How Digitization Will Help Improve Your 2022 Alliance Practice

Practical Alliance Insights

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Category: Webinar

The Digital Alliance Management Maturity Index™ created by our partner allianceboard establishes a benchmark for digitization within alliance management functions. This is important because a best-in-class digital partnering infrastructure is a key driver for efficient value creation, value realization, and risk mitigation as partnering becomes the business model of choice across industries.

The Index has been completed by alliance professionals across the globe. Louis Rinfret and Michael Roch of allianceboard will discuss three highlights from the Index:

  • How partnering capacity and digital alliance management infrastructure affect alliance performance
  • How alliance managers really spend their time
  • Why most alliance managers new to the job are not effective from day one

No matter in what industry you are, if you're an experienced head of alliance management or are just starting out in alliance management, join us for practical insights on how digitization can help make your alliance management better.


About the speakers: 

Louis Rinfret, PhD
Founder and CEO | allianceboard

Louis Rinfret is founder and CEO of allianceboard, the alliance management platform. Louis has over two decades of experience in the software industry moving from technical and product management roles to leading business units and strategy for organizations ranging from start-ups and research institutes to multi-nationals such as SAP Business Objects and Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Combining his passions for technology and alliance management, Louis is on a mission to empower alliance managers to succeed with their strategic alliances.

Louis has been active in managing, teaching about and researching strategic alliances for the past 15 years and has been a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) since 2005. Louis holds a PhD in Strategy from Lancaster University (UK) where he wrote a thesis on the performance of strategic alliances.

Louis is an avid trail runner and when he is not at his desk you will probably find him training for the next race with his wife and two daughters.


Michael Roch, CA-AM
Chief Commercial Officer | Allianceboard

Michael Roch is the Chief Commercial Officer of allianceboard, the alliance management platform. Michael loves helping organizations succeed with their partnership-based business models and has been working alongside partnerships, alliances and joint ventures in the knowledge services, technology, power generation and real estate sectors for most of his career as a consultant, attorney and entrepreneur.

Prior to joining allianceboard as Louis' partner, he served as Co-CEO Europe of a 4,000-member platform-based ecosystem originated in Australia. Michael also was co-founder and CEO of a London-based management consulting firm focused on partnerships and global alliances; within nine years, the firm served market leaders in more than 40 countries.

Michael has been a member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals since 2016 and holds ASAP's CA-AM certification. He holds an MBA and Juris Doctor from the University of Denver (USA) and is currently working on his DBA on coopetition management at Grenoble École de Management (France).

Michael's passion are music, tennis and skiing; he's an active member of Lions International. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland, with his wife and their most recent adoption, a Chocolate Labrador.

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