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Federico Pigni is Associate Professor and director of the Global Tech program at the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France (GEM). He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, and an HDR in Management Science. Before joining GEM, he taught at Carlo Cattaneo Unversity - LIUC, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and the Catholic University in Milan. He was Senior Researcher at Carlo Cattaneo University's Lab#ID RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) laboratory and post-doctorate at France Télécom R&D - Pole Service Sciences in Sophia Antipolis (France). He participated in various research projects funded by Italian, regional, and EU agencies, private industry, government partners. He has published articles in journals such as California Management Review, MIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Production Planning & Control, and Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal. He teaches in the area of Information Systems, and he is currently researching value creation and appropriation opportunities stemming from big data and digital data streams.
The recent digital innovation spree has given birth to a new breed of companies that to some extent remembers the euphoria of the dot-com era. Unicorns-startups valued more than $1 billion dollar-like Airbnb, Dropbox, Pinterest, Slack, Spotify, and Uber are the notable representatives of this "digital renaissance." The coming of 5G networks represents "the perfect storm" set to impact vertical industries (e.g., automotive, media, transportation, leisure) and disrupting existing business models. However, the new services, applications, data and revenue streams pose both managerial and technological challenges. Firms are required to move beyond their traditional practices conceiving platforms and ecosystems where hardware and software specific attributes intertwine. In his talk, Federico Pigni will address the 5G opportunity hinting to the foundational requirements of a 5G enhanced business strategy set to realize its full potential.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.