2018 Distinguished Speaker:
Karl Ulrich, CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
2017 Distinguished Speaker:
John Paul MacDuffie, Professor of Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
2016 Distinguished Speaker:
Moren Lévesque, Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems, York University, Schulich School of Business.
2015 Distinguished Speaker:
Steven Eppinger, Professor of Management Science and Innovation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
2014 Distinguished Speaker:
Haim Mendelson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce, and Management and the Co-director of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Stanford Graduate School of Business
2013 Distinguished Speaker:
Dundar Kocaoglu, Professor & Chairman, Engineering and Technology Management Department, Portland State University
2012 Distinguished Speaker:
James Utterback, David J. McGrath jr (1959) Professor of Management and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Professor of Engineering Systems in the MIT School of Engineering, "An Ecology of Innovation"
2011 Distinguished Speaker:
Linda Argote, David M. and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory and the Director for the Center for Organizational Learning, Innovation and Knowledge at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, "Organizational Learning, Transactive Memory, and Knowledge Transfer"
2010 Distinguished Speaker:
Michael Tushman, Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration, Chair of the Advanced Management Program, and Co-Chair of the management track of the DBA program at Harvard Business School, "Innovation Streams, Paradoxical Organization Architectures, and Organizational Evolution"
2009 Distinguished Speaker:
Marvin Lieberman, Professor of Policy in the Anderson School at UCLA, "Perspectives on Technology and Market Entry: Themes from Business Strategy"
2008 Distinguished Speaker:
Carliss Baldwin, William L. White Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, "A Design-Centric View of the Economy."
2007 Distinguished Speaker:
Cheryl Gaimon, Regents' Professor in the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, "The Impact of Technological Developments on Research in Technology Management."
2006 Distinguished Speaker:
Ashish Arora, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Melon University, "Technology as a Tradable Commodity? Unresolved Questions in Markets for Technology."
2005 Distinguished Speaker:
Eric von Hippel, Professor of MIT, Sloan School of Management, Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, "Democratizing Innovation."
2004 Distinguished Speaker:
Scott Shane, Professor of Case Western Reserve University, "Academic Entrepreneurship: University Spinoffs and Wealth Creation."
2003 Distinguished Speaker:
William E. Halal, Professor of George Washington University, "Mastering the Knowledge Revolution: Highlights from the GW Forecast of Technology & Strategy"
2002 Distinguished Speaker:
Stephen R. Barley, Professor of Stanford University, "What Happened to Work?"
2001 Distinguished Speaker:
Edward B. Roberts, Professor of MIT, Sloan School of Management, "High Technology Entrepreneurship: What's Happening to It and to the Academic Research about It?"