ICITM 2023 Speakers




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ICITM 2022 Speakers



Prof. Umit Bititci

Heriot-Watt University, Scotland




Umit Bititci is the Professor of Business Performance and the Deputy Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, UK. He has a blend of industrial and academic experience that spans across 35 years. He has dedicated his career to understanding what makes high-performing companies different. He has worked with an international portfolio of companies and public sector organisations. He has led several international research and development projects with a research portfolio c.£20m. He has published c.200 papers and he regularly appears at international conferences and workshops as guest/keynote speaker.

His work is grounded on understanding organisations as complex socio-technical systems that exist within wider ecosystems. He specializes in modelling and understanding the forces that shape the behavior of the system that deliver or constrains performance. More recently he has been applying this line of thinking in understanding circular economy where new collaborations and ecosystems need to be created and effectively managed for sustainable circular economies to prevail. 




Prof. Xu Chen

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China


Xu Chen is Professor of operations and supply chain management at School of Management and Economics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. His current research interests include coopetition management, supply chain management, and operations management. His publications have appeared in Production and Operations Management, IISE Transactions, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, OMEGA-International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Business Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Annals of Operations Research, and other journals. His research has been supported by grants from the National Sciences Foundation of China (NSFC), Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC), and National Key R&D Program of China.





Prof. Bernhard Heiden
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Bernhard Heiden is a professor of production technology in the industrial engineering degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. He previously worked in the industry for six years. He completed his process engineering studies at TU Graz, writing his diploma thesis at ETH Zurich. He holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Graz University of Technology. He was a university assistant at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Combustion Engines for four years and a student assistant at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer for the same period. At the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, he holds a degree in Philosophy and an MBA in Financial Management and Controlling. His current research and consulting focus is on production technology and Industry 4.0. He is co-founder and part of an Austria-wide cooperation network for 3D printing and chairman of the 3D printing group at FH-Kärnten, and part of the iMaterial research group initiated in 2018, which focuses, among other things, on research into smart materials and their manufacturing processes. Examples of project implementations were (*) processing an innovation cheque to evaluate a CNC-controlled production cutting process for industry or the FFG research project "Polygenferos 4.0", which focused on the industrial training of companies in the field of additive manufacturing. (**) An interdisciplinary project for cooperating robots with the Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt as a project partner. (***) An EU 3D printing project to develop a fiber composite 3D printer (MMO3D) and many others. He is the initiator and co-founder of Smartlab Carinthia at the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia, the first Fab Lab in Carinthia, as well as a lecturer and author of numerous articles and technical papers, as well as an editor of the book "Mit Innovationsmanagement zu Industrie 4.0" published by Springer Verlag in 2018.



Prof. Alexander Yu Obydenov
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia

Bio: Alexander Yu. Obydenov is an Associate Professor at Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leading Expert at the Center for Cultural Strategies and Project Management, Moscow, Russia. He has more than 20 years of experience in analytics and academics. His research work is mainly dedicated to agile methods of strategic management, governed self-organization, complexity theory and business agility. He has published above 70 papers and articles, most of which are highly rated publications. He appears at international conferences as a speaker and organizer at a regular basis.

Organizational Aspects of Business Agility
--The following presentation is aimed at discovering organizational characteristics within business agility. As it has been shown in the research, in order for the companies with business agility implemented via governed self-organization to achieve success, corporate structure and culture must become a priority. If they are not, that may become one of the biggest obstacles to the implementation of agility.
This presentation will be of interest to those who conduct research in the modern strategic management field, as well as to business representatives in search of a conceptual verification of agility implementation in their business practice.
To conclude, we will analyze Morning Star and «VkusVill» companies case studies.