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Leily Soleimanof


Information Systems


  • Derrick Neufeld

Leily is an Information Systems PhD student at the Ivey Business School. She is fascinated by digitization and its influence on business. She wants to investigate how firms can act entrepreneurially by exploiting emerging digital technologies, specifically artificial intelligence and blockchain. She is also interested in how digital technologies potentially disrupt traditional entrepreneurship outcomes by facilitating innovative business models.

Past Education

  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2021

Research Interests

  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Business Model Innovation
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Awards and Honours

  • Brock Scholarship
  • Full Scholarship, Sharif University of Technology, 2017 - 2021

Academic Experience

  • Teaching Assistant: "Digital Marketing" and "Computer Information Systems" courses, Sharif University of Technology, 2020
  • Part-time Teaching: Lecturer of "Production Management" course, Farzanegan High School, 2022


(anticipated completion 2027)

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