Masterclass: Business Strategy and Leadership

This Masterclass is about Strategy and Leadership in growing and innovative companies.

Our discussion will embrace imagination, creativity, innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, markets, market positioning, competition, communication and presentation and not business school theory.

Whom? Managers and leaders in innovative, and international companies in Finland
Price: Free of charge
Date: January 31st, 2024
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 Finnish time (UTC+2)
Where? Online via Teams

What will you learn:

Business Strategy

  • What is Business Strategy?
  • Why is it important?
  • Some seminal scholars and case studies
  • Discuss the examples
  • Discussion


  • Definitions and Styles
  • Where does it fit with Strategy?
  • Turning Strategy into Results – Leaders and Teams 

Agenda (Finnish time, UTC+2):

13:00–13:15 – Welcome and Introductions // Dr. Jan Storgårds, Academic Programme Leader
13:15–13:45 – Strategy Deployment and Leadership // Dr. Gregory O’Shea, Lappeenranta University of Technology
13:45–14:15 – Deeptech Startup Leadership // Maria Jensen, CEO, Antler Bio
14:15–14:20 – Break
14:20–14:50 – Entrepreneurial thinking in Leadership // Dr. Seppo Luoto, Lappeenranta University of Technology
14:50–15:00 – Summary and Conclusions

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The talks are approximately 20 minutes after which there is time for questions and discussions.

The session will be hosted by Dr. Jan Storgårds, Academic Programme Leader.

Greg O'Shea

Dr. Gregory O’Shea

Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Maria Jensen

Maria Jensen

Founder and CEO, Antler Bio


Dr. Seppo Luoto

Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology