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Industry 4.0: new types of intelligence, knowledge and management skills by Carles Roig (MIM 87)

Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018Time: 19:30Place: ESADEFORUM. Pedralbes Avenue, 60-62City: BarcelonaLanguage: SpanishMember: FreeStudent (Invited member): FreeNon Member: 120 € ESADE BAN Investor: FreeEach member may bring a maximum of 1 guest.

ESADE Alumni is pleased to announce another talk in the Refresher Programme series, ''Industry 4.0: new types of intelligence, knowledge and management skills'' by Carles Roig, associate professor in the ESADE department of operations, innovation and data sciences, and director of the executive master programme in operations and innovation.

The talk will analyse the potential of industry 4.0 and the driving force of technological development for transforming today’s industry into a more sustainable and competitive model.


Carles Roig

MBA (ESADE) and combined Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration. Has taken part in a wide variety of post-grad courses in the USA, UK and France.

Member of the ESADE faculty since 1999, he teaches supply chain management, operations strategy and management on Executive Education and MBA programmes. Has been a visiting professor at HEC Paris and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (Porto), and has taught executive programmes in Singapore, Portugal, USA, France, Brazil, Mexico, Holland and Denmark. Prof. Roig has been the director of the ESADE PT MBA and PMD and several other custom programmes.

Prior to his academic activity he garnered considerable executive experience as director of operations, CEO and board member of different multinationals in countries including France, Scandinavia and Latin America.

Partner and consultant in more than 55 consultancy projects in a wide range of industries including automotive (VW, Seat, Nissan, NSK), computing (Hewlett Packard, IBM), electronic consumer goods (Sanyo), FMCG (United Brands, Nestlé, Ralstom Purina), cosmetics (Oral B, Revlon), white goods (Electrolux, Bosch, Siemens, Candy) and pharmaceutical laboratories (Inibsa).

His current fields of research focus on e-commerce, industry 4.0, operational strategy, design of global SCM programmes, and outsource /offshore , insource/backshore processes.

Recent publications include ¡¡La industria 4.0: la 4rta (re) evolución industrial”, Harvard Deusto Business Review, April 2017; “Casar oferta y demanda en entornos turbulentos. ¿Planificación o gestión de la demanda?'', HDBR, September 2016, and “¿Debemos optar por reindustrializar? Claves y propuestas”, HDBR, April 2015.

Since 2002 he has taken part in more than 45 symposiums, workshops and congresses.



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