ECKM Biographies

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

Conference and Programme Chairs

Piera Centobelli teaches Business Economics and Organization at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. From 2013 until 2016 she joined the Fraunhofer Joint Laboratory of Excellence on Advanced Production Technology (J-LEAPT) in partnership with Fh-IWU of Chemnitz. She published more than fifty papers in top journals and conference proceedings. She acts as editorial board member, guest editor and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests focus on blockchain and Industry 4.0, knowledge and technology management, Industry 4.0, digital transformation, operations management, logistics and supply chain management, corporate social responsibility, circular economy, environmental, economic, financial and social sustainability.


Roberto Cerchione is Chair of IEEE  Blockchain Italy, Delegate of Engineering Management Committee and Director of SGu at the University of Naples Parthenope and Professor of Technology, Innovation and Management Faculty at the University of Bergamo and the University of Naples Federico II. He is Professor of ‘Advanced Logistics Systems and Sustainable Supply Chain Management’ at the Aerotech Academy. He serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief the Journal of Entrepreneurship Education and the Academy of Strategic Management Journal, and acts as managing guest editor, section editor, and editorial board member for many international journals. He has co-authored more than 100 publications including articles published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, conference proceedings, research reports.


Key Note Speakers

Knowledge Cafe Facilitator

Mini Track Chairs

Walter Vesperi is Adjuct professor in Organization Theory and HRM at University of Messina and “Magna-Graecia” University of Catanzaro. His research topics are on knowledge transfer, university entrepreneurship and agri-food sector. His publications appeared in academic journals and presented his research at several international conferences.

Also he is member of editorial board of International Journal of Management Practice

Yong Wang is Professor in Family Business & Entrepreneurship at Wolverhampton Business School and Fellow of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA). Prof. Wang’s research focus on family business and entrepreneurship. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Strategic Information System, Journal of Family Business Strategy, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, as well as others.