Keynote Speakers – 2022 IEOM Rome Conference
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Conference Welcome and Opening: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:00 – 10:20 am
Dr. Giulio di Gravio
Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Coordinator of the PhD course in Industrial and Management Engineering
Sapienza – University of Rome
Giulio di Gravio is a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome. He is a lecturer of Operations and Quality Management for BSc and MSc courses in Mechanical and Management Engineering and the Coordinator of the PhD course in Industrial and Management Engineering. His research activity mainly focuses on the analysis and evaluation of business performance, supply chain and business strategy, simulation ad expert systems for operations management (production, logistics, maintenance), investment analysis of industrial systems, compliance & risk management, and resilience engineering.
Opening Keynote I: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Dr. Alexandre Dolgui
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Production Research
Head of Department Automation, Production and Computer Sciences
Dr. Alexandre Dolgui is an IISE Fellow, Distinguished Professor and the Head of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences Department at the IMT Atlantique, France. His research focuses on manufacturing line design, production planning and supply chain optimization. His main results are based on the exact mathematical programming methods and their intelligent coupling with heuristics and metaheuristics algorithms. He is the co-author of 5 books, the co-editor of 25 books or conference proceedings, the author of 270 refereed journal papers, 4 prefaces of books, 31 editorials and 37 book chapters as well as over 400 papers in conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Production Research, an Area Editor of Computers & Industrial Engineering, past Associate Editor of International Journal of Systems Science (2005-2008), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2006-2009) and Omega-the International Journal of Management Science (2009-2012), consulting Editor of the International Journal of Systems Science (2009- ). He is Member of the Editorial Boards for 27 other journals, including the International Journal of Production Economics. He is an Active Fellow of the European Academy for Industrial Management, Member of the Board of the International Foundation for Production Research, former Chair of IFAC TC 5.2 Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control (2011-2017, currently a vice chair), Member of IFIP WG 5.7 Advances in Production Management Systems, IEEE System Council Analytics and Risk Technical Committee, Guest editor of special issues of European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Omega – The International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms, and Annual Reviews in Control; he was General Scientific Chair of the 12th IFAC symposium INCOM’06, and IFIP APMS’2021, Chairman of International Program Committee of SCM’02, MOSIM’04, INCOM’09, INCOM’12, IESM’13, MIM’13, INCOM’15, IESM’17, GSC’18, MIM’19 and Chairman of Steering committee of MIM’16. Chairman of Organizing Committee of the International Conference MOSIM’01 and ROADEF’2011; last ten years, he was Member of Program Committees of over 200 International Conferences.
Keynote II: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Founder and Senior Management Consultant
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Implementing ISO 9001 standard using lean six sigma tools
Andrea Benfenati is a seasoned and versatile professional with over 15 years of experience gained both in Italian and international companies, working in projects with great companies as Vodafone, BNL, Autogrill, H3G, Banca Aletti, SAI Sim, IES Italiana e Servizi, and also with smaller but agile companies throughout the Italian territory. He is the Founder of Newconsulting, a specialist consulting firm offering high-quality organization design and development services. At Newconsulting we help companies increase their efficiency and competitiveness hence, eventually, their revenues by streamlining their management processes; through our network of highly experienced professionals we can offer agile and pragmatic services able to support business leaders to make their change agendas come to life. Newconsulting operates in the area of organization design, process improvement, corporate governance, ISO standard implementation, compliance, providing also softwares to facilitate and implement all the activities. Throughout my career my focus has been on helping the organizations become more successful, supporting them to make the most of their combined capabilities and attributes. My passion is to face the challenge that change has on organizations and their people, working jointly with them, bringing my own perspective and experience to deliver real, lasting and sustainable benefits.
Industry expertise includes:
- Media & telecoms.
- Financial services.
- Information technology.
- Food & beverage.
- – ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 9001 Standard implementation.
- – Organizational design, operating model construction, continuous improvement.
- – Process development and improvement.
- – Corporate governance and global strategy.
- – Project management.
- – Lean six sigma.
- – Business Development.
- – Operational Excellence.
- – GDPR.
Keynote III: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Prof. Dr. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, PhD
Vice Rector of Research and Technology Transfer
Bina Nusantara University
Tirta Nugraha Mursitama is a full professor in International Business Management. He is the Vice Rector of Research and Technology Transfer, Bina Nusantara University. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia, in 1999. He then received his master’s degree in 2004 and doctorate in 2007, both in management, from the Graduate School of Management, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan. He also obtained his second doctorate degree in international political economy from Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia in 2016. He is an active member of Academy of International Business (AIB).
Prof. Tirta has published numerous articles in international journal such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of International Studies, Economics and Sociology, International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities and others. He was a visiting fellow at the School of Marketing, Management and International Business, Australian National University in September-November 2011. He also has been a visiting scholar at Cheng Shiu University Taiwan, and the College of Economics and Management Fujian Normal University China, and a Short-Term Visiting Scholar at Budapest Business School, Hungary. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of ASEAN Studies (JAS), indexed by Scopus and published by the Center for Business and Diplomatic Studies (CBDS) Department of International Relations, Bina Nusantara University and Research and Technology Transfer Office at Bina Nusantara University.
Keynote IV: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
VP and CEO Italy, Israel and Greece
Siemens Industry Software S.r.l.
Global Sales & Customer Success
Via Werner von Siemens, 1
20128 Milano, Italy
Franco Megali has been in the manufacturing market for over 35 years.
He started his career in Brescia at Comser, Finbrescia group. Then he moved to Milan, where he worked at Intergraph Italia. In 1991 he joined McDonnel Douglas Information System which became EDS Unigraphics and UGS and finally Siemens Digital Industry Software after the acquisition of Siemens in 2007, with the current role of Italy CEO. Thanks to its profound knowledge of products and processes in the manufacturing industry, he achieved excellent results in the most important Italian manufacturing industries, in particular the Automotive & Transportation, Aerospace & Defense and Machinery sectors.
Graduate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Brescia, Franco Megali holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Bocconi University in Milan in 1990.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Keynote V: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 – 10:30 am
Dr. Federica Caffaro
Faculty in Work and Organisational Psychology
Department of Education
Roma Tre University
Federica Caffaro is a Psychologist and a PhD in Applied Psychology and Ergonomics. She is an assistant professor in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Department of Education, Roma Tre University, Italy. Her research interests primarily lie in occupational safety and health in the human-machine interaction, drivers of innovation adoption for sustainable organizations and the use of new technologies for workplace education and training. All these topics are investigated through an ergonomic user-centred perspective to promote workers’ well-being and optimize the performance of the work systems.
Keynote VI: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:30 – 11:00 am
Prof. Virgílio Cruz Machado
Director / Dean
Nova School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Prof. V. Cruz-Machado is currently a Full Professor of industrial engineering at and Dean of NOVA School of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal. He coordinates post-graduate programs in industrial engineering, project, and lean management. He teaches operations and production management and has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and conferences, in addition to having supervised 50 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. His main scientific activities are directed to the design of lean supply chains.
Dr. Cruz-Machado is the president of UNIDEMI (R&D Unit in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering).
He received the Ph.D. degree in computer-integrated manufacturing from Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, U.K.
Keynote VII: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Dr. Tomohiko Sakao
Professor of Sustainable Product/Service Systems
Tomohiko Sakao is Professor in Ecodesign and Integrated Product Service Engineering at the Division of Environmental Technology and Management, Department of Management and Engineering, at Linköping University (LiU) in Linköping, Sweden. He stayed at the Institute for Product Development and Machine Elements at the Darmstadt University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany between 2005 and 2007.
Dr. Sakao joined LiU as the Swedish engineers’ (Sveriges Ingenjörer) Environmental Professor in 2007 and have been active in both carrying out projects with industry and publishing academic articles. He is one of the scholars that have published highest numbers of relevant articles in the area of product/service system worldwide, which is clear evidence of his academic influence and expertise in the field.
Since 2016, he has been elected as Associate Member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering).
After studying at the University of Tokyo, Dr. Sakao worked at Mitsubishi Research Inst., Inc. in Tokyo for 8 full years, where he gained valuable industry experience before beginning his academic career.
Keynote Title: Engineering systemic changes towards circular economy
A summary of the keynote:
This speech will discuss impacts of and adaptation to much needed transformation towards a circular economy from engineering standpoints based on the speaker’s own recent research. Systemic changes are much needed in engineering research and innovation towards a circular economy. First, cases of circular economy business models will be introduced. Then, the speaker will share insights concerning following questions. How could design of product and services be better achieved. What knowledge is additionally needed in design? How could governmental policies impact on engineering on these contexts? How could remanufacturing processes be efficiently managed? How could digitalisation be adopted as enablers?
Keynote VIII: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Dr. Maria Antonella Ferri
Dean, Economics and Business Management
Full Professor of Management
Maria Antonella Ferri is Chief and Full Professor of Management at the Universitas Mercatorum, where she teaches Strategy, Marketing and Management. She got a PhD in Business Management at The University Ca’ Foscari of Venice; she became a researcher at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and then Associate Professor at the Parthenope University of Naples. She is interested in strategic sustainability, social responsibility, business model and marketing plan. She published several books and articles on these items in many international journals such as the TQM Journal, Journal of Business Research, Mercati e Competitività, Italian Journal of Marketing.
Keynote IX: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Sr. Engineering Manager | Quality Design | RCS
Matteo holds a master’s degree in Physics. He has 15 years of experiences on Product Quality for healthcare industries, primary dialysis treatment and Pharma. In the last 5 year he is working as Sr. quality engineering Manager at Bellco an Italian Company acquired by Medtronic.
Thursday, July 28 , 2022
Conference Chair Remarks – Thursday, July 28 , 2022, 10:00 – 10:20 am
Keynote X: Thursday, July 28 , 2022, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Raphael Grzebieta, PhD
Emeritus Professor (Road Safety)
Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre
School of Aviation
University of New South Wales
Topic: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
Raphael graduated in 1979 with BE (Hons) and M.Eng.Sci. degrees from Krakow Technical University, Poland and a PhD in 1991 from Monash University, Australia. He is Emeritus Professor of Road Safety within the Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre (previously the NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre (IRMRC)) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and was the IRMRC’s Acting Director in 2008. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine located at the Victorian Coroner’s Court Precinct. He was previously in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University for 25 years, where as an Associate Professor he headed up Civil Engineering’s road-safety, crashworthiness and rapid loading research team and supervised numerous PhD, Masters and project students. He has over 350 publications in structural crashworthiness research, accident investigation, road safety, road and infrastructure design, injury causation and biomechanics, ambulance crashworthiness, failure analysis, numerical modelling and experimental testing of a variety of structures subjected to impact and large deformation loads.
He has carried out over 200 in-depth crash investigations and accident reconstruction analyses, providing expert reports and evidence in court. His latest cases have been for the Queensland, NSW, Victorian and New Zealand Coroners, NSW and Victorian Departments of Public Prosecutions, NSW Police, Victoria Police and Victorian WorkCover Authority as well as a number of cases for the CTP Insurers. He has also been involved and worked on major road safety projects (includes one or all of Safer Vehicles, Safer Roads, Safer People and Safe Speeds analyses, advice and reports) for: Cargill Worldwide in Indonesia; Pan Aust Mining in central Laos; BHP-Escondida Mine in Chile; World Bank under contract to the Romanian Ministry of Transport and the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport; United Nations and the Kuwait Ministry for Transport; Australian Defence Department; SafeWork NSW; WorkCover Victoria; VicRoads; Telstra; and a number of private Engineering firms.
The university research team he headed up at Monash carried out numerous crash tests, computer crash modelling and theoretical studies investigating and mitigating injuries in truck under-run, far-side impact, rollover, roadside barrier crashes and industrial work places. Raphael has supervised/co-supervised to completion 17 PhD and 4 MEngSci students in the area of vehicle crashworthiness, injury biomechanics, rapidly loaded and grossly deforming steel structures and truck safety. He developed and taught the most rigorous and theoretically demanding subjects in Civil Engineering for over 20 years. His research work attracted around $8 million in Australian Research Council and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grants and a further $4 million in other university based contract research work.
Raphael was the past President of the Australasian College of Road Safety. He is also a member of a number of road safety, editorial, journal and standards committees. Raphael is regularly interviewed by radio and TV media and has appeared in science programs in relation to road safety and crash testing. He has also chaired a number of international conferences and given numerous invited public lectures and keynote papers. His
Keynote XI: Thursday, July 28 , 2022, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Dr. Juan Jesus Perez
Full Professor of Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Engineering (ETSEIB)
Technical University of Catalonia
(Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC)
Professor Juan Jesus Perez, after obtain his Ph.D. degree in computational chemistry by the Universidad de Barcelona he has carried out postdoctoral positions in the University of Manchester, UK; Max-Plack Institut fur Physik in Garching bei Muchen, Germany. He has also served as visiting Scientist at the IBM Laboratories in Kingston, New York, between 1987 and 1988 and as Senior Researcher in Molecular Research Institute of Palo Alto, California, between 1991 and 1994. Presently he is Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Technical University of Catalonia (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC) at the School of Engineering (ETSEIB) since 1984. He has served as deputy director for international relations at the School of Engineering during the period 1999 to 2002, working to promote the internationalization of the curricula of Mechanical and Chemical Engineers. From 2002 to 2006 he was vice-rector of research, doctoral studies and international relations. Author of more than 150 articles in specialized journals his research interest range from molecular engineering to sustainable development, engineering curricula development and university policy.
Keynote XII: Thursday, July 28 , 2022, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Luz María Valdez de la Rosa, Ph.D.
Profesora del Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Gestión
Escuela de Ingeniería y Tecnologías
Universidad de Monterrey
Luz María Valdez de la Rosa is a professor of Engineering Department at School of Engineering and Technologies at University of Monterrey (UDEM). She has been in the academic field for more than 15 years, as a Director of Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering Bachelor Academic Programs and as a teacher at UDEM, in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Systems and master’s in quality management at University of Monterrey, Mexico, and Ph. D. in Administration Sciences from the Autonomous University of the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She has 18 years of experience in the Quality field and 13 years as a higher education teacher.
She has participated as consultant for the manufacturing and services in the quality field and participated as ASQ and IISE member.
Keynote XIII: Thursday, July 28 , 2022, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Mr. Salvatore GIUA
Head of MEP & Safety for Design & Built Activities
Chairman of the Italian Technical Committee 4.4 “Tunnels” of the World Road Association
Salvatore Giua is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience as a leader and coordinator of large infrastructure projects.
He has an excellent knowledge of road safety, risk management and electromechanical plant engineering and tunnel automation, such as ventilation, lighting, fire prevention and other safety systems.
He is a safety auditor with great experience in the design and safety supervision of tunnels and underground works in general. He often holds the “Third Expert” role for newly built or upgraded tunnels along with the Trans European Road Network (TERN).
Since 2020 he has held the position of Head of MEP&Safety Department at SYSTRA SWS/SYSTRA ITALY and manages Design&Build projects for subways, roads and railway tunnels worldwide.
Salvatore Giua has been a member of the PIARC Italian Technical Committee on road tunnels since 1996 and was Vice-Chair from 2000 to 2004. Currently (2016-2023) he is the Chairman of the Italian Technical Committee D4.4 “Tunnels” and represents Italy within the corresponding International Technical Committee. At the level of the International Technical Committee 4.4 “Tunnel”, he is the Leader of the Task Force on the “Road Tunnel Manual” and participates as a representative of Italy in the “DG-QRAM” Task Force for the updating of the risk analysis SW for the transport of dangerous goods in road tunnels. Since 2017 he is a member of the Board of Directors of PIARC Italia (2017-2024).
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