Competence Center Business Innovation Excellence
What is the CC BIE about
Private and public organizations interact in a complex field of tension with an environment that is subject to constant changes and developments.
In the Competence Center Business Innovation Excellence (CC BIE), leading companies in agile and digital transformation work under the direction of the Institute for Information Systems at the University of St. Gallen (IWI-HSG) to make the ability of change the primary success factor.
The CC BIE is organized as a community, acts as a think tank of the TWZ St.Gallen and is led by the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Robert Winter. Prof. Dr. Peter Rohner is responsible for the transfer into practice.
Robert Winter has been a full professor of information management at the University of St.Gallen and director of the Institute for information management at the University of St. Gallen since 1996. In addition to teaching, research and further education, Robert Winter is involved in his field of expertise of “company-wide aspects of information management” as (co-) editor of various book series and scientific journals as well as in academic associations. He directs the scientific activities of the CC BIE and provides «insight».
Peter Rohner has been an entrepreneur since 1989. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Business Engineering Group (BEG) and board member of the Thurgau Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since 2005 he has also been teaching at the University of St. Gallen and leading research projects at Robert Winter's chair. Their common interest in «project leadership» in corporate management is the key to the success of large change projects. Peter Rohner is the operational manager of the CC BIE and ensures «impact» by transferring knowledge among research and practice.
Caroline Kiselev studied Business Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG). She was involved in projects during her studies, e.g. as a project employee of the Cybathlon at the ETH Zurich at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems. She has already gained insights into large, complex projects in practice and science. Caroline Kiselev develops and organizes the activities of our Co-Center for Project Governance (ICPG) and supports the CC BIE. At the same time, she works as an external doctoral student at the Institute for Information Management at the University of St. Gallen (IWI-HSG) and researches in the areas of project governance and agile transformation.
Jan-Philipp Schiele studied work and organizational psychology in Erding, Munich and business administration in Salzburg. He gained various experiences in projects in the finance and pension sector, while completing a postgraduate course in IT management and specializing in the conception of digital business models. After various positions in sales, operations and controlling, Jan-Philipp Schiele has been a project portfolio manager at Swiss Life since 2015, where he coordinates the overall strategic management of various projects as part of the strategy program of the Germany business unit. As an external doctoral student at CC BIE, his research interests are primarily in the area of project portfolio governance and its change in an agile environment.
Roman Klimenko has two master’s degrees, one in Project Management (Warwick University, UK) and one in Computer Science and Engineering (Moscow State Technical University, Russia). During his work as a management consultant (Accenture), Roman worked in the area of redesigning business processes for successful IT system integration in the private sector and in the banking sector. In addition to his industry experience, Roman led the Global Business Department of Khon Kaen University (Thailand) while teaching at Kyorin University (Tokyo, Japan) and researched the business approach of Asia-Pacific companies. Roman is currently doing his doctorate externally at the Institute for Information Management at the University of St. Gallen (IWI-HSG) with a focus on project success factors at project management level.
Tobias Kautz received his bachelor’s degree in economic sciences from the Goethe University Frankfurt. At the moment he is pursuing his Master’s in Business Innovation at the University of St.Gallen with the focus “IT Management”. He gained practical experience through his work for an international IT services provider and in management consulting.
After completing her Bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Zurich, Sina Rohner is now devoting herself to the topics of »Innovation« and »Digital Transformation«. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Business Innovation at the University of St.Gallen. In a successful management consulting firm, Sina gains initial practical experience as a student assistant. She disposes of deepened knowledge of methodology and statistics.
Mark Jud graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, where he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business innovation. Thereby, his focus lies in business development, which further benefits his practical experiences with international IT service providers and industrial companies.