Keynote Speakers

Pinar Ozcan - University of Oxford, United Kingdom

 

 

Pinar Ozcan is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She also serves as the Director of the Oxford Future of Finance and Technology (Fintech) Initiative.


Pinar specialises in entrepreneurship and strategy in technology markets. Her current research includes the open banking project, where she examines the industry disruption in banking through regulation and entry of fintechs, and the development of the sharing economy.

Pinar completed her PhD at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) at the Stanford University Management Science and Engineering Department, and also holds a Master of Science and dual Bachelor’s degrees from Stanford.

At Stanford, Pinar directed the AEA Stanford Executive Institute, a summer executive program for the high-tech industry for three consecutive years. She also organised the Stanford Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders Seminars, and helped create the Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner for entrepreneurship educators worldwide.

In 2017, Pinar had the honour to be selected to the Top 40 Business School Professors under 40 by Poets and Quants. In 2018, Pinar received the Strategic Management Society Research in Organisations Award for her work on the disruption in the banking sector in partnership with Swift Institute. She was recently selected to the global Thinkers 50 list for emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice. Finally, in 2019, she was chosen as a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow for her work on the disruption of banking in Europe and the UK.

 

John Antonakis - University of Lausanne, Switzerland



Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

His research is currently focused on predictors and outcomes of leadership, leadership development, psychometrics, as well as on research methods.

 

He has published articles in many top journals such as in Science, Psychological ScienceAcademy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied PsychologyJournal of ManagementJournal of Operations Management, and Harvard Business Review, among many others; he has also published 3 books and 20 book chapters and has presented his research at dozens of conferences. He has received about 2.38 million Swiss Francs in funding for his research.

 

John Antonakis is Editor in Chief of The Leadership Quarterly, and is on the editorial boards of many other top journals in management and applied psychology. His research is regularly quoted in the press and various media outlets. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), as well as an elected member of the Society of Organizational Behaviour (SOB).

 

Wojciech Czakon - Jagiellonian Univeristy, Poland



Wojciech Czakon is a Professor of management at the Faculty of Management and Communication of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. His research revolves around interorganizational phenomena, strategies and structures. In particular, coopetition at various levels of analysis and in various empirical settings has recently attracted his attention. For these studies he uses in-depth qualitative approaches, but also quantitative data analysis techniques. His lectures are dedicated to interorganizational collaboration, strategic management and research methodology. Guest-editor of several journal special issues, and organizer of workshops and conference tracks on coopetition. Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences Committee for Management and Organization Science.

 

Daniel F. Meyer - University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 

 

Daniel Meyer is appointed as a Full Professor, School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Daniel is a specialist in regional and local economic development analysis and policy development. He has development various measurement tools, indexes and scales to analyse regional economies. He has authored more than 100 internationally peer reviewed research papers since 2015 and has also presented more than 50 international conference papers including a number of key note addresses. His research is multi-disciplinary through the combination of development economics and public management and governance. He has successfully supervised 10 PhD students and 13 masters students since 2015.

He has developed a large international network of research partners across the globe with a strong focus on the Visegrad group of countries. He has also successfully completed and delivered more than 40 regional development strategies for local governments and provincial governments. He is also involved in various community development projects in the communities where he lives. During his academic career he has received a number of awards which include: most inspiring lecturer in 2012; Vice-Chancellor’s award for community engagement via the Vaal LED warrior initiative in 2016; media person of the year in 2016; and most productive senior researcher on the NWU Vaal campus in 2016, 2017 and 2018; and most productive senior researcher in the NWU Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences in 2019. His motto in life is “give more than you take”.




 

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