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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 previous 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.
Google Innovation Leader and Award-Winning Creative Strategist
(TLN score: 5)
Former British Entrepreneur of the Year and leader of the Data Unit at Google's Creative Works, Jon has spent the past decade helping Fortune 500 brands to digitally transform; being among the first to pioneer design-thinking and user-centric development programmes at scale.
Agile Leader at the LEGO Group and Award-Winning Expert
(TLN score: 5)
Dr Anita Friis Sommer is known around the world as the foremost expert in Agile-Stage-Gate, as a sought-after adviser to manufacturing leaders and a double-recipient of the prestigious Maurice Holland Award for her contribution to the field of R&D, technology, and innovation management.
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 Faculty Fellow of The Shingo Institute and Visiting Professor of Waterford Institute of Technology. Peter Hines has authored several Shingo Prize-winning Lean manufacturing books including The Essence of Excellence in 2019, 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 90,000 active members.
Globally Recognised S&OP Thought Leader
(TLN score: 5)
Neil James is a globally recognised Integrated Business Planning thought leader. Neil brings a unique perspective and background in Integrated Business Planning as an experienced commercial leader. Neil has 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he had an extensive track record of delivery in a range of senior commercial roles.
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. Torbjorn 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.
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.
Award Winning Professor Of Supply Chain Management
(TLN score: 4.8)
Richard Wilding is at the forefront of Supply Chain Management and Logistics as one of the world’s foremost Supply Chain gurus.
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