Dr. Inga-Lena Darkow is a Senior Manager for Advanced Business Analytics at BASF, a global chemical company. She is creating internal data-driven decision support solutions and responsible for Asia-Pacific, located in Hong Kong. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business Studies and Economics, University Bremen. She started her career as an Industrial Engineer at Technical University Berlin, Germany, and University of Manchester, Great Britain. Inga Darkow and has held various academic positions in research and university education, including Academic Director of MBA Programs covering Germany, Russia, Brazil and China. Her works have been published in several books and in peer-reviewed journals, including Technological Forecasting & Social Change, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business Logistics and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics. She also serves as a reviewer for academic journals and mentor of emerging female talent in academics and industry.