Meet your Program Directors
IMD and CKGSB Faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research, and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest digital and management trends. You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials, and content in all programs.
His research focuses on how to organize innovation in a turbulent world. He collaborates with innovative Chinese companies and entrepreneurial multinationals to explore novel ways of organizing, accelerating innovation, enabling digital business transformation and designing business ecosystems to thrive on uncertainty. He frequently contributes to prestigious publications such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review and is author of Business Ecosystems in China. He’s a founding member of the Business Ecosystem Alliance. In 2017 he was named on the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 next-generation business thinkers.
His research focuses on Machine Learning, Bayesian Nonparametrics, Big Data, Choice Modeling, Text Mining, Recommender Systems. Professor Li has published on leading academic journals such as Management Science, Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. At CKGSB, Dr. Li teaches marketing management to MBAs, EMBAs and Executive Education. He has also consulted for Tencent, Baidu and Yonghui Groups, and currently holds a US patent.
The level of complexity and uncertainty in today’s global economy, and even within our own organizations, can feel overwhelming. Learning to create and orchestrate ecosystems can help.
By putting the consumer’s needs at the center, China’s retail companies have rethought the value chain and reinvent the retail model, delivering a greater and more relevant retail experience to consumers.
By engaging with local start-ups that understand customers’ pain points, Western multinationals can provide innovative products and services for the Chinese market.
It’s highly likely that the next big thing may come out of Asia. Innovation is moving faster than ever as the continent develops new disruptive platforms. Before you lead your team into the competitive Asian market, there are three actions you can take to prepare.
Building Digital Ecosystems contributing faculty bring a fantastic combination of world-class cutting-edge research on digital transformation enhanced by rich experiences and insights from their strategic roles at some of the top global digital companies. This includes Prof. Zeng Ming, former Chief Strategy Officer, Alibaba Group; and Prof. Liao Jianwen, former Chief Strategy Officer of JD.com, Professor of Managerial Practice and former Associate Dean of CKGSB.
Prof. Zhu’s research interests center on behavioral science, social innovation, and brand management.
Prof. Joshi specializes in helping organizations use artificial intelligence and develop their big data, analytics and AI capabilities.
Prof. Piskorski is an expert on digital strategy, platform strategy and the process of digital business transformation. He works with companies in various industries across the globe to support them through digital transformation.
Prof. Liao’s areas of expertise are in strategic planning and execution, partnerships, investment, innovation, corporate branding and communications
Prof. Ming provides insights from the strategies and tools used by leaders at the Chinese digital giant, Alibaba and other firms, creating a framework to guide strategy formulation and execution.