Travaglini, Maurizio -

Maurizio Travaglini


Adjunct Professor of Leardership & Innovation, École des Ponts Business School

  • Lecturer & Research Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (USA) from January 2014 – Present
  • ​​Principal at Architects of Group Genius (Italy) from June 2003 – Present

The core of Maurizio’s practice is the co-design of new solutions inside temporary Laboratories, where participants are involved in a rigorous and unusual collaborative process. This approach engages people at different levels: the collective and the individual, the philosophical and the cultural, the strategic and the operational. The focus of the work ranges from strategy formulation and leadership development to the co-design of new policies, products, services, and spaces. Clients include leaders of some of the most admired corporations, universities, and not-for-profit organizations in the world.

Maurizio serves as Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the École des Ponts Business School in Paris and as a Member of the Faculty team of the “Leading And Building A Culture Of Innovation” program at Harvard Business School (Maurizio has conceived this program with Prof. Linda Hill.) He has taught in the Executive Education Department of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), and served as Academic Lead for the “Leadership And Design Thinking” program and the “IndyProject” program (part of the GSD Advanced Management Development Program). In 2016, he was invited to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos as a Forum Fellow.

Maurizio is co-author of the article “Unlocking the Slices of Genius in Your Organization,” published on the HBS Centennial publication Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice (2010). The article was co-written with Professor Linda Hill (Harvard Business School), Greg Brandeau (CIO of Pixar Animation Studios), and Emily Stecker (HBS).

Before founding his practice, Maurizio served as director for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. He spent over a decade in management and consulting roles at international companies including Nokia, J.P. Morgan, and Accenture.

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