Keynote Speakers


Nick Hajli

Loughborough University, UK


Professor Nick Hajli is a Professor and Chair in Strategy and Innovation at Loughborough Business School. He has a PhD in Management from Birkbeck, University of London, receiving the year's best PhD award. Before Loughborough University, Nick worked at Newcastle University and Swansea University. His research has appeared in the FT50 journals and ABS 4 journals. In addition, he has published in the British Journal of Management, Annual of Tourism Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among other journals.


Ihsan Zakri
Regional Head, Middle East and Africa, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB)


Ihsan Zakri is Regional Head, Middle East and Africa at AACSB International. At AACSB he works with both the Executive vice president/Chief Officer Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Chief Accreditation officer to develop and implement integrated accreditation and member service and engagement initiatives in the EMEA region. He serves as a staff liaison for over 160 schools in EMEA region. Ihsan has an international background in higher education, program and Institutional accreditation and course and program development. He gained extensive experience in accreditation and EU funded projects before joining AACSB. Ihsan has earned a Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration on the Middle East from Lund University, Sweden.


Shaofeng Liu

University of Plymouth, UK


Shaofeng Liu is Professor of Operations Management and Decision Making at University of Plymouth, UK. She is currently the Associate Head of School (Research and Innovation) for Plymouth Business School. Her main research interests and expertise are in knowledge management, decision support systems, business digitalization and e-commerce, as well as enterprise information systems applications for supply chain management, resource efficiency, process improvement, quality management and value chain innovation. She obtained her PhD degree from Loughborough University, UK. She has undertaken a great number of influential, collaborative research projects funded by UK research councils and European Commission with a total value of over €40M. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for two UK funded projects and three projects funded by European Commission. She has published over 180 peer-reviewed research papers. For more details, please refer to her professional website:



Jeng-Chung(Victor) Chen

National Cheng Kung University


Jengchung Victor Chen Ph.D. has been in the higher education for more than 23 years in Taiwan and USA.. Professor Chen has published more than 90 papers in international peer-reviewed journals including Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, European Journal of Information Systems, ....etc. His research interests includes Electronic Commerce and Social Commerce, Information Ethics/security, Project Management, and IS Service Quality. Professor Chen has been the President of ACME (北美華人管理教授學會) and President of ICISA (國際華人資訊系統學會) and 2017 Conference Chair of the Taiwan Summer Workshop on Information Management. The followings are the sites about his academic records.