H. Wecht is head of the Open Innovation Competence Center at
the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen (ITEM-HSG)
as well as lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. In addition he is co-founder
and partner of the BGW Management Advisory Group in St. Gallen (Switzerland), a
strategy consulting company focusing on innovation management. He received his
master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Vienna University of
Technology, his MBA from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC and his PhD from
the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Prior to founding BGW AG, he worked in the automotive
supply industry in Austria, Germany and the US. He published more than 60 articles
in scientific journals, book chapters and practical papers.