Mantas Vilkas is a Researcher at ERA Chair team, IN4ACT and a member of Digitalization Research Group at School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. He hold a Ph.D. in Business and Administration from the Kaunas University of Technology. Mantas has a long experience in research, fundraising, and lecturing. He was a visiting scholar in University of Girona (Spain) and Aalto University (Finland). His current research and teaching focus on the complementarity of operational excellence methods, digital technologies, and data analytics. He is a representative of Lithuania in European manufacturing survey, a network of EU universities, collecting comprehensive data on the diffusion of organizational and technological innovations across Europe.