Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speech 1: Shanlin Yang, “Manufacturing revolution under the environment of Internet data”


Bio of Speaker:

Dr. Shanlin Yang is professor of MIS, School of Management atShanlin Yang Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the former Vice Chancellor of HFUT. He is the chief doctoral student supervisor in country-level discipline of management science and engineering, director of postdoctoral scientific research, director of Anhui Province Information Processing and Information System Engineering Research Center, the National Hundreds Returned Excellent Staff, National Famous Teachers. He has presided over many scientific research projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and won awards such as China National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, Anhui Provincial Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, Anhui Provincial Prize for Progress in Science and Technology. His publications have appeared in International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Software, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Chinese Journal of Computers and so on. Major research covers information management, decision support systems, supply chain management, management science, computer simulation and control system.


Keynote Speech 2: Patrick Y.K. Chau, “Big Data Research – Old Wine in a New Bottle?”


We, in the past few years, see the growing flow, or even inundation, of articles and reports in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, McKinsey Global Survey/Report, Boston Consulting Group, IBM Research Reports, etc., discussing the promises, opportunities and challenges of big data and/or business analytics for productivity, value creation, innovation, and business transformation. The attention generated from these and many other publications on the same topic to senior management of business organizations all over the world is no doubt phenomenal.  This gives a very clear signal to us, as researchers in business and management, regardless of what disciplines, that this is an area we should pay attention to. This talk aims to provide an overview of what big data is, why it is so important, and we may do from a research perspective including the potential opportunities of conducting research in this big data/business analytics area. Last and perhaps more importantly, I would like to pose a question to the audience on “is big data research a genuine new research area or just old wine in a new bottle?”

Bio of Speaker:

Dr. Patrick Y.K. Chau is Director of the School of Business and PadmaProf Patrick Chau_HKU_3107 and Hari Harilela Professor in Strategic Information Systems at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong. He conducts research in areas including management of information systems, e-commerce, knowledge management and IT outsourcing and has over 80 journal publications in these areas with many of them appeared in leading information systems journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, JAIS, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and others. His work has over 10,500 citation counts with the top article with more than 1,350 citations on Google Scholar. He was ranked No. 8 worldwide in terms of research publication productivity in major IS/IT journals (CAIS, April 2005).

He has been on the editorial boards of many journals including MIS Quarterly, JAIS, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, etc. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Information and Management and was the Co-Editor of Electronic Commerce Research & Applications and Database in 2007-2011. He has also been very active in the IS academic community. He was Vice-President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) (2006-2008), President of the Chinese AIS (2005-2007), Founding President of the Hong Kong AIS (2006), and was elected as President of the Information Systems Academic Heads International (2014-2015). He has been more than ten times as track co-chair/associate editor/program committee member of ICIS/ECIS and has been five times as conference/program/doctoral consortium co-chair of PACIS.

He was appointed as Chang-Jiang Scholar (Chair Professor) by the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. In 2013, he received the AIS Fellow Award. He was also appointed as Qiushi Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, China in September 2014.