Keynote Speaker 


Prof. Kim Hua Tan, Nottingham University Business School, UK


Dr. Kim Hua Tan is a Professor in Operations and Innovation Management. Currently, he is also the Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the business school. Prior to this, he was a Researcher and Teaching Assistant at Centre for Strategy and Performance, University of Cambridge. Professor Tan spent many years in industry, before joining academia in 1999. His current research interests are transformative innovation, lean management, operations strategy, big data and data analytics, and supply chain resilience. He has spoken on these subjects across the globe, including China, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Latin America, Europe, and other locales. He has been the Principal Investigator for various grants from EPSRC, ESRC, DTI, UK Royal Society, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), EU-TEMPUS, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Emerald Research Fund, etc. Professor Tan has published a book called 'Winning Decisions: Translating Business Strategy into Action Plans,' and more than 150 articles in leading academic journals such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operation Research, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Innovation Management, and many others.

Speech Title: Blockchain in the Hot Pepper Food Supply Chain




Dr Nick Chung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China


Dr Sai-Ho Chung (Nick) graduated with a BEng(Hon) in Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2001. He obtained his MPhil and PhD from there in 2004 and 2007 respectively. He joined in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a Lecturer in 2007 and was gradually promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. He joined as the Associate Director of the Integrated Graduate Development Scheme Unit since 2018.

His research interests include logistics and supply chain management, supply chain collaboration, supply chain finance, production scheduling, distribution network, vehicle routing, container terminal operations, airline crew scheduling, aircraft maintenance routing, flight fuel consumption estimation, etc. Dr Chung has been the principal investigator of about 10 research projects and published over 80 international journal papers, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Systems Journal, OMEGA, Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Operations Research, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Transportation Research Part E, Transportation Research Part B, Risk Analysis, etc.




 Invited Speaker 


Bernhard Heiden
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Bernhard Heiden is a professor of production technology in the industrial engineering degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. He previously worked in the industry for six years. He completed his process engineering studies at TU Graz, writing his diploma thesis at ETH Zurich. He holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Graz University of Technology. He was a university assistant at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Combustion Engines for four years and a student assistant at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer for the same period. At the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, he holds a degree in Philosophy and an MBA in Financial Management and Controlling. His current research and consulting focus is on production technology and Industry 4.0. He is co-founder and part of an Austria-wide cooperation network for 3D printing and chairman of the 3D printing group at FH-Kärnten, and part of the iMaterial research group initiated in 2018, which focuses, among other things, on research into smart materials and their manufacturing processes. Examples of project implementations were (*) processing an innovation cheque to evaluate a CNC-controlled production cutting process for industry or the FFG research project "Polygenferos 4.0", which focused on the industrial training of companies in the field of additive manufacturing. (**) An interdisciplinary project for cooperating robots with the Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt as a project partner. (***) An EU 3D printing project to develop a fiber composite 3D printer (MMO3D) and many others. He is the initiator and co-founder of Smartlab Carinthia at the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia, the first Fab Lab in Carinthia, as well as a lecturer and author of numerous articles and technical papers, as well as an editor of the book "Mit Innovationsmanagement zu Industrie 4.0" published by Springer Verlag in 2018.




Alexander Yu Obydenov
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia

Bio: Alexander Yu. Obydenov is an Associate Professor at Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leading Expert at the Center for Cultural Strategies and Project Management, Moscow, Russia. He has more than 20 years of experience in analytics and academics. His research work is mainly dedicated to agile methods of strategic management, governed self-organization, complexity theory and business agility. He has published above 70 papers and articles, most of which are highly rated publications. He appears at international conferences as a speaker and organizer at a regular basis.




Risty Acerado
Technological Institute of the Philippines, Philippines

Risty Acerado is a faculty member of the Information Systems Department of the Technological Institute of the Philippines, Quezon City. She has been in the academe for 14 years.
She's a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), has a Master's degree in Information Management (MIM), and earned her Doctor in Information Technology (DIT) last 2019.

She served as one of the organizers of the 2020 Cybersecurity Conference organized by ISSA PH and UNFPA; She was also an IT consultant for a UNFPA project related to cyber trafficking;
She also served as an adviser to several groups of students who worked on the knowledge channel project in developing a mobile learning application.

She presented several research papers at international conferences both locally and internationally. Her researches focus on m/e-learning applications and predictive and data analytics. Some of her papers were published in IEEE and ACM digital libraries. She also served as a peer reviewer in International Conferences held in the United Kingdom and Thailand (International Conference on Software Engineering and Information Management - ICSIM and International Conference Industrial Technology and Management - ICITM) and the Asian Journal of Mathematics and Computer Research.



Radu Godina
NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal

Radu Godina is currently an Invited Assistant Professor at the NOVA School of Science and Technology, FCT NOVA, NOVA UNIVERSITY LISBON. He received the Ph.D. degree from University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 indexed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings papers in such topics as industrial symbiosis, sustainability, lean manufacturing, electric vehicles, circular economy, model predictive control and quality control. He is also the co-editor of the book titled “Sustainable Energy Systems: From Primary to End-Use”, published in 2019.
Radu Godina is editor of the Swiss journal “Applied Sciences” and editor for the European Journal of Sustainable Development Research. He is also a Guest Editor for the Special Issues “Industrial Symbiosis and Sustainability” and “Additive Manufacturing and Sustainability in the Digital Age: People, Factories and Businesses of the Future”, both for the Swiss journal “Sustainability” and a Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Planning, Integration and Management in Sustainable Energy Systems” for the Swiss journal Energies and the Special Issue “Sustainable Energy Systems: Optimization and Efficiency" for the Swiss journal “Applied Sciences”.



Martín Fidel Collao Díaz
Universidad de Lima, Perú

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