entrepreneurial process, which includes the identification, evaluation and implementation of opportunities in any context. Central to this work is the development of strategies and systems that help established firms achieve profitable growth. Her second work stream focuses on understanding the key factors in building and managing professional service firms. Over the years she has had the opportunity to develop both areas of interest through teaching, research projects and consulting work.


IESE Business School
Executive Education