Falk is adjunct professor at the University of St.Gallen, one of Europe´s leading universities for Strategy and Management. He received it´s PhD in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen. Since then he is actively doing research in the area of Internet of Things, Design Thinking and Human-centered Design. As part of the research center he worked together with leading german companies like ThyssenKrupp, SAP, Linde MH, Heidelberger Printing machines to derive digital strategies. Falk is also the spokesman of the SUGAR network – a global movement and initiative of over 20 universities and more than 100 companies to apply Design Thinking to real world problems. As part of his research activities he has published over 160 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences. Amongst them are ICIS and MISQE. Further, Falk is active in coaching startups and young company builder. He is invested in companies like mimi.io.