ECGBL Biographies

Below are the ECGBL Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.


Conference and Programme Chairs


Melanie Ciussi

Dr Melanie Ciussi is Professor of Education & ICT at SKEMA Business School, and is also responsible for Innovative Teaching and Learning projects for SKEMA KCenter and UCA (University Cote d’Azur). She is the co-director of disruptive programmes such as Programme ID on social innovations & creativity, as well as INVENT@UCA on entrepreneurship & innovation. Her domain of expertise is in innovation in Education (she won SKEMA prizes in 2015 and 2016), mobile Learning (she won the ARTS prize- The Apple Research & Technology Support programme in 2011), as well as serious games (head project for the French ministry of research for 2 years). Mélanie was previously employed by French Riviera Chamber of Commerce where she was responsible for elearning for 5 years. Before moving into research, she worked for Marks and Spencer for 3 years as Assistant Personnel Manager across Scotland and Belgium.



Dr Sophie Gay Anger is director of the Knowledge Center, which supports innovation in education at SKEMA Business School. She is also deputy director of the Master in Management Program. She earned an MBA and a Ph.D. specializing in Finance from Laval University, Quebec, Canada. Her research interests include operational risk management, entrepreneurial intention as well as the influence of technology and digitization on learning behavior in higher education.



Margarida Romero

Dr Margarida Romero is research director of the Laboratoire d’Innovation et Numérique pour l’Éducation (#fabLINE), a research lab in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). She is a Professor at Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (FR) and an Assistant Professor at the Université Laval (CA). Her research is oriented towards the inclusive, humanistic and creative uses of technologies (co-design, game design and robotics) for the development of creativity, problem solving, collaboration and computational thinking.

Keynote Speakers

Mini-Track Chairs

Workshop Facilitators