Prof. Marcel Bogers

[Full Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands / Affiliated Professor at University of Copenhagen / Garwood Research Fellow at UC Berkeley]
Marcel Bogers is a Full Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation at the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also an Affiliated Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Copenhagen as well as a Garwood Research Fellow at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests center on the design, organization and management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. More specifically, his research explores openness and participation in innovation and entrepreneurial processes within, outside and between organizations. In this context, he has studied issues such as open innovation, business models, family businesses, users as innovators, collaborative prototyping, improvisation, and university-industry collaboration.

Professor Marcel Bogers obtained a combined B.Sc and M.Sc. in Technology and Society from Eindhoven University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven) and a Ph.D. in Management of Technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). He was previously employed at the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark and the Department of Food and Resource Economics and the University of Copenhagen, and he held visiting positions at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Trento. He has also been a guest lecturer for various programs, such as Politecnico di Milano, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and the Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS).

Professor Marcel Bogers has received honors that highlight excellence in research, teaching and outreach, and he has been an invited speaker at various academic and corporate events around the globe. His honors include the Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher recognition, Most Cited and Most Read Article in journals as Journal of Product Innovation Management, California Management Review and Industry & Innovation, several Best Paper Proceedings listings at the Academy of Management, Finalist for the Best Dissertation Awards of the ISPIM, DRUID and the TIM Division at the Academy of Management, a Best Teacher Award at the University of Southern Denmark, recognition as Top Professor on Twitter, most followed scientist in the Greater Copenhagen area and Denmark, and the SCIENCE Dissemination Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.

Prof. Pelin Demirel

[Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London]
Professor Pelin Demirel is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise at Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. Her research and teaching focus on innovation and entrepreneurship with a particular emphasis on sustainability. Investigating the potential of innovations and entrepreneurship for a more sustainable and inclusive society motivates her most recent research projects. Her research is funded by various bodies including Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, EPSRC and British Academy. She is an Associate Editor of European Management Review and serves on the editorial review board for Small Business Economics Journal.

Prof. V G Venkatesh

[EM Normandie Business School, France]
Professor V G Venkatesh is a corporate trainer and academic on a tenured role with EM Normandie Business School, France [QS and FT ranked & AACSB-EQUIS-AMBA accredited institution [Triple crowned], and currently a visiting faculty to reputable institutions across the globe. He has a Ph.D. from Waikato Management School, New Zealand and brings 22 years of experience with industry stints from Bangladesh, Honduras(Central America), Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka, and academic experience in Europe & Asia-Pacific regions.

He had/has prestigious scholarships such as Erasmus+, Waikato International Fellowship, Ministry of HRD (Govt of India), and Normandie Foundation Prize (France). He was awarded the Best Professor for the impactful contribution, during its 150th-year celebration of EM Normandie Business School. His name appeared in the select list of ‘global level influential scholars in the responsible business area’ by the University of Bath, UK (#ThinkAmplifyList). 

He is the Area Editor for Operations Management Research Journal and Editorial Advisory Board Member(EAB) of the International Journal of Logistics Management and a few other ABDC-listed journals. His research works appear in ABDC (A*/A), ABS, CNRS listed/top-ranked journals.  He is a certified supply chain professional from APICS-USA, a qualified trainer, and a member of reputable operations societies worldwide, including LIFETIME Chartered member with the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT-UK) and International Purchasing Education and Research Association (IPSERA). He is a passionate educator to share knowledge with industry professionals. He has designed Management Development Programs (senior leadership) and Executive Development Programs for participants from GE, Paris 2024 Olympics, Total Energy, Sanofi, Samsung, Arrow, Linfox, BOSCH, DHL, FedEx, P&G, Thyssenkrupp, Parle Agro, WNS, Tata Group, FedEx, MARICO, Samsonite, Mahindra group and many more.

Professor Venkatesh delivers Master/Ph.D. courses and outcome-oriented training programs in : 
* Supply Chain/Operations/Logistics Strategy
* Global Trade Operations 
* Port Operations
* Strategic Procurement/Warehousing and Distribution 
* Supply Chain Design and Modeling
* Integrating Practice into Research