Plenary Speakers




Harald Øverby (born 1979) is a Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2002, a B.Sc. in Economics in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology in 2005. Øverby has also studied law at the University of Oslo in Norway. His interests are in the areas of: Digital Economics, Business Models, Internet Law, Regulations and Governance, and Internet Architectures. He has published over 80 papers in international and national journals and conference, and participated in several research projects.


Dr. Angela Lee Siew Hoong is an Associate Professor and Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Information Systems (Data Analytics) in the School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University. She holds the degrees of BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology, Master of Science in E-Commerce, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, and a Ph.D. in Computing. She also completed the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Business Analytics Specialization course and has gained data knowledge and analytics mindset to describe, predict, and inform business decisions using big data in the areas of IT, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and Operations. She serves in editorial and reviewer board for several international journals such as the Journal of IT in Industry, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Journal of Information and Management and etc. She also involves in several committees and membership such as IEEE special group Big Data Technical Committee, member of the Association of Information Systems and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK, representing Malaysia in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and was one of the founding members of SAS user group Malaysia. Her current research interests include sentiment analysis and opinion mining, data mining, technology adoption, cybersecurity and organizational knowledge sharing. PI for several grants and industrial projects in the areas of data science and data analytics. She has published her work in many international journals and conferences proceedings such as the Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science, Forthcoming Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management and etc.


Senior Lecturer DR. Amin Karami



Amin Karami is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies, leads the MSc Big Data Technologies programme at UEL, and a Senior Big Data Scientist at Cambridge Spark UK. His research interests include Big Data Technologies, Computational Intelligence and Optimization techniques. His research profile includes 726+ citations, h-index: 12 and i10-index: 14 since 2014. He has carried out several international research collaborations, such as at the Uppsala University, University of Skövde Sweden and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Spain, several internal and external grants, such as Erasmus+ fund, UEL Research Internship Scheme and the award by Fondazione Rosselli for AIC workshop at Turin Italy supported by projects TIN2013-47272- C2-2 and SGR-2014-881 from Barcelona, and several invited talks and presentations such as at Hangzhou Dianzi University China and IoT Technologies Conference (AIOTT) Hong Kong.