Alexander B. van Putten

Alex van Putten brings both entrepreneurial and corporate experience to his consulting practice and teaching at Wharton. He is a principal of Cameron & Associates LLC where he has advised companies such as Automatic Data Processing, Seagate Technology, Royal Dutch Shell, Air Products and Chemicals, DuPont, SCG, and Boeing on issues relating to innovation. Mr. van Putten is an adjunct faculty member at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he has been teaching graduate students since 1993. He is actively involved with executive education programs at Wharton, Duke CE, and Melbourne Business School where he lectures on issues surrounding innovation, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic growth. Prior to teaching at Wharton Mr. van Putten was in business for 20 years. He was a general partner in Norton & Co. a substantial arbitrage partnership and he has been an advisor, investor, and board member of several technology ventures. He gained senior level corporate experience as a division manager at Chrysler Capital Corporation where he was responsible for a significant investment portfolio. Earlier he worked in the investment departments of Bankers Trust and Safeguard Insurance Companies. Mr. van Putten studied at Boston University, Columbia University, the Wharton School, and is a DBA candidate at Edinburgh Business School. He is the coauthor with Ian MacMillan and Rita Gunther McGrath of “Global Gamesmanship: Competing in Multiple Markets” Harvard Business Review May 2003; “How to Make Real Options Really Work” written with Ian C. MacMillan, Harvard Business Review December 2004; “Using Real Options Discipline for Highly Uncertain Technology Investments” coauthored with Ian MacMillan and Rita McGrath published in Research Technology Management Journal of the Industrial Research Institute, January-February 2006; and a book entitled Unlocking Opportunities for Growth coauthored with Ian C. MacMillan for Wharton/Pearson Publishing.

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Bethesda North Conference
Center & Marriott Hotel
5901 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA