Boaz Ronen

Emeritus Professor, Technology Management and Value Creation, Tel Aviv University

Boaz Ronen is an emeritus professor of technology management and value creation at Tel Aviv University, Coller School of Management. He holds a B.Sc. in electronics engineering and an M.Sc and Ph.D in business administration. Prior to his academic career, he worked for over 10 years in the Israeli hi-tech industry. His main areas of interest are focused on firms’ value enhancement and TOC. During the last 25 years, Professor Ronen has been leading a team that successfully implemented focused management, TOC and advanced management practices of value creation in dozens of industrial, hi-tech, IT, healthcare, service, and non-profit organizations. He has been commended numerous times and received the Rectors’ award for outstanding teaching. He was a visiting professor in leading business schools such as NYU, Columbia University, and SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy. He published over 100 papers in leading academic and professional journals, and has co-authored books on value creation, TOC, costing and pricing, and focused management and healthcare management.


Reducing the Software Value Gap. In most cases, information technology solutions are enablers of value creation for the whole organization. In many cases, IT-related expenses and investments are a major component of the total budget of the organization. Experience shows that the demand for IT solutions is over three times larger than the available budget and resources. Thus, the selection of the relevant hardware and software solutions becomes crucial for any large organization. This presentation will introduce methods and tools for improved decisions on the IT solutions portfolio in order to increase the organizations’ value. The presentation will cover issues such as budget allocation, project value estimation, and reducing lead-time of the budgeting process.

Managing Non-Profits for Better Sustainability. This presentation introduces a full-scale methodology for creating more value and improving the performance of non-profit organizations (NPOs). This can be achieved by focusing on a few leverage points and constraints. The new methodology will enable governmental agencies, as well as organizations like law courts and NGOs, to substantially increase throughput, shorten lead times, and improve the quality of service without breaking the limits of their given budget.