Keynote Speakers


Prof. Yanqing Duan
University of Bedfordshire, UK

Yanqing Duan (BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA) is a professor of Information Systems. She is also the founder and director of Business and Information Systems (BISC) at the Business School, University of Bedfordshire. Her principal research interest is the use of the emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in organisations and their impact on decision making, innovation, and knowledge management. Her recent research has focused on how, why and to what extent Business Analytics is impacting on decision making, innovation, and organisational performance. She has co-ordinated many research projects funded by various funding sources, such as: European Commission, UK Department For International Development (DFID), JISC, British Council, etc. She has published over 180 peer reviewed articles, including papers in European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE transaction on Engineering Management, Information & Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, The Information Society, Expert Systems with Applications, Information Technology & People.
Speech Title: Research on E-Business Applications in the Era of Big Data and IoT: Opportunities and Challenges
E-Business applications have attracted considerable research attention over the last two decades. However, the emergence of Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and Business Analytics, has created unprecedented opportunities as well as new challenges. Firstly, from a business impact and innovation perspective, this presentation will highlight the current development of data driven business models and innovation, and discuss the challenges on creating business value from Big Data and IoT. Secondly, the presentation will share the speaker’s research experiences and reflections on the current research gaps and emerging research opportunities for advancing e-business application research from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Prof. JungJoo Jahng
Seoul National University, South Korea

JungJoo (JJ) Jahng is Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business Administration, Seoul National University. Prior to joining SNU in 2004, he was a faculty member at Lally School of Management & Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received a B.S. degree in business administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. degree in management information systems from the University of WisconsinРMilwaukee. His research interests are in the domains of e-Business, IT strategy, and IT-based innovation. His research has appeared in a number of journals such as IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, the European Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Information Technology, the E-Service Journal, and in refereed conference proceedings such as the Association for Information Systems Conference (AMCIS). He had the privilege of being one of the few accepted as a doctoral consortium candidate in both AIS 1999 Conference as well as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS-99), which is the premier conference for IS researchers and professionals. He also has a number of years of real-world IT experience in South Korea. Dr. Jahng won the first Stafford Beer Award from OR Society, London, UK in 2004 for the best paper published in the European Journal of Information Systems in 2002. One of his research papers was also nominated as one of the best papers in the AMCIS 1999 Conference.
Speech Title: Business Paradigm Changes in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The advent of emerging digital technologies such as AI, internet of things, big data, and block chain is expected to change not only business operations but also business paradigms which have dominated the conventional businesses for a long time. The way that business values are created and captured has been and will be very different than before. The conventional business principles which have guided a number of businesses may not be working in the way we used to expect and may not greatly help businesses to achieve their goals. The new sets of business principles which may conflict the conventional ones are now seen emerging in the business landscape ahead. This keynote speech gives overview of this business paradigm change brought about by the emerging digital technologies in this age of the fourth industrial revolution.

Prof. Young-Chang Houu
Tamkang University, Taiwan

Young-Chang Hou was born in Guangdong, China in 1949. He received his BS degree in Atmospheric Physics from National Central University, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 1972, his MS degree in Computer Applications from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1983, and his PhD degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 1990.

From 1976 to 1987, he was a senior engineer of Air Navigation and Weather Services, Civil Aeronautical Administration, Taiwan, R.O.C. where his works focused on the automation of weather services. From 1987 to 2004, he was with the faculty at the Department of Information Management, National Central University. Currently he is a professor with the Department of Information Management, Tamkang University. He has published more than 100 referred papers in technical journals and conferences. His research interests include digital watermarking and information hiding, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, and visual cryptography.
Speech Title: Researches in Visual Cryptography and Its applications in Business
Visual cryptography is developed based on the need of information sharing. A secret is partitioned into n shadow images (shares), and each participant receives only one share. Once any k or more shares of a secret are stacked together, the secret image will be visually retrieved without the help of the computer. The secret image will be invisible if the number of stacked shares is less than k. This speech introduces our studies in extending the capabilities of visual cryptography for handling gray-level and color images. Besides of information hiding, applications of visual cryptography have been extended towards steganography, digital watermarking, Intellectual property protection and progressive revealing, among others.

Prof. Cheol Park
Korea University, South Korea

Cheol Park (Ph.D. in Business Administration) is a Professor at Korea University, South Korea. He received his B.A. in Economics, M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Seoul National University. He worked for Samsung as assistant manager of global marketing before joining academic area. He has been a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University, University of Hawaii, and Mongolia International University. His research interests include marketing in digital environment and sustainable management with creating social value. He has published papers in influential journals such as International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, and Journal of Interactive Marketing.
Speech Title: Is Corporate philanthropy Useful for Business Performance?
Corporate philanthropy leads social contribution activities of companies. Companies make efforts to contribute to the society as good corporate citizens. Corporate philanthropy results in positive consequences such as good company image, employee satisfaction, high sales performance, and etc. This study examined corporate philanthropy by business type, company size, and age, and the effects of employee and customer orientation on corporate philanthropy in Korea. The study also analyzed two positive consequences of corporate philanthropy, employee satisfaction and firm performance. We have investigated the perceived corporate philanthropy through a survey of 1,098 workers in Korea. As results, there found significant differences of corporate philanthropy by business types, company size, and age. Service business, older and bigger company showed higher scores of corporate philanthropy. Employee and customer orientation affected significantly corporate philanthropy, and this resulted in employee satisfaction and firm performance. Implications for increasing corporate philanthropy and further researches are suggested in the conclusion.

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