Day 2 – September 14 (Tuesday)
8:00 am, Tuesday, September 14 – Welcome Keynote from UNS Leadership – Zoom Meeting Rooms 1
8:20 am, Tuesday, September 14 – Keynote Speaker I: (Opening Keynote) – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Dr. Jessika E. Trancik
Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Jessika Trancik is a professor in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research examines the dynamic costs, performance, and environmental impacts of energy systems to inform climate policy and accelerate beneficial and equitable technology innovation. Her projects focus on all energy services including electricity, transportation, heating, and industrial processes. This work spans solar energy, wind energy, energy storage, low-carbon fuels, electric vehicles, and nuclear fission among other technologies. Prof. Trancik received her B.S. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She is currently an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and was formerly at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and at WSP International/UNOPS (now Interpeace) in Geneva.
Her work has been published in journals such as Nature Climate Change, Nature, Energy Policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Environmental Science and Technology, and has been featured by news outlets such as the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, and NPR.
9:00 am, Tuesday, September 14 Keynote Speaker II: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Dr. Jay Lee
Vice Chairman and Board Member of Foxconn Technology Group
Member of World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production
Dr. Jay Lee is Vice Chairman and Board Member of Foxconn Technology Group. Prior to this position, he served as Vice Chairman of Foxconn Industrial Internet. Currently, he is on leave from Univ. of Cincinnati where he holds Ohio Eminent Scholar and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor and is the founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (www.imscenter.net). In addition, he is the Founding Director of Industrial AI Center (www.iaicenter.com).
He also serves as a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production of the World Economics Forum (WEF) as well as a member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to engage the global leaders for the development of collaborative activities in smart manufacturing.
Previously, he served as senior advisor to McKinsey & Company. Prior to his academic career, he served as Director for Product Development and Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) as well as Program Directors for a number of programs at NSF. He was selected as 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in by SME in Jan. 2016 and 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing in June 2020. His new book on Industrial AI was published by Springer in 2020.
For publication citation and impacts, see
- Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=g9GtqgQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
- ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jay_Lee10
Keynote Title: Industrial AI and Resilient Manufacturing Systems – Technologies, Challenges and Research Issues
Keynote Abstract: Today, many manufacturing companies are facing increasing challenges to manage its global operations due to several factors including pandemic, geopolitical, workforce, and other unknowns. It necessitates new thinking and technologies to make manufacturing system smarter and resilient. Industrial AI, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Cyber Physical Systems are changing the way we design product, manufacturing, and service systems. It is clear that as more sensors and smart analytics software are integrated in the networked industrial products, manufacturing, and maintenance systems, predictive technologies can further learn and autonomously optimize productivity and performance. This presentation will give an introduction about Industrial AI for smart resilient machines and manufacturing operations. First, Industrial AI systematic approach will be introduced. Case studies on advanced predictive analytics technologies for different manufacturing and maintenance operations will be demonstrated. In addition, research issues on data quality for high performance and real-time data analytics in future predictive manufacturing and maintenance will be discussed.
09:40 am, Tuesday, September 14 – Keynote Speaker III: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Prof. George Q. Huang
Chair Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Head of Department
Director of HKU-ZIRI Laboratory of Physical Internet
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Prof. George G.Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in the field of Physical Internet (Internet of Things) for Manufacturing and Logistics with substantial government and industrial grants. He has published extensively including over two hundred refereed journal papers in addition to over 200 conference papers and ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. His research works have been widely cited in the relevant field. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE.
Prof. George G.Q. Huang has been serving on editorial boards of a number of international journals. He is Editor for Asia Pacific for International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Associate Editor of International Journal of Production Research, Area Editor for Business & Management for International Journal of Research in Engineering Design, and Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing.
Prof. George G.Q. Huang received 2014 First-Class Guangdong Province (Department of Science and Technology) on “Mass-Customized Design and Production System”, 2007 First-Class Natural Science Award from Chinese Ministry of Education on “Service-oriented manufacturing execution in extended enterprises”, 2007 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Overseas) from Natural Science Foundation of China and 2001 The University of Hong Kong Outstanding Young Researcher Award.
10:20 am – BREAK
10:40 am, Tuesday, September 14 – Keynote Speaker IV: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Dr. Robert de Souza
The Executive Director
The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI – Asia Pacific)
National University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore
Dr. Robert de Souza is the Executive Director of the The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI – Asia Pacific). Robert is a Chartered Engineer and a distinguished writer, speaker, consultant and advisor in the area of supply chain management. Prior to this appointment, effective May 1st 2004, Dr Robert de Souza served as Deputy Executive Director (Industry) and IT Director at TLI – Asia Pacific. Previously, Dr de Souza was Executive Vice President (Asia Pacific) for V3 Systems. His extensive tenure in the industry also includes serving as the Corporate Senior Vice President and Global Chief Knowledge Officer at Viewlocity Inc. and co-founder, Vice Chairman and CEO of SC21 Pte, Ltd., a Singapore-based supply chain software firm. As an educator, Dr de Souza is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and also a Senior Fellow in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore and has previously served as a professor and in several senior positions in the School of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. de Souza is a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. Dr de Souza also serves on the Advisory Panel of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Singapore (CILTS), as a Council Member of the Singapore eSupply Chain Management (eSCM) Council and on the Boards of Directors/Advisors of several IT- based corporations
11:20 am, Tuesday, September 14 – Keynote Speaker V: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Harry Kasuma (Kiwi) Aliwarga
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner
Karet Kuningan Jakarta, Indonesia
Harry Kasuma (Kiwi) Aliwargais chief executive officer and co-owner of UMG Myanmar, one of the country’s leading business conglomerates. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Mr. Aliwarga graduated from the Institute of Technology of Indonesia (ITI) in 1992 with a degree in industrial engineering and later received a master’s degree in civil engineering at the Asia Institute of Technology in Thailand. Kiwi Aliwarga began his professional career in the business development division at Astra International, one of Indonesia’s largest traded companies, where he worked from 1992 to 1995. He went on to become business development manager at United Tractors–Indonesia (UT) before founding UMG Myanmar in 1998 with his partner MarLar Win. Mr. Aliwarga has set the ambitious goal of making UMG a billion-dollar company by 2020, by relying on three essential pillars: people, leadership, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.
Day 3 – September 15 (Wednesday)
8:00 am, Tuesday, September 14 – Conference Co-Chair Remarks – Zoom Meeting Rooms 1
8:20 am, Wednesday, September 15 – Keynote VI: (Opening Keynote) – Zoom Meeting Rooms 1
Ahad Ali, Ph.D.
Director, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director, Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma
Director, Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group
Coordinator, Siemens Electro-Matic Industrial Engineering Lab
A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical, Robotics and Industrial Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan, MI 48075, USA
Executive Director – IEOM Society International
Ahad Ali is an Associate Professor and Director of Industrial Engineering Program and Director of Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group, A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical, Robotics and Industrial Engineering at the Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, USA. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, Masters in Systems and Engineering Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Ali was Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, Visiting Assistant Professor in Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo and Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Khulna. He received an Outstanding Professor Award of the Industrial Engineering Department, University of Puerto Rico -Mayaguez, (2006-2007). He has published 50 journal and 121 conference papers. Dr Ali has conducted research projects with Chrysler, Ford, DTE Energy, New Center Stamping, Whelan Co., Delphi Automotive System, GE Medical Systems, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation (ITEC), National/Panasonic Electronics, and Rockwell Automation. His research interests include manufacturing systems modeling, simulation and optimization, intelligent scheduling and planning, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance, e-manufacturing, and lean manufacturing. He has successfully advised seven doctoral students. Dr. Ali has involved with many international conference committees. He is serving as an Executive Director of IEOM Society International and Conference Co-Chair of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management and hold events in Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Bali, Dubai, Orlando, Detroit, Rabat, UK, Bogota, Paris, Washington, DC, Pretoria, Bangkok, Pilsen, Toronto, Costa Rica, Sao Paulo and Riyadh. Dr. Ali has visited 20 countries for professional events. He is a member of IEOM, INFORMS, SME and IEEE.
09:00 am, Wednesday, September 15 – Keynote Speaker VII: – Zoom Meeting Rooms 1
Dr. Eng. Koichi Murata
Head of Operations & Production Management Laboratory
Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
College of Industrial Technology
Koichi Murata is the head of operations & production management laboratory and a professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University. After graduating Waseda University, he worked as an industrial engineer at Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., which is a global leader mainly in the manufacturing of electronic component. His research interests include operations & production management, kaizen, lean management, visual management, technology transfer, knowledge management, sustainable supply chain and others. Dr. Murata takes Editorial Board Member of some international journals, Advisory Board Member in international conferences, and has published articles in international academic journals such as Sustainability, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan, and others. He was interviewed for NHK (Japan broadcasting corporation) and the Associated Press (American news agency) about future society & industry.
09:40 am, Wednesday, September 15 – Keynote Speaker VIII: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Dr. Rajesh Piplani
The school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Systems and Engineering Management division,
Nanyang Technological University
Dr. Rajesh Piplani is the director of M.Sc. (Supply Chain & Logistics) programat NTU. He obtained his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University in 1990, and his Ph. D. from Purdue University in 1995. Dr. Piplani is listed in Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering in USA (1998-1999).
He has over seven years of industry experience in India and USA in the areas of Supply-chain management and production planning of power plant equipment and semiconductor fabrication facilities. Since 1998, he has been on the faculty of NTU.
He is Program Manager, Integrated Manufacturing and Service Systems (IMSS) for Singapore funding agency A*Star, managing the SGD 8 Million program. He is an associate consultant with Y3 Technologies. He also sits on the eSCM council of Singapore Manufacturers Association and council of Supply Management Institute of Germany.
Dr. Piplani’s interests are in the area of supply chain management of manufacturing enterprises, supply chain coordination, reverse logistics and design and analysis of manufacturing systems.
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10:40 am, Wednesday, September 15 – Keynote Speaker XIV: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Bertha Maya Sopha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Former Director of Industrial Engineering
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Chair of Indonesian Association of Industrial Engineering Higher Education Institution (BKSTI)
Bertha Maya Sopha is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. She was a former head of the Laboratory of Supply Chain Engineering and Logistics in 2013-2015, and a former director of Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program in 2016-2021. She currently serves as a chair of Indonesian Association of Industrial Engineering Higher Education Institution (BKSTI). She earned Bachelor of Engineering (best graduate) from Universitas Gadjah Mada, a master’s degree of Management of Production specialization on Transportation and Logistics (graduate with distinction) from the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. She holds a PhD from the Industrial Ecology Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. She has maintained a high quality of research throughout her academic career including international scholarly leadership in the areas of supply chain management and logistics, industrial ecology, and complex system modelling. She has been invited as a keynote speaker and given public lectures at symposiums and international conferences in Indonesia and abroad universities. She has also received various academic achievements, awards, and recognitions such as the Best Lecturer runner-up at Universitas Gadjah Mada, best paper awards at several international and national conferences, and research grantee awards from both Indonesia and abroad institutions. She has professional and community engagement activities to contribute significantly to improve the university’s reputation through industrial projects and community services. She has conducted research project with SINTEF Industrial Management (Norway), ENOVA SF (Norway), PT Pos Indonesia, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, Boeing USA, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara, Regional Disaster Management Agency, and Ministry of Transportation, and Ministry of Industry. She has also been active as journal reviewers in both reputable international journals and national journals. She has also held an intellectual property on Simulasi Logistik Kebencanaan Merapi (SILOKA) (Simulation of Merapi Disaster Logistics).
11:20 am, Wednesday, September 15 – Keynote Speaker X: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Anicia Peters, PhD
Pro-Vice Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Development, University of Namibia
Chairperson: Namibia Presidential Task Force on the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Deputy Chairperson: Namibia Qualifications Authority (Namibia)
Council member: National Council for Higher Education in Namibia
President: Windhoek ACM SIGCHI local chapter
Anicia Peters is the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development and an Associate Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the University of Namibia. She was also appointed in July 2021 by the President of Namibia as the Chairperson of the 4IR Task Force and has to complete a country assessment and organize the National AI Conference in early 2022. Anicia is further the Technical Programme Committee Chair for ACM CHI 2023 and case studies co-chair for ACM CHI conference 2022. She worked previously at Intuit and Oregon State University in the United States and pursued her PhD at Iowa State University. She was formerly the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Computing and Informatics at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. She is the co-founder of the AfriCHI conference series (Africa Human Computer Systems Conference) and also a co-inventor of the GenderMag method which detects gender inclusiveness issues in software design/development. In June 2021, she initiated an AI Agriculture Start-Up incubation programme at the University of Namibia. She also implemented the Namibia-India Centre of Excellence in IT focusing on Cybersecurity and Big Data and expanding to AI and co-established an Inclusive Collaborative Tech Innovation Hub. Anicia has received a number of accolades for her work in research and social justice. She established 6 student organisations in the United States and in 2015, she received a Presidential White House Award as co-founder of the ISU Womyn of Colour Network. She further received among others research merit awards from Boeing, Iowa State University and the Rector’s medal at the Namibia University of Science and Technology; is one of 10 female African rolemodels for Information Technology; received a Next Einstein Advancing Women in STEM award; 2022 IEOM Distinguished Educator award; was a Google scholar and received a 2020 Google AI Inclusion Research Award. In 2019, she was selected as the UNESCO Chair for Gender and Digital Technologies but relinquished it when she left the Namibia University of Science and Technology. Her research focus is social computing, gamification, e-participation such as digital health, gender and e-government. Anicia published over 80 articles.
Day 4 – September 16 (Thursday)
8:00 am, Thursday, September 16 – Conference Co-Chair Remarks – Zoom Meeting Room 1
8:20 am, Thursday, September 16 – Keynote Speaker XI – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Founder and CEO
Nexas Networks Inc.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Tom Gaasenbeek is the Founder and CEO of Nexas Networks Inc. and five other companies over the last 29 years. Nexas is a Canadian based high-tech Company that specializes in leading-edge manufacturing connectivity solutions for the shop floor.
Since he co-founded Memex Electronics Inc. in 1992, Tom has been the visionary leader, and CTO dedicated to “internetworking” machine tools on the factory floor. Under Tom’s leadership, his engineering teams successfully developed technologies that open closed CNC control architectures (such as Fanuc), and he was installing his embedded IoT solutions in the marketplace already when the term was coined in 1998.
Starting as a member of the Open Modular Architecture Controls Group (OMAC) in 1998, Tom led the Global HMI development team from his public company e-Manufacturing Networks, which created the first machine tool XML schema for HMI, OEE and Lean Manufacturing applications in 1999 that is today called MTConnect. Tom has filed patents in the area of Energy Management and Dynamic Computer Assisted Machining (DCAM), authored numerous articles in trade journals Industry 4.0 and IIoT areas, and spoken at AI conferences as to its importance in the manufacturing sector.
Further, Tom has been a speaker about the adoption of AI and AR on the factory floor as well. In 2018, Mr. Gaasenbeek was named to the Top 50 in North America by Smart Industry Magazine for his co-founding of the widely adopted ANSI standard called “MTConnect”. Tom also authors a blog called “CIM Today” that promotes Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and it has had over 70,000 readers since it started.
Also since 2013, Tom has been the Executive Director of the Advanced Technology Think Tank which was founded in 1962. Tom works with McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute in Hamilton and Concordia University in Montreal at the moment.
09:00 am, Thursday, September 16 – Keynote Speaker XII: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
President & CEO
Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl.
Austin, Texas, USA
Adil is an executive leader with 30+ years of experience developing and delivering pioneering, customized enterprise-wide digital solutions across industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle-East and Latin America. He has led over 350 strategic and tactical lean six sigma, digital transformation, leadership development, software development, factory re-layouts and mergers and acquisition programs globally across various industries. Adil has coached global executives and government leaders to enhance the value of human potential, and optimize ROI through enhanced performance of leaders, and individuals. He is also a distinguished global keynote speaker, award-winning author in lean, quality and business optimization, and the recipient of ‘2014 Global Award for Outstanding contribution to Quality & Leadership’. Adil’s book ‘The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results’ has won the ASQ Crosby Zero-defect Medal, the Shingo Research & Publication Award, and the Axiom Best Business Book Award. He has also, authored ‘A Legacy Driven Life: Live a Legacy to Leave a Legacy’ and co-authored ASQ’s ‘Lean Bronze Certification Handbook’. Adil has pioneered innovations like Sensei Leadership™, iLean® Technology, iCulture™, The V-Factor™ and Pinnacle Performance Zone™. His mastery has made him a sought after strategic solutions partner, coach, and an executive sensei.
09:40 am, Thursday, September 16 – Keynote Speaker XIII: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Dr. John Blakemore
Adjunct Professor at University of Newcastle
Blakemore Consulting International
Industry 4.0 and its Vision
Dr. Professor John Blakemore originally completed a part time BSc in Metallurgy while working in the steel industry. Later he won an International Scholarship to study a PhD on the electronic structure of metals and alloys and the effect of nuclear irradiation and hydrogen. He was then employed as a Research Scientist at the Atomic Energy Commission and later Chief Metallurgist (R&D). His team developed numerous world first ideas and processes and also the first advanced quality system for defence purposes in Australia in 1981. Earlier work with his team led and assisted in the successful commercialisation of Zincalume coated steel called Colorbond. He set up his own company in 1982 and then developed and helped commercialise a range of processes including two new galvanizing processes, and a new process for Aluminium filtration. He has successfully improved concrete manufacture plastic extrusion, Aluminium casting, welding operations and structural steel manufacture. He had a wide range of International clients including, Panasonic, Canon, Honda, Speedo, CSIRO, BHP, Alcatel, Duracell, Cochlear, Pirelli and others. He wrote the first course in Lean Manufacturing in Australia in 1991, and the first course in Industrial Arts in 1977 and has authored 6 books. He has taught part time at various universities from 1964. His most recent work was leading a team of mathematicians and scientists and engineers successfully prototyping a new scanning device for cervical cancer. He also invented a new surgical procedure to save his own eyesight in 1991. He was the National President of the Australian Manufacturing Society, and has served on numerous boards and is the fellow of numerous professional societies. Currently he is working at the University of Newcastle and assisting a company developing a new tufting process for carpet and researching his next book.
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10:40 am, Thursday, September 16 – Keynote Speaker XIV: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Dr. Basuki Rahmad, ST, MT
CEO PT. Transforma Engineering & Solutions
Bandung, Java, Indonesia
CISA, CISM, CRISC, CDPSE, TOGAF, CITAF, COBIT5-I, CSXF, ITILF, CDCP, CBDA
Basuki Rahmad is the founder of TRANSFORMA, a company with a primary focus on digital transformation, enterprise architecture, IT GRC, IT Security/Assurance; and several startups on IT Solution, Business Analytics, Open Infrastructure and HVAC/Energy Management.
Basuki Rahmad has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience in analyzing the organization digital challenge, architecting the strategy and enteprise architecture, developing an innovative digital operating model and assisting the digital change management. Beside leading his group of companies, Basuki has also been appointed as an IT Advisor in several state-owned enterprises (BUMN) and also a senior consultant at the World Bank. His key experiences include organizing digital transformation in several BUMN holdings and several ministries, including enterprise architecture and IT/data governance related to it.
Basuki Rahmad completed his undergraduate, master’s and doctoral education at the School of Electrical and Informatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Regarding academic activities, he is currently a professional lecturer and researcher at Telkom University.
11:20 am, Thursday, September 16 – Keynote Speaker XV: – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Dr. Zain Tahboub
MENA College of Management (MCM)
Engineering and Management: Past, present and Future
Dr. Zain E A M Tahboub is President of MENA College of Management (MCM), Dubai, UAE. He was the Chief Strategist and Advisor since 2018 for Dubai Aviation City Corporation, in addition to his work for Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects for the last years as Chief Advisor. He has been managing different functions including Research, Knowledge Management, Future Foresight, Innovation, Excellence, Strategy and others. Dr. Tahboub was known for his work with academia, industry and business. He led corporate development program for major organizations, establishment of new entities, putting forward and contributing to national strategies in the fields of aviation, competitiveness, investment, logistics and most of all Dubai Plan 2021. He has established the DAEP Innovation team and more recently advises the new team on Future of Things (Aviation). In academia, he was one of the four founding members of the Industrial Engineering Program at the University of Jordan, led the Engineering Management Master of Science program for 10 years, directed the office for outreach to industry and was the Dean of Majan University College in Oman. Currently, he serves on a number of boards in academia and is still active in establishing new fronts of collaboration in academic research with University of Sharjah UoS, Linköping University in Sweden, American University of Sharjah AUS and British University in Dubai BUiD.
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