Michael Nichols graduated with an M.A. in Russian Studies from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida. He joined Bosch in 2014 via the Junior Managers Program and has been working in the field of business model innovation since 2015. After joining Bosch Management Consulting in 2017 as a Senior Business Model Innovation Manager, Michael is now responsible for the Bosch Accelerator Program. The Accelerator Team is establishing a Bosch-wide innovation process with a clear focus on developing an ambidextrous organization to bring more innovation ideas beyond the core business to scale.