ICEC 2007
Invited Speakers

Eric K. Clemons
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Eric K. Clemons is Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a pioneer in the systematic study of the transformational impacts of information on the strategy and practice of business. His research and teaching interests include strategic uses of information systems, the changes that information technology enables in the competitive balance between new entrants and established industry participants, transformation of distribution channels, the structure and governance of the IT functional area, and the impact of information technology on the risks and benefits of outsourcing and strategic alliances. Industries of focus include international securities markets and financial services firms, consumer packaged goods retailing, and travel. He specializes in assessing the competitive implications of information technology, and in managing the risks of large-scale implementation efforts.
Dr. Clemons is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Manage-ment Information Systems and the Journal of Electronic Commerce. He has served on the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment study of securities markets and on the Quality of Markets Advisory Board of the London Stock Exchange and has three times been co-Chair of the international Workshop on Information Systems Economics. His education includes an S.B. in Physics from MIT and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University. Dr. Clemons has thirty years experience on the faculties of Wharton, Cornell, and Harvard, and consulting experience in the private and public sectors both domestically and abroad.

Bill O'Connell
Distinguished Engineer, Business Intelligence CTO
IBM Corporation
Bill O'Connell is a Distinguished Engineer and Business Intelligence (BI) Chief Technical Officer for IBM Information Management. Bill is responsible for the BI architecture and technical strategy across both the DB2 and BI Organizations. This includes aligning IBM Software and Hardware Systems Group as well as IBM Business Consulting Services for BI. In this role, Bill owns the BI integration and technical directions for DB2, Data Warehouse Edition, Balanced Configuration Unit as well as the BI vertical market technical solutions. Prior to joining IBM, Bill was an Architect on NCR's Teradata Database System. Bill also has been an adjunct Professor teaching database engineering for over 15 years at such schools as Princeton University and University of Toronto. He received his Doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Tuomas Sandholm
Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Tuomas Sandholm is Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1996 and 1994. He earned an M.S. (B.S. included) with distinction in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, in 1991. He has published over 250 technical papers on electronic commerce; game theory; artificial intelligence; multiagent systems; auctions and exchanges; automated negotiation and contracting; coalition formation; voting; safe exchange; normative models of bounded rationality; resource-bounded reasoning; machine learning; networks; and combinatorial optimization. He has 17 years of experience building optimization-based electronic marketplaces, and several of his systems have been commercially fielded. He is also Founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist of CombineNet, Inc., which has fielded over 450 large-scale generalized combinatorial auctions, with over $35 billion in total spend and over $4.4 billion in generated savings. He received the National Science Foundation Career Award in 1997, the inaugural ACM Autonomous Agents Research Award in 2001, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 2003, and the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award in 2003.

Granados Nelson
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pepperdine University
Nelson Granados is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. He holds a B.Sc. from Universidad de Los Andes, Columbia, and an M.S. in Applied Economics, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Information and Decision Sciences from the University of Minnesota. His research interests are related to the strategic and economic consequences of IT-enabled transparency in Internet-based selling. His current work focuses on the impact of information transparency on consumer demand, market prices and the broader impact on market structure, with a special focus on the air travel industry. His research has appeared in the Journal for the Association for Information Systems and in Information Systems and eBusiness Management, and was published in a chapter of the book, Advances in the Economics of Information Systems, edited by K. Tomak. He has presented his research at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the Workshop on IS and Economics (WISE), the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), the JAIS Theory Workshop, the Workshop on IT and Systems (WITS), and the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). Prior to joining academia, he worked for Northwest Airlines in Japan, the United States, and Europe in multiple marketing management positions. He was also a product manager for enterprise systems at IBM Columbia.
Patrick Khoury
Senior Director, Sales - USA for Air Canada
Patrick Khoury was appointed Senior Director, Sales - USA for Air Canada effective January 8, 2001. His responsibilities include all aspects of Air Canada's passenger sales activities in the United States, including management of the company's U.S. sales force and the building of long- term customer relationships. He is based at the airline's Chicago office. Mr. Khoury previously held the position of General Manager, Marketing & Sales - The Americas for Asiana Airlines. Prior to joining Asiana in 1993, he spent 12 years with Northwest Airlines, most recently serving as Manager, National Accounts. A lifelong airline professional and certified pilot, he began his career recruiting, training and supervising flight attendants. Mr. Khoury holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and has completed the Executive Program in Transportation Marketing Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He also has a BA in criminal justice from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and has attended Instrument Flight School in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is listed in Who's Who Registry of Business Leaders.

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