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”.

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.

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.