April 10-11, 2017

prof. William P. Barnett

Stanford University

Structured Value-Creation through Innovation Strategies

Professor William Barnett is a chaired professor of leadership and strategy at Stanford University. He is the Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy, and Director of the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at Stanford University.

In research he focuses on studying competition among organizations and how organizations and industries evolve over time. He has consulted numerous companies and is highly recognized for his work on leadership and the idea of the red queen competition which explains competitive evolving dynamics.

May 22-23, 2017

prof. Sim B. Sitkin

Duke University

Paradox of Individual vs. Collective Value-Creation Strategies

Professor Sitkin is a professor of Management, Director of the Fuqua Center on Leadership and Ethics and Director of the Behavioral Science and Policy Center at Duke University. Professor Sitkin’s research focuses on leadership and control systems, and their influence on how organizations and their members become more or less capable of change and innovation. He is one of only two individuals to have won Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Review (the top ranked management journal) and has extensive consulting and executive education experience with organizations worldwide.

June 7-8, 2017

prof. Michael Ahearne

University of Houston

Challenging Sales Dogmas for Structured Value-Creation

Michael Ahearne is chaired professor in Marketing at the University of Houston. He is also Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute, which is the worldwide leader in sales education and research.

Prof. Ahearne’s textbook Selling Today: Partnering to Create Customer Value is the highest grossing professional selling textbook in the world. Prof. Ahearne was recognized by AMA as one of the 10 most research productive scholars and world’s academic authority on sales management.

He actively consults in many industries including insurance, health care, consumer packaged goods, etc.

June 26-27, 2017

prof. Jonathan S. Feinstein

Yale School of Management

Value-Creation by Facilitation of Individual/Team Creativity

Professor Jonathan S. Feinstein is Professor of Economics and Management, focusing on creativity and innovation. Professor Feinstein’s current work focuses on formal models of creativity, centering on creative interests, learning, serendipity, and paths of development. His approach emphasizes the rich diverse patterns of development. His work has roots in the classic principles of liberty and freedom of individual development, depicting the uniqueness of individuals in their creative development and potential. His papers have influenced several fields and he is the authority on economics of creativity both as an academic and as a consultant to global leading companies.

July 10-11, 2017

prof. Ajay K. Kohli

Georgia Institute of Technology

Challenging Market Dogmas for Structured Value-Creation

Prof. Kohli is a professor of marketing at GA Tech. He received his PhD in Marketing from University of Pittsburgh.

His conceptualization of market orientation revolutionized marketing by elevating it to a strategic discipline. He is the winner of the first ever American Marketing Association award for long-term impact on marketing. He is ranked as one of the top cited authors in history of both economics and business.

Prof. Kohli is consultant to some of the world’s greatest companies: 3M, Accenture, Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, IBM, Shell, etc.


September 4-5, 2017

prof. Gregory Carpenter

Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University

Shaping Perceptual Monopolies as a Value-Creation Strategy

Prof. Carpenter is a professor at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). Before joining he was professor at Yale, UCLA and Columbia. He founded the Center for Market Leadership. His research on competitive marketing strategy has been recognized by American Marketing Association and cited in cases before the US Supreme Court. His contribution on first mover advantage has been selected as one of Harvard Business Review most influential papers.

He is consultant  on marketing strategy  to such companies as: Cadbury-Schweppes, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Visa, etc.

September 25-26, 2017

prof. John Deighton

Harvard Business School

Structured Value-Creation under Platform Markets Conditions

Professor John Deighton is the Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also the director of Marketing Science Institute, the world’s leading organization linking carefully selected (by invite-only) world’s top scholars and 70 CEOs and marketing managers of world’s leading companies (e.g. Boeing, AT&T, AmEx, Cisco, Kraft, Intel, McKinsey, etc.). He is an authority on consumer behavior and marketing, with a focus on online and direct marketing. He is the founder and director of the HBS Executive Education program titled Taking Marketing Digital.

February 19-20, 2018

prof. Bulent Gultekin

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Value Creation through Financial Decision-making

Professor Bulent Gultekin is a professor of finance at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Advanced Corporate Finance and The Finance of Buyouts and Acquisitions. He is renowned for his work in corporate finance and capital markets, economic development and privatization. He was the Governor of Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Chief Adviser to the Ministry of Privatization in Poland, Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister of Turkey. He is the Director of Emerging Economies Program at Wharton, and Co-Director of Center for International Financial Research.