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Keynote Speaker I

Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Calumet, USA

Kuan-Chou Chen is the Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Endowed Chair, Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Management Information Systems, and Department Head of the Department of Information Systems, Finance, and Business Analytics, as well as Interim Department Head of Department of Graduate Studies in Education (2013-2014) at Purdue University Calumet. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his MBA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan.  He specialized in computer programming, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy. Professor Chen has more than 90 scholarly publications, most in peer-reviewed journals.  He is an active participant in several professional journals and serves on three paper reviewer boards.  Currently he is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning.  His productivity and scholarship have been recognized by his colleagues, being nominated three years in a row for an ¡°Outstanding Scholar Award.¡±  He also the recipient of Teacher of the Year Award (Purdue University Calumet, 2005).

Keynote Speech Title: Creating Business Value from Big Data and Business Analytics: The Opportunities and Challenges
Abstract: ¡°Big Data¡± as a term has been among the biggest trends of the recent years, leading to an upsurge of research, as well as industry and government applications. It is a business priority that has the potential to profoundly change the competitive landscape in today¡¯s globally integrated economy. In addition to providing innovative solutions to enduring business challenges, Big Data and business analytics instigate new ways to transform processes, organizations, entire industries, and even society all together. Yet extensive media coverage makes it hard to distinguish hype from reality. This presentation aims to provide a comprehensive coverage of Big Data, its enabling technologies, and related analytics concepts to help understand the opportunities and challenges of this emerging technology. The presentation starts with a definition and related concepts of Big Data followed by the technical details of the enabling technologies. This presentation also will provide a comprehensive analysis between big data opportunities and challenges. The last part of the presentation is dedicated to business analytics, which is one of the most promising business value propositions of Big Data implications.

Keynote Speaker II

Michael Chia
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Michael Chia, PhD, BSc (1st class), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE. Professor Michael Chia obtained his PhD, majoring in Paediatric Exercise Physiology from Exeter University in the UK. He earned a 1st class honours degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from the Loughborough University in the UK and a Distinction Diploma in Physical Education from the College of Physical Education in Singapore.  He is Professor of Paediatric Exercise Physiology and Dean for Faculty Affairs, and was previously, the Head of Physical Education and Sports Science at the NIE, NTU. His professional credentials include certifications by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) as a sports scientist (Physiology Research), the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) as a Health and Fitness Director and the Outward Bound School in Hong Kong. He held Visiting Professorship stints to Japan and Taiwan and gave invited keynote lectures to international audiences in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Portugal, Romania, Greece and the United Kingdom. He is also an invited expert panel member for the International Olympic Medical Commission Consensus Group on Youth Talent Development in sport. His published research articles are in the area of in(activity), fitness and well-being of youth and school physical education. Professor Michael Chia pioneered innovative school intervention programmes such as PRIDE for PLAY™, which has multi-layered benefits and is currently involved in researching its efficacy in schools in Singapore. PRIDE for PLAY™ won a highly commended award from World Leisure International Innovation Prize in 2010. He earned three commendation awards for excellence in teaching at the university and has supervised 10 graduate students to completion at Master and PhD levels. Professor Michael Chia is a sought-after expert for his views on children and adolescent health matters and his research were featured in the national (radio, television and press), and international print media.

Keynote Speech Title: The future of learning now- have you got technology or does technology have you?
Abstract: There is much interest and debate on the necessary values, knowledge and skills that are required in the 21st century learner, worker and citizen and how schools, universities and the workforce must be revamped to meet the competitive needs of modern society. This interest and debate continues unabated as governments and organizations grapple with the advances of modern technologies for study, work and leisure and the changing profiles and characteristics of youth today. Yet on the flip side, there are inimical and unintended outcomes to health as modern gadgets and ease of communication affects sleep, activity, learning and health. Each of these important paradoxes are examined and elucidated based upon evidence-based research, from the East and from the West.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham
English Department, Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom

Budsaba Kanoksilapatham is currently a professor with the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. She completed the bachelor’s degree in English (Hons.) at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She received the master’s degree in linguistics and EFL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Ph.D. degree in linguistics with a concentration in applied linguistics from Georgetown University, USA. Her research interests include discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and language teaching.  Her most recent books are Pronunciation in Action and English Sociolinguistics at Work. Her research articles were published in international journals including English for Specific Purposes and The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

Keynote Speech Title: English Language Education Integrating Cultural Knowledge and Global Society Construction
Abstract: As a result of increasing globalization in the world today, a global society seems to be the ultimate goal of the development of a nation. In order to reach this goal, a myriad of political, economic, technological, or educational challenges are encountered and coped with. This paper focuses on the crucial role of English education as one of the key driving forces to boost the formation of a global society. In the context of Thailand, although a number of factors contributing to successful English education have been identified, one factor seems to have been overlooked or underrepresented ¨C Thai culture. Focusing on young Thai learners at Grade Level 4 in the northeast of Thailand, a set of English lessons based on local Thai culture was constructed, and subsequently implemented in four schools in the northeastern Thailand for a period of 9 weeks. Towards the end of the instruction, the Thai learners¡¯ English performance was assessed by using multiple instruments including pre and post-tests of Thai culture, pre and post-tests of vocabulary related to Thai culture, attitude questionnaire towards the lessons, and tour-guide task performance. Significant gain scores not only in Thai culture knowledge but also vocabulary, together with successful execution of the tourguide task, congruently demonstrated the positive impact of Thai culture based lessons in enhancing Thai learners¡¯ English competence. The role of English education that integrates cultural knowledge is highlighted in this study, providing a practical, viable, realistic, and sustainable solution to the challenges encountered in this era of globalization.

Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Shinto Teramoto
Kyushu University, Japan

Shinto Teramoto is a Professor of law at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. Prior to joining the university in 2010, he was an attorney specializing in venture capital finance and intellectual property for about 20 years. Currently his research interests focus on the fundamental elucidation of the intellectual property and information law system in the context of social network analysis; identifying the function of media in cultural diversification; the function of intellectual property rights in promoting diffusion of technologies; and medical cloud. His recent publication includes ¡®Trust and Efficiency of Communication: A Social Network Perspective¡¯ in Fenwick, M. et al (Eds.) ¡°Networked Governance, Transnational Business and the Law¡± (2014), and ¡®Protect Network Neutrality against Intellectual Property Rights: A Legal and Social Network Perspective¡¯ in the International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research (2012).

Keynote Speech Title: How can the law promote more diverse allocation of resources?
Abstract: We are quite often troubled by a lack of resources. For example, researchers of academic or research institutions always complain about an limited financial resources. Entrepreneurs also face difficulties in their access to investors. The supply of transportation in urban, as well as local, areas is insufficient. The supply of accommodation cannot meet the quickly increasing demand from visitor.
However, this problematic situation does not necessarily mean that there is a lack of resources from the perspective of society as a whole. As always, there is surplus of resources somewhere in society, although many complain about a lack of resources. For example, several researchers and institutions enjoy a generous budget. A few limited ¡°Unicorns¡± attract a large amount of venture capital investment. Most private cars transport ¡°air¡± but for their drivers. Apparently, our residences are often vacant when we go to work or school, or we go on vacation. Presumably, a lack of a diverse allocation of resources, rather than an insufficient supply of resources, would be the major cause of the problem.
Assuming that there are would-be beneficiaries of and potential demands for a more diverse allocation of resources, governments are expected to initiate and/or promote such an allocation. Lawyers and economists are expected to provide governments with theoretical grounds to show the benefit of a diverse allocation of resources, as well as the legal framework to initiate and/or promote a more diverse allocation of resources.
My attempt here is to assess the possible governmental role in initiating and/or promoting a more diverse allocation of resources by using a very simple social network model. Also, having regard for the emergence of the platform providers of the sharing economy, such as Airbnb and Uber, helping to promote a more diverse allocation of resources, how we can promote productive competition and cooperation between conventional business and sharing economy business is among the issues to be considered by governments. Experiments on a simple network model, as well as empirical knowledge, suggest that there is a substantial probability that the input of resources to persons and entities having a good capability to re-allocatie resources would facilitate a more diverse allocation of resources.