General ChairProf. Dr. Andrew W. H. Ip,
University of Saskatchewan,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Canada
Short Bio-data:Prof. Ip received his Ph.D from Loughborough University (U.K.), MBA from Brunel University (U.K.), MSc in Industrial Engineering from Cranfield University (U.K.), and LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.). He is now a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also an Honorary Industrial Fellow of the University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group. Prof. Ip and his research team were awarded the "Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury" and "Thailand Award for Best International Invention from The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)" at the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. And in 2013, he obtained the Natural Science Award - Second Class, presented by the Ministry of Education of Mainland China. Prof. Ip has published over 300 papers with over 150 papers in SCI-indexed journals and has written various books and invited book chapters. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Enterprise Information Systems, Taylor and Francis publishing, and the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of the International Journal of Engineering Business Management, SAGE publication and editorial member of various international journals. He is a Distinguished Professor and Visiting Professor at various universities in Mainland China. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).
Programme ChairProf. Dr. Vipul Jain,
Victoria Business School,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Short Bio-data:Dr. Vipul Jain is an Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has also worked as a French Government researcher for the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control at Nancy, France, and was also involved in the European project I* PROMS (Innovative Production Machines and Systems) from UK. Vipul has more than 85 archival publications to his credit in high impact factorjournals, as well as conference papers and books chapters, is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise, and an Editorial Board member for seven international journals. Vipul is ranked 7th in India in a list of top 20 Indian leading academicians publishing in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain management in an exhaustive study entitled “Analysis of the Logistics research in India- white paper (2012), pp.1-11” conducted by researchers from Institute of Transport Logistics, Dortmund University, Institute for Supply Chain and Network Management, Technische Universität Darmstadt, and University of Münster, Germany. Vipul is involved as a scientific and advisory committee member for various international conferences. He was the ProgrammeCoordinator for the Masters in Industrial Engineering Programme at IIT Delhi, and has been actively involved in conducting Management Development Programmes/Training Programmes for Senior Managers and Executives of Public and Private Organisations in India on various issues and challenges encountered in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management.
International Advisory Committee ChairDr. Chun Ho WU,
Department of Supply Chain and Information Management (SCM),
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK),Shatin, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Short Bio-data:Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor in information systems management at the School of Decision Sciences, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He worked closely with many industrial partners to support and contribute to formulating their business strategies, operations improvement and new product development. Dr Wu holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a PhD in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering. He regularly contributes to research papers on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation and enterprise information systems. In collaboration with global scholars, e.g. UK and China, his project works and research outcomes have been presented at 15+ international conferences and published in 80+ international journals, of which 70 international journal papers are in SCI/SSCI journals. He is also the leading author of IoT: Collective Intelligence for Smart Cities (ISBN: 978-012-820139-8), and IoT for Elderly, Aging and eHealth - Quality of Life and Independent Living for the Elderly (ISBN: 978-303-093386-9). As he looks to the future, Dr Wu intends to continue researching smart logistics and manufacturing. Personal Website: https://scm.hsu.edu.hk/hk/aboutus/faculty/64
Programme & Publication ChairProf. Dr. Srikanta Patnaik ,
Department of Information Technology & Systems Management
I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar Odisha, India.
Short Bio-data:Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor in the Department of Information Technology & Systems Management at I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999 and supervised 12 Ph. D. theses and more than 30 M. Tech theses in the area of Machine Intelligence, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published more than 60 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and edited 12 books and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc. Dr. Patnaik was the Principal Investigator of TAPTEC project “Building Cognition for Intelligent Robot” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Major Research Project “Machine Learning and Perception using Cognition Methods” sponsored by University Grant Commission. He is the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House,England and also Editors-in-chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany.
Pre-Conference ChairDr. Sushil Kumar Pattanaik,
HOD, PG Dept. of Commerce & Management
Prananath Autonomous College, Khurda, Odisha , India.
Short Bio-data:Dr. Sushil Kumar Pattanaik has a strong academic and research background, specializing in areas like Entrepreneurship, Finance, Operations Management, Marketing, and Tourism. He is currently serving as the Head of the Postgraduate Department of Commerce and Management at Prananath Autonomous College in Khurda, Odisha, India. Dr. Pattanaik holds several academic qualifications, including an M.Com, MSW, M.Phil, and Ph.D. Dr. Pattanaik specializes in various fields, including Entrepreneurship, Finance, Operations Management, Marketing, Tourism, and Business Research. He is involved in the quality management of educational institutions and serves as the Coordinator of the Institutional Development Cell, a World Bank-funded project. He has expertise in areas such as Banking and Finance, Marketing, Tourism, Research Methodology, Statistics, Business and Entrepreneurship, Self-Help Groups (SHGs), Micro-Segmentation, Consumerism, Retail, and more. He has published 14 books, both as textbooks and reference materials. Dr. Pattanaik has more than 50 research papers published in peer-reviewed, refereed journals recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). He has authored more than 5 research papers published in conference proceedings. Additionally, he has contributed 12 literary articles to various publications. He has received several awards, including the "Bharat Sikshya Ratan" Award from GSHEG, New Delhi, in 2013, for outstanding performance in education and research. He has also received two distinctive awards for research in Art & Couture from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, in 2020 and 2022. Dr. Pattanaik is a member of GRI-Global Reporting Initiatives in the Netherlands, providing suggestions for members. He is also involved in imparting training on social activities for sustainability, community development, and promoting innovative, joyful practices in sustainable business.
Organising ChairProf. Dr. Pramod Kumar Prusty
I.I.M.T, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Short Bio-data:Prof. Pramod Kumar Prusty is the Dean Academics of IIMT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. He has received his Ph.D degree from Utkal University, Vani Vihar on Accounting and Finance based topic. He has supervised five Ph.D Scholars. He is the Author of 35 Research Articles and 3 Test Books i.e., Management Accounting, Cost Accounting and also Advanced Cost and Management Accounting which are useful for CA , CMA and MBA Students. He has supervised more than 300 Projects in different Disciplines. Prof. Prusty has Chaired as Key Note Speaker in many Conferences within the Country. During his Professional Career Prof. Prusty has performed his job as a successful Academician and Administrator around 40 years in different Govt., Govt Autonomous Colleges including Ravenshaw and also in different reputed Educational Institutions as Prof.and Dean of Commerce.
Student Symposium ChairProf.(Dr.) Jagamohan Pattanayak
Dean (Administration & Student Welfare)