Keynote Speakers – 2019 IEOM Bangkok
Welcome Address: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9:40 – 10:00 am
Academic Administration of Chiang Mai University
Opening Keynote: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Dr. Adedeji Badiru
Graduate School of Engineering and Management
Air Force Institute of Technology
Presentation Title – “Achieving and Sustaining GLOBAL Operational Excellence Through Systems Engineering”
Deji Badiru is the Dean and senior academic officer for the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He is responsible for planning, directing, and controlling all operations related to granting doctoral and master’s degrees, professional continuing cyber education, and research and development programs. In his post-high-school days, Deji worked as a graphic artist for children television programs, as a writer and columnist for community newspapers, and as an accounts clerk. These are practical skills that he frequently uses, even today, in his administrative and professional duties.
Deji Badiru was previously Professor and Head of Systems Engineering and Management at AFIT, Professor and Department Head of Industrial & Information Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He is a registered professional engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His areas of interest include mathematical modeling, systems efficiency analysis, and high-tech product development. He is the author of over 30 books, 35 book chapters, 75 technical journal articles, 115 conference proceedings and presentations. He also has published 30 magazine articles and 20 editorials and periodicals. He is a member of several professional associations and scholastic honor societies.
Deji Badiru has won several awards for his teaching, research, and professional accomplishments. He is the recipient of the 2009 Dayton Affiliate Society Council Award for Outstanding Scientists and Engineers in the Education category with a commendation from the 128th Senate of Ohio. He also won 2010 IIE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He also won 2010 ASEE John Imhoff Award for his global contributions to Industrial Engineering Education, the 2011 Federal Employee of the Year Award in the Managerial Category from the International Public Management Association, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the 2012 Distinguished Engineering Alum Award from the University of Central Florida, and the 2012 Medallion Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers for his global contributions in the advancement of the profession. In February 2013, he was selected as a finalist for the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program by the US National Academy of Sciences and the US Department of State. Prof. Badiru was the leader of the AFIT team that won the 2013 Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for Air University C3 (Cost Conscious Culture). His most recent award is the 2015 National Public Service Award at the overall US Air Force level.
Deji Badiru has served as a consultant to several organizations around the world including Russia, Mexico, Taiwan, Nigeria, Ghana, and Canada. He has conducted customized training workshops for numerous organizations including Sony, AT&T, Seagate Technology, U.S. Air Force, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association, Hitachi, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, and ExxonMobil. He holds a leadership certificate from the University Tennessee Leadership Institute. He has served as a Technical Project Reviewer, curriculum reviewer, and proposal reviewer for several organizations including The Third-World Network of Scientific Organizations, Italy, National Science Foundation, National Research Council, and the American Council on Education. He is on the editorial and review boards of several technical journals and book publishers. Deji has also served as an Industrial Development Consultant to the United Nations Development Program. He is also a program evaluator for ABET, the international engineering and technology accreditation body. In 2011, Prof. Badiru led a research team to develop analytical models for Systems Engineering Research Efficiency (SEER) for the Air Force acquisitions integration office at the Pentagon. He has led a multi-year composite manufacturing collaborative research between the Air Force Institute of Technology and Wyle Aerospace Group.
Deji Badiru has diverse areas of avocation. His professional accomplishments are coupled with his passion for writing about everyday events and interpersonal issues, especially those dealing with social responsibility. Outside of the academic realm, he writes motivational poems, editorials, and newspaper commentaries; as well as engaging in paintings and crafts. As a contribution to sparking the interest of kids in science and engineering, Deji runs the Physics of Soccer website (www.physicsofsoccer.com). He is the founder of the Association of Military Industrial Engineers (AMIE). He also runs ABICS Publications, through which he publishes non-technical guide books for home, work, and leisure. A prolific researcher and author, Deji espouses the spirit of sharing knowledge freely and widely, which is the reason he offers self-published guide books to make his publications affordable and accessible to the general public.
- PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida
- MS, Mathematics, Tennessee Technological University
- BS, MS, Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Tech University
Tuesday Networking Lunch Buffet, March 5, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Tuesday Lunch Keynote, March 5, 2019, 1:40 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday Morning Keynote, March 6, 2019, 9:30 – 10:15 am
Mr. Anurat Suthamniurn
Executive Vice President
Corporate Food Processing & Engineering
CPF (Thailand) Public Company Limited
313 C.P.Tower, Silom Road
Silom , Bangkok
Bangkok 10500 THAILAND
Innovation for Sustainability
- 1984 Master of Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington,USA.
- 1981 Bachelor of Industrial Engineering,King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi,Thailand.
- Present Executive Vice President Corporate Food Processing & Engineering CPF (Thailand ) Public Company Limited.
- 2010 – 2015 Senior Vice President Corporate Food Processing & Engineering CPF (Thailand ) Public Company Limited.
- 2003 – 2010 Vice President Corporate Equipment & Processing CPF (Thailand ) Public Company Limited.
- 2000 – 2003 Assistant Vice President Oversea Marketing & Fast Food Chain CP Merchandising Co.Ltd.
- 1995 – 2000 General Manager Oversea Marketing : CP Merchandising Co.Ltd.
- 1994 – 1995 General Manager Saraburi Further Processing Plant Bangkok Produce Merchandising Public Co.,Ltd.
- 1992 – 1994 Factory Manager Saraburi Further Processing Plant Bangkok Produce Merchandising Public Co.,Ltd.
- 1991 – 1992 Deputy Factory Manager Saraburi Further Processing Plant
- 1989 – 1991 Production Planning Saraburi Chicken Integrated at Slautherhouse Plant Department Manager Bangkok Produce Merchandising Public Co.,Ltd. Bangkok Produce Merchandising Public Co.,Ltd.
- 1987 – 1989 Project Engineer Saraburi Chicken Integrated at Slautherhouse Plant Bangkok Produce Merchandising Public Co.,Ltd.
- 1984 – 1987 Project Analyst Officer The Industrial Finance Corporation of Thailand.
- 1980 – 1982 Engineer Siam Nissan Automobile Co.,Ltd.
Wednesday Morning Keynote, March 6, 2019, 10:15 – 11:00 am
Prof. Dr. Thumrongrut MUNGCHAROEN (RUTT)
Chairperson of Energy and Environment Cluster
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Ministry of Science and Technology, THAILAND
Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Thumrongrut Mungcharoen, born in Thailand in 1955, is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Department at Kasetsart University. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering with honors from Chulalongkorn University and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He had 2 years experience as a technical engineer at Toray Nylon Thai Co., Ltd. and 2 more years as a lecturer at Chemical Technology Department, Bangkok Technical College. After that, he has been teaching at Kasetsart University.
He has been involved extensively, during the past 25 years, as a consultant/ expert in several projects on cleaner production, 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), life cycle assessment, and eco-design for Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), and other organizations. He used to be an executive board member and a chairperson of education and research sub-committee of the Thailand Network of Eco-efficiency and Cleaner Production (TNEC). He sits in an advisory board of the Industrial Environment Institute under the FTI. His teaching and research interests are focused on Cleaner Technology, Recycling, Life Cycle Assessment, Eco-Design and Risk Analysis. He has more than 220 technical publications. Representative awards he received are Fellow Award from Petroleum Institute of Thailand in 1999, Outstanding Person- Academic Award from Kasetsart University in 2000, Best Presentation Award from Thai Institute of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry in 2007, Outstanding Person- Academic Service Award from Kasetsart University in 2010, and Excellent Research Award on Alternative Energy from Ministry of Energy in 2015.
He is one of the key persons who initiated the “Thai National Life Cycle Inventory Database” in 2007, “National Scheme of Thai Carbon Footprint Label” in 2009, “Pilot Project on Carbon Footprint for Organizations” in 2010, “Thai Upcycle Carbon Footprint Scheme” in 2015 and “Science Technology & Innovation for SDGs in Thailand” in 2016. He is currently also the Board of Trustees of the Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) and the Chairperson of Energy and Environment Cluster under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand.
Wednesday Networking Buffet Lunch: March 6, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Lunch Keynote, March 6, 1:40 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday Awards Dinner Keynote, March 6, 2019, 7:00 – 7:15 pm
Thursday Morning Keynote, March 7, 2019, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Dr. Devashsi Mitra
Dean and Professor
Faculty of Business Administration
University of New Brunswick (UNB)
Devashis Mitra, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, and Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 1991 and is a member of the Entrepreneurship and Finance Areas.
Dr. Mitra’s teaching interests are in Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, and International Financial Management in the BBA and MBA programs. He received a UNB Merit Award in 2001 and again in 2012 for his performance in research, service, and teaching. He also was a recipient in 2002 of the Faculty of Business Administration’s Excellence in Research Award for performance across his career. Dr. Mitra was Associate Dean, Resesarch and Strategic Initiatives from July 1, 2012 until June 30, 2013. He previously served as Associate Dean, International Programs, from 2004 to 2008 and Associate Dean (Accreditation and Research) during the 2010-11 academic year.
Prior to pursuing an academic career, Dr. Mitra worked for Price Waterhouse and for Indian Aluminum Company, then a subsidiary of Alcan Aluminum. He also holds a Fellow designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. He has been a visiting scholar at the International Management Institute, New Delhi, India, and at the Jakarta Institute of Management Studies, Indonesia.
His research interests are entrepreneurial finance such as venture capital and crowdfunding, financial institutions, governance, dividend policy, corporate capital structure, international capital budgeting and financial markets. He is the co-author of a widely adopted textbook on corporate finance and his research has been published in journals such as: Applied Economics, Financial Management (FM Letters), the Financial Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Financial Studies, the Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Corporate Governance, Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, and Midwestern Journal of Business & Economics.
Thursday Morning Keynote, March 7, 2019, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Dr. Josu Takala
Industrial Management and Materials Management
University of Vaasa
Prof. Dr. Josu Takala has a vast experience in both industry and academia. He worked for ABB (Strömberg): belongs to ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Group. ABB Strömberg consists of about 30 independent Ltds in the wide business area of electr. techn., R&D is 8 % of the turnover(3000 Million USD/1995) in the divisions of R&D, Quality Assurance related tasks to automation as researcher and manager in 1979-1992. Educational background: Tampere University of Technology M.Sc (El.Eng) 1980 and Dr.Tech. (El. Eng.and business studies in the University of Vaasa) 1988 as well as Dr. HC in 2009 from the Technical University of Košice. And Dr.HC (Technology Management and Business) in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia 2015. Currently he is Professor in Industrial Management at the University of Vaasa 1988-, Finland besides other multiple universities in Finland and abroad such as Thailand, Malaysia, China, Slovakia, Slovenia etc. His field of interest is mainly technology management in the sustainable competitive strategies of private and public organizations in manufacturing networks by utilizing the generic fields of quality management, (technology) strategy, new product development, production management, logistics and environmental management. Over 500 scientific published articles. Co-Editor, Special Issue Editor, Member of Scientific Board in Journals (like MPER, MNG), and invited or key note speaker and Chairman or Honored Chairman in international conferences.
Thursday Networking Lunch Buffet, March 7, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Thursday Lunch Keynote, March 7, 2019, 1:40 – 2:00 pm
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