Yves Karcher

Associate Professor

Nationality: Swiss, French

Professional Career & Mini Bio

Yves Karcher is a former Engineering VP of Logitech. He has lead Logitech mice and Keyboard product development for retail, OEM, Gaming and tablet-related accessories as well as for future categories. He has lead up to 400 engineers, managed innovation processes and labs in 6 different sites globally. He also setup the innovation center in Switzerland, within the EFPL campus.

In 2015 he set up his company, www.InnoExec.com and is giving back his experience in innovation and execution to students (such as EMBA classes of EPFL, Wharton, MIT, BSL). He also facilitates workshops in companies, from tech start-up, scale-up or industry SME to Multinationals.

Favorite Research Topics
  • Selection and execution of innovative ideas
  • Organizational design for innovation & managing changes

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