Chierchia Lucia | BBS - Bologna Business School

Lucia
Chierchia


Chierchia
Italy Managing Partner GELLIFY Adjunct
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BIO

Lucia holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Politecnico di Milano and an Executive Master in Technologies & Innovation Management in Bologna Business School.
She started her professional experience in the Aerospace field and then moved to Home Appliances Business, in Whirpool Corporation and then in Electrolux Group.
After having covered different managerial positions in R&D organization, in 2011 Lucia accepted the challenge to implement the open innovation model in Electrolux Group: she defined and deployed the open innovation strategy of the company, creating new alliances with external partners, in industrial, academic and financial networks.
Now she is Open Innovation Director of Electrolux Group, with the responsibility to identify innovative business solutions in external non-traditional ecosystems.
As recognition to her professional path, in 2013 she received the “Alumni Polimi Award” of Politecnico di Milano.  In 2017 she received  “Merit & Talent” award of FEDERMANAGER in “Digital Innovation” category.

COURSES

Great ideas become successful innovation combining several elements: new solutions, original knowledge, inspiration, complementary assets, sound management and a good dose of luck. The more complex the technological landscape becomes, the greater the need to engage multiple actors in this fascinating and complex process. In this course, we will explore why it is important to collaborate to innovate and what alternatives could be pursued. A set of managerial tools ranging from crowdsourcing to open innovation process will be presented and discussed in different industries and markets.

Automation and Robotics

The value of a digital transformation is to be found in the creation of connected organizations, able to provide goods and services in an increasingly efficient and effective way, ensuring the satisfaction of customers, shareholders and stakeholders. To support the company Business Model, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, systems are considered, together with the necessary tools to analyze data, in order to guarantee a good decision-making process (Business Intelligence). In addition, tools are provided to understand the software development techniques and the control of the Total Cost of Ownership

CORE COURSE – The course tackles the strategic, organizational, and management aspects related to the development of innovation. There will be a particular focus on the organizational aspects of new product development, R&D, and management of new product development projects.

Technology and Innovation

The course study in deep the topic of digital transformation in the business environment. It explores the organizational methods and impacts of a digital transformation process, analyzing the stakeholders, the types of innovation and the tools.

Digital Technology Management / Internet of Things

The activity is aimed at proposing innovative business processes focused on digital technologies and new business models.

The course provides the application of the skills students improved during the classes by developing a practical project based on a real company case.

Companies involvement will be one of the pillars of this course. Companies will assign the project guidelines to the students, building them around the class profile, and will supervise the development of their projects, giving help if needed.

The activity is aimed at proposing innovative business processes focused on digital technologies and new business models.

The course provides the application of the skills students improved during the classes by developing a practical project based on a real company case.

Companies involvement will be one of the pillars of this course. Companies will assign the project guidelines to the students, building them around the class profile, and will supervise the development of their projects, giving help if needed.

Enterprises are designing new paths to deploy digital trasformation.

The course – guided by GELLIFY – will offer a journey to discover the key mechanisms of emerging technologies: artificial intelligence, IoT, advanced robotics, blockchain, cybersecurity…

Distinctive elements of the program are the dialogue with sector experts – from startups and big techs – and the interactive workshops – through GELLIFY proprietary method and tools.

The course will take place at GELLIFY HUB, where advanced technologies are applied on innovative use cases, to make participants touch their potential.

International Executive MBA

Efficiency, flexibility and reliability of operational processes are the performance dimensions that we face everyday, both in industrial and services enterprises. A complete governance of the proper methodologies and tools and the understanding of advanced application experiences allow to reach operational excellence and increase competitive advantage. This course offers an introduction to operations management and strategy, clarifying some key themes and terminology, and exploring how operations managers can influence the short- and long-term success of their organisation.

COURSE – The course focuses on the process of value creation in the operative system, clarifying the definition of the structural characteristics: the expanded production system and fixing the boundaries of the company; vertical integration policy and production decentralization; managing the material flow, stocks and warehouses; process of planning production activities; procurement policies and management of the supply system. The course also encompasses current issues such as lean production, the use of RFID technologies and mass customization.

International Executive MBA