Business Transformation in the Digital Age

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Business Transformation

in the Digital Age

Barcelona, March 5-7, 2013


The faculty of the Business Transformation in the Digital Age 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:
    Javier Zamora
    Senior Lecturer of Information Systems
    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
    M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Javier Zamora is a co-founder of InQBarna, a developer of multimedia networking applications for smartphones. Prof. Zamora previously served as the general manager of eNeo Labs; product development director at the New York City-based Xbind; and a researcher at the Center for Telecommunications Research and the Image and Advanced Television Laboratory of Columbia University.
    Eduard Calvo
    Associate Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management
    Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Eduard Calvo’s areas of interest lie at the intersection of operations management and telecommunications, with a particular emphasis on the optimization and operation of wireless networks. An expert in optimization theory, he also consults for several industrial firms.

    Prior to his post at IESE, Prof. Calvo held several research posts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2005, he was honored with the Salvà i Campillo Award for the Best Young Engineer by the College of Electrical Engineers of Catalonia.

    Evgeny Káganer
    Associate Professor of Information Systems
    Ph.D. in Business Administration (Information Systems), Louisiana State University
    Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University
    Medical Doctor, Ural State Medical Academy, Yekaterinburg

    His research focuses on understanding how rapid digitalization reshapes business models and organizations. Prof. Káganer has published on these topics in premier academic and business journals, and his work on the effects of digitalization in business and education has been widely cited in major media outlets. Prior to joining academia, he spent several years working for a major financial services firm in Russia.

    Sandra Sieber
    Professor of Information Systems
    Ph.D. in Management, IESE, University of Navarra
    Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Sandra Sieber's main areas of interest include ICT-enhanced innovation and the changes in the workplace brought about by the adoption of new technologies, with a particular interest in industries that have been transformed by technological advances, such as telecommunications, banking, and media and entertainment.

    Her research also underscores the need for improved user knowledge about IS, especially when it plays a strategic role in the organization. Prof. Sieber has published scholarly and general articles in national and international journals, magazines and newspapers, and has contributed to several books.

    Stefan Stremersch
    Professor of Marketing
    Ph.D. in Business Economics, Tilburg University
    B.A and M.A. in Applied Economics, Ghent University

    Stefan Stremersch holds the Desiderius Erasmus Distinguished Chair of Economics and the Chair of Marketing at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam. His research centers on innovation diffusion, marketing of technology and science, marketing strategy, and international marketing, and primarily addresses high technology markets (ICT, telecom, consumer electronics, video games) and pharmaceuticals.

    Prior to IESE, Prof. Stremersch held positions at Duke University, Emory University, and LBS. He has taught in numerous in-company programs for companies such as 3M, Alcatel-Lucent, and Philips, and has consulted for pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and a variety of high-tech companies including Philips, Alcatel-Lucent, and Dell.

    Josep Valor Sabatier
    Professor of Information Systems
    Doctor of Philosophy (Operations Research), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Doctor of Sciences in Medical Engineering, Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
    Doctor of Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Prof. Valor led the Spanish Prime Minister's Task Force to devise a national strategy to promote information technology and help bring about the information society. He has authored books on the information telecommunications hyper-industry and information systems management, and his research has appeared in prestigious academic journals. He currently serves on the editorial board of Information and Management.


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