The FedEx Institute Innovator in Residence (IIR) must have extensive experience in
innovation and design thinking, be current with the latest advances in those areas,
and be able to model, lead and train. The IIR works with the MIB team to recruit clients
and helps develop MIB marketing materials. The first IIR is Dr. Brian Janz, First
Tennessee Professor of MIS. An award-winning teacher and researcher, Brian brings
a wealth of experience to the MIB as founder of the Institute for Managing Emerging
Technology and associate director of the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management.