Some of our lecturers and guest speakers
#Spaceasaservice, thought leader
Antony Slumbers has been a software development and technology strategist in commercial real estate since 1995. Now, he consults and works with real estate boards on Transformation, Technology and Innovation.
A well-known speaker in property, he is a globally recognized expert on PropTech, and #SpaceAsAService.
For more go to antonyslumbers.com or talk to him on Twitter @antonyslumbers”
Henry leads the growth and strategic development of Innovation Gateway - an award-winning alliance of major corporations working together to reduce the costs, risks and environmental impacts of their buildings by sourcing and adopting breakthrough innovations.
Henry previously held senior strategy/operational roles with Mars, Johnson & Johnson, 20th Century Fox, World Health Organisation and 2degrees. He is a regular speaker on ‘Leading Innovation for Resilience’, recently serving as a lead judge for RICS Global Cities of the Future.
Henry completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge and MBA at Said Business School, University of Oxford where he remains a guest lecturer, Industry Advisor and Resident Expert at the Skoll Centre.
Professor Gina Neff is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. She studies the future of work in data-rich environments. She is an expert on technological disruption across several different industries including construction, health care and media.
She has published three books and over four dozen research articles on innovation and the impact of digital transformation. Professor Neff leads a new project on the organizational challenges companies face using artificial intelligence for decision making. Her research on the technologies for large-scale building architecture and construction tests how to implement changes in work at an industrial scale.
She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University, where she remains a faculty affiliate at the Center on Organizational Innovation. Professor Neff is the responsible technology advisor to GMG Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in digital news, media and entertainment companies and the strategic advisor on AI to the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society.
Doctoral candidate at Saïd Business School, Oxford University
Kamila specializes in crowdfunding and alternative finance, and in how platform-based forms have the potential to reshape entire sectors of economic activity by recombining existing tech and institutional elements.
Throughout her research, she has studied crowdfunding platforms active in the property industry.
Kamila also obtained an MSc with distinction in Management Science from the University of Edinburgh, where her research focussing on ICT in health care and the challenges of switching paradigms.
In the last two years Kamila has participated and presented at several conferences and workshops, such as the AOM meeting (Anaheim) in 2016, the Austrian Early Scholars conference at the WU University (Vienna) in 2017, the Creative Industries workshop at the University of Edinburgh in 2017 and the early scholars workshop EGOS (Copenhagen) in 2017.
Marco is co-founder and Director of the architectural practice ecoLogicStudio and the design innovation venture PhotoSynthetica, focussed on developing architectural solutions to fight Climate Change. In the past 10 years ecoLogicStudio has designed and built several living installations and architectures, demonstrating how microorganisms such as algae can become part of the bio-city of the future.
Marco holds a PhD Degree from RMIT University, Melbourne. His thesis on the “Urbansphere” argues that the increased spatial integration of non-human systems within architecture is crucial to evolve higher forms of urban ecological intelligence. He is also co-author of “Systemic Architecture” a book published by Routledge in 2012.
Marco has been Unit Master at the Architectural Association in London, Visiting critic at Cornell University and Research Cluster leader at The Bartlett. Marco's work has been exhibited internationally, more recently in Paris (Centre Pompidou, 2019), Tokyo (Mori Gallery, 2019), Vienna (MAK, 2019), Karlsruhe (ZKM, 2019) and Astana (EXPO 2017).
Joana has a vast 15 years of international experience in the field of Marketing, Innovation and Business Strategy, and Strategic Foresight, across different FMCG, Finance and Entertainment blue-chip companies (AB InBev, Societe Generale, Disney), as well as successfully growing start-ups. Most recently, she held a Consumer Strategy role at The Walt Disney Company.
Joana is a graduate of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in Strategy and Innovation. Being passionate about building future proof businesses and strategies, she focused her research on how Strategic Foresight helps incumbent organizations innovate and sustain their long-term marketplace positioning. Her balanced approach to resolving complex business iassues is based on both, business acumen and creativity.
She is a member of the Global Foresight Advisory Council of The Futures School, the Association of Professional Futurists and the Oxford Union.
Balazs' research furthers the agenda of developing network science with social theoretical insight. His research results were published in the top journals of sociology, with two recent articles in the American Journal of Sociology developing the pragmatist notion of structural folds: creative tensions in intersecting yet cognitively diverse cohesive communities.
His recent research follows entrepreneurs, video game developers, jazz musicians, programmers, and graphic designers as they weave collaborative networks through their projects and recording sessions, analyzing questions of the sources of creativity, gender inequality, and the historical sustainability of innovation systems.
Balazs has also analyzed network evolution in politicized business groups, global economic flows, and hybrid inter-organizational alliances.
He is also an entrepreneur, co-founder of three companies engaged in translating network and data science insights into organizational development, strategic advantage, and network efficiency
Dr. Greetje “Gretta” Corporaal
Sociologist of Work and Organizations Oxford Internet Institute
Gretta is postdoctoral researcher and tutor at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. I’m also a Teaching Affiliate at Saïd Business School, an associate member of the Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London
A Sociologist of Work and Organizations, her research interests focus on understanding the social, organizational, and economic implications of using digital technologies in the workplace.
Her postdoctoral research, the iLabour Project, is an ethnographic study of the emergence and creation of online labour markets, which will be continued in the upcoming iWork Project, an ethnographic study of how ‘work’ is changing when firms use digital platforms to bring remote independent contractors into the workplace.
At the OII Gretta teaches the MSc Options Course Digital Technology and Economic Organization. She holds a PhD in Organization Sciences, a MSc (cum laude) in Social Research (major Organization Sciences), and a PMC (cum laude) in Culture, Organization, and Management from VU Amsterdam. She also holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Groningen, where I also studied Modern Japan Studies.