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Europe's Top Summit for Platform & Ecosystem Innovation

TheNTWKSummit24: From Competition to Collaboration in the Digital Era

Summit - May 28 & 29 | Side Events - May 27 & 30 | Barcelona

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Tommaso Buganza

Politecnico di Milano


Full Professor of Leadership and Innovation




In Person


Tommaso Buganza is full professor of Leadership & Innovation at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano. He has been featured in the Thinkers50 Radar list in 2024.
He is also cofounder of LEADIN’Lab, the Laboratory for LEAdership, Design, and INnovation. He is a lecturer in innovation management and project management, responsible for the Project Management Academy, and coordinator of the innovation and training area at POLIMI Graduate School of Management. He teaches innovation management, project management, and organizational behavior at various levels, from bachelors to MBAs, executive MBAs, and corporate classes.
He is the chairman of the International Product Development Management Conference EIASM-IPDMC.
He co-founded Symplatform in 2018, the international conference on digital platforms that aims to match scholars and practitioners in the field.
He co-nfounded and is scientific director of Platform Thinking HUB, the community of innovation leaders that aims to foster innovation through platform thinking, which is part of the Digital Innovation Observatories of Politecnico di Milano. Moreover, he co-founded and is scientific director of IDeaLs, the global research platform founded by Politecnico di Milano aiming to develop innovative ways to engage people in transformation processes.
He has authored more than 100 scientific articles, including peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. His research has been published in relevant and recognized peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Research-Technology Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, International Journal of Project Management, and European Journal of Innovation Management; he is also a reviewer for many of these journals.

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