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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Welcome Address: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 9:30 – 9:40 am
Dr. Su Dinh Thanh
University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH)
Keynote I: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Prof. Dr. Vikas Kumar
Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Enterprise
Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences
Birmingham City University
Prof Vikas Kumar is an Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Enterprise at the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, UK. He is also a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Prof Kumar has over a decade of teaching and research experience. Prof Kumar holds the title of Chartered Management Business Educator (CMBE) and is fellow of HEA. Prior to joining BCU, he was Director of Research and Scholarship at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. Prof Kumar has also worked in India, Ireland and Hong Kong.
Prof Kumar is a leading researcher in the operations and supply chain management field. He has published more than 250 papers in leading journals and international conferences of high repute. Prof Kumar serves on the editorial board of several international journals, including the Journal of Business Logistics, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and the International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management. He has guest-edited special issues in high-impact ABS 4/ 3* journals.
Prof Kumar works very closely with industries and has generated over £1 million in research funding from various research agencies such as Innovate UK, EPSRC, British Council, British Academy, Newton Fund, and Science Foundation of Ireland. He has worked on several international collaborative projects with researchers from UK universities and from Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Jordan, Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Turkey.
Specialties: Sustainability, Circular Economy, Operations Management, Meta-Analysis, Lean and Agile Systems, Green Supply Chain Management, Process Modelling, Structural Equation Modelling, Service Operations, Operations Strategy, Healthcare Management, Supply Chain 4.0.
C++, LISREL, AMOS, SPSS, MINITAB, HTML, iGRAFX, MS-Office, MS-VISIO, Mix 1.7, SIMUL8
Keynote II: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Prof. Fabien De Geuser
CFVG, French Vietnamese School of Management
Ho Chi Minh City
Prof. Fabien DE GEUSER is an associate professor of management control systems. He is dean of CFVG Business School, the Vietnamese and French business school. He is part of ESCP Business school faculty (Paris) where he has been academic director of the master in management and associate dean of the Executive Education school. His specializations areas concern critical thinking development in management education, integration of well being issues in management control systems, adaptation and ergonomics of management tools and business schools education models.
His last books are about purposeful management (“Panne de sens”, Dunod, 2022) and about the representations of management in classic novels.
Keynote III: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Ms Thao Nguyen
My name is Nguyen Huynh. Originally, I was born in Vietnam – a developing country, and in an ordinary family. Fortunately, it was a time of peace and the economic transition period. Therefore, my childhood was not too difficult as my parents’ childhood, but it was challenged enough for growing up. Thanks for that I could not only receive a good education but also practice many life skills to live independently. Also, I really enjoy 7 years studying and working in United Kingdom provided me many interesting experiences. After Covid-19 epidemic, I decided to back to Vietnam then found a chance to develop myself here.
From primary school until graduation, I received a lot of encouragement and support of my family to my studying. This also brought to me a good awareness about studying. Although, I’m not always strictly in line with the good result, fortunately I got distinction for my master degree of International Management major at the university of the West of England after graduating Business Management Bachelor at the same university.
After graduation I dreamed to work in academic area. However, my career way is not as straight forward as my intention. I relised that I may need more practical knowledge to develop myself. At the present, I have worked as a secretary in Thanh Binh Phu My company in Viet Nam. Prior to be a secretary, I experienced in many kinds of job and industries from United Kingdom to Vietnam, such as: beauty industry, pharmaceutical and grocery as a customer assistant in Boots Ltd in UK, food and beverage as a human manager in a restaurant, marketing executive in My Xuan port. Thanks to that, the jobs have brought to me a lot of practical knowledge and help me to realize that learning the knowledge and applying the knowledge is different. Otherwise, the practical knowledge can help to enhance the literature one.
Specifically, the recent job in Thanh Binh Phu My company who is the main investor and manager Phu My 3 specialized industry can help me feel the gap between literature and practice with a lot of knowledge about industry real estate, industrial park management, supply chain, logistic. Especially, Phu My 3 specialised industrial park is the only one specialized industrial park in Vietnam which brings many new concepts to me and help me chase my academic goal in the future.
Keynote IV: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Mr. Stan Weonsuk Lee
DAEHONG Communications Vietnam (LOTTE Group)
Ho Chi Minh City
Mr Stan Weonsuk Lee is the General Director at DAEHONG Communications Vietnam (LOTTE Group). He has over 20 years in many phases of Marketing management including Branding, Strategy, Planning, IMC, Retail, Digital, PR, Media, VIP CRM, New business development and Promotion event as a brand manager, team leader, AE and the General director. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.
Keynote V: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Ir. Wahyudi Sutopo
Industrial Engineering Department
Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS)
Dr. Wahyudi Sutopo is a professor (since April 2020) and Head of Industrial Engineering and Techno-Economics (RITE) Research Group (since January 2014), Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS). He is serving as President of IEOM Indonesia Professional Chapter (since 2020). Since 2020, he has been assigned as Vice Dean for Human Resources, Finance, and Logistics (2020-2023). He was as deputy dean of the general and financial affairs of the faculty of engineering UNS (2019-2020). He was the head of the industrial engineering undergraduate study program (2015-2019); as an asset auditor of the internal supervisory unit (2014-2019); the head of UNS technology innovation center (2014-2016); and the general chair of the Indonesian industrial engineering higher education institution cooperation agency/BKSTI (2017-2020). He is an Assessor of BAN-PT (Noreg. 2017-01215). He had experience working in the electronics industry as an engineer at PT. Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia from 2000-2003. His educational background is the profession of an engineer (Ir) from the Professional Engineer Program – Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) in 2018; Doctor (Dr) in Industrial Engineering & Management from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2011; Master of Management (M.Si.) from Universitas Indonesia in 2004, and Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (S.T.) from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1999. He has professional qualifications as an associate professional engineer (P. Eng) since 2016.
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:40 pm Keynote VI – Tuesday, September 12, 2023
2:40 – 3:20 Keynote VII – Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Prof. Mohammed Saad
Professor of Innovation and Technology Management
Bristol Business School
University of the West of England
I am Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at the Bristol Business School. I am increasingly focusing my research on the key determinants of the process of knowledge exchange and the vital role of the university within a system of innovation. My research activity spans several fields – mainstream operations management, innovation and technology management and more global policy related issues of knowledge development, transfer and institutional collaborative learning. I lead a very active research team working on systems of innovation.
I am an applied academic and I continue to engage with interesting projects and initiatives relevant to academics, practitioners and policy makers. I give considerable importance to the dissemination of research findings and knowledge exchange. My research track record includes more than 150 publications including many international quality refereed journal articles and three successful research books. I have an outstanding record in generating funded research with leadership and involvement in projects worth one million pounds since I joined BBS in 1999. From April 2015 to April 2018 I was involved in a European funded research project whose objective was to investigate innovation in sustainable public procurement (Horizon 2020). We have also completed a three-year research aimed at supporting SMEs from the South West of England in the development of their innovative capacities. The findings of this project have been used in exploring the development of Absorptive Capacity of SMEs. I was also involved in a joint initiative of PRGX UK, CIPS and UWE aimed at producing the CIPS Sustainability Index project (http://www.cips-sustainabilityindex.com/). In September 2018, I started leading and coordinating and leading a two year research project aimed at investigating ‘the links between the Algerian higher education institutions and the its social economic environment. My research interests and activities also include the new role of universities in the development of knowledge and innovation, their links with their external environment (and more particularly industry) and the impact of teaching and education on the national creation of innovation. I am also investigating the impact of learning on the performance and innovative capacity of SMEs.
I have been involved in many user-led research projects which have resulted in highly successful research collaborations and knowledge exchange activities with organisations such as Oracle Corporation Ltd, British Petroleum, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Reading Construction Forum, the West of England Aerospace Forum and the Algerian Centre of Research on Applied Economy and Development.
I am the Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the ‘International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development’. I have also founded the COSINUS network and I have organised five international conferences on the role of universities within its systems of innovation.
I have appeared several times in the national and international media. My teaching activities (including PhD supervisions), which are sustained by my research outputs, are designed to prepare students to act as agents and champions of change and transformation. I have organized many international conferences and workshops.
I am the Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the ‘International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development’. I have also founded the COSINUS network and I have organised five international conferences on the role of universities within its systems of innovation.
3:20 – 4:00 pm – Keynote VIII – Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Prof. Arvind Upadhyay
Professor of International Trade, Supply Chain and Logistics
University of Stavanger Business School
University of Stavanger
Arvind Upadhyay is Professor of International Trade, Supply Chain and Logistics at the University of Stavanger Business School, University of Stavanger, Norway.
Professor Upadhyay’s research interests lie in the field of operations and supply chain management, specifically around two interrelated phenomena: operational efficiency and sustainability. Both phenomena often stretch beyond the walls of a single organization and demand complex and holistic solutions. The most recent additions to his research scope include broader issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and the social impacts of supply chain practices. Due to the emergence of the digital economy, his research scope also includes the impact of the digital economy on business operations. He combines a sound technical base across all aspects of operations, logistics and supply chain management with excellent communication skills, delivering knowledge, understanding and skills in a user-friendly, relevant manner. He has teaching experience across Doctoral, Master, and Undergraduate levels and on vocational and professional courses. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK.
His research has been published in the International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Business Strategy and the Environment, and Journal of Cleaner Production, amongst others. He has presented at international conferences, including European Operations Management Association Conferences, Production and Operations Management Society Conference, British Academy of Management and research lunch seminars at Cambridge Judge Business School.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Conference Chair Remarks: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 9:30 – 9:40 am
Keynote IX: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Professor Alain Chong
Co-editor in chief of Industrial Management & Data Systems
Associate Editor of Information & Management and Journal of Computer Information Systems
Dr. Alain Chong was born in London and grew up in Malaysia and Indonesia. Alain went to North Jakarta International School (NJIS), British International School (BIS) and Jakarta International School (JIS) from 1992 to 1998. He received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Nottingham and PhD in Operations Management from Multimedia University Malaysia. Following his two years post-doctoral research fellowship at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he became an assistant professor and later associate professor and professor in information systems at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Alain is currently the Dean of Graduate School and Global Engagement at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.
Alain was named the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian by Junior Chamber International in 2012. Alain is ranked among the top 2% of scientists globally by Stanford-Elsevier. Elsevier named him one of the most cited scholars in China for seven consecutive years (2015 – 2021). He is also a recipient of the Ningbo 3315 Foreign Talent Scheme and the NSFC International Excellent Young Scientists grant. Alain was awarded the Ningbo Camellia Award in 2020. The Ningbo Camellia Award is the highest honor for foreign talent, recognizing their contribution to the social and economic development of the city.
Alain is currently the co-editor in chief of Industrial Management & Data Systems, Associate Editor of Information & Management and Journal of Computer Information Systems, and was previously the Senior Editor of Decision Support Systems. He also holds adjunct or visiting positions at Monash University Malaysia Campus, Taylor’s University, Nanyang Technological University, Greenwich University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China University of Geosciences, and Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics. He has published in more than 100 SSCI/SCI journal articles and obtained more than 4 million RMB research grants.
Keynote X: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Prof. Hing Kai Chan
Professor of Operations Management
Nottingham University Business School, China
Co-editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems (SCI-indexed) since 2014
Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (SCI-indexed) since 2018
Professor Hing Kai Chan joined the Nottingham University Business School China in September 2014 and is a Professor of Operations Management. He received the MSc degree (with distinction) and the PhD degree from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Hong Kong. He also earned a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He received a BSc degree in Economics and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He worked in the electronic manufacturing industry for over 10 years before joining the academia.
Professor Chan has published over 250 academic articles and 9 monographs/edited volumes. His publications appear in Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, various IEEE Transactions, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, and International Journal of Production Research, among others. He has been the co-editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems (SCI-indexed) since 2014 and is an Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (SCI-indexed) since 2018. He was the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (SCI-indexed) from 2009 to 2015, and the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (SCI-indexed) from 2014 to 2017. Professor Chan also serves as an Editorial Board Member (or similar) in a number of journals such as the Journal of Business & Industrial Management (SSCI-indexed), International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (SSCI-indexed), and Online Information Review (SCI-indexed). He has (co-)edited 15 special issues for reputable international journals.
Keynote XI: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Ms. Jen Vu Huong
Community Program Director, BK Holdings
Founder, Chairperson and Coach, Hanoi Entrepreneur Community
Founder, Trainer, Writer and Coach, J.E.N International people and leadership development Ltd.
Ms. Vu Huong holds two Masters – Valedictorian degrees in the UK (Master of International Management) and Spain (Master of Business Innovation and Technology Management) from two top world academic scholars programs: Chevening – British Government and Erasmus – European Union.
She has more than 5 years of experience in managing engineering projects (with a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications, Hanoi University of Technology) for Samsung International Corporation (Vietnam), Dell partner (Emerio, Malaysia). She has more than 10 years of experience in training, consulting, and coaching fields for people in over 20 countries; published 6 books based on qualitative and quantitative research in the field of human development and entrepreneurship leadership potential with American and Vietnamese publishers (Business Expert Press LLC) and Vietnam (Women Publishing House, Alphabooks Publishing House). She has participated in training programs in training in international programs such as High-Performance Coaching Academy and Expert Academy (USA); Bristol Coaching and The Coaching Academy (UK).
Jen is also the first and only Vietnamese accredited with the Senior Practioner Coaching level by EMCC – European Mentoring and Coaching Council – one of the major coaching bodies, alongside ICF and CCE. Jen is the Program Director of the first program in Vietnam training the 20 first coaches for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by implementing Government project 844 of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Keynote XII: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 11:40 – 12:20 pm
Dr. Anabela Soares
Senior Lecturer in Strategy & Operations Management
Programme Leader for the MSc in International Management
University of the West of England
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Strategy & Operations Management and the Programme Leader for the MSc in International Management at UWE, Bristol Business School. My professional background includes management roles in the service industry, consultancy (manufacturing and services sector) and teaching in various UK institutions. I have been an educator in Higher Education Institutions in the UK since 2009 and I am a HEA Fellow. I have published in international journals and conferences, and I am also a reviewer for various journals such as Production Planning & Control, International Journal of Production & Research, and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, amongst others. My research interests include Supply Chain Quality Management, Inter-Firm Relationships, Servitization and Gamification. I am happy to receive PhD applications from candidates with shared research interests.
Keynote XIII: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Fitra Lestari
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in Faculty of Science and Technology
Professor in Industrial Engineering Department
Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau
Fitra Lestari is currently a Professor and Former Head of Industrial Engineering Department in Faculty Science and Technology, UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, Indonesia. Then, He also Head of Emerging Technology and Continuous Improvement in Center Of Islamic Data Science And Continuous Improvement (CIDSCI) Research Group, UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, Indonesia. He gained his BEng and MEng in Industrial Engineering from Andalas University (Indonesia) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM- Malaysia). Then, He has continued the PhD project at UTM Malaysia in the field of Supply chain relationships in a downstream sector of the Palm Oil industry. He has published extensively including several refereed journal papers, conference papers, book chapters, and edited reference books associated with Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Logistic, and Performance Measurement. He serves as a reviewer, associate editor and editorial member for several national and international journals. He joins as a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and Director of student competition in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM Society- Indonesia), and General Secretary of Indonesian Industrial Engineering Higher Education Organizing Agency (BKSTI Indonesia-Sumatera II). He also registered as Halal Auditor in Indonesia. His industrial and government collaborators include Strategy of Small Medium Enterprises, Halal Supply Chain dan Performance Assessment and Institutional Strengthening of Oil Palm Supply Chains.
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:40 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – Keynote XIV
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nha
Tan Cang – SCT Human Resource Development LLC
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nha is currently the General Director of Tan Cang – SCT Human Resource Development LLC.
2:40 – 3:20 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – XV
Dr. Sabri Bin Mohamad Sharif
Deputy VC Student and Alumni Affairs
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (Melaka)
Datuk Dr Sabri Mohamad Sharif is an Associate Professor of Policy and Innovation Management at the Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM). He graduated with a degree in Laws from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He later obtained his master’s degrees in Policy, Science and Technology Management (M.Sc) with distinction from Malaya University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ballarat (Federation) University Australia respectively. He completed his PhD at the Malaysia National University (UKM). His research interest includes areas related to policy, innovation management and intellectual property commercialisation, entrepreneurship, and innovation leadership.
He was a senior vice president (technology marketing and technical support) at Quantum Business Sdn. Bhd. and has been on secondment as a Senior Research Officer in the Prime Minister’s Office and Advisor for policy, economy and innovation in the Chief Minister’s Office as well as former Chief Executive Officer of Institut Tun Perak Melaka. He was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Lincoln University College Malaysia. He was an Academic Fellow at Universiti Melaka (UNIMEL). He was a Member of Melaka Economy Action Committee and Melaka Unity Committee. He was an Alumni Fellow of the Association for Oversea Technical Scholarship (AOTS), Japan. He continues to be actively involved in research and innovation as a consultant from industries. He was awarded Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (P.M.W.) which carried the official title of Datuk, from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Malaysia (King of Malaysia).
He recently published two books on Policy for Melaka Big Data and Post Pandemic Nusantara Economic perspective. He has published over 15 books and has won 4 National Book Awards including the UNESCO Book Award. He has published more than 70 articles and journal papers focusing on various issues in several Malaysia newspapers, magazines, and journals. He has also been invited as a keynote speaker in international conferences and symposium in Tangerang, Yogyakarta, Bogor, Bandung Indonesia etc. Currently, he is also a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) UTeM. Under the secretariat of the deputy vice-chancellors, he is the Chairman of the Council for Graduate Employability and Careers of public universities Malaysia (MyGRAD). He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Alumni Council of Public Universities Malaysia (MALUMNI).
3:20 – 4:00 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – Keynote XVI
Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management
Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement
College of Business, Law and Social Sciences
Derby Management School
University of Derby
Derby, United Kingdom (UK)
Prof. Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes is a Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the University of Derby, UK. He is actively involved in industrial projects where he combines his expertise and industrial experience in operations management to help organisations achieve excellence in their internal functions and supply chains. He has led international research projects funded by the British Academy, British Council and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology. As a leading academic, he has published extensively in leading scientific journals and a number of international conferences. Professor Garza-Reyes has also published seven books in the areas of operations management and innovation, manufacturing performance measurement and quality management systems. He is Co-founder and current Editor of the Int. Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience), Associate Editor of the Int. Journal of Production and Operations Management, Associate Editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management and Editor-in-Chief of the Int. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Professor Garza-Reyes has also led and guest edited special issues for journals such as Production Planning & Control, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Int. Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Operations Management Research, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, among others. His areas of expertise and interest include Operations and Production Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Lean and Agile Operations and Supply Chains, Sustainability within the context of Operations and Supply Chains, Circular or Closed-Loop Operations and Supply Chains, Sustainable and Green Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 technologies application in operations and supply chains, Lean Management, Quality Management & Operations Excellence. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a certified Six Sigma-Green Belt, and has over eight years of industrial experience working as Production Manager, Production Engineer and Operations Manager for several international and local companies in both the UK and Mexico. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Fellow of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society (FIEOM) and a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (MIET).
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Conference Chair Remarks: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 9:30 – 9:40 am
Keynote XVII: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Prof. Chandan Chowdhury
Senior Associate Dean and a Practice Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems
Indian School of Business (ISB)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Professor Chandan did his MS in Mechanical Engineering and received his Ph.D. from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Prof. Chandan is currently a Senior Associate Dean and a Practice Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at the Indian School of Business (ISB). He is also the Executive Director leading the (1) Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing and the (2) Punj-Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management at ISB, the two institutes set up with MIT Sloan, as an Associate Partner. Dr. Chandan Chowdhury is also a Member of the Board of Governors at IIM Sambalpur. Before joining ISB, he served three top multinationals as Managing Director and Country Manager. Before joining ISB, he served Dassault Systemes for over five years, initially as a Managing Director-India Geo and subsequently as Vice President-Global Affairs. During his last academic stint, Dr. Chandan was a Professor, Dean (Academy), and Chairman (Board of Research) at NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, established as a joint initiative between the United Nations and the Government of India in 1963). He was an expert panel member at NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India, Government of India), developing the Manufacturing India@2035 roadmap. He is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee (Management and Productivity) at the Bureau of Indian Standards.
Keynote XVIII: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 10:20 – 11:0 am
Dr.-Ing. Savas Tumis
Professor in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Vietnamese German University, Vietnam
Keynote XIX: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Prof. Yigit Kazancoglu
Full professor and Head
Logistics Management Department
He holds BS degree from Industrial Engineering, and MBA and PhD from Business Administration, Operations Management. He is full professor and the head of Logistics Management Department in Yasar University since 2017. He has published many papers.
His research areas are: green supply chain management, sustainability, circular economy, and digitalization.
He has published more than 130 articles in the SCI and SCOPUS indexed journals. Prof Dr. Kazancoglu has papers published in reputed international journals such as; International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Logistics Management, Expert Systems with Applications, Annals of Operations Research, Transportation Research Part – E, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Sustainable Cities and Society, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Resource Conservation and Recycling, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Sustainable Development, Journal Material Cycles and Waste Management, Computers and Operations Research, Journal of Global Information Management, Science of Total Environment; Operations Management Research, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Industrial Data and Management System, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management.
He has completed many research projects funded by international institutions such as, DAAD, British Council (Newton Fund), European Union (Erasmus+, Transversal, Leanordo), Govt. of India (USERC), and Japan’s National Grants for in Aid for Scientific Research.
He is associate editor in International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences and guest editor in Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Computers & Industrial Engineering, and Sustainability. He is the member of NWO – Dutch Research Council – Circular Economy Committee.
Keynote XX: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Prof. Siwarit Pongsakornrungsilp
Associate Professor of Marketing
School of Management
Siwarit Pongsakornrungsilp is an Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Management, Walailak University, Thailand. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Management Studies from Exeter Business School, UK. He has been appointed as an Acting Dean, School of Management, since 2022. His current research interests focus on sustainability, value co-creation, consumer culture theory, brand culture, brand co-creation, and also superstitious and spiritual consumption. His current project is focusing on developing carbon neutral tourism in the South of Thailand and also driving long stay, digital nomad and wellness tourism in Andaman Tourism Cluster, Thailand. He has previously published articles that appeared in ABAC Journal, Innovative Marketing, Production Engineering, Sustainability, TEM Journal, Marketing Theory, Social Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Management, and Journal of Enterprise Information Management. He has successfully secured funding in the excess of £1 million from various research agencies such as PMUC, Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), the Bio Diversity Based Development Office (BEDO), the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF).
Keynote XXI: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Abdul Talib Bon
Department of Production and Operations Management
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Dr. Abdul Talib Bon is Professor of Production and Operations Management in Department of Production and Operations Management at the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). He has a PhD in Manufacturing, which he obtained from the Universite de La Rochelle, France. He studied Business Administration major in Quality Management at the master’s level in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for which he was awarded the MBA. He’s bachelor degree and diploma in Mechanical Engineering which his obtained from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received his postgraduate certificate in Mechatronics and Robotics from Carlisle, United Kingdom. He is Director of Teaching Factory since 1 September 2016. Dr. Abdul Talib Bon has had over 33 years experiences of teaching in higher learning education. In UTHM, he teaches Industrial Engineering and Project Management at the under-graduate and postgraduate level. Dr. Abdul Talib Bon has multidisciplinary research interests that encompass industrial engineering, forecasting and Green Supply Chain management. His completed 25 research grant projects as project leader and research member. He has supervised more than 120 undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. He has served as a reviewer for a number of industrial engineering, engineering management and computer science conferences and journals as part of his expertise sharing initiatives. He had published more than 400 Journals and Proceeding Scopus Indexed and 10 books. He is also Fellow and President of Industrial Engineering and Operation Management Society (IEOMS, Malaysia), Global Council member of Industrial Engineering and Operation Management Society (IEOMS Global).
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:30 pm, Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Keynote XXII
Dr. Pimlapas Pongsakornrungsilp
Assistant Professor of Tourism Management
Pimlapas Pongsakornrungsilp is an Assistant Professor of Tourism Management at Walailak University, Thailand. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Management Studies from Exeter Business School, UK. She has been appointed as a Head of Research Center, School of Management, since 2022. Her research interests focus on sustainable tourism, carbon neutral tourism, and tourist behavior. Her current project is focusing on developing carbon neutral tourism in Thailand. She has previously published articles in Social Sciences, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Innovative Marketing, Journal of Tourism Futures, and Sustainability. She also works as the Chair of Center of the Excellence for Tourism Business Management and Creative Economy, School of Management, Walailak University.
2:30 – 3:00 pm, Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Keynote XXII
Dr. Kinnaleth VONGCHANH
Senior Lecturer / Research
Head of Thermal Lab
Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering (GIM)
Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dr. Kinnaleth Vongchanh holds a distinguished position as an international senior lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering and a researcher at the Research Innovation Center (RIC), Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). She is also a co-founder of the Thermal Lab. With a focus on energy efficiency, waste-to-energy, bio briquettes, solar drying, and heat stress, her contributions have been impactful.
She earned her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in 2006 and 2010 respectively, from the Institute of Technology of Bandung, Indonesia. Previously, she conducted research at Hokkaido University and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and served as a lecturer-researcher at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos from 2010 to 2015.
Dr. Vongchanh’s accomplishments are reflected in her accolades, including the Best Researcher and Outstanding Researcher awards at ITC from 2018 to 2022 consecutively. She was also honored with the Outstanding Young Professor award by IEOM in 2021. Notably, she received the Energy Efficiency award at the 2020 ASEAN Energy Awards, as well as recognition as an energy auditor and energy manager trainer by METI, Japan, in 2020.
3:00 – 3:30 pm, Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Keynote XXIII
Dr. Ozlem Bak
Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Brunel Business School
Dr Ozlem Bak is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Brunel Business School, UK. She lectures on courses in operations management, research methods and supply chain management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has received her PhD from the University of East Anglia supported by a full scholarship from the University of East Anglia, Management School in the UK. Her PhD received Emerald Highly Commended Award in the field of Operations Management.
Her current research interest and experience lies in supply chain management particularly organisational transformation and e-business implementations in supply chains; supply chain skills; supply chain risk and resilience; organisational transformation and Industry- Higher Education collaboration.
Ozlem is the editor of three books and her research has been published in national and international journals such as Supply Chain Management an International Journal (SCMIJ), Production Planning and Control(PPC), Information Technology & People (ITP); Strategic Change; Benchmarking: an International Journal (BIJ); Journal of Qualitative Research. She has also edited three books on e-Business and Supply Chain Integration in public and private organisations and Green and Sustainable Supply Chains.
Ozlems’ academic activities are underpinned by industrial and commercial background which included experience in the automotive industry for companies such as Daimler Chrysler and Hyundai and distributors in the UK, Germany and Turkey as well as Consultancy.
3:30 – 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Keynote XXIV
Professor Qile He (Horace)
Professor of Strategy and Performance Management
University of Derby
Professor Qile He, also known as Horace, is a Professor of Strategy and Performance Management at the University of Derby, UK. He was previously a Reader in Operations Management and the Associate Head of School for Research of the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University, UK, successfully leading the school research portfolio. His research expertise and interests are in the area of interfirm alliances and partnerships, innovation strategies and processes of organizations, as well as sustainable and responsible business, and inter-organizational knowledge transfer. He has published over 80 papers in refereed journals, books, and leading international conference proceedings. Including prestigious international journals, such as British Journal of Management, European Management Review, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Production Planning & Control, and Food Control, He has supervised multiple PhD candidates to completion.
He is an elected council member of the British Academy of Management. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is a reviewing expert for European Commission Horizon2020 projects. He serves in the editorial board of three international journals. He is also an editorial review board member for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (CABS 4*). He was a selected member of staff for RAE2008 and REF2014.
In the past, he has led 3 undergraduate/postgraduate courses to successful accreditation or re-accreditation by CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) and CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply). He also led the development of the Management Pathway of the Transnational Research Degree Programme of Coventry University to a successful launch in Dubai.