Thurs 10/2, 9am – 10am EST
Forum: Supporting 21st Century Competencies
Ramon O’Callaghan is Dean at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business in Kazakhstan, a new business school established in strategic collaboration with Duke University. Previously, he was dean of the business school at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands. Over the years he has held numerous academic management positions: Director of Deusto Business School and Vice-Rector at Deusto University in Spain, Associate Dean at Tilburg University and Director International Executive MBA (a joint program with Purdue University), and Director International MBA at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands. Formerly, he was on the faculty of IESE Business School, and was a researcher at the Harvard Business School. Prior to his academic career, he worked internationally at Texas Instruments for several years.
His research interests include: Management of Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management. His work has been published in books, journals, and conference proceedings, e.g. MIT Press, Journal of Marketing, Journal of IT, European Journal of IS, International Conference on IS, European Conference on IS. In 2006, he earned “best paper” awards at the Hawaii International Conference on Information Sciences, and at the International Conference on Information Systems in Milwaukee. He has actively contributed to several research programs of the European Commission (IST, TEDIS, RACE) and has been the coordinator of an international project on innovation clusters. He has also supervised and examined PhD research for the following universities: Aalborg (Denmark), Antwerp (Belgium), Cape Town (South Africa), Cork (Ireland), KU Leuven (Belgium), Hohenheim (Germany), Sussex (UK), Tilburg (Netherlands), and Turku (Finland).
His professional experience includes executive education and consulting projects for American, European and Asian organizations, e.g. Aegon, BUPA, Chubb, Danisco, Eureko, European Commission, Fortis, IBM, Independent Insurance Agents of America, ING, Kazakhmys, KPMG, Maryland Casualty, Nolan & Norton, Philips, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, Samruk-Kazyna, Shell, UBS. He has also taught in executive programs of IESE, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT Sloan, Purdue University, and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
Ramon O’Callaghan holds the following degrees: Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School; MBA from IESE Business School; MSc and BSc in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (also known as UPC BarcelonaTech). His education also included courses at the MIT Sloan Questrom School of Business and at École Supérieure du Commerce de Paris, ESCP, in France.