Svenja Sommer is Associate Professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management department at HEC Paris. She teaches operations management core courses in the MBA and Grande Ecole program, and electives on new product development and supply chain management for MBA students. Prior to joining HEC Paris, she was on the faculty at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. Her research interests include project management and product development, focusing on the management of highly uncertain projects, managing the idea generation phases of product development, and early supplier involvement in product development.