Simon is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He is interested in the role of emerging technologies in organizational knowledge, knowing, and power relations. He holds a BEng from McGill University and an MBA from HEC Montréal. Prior to joining the program, Simon was a biomedical engineer, designing technologies for respiratory research and collaborating with scientists around the world to advance projects. Simon also worked as a consultant in innovation for a global management consulting firm.
Anand is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He's interested in qualitative research on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in organizational knowledge and knowing. He holds a prior PhD in Computational Systems Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining McGill, he was an AI Strategist and Data Scientist with Accenture, where he designed and executed both AI algorithms and organizational digital transformations at multiple North American Fortune 500 companies.
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Maëlys is a final year data analytics undergraduate student at McGill University. As an IMSF fellow, she developed text analytics solutions using R and Excel to investigate decision making and coordination techniques implemented during COVID-19. She completed an internship in Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) strategy producing project reports by collecting and analyzing financial and headcount data using Power BI. As Co-Director of BRIDGE Sustainability Case Competition, Maëlys integrated Accenture as a new corporate sponsor, negotiating terms and conditions of the contract, while ensuring a close relationship with the current sponsor, WSP.
Gina is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. She holds a specialized Bachelor of Health Science in Addiction and Mental Health, from the University of Lethbridge, and she spent her first career in frontline community clinical practice. Based on her interest in healing and physical space, she completed a Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto. Before pursing her PhD, Gina worked within a Toronto hospital leading complex and high stakes design projects with divergent stakeholder groups. Her current doctoral research focuses on professions under threat, and how they respond.
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Lauren is a fifth-year bioengineering undergraduate student pursuing a management minor at McGill University. As an IMSF fellow, she is exploring the role of emerging technologies within healthcare practices using data analytics and qualitative coding techniques. Lauren has completed multiple internships in robotics, bioinformatics, and tissue engineering, allowing her to hone her software development skills. Beyond academics, she has been involved in fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society, raising over $200,000, and is the President of the McGill Outdoors Club.
Takumi is a PhD candidate at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. He is interested in new forms of collaboration, organization, and innovation enabled by digital technologies. His current research interests include online communities, digital transformation, digital organizational culture, hybrid work, diversity and inclusion, and the future of work and practice. He has presented his work at leading conferences such as Academy of Management (AOM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), Academy of International Business (AIB), and Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). He has received multiple awards including Best Published Paper Award at Journal of the Japan Society for Management Information, Keio SFC Faculty Award, Waseda University Presidential Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching Award from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and Best Reviewer Awards from Academy of Management and Americas Conference on Information Systems.
Prior to joining Keio University, Takumi worked as an Associate Professor at Waseda University in Shinjuku, Tokyo and as an instructor at McGill University. He taught courses related to business data analytics, organization theory, and digital innovation. Before his academic career, he also worked for Roland Berger as a strategy consultant.
Wadih is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He holds a BE in Computer and Communications Engineering, and an MBA from the American University of Beirut. Prior to joining the program, Wadih worked for ten years in research, project management, sales, non-profit management and fundraising. Interested in understanding how people collaborate in different situations and what role technology plays in that process, Wadih has presented his work at the Academy of Management (AOM).
Xian is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration (research oriented) at the Tsinghua University. He is interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration in complex settings that include technological transformation, emergency and crises, and temporary organizations. Under this topic, he explores empirical phenomena as diverse as the organizing dynamics of temporary shelter hospitals at the Wuhan City immediately after Covid-19 outbreak; the scaling up of the Chinese medical mask industry; and the interaction between emergency call takers, callers, and frontline police officers.