Clemente Minonne is a professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. At the Institute for Innovation and Technology Management (IIT) he researches and teaches on the topic of “Digital Business Transformation”. He understands his role as a researcher applying action research methods, as a method developer in the context of socio-technical systems. His main interest is in the scientific field of socionics. Socionics combines psychology, sociology and technology. The applied meaning of socionics consists in the estimation of a person's own motivation and finding appropriate ways of self-realisation, choice of profession, as well as in objective perception of possibilities and abilities of other people in order to build more harmonious relations with them. Not only individuals, but also groups can be subjects of psychodynamic interactions and consequent relationships. Within the framework of socionic action, one can also consider the informational interaction between humans and complex technical systems, such as information systems. The latter has increased strikingly in the last decade due to the digital transformation of organisations' business models.
Socionics is not only used in companies, but also in education. And not only as a tool of lecturers to control the learning process, but also as a basis for the development and advancement of the educational system. It is known that lecturers who are familiar with socionic knowledge and new-age technology can consciously make interactions with the attendees more effective. A targeted application of socionic approaches makes it possible to intensify a didactic process and increase the motivation of the students. For this reason, Clemente Minonne's current research is also focused on the didactic aspects of using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Extended Reality and Metaverse in the context of knowledge transfer and knowledge deepening.
Clemente Minonne is the founder and owner of the companies iProcess AG , iBridge GmbH and iConomy GmbH, which were consolidated into DigitalFuture AG at the end of 2021. As a business advisor, he has been able to guide organisations in the assessment of "data-driven business models" in terms of consequences on socio-technical systems for more than two decades, building up a large body of experiential knowledge.
Clemente Minonne is also the author of various articles and books dedicated to different aspects of "Digital Business Transformation". In his publications, he places great emphasis on communicating stringent methodological approaches to elicit the potential of business transformation measures.
Clemente Minonne studied electrical engineering (Dipl. El. Ing.) from 1990 to 1995 at the Zurich School of Engineering, which is now the School of Engineering at ZHAW. After professional positions in international companies (Ascom, Zurich Insurance, etc.) he studied Business Administration with specialisation in "General Strategic Management" (Master in Business Administration) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow from 2000 to 2002. After further professional positions in management and advisory (Storage Technology, Hewlett Packard, etc.) and intensive research, he received his doctorate in economics (Dr. oec.) from the University of South Australia in Adelaide in 2008. As part of his further education (2020-2022) in the field of management and philosophy with a specialisation in self-leadership and leadership at the University of Lucerne, he has dealt in depth with the topic of "Trust as a success factor for the creation of successful interdisciplinary innovations".
Member of the academic committee and peer reviewer for the following academic conferences:
Davos Digital Forum (DDF)
European Conference on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ECIE)
European Conference on Digital Government (ECDG)
European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital (ECIIC)
European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (ECIAIR)
European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM)
Member of the consortium of the European Manufacturing Survey (EMS)