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Award Winning Professor Of Innovation
(TLN score: 5)
Frank Piller is known around the world as a leading expert on open innovation and mass customization. Frank Piller is the Professor of the Management, Technology & Innovation group at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, one of the world’s leading institutes of technology.
Machine Learning Expert
(TLN score: 5)
Tim Eschert is a Mechanical Engineer by training and works at Fero Labs as a Manager for the DACH region. His prvious work includes providing consulting services to companies ranging from start-ups and SMEs to Fortune 20 on implications and implementations of Industrie 4.0, Smart Services, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things. He still works as a lecturer in this field.
Best Selling Author & Award Winning Innovation Expert And Thought Leader
(TLN score: 5)
Rowan Gibson is recognised by Fortune Global 500 clients as one of the world’s foremost experts on business innovation. Rowan Gibson is a bestselling author of three books, including “The Four Lenses of Innovation”, and is the co-founder of the world’s most popular innovation website innovationexcellence.com, which links a growing community of over 30,000 business innovation leaders across 170 countries. Rowan Gibson is also an advisor to several Fortune Global 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, IBM, P&G, Siemens and Microsoft, where he advises and teaches delegates how to create new markets and transform their businesses using proven innovation tools and techniques.
Best Selling Author And Award Winning Professor Of Lean Leadership
(TLN score: 5)
Peter Hines is a globally recognised leader in Lean Manufacturing, a multiple Shingo award-winning author, a senior certified facilitator at The Shingo Institute and Chairman at S A Partners. Peter Hines has authored several Shingo Prize-winning Lean manufacturing books including Creating a Lean and Green Business System in 2014 and Staying Lean in 2009. In 2011, Peter Hines started to extend his influence and expertise beyond the classroom with his network of LinkedIn groups which currently have over 50,000 active members.
Award-winning CIO, Author and Supply Chain Agility Expert
(TLN score: 4.8)
As the CIO of a $8 billion distribution cooperative, Michael Hugos developed a suite of Supply Chain and business analytics applications that allowed companies to transform their operations and revenue model. This won him the CIO 100 Award for resourcefulness, InformationWeek 500 Award for Innovation, and Premier 100 Award for career achievement. Today, Michael uses his experience to advise and mentor development teams at Microsoft Xbox, Starbucks Coffee, World Food Program and many other global organisations.
Best Selling Author and Award-Winning Professor of Lean Leadership
(TLN score: 5)
13 times a Shingo Prize winner for Research Excellence, Jeffrey K. Liker is known around the world as a leading Lean expert and the independent authority on The Toyota Way. Jeffrey Liker is Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and travels the world speaking, training, and coaching senior professionals in Fortune 500 companies.
Shingo Award-Winning Professor and Head of the Production and Operations Management Group
(TLN score: 5)
Winner of the 2017 Shingo Research Award for The Routledge Companion to Lean Management, Prof. Dr. Torbjørn Netland is the Head of the Production and Operations Management Group at ETH Zurich, the world's leading university in science and technology, known for its cutting-edge research and innovation. Additionally, he is a Member of the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Production and a Board Member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA).
Award Winning Professor Of Operations Management
(TLN score: 4.7)
Fabrizio Salvador is known around the world as a leading expert in operations management and mass customisation. Fabrizio Salvador is a Professor of Operations Management and Vice-Rector for Applied Research at EI Business School in Madrid.
CEO, founder of iO, author and xGoogler
(TLN score: 5)
Former Google Executive, Five-time Emmy-nominated TV correspondent and author, Daniel Sieberg has more than 25 years of experience working at the intersection of technology and journalism. Daniel spent over 6 years at Google as the co-founder of Google for Media as well as Head of Training and Development for their News Lab, Google’s team responsible for liaising with newsrooms to drive innovation.
Award Winning Professor Of Product Design & Manufacturing
(TLN score: 4.6)
Tim Simpson is a world-renowned expert on product family and product platform design and a recognized thought leader in additive manufacturing. He is the Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA.
Former Toyota Executive and Acclaimed Lean Expert
(TLN score: 4.8)
A Toyota Executive for over 27 years, Glenn Uminger led Toyota through its rapid growth in North America.
World-leading Expert in Supply Chain Digitalisation
(TLN score: 4)
Dr. Yingli Wang is a world-leading expert in Supply Chain Digitalisation. After almost 9 years holding various senior management positions for Nestle in China, in 2007, she started teaching at the Cardiff Business School.
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