The innovative Power of smart Things



Thursday, 16. October 2003 | 10:20 Uhr

Speaker

Elgar Fleisch

Organisation

Institute for Technology Management University of St. Gallen

Reporting

Products and means of transport which identify each other can revolutionize logistics and trade. They can help to avoid empty racks, wrong deliveries, theft and forgeries, enables inventories to be made at the press of a button and sometime also make that tedious waiting around at checkouts a thing of the past. This is one of the research projects on which Prof. Elgar Fleisch is working. As Professor for Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen, he is currently researching into competitive advantage based on Pervasive Computing in collaboration with the Swiss Federal College of Technology (ETH) Zürich and the global Auto-ID Center with headquarters at MIT.

Elgar Fleisch

Elgar Fleisch (*1968 in Bregenz) is Professor of Technology Management and Director of the Institute for Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). After graduating from the College for Mechanical Engineering (Höhere Technische Lehranstalt für Maschinenbau) he studied Business Informatics in Vienna and obtained a doctorate in the field of Artificial Intelligence in production control from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 1993. In 1994, he joined the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen, where began his research work on the subject of Business Networking, which led in 2000 to his appointment as Lecturer in Business Administration.

 

Today, Elgar Fleisch is researching in the field of Operations Management and the effects of Ubiquitous Computing on business. He is Research Director of the M-Lab, a joint initiative of the Swiss Federal College of Technology (ETH) Zürich and HSG, and of the Auto-ID Center at MIT. He is also co-founder of Intellion AG and member of several steering committees in research, teaching and practice.

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