26th of August, 2021
9:00 –- 13:00 and 15:00 –- 20:00 EEST TIME ZONE
The first Conference Day “Research Forum” features insights from international speakers on the different aspects of digital transformations, such as orchestrating process of transformation, capturing value from digital transformations, developing digital ecosystems. The forum includes keynote speeches of well-known international scholars Prof. Michael Wade, Global Center for Digital Business Transformation at IMD, Switzerland, Prof. David John Teece, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley, USA, Prof. Max von Zedtwitz, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, and Prof. Annabelle Gawer, University of Surrey, UK.
In parallel, the forum provides opportunities to hear presentations from researchers and engineering and technology managers on important digital transformation themes and challenges within seven conference tracks:
| Track 1: Sustainability and digital entrepreneurship.
| Track 2: Circular economy through digitalization.
| Track 3: Digital healthcare innovations.
| Track 4: Digital transformation in industry: from recuperation to a new normal.
| Track 5: Sustainable consumption in digital society.
| Track 6: Digitalization of entrepreneurial ecosystems.
| Track 7: Digital transformation in financial sector.
The forum also hosts a “Meet the Editors” session where editors of highly ranked international journals will introduce their journals, discuss journal selection strategies, and give advice for aspiring authors. The session featuring well-established academic journals: IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, R&D Management, Technovation, and Baltic Journal of Management.