Academic Speakers:

  • Professor Robert J. Kauffman (Singapore Management University)
    Professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean at Singapore Management University.

    Prof. Kauffman’s research involves senior management issues that span the economics of IS, competitive strategy and technology, IT value, strategic pricing, e-commerce, risk management, and supply chain management. He blends theory development and modeling with empirical methods and data collection in a variety of leading company and industry settings, including air travel, financial services, hospitality, and e-commerce.
  • Professor Ravi Bapna (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)
    Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems; Associate Dean for Executive Education, Academic Director, Carlson Analytics Lab Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

    Prof. Bapna’s expertise lies in helping companies leverage data-science, machine learning, AI and business analytics for competitive advantage. His research interests are in the areas of social media, big-data analytics, peer influence, monetisation and design of Freemium communities, online dating and matching, economics of information systems, human capital issues in the IT services industry, online auctions, e-market design, Grid computing, and the design of the IT organisation.
  • Professor Paul A. Pavlou (Fox School of Business, Temple University)
    Milton F. Stauffer Professor of Information Technology and Strategy Chief Research Officer and Associate Dean of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.

    Prof. Pavlou’s research spans several disciplines (information systems, marketing, management, and decision sciences), and it focuses on data science, business analytics, digital business strategy, and developing research methods.
  • Professor Peter Vervest (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)
    Professor of Information Management and Networks at the Department of Technology & Operations Management.

    Prof. Vervest’s research areas include decision science; network technologies and applications; business networks; competitive strategy; and change management.
  • Professor Eric van Heck (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)
    Professor of Information Management and Markets and Chairman of the Department of Technology & Operations Management.

    Prof. van Heck’s research concentrates on the role and impact of business architectures and digital platforms to solve complex societal and business challenges. At the moment he works on Digital Business & Architecture, Big Data & Analytics, Digital Work, and Energy Markets. Research is carried out in collaboration with innovative companies and universities in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia, and USA.
  • Professor Ting Li (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)
    Endowed Professor of Digital Business and Academic Director of the MSc Business Information Management at the Department of Technology & Operations Management.

    Prof. Li’s research expertise lies in Digital Strategy, Ecommerce, Social Media Analytics, Mobile Marketing, Business Analytics, Online Advertising, and Pricing and Revenue Management. Her primary focus is on understanding the strategic use of information and its economic impacts on consumer behavior and firm strategy.

Business Speakers:

  • Adam Hill
    Presentation: ‘Learning from Science in Business – How to tackle business issues from a data scientist point of view.’
    Adam Hill is Chief Data Scientist at HAL24K, a Data Intelligence Lab based in San Francisco, Amsterdam and London, delivering operational and predictive intelligence to smart cities, countries and companies.
  • John Staunton (Countr)
    Presentation: ‘The use of Artificial Intelligence in Omni-Channel Environments’
    Co-Founder and CEO of Countr, an organization that helps small and medium businesses (retail and service) to manage their customer relationships. Using Near Field Communication, mobile technology and advanced data insights and analytics, Countr enables SMEs to build stronger relationships with their customers and remain competitive in today’s markets.
  • Jan-Kees Buenen (Synerscope) - panellist
    CEO of Synerscope, a leading provider of enterprise business analytics products that focus on big data and business intelligence for the banking and insurance industries.
  • Martijn Imrich (Xomnia) - panellist
    Founding partner at Xomnia, a big data analytics firm based in Amsterdam that empowers organizations to create maximum value out of data.