Keynote Speakers for ICEEG 2019
Prof. Shaofeng Liu
Plymouth University, UK
Shaofeng Liu is Professor of Operations Management and Decision Making at University of Plymouth, UK. She is the Research Director for the Product and Service Value Chain Group, specializing in digital business, knowledge management, decision making, and value chain innovation. She obtained her PhD degree from Loughborough University, UK. She sits on the Management Board for Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems. She is currently a Senior Editor for Cogent Business and Management, and on Editorial Boards for a number of international journals. She has undertaken a number of influential research projects funded by UK research councils and the European Commission with a total value over €40M. She is currently principal investigator and co-investigator for 4 EU projects (3 of which are funded by Horizon 2020 and one by Erasmus Plus) and 1 project funded by UK research council - Innovate UK. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers.
Speech Title: Decision Support in The Context of Business Digitalisation: A Knowledge-Based, Learning Led and Value-Driven Framework
Abstract: Business world has been changing faster than ever since the last part of 20th century. We have now entered a brand new era of business digitalisation. Benefited from the invention of Internet and Web, e-business has thrived. E-business is the organised effort of individuals and organisations to produce and sell products and services that satisfy consumers’ needs by using digital technologies for a profit. Digital technologies such as Internet of Things have opened up new commercial opportunities in unforeseen pace. For example, we now have a situation where the world’s largest bookseller does not own a single brick-and-mortar bookstore (Amazon), world’s largest telecommunications provider does not own any network infrastructure (Skype), world’s largest hotel business does not own bedrooms (Airbnb), and world’s biggest taxi company does not own cars (Uber). To adapt to this fast evolving and challenging business environment, adaptive business leaders and managers need increasing support from innovative and sustainable approaches for their decision-making. This talk will analyse important characteristics of e-business and key challenges of decision making in the context of business digitalisation, identify decision support requirements from three perspectives: knowledge management, organisational learning and value network. A knowledge-based, learning-led and value-driven decision framework for business digitalisation will be presented.
Prof. Harald Øverby
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Harald Øverby is Professor at NTNU. He received his Msc in Computer Science in 2002, a BSc in Economics in 2003 and a PhD in Information and Communication Technology in 2005, all from NTNU. His academic interests include Digital economics, Optical networking, Performance and dependability modelling, and Network coding. Øverby has been involved in research, teaching, innovation and management since 2002. He was the Head of Department at the Department of Telematics, NTNU, in the period 2013-2016. He has published over 70 papers in international and national journals and conference, and participated in several research projects. Øverby has taught courses and supervised more than 30 master students, primarily in the areas digital economics, business modelling and communication technology.
Speech Title: Standards and Regulations in the Digital Economy
Abstract: The digital economy is one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. It includes the production, trade, and transportation of digital goods and services, as well as online ordering of physical goods—also known as e-commerce. The digital economy is made possible by key technologies such as the Internet and mobile communications. One of the success factors of the digital economy is the Internet as an open platform for conducting business and innovation. A key ingredient in the evolution of the open Internet is standardization. In its early stage, the digital economy was an open marketplace with few market regulations. However, as the digital economy is expanding in size and scope, increased regulation of digital markets is taking place in many parts of the world. This talk builds on research on standardization and regulation efforts in the digital economy. The talk first presents the technological infrastructure underpinning the Internet and its corresponding business landscape, followed by an introduction to the role regulations and, in particular, net neutrality play in innovation and the evolution of digital businesses.
Prof. Alessio Ishizaka
University of Portsmouth, UK
Alessio Ishizaka is Full Professor in Decision Analysis, research lead and Deputy Director of the Centre of Operations Research and Logistics (CORL) at the Portsmouth Business School of the University of Portsmouth. He received his PhD from the University of Basel (Switzerland). He worked successively for the University of Exeter (UK), University of York (UK) and Audencia Grande Ecole de Management Nantes (France). He has been visiting professor at the Università del Sannio, Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Trento, INSA Strasbourg, Université de Lorraine, Universität Mannheim, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Università degli Studi di Torino, Università degli Studi della Tuscia and Università degli Studi di Padova. His research is in the area of decision analysis, where he has published more than 50 papers. He is regularly involved in large European funded projects. He has been the chair, co-organiser and guest speaker of several conferences on this topic. Alongside his academic activities, he acts as a consultant for companies in helping them to take better decisions. He has written the key textbook Multicriteria Decision Analysis: methods and software.
Prof. Jiří Strouhal
Škoda Auto University Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Jiří Strouhal is full professor at the Departmet of Finance and Accounting at Škoda Auto University Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. He gained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Economics Prague in 2005, associate professorship (habilitation) in 2012 and full professorship being named by President of the Czech Republic in 2016. He also acts as professional advisor in the field of accounting and corporate finance and since 2011 he is a President of Association of Czech Professional Accountants. His research interests cover: international accounting, financial statements analysis and corporate finance.
Speech Title: Valuation in Accounting: True and Fair (or far) View?
Abstract: International Financial Reporting Standards claim themselves to be developed as an understandable, enforceable and high quality legislature requiring high quality, transparent and comparable information in financial statements and other financial reporting to help participants in the various capital markets of the world and other users of the information to make proper economic decisions. From this perspective there are discussable at least two terms from this definition - transparent and comparable. Transparency might be widely discussed from the perspective of fair value measurement (mark-to-market accounting) - here could be seen a problem of low transparent or illiquid markets and adoption of level 3 fair value disclosures (best management's assumption about fair value of an asset or liability). Second problem is a comparability of presented data in terms of alternative accounting models (tangibles/intangibles, investment properties). Finally there would be presented a hot topic of 2019 - low quality reporting of operating leases where both lessor as well as lessee are presented a very same asset within their financial statements - this double-accounting really doesn't bring a high quality and transparent reporting for proper economic decisions.