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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers_2024

Speaker: Prof. Piet Kommers

Affiliations: University of Twente, The Netherlands

Prof. Piet Kommers

Biography: Dr. Piet Kommers, Professor in Learning Technologies and emeritus of the University of Twente. He is main researcher in Helix5, pioneer in media education and leader of NATO Advanced Research Workshops on Cognitive Learning Tools. UNESCO professor and scientific leader with extensive experience in educational technology and social media. Ph.D. holder in Educational - and Media Design, with a Master in Pedagogy and a bachelor’s degree in Teacher Education. He received the prestigious academic award for innovative ‘Experimental Design’ and was offered a research position in collaborative group problem solving wherein he designed the ‘Concise Urban Planning Task’. Long-term experience at management level coupled with a strategic appreciation and vision. His overall list of publications: Journal Articles and Books. His Citations reach the number of 9782, and the h-index at 37. His further projects ad CV https://www.pietkommers.nl/

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Prof. Emeritus Bob Fox

Biography: Emeritus Professor Bob Fox. Former Professor Curriculum, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience at UNSW Sydney (2013-2020) and Professor of Innovation in Higher Education, School of Education at UNSW (2013-2019). Awarded University Teaching Fellow, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Professor (Hon) Faculty of Education, HKU (2013-2018). 2000-2013 Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for IT in Education and A/Dean (Learning Environments), Faculty of Education HKU, with one year as Professor and A/Director, Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research at Chinese University. Professor Fox was A/Director, Centre for Advancement of Education at Curtin University, Perth for 13 years; a senior lecturer in vocational training for four and a further education lecturer for two years. His doctoral studies focussed on teaching with and through technology. He has published around 150 papers on innovation, change and learning environments in higher education. His research focuses on learning, teaching and technological practice and change in higher education; blended, online and mobile learning; change and e-leadership.

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Speaker: Prof. Emeritus Bob Fox

Affiliations: University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia

Speaker: Prof. Eric Tsui

Affiliations: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Eric Tsui

Biography: Eric Tsui is the Associate Director of the Behaviour and Knowledge Engineering (BAKE) Research Centre as well as a Senior Project Officer at the Educational Research Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Since 2015, he served as the Managing Regional Editor (Asia) of the Journal of Knowledge Management and had led and delivered a Master Knowledge Management program for over 15 years. Eric has also championed many technology-enhanced teaching and learning projects and is a crusader of technology-enhanced learning at the university. His research interests include Knowledge Management technologies, blended learning, cloud services, and collaborations. Eric is the leader of a Professional Certificate program that consists of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on edX that cover the topics of Knowledge Management, Big Data, and Industry 4.0. He holds B.Sc. (Hons.), PhD, and MBA qualifications. A recipient of many Knowledge Management and E-Learning international awards, including the Knowledge Management Award for Excellence in 2021 and among the top 50 most influential people in tacit knowledge management by GO-TKM in 2023, Professor Tsui was twice listed as an exemplary/outstanding academic in PolyU Annual Reports in the last 7 years.

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Prof. Yong Jin Kim

Biography: Yong Jin Kim is Professor of MIS at Sogang Business School and Head of Smart Fintech Research Center funded by Korean Government. Recently he was awarded Order of Service Merit (Green Stripe) by Korean Government. He will be the president of Asia Council for Small Business and the president of Korea Society of MIS. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Korea Business Review and the president of Academic Association of Korea Motor Industry. He is a member of Financial Regulatory Sandbox (run by Korea Financial Services Commission) and SME Policy Deliberation Committee. He is an outside board member of Hyundai Department Store which is one of the biggest retail companies in Korea. He has also served on various government committees. Before he joined Sogang, he was on the faculty of the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has published over 50 papers since 2002 in the top quality journals including MIS Quarterly and Communications of the ACM. He has also published several books about service innovation. His research interest is in the area of digital transformation, business model innovation, knowledge management, and entrepreneurship. He has plenty of industry experience with information systems integration projects and strategic planning.

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Title: Educational Data Analytics for Supporting Digital Transformation in School Education

Abstract: Digital transformation at all levels of Education and Training is a core dimension of the educational policies worldwide, capitalizing on the experiences from the global public health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The development of digital competences for both educators and education leaders is a key element of the digital transformation process. To this end, educational data analytics becomes a fundamental literacy for the digital readiness of all education professionals. This keynote will present an introduction to the emerging field of Educational Data Analytics - methods and tools based on Artificial Intelligence for supporting digital teaching and learning in the post-Covid era.

Speaker: Prof. Yong Jin Kim

Affiliations: Sogang University, South Korea