Daoud Ait-Kadi

Daoud Ait Kadi, Full Professor, Laval University, Canada

Topic : Analytical Models of Queue Management : potential applications in Hospital Management

Biography :

Pr. Ait-kadi holds the position of Full Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Laval University. Since 1991, he has been Director of the DESS Program in Industrial Engineering. He is also responsible for the development of the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering program. Since 1996, he has been a permanent member of the Network Organization Technologies Research Center (CENTOR). He has been the scientific director of the center for 4 years.

He is also a founding member of the FOR@C research consortium for wood products and the recent interuniversity center for research in logistics and transport (CIRRELT). Prof. Ait-kadi is currently leading a team of more than 20 researchers. It maintains collaborations with several research centers around the world.

He has signed and co-authored several well-known scientific journal articles and a book on stochastic processes. He is a member of several scientific committees for both in peer-reviewed international journals and international conferences.

Pr. Ait-kadi is an expert in the field of reliability, maintenance, integrated logistics support and the design and management of value creation networks for industry and the scientific community. He is a senior member of several societies including IEEE and IIE. It receives substantial financial support from Canadian granting agencies and the industry. Professor Ait-kadi has received several distinctions in both teaching and research.

Robert Bierwolf

Robert Bierwolf, VP Conferences, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, US

Topic : Managing Change and Business Transformations in the era of Digital Innovation

Biography :

Robert Bierwolf, SMIEEE (2015). Graduated at Delft University of Technology (1987), Faculty of Electrical Engineering – Computer Science. Robert currently holds the office of VP Conferences for IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society (2015-2019), Chair for the IEEE TEMS Benelux Section Chapter, Chapter and Affinity Group Coordinator for IEEE Benelux Section. In his industrial career, Robert held various senior management position for projects and programs as well as line- and operations management roles, with some thirty years of experience in doing interim-, program- and project management jobs at typical large organizations (e.g. KPN, Cincinnati Bell, Philips) in various sectors (e.g. Public, Telecom, Automotive, Infra) and is founder of MBBI bv. Currently, Robert is pursuing a PhD around the theme of “Towards Project Management 2030”.

Technology, innovation and managing change are the themes that have lead throughout Robert’s career. Hence the presentation for ICTMOD 2018 will be about “Managing Change and Business Transformations in the era of Digital Innovation”.

 Tugrul Daim

Tugrul U Daim, Full Professor, Portland State University & Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, US

Topic : Managing Technology Through Multiple Perspectives: Building an Infrastructure

Biography :

Tugrul U Daim is a Professor and the Director of the Technology Management Doctoral Program in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. He is also the Director of the Research Group on Infrastructure and Technology Management. He is a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and many other regional, national and international organizations have funded his research. He has published over 200 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. He edited more than 20 special issues in journals. He edited more than 20 books and conference proceedings. He was the adviser for 11 PhD graduates who are now in leading positions in government, industry and academia.

He is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He has been at various editorial roles in journals including International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technology in Society, Foresight, Journal of Knowledge Economy and International Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining PSU, he had worked at Intel Corporation for over a decade in varying management roles. At Intel he managed product and technology development. During his tenure at PSU, he has acted as a Strategic Consultant to the Chief Technology Innovation Officer of Bonneville Power Administration a part of US Department of Energy. He helped develop regional and national technology roadmaps in the energy sector. He also consulted to many other international, national and regional organizations including Elsevier, Biotronik, NEEA, Energy Trust of Oregon, EPRI, ETRI, Koc Holding, Arcelik, Tofas, Ford Otosan, Kirlangic, Siemens, Mark and Spencer, and Castrol.

He is also a visiting professor with the Northern Institute of Technology at Technical University of Hamburg, Harburg. He has given keynotes and distinguished speaker lectures at conferences, companies, universities and research centers around the world including Iamot, Euromot, Samsung, Helmut Schmidt University, Kuhne Logistics University, Seoul National University, Bogazici University, Koc University, University of Gaziantep, Izmir Institute of Technology, University of Pretoria, Tampere University of Technology, STEPI, EPIC at UNCC.

He was given the Research Publication Award by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) and Fellow Award by the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) both in 2014.

Dr. Daim was the President of Omega Rho, International Honor Society in Operations Research and Management Science between the years of 2014 and 2016.

He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University, and PhD in Systems Science: Engineering Management from Portland State University in Portland Oregon.

Talbi El-ghazali

Talbi El-Ghazali, Full Professor, University of Lille, France

Topic : New trends of Smart Grid optimization

Biography :

Prof. Talbi El-Ghazali received the Master and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science, both from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France. Then he became an Associate Professor in Computer Sciences at the University of Lille (France). Since 2001, he is a full Professor at the University of Lille and the head of the optimization team of the Computer Science laboratory (LIFL, CRISTAL). His current research interests are in the field of multi-objective optimization, parallel algorithms, metaheuristics, combinatorial optimization, cluster and grid computing, hybrid and cooperative optimization, and application to logistics/transportation and bio-medical.

Professor Talbi has to his credit more than 150 publications in journals, chapters in books, and conferences. He is the co-editor of 5 books. He was a guest editor of more than 15 special issues in different journals (Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, European Journal of Operational Research, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Global Optimization). He is the head of the INRIA Dolphin project and was the director of the bioinformatics platform of the Genopole of Lille. He has many collaborative national, European and international projects.

He is the co-founder and the coordinator of the research group dedicated to Metaheuristics: Theory and Applications (META). He is the founding co-chair of the NIDISC workshop on nature inspired computing (IEEE/ACM IPDPS) ad META (Int. Conf. on Metaheuristics). He served in different capacities on the programs of more than 100 national and international conferences. He is also the organizer of many conferences (e.g. EA’2005, ROADEF’2006, META’2008, IEEE AICCSA’2010, META’2014, MIC’2015).

Benoit Montreuil

Benoit Montreuil, Full Professor & Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair, Georgia Tech (US)

Topic : Towards Hyperconnected Supply Chains and Logistics Systems: Physical Internet Induced Business Model Innovation

Biography :

Benoit Montreuil is the Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech where he is Director of the Physical Internet Center and a leader of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute.

Dr. Montreuil is leading the International Physical Internet Initiative, engaging academic, industry and government leaders worldwide into research and innovation projects on smart, hyperconnected and sustainable logistics, supply chains, transportation, businesses and regions.

His main research interests generically lie in developing concepts, methodologies and technologies for creating, optimizing, transforming and enabling businesses, supply chains and value creation networks to thrive in a fast evolving hyperconnected world.

Dr. Montreuil is a world-renowned scientist who has introduced in collaboration with students and colleagues an imposing set of paradigm-challenging leading edge contributions through nearly four decades of research, shared through 250 scientific publications, 250 scientific communications and numerous keynote speeches at international scientific and professional conferences. He has extensive advisory, entrepreneurial and collaborative research experience with industry and government. Though his career, he has received numerous awards, recently including DC Velocity’s Rainmaker of the Year and The Physical Internet Pioneer Award for his outstanding and inspiring vision.

Mark Pagell

Mark Pagell, Full Professor, University College Dublin & Co-Editor-in-Cheif for The Journal of Supply Chain Management, Ireland

Topic : Sustainable Supply Chain and Business Transformation

Biography :

Mark Pagell holds a Chair in Global Leadership and is a Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management. He is presently the Co-Editor-in-Cheif for The Journal of Supply Chain Management.

He is also an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining UCD he was a Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada. And he spent the 2009-2010 academic year at University College Dublin on a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship studying sustainable supply chain management. He received his PhD in Operations and Sourcing Management from Michigan State University in 1997.

Dr. Pagell does research on topics such as sustainable supply chain management, human resource issues including employee safety in operational environments, and operational responses to environmental uncertainty. Dr. Pagell has published over 65 peer reviewed journal articles in a number of premier outlets including: Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Sloan Management Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Pagell’s research has won a number of awards including two Emerald Citation of Excellence Awards (2013 & 2017), best papers published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management (2009), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (2005) and Journal of Operations Management (2002) as well as best Operations Management paper at the Academy of Management meetings in 2001 and 2003 and best paper in the Sustainability track at the Decision Sciences meetings in 2008 and 2011.

Charla Griffy-Brown

Charla Griffy-Brown, Full Professor; Pepperdine University(US), Editor-in-Chief of Technology in Society

Topic : Digital Innovation and Cybersecurity : Transforming Your Business and Strengthening Your Cyber Risk Posture

Biography :

Charla Griffy-Brown is an accomplished professor, board member and executive. She works extensively in the area of digital innovation and cybersecurity. From 2015 to the present, working with the principal of Blue Lava consulting, she completed a project involving 80 companies and 200 executives and board members to develop a risk-based approach to information security. She speaks Japanese and has extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region. Her published work demonstrates her unique set of skills bringing an expanded perspective on cyber risk and technological innovation to achieve strategic objectives. She is distinguished as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Technology in Society and her work has been published widely in Technovation, The Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Energy, Energy Policy, and the International Journal of Technology Management as well as others.

In addition, to her academic work and serving on corporate boards, she has been a featured speaker sponsored by the US State Department in transitional economies such as Bangladesh and Bulgaria where she has worked with government advisors and heads of state. Most recently, Dr. Griffy-Brown has conducted research at companies such as Honda, Hilton Hotels and Pratt-Whitney Rocketdyne/Boeing. She has worked with CIOs from the U.S. Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, the US Department of Homeland Security, FDIC and NASA exploring critical success factors including automation and transactions Dr. Griffy-Brown graduated from Harvard University, is a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. She was an Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. She has worked for NASA in programming at the Kennedy Space Center and served as a consultant for the United Nation’s Global Environmental Facility and the European Commission.

In 2011, she was recognized as one of Pepperdine University’s outstanding faculty with the Howard A. White Teaching Award and her research was recognized with a best paper award at the International Conference on Services Management held in New Dehli, India. She has also received recognition from the International Association for the Management of Technology as one of the most active and prolific researchers in the Technology Management and Innovation field. Most recently she received a Special Congressional Recognition from Representative Mimi Walters of the United States Congress for her work with Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and cybersecurity.

Manlio Del Giudice

Manlio Del Giudice, Full Professor; University of Rome, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Knowledge Management (Italy)

Topic :
How digital innovation will affect the future of Knowledge Management

Biography :

Manlio Del Giudice is Full Professor of Management at the University of Rome “Link Campus”, where he serves as Deputy Chancellor of the Campus of Naples and Director of the CERMES Research Centre. He is among the 20 youngest Full Professors in Italy, in every field. He received a PhD in Management from the University of Milano-Bicocca and he has taught in a wide number of universities worldwide, where he is actually affiliated.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Knowledge Management. His researches appeared or are forthcoming in flagship journals like MIS Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Marketing Review, Information Systems Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Production Planning and Control, Business Process Management.

He is actually serving as Director for Research and Scholarly Relations within the Euromed Research Business Institute. His scholar profile shows about 100 peer-reviewed articles, about 50 of them ranked in the highest “A Class” within the Italian rankings, and 12 international monographs by flagship publishers like Springer, Palgrave Macmillan, Elsevier, Emerald. His studies had been internationally recognized by significant impact, as evidenced by the 2,712 citations he has received on Google Scholar (H-index = 23), His main research interests deal with knowledge management, technology transfer, innovation and technology management, cross-cultural management.