Imed Boughzala, Institut Mines – Telecom Business School
Imed Boughzala is Professor, member of Directors’ board and Dean of faculty at IMT-BS, France. PhD in Computer Science from the University of Paris Pierre & Marie Curie and Habilitation degrees in both Computer and Management Sciences, Imed has a deep and rich international experience acquired through his research, lecturing and collaboration on major projects. He has recently completed an Executive MBA at IMT-BS and a program "Management and Leadership in higher education" at Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a Dean of faculty, he has implemented the new faculty development plan and participated to AMBA and AACSB accreditation process. As professor, his is the holder of a new chair on Digital Intelligence for Business and Society. He is the founder of SMART BIS (Smart Business Information Systems) research team and Director of IS Lab (Innovation Support Lab), which includes scholars and PhD students from different areas working on the future IS generation. As part of his research and consulting activities, he is working as IT expert with several French and International organizations (e.g. SNCF, Radio France, Volvo, Renault, Hydro Quebec, SVR, Canon...) and facilitated several brainstorming and creativity sessions. Imed is author of several scientific and professional articles (Journal of MIS, Journal of AIS, Journal of Decision Science...HBR, The Conversation) and books and member of several editorial boards of scientific journals (Information & Management, JOUEC).
Andrew Gaudes, Goodman School of Business, Brock University
Dr. Gaudes is in his ninth year as a business dean. Since 2017, he has served as dean at the Goodman School of Business, Brock University, an AACSB accredited school in the Niagara Region of Canada with 3800 students and 200 staff. He has led in developing programs and partnerships for undergraduate and graduate students with world-leading business schools. He also led in forming the only Canadian business school partnership with United Nations for a paid co-op placement of Goodman students at UN agencies worldwide. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, is the Ontario representative for the Business Schools Association of Canada, a member of the Americas Advisory Board for the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the Global University and Employer Board for the Future Talent Council, the International Advisory Board for Burgundy School of Business in France, and is currently the President of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS). His research interest lies in virtual methods of collaboration, niche strategies, and crisis management. His work on virtual collaboration has led to creating teleworking opportunities for vulnerable populations and people with disabilities in regions of Central and South America. The work has contributed to telework declarations signed by governments in Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia. He has participated on numerous international panels on virtual collaboration and the future of work, including a joint meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Dr. Gaudes has taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in management and entrepreneurship, in Canada and in Egypt, Ukraine, Trinidad and France. He has also developed and delivered online courses and curriculum as an adjunct for Michigan State University’s Virtual University.
Salma Maoufoud, ESCA Ecole de Management
Salma MAOUFOUD is Associate Dean in Academic Affairs at ESCA Ecole de Management, Casablanca, Morocco. ESCA is the only AACSB accredited Business School in Morocco and French speaking African countries. the urban campus of the school brings together more than 1100 students and participants, and 200 faculty (professors and corporate lectures). She holds a PhD in Social Entrepreneurship and is a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. She participated in many international projects with renowned French Business Schools and north-African universities to promote entrepreneurship and innovation research and teaching. Salma’s research focuses on the social entrepreneurship of minorities such as rural women, and empowerment. Salma have actively participated in the AACSB accreditation process for ESCA EM, as well as other strategic projects for the school. Currently, as the Associate Dean, Salma leads ESCA's digital transformation projects.