Dr. Angappa Gunasekaran is Dean and Professor for the School of Business and Public Administration, California State University at Bakersfield. Prior to joining the Roadrunner community, Guna, as he prefers, served as Dean of the Charlton College of Business from 2013 to 2017, as Chairperson of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences from 2006 to 2012, and is the founding Director of the Business Innovation Research Center (BIRC), from 2006 to 2017, at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Professor Gunasekaran has published over 300 articles in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. During his career, Dr. Guna has presented and published over 50 papers and articles in conferences and at a number of invited leadership talks across the globe. Dean Guna is on the editorial board of several journals and has organized numerous international workshops and conferences in the emerging areas of Operations Management and Information Systems.