Keynote Speakers 2018

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Keynote Speakers 2018 2018-05-28T11:39:30+00:00

Sung Joo Park

Sung Joo Park is a professor at the KAIST Business School in Seoul, Korea. He was the former Dean and Vice President of KAIST, and served as the founding President of AAPBS (Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools). He also served as a member of global business education boards including AACSB and GFME (Global Foundation for Management Education), and is an Asian Advisory Board member of EFMD. For more than 10 years, he was the mentor or reviewer of business school accreditation for AACSB and EFMD for schools such as Tsinghua SEM in China (Mentor), Chinese U. Business School of Hong Kong, Keio Business School in Japan, Chengchi Business School and Soochow Business School in Taiwan, Sogang Business School in Korea, and University of Malaya in Malaysia. Also, he is an advisor for Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, FPT University in Vietnam, and a board member of the Higher School of Business Kazan Federal University in Russia. He is a founding scientific committee member of Eduniversal as well. He received a Ph.D. at the Michigan State University in 1978 and worked for the KAIST since 1980. He was a visiting professor at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management in U.S., Tsinghua SEM in China, and Keio Business School in Japan. He is currently a professor emeritus at KAIST.

He was an advisory consulting professor for Samsung Group for 10 years including the companies like Samsung Corning, Samsung SDS, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology among others. He sits on the editorial boards of international academic journals such as Decision Support Systems, J. of Operational Research, International J. of Modeling, Simulation and Scientific Computing. He was a member of Korean Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology and currently is a lifetime member of the Korean Academy of Science & Technology.

He is currently teaching ‘Innovation Management: The Asian Way’ and doing research on the Asian management and innovation.

Kjell R. Knudsen

Dr. Kjell R. Knudsen became dean of the School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth, on January 1, 1998. A native of Norway, he first came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington in 1965. After graduation from Gonzaga in 1967, Dr. Knudsen attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis on a Torske Klubben Fellowship. He received his MBA in 1969 and PhD in Management in 1973. Since 2000, Dr. Knudsen has been heavily involved as a Peer Review Training member and chair as well as a mentor with AACSB International. From 2003–2009, Dr. Knudsen served on the Initial Accreditation Committee. In April 2009, Dr. Knudsen was appointed to serve a three-year term on the PreAccreditation Committee.

Rt Good

Dr. RT Good joined Lynn University as the dean for the College of Business and Management in July 2016.  Before that, Dr. Good worked for 24 years with Shenandoah University in a number of roles from starting in student affairs to serving in several dean appointments. Prior to his work in higher education he provided leadership for business organizations in the hospitality, construction and land development industries, particularly in the field of human resources.  He has an active consultancy practice and has worked with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education and Health & Human Services on grant projects.  Dr. Good holds a Bachelors of General Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington, a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University and a post-doctorate from the University of Florida in international business and entrepreneurship.  Dr. Good also holds professional human resource certifications including the SPHR, GPHR and SHRM-SCP designations.  Additionally, he is an ordained Buddhist priest in the Mugendo Zen Kai tradition in the Order of the Boundless Way.  Finally, Dr. Good enjoys life in Boca Raton, Florida where he recently celebrated his silver anniversary with his husband, Dr. Mark Sipe.

Michael Hanke

Michael Hanke is Professor of Finance and Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning at the University of Liechtenstein. He started his academic career at the Department of Operations Research at WU (Vienna), receiving his PhD in 1998. During this time, he also held a visiting position at the School of Mathematics, UNSW, Sydney. In 2004, he became a Professor of Finance (Risk Management) at Innsbruck University, before moving to Liechtenstein in 2010. His research interests are in various fields of quantitative finance (derivatives, financial optimization and scenario generation, exchange rates, financial economics), with publications in finance, economics, and OR journals.

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