Michael Vitale is an Adjunct Professor at Melbourne Business School and teaches Managing Biotechnology. He currently holds a joint professorial appointment at the Melbourne Business School and the Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
At MBS, he is the director of the innovation research program and focuses his teaching, research, and consulting on commercialisation of innovation, particularly in biotechnology. At ANZSOG, Michael focuses on IT governance and innovation in the public sector. He is the chairman of a public biotechnology firm and a member of the advisory board of a private biotech.
Michael was Dean and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) in 2001 – 2002 and was formerly a Professor in the Centre for Management of IT at the Melbourne Business School and the Foundation Professor of Information Systems and Head of the Information Systems Department at the University of Melbourne.
Prior to coming to Australia, he was a Fellow at the Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation in Boston and an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His industry experience includes four years as Vice President of Technology and Corporate Services at the Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Michael Vitale has a PhD from Dartmouth, an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Oakland University.