Below are the ECKM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Conference and Programme Chairs
Ewa Ziemba is an associate professor at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. Her research interests lay in management, with a major focus information systems and technologies for business and public administration transformation. Her current research is in customer knowledge management and prosumption. She has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and 15 books. She played an instrumental role in prestigious international research projects. In recognition of her outstanding research and teaching, Ewa Ziemba has been the recipient of numerous International and Polish awards.
Professor and Associate Director (Business Development)
Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof Tsui joined Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 1989 after years of academic research in automated knowledge acquisition, natural language processing, case-based reasoning and knowledge engineering tools. He has designed and delivered numerous public and custom-designed knowledge management and technologies workshops. His research strengths include cloud-based business innovation and knowledge services. He has also consulted for many government departments and private organizations in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei. Professor Tsui is an honorary advisor of KM to the Police College, Hong Kong Police Force. He is a recipient of the KM Leadership Award and KM and Intellectual Capital Excellence Award in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
He is best known as the creator of the Gurteen Knowledge Café – a conversational process to bring a group of people together to learn from each other and make better sense of a rapidly changing, complex world. Over the last 15 years, he has run many Knowledge Cafés and Knowledge Café workshops around the world.
He is also the founder of the Gurteen Knowledge Community – a global network of over 23,000 people in 160 countries.
Constantin Bratianu is professor of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management, UNESCO Department for Business Administration, and Director of the Research Center for Intellectual Capital, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He is founding editor of the international journals Management & Marketing, and Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy. He is Associate Editor of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. His academic interests are: knowledge dynamics, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and strategic management.
Dr. Aino Kianto
Dr. Aino Kianto holds a full professorship in Knowledge Management in the School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. She also is the academic director for the Master Programme in Knowledge Management and Leadership. Her teaching and research focus on knowledge management, intellectual capital, creativity, innovation and organizational renewal. She has authored and co-authored more than 100 academic articles, papers, books and book chapters related with these topics. She has been called one of the most prominent academic figures in the field of intellectual capital and has received several awards for research excellence.
Dr Sandra Moffett
Dr Sandra Moffett is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science with the University of Ulster’s School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, Magee Campus. She is a core member of the Ulster Business School Research Institute. Her expertise on Knowledge Management contributes to her being one of the UK leading authors in this field. She has received a number of research awards and citations for her work. External funding has enabled Dr Moffett to undertake extensive quantitative/qualitative research to benchmark KM implementation within UK companies.
Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Arduin
Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Arduin is associate professor at Paris-Dauphine University. He studied Psychology, Computer Science and Management, and now focuses on Knowledge Management, linking knowledge with individual interpretation processes. Director of the Master's Degree Extended Enterprises' Information Systems: Audit and Advisory, he works as KM and IT consultant within several large companies. Recently, his research has shown that information and knowledge questions are switching to security questions within organizations. Individuals become considered as entry points able to be attacked through manipulation techniques, as well as computers and digital artifacts are through hacking techniques.
Dr Maurizio Massaro
Dr Maurizio Massaro, Ph.D., is aggregate professor at Udine University since 2008, having worked as teacher at Udine University since 2001. He was visiting scholar at the FGCU, Florida, USA, in 2010 and Leicester, UK, 2013. His academic interests are primarily in the field of business performance measureme nt, intellectual capital, knowledge management and entrepreneurship.
Prof Andrea Garlatti
Prof Andrea Garlatti, PhD, is a full Professor of Public Management at Udine University. He is also Director of Udine University Interdepartmental Center for Research on Welfare and Coordinator of the Accounting and Management Control section within the Department of Economics and Statistics. Andrea has wide research and teaching experience in the fields of public management and welfare.
Prof John Dumay
Prof John Dumay is Associate Professor in Accounting at Macquarie University, Sydney. Originally a consultant he joined academia after completing his PhD in 2008. John’s research specialties are intellectual capital, knowledge management, non-financial reporting, management control, research methodologies and academic writing. John has published over 30 peer reviewed articles in leading academic journals. He is also on the Editorial Board of a number of leading journals, he is the Australasian Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital and the Editor of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management.
Scott Erickson, PhD is Professor of Marketing in the School of Business at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY where he has also served as Department Chair and Interim Associate Dean. He holds a PhD from Lehigh University, Masters degrees from Thunderbird and SMU, and a BA from Haverford College. He has published widely on big data, intellectual capital, and business analytics. He is spending the 2016/2017 academic year studying knowledge networks related to sustainability as a Fulbright—National Science Foundation Arctic Scholar at Akureyri University, Iceland.
Prof. A G Hessami
Ali is the Director of R&D and Innovation at Vega Systems, UK. He is an expert in the systems assurance and safety, security, sustainability and KM methodologies and has a background in design and development of advanced control systems for business. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, as well as a member of various engineering standardisation committees.
Prof. Dr. Robert Andrei Buchmann
Robert is an Associate Professor position at Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania, where he teaches and researches topics on KM Systems based on Enterprise Modelling methods and semantic technologies. He received his doctoral degree in 2005 from the same university, and developed his current expertise during a 3-years post-doctoral research stay at University of Vienna where he contributed to several international research projects.
Florinda Matos - has a PhD in Social Sciences, Organizational Behaviour Studies from the Technical University of Lisbon. She has a Master's Degree in Business Sciences from ISCTE - IUL Business School. She teaches several disciplines for graduate and post-graduate courses and she is a partner and a business consultant for PMEConsult. She is ICAA - Intellectual Capital Accreditation Association’s president. She leads the ICLab – Research Center in Intellectual Capital and she is a member of the DINÂMIA’CET – IUL. Her main research interests are: Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital, Measuring of Intangibles, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Competitive Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Fábio Ferreira Batista (Ph.D. and CKM), is professor at Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil, and author of the books “KM Framework for Brazilian Public Organizations” and “International Experiences on KM Implementation in the Public Sector”. He has assisted many Brazilian public organizations in KM implementation and he was one of the winners of the Second Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards – 2016 with the history case of the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency.
Ettore Bolisani is Associate Professor at the University of Padua. He was Research Associate at Manchester University, visiting scholar at Coventry University, visiting lecturer at Kaunas Technological University. He has authored papers on communities of practice, knowledge protection, KIBS, knowledge measurement. He was Chair of ECKM 2009. He is first president of the International Association for Knowledge Management.
Alexeis Garcia-Perez is an expert in knowledge and information risk management. His original background in computer science was complemented by a PhD in knowledge management from Cranfield University and a Diploma in Management. In his collaborations with industry and academia Alexeis focuses on the wider challenges of data, information and knowledge management in organisations and society.
Rongbin W.B. Lee is the Chair Professor of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Director of the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently the chief editor of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems (Emerald) and the International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IGI Publishing).
Ludmila Mládková works as an associate professor at the University of Economics Prague, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Management. She specializes in knowledge management, management of knowledge workers and managerial leadership. Her activities involve lecturing, writing and work with Ph.D. students.
Haley W.C. Tsang, graduated with a double degree – BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering and BBA (Hons) with a major in Marketing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She previously worked in a global financial services company providing risk management and portfolio optimization solutions for major investment houses.
Malgorzata Zieba is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics at Gdansk University of Technology. Her research areas concern knowledge and innovation management in small and medium sized companies, mainly from the knowledge‐intensive business services (KIBS) sector.