A Good Disruption

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  • Martin Stuchtey

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The Disruptive Innovation Festival is an online festival of ideas that asks the question: what if we could redesign everything? During the DIF, we’ll be asking our speakers to tell us what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions: sign up for a free My DIF account and ask your question through the discussion forum below the live stream!

A change is definitely coming to our economy, and it’s one that’s fuelled by technological development. Advances in artificial intelligence, 3D printing, biomaterials, quantum computing, and many other technologies will disrupt the economy.

The question is, will the disruption be positive or negative?

What does it take to have a ‘good disruption’?


This video is one of a series of three. Look out for The Performance Economy with Walter Stahel, and A Flow of Wealth or a Wealth of Flows? by Ken Webster.


Martin Stuchtey

Martin Stuchtey

Martin Stuchtey is the Founder and Managing Partner of SYSTEMIQ Ltd., a company that
develops new markets and assets in the sustainability space.

He has worked at McKinsey for 20 years, most recently as Director of the Center for Business and Environment. In 2006, Martin Stuchtey co-founded McKinsey's Sustainability Practice, working with numerous corporate, government and social sector clients on the challenges of climate change, water scarcity, ocean degradation and resource depletion at large.

He is an initiator of the 2030 Water Resources Group, a long-time strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum and the author of “A Good Disruption – Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century”.

Martin Stuchtey served as a company commander in the German Alpine forces and worked as geologist in Southern Africa.

He holds a BSc. Hons.-degree in economic geology/mineralogy from Rhodes University
(South Africa), a Masters in business economics from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of
Management (Germany), an MBA from Lancaster University (UK) and a Ph.D. in regional
economics from the Technical University of Dresden.

He is a professor for Resource Strategy and Management at Innsbruck University. He, his
wife and their six children live at Lake Starnberg in Germany and Anras, Tirol.

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