ECKM Biographies

Below are the ECKM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security Management at the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University (UK) and a Visiting Research Scholar at Georgetown University (USA). His original background in computer science was complemented by a PhD in knowledge management from Cranfield University. This socio-technical understanding of information systems has enabled Alexeis to focus on the wider challenges of data, information and knowledge management in organisations and society. Alexeis is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.  He leads the Data, Organisations and Society Research Group at Coventry University’s Centre for Business in Society. Alexeis has been the course director for KM-based programmes including the MBA Cyber Security at Coventry University, and has collaborated extensively with key industry players on their KM strategies, as well as with UK and international academic and business associations as a KM expert.

Prof Lyndon Simkin is Executive Director of the Centre for Business in Society, before which he was Professor of Strategic Marketing and Head of School at Henley Business School (University of Reading), having been Research Lead at Oxford Brookes and previously Director of the Warwick MBA at Warwick Business School. He is an acknowledged expert in strategy creation, planning processes and implementation management, guiding practitioners with their execution and mentoring COEs and leadership teams. Lyndon is a member of the Academy of Marketing’s research Committee, Associate Editor of the Journal of Marketing Management and co-chair of the Academy’s special interest groups in CRM and Market Segmentation and Strategy. Lyndon is author of eleven books, including the market leading Marketing: Concepts and Strategies, Marketing Planning, Market Segmentation Success: Making it Happen! and research based The Dark Side of CRM.

Key Note Speakers

Mini Track Chairs

Lorenzo Cobianchi MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in General Surgery at the Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences at the University of Pavia, Italy. Besides his clinical research topics about mini-invasive surgery, oncology, new integrated approaches for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and regenerative medicine, he is interested in the impact of new technologies on surgery and healthcare, knowledge translation, teams dynamics and co-production in medicine and surgery.

Francesca Dal Mas is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Enterprise at the Lincoln International Business School at Lincoln, UK. She has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Udine University and a Law Degree from Bologna University, Italy. She got her Ph.D. in Managerial and Actuarial Sciences from Udine University. Her research interests include strategy, knowledge management, and intellectual capital.

Maria José Sousa, Ph.D. in Management and Post Doc in Digital Learning, is a University Professor and a research fellow at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She has organized and peer-reviewed international conferences and is the guest-editor of several Special Issues from Elsevier and Springer. She has participated in European projects of innovation transfer and is also External Expert of COST Association - European Cooperation in Science and Technology and President of the ISO/TC 260 – Human Resources Management, representing Portugal in the International Organization for Standardization.

Juan Manuel Verde MD, MSs is an Associate Researcher in Surgical Innovation and Image-Guided liver procedures at the Institute of Image-Guided Surgery Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) of Strasbourg, France. His research interests include the impact of disruptive technologies in the field of minimally-invasive and image-guided hepatobiliary surgery. He is also interested in the use of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies in healthcare.

Workshop Facilitators

Knowledge Café Facilitator