Sixth Annual Netcentricity Conference
Boyson is research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management
Center at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He
is an expert in technology management and supply chain management and has
served as a senior information technology consultant for international
organizations including The World Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank
and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Dr. Boyson has also provided supply
chain consulting services to companies such as Hughes Network Systems, EDS
and Allied Signal. He is currently an advisor to the Office of the Secretary
of Defense on technology-enabled new supply chain practices and serves as
Senior Advisor on the Sense and Respond Logistics Project of the Office Of
Force Transformation, the major effort initiated by that Office to develop
new system templates for transforming the military. He received his PhD from
University of Sussex.
Dellarocas is an assistant professor of information systems at the Robert H.
Smith School of Business, University of Maryland . His research lies at the
intersection between information systems, economics, and policy. The focus
of his work is the study of the rapidly growing online "word-of-mouth"
communities and their impact on marketing, product development, and public
opinion formation. He also studies the use of online reputation mechanisms
as a low-cost trust building device in electronic markets. Before joining
the Smith School, Dr. Dellarocas taught for eight years at MIT's Sloan
School of Management. He has also worked as a consultant for Andersen (now
Accenture) and McKinsey. He is an inventor with three patents and the
co-founder of one software company. He received his PhD from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
J. Elmaghraby is an assistant professor of management science at the Robert
H. Smith School of Business. Prior to joining the Smith School, she was an
the faculty of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia
Institute of Technology and NYU Stern School of Business in the Operations
Management group. Her current research interests are the design of
competitive procurement auctions in business-to-business markets and pricing
in markets where buyers behave strategically. Her current areas of
application are e-commerce, logistics, supply chain management in the
electronics industry and energy markets.
Dr. Elmaghraby's research has been published in such journals as
Management Science, MSOM, POM and European Journal of Operational
Research. She is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and
Management Sciences (INFORMS), and is the vice president of Conferences for
the Women in ORMS forum. She is an editorial review board member for MSOM
and POM. She received her PhD in Industrial Engineering and
Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.
Frank is dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business of the University of
Maryland and also professor of Management Sciences at the Smith School. Dean
Frank has been a member of seven editorial boards, has been a featured
speaker at hundreds of business and professional meetings, and has authored
over 190 articles and chapters in books on technology and the management of
technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the
Management Sciences (INFORMS), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers, and a recipient of its 1999 Eric Sumner Award. He is a
member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the Strategy
Council of the Washington Board of Trade. He also is a member of the Board
of Directors of the Macklin Institute of Montgomery College and a member of
the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology's Advanced Technology Program. He has been a Senior Fellow at the
Wharton School's SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and currently
serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center. He has also been
an adjunct professor of decision sciences at the Wharton School and an
associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the
University of California at Berkeley. He received his MS and PhD from
P. K. Kannan is Harvey Sanders Associate Professor of Marketing at the
Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He is the
director for the Center of Excellence in Service. His current research
stream focuses on marketing and pricing digital products and product lines,
new product development, marketing and product development on the Internet,
e-service, and customer relationship management (CRM) and customer loyalty.
He has received grants from National Science Foundation (NSF), Mellon
Foundation, SAIC, and PricewaterhouseCoopers for his work in this area and
research papers have been published in Marketing Science, Management
Science, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and
Communications of the ACM.
Dr. Kannan is an associate editor for Decision Support Systems and
serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, Journal of
the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Journal of
Business Research, and International Journal of Electronic Commerce.
Dr. Kannan has served as the Chair for the American Marketing Association
SIG on Marketing Research. He received his PhD from Purdue University.
“Gil” Souza is associate professor of operations management at the Robert H.
Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His research has been
published in such journals as California Management Review, European
Journal of Operational Research, Management Science, and Production
and Operations Management. He regularly works with such companies as HP
and Toshiba, primarily in production planning, and supply chain design. Dr.
Souza is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management
Sciences (INFORMS), and the Production and Operations Management Society
(POMS), and he is on the editorial board of Production and Operations
Management. He won the Wickham Skinner Early–Career Research
Accomplishments award from POMS in 2004. He received his PhD in from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.