Keynote Speakers 2018

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Keynote Speakers 2018 2018-09-04T12:15:40+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.

Branka Vuk

Branka Vuk has been working in the field of application of digital technologies in education and teaching practice for 15 years and holds the position of Deputy CEO for Education Support in Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET since 2012. Her main areas of interest include generic competences, digital skills, OER and digital educational materials in general, as well as public policies in education. She has been a member of expert workgroups dealing in education public policies and application of ICT in education, including Expert workgroup on Curricular reform in Croatia, Indicator Expert Group on ICT in Education in DG EAC, Digital Skills Expert Sub-Group to the Digital Single Market Strategic Group in DG CNNECT. She has also been a member of the Committee for the introduction of mandatory Computer Science education in Croatian primary schools with the Croatian Ministry of Education and Science. Branka regularly writes papers, gives presentations, keynotes and workshops on the implementation of ICT in education and participates in knowledge exchange between experts in the field of digital education in Croatia and internationally.

Peter Chornitzer

Peter Chornitzer is currently Head of Business Division focusing on general business management, product development, business operation at Student Loan Centre Ltd., Hungary (“Diákhitel Központ Zrt.”).

Prior to that, he gained his experience as Head of Product Management at Hungarian Development Bank, Senior Manager at PwC Hungary Ltd., Managing Partner at Scale Consulting Ltd. and Head of Retail Product Management at Erste Bank Hungary. He obtained his Msc degree in Economics at Budapest University of Economics. He was a Chairman of the Supervisory Board at NEG Zrt, Member of the Management Board at Garantiga Zrt and a Chairman of the Supervisory board at Postabank Leasing.

Balázs Havelda

Balazs Havelda obtained his education at Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, and later at Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Business Administration, Financial investment analysis and risk management. From 2014 he is Chief Financial Officer and a Deputy CEO of Diákhitel KözpontZrt (Student Loan Centre Ltd.). Prior to that he was obtaining different functions at Diákhitel KözpontZrt from financing assistant to the Director of Directorate of Planning, Controlling and Treasury Director.

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