graduated in business economics at the University of Naples with honors. He
gained his Doctorate in Organisation and Technology from the University of
Molise/Naples in Italy. Now he is completing his second PhD in Information
Science at Turku School of Economics.
He is Assistant Professor with tenure at Ca’ Foscari
University Venice at the Department of Management where he teaches Business
Administration, Digital Management and Global Sourcing.
Giovanni Vaia’s interests include organization design
and general management with a specific focus on digital transformation,
information systems, network governance and outsourcing, performance
Today he is the founder and the Scientific Director of
the Digital Enterprise Lab (DEL) at Ca’ Foscari Venice. Digital Enterprise Lab
(DEL) was founded to contribute to the scientific development in the digital
area, where a strong integration of ICT, business strategy, marketing,
organization and innovation are required. DEL supports companies in their
exploitation of new technologies, and stimulates their process of innovation
through the offering of educational courses and possible experimental
instruments. Topics addressed at DEL may be applied in all kinds of business
areas, e.g. Healthcare, Finance and Insurance, Consumer Goods and Retail,
Fashion, Manufacturing, Multiutility, etc.
Giovanni is responsible of the digital transformation
and organization optimization in public and private companies.
Assistant Professor with tenure, Department of
Management /Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy —
2016-Present - DEL FabLab - Scientific Director
Scientific Director at the DEL FabLab, a unit on manufacturing 4.0 at
Ca' Foscari University. Within the Lab, we develop research streams on digital
products in different industries, in collaboration with private companies.
2014–Present - Digital Enterprise Lab (DEL) - Scientific
University Ca' Foscari, Venice (Italy)
2016–Present - Provost Delegate to the management of the digital agenda
with the City of Venice
2016–Present - Member of the Department Committee about the Bachelor
Degree on Digital Management
2014–2017 - Expert at European Commission – DG Connect. Expert within the European Forum on e-leadership and the management of
computing and informatics in Higher Education;
Expert – impact assessment - about projects CONTREX, DREAMS, PROXIMA at
DG CONNECT; Rapporteur call ―ICT4-2015‖); Rapporteur.
2014–2016 - Member of the management board of Ca' Foscary Digital Press.
Visiting researcher at Kogod School of Business
- American University - Washington DC and affiliated to the Global Sourcing Research
Interest Group at Loughborough University - UK
He has published the book (with Giorgio Bongiorno and Daniele Rizzo) CIOs and the
digital transformation. A new leadership role, Springer and scientific papers, among others, on JOURNAL OF
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, MIS QUARTERLY EXECUTIVE, JOURNAL OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY TEACHING CASES, AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ECONOMIA