Keynote Speakers
ICIM2018 Keynote Speakers 


Prof. Alan Eardley

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

Biography: Professor W. Alan Eardley was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England in 1949. Through part-time study as a mature student, he obtained a B.A. in Business Studies with first class honours in 1984 and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Aston University in the U.K. in 1989. His PhD, in Strategic Information Systems from Southampton University in the U.K., supervised by Professor David Avison, was awarded in 2001. Alan is Professor of Enterprise Computing in the School of Computing at Staffordshire University in the U.K. and is an Adjunct Professor at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation in Kuala Lumpur. Professor Eardley researches, publishes and supervises PhD students in knowledge management and IT strategy and teaches research methods. He is a long-standing Member of the British Computer Society and is a Chartered IT professional.


Prof. Shuliang Li

PhD, Life Fellow of the British Computer Society,
Reader in Business Information Management & Systems Westminster Business School,
University of Westminster, United Kingdom
(Also Sichuan 100-Talent Scheme Visiting Professor at Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

Biography: Prof. Dr Shuliang Li is a Reader in Business Information Management at Westminster Business School, University of Westminster. He acted as BIM&O departmental Research Leader from January 2010 to July 2013. Prof. Li is also Sichuan 100-Talent Scheme Visiting Professor in China for research collaboration purposes. He is a life Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS).
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Title of speech: Quantum strategies, quantum games, agent-based simulation, big data, and intelligent systems for business and management 


Prof. Joanne Roberts

Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Biography: Professor Joanne Roberts is Director of Research and Professor in Arts and Cultural Management at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, where she is also Director of the Winchester Luxury Research Group. Joanne gained her PhD at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University, UK, and she has held academic posts at the Universities of Durham, Newcastle, and Northumbria, UK. Her areas of expertise include, creativity and innovation, luxury, knowledge management and international business. Joanne has written extensively in the fields of business and management. She has published widely in leading international academic journals including Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Learning, and Research Policy. She is author of Multinational Business Services Firms (Ashgate, 1998) and co-editor of: Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy, with A. Andersen, J. Howells, R. Hull and I. Miles (Edward Elgar, 2000); Living with Cyberspace, with J. Armitage (Continuum, 2002); and, Community, Economic Creativity and Organization, with A. Amin (Oxford University Press, 2008). Her most recent sole authored book is A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Knowledge Management (Sage Publications, 2015). Additionally, she is the co-editor, with J. Armitage, of Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and the co-editor, with J. Armitage, of The Spirit of Luxury, a special issue of the journal Cultural Politics (Duke University Press, 2016). Joanne is an editor of the academic journal Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation (Taylor & Francis), and, an editorial board member of several journals including: Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption (Taylor & Francis), and critical perspectives on international business (Emerald).



Plenary Speaker
Prof. Ezendu Ariwa

Associate Vice Chair, BCS Health & Care Executive
BCS, Committee member for Green IT Specialist Group
University of Bedfordshire, UK

Biography: Professor Ezendu Ariwa is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (SMIEE). He holds the position of Director of Planning for International Outreach, at IAMTECH University, Sierra Leone, and Director of Studies (PhD Supervision) at the London School of Commerce (Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK). In addition, he holds the position of Visiting Professor, Gulf University, Bahrain, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Kano State Polytechnics, Nigeria as well as Visiting Professor in Management Sciences and Computer Science at the Karakurum International University, Pakistan; Visiting Affiliate of the Green IT Observatory, RIMT University, Australia and Visiting Affiliate of ICT University, USA. Professor Ezendu Ariwa is also a Visiting Professor, Engineering Sustainability & ICT at Anadolu University, Turkey as well as the Director and Adjunct Professor, Agriculture Mechanization Centre (AMC) at Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Nigeria He has a good research profile and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS), Journal of E-Technology, and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of E-Politics and the Associate Editor of International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST). He is a member of Policy Co-ordination Committee of the International Research Foundation for Development (A Corporation of NGO in special Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations). His research interest includes: Green Technology and Engineering Management Sustainability, Strategic Systems and Knowledge Management, ICT for Development, Knowledge Transfer in Developing Economy; Open Learning and Social Enterprise, Green Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, Green Technology Sustainability in Aviation and Maritime.


Georgina Cosma

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Biography: Dr Cosma is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. She received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, in 2008, and prior to that she received a First Class Honours BSc degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, UK, in 2003. Dr Cosma is a member of the IEEE Computer Society with Computational Intelligence, and Big Data Community membership. Her research interests strongly reside in data science, computational intelligence, machine learning and deep learning algorithms. Georgina is particularly interested in biomedical applications and predictive modelling.


Tero Karvinen

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Biography: Mr. Tero Karvinen is author and teacher. He has co-authored five books on rapid prototyping, including Amazon category best sellers "Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets" and "Make: Sensors". His books have been translated to more than ten languages, including Chinese. He teaches Linux, configuration management and embedded systems in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. He previously worked as a CEO of a small advertisement agency. Tero is currently doing research on the survivability of configuration management tools in unreliable and hostile networks.




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