ICICKM Biographies

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

Conference and Programme Chairs

Professor Wensley teaches at the Management Department at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His work focuses on the development and implementation of major enterprise systems. Recently Professor Wensley has been actively involved in research aimed at understanding the design and implementation of information systems for healthcare and the utilization of new technologies in a variety of industries. He is the Executive Editor of the Wiley journal Knowledge and Process Management and serves on 10 other academic journal Editorial Boards. He has published many research papers, articles and chapters in various academic/professional journals and books.  

Prof. Evans has a Master’s degree in Information Systems Architecture and Design and a PhD in Knowledge Management. He is also the co-founder of the Knowah Research Lab on human knowledge sharing.  His research focuses on organizational information and knowledge management, with a specific interest in knowledge continuity management (succession planning), knowledge sharing (affective, cognitive, social, and technological factors), trust, and tacit knowledge. Max teaches courses in management, information architecture, and community management (knowledge networks). Recently, he has also codeveloped a program focused on teaching professional skills to high school students.

Prof. Frissen has a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology and a PhD in Experimental Psychology. He is the co-founder of the Knowah Research Lab on human knowledge sharing. With Knowah his ambition is to build interdisciplinary bridges between the cognitive sciences and KM research. His research has focused on auditory, haptic, and multisensory cognition, which he now applies to understanding tacit and explicit knowledge sharing.  One of his current research interests focuses on the nature of tacit knowledge, how it is acquired, and how it can be shared. Ilja teaches the School’s main research methods course and has developed a course exploring the human psychology of interacting with information,knowledge, and technology.

Keynote Speakers

Mini Track Chairs

Yasha Afshar Jalili has been a member of the ICICKM committee since 2017. He has authored about 20 peer-reviewed international publications and journals in organizational psychology as well as knowledge management field. He authors a prize winning book, entitled “become a knowledge worker”, which is written in Persian language in 2015. He has provided consultancy services to over 100 companies including public and private organizations, in different industries. Yasha won the “certificate of merits” due to his consultancy experiences in initiating KM in Knowledge Management Excellence Award 2019.

Elena Rogova holds the position of Dean of the Institute of Economic and Finance and the head of Finance department of St. Petersburg campus of National Research University Higher School of Economics. She got her Doctor degree from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 2006. Her research interests lay in the sphere of financial management of innovation-based companies, venture capital and innovation management.

Elena Tkachenk is a doctor of Economics, and professor of the Department of the Economy and management of Enterprise and Industrial complexes (St. Petersburg State University of Economics). She got her Doctor degree from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 2007.  She holds the position of Head of the Master programme in Financial Management.  Her research interests are in the sphere of innovations, investments, management of intellectual capital, Industrial development, finance and regional development.