Dr. Peter Brews
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Information and technology management professor Peter Brews is studying the structure and evolution of the global economy, and how the twin shocks of globalization and the Internet and IT are changing corporate practice, productivity and competitiveness.
His academic research has centered on mergers and acquisitions and strategy formation at the firm level. He is currently pioneering research into "Internet Generation Companies" and post-industrial competition. He also has written or supervised the writing of a number of cases in strategy, corporate finance, and most recently, international and post-industrial business.
An award-winning teacher, Dr. Brews teaches courses in international management, strategic IT management and corporate strategy. He also consults internationally in these fields and has worked with Progress Energy, Siemens AG, Lucent Technologies Asia/Pacific (H.K.) Ltd., The Mandarin Hotel Group of Hong Kong, Ford Motor Company, LG of South Korea, Barclays Bank PLC and the Rank Organization.
He worked in investment/merchant banking in Johannesburg for four years before he joined the faculty of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he taught corporate law, finance, economics and strategic management.
He received PhDs from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Witwatersrand, an MSIA from Purdue University, and an LLB and Bcomm from the University of Witwatersrand.
Dr. Rick Gilkey
Associate Professor, Goizueta Business School and School of Medicine, Emory University
Professor Gilkey holds a joint appointment at Emory University, where he serves on the faculty of the Goizueta Business School as associate professor in the practice of organization and management, and the School of Medicine, where he is an associate professor of psychiatry. He is the recipient of the university's highest teaching honor, the Emory Williams Award. He also serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education.
His publications include: Executive Coaching (co-authored with Randall White, Ph.D.);
Joining Forces: Creating and Managing Successful Mergers and Acquisitions; Organizations on the Couch: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Understanding organizational Dynamics (contributing author); The Agile Organization (contributing author); The 21st Century Healthcare Leader (editor).
Dr. Gilkey has a Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1977; an A.M., University of Michigan, 1973: a M.Div., Harvard University, 1971; and a B.A., cum laude, Western Michigan University, 1968.
Dr. Wendell Gilland
Associate Professor of Operations, Technology and Innovation Management, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Gilland teaches courses in the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D programs, covering the core concepts of operations and supply chain management, as well as special topics including response time management and models used to guide supply chain decision making. He received both his MBA and Ph.D from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and holds an A.B. from Harvard University.
Mr. Rick Grandinetti
Founder & CEO, Succeed Inside the Box
Mr. Grandinetti founded Succeed Inside the Box (formerly VisionPlanning, Incorporated) in 1989. Since entering the consulting and educational field, he has authored one book and is currently writing his second. Mr. Grandinetti has designed, produced, coordinated, and conducted over 4,800 seminars and key-note speeches throughout North America. He is the author of more than 30 various educational programs currently utilized by numerous organizations throughout the United States.
Skilled at reforming company cultures, VisionPlanning analyzes and develops effective measures that result in improved performance and increased productivity, leading to an increase in bottom-line profits.
VisionPlanning has consulted with numerous elite organizations including:
•U.S. Army Quartermasters
•The Surgeon General’s Conference
•A portion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
•Atlantic Coast Airlines
•Native American Tribal Council and Casinos
Mr. Grandinetti personally created and implemented the company-wide educational program for the building material supplier who is number one in sales dollars, per employee, world-wide. This educational program remains the core of their educational initiative today.
Mr. Steve Haynes
Adjunct Professor of Management and Supply Chain, North Carolina State University
Professor Haynes is the former Vice-President of Global Supply Chain for Nortel Networks, Inc. and a graduate of the supply chain program at Cranfield University, UK. At Nortel, Mr. Haynes led the complete re-structuring of the logistics function for this international telecommunications firm. He is the recipient of N.C. State’s College of Management “best instructor” award and a key LOGTECH faculty resource.
Steve Haynes business career has been in the Automotive, Computer and Telecommunications Industries. He has worked in all areas of Supply Chain Management including Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistics and Customer Service.
Mr. Haynes joined Nortel Networks in 1990 to lead the reconfiguration of Logistics in Europe. Success in this transformation expanded the role to embrace Logistics & Customer Service process and organization re-design for Europe / Asia.
In 1997, Mr. Haynes was promoted with Nortel Networks and moved to North America as Vice President of Global Logistics. In this position he built and managed a Logistics organization partnering with other internal and external Supply Chain Groups to establish a superior Logistics capability with global reach.
Dr. Anand Iyer
President & Chief Operating Officer, WellDoc Inc.
Dr. Iyer has more than 20 years of consulting, industrial, and academic experience in the areas of business strategy development, network engineering, economic modeling, service development, and value network analysis. He was most recently a Director in the Communications Industry Group at PRTM Management Consultants. Dr. Iyer led PRTM's Wireless Solutions practice, where he focused on helping companies in both the commercial and government sectors capitalize on the convergence of three mega trends: Internet ubiquity, emerging wireless technologies, and innovative business models. He is also the founder and President of the In-Building Wireless Alliance, a cross-industry, non-for-profit aimed at accelerating the adoption of in-building wireless for the real estate and public safety communities. Prior to joining PRTM, Dr. Iyer was a member of the scientific staff at Bell Northern Research and Nortel Networks. He holds a Ph.D. and an MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a B.E. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carleton University. Dr. Iyer holds memberships in the IEEE, Society for Photo-Optic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), and Sigma Xi.
Dr. Al Segars
RBC Centura Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise; Chair of Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Albert H. Segars is a faculty member, Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Technology and E-Commerce, a Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Institute for Technology and Strategic Change at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Segars is an invited speaker and lecturer on the topics of E-commerce, Strategic IT Management, and Technology Forecasting for numerous corporate and academic engagements world-wide. He has provided expert analysis and interviews in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN/fn, CIO Magazine, National Public Radio, The Financial Times, as well as numerous regional newspapers and trade journals.
Dr. Segars is recognized by Business Week Magazine as a top graduate business school educator in the field of Strategic IT Management. He is also recognized by CIO Magazine as a leading educator among business executives in the areas of IT Strategy, E-Commerce, and Knowledge Management. Dr. Segars was recently named a Research Fellow by IBM in recognition of his cutting edge and relevant research in the area of IT strategy.
His research on Process Transformation and Innovation at the Bose Corporation was the winner of the Society of Information Management’s (SIM) best paper award. Current research by Dr. Segars in the area of Electronic Commerce and Global Supply Chain Management is funded by the Carnegie Bosch Institute as well as by Accenture and IBM. He is a consultant to numerous corporations and Federal Agencies including Siemens, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, Disney, Nortel Networks and DARPA. Dr. Segars is also a key faculty member of the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) program at UNC.
Dr. Paul Stanfield
Chairperson and Professor of Industrial Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
Dr. Stanfield joined the faculty of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in 1999 after serving four years as an adjunct faculty member.
He is the former President of ABCO Automation, an 80 employee manufacturing automation and improvement consulting firm located outside Greensboro.
Dr. Stanfield is a registered Professional Engineer and past recipient of the Department’s Industrial “Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Education” Award.
He is the Regional Vice President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and past President of the local IIE Chapter.
Dr. Stanfield is a graduate of the Leadership Greensboro and Piedmont Triad Leadership Network and was recognized as one of the Piedmont Triad’s “Forty Leaders Under Forty”
Dr. Stanfield is a past winner of the IIE Gilbreath Fellowship and his Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation were awarded first place in annual competitions with the Institute of Industrial Engineers.