Keynote speakers

Thomas Choi, Ph.D.

Thomas Choi, Ph.D.

Thomas Choi is Professor of Supply Chain Management at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He leads the study of the upstream side of supply chains, where a buying company interfaces with many suppliers organized in various forms of networks.

He has published in the Academy of Management Executive, Decision Sciences, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management and others.

He co-directs the Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator, a research group made up of scholars from around the world interested in supply networks and complexity. He has worked with numerous corporations including LG Electronics, Samsung, Toyota, Volvo, and U.S. Department of Energy.

He has served as Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management and Executive Director of CAPS Research, a joint venture between Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management from 2014 to 2019. He served as co-EIC for the Journal of Operations Management from 2011 to 2014. In 2012, he was recognized as the Distinguished Operations Management Scholar by the OM Division at the Academy of Management.

Since 2018, he has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics for having “multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.”

Manlio Del Giudice, Ph.D.

Manlio Del Giudice, Ph.D.

Manlio Del Giudice is Full Professor of Business Management at the University of Rome’s “Link Campus”, where he serves as Associate Dean of the LCU Campus in Naples and Director of the CERMES Research Center.

He received a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Milano-Bicocca, and he has taught in a number of universities worldwide.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Knowledge Management. His scholar profile shows more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, more than 50 of which were ranked in the highest “A Class” and 12 international monographs published by flagship publishers such as Springer, Palgrave Macmillan, or Elsevier. His research has been published in top-tier journals like MIS Quarterly, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, R&D Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Production, Planning & Control, and International Marketing Review.

His studies have been internationally recognized for their significant impact, as is evidenced by the more than 4,500 citations he has received and his H index (=33) in September 2019. He has recently been one of five researchers Commissioned for National Scientific Qualification (ASN) in the field of Management.

He is an expert evaluator for the region of Campania, for the National Research and Advisory Board of Norway, and for the European Commission in the areas of innovation and technology management. His main areas of research are knowledge management, technology transfer, and the innovation and management of technology.

Valentina Cillo, Ph.D.

Valentina Cillo, Ph.D.

Valentina Cillo is a Professor of Business Management. She is a Research Fellow at the Universitá Politecnica delle Marche, Italia, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital (Emerald) and Editor of the Journal of Knowledge Management (Emerald).

She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of several international journals, such as Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Springer), and Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (Inderscience). During the 11th Annual EuroMed Conference held by the EuroMed Academy of Business (2017), she won the award for Best Direction in the Area of Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centers.

She has been a keynote speaker in various international conferences, such as the IEEE Conference on Digital Innovation (Morocco), the 7th SGBED Conference (Dubai), and the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) (Crete).

Her main research interests include, among others, innovation management, knowledge management, customer relationship management, and sustainable innovation management.

She has published in international journals, such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Small Business Economics, Management Decision, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Knowledge Management.

Claudio Ciachetii

Claudio Ciachetii

Associate Professor of Strategy in the Department of Management at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), where he also received his Ph.D. in Business Economics. He was visiting researcher at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and at Cass Business School in London (UK), and received a master degree in International Management at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy).

His primary research interests concern competitive dynamics and product innovation in rapidly changing technological and institutional environments. Claudio's work has been published in various journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Strategic Organization, Research Policy, Long Range Planning, Global Strategy Journal, International Business Review, R&D Management, Technovation, European Management Review, and Business History, among others.

Claudio serves as Associate Editor for Business Research Quarterly. Before joining the academia, Claudio worked as consultant on issues of corporate strategy and competitive analysis with a variety of clients from the private sector.

Seppo Leminen

Seppo Leminen

Seppo Leminen is a Full Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the USN School of Business at the University of South-Eastern Norway. Professor Leminen holds a doctoral degree, D.Sc. (Tech.), in Industrial Engineering and Management (2015) from the School of Science at Aalto University, a doctoral degree, D.Sc. (Econ.), in Marketing (1999) from the Hanken School of Economics (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited, earlier Swedish School of Economics) in Finland. He is currently engaged as Adjunct Professor of Business Development in the Department of Marketing at Aalto University School of Business (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS accredited) in Finland, Adjunct Research Professor in Technology Innovation Management Program at the Carleton University in Canada as well Research Director at Pellervo Economic Research in Finland. Professor Leminen has 25+ years experience in leading complex multidisciplinary research projects financed by external national and international research funding instruments. His current research topics includes digital business models and ecosystems (cf. Internet of Things), robotics, block chains, living labs, innovation ecosystems, collaborative and networked models of innovations, collaborative methods of innovations, as well as management and marketing models for different types of companies.

His publications have appeared in journals such as the Industrial Marketing Management, the Creativity and Innovation Management, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, the Journal of Cleaner Production, the Management Decision, the International Journal of Technology Management, the International Journal of Technology Marketing, and the Technology Innovation Management Review, among other scientific outlets. He is an Associate editor in Business Research Quarterly (2018-), a Member of the Review Board in Technology Innovation Management Review (2012-), a Member of the Editorial Review Board, the Journal of Small Business Management (2008-), and he is co-leading a special interest group of living labs in ISPIM.
Prior to his appointment at Aalto University, he worked in ICT and pulp and paper industries.

Carmen Sánchez Trigueros

Carmen Sánchez Trigueros

Professor of Labor and Social Security Law at the University of Murcia.

It has four recognized research periods and has supervised seven doctoral theses. He has participated in more than twenty Research Projects. One of them received the CES Prize 2006 and another is 1st FIPROS Prize 2011.

It has numerous publications and monographs alone and in collective works. Her lines of research are work life balance, organization of working time, content of collective bargaining, attention to the socio-economic context and equality and non-discrimination. She is a member of the Editorial Board of several specialized publications such as the General Journal of Labor Law and Social Security, Aranzadi Doctrinal Magazine and Social Security Law Magazine.

She is currently the Director of the Equality Unit of the University of Murcia.