Below are the ECKM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Conference and Programme Chairs
Dr José M. Viedma is a Doctor of Industrial Engineering, a graduate in Economics and Professor of Strategic Management of Intangibles at UPC Polytechnic University of Catalonia and UPC School of Professional & Executive Development in Barcelona, Spain. He has held top executive positions in computer services and management consultancy firms. He is president and founding partner of the “Intellectual Capital Management System” and founding partner of M&A Fusiones y Adquisiciones. He is also founding member of “The new club of Paris”, CISC (Comunidad Iberoamericana de Sistemas de Conocimiento) and IAKM (International Association for Knowledge Management). Jose teaches and researches on the subject of knowledge management and intellectual capital management at the micro level and knowledge economy and knowledge based development at the macro level. He is an advisory board member for a number of journals. His current field of interest is focused on the strategic management of knowledge, intellectual capital and intangible assets practical research.
Dr Frederic Marimon, PhD in Business Administration is full professor at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) in business administration. He has been vice-rector of research at UIC and vice-dean of the Economics Faculty at UIC. He is Industrial Engineering by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and Master in Business and Administration by IESE Business School in Barcelona. His research interests are on Operations Management, particularly in quality, e-quality measurement and service management. He has published several articles in international academic journals, most of them analyzing Quality Management Standards (QMS) and also some papers that analyze the diffusion phenomenon of management standards (i.e. ISO 9000, ISO 14000, etc.). He is co-founder of the International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management (ICQEM). He has participated in international and national projects, mainly addressing research on quality in services provided online. He has been involved in some consultancy projects, most of them related with the implementation of quality systems.
Dr Marta Mas-Machuca has a PhD in Business Administration from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Navarra (UN) in Spain. She is vice dean in the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) and the coordinator of the Master in Entrepreneurship, Private Equity and Venture Capital. She has been accredited as a tenure-track lecturer by the Quality Catalan Agency of the University System (AQU). Her research interests are in the areas of knowledge management, mission statement and strategy, quality in higher education institutions, and entrepreneurship. She has participated in international competitive projects such as Cross-Organizational Assessment and Development of Intellectual Capital (7th Framework Programme) and The Mike Project - New curriculum to train experts and others in the analysis, reporting and management of intangibles (European Comission, Asia-Link Programme).
Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent holds a PhD and MSc. in Industrial Engineer and Engineering Management from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). She is an associate professor at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) and the director of the Master in Business Administration and Production Systems. She is also a part-time professor at UPC. She has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Haas School of Business (University of California Berkeley) and a Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Education (University College London). Her research interests are in the areas of knowledge and technology transfer, university-business cooperation, entrepreneurship and business innovation. She is the associate editor of the Journal of Innovation and Knowledge and collaborates as a member of the editorial board in the Journal of Business Research, Management Decision and Intangible Capital. She has participated in international competitive projects such as Cross-Organizational Assessment and Development of Intellectual Capital (7th Framework Programme) and European Drivers for a Regional Innovation Platform (Lifelong learning project).
Ramon Bastida Vialcanet holds a PhD in Business Administration and a Master in Accounting and Financial Management. He is a full-time professor at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) and part-time professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. His research interests are in the areas of financial and management accounting, social economy, cooperatives and nonprofit organizations. He has been invited, as a visiting scholar, at the Centre International de Recherches et d’Information sur l’Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative (CIRIEC-Université de Liège). He has been the director of the Catalan Accounting and Management Congress organized by the Catalan Accounting and Management Association (ACCID) during six editions. He is member of the scientific commitee of CIRIEC Spain and member of ASEPUC.
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.
Prof Eric Tsui is Professor and Associate Director (Business Development) of the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He joined the 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.
David Gurteen is a well-known writer, thinker, public speaker and facilitator on Conversational Leadership – a conversational approach to the way that we live and work. 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 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 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 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, 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, 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 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. Ali Hessami 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 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).