Why AlumniPlus?

AlumniPlus has been designed by DTU Business in collaboration with the SIMI Alumni Association and the DTU Business Alumni Association as a response to the desire of alumni to continue their development as leaders.

Extensive interviews with leaders from the alumni groups have revealed a wide-spread desire for:

  • Further development of leadership skills
  • New professional leadership competencies to cope with the present business challenges such as low growth rates and steadily more obsolete products, processes and business models.
  • A well-functioning network for experience and knowledge sharing among peers.

All of this should be tailored to the busy lives of our alumni, delivered at an affordable price and in a context and a network that you cannot find anywhere else!

The seminars and community give you access to exclusive professional input from leading experts about burning current business and leadership issues. The take-away from the seminars will uniquely contribute to solving your own challenges. The seminars will be held in unconventional settings with high-value and easy-to-memorize knowledge and outcomes.

What is AlumniPlus?

To meet these needs AlumniPlus has been designed as a series of one or two day high-level leadership seminars and events. They contain presentations and facilitation by some of the most prominent business school faculty and thinkers. Additionally C-level managers will pitch real business challenges to participants.

The seminars are designed to provide knowledge that is directly applicable to your company. The learning cycle builds understanding of key issues, distills challenges, illustrates outcomes and envisages the necessary leadership actions. In short we keep on honing your analytical skills!

Who Will Participate in AlumniPlus?

AlumniPlus is an exclusive community for Executive Alumni from the two Associations. This assures a parity of experience, which facilitates a high degree of knowledge sharing.


March 17-18th, 2016

”Finance is for All of Us”

Professor Marc Bertoneche

Professor Marc Bertoneche, HEC, Harvard Business School, Saïd

Marc Bertoneche is Visiting Professor at HEC Paris, Harvard Business School and Saïd Business School, Oxford University. For more than twenty years, he has been on the faculty of INSEAD, and since 1998, he has been a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School where he teaches finance in several programs. Marc Bertoneche has been elected best teacher on numerous occasions. He has won several awards including the Harvard Business School’s Faculty Award in 1999, 2000 and 2003.

Marc Bertoneche also also taught and developed consulting activities to a wide variety of organizations worldwide.

Finance is too important to be left only to the finance specialists.

It is everybody’s job and we cannot claim to be a real leader in today’s world if we are missing one crucial part of the managerial tool kit, i.e. the financial concepts and performance measurements.
As we are all in business to create value and are in fact paid to deliver value, the sessions will start by defining, measuring and analyzing the principle of value creation, the role of the value drivers and the logics of Value-Based-Management. Many studies having shown that Mergers and Acquisitions have massively destroyed value through time all over the world, we will review the reasons for that failure by discussing the “seven deadly sins” of M&A. Finally, one of the key challenges today is managing businesses in an environment of high uncertainty and volatility. We will discuss how to adapt our financial tools and performance measures to cope with this growing uncertainty and how to change our mindsets by incorporating probabilities and options.

When: March 17-18, 2016
Both days from 08:30 – 17:00. AlumniPLUS have booked and paid for hotel rooms for all members. We hope that you will spend the evening with us and March 17 an informal networking dinner will be arranged with a surprise event. Coffee, tea and croissants will be served from 08:00.

Where: Comwell Borupgaard, Nørrevej 80, 3070 Snekkersten

September 16th, 2016

”The Naked Truth About Business Today!”

Associate Professor Freek Vermeulen

Associate Professor Freek Vermeulen, London Business School

Freek Vermeulen is an Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the London Business School, where he teaches on the MBA and Executive levels. In 2008, he was announced as the first ever recipient of London Business School’s “Excellence in Teaching Award”.
Over the past years, Freek has acted as an advisor and worked on executive programmes for companies such as BP, EDS, The Guardian, the Fiat Group, IBM, KPMG, Lloyd’s, Maersk, Novartis, PwC, Rabobank, Roche, Sara Lee, ThyssenKrupp, Toshiba, Vodafone and various others. In 2009, the Financial Times wrote about Freek: “The London Business School associate professor is a rising star and his pithy observations are both accessible and authoritative”. In 2011, the same newspaper described him as a new management guru.

Freek Vermeulen will run a series of interactive Ted Talks dealing with some of the biases and misconceptions we have when doing business.
The sessions will be:

  1. “You think you know your business? You are wrong”.
  2. A new perspective on business innovation: “Stop doing stupid things”
  3. “The Way of the Gerrid” – on long-haul strategy and striking a balance.
    ”Change for change’s sake”, and other principles to keep you nimble

When: September 16th, 2016.
08:30 – 17:30. Coffee, tea and croissants will be served from 08:00.

Where: Copenhagen Area. Exact place to be announced.

November 11th, 2016

”Fight for Future Growth”

Professor Howard Yu, IMD

Howard Yu, IMD

Howard Yu is Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at IMD. He specializes in technological innovation, strategic transformation and change management. His teaching and research activities focus on why and how some firms can sustain new growth while others cannot.

His work appears regularly in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review (China Edition) and Forbes (India Edition).

In 2015 Professor Yu was featured in Poets & Quants, a well-respected higher education resource, as one of the Best 40 Under 40 Professors.

Why some companies can grow across industries, redefine their own customers, and reinvent themselves time and again? Why others are trapped in a downward spiral, confronted with a shrinking sector, commoditized competition, and ever-thinner profit margins? Participants will work through four sets of “strategic lens” that leading players employ to institutionalize their own “laws of future growth,” and unshackled from conventional thinking. We’ll draw in behaviors from these outliers, and collectively, reinvent the industries of your own.

When: November 11th, 2016.
08:30 – 17:30. Coffee, tea and croissants will be served from 08:00.

Where: Copenhagen Area. Exact place to be announced.


Pricing & Sign Up

AlumniPlus is designed as a not-for-profit activity, so the more members we are, the more we can invest in the upcoming events. Membership is sold as an annual subscription. The annual subscription fee is DKK 9995 +VAT, and for 2016 it comprises, at minimum, two one-day seminars and one two-day seminar with hotel accommodation included. Two of the seminars will be followed by a joint dinner.

Membership will be invoiced annually and should a member not be able to participate in a seminar it can be transferred to a fellow alumni or a colleague with equivalent background.

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Feel free to contact:
Mads Christoffersen

Lasse Wiberg
Program Director
+45 4525 6122

Jesper Christiansen

Jesper Christiansen
Program Director
+45 2020 3736