SMS

Conference Program Chairs

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Sara Beckman
...s a boundary spanner at UC Berkeley where she has held faculty appointments in business and mechanical engineering. She was the inaugural Chief Learning Officer for the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation and facilitated the creation of a multi-disciplinary Certificate in Design Innovation...
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Andy Dong
...his research aims to understand the sources of competitive advantage in engineering design through the discovery of knowledge structures underlying design processes and objects of design...
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Tyrone Pitsis
...is Professor of Strategy & Technology at Durham University Business School, and Director of the Global Executive Doctorate between Durham and emlyon. His research focuses on complex project strategy and how people work together in creative ways to realize innovation..
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Luciano C. Oviedo
...o operates at the intersection of product, strategy, analytics, engineering and R&D. Oviedo most recently performed corporate & business strategy at Intel Corporation where he collaborated with leaders across diverse cultures and geographies to formulate and implement strategies for emerging markets and technologies...

Theme Track Chairs

Theme A - Thinking Strategy, Design, and Technology: Designing Sustainable Advantages
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Kees Dorst
... trained as an industrial design engineer at Delft University of Technology. He has worked as a product designer for various design firms and, as a researcher, he has studied the ways in which designers work. He has published numerous articles and...
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Eric Knight
...is an Associate Professor in Innovation and Strategic Management at the University of Sydney Business School. His work focuses on how organizations formulate and implement strategies, with a specific interest in challenges associated with strategic change, innovation, and...
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Jochen Schweitzer
...is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Director of Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney Business School. He also serves as the founding Faculty Director of UTS’s MBA in Entrepreneurship and Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Honours) programs...
Theme B - Open, Crowd, and Participatory Strategy: Strategy, Technology, and Power
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Julia Hautz
...is professor of strategic management at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Previously she was professor of strategy at the University of Cologne (Germany) and a visiting scholar at the University of Bath School of Management, and the University of Oxford’s Said Business School....
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Krsto Pandza
... is Professor in Strategy and Innovation at Leeds University Business School. His research links the domains of strategic management, technology and innovation management, manufacturing strategy, and R&D policy. He strives ...
Theme C - Technology Innovation, Platforms, and Ecosystems in an Autonomous and Connected World
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Douglas Hannah
... is an Assistant Professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. His research addresses how entrepreneurs navigate and innovate within nascent industries and ecosystems...
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Saeed Khanagha
...is Assistant professor of Strategy at VU Amsterdam and also a Senior researcher at Ericsson AB, Sweden. His research is broadly focused on understanding the factors that determine success of organization in adoption of emerging digital technologies at the individual, team, organization, and...
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Wesley Koo
...is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. In his research, Wesley examines how digitization affects business strategy and entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in the "offline interface" - how a business's offline environment shapes its online strategy and performance...
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Josh Morton
... is an Assistant Professor at Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds (UK) and director for the school's MSc Global Strategy and Innovation Management programme. He teaches strategy and innovation across different levels of study, including to business leaders...
Theme D - Creativity, Novelty, and Risk: The Innovation Strategists’ Dilemma
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Markus Baer
... is an award-winning scholar and teacher and a thought leader in the field of creativity. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis...
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Melissa Schilling
... is the John Herzog Chair Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. She received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder...
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Matthew Mount
...is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Deakin Business School, Melbourne. He received his doctorate degree in Management Science from the University of York, UK...

Advisory Board

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Robert Burgelman
Stanford University
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Henry Chesbrough
University of California-Berkeley
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Gary Hamel
London Business School
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Richard Whittington
University of Oxford