Isaac Getz is a professor of Idea, Initiative, and Innovation Management at the ESCP-EAP European School of Management (Paris/London/Berlin/Madrid/Torino) Paris campus, France, ranked 2nd in Europe by Financial Times, and was Visiting Professor at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated in Computer Science, and then obtained a M.Sc. in Management Science, and Ph.Ds in Psychology and in Management. Before becoming a professor, he worked for several years in the area of Information Systems.
Dr. Getz conducted and published research on diverse topics related to innovation, management, corporate excellence, vision, and growth. In 2000, the leading French business review l'Expansion named him among the best 8 professors of Management in Europe. Dr. Getz is an active speaker on the topics of idea and innovation management, organizing for the freedom of initiative, corporate excellence and change, and gave executive conferences, keynote speeches and training seminars for leading speakers bureaus and management development institutions including European Speaker Bureau/The London Speaker Bureau, Thought Leaders International, Speakers Academy, Business International, Promostudio, Paroles d’Experts, APM, Key-People, IMS. He also led corporate seminars in many leading European and American corporations and delivered key-notes in such organizations as The Lisbon Council (of which he is a member), Aspen Institute, Telecom Italia Nobel Prize Colloquia, Association of European Regions and in innovation summits with the leading public authorities of the European Union, USA, Holland, Italy, and Africa.
When the time allows, Dr. Getz’s gets involved in helping a few selective organizations in their transformation and innovation efforts. Dr. Getz’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Financial Times Deutschland, Il Sole 24 Ore, Het Financieele Dagblad, De Gelderlander, Le Figaro, Les Echos, Entreprise, Nouvel Economiste, l’Usine Nouvelle, Stratégies, Il Tempi, RAI, Telequattro, TV5, TV MBC, BFM, Radio Classique and other media.
In 2003-2004, Dr. Getz has co-authored a book InnovationsPOWER in German (also in French, Italian, Dutch, and Spanish) which details the key role of idea management in improving corporate innovation, and sustainable growth. It was one of the 3 finalists for the annual Manpower Best Book Award in France. In 2009, he co-authored a new book: Freedom, Inc.: The Remarkable, No-Cost Way to Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth appearing with Crown/Random.