Driving business innovation - Academic Week Topics
- Leadership: Applying AI in Managing People
- AI for Decision Making
- The Metaverse: Creating a Plan for Companies
- Digital Marketing Megatrends
- Principles of Innovation
- Design Thinking
Joann Halpern is the Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute, New York (HPI) and an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities at New York University. Prior to joining HPI, she was founding director of the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), which was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research.
As the global director of academic and student affairs and a professor of international education at Global College of Long Island University, she spearheaded the campus internationalization process and was involved in revising the Global College curriculum.
From 1996-2001, she was director of international programs at Harz University in Wernigerode, Germany where she created over 20 university exchange programs, taught undergraduates, and codeveloped dual degree programs in business administration and tourism management. She also co-founded Knowledge Transfer Beyond Boundaries, an NGO with projects in Cameroon, Nigeria, Yemen, and Antigua.
Halpern received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, her M.A. from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. from New York University. She has taught courses in global studies, intercultural communication, international education, Business English, and German in the U.S. (Harvard University, Dartmouth College, NYU) and Germany (University of Magdeburg, Harz University). She currently conducts career development and Design Thinking workshops in numerous countries around the world.
Halpern is a recipient of the Harvard University Award for Distinction in Teaching as well as scholarships and fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, DAAD, Robert Bosch Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She serves on the advisory boards of the Technical University of Dortmund, German Center for Research and Innovation, University Alliance Ruhr, Charité Entrepreneurship Summit, and the External Advisory Board of the Tandon Institute for Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.
John Almandoz is a Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. His background includes experience in actuarial consulting, corporate banking, and the management of non-profit organizations. He earned a joint PhD in Organizational Behavior and a master’s degree in Sociology from Harvard Business School/Harvard University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.
He has published in prestigious journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Administrative Science Quarterly and participates in research in entrepreneurship, institutions, and top management teams and boards of directors. His dissertation focused on the strategic and entrepreneurial implications of community and financial missions in the founding teams of local banks.
He is a reviewer for the Academy of Management Conference and ad-hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies and other journals. He has presented papers at various international conferences and seminars, including at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and the Academy of Management. He is a member of the Academy of Management, American Sociology Association, and the European Group of Organizational Studies.
Almandoz teaches courses in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Global Executive MBA programs on leadership and organizational behavior, and self-management.
Martin Murphy, Meta
Experienced exec specializing in international advertising, marketing, and business development. Driven and inspired by creativity and people.
Previously at Ogilvy Shanghai, Twitter NYC.
Specialties: Digital media, Social media, Digital Platforms, Mobile, International market development, Latin America, China, CPG, Packaged goods, CPG, Technology, IT, SCJ, Kraft, American Express, IBM, SAP, Oreo, TUC,multi-lingual,Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, multi-cultural, strong leadership, strategic development, mobile, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, US market, integrated marketing.
Michelle Greenwald is CEO of Inventours™, a firm that curates visits with leading global innovators in diverse fields (tech, product design, food) in the world’s most creative cities, to give companies new insights for improving their innovation processes. She runs “Innovation Days” for companies, with benchmarking, insight-generating “safaris” to foster cultures of innovation. She’s a former SVP New Products at Disney, VP & GM at Pepsi-Cola, and Business Director at Nestlé. Michelle teaches Marketing at Columbia, NYU Stern, and IESE Graduate Schools of Business. She writes about innovation and marketing for Forbes, and wrote the book, “Catalyzing Innovation” to help firms innovate systematically with fresh thinking. Her firm, Marketing Visualized™, does business plan and marketing plan consulting, and executive education.
Natalia Levina has received her Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is a Full Professor at New York University Stern School of Business. Her main research interest is in understanding how people span organizational, professional, cultural, and other boundaries while producing and using technological innovations. Currently, her studies focus on the evaluation and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine, open innovation projects, theories of smart contracts, and firm-community relationships in crowdsourcing. A large part of her prior research has focused on strategies and tactics relating to global sourcing of expertise, content, and ideas. Her work has made significant contributions to the understanding of vendor capability building in professional services, multivendor portfolio strategies, knowledge-sharing and collaboration effectiveness for distributed innovation, and strategies for open innovation.
Prof. Levina is an innovative teacher who has developed a unique course on “Digital Innovation & Crowdsourcing,” which has been receiving stellar evaluations in undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs. She has been nominated for the Best Professor Award by NYU Stern’s MBA students. She is a frequent speaker on these topics in academic and industry conferences.
Her research has been published in top journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Decision Sciences Journal, and Harvard Business Review, among others. She has received the Best Published Paper of 2015 Award in the field of Information Systems, Best Published Paper of 2015 Award from Information & Organization journal, Best Published Paper of 2015 award from Academy of Management Research Methods Division, Best Published Paper of 2014 award from the Academy of Management OCIS Division, numerous best conference paper awards, and two Ph.D. dissertation awards. Prof. Levina has previously served as a Senior Editor at Information Systems Research, as a board member of Organization Science journal, and is currently an editorial board member of Information & Organizations. She has served as a program co-chair for the 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the conference chair for Collective Intelligence Conference (2016). She has chaired AIS Special Interest Group (SIG) on Grounded Theory Method from 2016-2020. Prof. Levina was awarded numerous research grants including Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellowship, IBM Shared University Research Award, and National Science Foundation VOSS Research Grant. She was a visiting professor at the Warwick Business School, the University of Cambridge (UK), the U. of Hawaii, and the University of California Santa Barbara.
Oseas Ramírez Assad – Technology, Psychology, Innovation for a better world
Oseas is a serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur with a 20-year track record of spearheading innovation at startups and within large enterprises. Passionate about the intersection of cutting-edge technology, human development, entrepreneurship, and innovation, Oseas is currently the CEO of Axialent, a multi-national culture transformation consulting firm serving large enterprises, including clients such as P&G, Citi, Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, BBVA, Mercado Libre, among many others.
Additionally, he sits at the board of the startups he co-founded, and advises large corporations internationally on innovation topics. As a public speaker he has presented in several countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
On the corporate side, Oseas worked for Cisco Systems HQ for six years, during which he led three major corporate-wide efforts: First, he was in charge of the development of the company’s top 2% talent worldwide, focusing on Senior Managers. Second, while leading this initiative, he co- founded and internally spun-off Startup//Cisco, a companywide movement that trains employees on how to adopt startup innovation best practices to reinvigorate Cisco’s startup DNA. This work is now documented in an IESE business case. Finally, he was responsible for leading the design and implementation of Cisco’s worldwide network of Innovation Centers’ co-innovation strategy, engaging key customers across the world. During this final phase he also traveled the world evangelizing organizations on Cisco’s innovation strategy.
STARTUPS On the startup side, Oseas has founded or co-founded four Mexico-based startups, with the most successful being (a) weknow (we-know.net), the leading LatAm e-learning solutions and services provider, and (b) ID2R (Ideas To Results – id2r.co), an innovation orchestration firm specialized in medium and large organizations seeking to establish or accelerate their innovation capabilities, acquired by Axialent.
CAREER He started his career co-founding a web development business at age 17, and then continued as the CIO of a newspaper one year later. He has worked as an ISP’s CTO, a licensed Psychologist (Family Therapist), public speaker, college teacher, entrepreneur and startup mentor. He obtained his MBA in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar.
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IESE’s New York campus is the top Spanish and European business school with permanent headquarters in the US. Located in the greatest business capital in the world, it is also in the heart of Manhattan and 40 minutes from John F. Kennedy airport.
The campus is housed in a building that dates back to 1916. It was the HQ for the Louis H. Chalif dance school and, prior to that, for Columbia Artists Management. This firm represented some of the biggest international names in the arts world.
Today, IESE’s reputation for academic excellence and top research in the context of training managers is an appropriate continuity for the building, given its historical past. Creativity, innovation and forward thinking live on inside these walls.
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A non-refundable registration fee of €250 is required to enrol in the optional Executive MBA AESE International Week in New York.
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