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ICGR Biographies

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

Conference and Programme Chairs

Azevedo

Ana Azevedo is an associate professor in the Information Systems Department, ISCAP/ Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, University of Minho, Portugal. She published several articles in journals, conferences, and book chapters, as well as edited books. She is associate editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI). She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST), of the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR), and of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL). She also serves as a regular reviewer for several journals and conferences. Her primary areas of research interests are Decision Support Systems, Data mining, and Business Intelligence. Her research interests also include e‑assessment and gender issues in information systems research.

Azevedo

Anabela Mesquita is Professor at Porto Business and School / Polytechnic of Porto. Vice Dean of the school. President of the SPACE European network. Member of the Algoritmi Research Centre (Minho University). She has been (and is) involved in many European and National research projects both as a researcher and as a coordinator. She has published numerous papers in various international journals and conference proceedings. She is a member of the Programme Committee and Scientific Committee of several national and International conferences, in most cases also as a referee. She serves as Member of the Editorial Board and referee for IGI Global. She also serves as Associate Editor of the Information Resources Management Journal and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction. She has also been evaluator and reviewer for European Commission projects.

Keynote Speakers

Azevedo

Isabel Ramos is Associate Professor (PhD, Habilitation) at the Department of Information Systems of the University of Minho in Portugal. She has a PhD in Information Technologies and Systems, specialization in Information Systems Engineering and Management, since 2001. Isabel Ramos is Director of the Doctoral Programme in Information Systems and Technologies and President of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems.  Isabel Ramos is President of the Portuguese Chapter of the Association for Information Systems and the Secretary of the Technical Committee 8 (Information Systems) of IFIP – International Federation for Information Systems, as well as the Portuguese representative.  She is member of the AIS Communications Committee and the AIS LEO award Committee. She was awarded the IFIP Outstanding Service Award and IFIP Silver Core Award.

Azevedo

Paola Paoloni, is Full Professor at the “Niccolò Cusano” University, Faculty of Economy, in Rome. She teaches Business Economics and Pubblic management. Her main research interests include general management, financial reporting, female entrepreneurship and intellectual-based management. She is author and co-author of several articles and books on above mentioned research areas.She is member of SIDREA (Societa Italiana Di Ragioneria E Di Economia Aziendale) and member of Scientific Committee of SIDREA International Workshop (SIW) on Intellectual capital.

Azevedo

Dr Bruce I. Newman is Professor of Marketing and Wicklander Fellow in Business Ethics in the Department of Marketing, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, USA, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Political Marketing, now in its 16th year.  He has published several articles and 15 books, with his most recent, The Marketing Revolution in Politics: What Recent U.S. Presidential Elections Can Teach Us About Effective Marketing (2016) and Brand (2017-forthcoming/co-authored). In 1993 Dr. Newman received the Ehrenring (Ring of Honor) from the Austrian Advertising Research Association in Vienna.  Bruce is Principal of Newman & Associates LLC, a consulting firm specializing in research, communication and strategy, and in 1995-1996 was advisor to the Clinton White House on communication strategy.

 

Mini-Track Chairs

Barrett

Dr. Bob Barrett is a full professor for the School of Business at the American Public University in Charles Town, West Virginia, USA.  He lectures both nationally and internationally on the topics of Intellectual Capital, Human Capital, Knowledge Management, HRD Forensics, Human Resource Management, Disabilities in the Workplace, e-Portfolios, and e-Learning. 

Azevedo

Dr. Serene Dalati is a senior lecturer at the faculty of Business administration at the Arab International University, Syria. Serene has obtained a PhD in Leadership, Organizational Culture and Job satisfaction in 2008 which was preceded by British Chevening scholarship to study for an MBA in Banking and Finance from University of Wales, Bangor in 2002. Serene teaches for areas in organizational Behaviour, Leadership, Culture and Job satisfaction. Serene has also established experience in Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education and developed  a project application with acronym FREE which has a scope of Female Resilience and Empowerment in Higher Education in the South Mediterranean Region

Azevedo

Francesca Maria Cesaroni is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. She is the Director of the Research Centre on Entrepreneurship and Small-medium firms – University of Urbino. She is also a member of the scientific board of Ipazia, the Italian Scientific Observatory on the Gender Issues. Her main research interests include entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs, small business, family businesses and corporate financial communication.

Azevedo

Annalisa Sentuti, PhD, is Research Fellow in Business Administration. She teaches Business Administration and Accounting at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo (Italy). Sentuti is a member of the scientific board of Ipazia, the Italian Scientific Observatory on the Gender Issues. Her primary research interests include gender in management and organisation, family businesses, women entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses.

Azevedo

Elisabeth T. Pereira is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and a Researcher at the Research Unit on Competitiveness, Governance and Public Policy (GOVCOPP), University of Aveiro, and member of research teams in Brazilian universities in the fields of Innovation and Competitiveness. She holds a PhD and a MSc in the fields of Economics and Business Management. She is author and co-author of several dozen articles in reference indexed journals, books and book chapters, and communications in national and international conferences.

Workshop Facilitators

Azevedo

Jose Manuel Azevedo is a lecturer in the Mathematics Department, ISCAP/ Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal, since 1998. In 1990 he obtained the graduation in Educational Mathematics at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. He have MSc in Mathematics and PhD in Mathematics (Education). He teaches subjects such as: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Algebra. His research interests are Mathematics Education, E-assessment, Financial Mathematics, Financial Time Series, Data Mining, Analytics and e-learning.