FACULTY

Paolo Tacconi
Bocconi University, Italy

Visiting Lecturer of Fintech and Digital Transformation

Paolo Tacconi is a digital transformation professional with 25+ years of experience across different industries, countries, products and teams. Making business – and customer – sense out of the mess of accelerated technological changes is his job and passion. He managed successful projects in the media industry, in software companies and in manufacturing, working extensively and on a global scale for companies like Microsoft, Ferrari and RCS/Corriere della Sera. His latest project is an AI driven insurance platform, developed with a group of mathematicians and programmers in Switzerland.

ELEONORA CATTANEO
PhD University of Pavia, Italy
Visiting Professor of International Marketing / M.B.A. SDA Bocconi University B.A. Bristol University, UK

Eleonora Cattaneo’s areas of expertise include strategic and international marketing as well as brand management and communications. She has global consulting experience in a variety of Fortune 500’s: Fiat, CNH Industrial, Renault and Nestlé among others. She has acted as in-house advisor to CMOs providing insights as well as support in deployment of new market entry strategies, brand repositioning and new product launches. She has been visiting professor at EM Lyon, the Helsinki School of Economics and Cranfield School of Management.

KANDARP MEHTA,
PhD IESE Business School, Spain – Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation
University of Navarra Visiting Scholar / K.S. School of Business Management Gujarat University DRRC, Kellogg School of Management Master of Business Administration

Kandarp Mehta is a PhD from IESE Business School, Barcelona. He has been with the Entrepreneurship Department at IESE since October 2009. His research has focused on creativity in organizations and negotiations. He frequently works as consultant with startups on issues related to Innovation and Creativity. He has conducted several Negotiation and Creativity Workshops for corporate executives and management students in Europe, USA and India. Before coming to Spain, he was at ICFAI Business School in India where he taught Corporate Finance.

PAULO GONÇALVES
PhD MIT Sloan, US
Director of Humanitarian Logistics and Management
Associate Professor of Operations Management
PhD (MIT Sloan), M.Sc.(MIT), M.Sc.(USP), B.Sc.(ITA)

Research interests include behavioral operations management, humanitarian operations and system dynamics. Paulo held positions at the University of Miami and MIT Sloan School of Management, before joining USI. He has consulted in North and South America.

KOSTIS CHRISTODOULOU
London Business School, UK Visiting Professor of Quantitative Methods. , M.Sc. (LSE)

Research and teaching interests include regulation, “big data”, and health care. He has taught at Cass Business School, London Business School, and ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens. He is currently finance director at private equity firm Curzon Consulting, and before that worked at McKinsey and Velti.

CARMINE CARZIA
PhD Bocconi University, Italy
Founding member of the AMC – Advanced Management Centre of USI.
Professor of Business Strategy, Merger and Acquisition and Competitive Intelligence, USI Associate Professor of Management and Deputy Dean of the University of Pollenzo, Italy.

He teaches Entrepreneurial Strategy at Bocconi University. His main research interests include: Strategic Management, Industry Structure and Competition, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Alongside with his academic career he has been constantly involved in the practice as strategy advisor for medium and large firms. His specific advisory expertise and domain knowledge are in, amongst others, construction and building components, advanced manufacturing and fine foods. He is actually senior advisor for a leading investment bank in the M&A practice.

He was awarded a Degree in Business Administration and a PhD in Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

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