Keynote Speakers
Dr. Lixin Gao, Distinguished Professor

Dr. Lixin Gao, Distinguished Professor

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Speech Title: Data Parallel Frameworks for Accelerating Machine Learning Algorithms

Abstract: The advances in sensing, storage, and networking technology have created huge collections of high-volume, high-dimensional data. Making sense of these data is critical for companies and organizations to make better business decisions, and brings convenience to our daily life. Recent advances in data mining, machine learning, and applied statistics have led to a flurry of data analytic techniques that typically require an iterative refinement process. However, the massive amount of data involved and potentially numerous iterations required make performing data analytics in a timely manner challenging. In this talk, we present a series of data parallel frameworks that accelerate iterative machine learning algorithms for massive data.

Biography: Lixin Gao is a University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research interests include online social networks, and Internet routing, network virtualization and cloud computing. Between May 1999 and January 2000, she was a visiting researcher at AT&T Research Labs and DIMACS. She was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow between 2003-2005 and received an NSF CAREER Award in 1999. She won the best paper award from IEEE INFOCOM 2010, and the test-of-time award in ACM SIGMETRICS 2010. Her paper in ACM Cloud Computing 2011 was honored with “Paper of Distinction”. She is a fellow of IEEE and ACM.

Dr. Hossein Olya, Professor

Dr. Hossein Olya, Professor

Chair and Head of Marketing and Cultural Creative Industries, Management School, Sheffield University, UK
Speech Title: Responsible Digital Marketing at the era of AI and Big Data

Abstract: To be updated

Biography: Professor Olya joined Sheffield University Management School in 2018 and served as Research Development Director of Marketing and CCI group until 2021. Prior to joining Sheffield University Management School, he worked for Oxford Brookes Business School (Oxford, UK) and Sejong University (Seoul, South Korea).
Throughout his career, he has taken an active approach to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research to investigate complex social problems with an attempt to develop impactful and innovative conclusions. He is actively leading research projects in the areas of cultural consumptions and sustainable management.
He is currently serving as associate editor of the International Journal of Consumer Studies and was the Service Industries Journal. He has been delivering key notes at many prestigious international conferences and events in the USA, UK, Italy, South Korea, Cyprus, Turkey, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Mali, among others.

Prof. Md. Mamun Habib, PhD, FCILT, SMIEEE

Prof. Md. Mamun Habib, PhD, FCILT, SMIEEE

School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh; Visiting Scientist, University of Texas - Arlington (UTA), USA
Speech Title: Digitalization of Supply Chain Management: An Innovative Management

Abstract: This paper represents theory and evolution of Supply Chain Management (SCM), as the least innovations in Research, as well as highlights chronological prospective of SCM in terms of time frame in different areas of manufacturing and service industries. The objective of SCM is to incorporate activities across and within organizations for providing the customer/stakeholders value. SCM has been widely researched in numerous application domains during the last decade. Despite the popularity of SCM research and applications, considerable confusion remains as to its meaning.
There are several attempts made by researchers and practitioners to appropriately define SCM. Amidst fierce competition in all industries, SCM has gradually been embraced as a proven managerial approach to achieving sustainable profits and growth. This keynote would illustrate SCM from the raw material materials to finished products, i.e., suppliers to consumer at the various industries. This keynote speech would demonstrate educational supply chain model (ITESCM – Integrated Tertiary Educational Supply Chain Management) as an example of a service industry. Due to application of AI, Automation, Blockchain, Bigdata, etc., this keynote speech demonstrates digital SCM, eventually sustainable SCM for the betterment of the society.

Biography: Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib is a Professor at the School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). Dr. Habib is the Visiting Scientist at the Dept. of Industrial Engineering of University of Texas – Arlington, USA. He is also the Visiting Professor at Unirazak, Malaysia and UCSI, Malaysia, PUP, Philippines. At present, he is supervising twelve (12) Ph.D. scholars locally and internationally and earlier five (5) Ph.D. scholars have been graduated.
As a Ph.D examiner, he has several Ph.D. involvements with UUM, UNIRAZAK, AIMST, UNITAR, Asia e University (AeU), Malaysia; Assumption University of Thailand; Institute for Technology and Management (ITM) – University and Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)–Deemed University, India, National Institute of Technology (NIT), India, SOA University, India; University of the Assumption, Philippines, Aligarh Muslim University, India; Chitkara University, India; Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) Shah Alam, Malaysia; Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
He has about 21 years’ experience in the field of teaching, training, workshop, consultancy and research.
Dr. Habib published about 185+ research papers, including Conference Proceedings, Journal articles, and book chapters/books. Among them, more than 70 articles are WoS and Scopus Indexed. He is the Editor-in-Chief in International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), London, UK. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief/Lead Guest Editor/Editor/Editorial Board Member/Reviewer of more than 50 journals, particularly Elsevier (Scopus) and Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) Indexed Journals.
He delivers Keynote Speech at 80+ international conferences at various countries, particularly USA, UK, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Turkey, Korea, India, Philippines, Greece, Bulgaria, Australia, Italy, Nigeria etc. He conducted 170+ Webinar/Workshops/ Seminars locally and internationally. He is involved in a few grant research projects in the USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Bulgaria, European Union, India, and Bangladesh.
Earlier he was Associate Professor at BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Bangladesh; Asia Graduate School of Business (AGSB), UNITAR International University, Malaysia; Dept. of Operations Research/Decision Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia and Dept. of Operations Management, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB).
He accomplished his Ph.D. and M.S. with outstanding performance in Computer & Engineering Management (CEM) under the Graduate School of Business (GSB) from Assumption University, Thailand. His Ph.D. research was in the field of Supply Chain Management.
His core research areas are supply chain management, production & operations management, operations research, research methodology, engineering management, technology management, and educational management.
Prof. Habib is an active member of different professional organizations, including IEEE (Senior Member); Chartered Fellow (FCILT), CILT International, UK; IEOM (President, SCM Technical Division); BSPUA (V.P, R & I); IETI (Senior Member and Board of Director); IRED (Fellow); GRDS (Vice-President) just to name a few.
He also serves as General Chair, Program Chair, Technical Chair, Organizing Committee Member, Technical Committee Member, Track Chair, Session Chair as well as Reviewer of numerous international conferences.
Finally, He is involved with QS World University Ranking/Times Higher Education Ranking as an academician.

Dr. Yuan Sun, Professor

Dr. Yuan Sun, Professor

Secretary of CPC Committee and Deputy Dean of School of Business Administration, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Speech Title: The Impact of Enterprise Social Media Affordances on Employees' Thriving at Work: An Empowerment Theory Perspective

Abstract: Enterprise social media (ESM) bring new pathways to enable employees' thriving at work. This study examines the effects of ESM affordances (accessibility, persistence, and association) on employees' thriving at work through structural and psychological empowerment. The research model was examined with data on ESM use gathered from 311 employees. Results show that: a) structural empowerment mediates the effects of ESM accessibility and association on psychological empowerment, b) psychological empowerment mediates the effect of structural empowerment on both dimensions of employees' thriving at work (vitality and learning), and c) accessibility and association positively influence vitality and learning through a chain of mediating effects involving structural and psychological empowerment. The study contributes to the existing ESM literature and suggests that managers should implement appropriate strategies to leverage the value of ESM affordances in empowering employees and enabling them to thrive at work.

Biography: Yuan Sun is a professor, Secretary of CPC Committee and Deputy Dean of School of Business Administration at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China. His main research interests include electronic commerce, IT/IS Innovation, enterprise systems, performance evaluations, IS success, and online social networks. He is also interested in various research methodologies. His research has been published in various journals, such as Information Systems Journal, Information & Management, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Enterprise Information Systems, Electronic Markets, Computers in Human Behavior, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Computers in Industry, Computers & Education, Information Systems Frontiers, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, and various conference proceedings. Prof. Sun is currently serving as a Senior Editor for Information Technology & People, an Associate Editor for Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and Journal of Global Information Management. He is an executive member of the council of CNAIS.