Professor Tim Baines
Professor of Operations Strategy & Executive Director, Advanced Services Group
Tim is a leading international authority on Advanced Services and spends much of his time working hands-on with both global and local manufacturing companies to understand its application in practice and help to transform businesses. He spent ten years working in manufacturing businesses, beginning his career as an apprentice. His background gives him a personal understanding of the challenges faced by the industry and of the need for practical, relevant guidance on implementing change strategies. His book “Made to Serve: How manufacturers can compete through servitization and product service systems” is essential reading for any companies or executives looking to explore this option for their business and provides a practical guide to adding Advanced Services, based on in-depth research with leading corporations such as Xerox, Caterpillar, Alstom and MAN Truck & Bus UK. Tim leads a 25-person strong centre of excellence at Aston Business School, the Advanced Services Group, whose sole focus is expertise in this field.
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Editor-In-Chief, Wired Magazine
Nicholas Thompson is an American journalist and editor, currently the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine. Before that, Thompson was a journalist at The New Yorker magazine, where he was the editor of newyorker.com.
Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Aneesh Paul Chopra is an American executive who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. He was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama and was at the White House through 2012.
Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is an American lawyer and politician. She is the founder of the tech organization Girls Who Code. She was previously the Deputy Public Advocate at the Office of the New York City Public Advocate.
President & CEO, PTC
Jim Heppelmann is the president and chief executive officer of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors.
Bestselling Author and Director at MIT
Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets.