Gad Allon, PhD Jeffrey A. Keswin Professor; Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions; Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, The Wharton SchoolResearch Interests:Operations management and operations strategyAbout Gad: Gad Allon is the Jeffrey A. Keswin Professor and Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School, and the director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include operations management in general, and service operations and operations strategy in particular. Professor Allon has been studying models of information sharing among firms and customers — both in service and retail settings — as well as competition models in the service industry. His articles have appeared in leading journals, including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Operations Research. Professor Allon is an award-winning educator, teaching courses on scaling operations and operations strategy. He has also been an innovative leader in many educational technology initiatives. He is the co-founder of ForClass, a platform that enables professors to drive higher student engagement and accountability in their classrooms. Professor Allon regularly consults firms both on service strategy and operations strategy. He received his PhD in Management Science from Columbia Business School and holds bachelor and master degrees from the Israeli Institute of Technology. Read full faculty bio on Wharton website Executive Education Programs Taught:Business Essentials for ExecutivesAcademic DirectorDrawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the critical business concepts every successful manager needs to understand in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership. Executive Development ProgramTransitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires new knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, cross-border communication, and global leadership. LMC: Advancing Business AcumenThis program provides business insights to help high-potential managers in the construction industry so they can improve their financial acumen and organizational collaboration. Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable GrowthAcademic DirectorResolve the key challenges companies face when trying to grow rapidly as they transition from tactical, short-term thinking to a long-term focused vision. Learn how to move beyond the startup phase to create a large enterprise of tremendous value. Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives: Making the Business Case for SecurityThis program covers the core concepts of business to broaden your managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance your business instincts, and sharpen your ability to tackle management challenges. It will help you work more effectively with other leaders in your organization and communicate the bottom-line impact of security decisions.