Chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen in March 2007, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (BPS, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, 2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (1999-2004).
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Director of the Changing Places research group at the MIT Media Lab. He also runs the MIT House_n Research Consortium at the MIT Department of Architecture. Current research focuses on strategies for creating responsive places of living using new design/fabrication strategies, defining system level standards for an open source approach to building design, and developing ubiquitous sensing/computation technologies that do useful things for people related to proactive health, energy conservation, and learning.
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acclaimed author, speaker and management adviser. A visiting Scholar with
the Design Lab at MIT, he co-founded Strategic Horizons
LLP to help
businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic
offerings. Mr. Pine is frequently quoted in such places as Forbes, The New York
Times, Wired, Business 2.0, USA TODAY, Investor’s Business Daily, ABC News,
Good Morning America, Fortune, Business Week, and Industry Week.
Joe Pine's Lastest Book: Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want
The Experience Economy: Work is Theatre and Every Business a Stage
Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition
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Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has led to both theoretical and practical advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, neural networks, and the theory of Turing Machines and recursive functions. (In 1961 he solved Emil Post's problem of "Tag", and showed that any computer can be simulated by a machine with only two registers and two simple instructions.)
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Ryan Chin is a Research Specialist and PhD Candidate at the MIT Media Lab. His research in urban mobility systems addresses the energy and mobility problems of 21st century cities such as energy efficiency, congestion, urban land-use, and carbon emissions leading to global warming. He has led and managed the conceptual and design development of a series of Lightweight Electric Vehicles (LEVs) within the Smart Cities group including the CityCar, RoboScooter, and GreenWheel Smart Bicycle.
Fabrizio Salvador is Professor of Operations Management at Instituto de Empresa Business School and an Adjunct Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program. He has been a Faculty Research Associate at Arizona State University. He received a Ph.D in Operations Management from the University of Padova, where he also graduated in Industrial Engineering.
Fabrizio's research focuses on how operation strategy and organizational design can support the simultaneous achievement of efficiency and flexibility. He has been researching such topics as mass customization, concurrent product-process-supply chain design and organization design to cope with input uncertainty.
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The MIT Smart Customization Group is an MIT-Industry collaboration devoted to improving the ability of companies to efficiently customize products, services, and experiences in various industries and for diverse customer groups. This industry interest group aggregates the key players in the area of mass customization and strives to become a vital community of practice in this field.