Professor Jonathan Linton

Managing the Introduction of IoT | The University of Sheffield

Jonathan D. Linton led Pitch-In’s Management and Implementation theme. He is the Chair in Operations and Technology Management and Director of the Emerging Technology Supply Chain Management Research Centre at the University of Sheffield.

Professor Linton is also Foreign Co-Head of the Science Technology Studies Laboratory of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and Editor-in-Chief of Technovation.

He holds a PhD in Management Science, Schulich School of Business, York University and is a registered professional engineer. He also holds bachelor degrees in engineering science (materials) and science (biology) from Western University in London Canada.

Professor Linton’s research focuses on emerging technology supply chains. He is well known for his activities in science, technology and innovation policy, and also in emerging technology and sustainable supply chains.

In addition to publishing in high impact management journals and trade publications, his interdisciplinary research has been published widely in science and technology journals such as Nature, Nature Materials, New Biotechnology, and Energy Risk.

He is on the editorial boards of Foresight and STI Governance, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

< Projects >

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Developing an evaluation metric to assess the barriers and enablers facing innovation projects in order to consider the best way to ensure successful and sustainable future projects are selected.

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This project aim was to develop a tool that helps manufacturers determine what types of goods could be more suitable for Internet of Things (IoT) – driven personalisation versus those where human intelligence needs to drive customisation.

< News >

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Whilst development of new technology is understandably a key focus, considering the management and implementation of this technology is also a major contributor to successful innovations.