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intake September 2019
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location Milan
tuition fee € 34,000
university requirements 3 years Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS)

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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Deborah Agostino is Assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano (Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering), where she teaches Business Administration at Bs in Computer Systems Engineering. She is also lecturer in Management Accounting and Control at MIP (international MBA courses and master courses in the educational area). Her research interests cover mainly two areas: - Performance management in public networks, with a specific reference to the public transportation field. In this area, the design, implementation and use of Key Performance Indicators and their impact on actors’ relationships are the main investigated issues. - performance measurement in the social media era. This area addresses the usage of social technologies by local administrations to engage with citizens, with a specific attention to the measurement issue and the impact of social media on the control cycle. - The results of her research activity can be found in international journals (i.e. European Management Journal, Public Management Review or Transport Policy).

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Fabrizio Amarilli holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management (1996) and Executive MBA (1999) from Politecnico di Milano.
He developed his professional career around three separate, linked strands: 1. Research projects, mainly funded at EU level; 2. Applied research and innovation services for companies leveraging on ICT as transformation driver; 3. Training activity on ICT.
He is currently Project Manager at the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, where he is involved in EU research and education projects. Some of the projects he participated to include: SOCIALIZE (AAL) aiming at the design of an ICT based platform to improve the quality of life of elderly persons, PICTET (ERASMUS+), where he is involved in the definition of the ICT qualification framework for 2 Partner Countries (Russia and Kazakhsan), ERMES and MODAClouds (both FP7-ICT-STREP), MIRACLE (CIPS), where he was also coordinator of the project.
He holds an 18 year experience in research projects and in consultancy services in the area of ICT innovation and Business Process Redesign. He was involved in the ICT assessment, definition of the ICT roadmap, audit, and change management for several companies. In the last 5 years he coordinated consultancy projects for Baltur S.p.A., Fava S.p.A. (leader in engineered to order machinery for food – pasta industry), Enervit S.p.A. (leader in Italy for energetic sport food) and participated to consultancy projects for large companies such as Pirelli Real Estate, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, and Valtur. In the public domain, he participated to reorganization initiatives for the following public administrations: Regione Lombardia, Comune di Milano, Provincia di Bolzano, Provincia di Perugia.
Since 2014 he is also serving as expert evaluator for the European Commission in Innovation Actions under ICT topic.
Since graduation, he took on lecturing duties at university and vocational level. He is currently lecturer of Information Systems at Politecnico di Milano and of Management Information Systems at MIP.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Michela Arnaboldi is full professor at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. In April 1999 she got a Master Degree in Management and Production Engineering. In January 2003 she obtained the Ph.D in Management and Production Engineering (Thesis title: “The complexity of change in public sector institutions”). Since 1999 she has been working at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, where she is member of the PhD board. Since 2001 she has been collaborating with the School of Management at the University of Edinburgh. She is member of the core faculty of the School of Management at Politecnico di Milano (MIP), where she is teaching coordinator for the area Accounting, Control and Performance Management and Director of the Educational Division of the School of Management (MIP). In 2008 she has been visiting professor at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) at the London School of Economics. She is member of the scientific committee of the l’Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research of the University of Edinburgh. In 2012 she’s started collaborating with TuDelft University.

MARKETING

Carsten Bartsch obtained his degree at Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken, Germany) and a Bachelor of Business Administration at Northwood University (Midland, Michigan, USA). Moreover, he got an MBA at American University - Kogod School of Business (Washington, D.C., USA) and a Ph.D at Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Leipzig). At present, he is Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft Munich, Germany and Director of Business Program at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences - FHV (Austria); he is Freelance Consultant and Executive trainer in the areas of Marketing Strategy and Sales, specialized on B2B Industries, Financial Industry and Sports Management. He is Visiting Professor of Marketing & Communication at MIP.

OPERATIONS

Alessandro Brun is an associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. 17 years of teaching experience on the topics of “Quality Management”, “Industrial Technologies”, “Operations Management”, “Sourcing and Purchasing”, at all levels of education (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, executive training), both in Italy and abroad. Supervisor of over 250 Master and Diploma Thesis on the topics of “Quality Management”, “Operations Management”, “Supply Chain Management”, “Industrial Technologies”.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Tommaso Buganza has been a researcher at the Department of Management Engineering and on the faculty of the School of Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano since 2005. Over the same period, he has been the Unit Leader for Innovation at MaDe In Lab, the training centre for Marketing, Design and Innovation at MIP (the Business School of Politecnico di Milano). He has been a faculty member on the Executive MBA courses of MIP (the Business School of Politecnico di Milano) since 2004. That year, he qualified as a research doctor in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with a doctoral thesis entitled “Life-Cycle Flexibility: Managing Innovation in Internet Based Services”.
Tommaso Buganza is a member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and the Italian Association of Management Engineering (AiIG).
His research areas are the following:
Innovation Management, Technology Management, New Product/Service Development and Project Management Design-Driven Innovation.
In terms of his teaching commitments, Tommaso Buganza is:
Lecturer in Economics and Company Organisation and Innovation Management at the School of Industrial Design of Politecnico di Milano;
Lecturer on the MBA courses at MIP (the Business School of Politecnico di Milano) in the areas of Innovation Management, Project Management and Development of New Products/Services;
Lecturer on the Master programme in Strategic Management Design at the University of Buenos Aires; Lecturer in Business Management on the Master in Business Design at the Domus Academy of Milan;
Lecturer in Business Management on the Master in Communication and Marketing of Publitalia;
Lecturer on Executive courses at Poliedra, MIP and Poli.Design (Consortia of Politecnico di Milano) in the fields of Innovation Management, Project Management and the Development of New Products/Services.

PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION

Raffaella Cagliano is Full Professor in Management Engineering at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, where she heads courses in “Company Management” and “Leadership and Innovation”. She is director of the Specialising Masters and sits on the Management Board of MIP-Politecnico di Milano. Raffaella is on the Executive Board of the Department and on the faculty of the Research Doctorate in Management Engineering and is Past President of European Operations Management Association. After graduating in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, she went on to obtain her research doctorate in Management Engineering in 1999. Since 1995, Raffaella Cagliano has been working on research in the field of innovation and management of productive and logistic systems at the Department of Management Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. She was Visiting Research Fellow at London Business School in 1998 and is the author of several books and over 30 articles published in international journals. Several of her articles have been acclaimed for their excellence.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Associate Professor, School of Management, Politecnico di Milano
December 2014: National Italian Habilitation as Full Professor
Education
POLITECNICO DI MILANO, Milano, Italy
Ph.D. in Management Engineering, 24 May 2004
Dissertation on “Strategies for Supply Chain Flexibility: an empirical taxonomy”
M.Eng. in Management Engineering, 21 December 2000
Dissertation on “A Model of Demand Forecasting with Promotions: the Nestlè case” (score 100/100)
Research
Fields of study: Supply Chain Management, Purchasing Management, Manufacturing Strategies, Demand Forecasting.
Research Projects:
-       2013 – ongoing. Osservatorio Supply Chain Finance: research on solutions for improving working capital management at supply chain level.
-        2011 – ongoing. Denominazione di Origine Sostenibile: research on sustainability strategies, practices and performance of the Italian food industry.
-        2009 – ongoing. Osservatorio Sistema moda: research on strategies, practices and performance of the Italian fashion industry.
-        2007 – ongoing. International Purchasing Survey: international research on purchasing strategy, practice and performance.
-        2007 – 2012. IT eProcurement trends: international research on the use of electronic tools for procuring IT goods and services, sponsored by IBM.
-        2006 – 2007. Monodzukuri Global Survey: international research on improvement programs in the operations of manufacturing firms.
-        2005 – 2009. Luxury Supply Chain Strategies. Research on supply chain management strategies of luxury firms.
-        2004 – 2005. Organisation of Professional Service Firms: research on the organisational models and human resource practices in management consulting and law firms in Italy.
-        2004 – 2006. New Forms of Work Organisation and the Evolution of the Labor Market: research on the impact of the regulatory and social context on the organisational model adopted in manufacturing.
-        2004 – 2006. Virtual Districts: project sponsored by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to support collaboration in research, development and technological innovation in the Italian space industry.
-        2001 – 2004: CO-IMPROVE (European Union Project): development of methods and tools for Collaborative Improvement, that is Continuous Improvement at the level of the Extended Manufacturing Enterprise, networks of firms that collaborate to produce complex, generally high-tech systems. The project involved, besides Politecnico di Milano, academic partners (Aalborg University –DK, Trinity College – IR, Twente University – NL) and industrial partners (Aermacchi – IT, Power Packer – NL, Sauer Danfoss – DK, IFS – SE; I2S – GR).
-        2001 – ongoing: International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS): research on manufacturing strategies at world level, originally promoted by London Business School and now in its third edition. The research is carried out by prestigious universities in 25 countries and collects data from more than 700 excellent manufacturing firms.
-        2002 – 2003: Supply Chain Response to Global Terrorism: research project launched by MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi, head of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. The project aims at studying the effect of low probability, high impact event on the supply chain, focusing in particular on how companies can protect themselves from these threats. Federico Caniato spent six months at MIT working full time on this project and he is now collaborating from Italy.
-        2001 – 2004: Doctoral Research on Supply Chain Flexibility. Study of strategies, practices and performance of companies whose focus is in achieving flexibility in their supply chains.
Teaching
-        2015 – ongoing: Member of the board and coordinator of the “Supply Chain Management” course of the PhD Program in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano
-   2009 – ongoing: Professor of Management and Business Process Reengineering in the BSc. in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano
-        2007 – ongoing: director of the international Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management of MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (Double Degree program with Audencia Business School)
-        2007 – 2010: Professor of Management and Organization within the BSc. in Management Engineering at Università degli Studi di Bergamo.
-        2008 – 2010: Professor of “Project Planning and Control in the Real Estate Industry” at Politecnico di Milano, MSc. in Facility Management.
-        2005 – 2007: Professor of “Fundamentals of Corporate Economics” in the BSc. in Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
-        2001 – 2005: lecturer in Management and Accounting for undergraduate courses at Politecnico di Milano
-        2007 – 2014: director of the Executive Program in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management of MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business

ACCOUNTING

Davide Chiaroni is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he obtained cum laude his Master of Science in Management Engineering in 2002 and later in 2007 his Ph.D. in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. He is member of the Management Committee at MIP-Politecnico di Milano, the Business School of Politecnico di Milano, where he serves as Director of Corporate Education. He has been previously Director of the Management Academy (Continuous Learning Courses), Co-Director of the MBA & Executive MBA Division and Director of the School flagship programme, the International Full Time MBA. He is co-founder of the Energy&Strategy Group of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. Energy & Strategy Group manages permanent observatories on renewable energies, energy efficiency and smart grids to identify, analyze and discuss business models of top players in Italy.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Roberto Cigolini is a full Professor at the Department of Management, Economics and Indus‐ trial Engineering (DIG) of Politecnico di Milano. Member of the Technical Patent Commission of Politecnico di Milano. Faculty member of the Building Environment, Science and Technology Ph.D. course of Politecnico di Milano.

INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

Massimo G. Colombo is Full Professor in Economics of Technological Change at Politecnico di Milano, and is deputy director responsible for research. His scientific work is mainly in the sector of Industrial Economics, Economics of Technological Change and Strategic Management. His areas of research are: the factors that determine the propagation of advanced technology, the associated organisational innovation and the implications on company structure and strategy, and the analysis of the relationship between new technology and company organisation; alliances: the factors that determine, at company, industrial sector and national level, whether companies are interested in signing agreements of cooperation, the choice of organisational formats for alliances, technological and R&D cooperation and the features and financial structure of Italian company groups; entrepreneurship in advanced technology sectors: the founders’ characteristics, external financing and other aspects based upon new technology, organisations and the dynamics of advanced technology sectors that determine the companies’ post-entry performance.
Massimo G. Colombo has taken part in numerous research projects promoted by the European Commission, CNR (the Italian National Research Council), the Ministry for Research (MUIR) and various public and private institutions. He was also a coordinator for the Prospective Dossier no. 2 - “Globalisation of Economy and Technology”, the Fast-Monitor project and the European Commission’s DG XII. He was on the Steering Committee for the learning agreement on “Mergers and acquisitions and scientific and technological policies”, on the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and the CNR. He also coordinated the CNR’s project on “The determinants of post-entry performance of new companies in the ICT sector” and the national research project on “New technologies and entrepreneurship”.
Professor Colombo was the scientific coordinator for the PICO academic research on academic start-ups in Europe and funded from the EU Sixth Framework Program and the VICO research project on the true effects of venture capital, promoted by the European Community and funded from the EU Seventh Framework Program. VICO was endorsed by the European Community as an example of a successful project.
Massimo G. Colombo has also acted as a consultant for national and international governmental research institutions. He is the author (or co-author) of nine books and over 70 international publications. His work has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economic Letters, Industrial and Organisational Change, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Industrial Economics, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, the Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practise, and others. He has edited special issues of several international journals including Venture Capital, the Journal of Technology Transfer, Industry & Innovation, the Journal of Small Business Management, and the European Management Review. He is currently editing a special issue of the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION

Mariano Corso is a Full Professor of Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches “Business Economics and Organisation” and “Learning and Innovation”. He is the Coordinator of the Doctorate in Management Engineering and is on the Management Committee of the School of Doctorate Studies of Politecnico di Milano. He is the co-founder of the Scientific Committee of the “Observatory for ICT & Management” of Politecnico di Milano and heads up several of the Observatories, including “Cloud & ICT as a Service”, “ICT Strategy and Governance”, “Smart Working”, “HR Innovation Practice”, and also the Management Academy for ICT Executives. He carries out teaching duties at MIP and other internationally renowned Business Schools. He acts as advisor for many companies and public authorities. Mariano Corso has coordinated research projects both nationally and internationally. He is the editor and reviewer of international journals and the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications, of which over 130 at international level.

INNOVATION

Federico Frattini is Associate Professor Politecnico di Milano and Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University Management School. At MIP, he is Director for the MBA & EMBA division, for the ICT & Digital Learning division, and of the Executive MBA, evening format, and is the coordinator of the Strategy teaching area. Federico is co-founder and deputy-director of Energy & Strategy, a research and consultancy team of academics and professionals operating in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid and smart city. Federico has acted in an advisory capacity for these topics at leading companies such as Eni, Enel, Siemens, E.On, GDF-Suez, General Electric, Snam and many others. His research is concerned with innovation and technology management and has written over 150 scientific works on this subject, including books, chapters in edited books, articles in conference proceedings and published in influential scientific journals. In 2013, he was nominated by IAMOT, the International Association for Management of Technology, among the leading 50 academics globally in the topic of management of technology and innovation.

STRATEGY

Antonio Ghezzi, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Strategy, Strategy & Marketing and Economics and Business Organisation at Politecnico di Milano - Department of Management Engineering. He is on the core faculty at MIP - School of Management (in the Corporate Strategy Area) and is Project Manager within the Observatories for Digital Innovation - in the areas of innovative start-ups and financed projects. His main research interests concern theories and models of strategic management and IT strategy, with focus on business model design & innovation. He has written over 60 peer-reviewed academic works, including articles (published in international journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Management Decision and R&D Management), books, chapters in books and international conference proceedings.

FINANCE

Marco Giorgino is Full Professor in Finance at Politecnico di Milano and coordinator of the Banking and Finance area at MIP. In 2004, He was appointed as Full Professor in Company Finance and Risk Management at Politecnico di Milano. Currently, he teaches Corporate Finance, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Risk Management on the degree course in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
He is the author of over 80 works on banking and financial topics, published in Italy and abroad. At the MIP School of Management (EQUIS accredited and listed in the FT’s Business School Rankings), he is Senior Professor and coordinator for the Banking and Finance area. Since 1992, he has taught Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Financial Restructuring and Risk Management in various undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA and PhD courses at Politecnico di Milano and MIP. He was the Director of many Master’s programs in the Business School, including the MBA program, the Master in Private Equity, the Master in Corporate and Investment Banking and the Executive MBA in Finance. He is Director of RiskGovernance, a research centre of Politecnico di Milano operating in the field of risk management and corporate governance.

 

PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION

Marco Guerci is interested in the topic of Human Resource Management, which he teaches at MIP Politecnico di Milano and is a Researcher at the Department of Management Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. After gaining his degree in Education Science, he worked for a multinational training and consultancy company for two years, operating in the field of training and human resource management. After which, he began working in research and training at MIP, gaining a Doctorate in Management Engineering on the topic of managing training within a corporate environment.

MARKETING

Lucio Lamberti teaches Marketing at Politecnico di Milano and MIP (where he is the co-director of the International Master in Multi-channel Marketing Management); he is also visiting marketing professor at Shanghai TongJi University (China). As from September 2012, he has been a member of the workgroup Usabilità (GLU) within the Department of Public Administration - Council of Ministers, where his work is to analyse the adoption of design for usability practices and looking at how the usability of websites belonging to Italian public authorities can be continuously improved. Since 2007, he has been working with the Observatories for Multi-channel Strategy & Innovation, for Mobile Marketing & Services and for E-government, belonging to the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, and with the School’s Laboratory for Media Convergence.
Lucio Lamberti also works with the Department for Trade, Tourism and the Tertiary Sector of the Lombardy Regional Authority, and is involved in the project to identify the tools and methods that can be of use to Lombardy-based businesses operating in commerce and tourism within their process of innovation and concerning their use of new means of distribution based upon multi-channel methods and e-commerce. His research interests cover the area of multi-channel marketing and marketing automation. He has been involved in research and education at leading Italian and international bodies in the public and private sectors, including Vodafone Italia, SAP, Telecom Italia, Olympus, Edison, Sorgenia, RCS, Jala Group, Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, the Municipality and the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and the public authority for the region of Lombardy, Regione Lombardia.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Paolo Maccarrone is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches Accounting, Finance and Control at the M.Sc. in Management Engineering. He is also member of the core Faculty of MIP Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Management Accounting and Control and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Management in many MBA/Executive MBA and Corporate Executive Programs. At Politecnico di Milano he was also member of the Board of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, while at MIP he was member of the Executive Committee (with the role of deputy dean for alumni relations), Director of the Executive MBA (both Milan and Rome editions), of the first two editions of the MBA PT (Evening Format) and Director of the portfolio of short training courses on Strategic Sustainability Management. His research interests can be grouped into two main fields: - management accounting and control systems, with particular regard to the design of corporate performance measurement systems in industrial and service companies, the design of capital budgeting processes and the use of innovative product/service costing techniques; - corporate (social) responsibility/sustainability, with particular regard to the integration of CSR into business strategy and to CSR/sustainability governance and management. He is author of many publications on books and international scientific journals.

BUSINESS STATISTICS

Rocco Mosconi is Full Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (since March 2006). He teaches Introductory Econometrics (Ms), Financial Econometrics (Ms), Advanced Topics in Econometrics (PhD), and several courses in Business Statistics and Quantitative Methods at MIP, Graduate School of Business. He is the author of papers published on top econometric journals, focused on Time Series Analysis, Non-stationary Time Series Modelling, VAR models, Survival Data Analysis, Discrete choice models. He is the author of the econometric package MALCOLM, specialized in the econometric analysis of non stationary time series. Rocco Mosconi regularly acts as a referee for several leading Econometric journals. He acted as a consultant for the monetary policy strategy division of the European Central Bank, the Italian Autority for Energy, the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra.

INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

Samuele Murtinu is a Contract Professor in Company Finance at the Department of Management Engineering of Politecnico di Milano and Contract Professor in Economics at the Management Centre of Innsbruck. Samuele Murtinu is on the core faculty at MIP and has taught the courses on “Venture Capital” “Industrial Economics”, “Climate Change & Energy Policies”, “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Financing”, “Companies and Competitive Systems”, “Economics & Global Business”, “Finance I”, “Finance. II”, “Economics & Industrial Economics”, “Regulation of Energy Markets” and “Organisation of Energy Markets” in the International Full-time MBA, the Executive MBA, the Flexible Executive MBA, the Part-time MBA, the Master in Management, the Executive Program in General Management (PEGASO), the Master ACE, the Executive Program in Energy and Finance (MEF) and the Master in Energy Management.
He has been an academic visitor at a number of institutions: i) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; ii) Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA); iii) Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; iv) Universidad Complutense de Madrid; and v) Drexel University, LeBow College of Business.
His work has been published in influential scientific journals, both internationally (including the Journal of Corporate Finance, Economics Letters, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Small Business Economics, the Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, the Journal of Technology Transfer, British Educational Research Journal, Studies in Higher Education) and in Italy (such as Economia and Politica Industriale) and he acts as a referee for several international scientific journals (including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Regional Studies, Long Range Planning, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, the European Journal of Finance and the Journal of Small Business Management). Samuele Murtinu’s scientific work has been reported in specialised journals (such as lavoce.info, StartupItalia! and Global University Venturing, Global Corporate Venturing) and in the Italian press (Il Sole 24 Ore).

MARKETING

Giuliano Noci is Full Professor in Marketing at Politecnico di Milano, Vice Rector for the Chinese territorial area, Rector’s Delegate for the Russian Federation and CEO of Polimilano Educational Consulting Ltd (a company established by Politecnico di Milano to design post-graduate educational programmes and technological transfer in China). He is Research Fellow at Jiao Tong University of Shanghai and Honorary Advisor in the Advanced Management Program in Fashion and Luxury of Tsinghua University, in Beijing. He is on the Scientific Committee of the Altagamma Foundation and the Observatory for Asia. He initiated numerous research, education and technological transfer projects in China, including the Centre for research and development for Chinese Fairs and Exhibitions, in collaboration with Antai College of Economics and Management and many executive education projects on luxury brand management and digital marketing in collaboration with TongJi University.
Between 2003 and 2010, he was a member of the Italian Home Office’s Internal Control Service department (which reports directly to the Minister). He is an expert in business strategy and marketing; his studies have been focused, above all, on the analyse of the policies for developing a brand in an international perspective, experiential marketing and digital marketing, examining the impact of internet and social networks on company communication practices and on the business models within the media industry.
He helped to establish Observatories that monitor ongoing changes within the relationship between companies and the market and between companies and public authorities and also acted as a consultant for important industrial and service companies operating in Italy and abroad. He is the scientific head of Observatory for Multi-channel Strategy & Innovation, of the Laboratory on Medial Convergences and the Observatory for E-government, belonging to the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano.
He has written numerous books and articles published in international scientific journals, some being rewarded as the best international publication of the year. Among his most recent works are: “Mobile marketing. Oltre le App... per una vera strategia multicanale” (Mobile marketing... looking beyond apps for a true multi-channel strategy) and “Marketing reloaded. Leve e strumenti per la co-creazione di esperienze multicanale” (Marketing Reloaded. Models and tools for co-creating multichannel experiences). He is a commentator and columnist on radio and television channels and in the press, for TG1, TG2, Rainews24, SkyTg24, Bloomberg TV, France Press, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore, Radio24 and Class CNBC.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Filippo Passerini serves as an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group LP. He focuses on U.S. buyout opportunities. Mr. Passerini served as Officer On Special Assignment at The Procter & Gamble Company since 2015 and served as its Head of Global Services since 2008 and its Group President of Global Business Services. He served as the Chief Information Officer at The Procter & Gamble Company from July 1, 2004 to December 31, 2014 and served as its Global Services Officer since July 1, 2004 and Global Business Services Officer from 2003 to July 2004. He served as Systems Analyst, Management Systems, Italy since 1981; Design Manager of Management Systems, Italy since 1986; Manager of Management Systems, Turkey since 1989; Manager, Management Systems, U.K. since 1991; Director of Management Systems at Procter & Gamble Latin America since 1994; Vice President, Management Systems of Procter & Gamble North America since 1997; Vice President of Information Technology for Global Beauty Care and North America since 1999; Vice President-Information Technology of Global Beauty Care and Global Health Care since 2000; Vice President-Marketing, Operations Team & Corp. Mktg. Leader, Western Europe-Greece since 2001; Vice President-Business Process Sourcing Study Transition Leader since 2002 and Global Business Services Officer since 2003. He has been a Director of Poste Italiane S.p.A. since September 23, 2015. He has been an Independent Director of United Rentals, Inc. since January 22, 2009 and Greatbatch, Inc. since July 2, 2015. He serves as a Director of United Rentals (North America), Inc. Mr. Passerini holds Doctorate in Statistics and Operating Research at University of Rome.

STRATEGY

Franco Quillico graduated with honours in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1979 and, in 1984, he obtained his Master in Business Administration at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, receiving the Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Award (for the highest average mark within his MBA class). His professional career began in the field of strategic consultancy, with Bain & Company, and in investment banking, with Salomon Brothers. Franco Quillico is currently the Managing Partner of Andromeda Consulting, a consultancy firm specialising in business strategy, most significantly in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Franco Quillico is Adjunct Professor in Strategy and Finance at MIP, the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano; Adjunct Professor in Finance at the International University of Monaco (receiving, in June 2006, the IUM Outreach Award for best teacher in the year, presented by his Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco); and visiting lecturer at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

He is also member of the Management Committee at MIP Graduate School of Business of Politecnico di Milano. He also served as Vice-President Academic Partners in UNITECH, an international society grouping together top technical universities and corporate partners in Europe.
Stefano has been a visiting research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he is now visiting professor at the Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen in Germany.
The initial research studies were focused on knowledge management issues in continuous product innovation. The research activity within this first field was performed in the international context of the Operations Management community. This international exposure has led Stefano to start investigating topics related to purchasing and supply chain management. His current research field is purchasing and supply management with a particular focus on e-Procurement, Spend Management, Purchasing KPIs, Supply Chain Finance, Public Procurement and Purchasing Organization. On these topics he has participated in many research and consultancy projects both in Italy and abroad (e.g. International Purchasing Survey, Nestlè, Motion, Cima, Italcementi, Istat, CPS Color, Koenig, Varese Province, IBM, Mediolanum) and he has published over 70 scientific contributions and a book titled “The Internet and the Customer-Supplier Relationship”, obtaining also scientific awards from the international community. He is a founding member of the International Purchasing Survey, an international research programme focused on the Purchasing and Supply domain.
He is actually member and serving in the Executive Committee of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA), and he is reviewer and member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (JPSM).
He is also member of the Italian Management Engineering Association (AiIG) and the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA), and he is reviewer of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), the International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), Benchmarking: An International Journal (BIJ), and Production Planning and Control (PPC).

ECONOMICS & GLOBAL MARKETS

Fabio Sdogati holds a Laurea in Political Science from the University of Rome, and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the Politecnico di Milano and Mip in 1990. He teaches Economics, Monetary Economics, and International Economics at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. His research interests span from the determinants of firms’ international competitiveness to the role of reserve currencies, from unconventional monetary policies to exchange rate determination. His research has been supported by a number of bodies including the Italian national research Council, the European Commission, the Ente Einaudi in Italy, the Miles Fund in the United States. He joined Mip managing Committee in 2006 and was in charge of Mip Open programs first and Corporate Education then. At present he is in charge of Public Lectures events.

ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOUR

Rami is a Professor of Organization Behaviour and Development and, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research at the Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University. He also served as a Research Professor at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, Milan Italy. In addition, Rami held a position of Research Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics during the 1991-2006 period. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University in 1981. During his career Rami received many universities, national and international awards for teaching, research and research that impacts practice. He is the recipient of Cal Poly’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Cal Poly’s Distinguished Research Award.
He designed and led variety of courses, seminars and executive development programs in many universities and institutions of higher education around the globe in the areas of Organization Behavior, Organization Design, Organization Change and Development and, Research Methodologies.
His research interest includes work and organization design, organizational change and development, collaborative research methodologies, learning in and by organizations, sustainability and sustainable effectiveness. Rami is author, co-author or co-editor of many books and articles.
Most recent books include: “Research in Organization Change and Development, Volumes 16-22 (Emerald Publications, 2008-2014); “Fundamentals of Organization Development” (4 Volumes, SAGE, 2010); “Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness” (Emerald, 2011); “Organizing for Sustainable Health Care” (Emerald, 2012); “Reconfiguring the Ecosystem for Sustainable Healthcare” (Emerald, 2014); “Creating Sustainable Work Systems” (Routledge, 2002 and 2009); “Behavior in Organizations” (in its 9th edition, McGraw Hills-Irwin, 2009); “The Handbook of Collaborative Management Research” (SAGE, 2008); “Learning By Design: Building Sustainable Organizations” (Blackwell, 2003); and, “Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning, Change and Theoretical Development (Sage, 2004). He is co-editor of new annual research series “Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness” Emerald Publications) and a co-editor (Emerald Publications) of the annual research series, “Research in Organization Change and Development”.
Rami served in leadership/management roles at both Cal Poly and the Academy of Management. At the Orfalea College of Business, he served twice as the Management area chair. At the Academy of Management, he served on the Organization Development and Change (OD&C) board and as president of the OD&C division. He is on the editorial board of five journals.
Education:
Ph.D, Organization Behavior & Theory, Case Western Reserve University, 1981
MA, Labor Studies and Business Administration, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1977
BA, Psychology, Math & Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1972

OPERATIONS

Marco Taisch is full professor at the Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches the courses of Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Industrial Technologies.
He has been the director of the Executive MBA and the full time International MBA of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He is one of the member of the Strategic Advisory Board of VTT.
The team of Manufacturing Management and Engineering that he is leading counts around 30 researchers working in the field of operations and supply chain management, with a particular focus on design and management of manufacturing systems, Sustainable and Energy Efficient Manufacturing and Industrial Services, Product Lifecycle Management. The team took part in more than 20 international funded projects.
He has published four books and more than 115 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He chairs since 2007 the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems.
He is in the editorial board of Production Planning & Control, and the Int. Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing & Renewable Energy.Currently he is member of the Industrial Research Advisory Group (IRAG) of EFFRA, the European Factory of the Future Research Association.
Prof. Marco Taisch is Scientific Chairman of  World Manufacturing Forum 2016.

ECONOMICS & GLOBAL MARKETS

Lucia Tajoli is a Full Professor in Political Economy at the School of Industrial Engineering and Computing of Politecnico di Milano, where she is responsible for the courses on “Economics”, “International Markets and European Institutions” and “International Economics”. She is on the faculty of the Consortium MIP Politecnico di Milano and that of the doctorate course in Management Engineering. She graduated with honours in Political Economy from Bocconi University, Milan, then qualified in Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research at the Institute for World Economics of Kiel (Germany) in 1991 and obtained her research doctorate in Political Economy in 1994.
Since 1996, Lucia Tajoli has been carrying out research in the field of real and monetary economy at the Department of Management Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. She is senior research fellow at the Institute for International Political Studies of Milan, on the Scientific Committee of the European Trade Study Group and on the Editorial Committee of ICE - the Agency to promote Italian companies abroad and their process of internationalisation. In addition, she was both visiting scholar and visiting professor at University of Michigan on numerous occasions. Her research work centres mainly on international economics and the economic integration between countries, with particular focus on the Italian specialisation model, the European integration process and policies for growth and competitiveness. Lucia Tajoli has published several books on these subjects, as well as many articles in Italian and international journals.

BUSINESS LAW

Marco Torsello is of counsel at ArbLit since September 2014 in his capacity as practicing lawyer based in Milan and Bologna and he is in charge of litigation before Italian courts for national and international clients.
He is also Professor at the School of Law of the University of Verona, where he teaches Comparative Private Law and European Private Law, and Hauser Global Professor of Law at NYU School of Law (Law-Abroad program in Paris, Spring 2015; in residence in New York, Fall 2015). At Verona Law School Marco Torsello is a member of the scientific committee of the PhD program in European and International Legal Studies, and the Director of the post-graduate courses in International Commercial Contracts and in Transnational and Comparative Food Law. He currently teaches also Transnational Commercial Law at the School of Law of Università Cattolica in Milan.
Marco Torsello is the author or co-author of several books and papers on a variety of issues dealing with international contracts, international business transactions, comparative law, corporate law and others. He is a frequent speaker at academic and practitioners' conferences, symposia, workshops and courses, in Italy and abroad.
He has held the following teaching and research appointments abroad: Hauser Global Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (Law-Abroad program in Paris, Spring 2014 and Spring 2015; in residence, Fall 2011 and Fall 2015); Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, New York (Fall 2012); Visiting Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Fall 2010); 2004/2005 BNL Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, New York (Fall 2004); Professeur invité, Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre, La Défense (1-month appointments from 2006 to 2013); Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles (LL.M. Program in Bologna, Spring 2007, 2009 and 2010); January Term Visiting Professor of Law, University of Western Ontario, Canada (January 2007), Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago (Teaching Abroad program in Strasbourg, June-July 2006); Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School, New York (Fall 2003); Visiting Scholar, Max-Planck-Institute für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg (Fall 2005). He has also held teaching positions at the following Italian Universities: University of Bologna, School of Law (tenured, 2002-2011); University Politecnico, Milan (2010-2014), University of Trento, School of Law (2005, 2007, 2009), University of Padova, School of Political Sciences (2000-2010), and others.
Marco Torsello was also the delegate for the Italian Government at the XXIII Session of the UNCITRAL Working Group on International Contract Practices (2000), working on the draft UN Convention on Assignment of Receivables in International Trade.
Since his start in 1994 Marco's professional activity focuses on national and international litigation and consultancy on contractual and other business-related issues. He began his professional career at Studio Legale Jacchia in Bologna (1994-1998) and then joined Studio Legale Galgano, operating in Bologna and Milan (1998-2006). In 2006 he founded the private practice boutique firm Studio Legale Vanz-Torsello, based in Bologna.
In his two decades of practice, which greatly benefitted from his scholarly work, Marco has advised and represented top Italian and foreign clients in a broad variety of matters and has developed specific skills and knowledge in transnational litigation and cross-border business matters. He also often appears as counsel and sits as presiding, sole and party appointed arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional domestic and international arbitrations under a variety of rules and governing laws and works extensively in court proceeding assisting arbitration.

INNOVATION

Roberto Verganti is Full Professor in Leadership and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano, teaching at the School of Management and at the School of Industrial Design, where he heads MaDe In Lab, the Management of DEsign and INnovation LABoratory. He was visiting professor at Harvard Business School (twice), Copenhagen Business School and California Polytechnic University. He is on the European Design Leadership Board of the European Committee. He was on the scientific committee coordinating research project “Sistema Design Italia” (the Italian Design System), which received the Compasso D’Oro award in 2001. His research is placed at the intersection between strategy and innovation.
His book “Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating what Things Mean”, published by Harvard Business Press, was nominated by BusinessWeek as being among the best books on design and innovation  in 2009, and by the Academy of Management for the George R. Terry Book Award as one of the six best books on management in 2008-2009. This book has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Portuguese.
He has published over 150 scientific articles in journals such as Management Science and Harvard Business Review. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, and he writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review online journal. Roberto Verganti has acted as consultant for senior executives in many organisations, including Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Intuit, Oracle, IBM, Whirlpool, Braun, Ferrari, FIAT, Pirelli, B&B Italia, Barilla, Nestlé, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal, Solvay-Solexis, ABB, SKY NewsCorp., Deloitte and KTB Investment & Securities. His most recent book, “Innovation of Meaning” is published in 2016 by MIT Press.