Creative Problem Solving: Implementing Design Thinking

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Creative Problem Solving:
Implementing Design Thinking

Barcelona, June 6-8, 2017


The faculty of Creative Problem Solving: Implementing Design Thinking program is made up of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but in research and the business world. This program's team comprises:
    Joaquim Vilà
    Professor of Strategic Management
    Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Master's in Organization and Strategy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    Industrial Engineer, Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona
    Business Administration, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    Certified Design Thinking, IDEO and Experience Point
    IAP-Harvard Business School on Design Thinking

    He is an expert on implementing transformation and breakout strategies, implementing systems for senior management innovation and innovation transformation processes in companies. He has a long track record as an innovation consultant for companies and governments. He is co-founder and director of several innovation service companies and Total Business Innovation. He has published widely on the topic of how to implement effective innovation that produces results in the company.
    Antonio Dávila
    Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control
    Ph.D. in Business Administration, Harvard University
    MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
    Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Prof. Dávila is the head of IESE's Department of Entrepreneurship and holder of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair of Management of Technology. From 1999 to 2006, he was part of the faculty at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he still teaches periodically.
    Prof. Dávila is co-author of Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It (2006) and Performance Measurement and Management Control Systems to Implement Strategy (2000). He has also edited a third book, The Creative Enterprise (2007). He has contributed several book chapters and published various research articles in academic journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Research Policy, and Harvard Business Review.

    Kandarp Mehta
    Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Teaching Unit
    PhD in Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
    Visiting Scholar, DRRC, Kellogg School of Management
    Master of Business Administration, K.S. School of Business Management, Gujarat University

    Recipient of DRRC Advisory Fellowship, Kellogg School of Management. A collaborator with IESE's Department of Entrepreneurship since 2009, Kandarp Mehta specializes in creativity, negotiations and sense-making in organizations. Mehta has conducted several creativity workshops for corporate executives and management students in Spain and India, where he also lectured at ICFAI Business School before beginning his doctoral studies. He earned his doctoral degree in management at IESE Business School. His thesis addressed the process of creativity in the film industry.
    Jaume Ribera
    Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management
    Doctor of Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Doctor of Philosophy (Industrial and Systems Engineering), University of Florida
    Master of Sciences (Operations Research), University of Florida
    Professor of Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (currently on leave of absence)

    Jaume Ribera has done in-depth research on the processes of innovation-intensive industries such as health and information technology. He served as the president of the European Operations Management Association and sits on the editorial board of several international journals in his field.
    Christoph Zott
    Professor of Entrepreneurship
    PhD, Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur, Technische Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
    DEA, Génie Industriel, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France


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