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ECIIC Biographies

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

Conference and Programme Chairs

Conference and Programme Chairs

Geert Strobbe (1968) has been the unit manager for the business-related programs at Thomas More University College in Mechelen for the past 3 years. His background is mostly in finance, working at private companies in auditing and accounting. He has also founded his own independent businesses as accountant & tax consultant. In 2000 he started working at Thomas More, combining a teaching role with his role as head of financial services for the business department, before taking up his current role. Geert is a kind-hearted man, who enjoys giving back by doing charity work in the Cape Verde Islands.

Ludo Pyis started his career in 1977 as a Management Trainer for General Motors, and as Sales and Management Trainer for Dip Adviesbureau.  In 1983, he joined Hewlett Packard as European Quality Manager.  In 1988 he became President of Atlas Consult, a management consulting group active in W-Europe, Bulgaria, US.  In 1992 he founded AREOPA, a management consulting group specialized in Change Management, Intellectual Capital Calculation and Learning & Knowledge Management.  AREOPA is active in EMEA and AAA.

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Mini Track Chairs

Mini Track Chairs

Harlow

Dr. Harlow is Professor of Management at Wingate University’s Porter Byrum School of Business. His current research interests include developing measures of intellectual capital and tacit knowledge as well as Big Data and artificial intelligence. He has published over 30 academic papers and cases related to innovation and knowledge management. He has a continuing interest in practical operational focused research that managers can use to make innovative management changes. His background includes over 20 years working in management as a director, vice president and CEO at wireless technology companies (IBM, Qualcomm, Novatel Wireless) on the West Coast of the United States.

Philippe Leliaert

Philippe Leliaert is an independent Consultant, Trainer, and Coach in projects that focus on Business Performance Improvement, Organisational Excellence, and the Management of Knowledge and Intellectual Capital. In these areas he partners with Knowliah (Belgium), the Sinclair Group (USA), and True Value Innovators (Belgium). Philippe is a faculty member at United International Business Schools (Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam), at Maastricht School of Management and at Vesalius College Brussels; he is also visiting lecturer at several other Business Schools in South America, Europe and South East Asia.

Rondeau

Kent Rondeau is an associate professor in the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.  He was previously a faculty member in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.  He is interested in the role of human resource management practices, organizational strategy and workplace culture on the formation and flow of human, social, and intellectual capital and their relationship to organizational performance and employee turnover.  He presently teaches an undergraduate course in the design and implementation of human capital metrics for HR professionals and business students.

Vale

Dr José Vale is a professor at the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, where he teaches several courses related to management accounting. He holds a PhD in management specializing in accounting and management control, and an MSc in administration and management. Also, he holds an MBA in commercial operations’ management. He is a member of the Porto Polytechnic’s Centre for Organisational and Social Studies, and a member of the Portuguese Centre of Studies of the Population, Economy and Society. His research interests are focused in the areas of intellectual capital (namely its application in intra-organizational networks), knowledge management and accounting.

 

Workshop Facilitators

Workshop Facilitators