Intelligence and digital - where is the human?

Thursday 23 Feb 2023

Online Webinar

Join us on 23rd Feb to hear from our excellent panelists IVI Thought Leaders on “Intelligence and digital – where is the human?”

Moderator:

Prof. Brian Donnellan, Vice President of Research and Innovation, Maynooth University 

Speakers:

Prof. Piero Formica, Founder of the International Entrepreneurship Academy & Senior Research Fellow with the Innovation Value Institute
Prof. (emeritus) Leif Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to theory and practice of Intellectual Capital(IC)
Dr. Lina Užienė is an associate professor at the School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology
Lynne Schneider, CEO of Entovation International
Prof. Fabrizio Dughiero, Professor of Electromagnetic Processing of Materials, Vice Rector for Innovation and Industry relations, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova

 

Vice Rector, University of Padua

Prof Fabrizio Dughiero

Author, One Health

Professor Piero Formica

CEO of Entovation International

Lynne Schneider

Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology

Dr. Lina Užienė

Key pioneering contributor to theory and practice of Intellectual Capital (IC)

Professor Leif Edvinsson

Vice President of Research and Innovation, Maynooth University

Professor Brian Donnellan

Vice Rector, University of Padua

Prof Fabrizio Dughiero

Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electromagnetic processing of Materials at the Department of Industrial Engineering. He is Vice Rector for Innovation and Relations with Industries at the University of Padua. His research deals with industrial, biomedical and “food” applications of Electroheat Technologies and in particular microwave, radio frequency and induction heating. He has been coordinator of some European projects and is author of more than 200 scientific papers, of which over 150 classified in WoS and SCOPUS. He is inventor or co-inventor of 15 patents and has founded two research firms (spin offs of University of Padua).

He is director of the Contamination Lab of Veneto, the only trans-disciplinary learning experience offered to students of the University of Padua. He has been president of the SMACT Competence Center, a public-private partnership company created as part of the Industry 4.0 program of the Ministry of Economic Development and he is member of the board of directors of the Unismart Foundation. For a few months he has been sitting on the board of directors of the “Le Village” business accelerator of Credit Agricole of which the University of Padua is a member. He is director of a post graduate course about Open Innovation Management for SMEs entrepreneurs and managers.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabrizio-dughiero-2b770721/

www.fabriziodughiero.it

https://projects.dii.unipd.it/hes/conference/

Author, One Health

Professor Piero Formica

Professor Formica has published extensively on knowledge economics, entrepreneurship and innovation. Ideators: Their Words and Voices (2022),

One Health: Transformative Enterprises, Wellbeing and Education in the Knowledge Economy (2023)Sciencepreneurship: Science, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Economic Growth (2023)published by Emerald Publishing Group, and Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence: Exhibition at the Mind Gallery (2024, Edizioni Pendragon) are his most recent books.

For his contribution to modern innovation policy, he received the 2017 Innovation Luminary Award from the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group under the aegis of the European Union and the 2023 Magister Peloritanus Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti of the University of Messina, Italy.

CEO of Entovation International

Lynne Schneider

Ms. Schneider has over 30 years of experience in the defense industry and international economic development initiatives.  She has a successful track record providing innovative strategy and policy solutions to senior defense officials/military on a global scale in the Middle East, Europe and NATO.  Ms. Schneider has extensive knowledge of Department of Defense policy/processes, principals fostering change and designing and directing large-scale innovative projects for the Federal Government and private sector applying in the areas of innovation, knowledge cities, crisis response, economic development and micro-business initiatives. She has worked for three Presidents at the Department of Defense and most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Army for Stability Operations (2006-2008) and Chief Management Officer (2019 -2021) at DoD. Ms. Schneider has also served the Secretary of Defense directly on three advisory boards and was the deputy director of the Defense Business Board under Secretary Rumsfeld.

Ms. Schneider recently retired from the US Army Reserve after 35 years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 361st Civil Affairs BDE located in EUCOM.    She is an expert in stability operations with a concentration on Theater Security Cooperation, stabilization strategies for economic and national security, reconstruction, emergency response.  She has received the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge.

She is currently the CEO of Entovation International, a global innovation and knowledge management consulting firm bringing innovative strategies, culture change and disruptive technologies for collaborative advantage to companies and government. She serves on several boards including the ISOA Advisory Board.

She received her Masters Degree from George Mason University in Information Systems and is currently working to complete her Doctorate at Grand Canyon University in Arizona in Business Administration.  She holds several certifications including two in Knowledge Management; Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Concepts.

Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology

Dr. Lina Užienė

Dr. Lina Užienė is an associate professor at the School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology, where she implements scientific research projects and delivers courses in Intellectual Capital Management, Knowledge Management, Digital Organization Management, Strategic Management, Business Valuation and Investor Relations Management, etc.

She has been acting as a director of Management Study Programs at the university in the period of 2016-2019 which successfully resulted in a portfolio of six study programs delivered for bachelor and master students as well as corporate executives.

Since 2005 she holds a Ph.D. degree in Management and Business Administration. Since 2009 she works as an associate professor. She is one of the coordinators of the Open Innovation Research Cluster at the University, responsible for the research stream on open innovation measurement and metrics.

Her research focuses on national policy-making based on the effective management of intellectual resources and the development of innovation-oriented infrastructures. Her current research projects are mostly oriented toward corporate digital transformation.

She is a member of several scientific committees and bodies responsible for the development of methodologies and transfer of knowledge from educational systems to business practice, such as Baltic Management Development Association, International Society for Professional Innovation Management, KM4Dev and others. She is a board member at the New Club of Paris the aim of which is to support nations, regions, cities, communities, and organizations in their transformation into a knowledge society.

She acts as a national and international expert on knowledge management, intellectual capital management, and digital transformation management issues, is an author of more than 40 academic publications, books, and chapters, a consultant, a research project manager, and an inspirational speaker to promote knowledge economy leadership and intellectual capital development via educational forums and platforms.

Areas of Interest/Expertise

Research:  Intellectual capital measurement and management, knowledge management practices, corporate digital transformation, open innovation, and national policy-making based on effective management of the intellectual resources.

Teaching: Intellectual Capital Management, Intellectual Property Management, Digital Organization Management, Strategic Management, Business Valuation and Investor Relationship Management (MBA courses).

Key pioneering contributor to theory and practice of Intellectual Capital (IC)

Professor Leif Edvinsson

Professor(emeritus) Leif Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to theory and practice of Intellectual Capital(IC). The world’s First director of IC in 1991. The World´s First Professor on IC at Lund University as well as Polytechnic University. Prototyping in 1996 the Skandia Future Center as Lab for Organisational design. In 1998, awarded by Brain Trust “Brain of the Year” award, UK. Listed in Who’s Who in the world. Associate member of The Club of Rome. Cofounder and Founding Chairman of The New Club of Paris. In 2013 awarded the Thought Leader Award by European Commission, Intel and Peter Drucker Association. In 2015 appointed Advisory Board to JIN – the Japan Innovation Network. Appointed 2016 to the Advisory Board of Norway Open Innovation Forum. In 2017 Awarded the KM Award , in Geneva at UN, by www.km[1]a.net

Vice President of Research and Innovation, Maynooth University

Professor Brian Donnellan

Professor Brian Donnellan is Vice President of Research and Innovation, and Professor of Management Information Systems at Maynooth University.

Previous senior management positions in Maynooth University include  Vice President of Engagement and Innovation, Vice President and Dean of International Affairs and Academic Director of the Innovation Value Institute. He is active researcher in four Science Foundation Ireland research centres.

A native of County Clare, he graduated from University of Limerick with a B. Engineering in Electronic Engineering, an MBA and PhD (Computer Science and Information Systems). Prior to becoming an academic, Brian spent 19 years working in the IT industry, where he was responsible for Computer-Aided-Engineering for New Product Development.