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ISSIP President, 2017, & BOD Member:  Ralph Badinelli, Professor, Virginia Tech

Ralph Badinelli is a professor in the Department of Business Information Technology of the Pamplin College of Business of Virginia Tech. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Business of Purdue University, an M.S. degree in Physics from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics more…

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ISSIP 2017 Vice President: Rama Akkiraju, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor

Rama Akkiraju is a Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and a member of Academy of Technolgy at IBM. She is presently leading the mission of people insights at IBM’s Watson division. Some of the technologies being researched include inferring people’s personalities, emotions, communication tones, attitudes, and intentions etc. from social media data by employing psycho-linguistic more…

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Secretary / Treasurer (acting), BOD Member: Jim Spohrer, Director, IBM

Jim Spohrer is the IBM Innovation Champion and Director of the IBM University Programs World Wide. He was the founding Director of service research at IBM and has widely published on service science and engineering. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from MIT and his PhD in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale University.

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Executive Director: Yassi Moghaddam, ISSIP

Yassi Moghaddam is the Executive Director of International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, www.issip.org, a global organization promoting “service innovation for our interconnected world”, and advancing a whole system approach to innovation in business and society.  She is also the Managing Director of Stradanet, more…