Organizing Team | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Organizing Team

Kalle Lyytinen

Faculty Director, DM Program
Department Chair, Design & Innovation
Professor, Design & Innovation
Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Kalle Lyytinen, PhD, is the Iris S. Wolstein Professor of Management Design; chair and professor, design and innovation; and faculty director, doctor of management program. Lyytinen’s research helps define how rapidly changing digital innovations shape organizations. His work helps organizations know how to identify, absorb, manage, implement and be transformed by digital innovations. His recent projects have focused on engineering practices, telecommunications and software development organizations. Lyytinen studies the adoption of new technologies, new forms of collaboration, and new ways to determine system requirements.

Lyytinen has an extensive list of over 300 publications in numerous prestigious journals including INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH; MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS QUARTERLY; and ORGANIZATION SCIENCE and leading conferences. He is currently among the top five scholars in the information system field by citations (H-index 71). He has presented his work extensively in the U.S. and worked globally at academic institutions including University of Cape Town, ZA; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; City University of Hong Kong, CPR; Auckland University School of Business, New Zealand; Umea University, Sweden; Aalto University, Finland; and Oslo University, Norway.

Professionally, Lyytinen has served as vice president for the Association for Information Systems(AIS), senior editor for INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH and editor-in-chief for the JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS. He received an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School in 2016 and from Umea University in 2008. Lyytinen also received the LEO Award from AIS in 2013 and he has numerous Best Paper Awards from AIS (ICIS), HICSS and AoM (OCIS). Lyytinen received his PhD from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Satish Nambisan

The Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professorship of Technology Management
Professor, Design & Innovation

Satish Nambisan, PhD, is the Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management at the Weatherhead School of Management. His research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation management, and product development. His current work focuses on platforms and innovation ecosystems; digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship; and customer co-innovation and value co-creation.

His research has been published in a wide range of journals including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Research Policy, MIS Quarterly and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is the author of The Global Brain: Your Roadmap for Innovating Faster and Smarter in a Networked World (Wharton School Publishing).

He speaks, consults, and conducts executive education both domestically and internationally in the areas of technology & innovation management, technological entrepreneurship and management, high technology new ventures, customer co-innovation, and new product development. He has delivered keynote addresses and thought-leadership presentations in the areas of technology & innovation management at various conferences and organizations. His clients include Microsoft, IBM, 3M, P&G, SAP, Sharp Laboratories, Singapore Telecom, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, ASAE, and the Philadelphia Science Center.

Youngjin Yoo

Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professorship in Entrepreneurship
Faculty Director, D&I Initiatives
Professor, Design & Innovation

Youngjin Yoo, PhD, is the Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Entrepreneurship and professor of information systems in the Department of Design & Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He has a joint appointment at University Hospitals of Cleveland as Innovation Architect, overseeing the digital transformation efforts at one of the largest teaching hospital systems in the country. He is also WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor at Warwick Business School, UK.

Yoo holds a PhD in information systems from the University of Maryland. His research interests include: digital innovation and entrepreneurship, organizational genetics, societal use of technology and design. He has received over $4.5 million in research grant from National Science Foundation, NASA, James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, the Department of Commerce, National Research Foundation of Korea, and Samsung Electronics. His work was published at leading academic journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, the Communications of the ACM, and the Academy of Management Journal, among others. He is senior editor of MIS Quarterly, the Journal of AIS, and the Journal Information Technology, and is on the editorial board of Organization Science, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, and Information and Organization. He was a former senior editor of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and an associate editor of Information Systems Research and Management Science. He was ranked #1 in the world in 2010 for his research productivity published in top MIS journals. He has worked with leading companies including Samsung Electronics, American Greetings, Bendix, Moen, Intel, Ford Motor Company, Andersen Consulting, IDEO, Gehry and Partners, University Hospitals in Cleveland, American Management Systems, Lotus, NASA, Parker Hannifin, Poly One and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.