Founder & CEO, Leaderamp, USA
“Enabling leaders who create value: Science & practice at Infosys”
Matt Barney, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Leaderamp, that does leadership due diligence and risk mitigation to help entrepreneurs and investors fail less. Most of his career, he has been a leader of scientist-practitioner work in multinationals (Motorola, Merck, Lucent Technologies), and has been in three startups (Anvea, VirtualMindworks, Scientific Leader). Just before Leaderamp, he was the VP and Director of the Infosys Leadership Institute (ILI) globally, living as an expat in India for 4.5 years, leading science and practice of the senior-most leaders, including Infosys founders. In that role he collaborated in science and practice with leadership scholars such as Robert Cialdini (ASU), David Day (Western Australia), John Antonakis (Lausanne), Jim Detert (Cornell), and Bruce Avolio (Washington). His fourth book, to be published in 2013 is, “Leading Value Creation: Organizational Science, Bioinspiration & the Cue See Model”. Dr. Barney holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa. In 2007, he was named “Future Leader” by Human Capital Magazine.
President, Lamorinda Consulting LLC, USA
“The new organizational template: How to design work and workplaces for employee health and well-being”
Cristina Banks is a true scientist-practitioner. As an academic, she teaches in the areas of organizational behavior and human resource management and publishes in performance management and legally compliant employment practices. As a practitioner, she founded two successful consulting firms in which state-of-the-art knowledge was applied to organizational problems and issues. Her work in both worlds has led to significant innovations in job analysis, resulting in a Presidential Citation for Innovative Practice from the American Psychological Association. More recently, Dr. Banks has turned her attention to gathering all known science about employee health and well-being to create a new vision of the workplace, one she hopes will be adopted world-wide.
Cameron Professor of Management, Portland State University, USA
“Socialization and onboarding: Findings and research-based advice”
Talya N. Bauer (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the Cameron Professor of Management. She is an award-winning teacher who conducts research about relationships at work. She has publications in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology, works with organizations, and has been a Visiting Scholar in France, Spain, and at Google. Dr. Bauer is the former Editor of the Journal of Management and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. Her work is cited by numerous media outlets such as New York Times, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review.
Chair Professor of Management and President of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
"Promoting Effective Intercultural Interaction: Some New Research Directions"
Kwok Leung (Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is a chair professor of Management at City University of Hong Kong. His research areas include international management, justice and conflict, creativity, and social axioms. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review, Past-President of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, former chair of the Research Methods Division of Academy of Management, and former president of Asian Association of Social Psychology. He is a fellow of Academy of International Business, Academy of Intercultural Research, and Association for Psychological Science, as well as a member of Society of Organizational Behavior.
Distinguished Professor: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Industrial/Gerontology Specialty, University of Akron, USA
"Follower Processes and Leadership: An Information Processing Approach"
Dr. Lord has investigated leadership processes and performance for over 40 years, emphasizing and extending perspectives grounded in information processing and the psychology of self-regulation. His groundbreaking work on “implicit leadership theories” provided depth to the conventional understanding of leadership, the meaning of subjective measures of leadership behavior, and the influence of leaders on the ways they are viewed by subordinates. He has published three books and more than 120 chapters and articles in refereed journals, served on several editorial boards, and chaired the dissertations of 43 I-O psychology students. He received the 2012 SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the 2009 Leadership Quarterly Distinguished Scholar Award.
University of Queensland, Australia
"Dynamic decision making in safety critical systems: How we can use basic and applied research to design safer and more efficient work systems."
Andrew Neal is a professor of I/O Psychology and Director of the I/O Psychology Program at The University of Queensland. He leads a multi-disciplinary team that is conducting basic research into human performance and motivation in the laboratory, and applying this research to practical problems in industry. He is best known for his research in the areas of safety climate, work role performance, and self-regulation. Much of this research has been carried out in the field of air traffic management, where he has carried out a series of projects developing performance and workload management systems, evaluating the impacts of decision support systems, and identifying the concepts and technologies that will be required to enable the air traffic management system to accommodate projected growth over the next 20 years. He has received over $9.6million in R&D funding from government and industry over the past 15 years, and is a consulting editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology.