MIT Smart Customization Seminar 2012: Meet the Speakers: Fabrizio Salvador

Seminar-banner-2012-01 Continuing our little mini series on speakers of this year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.


Fabrizio Salvador

Professor of Operations Management, Inst. de Empresa, Business School
Adjunct Professor, MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program

Personal Website

Fabrizio Salvador is Professor of
Operations Management at Instituto de Empresa Business School and an Adjunct
Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program.

Fabrizio received a Ph.D in
Operations Management from the University of Padova, where he also graduated in
Industrial Engineering. His research focuses on how operation strategy and
organizational design can support the simultaneous achievement of efficiency
and flexibility. 

He has been investigating
such topics as mass customization, concurrent product-process supply chain
design and organization design to cope with input uncertainty. His research has
been published in leading journals and he co-authored the book “Information
Management for Mass Customization: connecting customer, front-end and back-end
for fast and efficient personalization.”

Besides his academic appointments, he
has worked with numerous companies, such as John Deere, Electrolux, DHL, IBM,
etc. in addressing operational problems associated with customization and
product proliferation.

You can download this year's Smart Customization Seminar's agenda here!

For more up-to-date information and registration please head to or follow the conference twitter hashtag, #SCG12!

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About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.