Anita Elberse
Based on the studies of Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen and helmed by Tribeca’s Craig Hatkoff, The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) celebrates those whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact. Christensen’s original Disruptive Innovation Theory explained how simpler, cheaper technologies, products, and services could decimate industry leaders. TDIA showcases applications of disruptive innovation which has spread far beyond the original technological and industrial realms into the fields of healthcare, education, international development, politics and advocacy, media, the arts and entertainment. – See more at:



Jean-Pierre van der Rest is Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Business Studies, Institute of Tax Law and Economics, Leiden Law School at Leiden University. He previously served as a Professor of Strategic Pricing and Revenue Management, Head of Department, Director for the Research Centre, and Associate Dean (Education) at Hotelschool The Hague, Hospitality Business School. Dr. Van der Rest is Associate Editor for the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly and for the International Journal of Revenue Management, and serves on ten international editorial boards. Recipient of research grants and awards, his work is published in leading scholarly books and international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Service Science, Tourism Management, and International Journal of Hospitality Management.