Prof. Juha Kettunen
Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Dr. Juha Kettunen is the Chancellor of the Turku University of Applied Sciences, after serving 14 years as University Rector. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. He was previously the Director of the Vantaa Institute for Continuing Education of the University of Helsinki and Director of the Advanced Management Education Centre of the University of Jyväskylä. He holds a PhD (Econometrics) from the University of Bristol in the UK, a DSc (Economics and Business Administration) from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and a DSc (Technology) from the University of Oulu in Finland.
Prof. Reima Suomi
University of Turku, Finland
Reima Suomi is a professor of Information Systems Science at University of Turku, and a part-time professor at Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, as well as a guest professor in Wuhan University of Business and Technology. He has been a professor at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland since 1994. He is a docent for the universities of Turku and Oulu, Finland. Years 1992-93 he spent as a “Vollamtlicher Dozent” in the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he led a research project on business process re-engineering. Winter semester 2013-2014 he was a visiting professor at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and at spring 2013 a visiting researcher at University of Münster, Germany. Currently he concentrates on topics around management of networked activities, including issues such as management of telecommunication networks, electronic and mobile services, virtual organizations, telework and competitive advantage through telecommunication-based information systems. Different governance structures applied to the management of IS and are enabled by IS belong too to his research agenda, as well as application of information systems in health care. Reima Suomi has together over 500 publications, and has published in journals such as Communications of the Association for Information Systems, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, Information & Management, Information Services & Use, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Behaviour & Information Technology, Journal of Management History, Orthopaedic Nursing and Information Resources Management Journal. He has edited books for several publishers including Springer and Routledge. For the academic year 2001-2002 he was a senior researcher “varttunut tutkija” for the Academy of Finland, and the year 2013 he was on a sabbatical made possible by the Finnish professor grant system (Professoripooli). He is the founder of the conference series Well-being in the Information Society (WIS), active since 2006.
Prof. Ewa Ziemba
University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Dr. Ewa Ziemba completed her Ph.D. and Post Ph.D. in management, with a major focus on management information systems (University of Economics in Katowice). Her current research is in information systems and technologies for business and public administration transformation. She has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers and 18 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 awards. She has received 16 awards of excellence from the Rector of the University of Economics in Katowice. She has been awarded The Silver Cross of Merit and The Gold Medal „For Long Service” from the President of Poland, The Medal of the National Education Commission from the Ministry of National Education in Poland, and The Award of Fellow & Distinguished Scholar and Excellence in Research & Scholarship Award and The Excellence in Research & Scholarship Award from the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management. She has received five awards for the best papers at the international conferences. She has been awarded grants founded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Center of Poland. Ewa Ziemba serves on the editorial and editorial review board for several international journals. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Economic and Management. Ewa Ziemba is the Vice President for Research Collaborations of the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management.
Prof. Elżbieta Szymańska
Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Professor of Bialystok University of Technology, Manager of the Tourism Economy Chair and businesswoman - the partner in association The Recreation Resort “The Sailor” at the Mazury Lakes, Poland. She is also an Adjunct Professor of the Lazarski University in Warsaw. Participant of 14 research projects and Manager of some of them. Expert in Foresight Poland 2020 and Member of Polish Economy Association and Senator of Bialystok University of Technology (cadence 2016-2020). The Author of about 100 publications, including 5 books). She is a member of some organizations, including the Polish Economists Association. The major fields of her study are as follows: theory of innovations, service sector innovativeness, tourism economics, sustainable tourism, development of non-governmental organizations.
Prof. Harri Ketamo
Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Adjunct Professor Harri Ketamo, Ph.D., is an independent researcher and start-up entrepreneur. Currently he is founder of HeadAI ltd (AI/robotics) and adjunct professor at Tampere University of Technology. Ketamo has published 86 international peer-reviewed research articles and had more than 200 presentations in international forums. Previously he has been e.g. Academy of Finland -granted post-doc researcher, founder of gameMiner (game AI/data mining), director of education at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and founder of SkillPixels ltd (games based learning). Ketamo's research interests are related to artificial intelligence, learning sciences and semantic computing. He has received several international awards and nominations related to his R&D work, including e.g. European Innovative Games Award 2009 (with gameMiner), BETT Awards 2014 (with SkillPixels) and the Eisenhower Fellowship 2017.