Professor of Leadership and Change Management, SDA Bocconi
Ferdinando Pennarola SDA Professor of Change Management, Leadership and Organisation Design has a Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management both from Bocconi University. He also earned an ITP (International Teachers Programme) from the Centre HEC-ISA in Jouy-en-Josas (France). He is Chairman of the board of directors of ISBM (International Schools of Business Management) in London established by Harvard University to offer the ITP (International Teachers Programme), from 2005 to 2016 and delegate Rector for E-Learning at Bocconi University from 2004 to 2012. He is Director of SDA Bocconi GEMBA (Global Executive MBA). He is Faculty member of the MBA Full time, of EMBA, and several other graduate programs. He runs learning projects with senior executive teams in global companies, designing and leading top executive workshops on change management issues. His research activities focus on change management, organisational design, ICT – mediated innovation processes, management of professional organizations, responsible leadership and management consulting. Currently, he is investigating the management of change processes combined with the challenge of digital transformations, within organizations and the economy at large. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the above subjects.
Professor of Operations and Technology Management, SDA Bocconi
Thanos Papadimitriou joined SDA Bocconi in 2004 and is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University Stern School of Business and a visiting professor at ALBA in Greece. He has published articles and contributed book chapters in the areas of data inventory management, social media networks, illegitimate trade, and other related topics. He also has 20 years of field experience, first as a consultant with Cambridge Technology Partners and subsequently as a founding team of a number of US and EU-based companies, including AlphaDetail, mbriyo, Giaola, and M2Cmedia. Most recently, he was the founding partner of Charge Ventures. Professor Papadimitriou received a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Computer Science, an M.S. in Computer Science
from the University of California – Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Operations and Technology Management
from the UCLA Anderson School, the latter with the aid of an Onassis scholarship.
CARLO ALBERTO CARNEVALE MAFFE
Associate Professor of Practice of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, SDA Bocconi
Professor Maffe has been teaching at Bocconi and other international business schools like Wharton School, Stern School of Business, and HEC Paris. His research activity is focused on four key topics – competitive intelligence, non-competitive strategies, international strategies and strategies of technological innovation applied to diverse industries (technology, financial institutions, media, telecommunications, luxury goods, etc.). He is author and
co-author of many publications on business cases such as Google, Facebook, Groupon, Telecom Italia, BMWMini, Geox, Reply, Banca Mediolanum. He is a regular contributor with economic op-ed and comments for international press and TVs. He is chairman at workshops of Aspen Institute Italia. He is an independent director, member of the board and strategy adviser for venture capital funds and many international corporations and financial institutions, some of which listed on the stock exchange.
Senior Lecturer of Marketing and Sales, SDA Bocconi
At SDA Bocconi, he is coordinator for the Marketing evening course. He conducted several workshops and marketing consulting projects in Europe, China and the United States with companies operating in the automotive, energy, industrial products and retail industries. His main areas of interest are strategic marketing and innovation, customer centricity in B2B sectors and green economy. At present, he is analysing digital transformation and its consequences for the companies operating in the “old economy”. He is the author of four books and several articles, related to his areas of interest. He won the prize as the best professor of all MBA courses in 2010 and the prize as best professor of all executive courses in 2012. He is a member of the board of directors in several Italian companies, and strategy advisor of major international corporations.