The speakers are:
dr. Tanya Chartrand
(Roy J Bostock Professor at Duke University)
dr. Gavan Fitzsimons
(R. David Thomas Professor at Duke University)
dr. Michael Platt
(James S. Riepe University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania)
The event will take place on June 14th, 9-11 am. RIT Croatia is hosting this event at the Dubrovnik campus, and Zagreb campus will be connected from the meeting room.
In this session, Professors Chartrand, Fitzsimons and Platt will present three perspectives on the emerging field of connecting with others in consumption settings. Professor Chartrand will talk about the role brand compatibility (when your brand preferences either do or do not match your romantic partner’s) plays in our lives. Professor Fitzsimons will discuss how we at times use brand choice as a way to express frustration at our romantic partner’s, even without their knowledge. Finally, Professor Platt will discuss the neuroscience underlying social connection and its implications in business settings.
RIT Croatia began a collaborative partnership with the Red Hat Academy (https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/red-hat-academy), an open-source, web-deployed and web-managed education program designed to provide academic institutions, faculty, and students with courseware, training and learning materials, and other resources, related mostly to cloud computing, enterprise software development technologies, and Linux operating system.
Dr. Patekar’s life started out interesting from the very first moment; he was born in New Delhi, India, an exotic place of birth that often surprises his fellow Croatians. Coincidentally, his last name, which comes from the north of Croatia, is also a popular Indian last name (you might want to google Nana Patekar, for example).
Dr. Domagoj Tolić, who is currently teaching WMC/IT courses at RIT Croatia, was granted an ERASMUS+ KA107 project aimed at modeling and analysis of three-dimensional movements of fluid flows, in collaboration with Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA.
Luxury experiences is one of the hottest segments of the tourism industry today, and experts predict that the luxury tourism shows the greatest potential for growth of any segment in the travel industry. RIT Croatia recognized this opportunity by enabling students to prepare themselves for careers in this niche specialty by choosing our program concentration called Designing Luxury Experiences.