Convert Business Opportunities into Manageable Projects

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Convert business

Opportunities into

Manageable Projects

Barcelona, April 16-18, 2013


The faculty of the Transform Business Opportunities Into Manageable Projects 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:
    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.
    Carlos Rodríguez-Lluesma
    Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations
    Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
    Doctor in Philosophy, University of Navarra
    Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
    Master of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

    His main areas of interest include organizational microsociology; interactions between agency and social structure; knowledge creation and sharing; and professional service firms. In addition to IESE, he has held teaching positions and research assistantships at Stanford University and the University of Navarra. He has done consulting work in several sectors, including financial services, biotechnology, consumer goods and management. He serves as an adviser to a political consulting firm in Silicon Valley.
    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 serves as an instructor in executive education programs and a consultant on design thinking and innovation capabilities, implementing management innovation, and drivers of sustainable innovative culture, as well as experiential learning in design thinking for creative problem solving and the development of innovation capabilities in top leaders and strategic thinking capabilities in middle managers. He has provided consulting to more than 50 national and international corporations and serves as innovation director in the board of several companies. He has published in the areas of innovation and design thinking, strategy making, organizational renewal and top-management innovation systems. His current research focuses on how to improve innovation competencies through strategic thinking, design innovation, and the role of top-management leadership in reinventing and transforming a business, as well as how to nurture a sustainable culture of innovation.


IESE Business School
Executive Education