Prof. Franco Gandolfi
Georgetown University, USA
Research Area: Leadership, business, management
Board member, senior university leader, academician, published author, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, and international business consultant, Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi currently serves as a Member of the Executive Board of the Nguyen Hoang Group (NHG) in Vietnam. Prior to his current role, he served as the Vice Chancellor (VC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manipal International University (MIU) in Malaysia. Previously, he held deanships and senior professorial appointments at the Canadian University of Dubai, the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, California Baptist University in Riverside, California, and Central Queensland University in Sydney, Australia. Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi holds an adjunct full professorship in leadership with Georgetown University in Washington DC, a Global Top 20 Research University. Adding further feathers to his cap, Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi was the inaugural MBA Director and Full Professor of Management at Regent University, a prestigious private university in the USA.
With over 30 years of experience in the education, finance, and pharmaceutical industries, Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi has held leadership positions across the world, namely Switzerland, Australia, the United States, Fiji, the United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia. Prior to his academic career, Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi held consulting roles at Novartis, Roche, Credit Suisse, and UBS Bank in Switzerland. Having served as a first-lieutenant in the Swiss Army Forces, he honourably retired in 2007 having attained the highest non-active duty military rank in the Swiss Army Forces.
Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi is an active researcher and avid writer. He is the principal author of seven books and editor of two leadership books. Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi’s scholarly portfolio includes more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles published in top-tier international journals. He currently serves on a number of internation
Speech Title: COVID-A pandemic causing unprecedented disruption and the path towards a new normal
Unquestionably, the pandemic has caused an unprecedented health crisis. Yet, even before the outbreak of Covid-19, the world was confronting a learning crisis. According to the World Bank, we were already missing the mark to meet the Sustainable Development Goal - SDG 4, which calls for all countries to ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable, and quality education. With the spread of the virus, the education systems are now facing an entirely new crisis. According to UNESCO, more than 87% of the world’s student population – that is over 1.5 billion learners in 165 countries - have been affected by the temporary closure of schools. Not since World War II have so many countries seen educational institutions go into lockdown mode at around the same time and for the same reason. What will the path towards a new normal look like?
A. Prof. Sikandar Ali Qalati
School of Finance and Economics, Jiangsu University, China
Research Area：SMEs performance, Energy efficiency, Technology adoption, Entrepreneurship, Social media usage
credentials and hands-on experience in activities/event management, education, and research field. Skilled at performing quality control and managing several projects. Creates, develops, and fine-tunes various experimental study designs. Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills with a keen eye for details; collaborate with faculty and students across different departments to conduct interdisciplinary research. Superb facilitator thrives in making maximum use of managerial, interpersonal, communication, presentation, and persuasive abilities, to conduct training programs and organize high-end professional courses.
Speech Title: Social media usage by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Although larger firms globally can adopt social media and other internet-based strategies without requiring additional resources, social media can be employed by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) because of its low cost, technical manageability and ease of use, and its capability to connect with and reach to an ample number of consumers. The adoption of social media constantly growing enterprises in developing countries and is currently considered a key strategy in SMEs; conversely, SMEs are using several social media podiums. It is one of the most popular choices for small businesses in developing countries because it facilitates rapid and clear communication among two parties (e.g., firm-customer relationship), letting businesses understand customer needs and respond competently and proactively to these needs. Social media is also a somewhat low-cost choice for analytics, conversion tracking, content management, automated publishing, and customer targeting. Prior studies have asserted that SMEs ‘ usage of Social media has several advantages. For example, it provides broader reach via brand engagement, improves knowledge sharing behavior and access to global markets through a virtual environment, and appeals to the SMEs' executives in relation to visualizing and considering distance, time, and geographic locations. Social media usage by SMEs is regarded as crucial in the entrepreneurship and business literature, both in developed and developing countries. It also enables SMEs to maintain their competitive position by strengthening customer relationships, with a positive impact on sales performance.
A. Prof. Bo Xu
Department of information management and Decision Science, Northeastern University, China
Research Area: Big data mining and artificial intelligence; Financial technology and quantitative investment; Design and development of management information system; Internet user behavior analysis; Game theory and complex system simulation;
Dr. Bo Xu is an associate professor in the Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences, Northeastern University in China. Prior to this, he obtained his PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Beihang University (June 2013). From 2013 to 2017, he was a lecturer in the Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences, Northeastern University. His major research interests include big data mining and artificial intelligence, financial technology and quantitative investment, management information system design and development, Internet user behavior analysis, game theory and complex system simulation. Dr. Xu presided over and completed 1 national natural science fund project, more than 20 big data related projects. He has published more than 20 articles in SCI/SSCI-indexed journals. He is a member of CNAIS and a reviewer of more than 10 important academic journals at home and abroad, such as Social Networks and China Management Science.
Speech Title: Extracting similar electronic medical records: A novel federated learning-based case-based reasoning framework
We propose a novel federated learning (FL)-based case-based reasoning (CBR) framework for extracting similar electronic medical records (EMRs), named FL-CBR, which enables doctors to use clinical data from multiple isolated hospitals to support their decision making process while protecting patients' privacy. In the proposed framework, we present three important works: (a) We propose a method for EMR data pre-processing and feature similarity calculation; (b) We develop a global artificial neural network training algrithm using distributed EMR data under the FL framework (FL-ANN) to measure case similarity; (c) We develop a distributed sorting algorithm to retrieve similar cases from multiple hospitals. Also, we conduct an experimental study using the Medical Information Mark for Intensive Care dataset (MIMIC-III) to illustrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the framework. The experimental study demonstrates that the proposed FL-CBR decision support framework contributes to train a high-quality global case similarity measure model using clinical data from multiple hospitals and helps doctors to make complex clinical decisions with similar historical cases in a privacy-preserving manner.
A. Prof. Regina Fang-Ying Lin
Business School, Shenzhen Technology University, China
Research Area: City and real estate, Applied spatial econometric model , Artificial intelligence data analysis
Regina Fang-Ying Lin received her PhD in Construction and Real Estate economics from University College London (UCL, 2022 QS Ranked 8th) and is Associated Professor and Post-Doctor supervisor in Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), and Shenzhen Oversea High-Talent. Before joining SZTU, she worked at the Institute of Planning and Physical Information (IPPI) and Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen (HITSZ). She has about 6 years of experience in teaching under-grates, post-grates, and MPA students. Her students received many awards in Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program and received offers for research programmes from outstanding universities. Professor Lin also serves as Associate Editor of International Journal of Engineering Business and Management and the reviewer of several SSCI/SCIE journals. Overall, she has more than 10 years of industrial and academic experience in urban and real estate studies, applied spatial econometrics and AI modelling.
Speech Title: New direction for Urban development : from urbanization towards happy city
Abstract: Personal characteristic factors can significantly affect the individual's sense of well-being. Overall, women are happier than men; and age, education, income, job flexibility, and type of housing all have an impact on happiness. There are differences in the significance levels among different urban agglomerations. However, the negative effect of sleeping late on well-being is significant at the 5% significance level, whether it is the full sample or the regression by urban agglomeration.
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