Meet the Team

Get to know the team behind xLab at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Advisory Board

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Mark Beckmann

Director of Manufacturing Industry Solutions, Microsoft

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Fred Collopy

Professor Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University

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Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

Chief Technology Officer, Advisor

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Simone Gabbianelli

Simone Gabbianelli

Global IT Director, Goodyear 

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Greg Gumbs

Group President, Hubbell Utility Solutions

EMBA ’07

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Alka Gupta

Alka Gupta

Tech Executive, Entrepreneur

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Varun Nagaraj

Varun Nagaraj


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Sherry Sanger

EVP Marketing, Penske Transportation Solutions

PhD ’14

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Srinivas Rao

Director, Digital and Emerging Payments, Amazon

MBA ’99

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Jim Treleaven

President & CEO, Via Strategy Group

BS ’69 PhD ’90

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Valt Vesikallio

Valt Vesikallio

Senior Vice President of Global Services, Hyland Software

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Research Affiliates

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Robert W. Gregory

Associate Professor of Business Technology

Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami

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Nicholas Berente

Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations

Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

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