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

Dr. G. Scott Erickson is Charles A. Dana Professor and Chair 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.  His latest book, New Methods in Marketing Research and Analysis was published by Edward Elgar, much of it written as he served as Fulbright—National Science Foundation Arctic Scholar at Akureyri University, Iceland.

Dr. Helen N. Rothberg is Professor of Strategy in the School of Management at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.  She holds a PhD and MPhil from City University Graduate Center, and an MBA from Baruch College, CUNY.  She is on the faculty of the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence and is principal of HNR Associates. She has published extensively on topics including competitive intelligence and knowledge management.  Helen’s latest book, The Perfect Mix: Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender was published by Simon & Schuster.

Dr. Alexander Serenko is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and a Full Professor of Management Information Systems & Strategy in the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University, Canada. Dr. Serenko holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from McMaster University. His research interests pertain to scientometrics, knowledge management, and implicit processes. Alexander has published more than 80 articles in refereed journals, including MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Knowledge Management. He has also won six Best Paper awards at Canadian and international conferences. In 2015, Dr. Serenko received the Distinguished Researcher Award which is the highest honor conferred by Lakehead University for research and scholarly activity. In 2018, he was ranked one of the most productive and influential academics in the knowledge management discipline.

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.

Dr Konstantinos Kalemis is an Instructor at the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government and assigned as a Refugee Education Coordinator in the Independent Dept. for the Coordination and Monitoring of the Refugee Education of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. Instructor at Council of Europe. Member of IAFeS and at the New Club of Paris, took place in the Mutual Learning Workshops (MLW) organized in Romania in the period October 2012 – May 2013 which have been developed in the frame of the Project "Quality Assurance in Higher Education through Habilitation and Auditing" initiated by the Executive Agency for Higher Education and Research Funding of Romania.

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.