E. Peng, MBA
Asia Consulting Associate
E, Peng, also known as "Roc" in international community, is a seasoned consultant, practitioner and scholar on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, with over 10 years of work experience in pursuit of innovation excellence.
Roc is the Chief Representative, Greater China of rInnovation Group. Roc also teaches graduate students at Sun Yat-sen University on entrepreneurship and Enterprise Innovation Management. Before his current position, he worked for Accenture in the U.S. and China, GE Corporate U.S., Oracle China and Beijing Beida Jade Bird on various roles related to innovation team and project management. Roc has provided professional innovation management and technology training and consulting services to Fortunate 500 companies and large NGOs as well as small firms across multiple industries on strategic planning, system integration and innovation management projects. The clients he has serviced are, among others, China Mobile, Best Buy U.S., China Construction Bank, Bureau of Shanghai Worldexpo Coordination, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Group, Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce. He is a senior member of the China Creative Studies Institute, Birds of a Feather Innovation Leaders Group and Toastmasters International, among many other professional organizations.
Roc earned his M.B.A. in radical innovation and corporate entrepreneurship from the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a B.E. in fluid mechanics from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. He has co-authored two books, numerous papers and delivered presentations at seven premiere conferences internationally on topics covering business, IT, innovation, creativity and corporate entrepreneurship. Roc has travelled to nine countries and currently he is based in Shanghai, China.
Dr. Jimmi Normann Kristiansen
Dr. Jimmi Normann Kristiansen is a Principal Consultant with the rInnovation Group and Associate Professor of Innovation Management at Aalborg University Business School, Denmark. Jimmi is a published author in the academic literature and his research and management interests include radical innovation, new product development and strategic management in large, international firms. He has been advising leaders in global, large firms in the DIA methodology. He has been in management consulting for several years, where he has also solved complex problems in different industries including shipping, logistics and port development.
Jimmi is well versed in innovation research and practice, and has extensive experience in public presentations and workshops. He has from an early point in his career had direct reference to top management in public- and private organizations where he has provided advice to different business functions.
Jimmi holds a Ph.D. and Elite M.Sc. degree in Economics and Business Administration with specialization in Innovation Management from Aalborg University. His Ph.D. thesis focused on large, international firms and developing a competency in radical innovation.