Alice Li is the Executive Director of the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) at Cornell University. She oversees all aspects of technology management, marketing, license negotiation, outreach, and CTL activities to facilitate new venture creation in its services to all Cornell campuses and colleges.
Alice has 14 years of experience in university technology transfer. She was the Director of Licensing of the Ithaca office from 2011 to 2014, providing mentorship for licensing professionals in intellectual property protection, license negotiation, and spearheading new commercialization initiatives. Alice joined CTL in 2002 and started with hands-on management of invention portfolios, negotiations of complex deals, and engagement with start-up companies.
Alice obtained her Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.S. from Tsinghua University. She is also an inventor and patent holder. Alice has been a Certified Licensing Professional since 2010.
Dr Bruno Lanvin is the President of the Smart City Observatory. He is also Executive Director of INSEAD’s Global Indices, founder and CEO of D&L Partners, and co-founder and director of Portulans Institute. He has exercised senior responsibilities at the World Bank and in the United Nations.
Since 2002 he has been co-authoring the Global Information Technology Report (INSEAD-World Economic Forum); he is currently the co-editor of the Global Innovation Index Report (INSEAD-WIPO-Cornell University); he was the founder of a significant number of other key global indices and reports, including the Global Talent Competitiveness Report (GTCI), the Smart City Index (SCI) and the PICSA Index.
Dr Lanvin holds a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Valenciennes (France), an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I (La Sorbonne) in France. He is also an INSEAD alumnus (IDP-C). A frequent speaker at high-level meetings, he advises a number of global companies and governments around the world on technology, innovation, talent and AI matters, and has been a member of numerous boards, including those of IDA (Singapore), ICANN, GovTech (Singapore), the Mohammed Bin Rashid
Center for Government Innovation (United Arab Emirates), IP-Watch, and the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (EAAID), inter alia.
Dr. Dongmin Chen is the Dean of School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Director of Science and Technology Development Office of Peking University, and a tenured full professor in the Faculty of Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies.
Dr. Chen is the International Adviser of WIPO GII. He is a serial entrepreneur and invented the Metal Oxide Heterojunction RRAM device and led the technology development for MEMS-CMOS 3D integration.
He has developed more than 100 international patents. He has co-authored more than 70 scientific publications and 150 US and international patents. Dr. Chen is an Associate Editor and board member of Applied Physics Journal; a Sr. Associate Editor of Chinese Science Bulletin and an Associate Editor of Chinese Physics Letter. He is the Honorary Advisor to the Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association in the US.
After several years in finance/banking and in the legal field Jens joined the academic community at Insead, where in the 90s he cofounded CALT – the Centre of Advanced Learning Tech (one of the first of its kind), in the 20ies co-lead INSEAD Online and later served as INSEAD’s AMP programme program director.
Around 2010 he headed over to CEDEP to initially serve as Managing Director and later as its Dean (CEDEP - a private community of international corporations on the INSEAD campus). He left CEDEP by the end of 2018 to focus again on the practice in and around the classroom and to explore how modern pedagogy can be put into practice. During the pandemic Jens had the honor to lead GBSN’s (The Global Business School Network)’s “Teach the Teachers” online seminar series.
Together with Jason Hunter, Jens developed, edited, and published a B2B centric update of the Blue Ocean Strategy frame and methodology (accessible under B2Bos.io)
Jose Luis Álvarez is Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He teaches in the MBA Program (where he received three times the Best Teacher Award) and mostly in executive education programmes, where he has also received several teaching and directing recognitions. He serves as academic director of the Leadership Transition Programme and the Leading for Results Programme. He is also the Academic Director of INSEAD's Corporate Governance Center. Professor Álvarez was a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School and at Cambridge University.
Professor Álvarez holds degrees in Law and Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, an MBA from IESE Business School, a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. His research has been published in the MIT-Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, Organization Studies, Organizations, Corporate Governance, and he has published six books, on corporate governance, senior executive careers and the political facets of the managerial work. His book Sharing Executive Power: Roles and Relationships at the Top published by Cambridge University Press was selected as one of the top three books in 2007 by the Academy of Management.
His consulting experience has focused mostly on issues of corporate governance, organisational design and change.
Lourdes Casanova Senior Lecturer and Gail and Rob Cañizares Director Emerging Markets Institute, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University. Awarded in 2014, 2015 one of 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals by Esglobal. In 2017 one of 30 most influential Iberoamerican women intellectuals by Esglobal. Fulbright Scholar, masters University of Southern California, PhD University of Barcelona.
Co-editor with F. Cahen and A. Miroux 2021: From copycats to Leaders: Innovation from Emerging Markets. Cambridge University Press. Co-author with A. Miroux: The Era of Chinese Multinationals. Academic Press. Elsevier 2019. Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. WithP. Cornelius, S. Dutta: Entrepreneurship and the Finance of Innovation in Emerging Markets. Academic Press. Elsevier. With J. Kassum: The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In search of the Brazilian Dream, Palgrave Macmillan 2014, author Global Latinas: Latin America’s emerging multinationals Palgrave Macmillan 2009. Former member Global Agenda Council, Competitiveness in Latin America World Economic Forum for Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, B20 Task Force in G20 summit, Los Cabos (2012). Board member Boyce Tompson Institute. Founding Board Member Societé des Amis du Chateau de Fontainebleau. Co-founder Ithaca Hub of Global Shapers. Op-ed writer Latin Trade, Agenda Publica contributor to CNN enespañol, El País and Voice of America.
Professor Lutz Finger is a Data Scientist in Residence at Cornell University. He runs the highly successful course “Designing Data Products” and is the author of the book “Ask Measure Learn.” Lutz heads up the predictions efforts in Google health. At Snap Inc. Lutz has built the data science and data analytics team. At LinkedIn Lutz has led the Economic Graph Challenge - an exercise where LinkedIn data is used to create innovative products. As co- founder and former CEO of Fisheye Analytics, a media data-mining company, he supported governments and NGOs with data insights. Fisheye Analytics was acquired by the WPP group. He has an MBA from INSEAD, as well as an MS in quantum physics from TU Berlin.
Mr. Nicholas M. Donofrio is a 44-year IBM veteran who led IBM's technology and innovation strategies from 1997 to 2008 as senior vice president of technology and manufacturing and as executive vice president for innovation and technology. Before his retirement in 2008, Mr. Donofrio was responsible for IBM Research, Governmental Programs, Technical Support & Quality, Corporate Community Relations, as well as Environmental Health & Product Safety. He also led the development and retention of IBM's technical staff. Additionally, Mr. Donofrio served as vice chairman of the IBM International Foundation and chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology. He was elected an IBM Fellow, the company's highest technical honor, in 2008.
In 2008, Mr. Donofrio received the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's Gold Medal, the first presented to a non-U.S. government employee. The same year, he received the National Security Agency's Director's Memento of Esteem for substantial contributions to the Department of Defense. He was selected one of BusinessWeek's 25 Top Innovation Champions in 2006. IndustryWeek named him Technology Leader of the Year in 2003.
A holder of seven U.S. technology patents, Mr. Donofrio is a fellow of the UK-based Royal Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the IEEE. In 2010, he was named a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. He is a member of the U.S.-based National Academy of Engineering; a member of the board of directors of the Bank of New York/Mellon; a member of the Republic of China's Advisory Board of Science and Technology; a member of the board of trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a member of the board of directors of Liberty Mutual; a member of the board of directors of AMD; and a member of the board of managers of Delphi Automotive LLP.
Prashant Malaviya is Professor of Marketing and Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs. He came to Georgetown in 2008 after nine years at INSEAD, France. Prior to INSEAD, he held an appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and visiting professorships at the Wharton School, as the Titan Industries Professor at ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens, Greece, and at the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Malaviya is a Consumer Psychologist by training and received his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
His research focuses on understanding how consumers use information to make product judgments and consumption decisions. His research has been published in leading marketing journals including, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychology & Marketing. He has taught courses to Executives, MBA and Undergraduate students on marketing management, marketing strategy, brand management, customer focus, consumer behaviour, and related topics. He was awarded the Emerald Citation of Excellence for publishing “one of the top 50 management articles in 2007,” was a finalist for the Best MBA Core Teacher award at INSEAD and was named Outstanding Reviewer by the Journal of Consumer Research. He currently serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Prior to entering the world of academia (and consumers), Professor Malaviya worked in India as an engineer at Tata Motors and as a marketing analyst at Nestle.
BITS School of Management
Dr. Ranjan Banerjee is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Calcutta and has a doctoral degree from Carlson School of Management, USA. His doctoral thesis won a global award for the best dissertation in B2B Marketing from the ‘Institute for the Study of Business Markets’, Penn State University, USA.
He has worked with leading FMCG companies like Asian Paints, Vadilal and HUL. Prior to joining SPJIMR, he was the Founder-CEO of Renaissance Strategic Consultants. He joined SPJIMR as Dean in June 2015 and the institute has made rapid strides under his leadership.
He has been teaching courses on Marketing, Strategy, Behavioural Economics, Innovation & Design Thinking at leading Indian and international institutes including IIM Calcutta, SPJIMR, The Carlson School, University of Minnesota, Nyenrode, Holland. EBS , Germany, SMU, Singapore, Ashoka University. He has typically been rated as one of the top teachers in every institute he has taught in. At The Carlson School , a course he taught on marketing received perfect median feedback scores (7/7 on all dimensions) and he received department and school level teaching awards. Many of his corporate workshops have received perfect (10/10 on all dimensions) feedback scores,
He has co-authored a best-selling book with the noted business leader and author, R Gopalakrishnan on ‘The Made in India Manager’ which was published in November 2018. He has been a TEDx speaker and has been a keynote speaker at multiple national and international forums.
His research has been presented at Harvard Business School, University of Michigan, HEC Paris, Macquarie University etc. His work has been published in Harvard Business Review online, Psychology and Marketing, Economic and Political Weekly, Handbook of Business to Business Marketing etc.
Dr. Banerjee was recently awarded The IAC award for "Change Maestro and Institution Builder of the Year" which was selected by a distinguished jury of academics and corporate leaders.
Dr. Shivakant Upadhyaya, Group Dean at Talentedge, comes with more than 4 decades of industry experience. He received Accreditation in Management Teaching (2001), Case Method Teaching Part 1 at IIM Ahmedabad (2017), Case Method Teaching Part 2 at Harvard Business School, Massachusetts (2018) and an Authorized Instructor, Blue Ocean Teaching Material from INSEAD. He is a PhD guide for All India Management Association, Aligarh Muslim University, Pacific Hill University and American Business Management and Technology College (ABMTC), Switzerland.
Soumitra Dutta is a Professor of Management at and the former founding dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. He is the founder of the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization and was the co-editor of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum – two influential reports in technology and innovation policy. He is also the founder and President of Portulans Institute, a non-partisan nonprofit research and education institution based in Washington DC.
Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systemes. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based healthcare consulting company ZS Associates. Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum. He was the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems. He is also the Chief Academic Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Forum of the Confederation of Indian Industry).
IMD Business School
Tawfik Jelassi is a Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD. He is also Co-Director of the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program in Lausanne and Singapore/Dubai, which is the school’s largest executive education program with over 600 participants enrolled per year. His major research, teaching, and consulting interests are in the areas of digital business transformation and leadership in turbulent times. He was granted several excellence awards for his teaching and research in Europe and the USA, and has received two national decorations from the President of Tunisia: “The Order of Merit in the fields of education and science” and “The Order of the Republic”.
Before joining IMD, Dr. Jelassi was Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies in the transition-to-democracy Government of Tunisia (2014-2015). Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Tunisia, the leading mobile telecom operator in the country. Between 2000 and 2013, he was Professor and Dean of the Business School at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris). Previously he was Coordinator of the Technology Management Department and Associate Professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau).
Other eminent instructor and industry experts, as approved by UCLA Extension, will co-teach in the program.