Managing Director Esko Kilpi Ltd
Esko Kilpi is the founder and principal of Esko Kilpi Ltd, a leading research and consultancy firm working with the challenges of knowledge work and digital work environments. His research interests have been about social complexity, the Internet as a commons for value creation and technological intelligence enabling a human-centric, relational approach to work. A large part of his work has concentrated on principles of lean management and organisational agility based on complexity sciences and theories of complex responsive systems.
Esko takes part in research and lectures on the topics of interactive, iterative processes, complexity, relational view of the firm and social business technologies in Nordic countries, Europe, Middle-East, Far-East and the USA. He has published various articles on these subjects and is the co-author of a book on empowered teams and process management (1996) and books on management challenges of the information age (2001, 2006, and 2007).
In addition to his work as a researcher and author, Esko lectures internationally on the topics of network-based view of the firm, Internet-based business models and work design based on latest interaction technologies. Esko is frequently invited as a keynote speaker in management and technology conferences globally. As an international speaker, author and adviser, he works with both public sector organisations and leading multinational companies. He has been a member of the advisory board of the World Bank on Knowledge Management. Currently, he serves as an advisory board member for a select group of high-tech start-ups.
Esko shares his professional thoughts and insights regularly on his blog posts.
Quotes from Esko
“In an economy, people essentially produce goods and services for people. Companies are theoretically intermediary organizational forms that arrange the development, production, and delivery processes. The digital world we live in today allows us to imagine and experiment with totally new value creation architectures.”
“The central aggregator of enterprise value will no longer be a value chain. Instead, the Internet is a more viable model for making sense of the value-creating constellations of tomorrow.”
“When the architecture of work is the network, dramatic changes are possible. It is already happening in games. The firm of the future may be ten million people working together for ten minutes.”
“The industrial make-and-sell model required expert skills. The decisive thing was your individual knowledge. Today you work more from your network than your skills. The decisive thing is your relations.”