Keynote Speaker: Professor Arnoud De Meyer

President of Singapore Management University


Arnoud De Meyer serves as President of Singapore Management University. His fields of interest include manufacturing and technology strategy, the implementation of new manufacturing technologies, the management of R&D, how innovation can be managed more effectively, project management under conditions of high uncertainty, management and innovation in Asia, the globalization of Asian firms and the management of novel projects.

Keynote Speaker: Chin-Tay, Shih

Professor of College of Technology Management & Morris Chang Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University


Prof. Chin-Tay Shih is a Professional Consultant at China Investment & Development Company, Limited. He is also an Advisor of Science and Technology at Taiwan¡¯s Executive Yuan. He serves as Senior Advisor of Asia Tech Management LLC. Prof. Shih was the President of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He was honored as a Fellow of the IEEE in 1992. He also received the Engineer Medal of the Chinese Institute of Engineering in 1995 and the First Medal of the Ministry of Economics Affair in 2003. He is a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford.

Plenary Speaker: Arciszewski Tomasz

Prof. Emeritus of George Mason University


Dr. Arciszewski’s formal academic background was in the area of structural engineering and mechanics with hands-on design experience in steel space structures and in general structural engineering in Poland and Switzerland.  Over his academic career he became increasingly interested in inventive engineering, knowledge acquisition, visual thinking in inventive design, and education. He was also very involved in initiatives launched by the American Society of Civil Engineering in computing, and in 2004 he he received the ASCE Computing Award and in 2006 the Intelligent Computing in Engineering Award from the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering.

Plenary Speaker: Robert Hodgson

Managing Director


Bob Hodgson is the managing director of Zernike (UK). He has over twenty years of international business experience. Bob remains on the board of SQW as a non-executive director. He is a non-executive director of Emerging Market Economics, a specialist economics consultancy offering services to the private sector and international financial institutions interested in emerging markets. Prior to his time with SQW, he spent 8 years with the consultancy side of Coopers & Lybrand, working internationally from a London base.

Plenary Speaker: Bill Nuttall

Prof. in Energy of The Open University


Bill Nuttall is Professor of Energy, he joined the Open University in October 2012, having spent ten years at the University of Cambridge most recently as Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy. Much of his work has focused on technology and policy issues of civil nuclear power. He has had a leading role in studies devoted to particular energy-related materials including plutonium, helium, uranium, thorium and hydrogen. Much of that work is on-going. He has written on matters of industrial policy and, reflecting his physics background, he maintains an active interest in applied complexity science, including spatial agent-based simulation, particularly of energy-related problems.

Panel Speaker: Yong-Whan "Nick" Lee



Pro. Yong-Whan "Nick" Lee is a Strategic thinker, tactical innovator, and relentless visionary with a proven ability to lead and progress a wide range of business projects to success, on both the national and international levels. Effective at identifying opportunities and equally as effective in developing the focus and strategy necessary to take advantage of those opportunities.And writing and publishing, "Web 3.0 is Changing the World (Bomungak, 2010)" – a best-selling book in its field that explores and analyzes the current trajectory of web technology. Known for a tireless business drive that is fueled by a proactive business acumen that is constantly learning and adapting, natural leadership ability, and an immense will to succeed.Also founded the start-up venture company, which was a facility-based telecommunication carrier that served clients across the world. Created, developed, and executed a vision for the company that led to its successful growth from nothing to five million dollars a year within three years.

Panel Speaker: Chen Jin

Prof. in Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy of Tsinghua University


Dr. Chen Jin serves as the chief editor of “Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China” and “Review of Evolutionary Economics and Economics of Innovation” and “International Journal of Innovation Studies”, the associate chief editor of “International Journal of Technology Marketing”, “Journal of Knowledge Management Studies”, “Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy” and “Journal of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management” and Executive Associate Editor of “Chinese Journal of Engineering Design”. Dr. Chen Jin also serves as the member of editor committee of “International Journal of Technology Management”(SSCI Journal), “Science: Journal of Zhejiang University”(SCI Journal), “International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management”, “International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development” and “Journal of  Chinese Culture and  Management”, and the guest editor of “International Journal of Manpower”(2004). He is the member of editor committee of “Studies in Science of Science”, “Science Research Management”, “Journal of Systems Engineering”, “Systems Engineering-Theory & Practice”, “R&D Management”, “Journal of Management”, “Technology Economics”, “Science & Technology Progress and Policy” and “ Science and Technology Management Research”.

Panel Speaker: Gloria Barczak

Prof. in Marketing of Northeastern University


Professor Barczak’s primary research interests are in the area of new product development (NPD) with particular emphasis on the NPD process and the use of information technology, including social media, during the process. Professor Barczak is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Product Innovation Management. She is also on the editorial board of Creativity and Innovation Management and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. She is a member of the IPDM Scientific Committee, the PDMA Operations Committee, the PDMA Publications Committee, and the American Marketing Association.

Panel Speaker: Yanchun Yang

Oriental Business

Deputy Editor-in-Chief


Ms. Yanchun Yang has been leading the Oriental Business since June 2015. Prior to that, she had held media positions which include Executive Editor in Chief of the Hong Kong Business Herald (est. 1947), Senior Reporter and Resident Correspondent, United Nations Bureau, New York City, of the Economic Daily, the largest business paper of Mainland China. She has also worked in higher education and multinational firms as associate professor and senior analyst respectively before joining the media industry.

Panel Speaker: Deog-Seoing Oh

President of Chungnam National University


Prof. Doeg-Seong Oh is currently a professor of College of Engineering at Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea and Secretary General of World Technopolis Association (WTA). He has involved in WTA as a Chairman of the Academic Committee since 1997 and has been acting the role of General Secretary Since 2004. In 2009, as a world leader of the scientific organization, he was registered at the Marquis Who's Who LLC, “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of 21st Century" by the IBC (International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England) and 'Great Minds of the 21st Century' by American Biographical Institute (ABI).

Panel Speaker: Fred Y. Phillips

Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean in College of Management, Yuan Ze University


Prof. Fred Phillips is author of Market-Oriented Technology Management: Innovating for Profit in Entrepreneurial Times (Springer, 2001), and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Technological Forecasting & Social Change. He lived in Austin for twenty-six years and in Portland for nine years, playing leading roles in the development of both techno poleis. He has consulted worldwide on the techno polis formation process and on new business incubation, most recently for the US Environmental Protection Agency for the launch of a water technology cluster in the southern Ohio – northern Kentucky – southeast Indiana region. He is a Senior Fellow of the IC2 Institute at University of Texas at Austin, a think-tank which originated the academic study of the techno polis phenomenon.

Panel Speaker: Eldon Y. Li

University Chair Professor of National Chengchi University


Dr. Li is a member of the editorial/advisory board for Communications of the ICISA (U.S.A.); a member of the editorial board for Information & Management (Elsevier), Journal of Management Systems (U.S.A.), International Journal of Management Theory and Practice (U.S.A.), and Journal of e-Business (Taiwan). He has created 6 special issues in international journals including Decision Support Systems (2005 and 2007), International Journal of Service Industry Management (2003), Total Quality Management and Business Excellence (2003), Journal of Global Information Management (2003), and Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce (2002). He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB), International Journal of Information and Computer Security (IJICS), International Journal of Information Systems and Management (IJISAM), International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management(IJIEM), International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising (IJIMA), International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (IJTPL), and International Journal of Information Systems and Management (IJISAM), all published by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., UK.  He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of MIS Review: An International Journal (Airiti, Taiwan) and Journal of Information Management (CSIM, Taiwan); the senior editor for a book series, Advances in Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, and E-Services (AMCRMES), published by IGI Global Publisher (USA). He has co-edited 5 academic books regarding electronic business and social media for IGI.