Engagement, Innovation, and Impact Seminar

12–13 April 2019 | Edinburgh, Scotland


Imed_BoughzalaImed Boughzala, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School

Imed Boughzala is Professor, member of directors board and Dean of faculty at IMT-BS. PhD in Computer Science from the University of Paris Pierre & Marie Curie and HDR accredited in both Computer Science and Management Science, 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 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).

Sverre_GundersenSverre Jacob Gundersen, BI Norwegian Business School

Sverre Gundersen is the Head of Accreditation & Rankings at BI Norwegian Business School since 2009. He has an executive master degree from BI and an undergraduate degree from the University of Oslo. Before joining BI he was an employee at the University of Oslo for 18 years, working on accreditation issues within the field of Dentistry. He was co-author on two articles on the subject. Since 2009 he has guided BI to achieve and maintain international triple accreditation and national audits. He is also responsible for rankings. Gundersen was co-facilitator for AACSB´s Impact Forum in Europe in 2016-2017.


Sauli_SohloSauli J. Sohlo, University of Oulu

Sauli Sohlo is the deputy director of the Martti Ahtisaari Institute since 2008, an Education & Research Institute founded with the support of the former President of Finland, Nobel Laureate Martti Ahtisaari. Sauli is actively involved in building international, business and NGO relations for the Institute and Oulu Business School (OBS) at the University of Oulu, Finland. His main responsibilities include the role of head of accreditation in OBS, and he is actively involved in the AACSB International activities, such as the leadership team of the European Affinity Group (EAG). Currently, his research concentrates on the international competition and development of business schools, and business school accreditation. During his career, Sauli has been the director of studies at OBS, as well as the curriculum development manager of the faculty of education in the University of Oulu, altogether for 14 years. Sauli Sohlo is a member of the Oulu Chamber of Commerce since 2007. Prior to joining the Martti Ahtisaari Institute at Oulu Business School, he has worked for the Finnish Council of University Rectors (UNIFI), the Ministry of Education in Finland as well as a director of marketing for Hätälä Ltd. He received his MSc in education at the University of Oulu, and is currently in the process of completing his PhD in marketing at OBS.