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Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Luiz Moutinho
Dublin City University, Ireland

Prof. Luiz Moutinho is the Professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research (the first Chair in the world in these two scholarly fields ) at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University in Ireland. Previously ,and for 20 years, he had been appointed to the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School ,University of Glasgow, Scotland. He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1982. He has been a Full Professor for 26 years and held posts at Cardiff Business School, University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, Northern Arizona University, USA and California State University, USA. He has held Visiting Professorship positions at Hubei University, China, Hubei University of Economics, China, Hebei United University ,China, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Otago University, New Zealand, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Bled School of Management, Slovenia, University of Aveiro, Portugal, Gyor University, Hungary, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, FGV-Sao Paulo, Brazil, Catholic University, Brazil, University of Los Andes, Colombia, and University of Cyprus. Between 1987 and 1989 he was the Director of the Doctoral Programmes at the Confederation of Scottish Business Schools and at the Cardiff Business School between 1993 and 1996. He was Director of the Doctoral Programme in Management at the University of Glasgow between 1996 and 2004. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Modelling in Management (JM2) and has another 4 Associate Editorships as well as being in the Editorial Boards of another 46 international academic journals.
Speech Title: Trending THE FUTURE... from Amplified Senses, Sensing-as-a-Service, Sensing Enterprise, MiFi, Tele-Presence and Spectral Tech... to Thinking Spaces, Modular Smartphones, Humarithms, Androrithms and Augmented Humanity...

Abstract: The talk starts with emphasize of necessity to anticipate unknown future. Six new trends related to changes in the world of collaborative economy, with people coming in the focus, will be introduced. Although due to latest technologies almost everything can be digitalised and automated and technology is entering in all segments of peoples’ lives, the middle of humans’ interest is more and more occupied with issues like trust and sense... This presentation with encompass many different technological and human-related trends and topics from genomics, collaborative economy, a digitized world ,amplified senses, cloud-based machine intelligence, live social semantics, Web 4.0 - a Web of connected intelligences, humanizing technologies to sensing-as-a-service, little data, personal resource planning (PRP), holographic companies ,androrithms and the age of augmented humanity.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Ruay-Shiung Chang
National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan

Ruay-Shiung Chang (張瑞雄) received his B.S.E.E. degree from National Taiwan University in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree in Institute of Decision and Computer Science from National Tsing Hua University in 1988. After graduation, he had worked for Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Dong Hwa University, and Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism College. Right now, he is the President of National Taipei University of Business. His research interests include Internet, wireless networks, and cloud computing. NTUB is a traditional and the oldest business university in Taiwan. Dr. Chang hopes to bring modern Information and Communication Technology into the teaching and research of NTUB.

Dr. Chang is the President of Taiwan Institute of Information and Computing Machinery. Dr. Chang also served on the advisory council for the Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) from 2004/5 to 2007/4. In 2009, Dr. Chang received the Outstanding Information Technology Elite Award from the ROC Information Month Committee.

Speech Title: Blockchain and Its Applications
Abstract: Blockchain is currently one of the hottest technologies that is said to change the future ways of doing business. Originally used in the digital currency called Bitcoin, Blockchain is actually a data structure with algorithms to manipulate the data structure. In this talk, we introduce what is Blockchain and how to use it. Various applications of Blockchain are also discussed



Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Kun-Huang Huarng
Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Prof. KUN-HUANG HUARNG received Ph.D. in Texas A&M University, Texas, U.S.A. (1993). And he is now Professor of International Business, Feng Chia University, Taiwan; Dean in College of Business, Feng Chia University, Taiwan; Associate Editor in Journal of Innovation & Knowledge; Editor-in-Chief in International Journal of Business Economics; Associate Editor in Journal of Business Research; Founder Governor of Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA). Also, he is Life Fellow of International Society of Management Engineers and received Outstanding Service Award in the Literati Network 2008 Awards for Excellence, Emerald (2008).
Keynote Speech Title: A structural association analysis method for management studies
Abstract: This keynote speech introduces a method to analyze the structural associations in multi-layer problems using the new consistency. Research methods are important in identifying correct associations between antecedents (independent variables) and outcomes (dependent variables). Studies suggest using fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) to explore the associations. However, fsQCA presents two problems: the definition of consistency function and the propagation of consistency values in multi-layer problems. To facilitate the explanation, this speech uses the proposed method to analyze the structural research framework and data by Lin et al. (2009) to demonstrate the process of how to obtain the structural association of a multi-layer problem.

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Hsin-Hung Wu
National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Prof. Hsin-Hung Wu is University Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair Department of Business Administration, College of Management National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan. He got Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, USA, 1998; M.S. in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, USA 1994 and B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Information, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1993.


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