Full Professor of Operations Management and Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Marco Taisch is professor of the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), where he teaches Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, and Operations Management.

He is a member of the Board of EFFRA (the European Factories of the Future Public Private Partnership), of the Board of the Italian Cluster of the Intelligent Factory and of the Board of the Lombardy Regional (cluster of Intelligent Factory). He is the Scientific Chairman of the World Manufacturing Forum, since its first edition in 2011 and currently, sits in the Steering Committee of the Italian National Plan Industry 4.0 coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

He is part of the Manufacturing Group that is composed of around 40 researchers, working in the field of Smart and Digitized Manufacturing, Energy Efficient Manufacturing, Sustainable Mass Customization, Lean Product and Service Design, Product Data Modeling, Internet of Things, Internet of Services and Cyber-Physical Systems. Over the years, the Group established important industrial collaboration with important companies such as, Bosch, COMAU, Dassault Systémes, FCA, IBM, SAP, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Whirlpool, etc. Furthermore, the Manufacturing Group participated at more than 25 EC funded projects, with an overall budget of more than 13 million of Euros.