Keynote Speaker for ICDTE 2020

Prof. David Crowther, De Montford University, UK

Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK
Professor, London School of Commerce, UK
Chief Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics
Chair, Social Responsibility Research Network
Editor, Social Responsibility Journal
Editor, Emerald Book Series on Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility
Director, SeifiCrowther Consulting

David is the founding chair of the Social Responsibility Research Network, together with associated international conference series, journals and books series. He is also the founding chair of the Organisation Governance Network and conference series.

He is expert in various fields: he is a specialist in business administration, a games theoretician and a psychologist while also a qualified accountant. David has published more than 50 books and has also contributed several hundred articles to academic, business and professional journals and to edited book collections. He has also spoken widely at conferences and seminars worldwide and acted as a consultant to a wide range of government, professional and commercial organisations including Ralph Nader as US presidential candidate.

2016 Lifetime achievement award from Marquis Who’s Who
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Corporate Governance Institute
2014 Listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century
2010 Listed in Great Minds of the 21st Century
2009 Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America
2008 Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World
2008 Listed in Dictionary of International Biography
2007 ‘Highly Recommended Runner-Up’ educator in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ category EABIS and Aspen Center for Business Education European Faculty Pioneer Awards
2004 Ansted University Foundation award
2003 Honorary Doctor of Science, Université Francophone Internationale, Belgium
2003 Special advisor to Vice-Rectorate, Université Francophone Internationale, Belgium
2003 Académico de Mérito, Muy Ilustre Academia Mundial de Ciencias Tecnología Educación y Humanidades, Spain
2003 Diplome ‘ad Honores’, Académie Européenne des Arts, France
2003 Certificate of Registration as International Expert in Social Education, Association Internationale pour l’Ecole de Promotion Collective, Togo
2002 Fellow of North American Academy of Arts & Sciences
2002 Honorary Doctor of Social Science, Ansted University, Malaysia
2000 Honorary Council Member, Ansted University, Malaysia

Prof. Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Yanqing Duan (BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA) is a full professor of Information Systems. She is also the founder and director of Business and Information Systems (BISC) at the Business School, University of Bedfordshire. Her principal research interest is the use of the emerging digital Technologies (ICT) in organisations and their impact on decision making, innovation, education and learning, and knowledge management. She has undertaken many funded research projects on the design, development and applications of various e-learning methods and tools for training and education purposes. Her recent research interest in Big Data and Analytics enables her to undertake a number of funded research projects on the use and impact of Learning Analytics in the UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). She has co-ordinated many research projects funded by various funding sources, such as: European Commission, UK Department For International Development (DFID), JISC, British Council, etc. She has published over 180 peer reviewed articles, including papers in European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE transaction on Engineering Management, Computers & Education, Information & Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, The Information Society, Expert Systems with Applications, Information Technology & People, British Journal of Educational Technology.

Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Budsaba Kanoksilapatham is currently a professor with the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. She completed the bachelor’s degree in English (Hons.) at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She received the master’s degree in linguistics and EFL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Ph.D. degree in linguistics with a concentration in applied linguistics from Georgetown University, USA. Her research interests include discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and language teaching. Her most recent books are Pronunciation in Action and English Sociolinguistics at Work. Her research articles were published in international journals including English for Specific Purposes and The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

Prof. Beng Soo Ong, California State University, USA

Beng Ong is currently a Professor of Marketing at California State University, Fresno. Ong holds a Ph.D. in Business from University of Arkansas. Beng Ong has over 20 years of market research consulting experience, and has conducted branding, advertising, and behavioral research for a number of corporations, government agencies, advertising, and public relations firms, as well as worldwide top syndicated research suppliers. He has served as Sr. Market Research Manager at InsightExpress (now Millward Brown Digital), Analyst at AIS Market Research, and as Director of Arkansas Household Research Panel, and held Visiting positions at Microsoft Indonesia, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, and NetApps Malaysia. Professor Ong has researched, written, and presented in the area of online customer reviews, social media, pricing & promotions, product/brand placements, online education, and environmental sustainability. Dr. Ong has also served as the Craig School of Business Honors Program Director from 2015 to 2017. On the “leisure” side, Ong enjoys travelling and learning about other cultures, watching historical period films, and playing badminton.

Keynote Speakers in ICDTE History

ICDTE 2017 was held in Ming Chuan University, Taiwan during August 06-08, 2017 successfully.

But for its first year, it already attracts around 75 papers, and we selected around 40 participants among them. The authors of submitted papers come from about 25 countries and regions. Authors of accepted papers are from 15 countries.

We want to express our gratitude to all the technical committee members, and some of the external reviewers for their hard work in reviewing submissions. Conference Chairs, Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang from Ming Chuan University, Taiwan and Prof. Wenbing Zhao from Cleveland State University, USA, has also helped us in many ways, for which we are grateful. We also thank the keynote speaker Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama from Jissen Women's University, Tokyo, Japan and Prof. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan from University of Malaya, Malaysia for sharing their insights with us. The paper submission and reviewing process was managed using the EasyChair system. Finally, the conference would not be possible without the excellent papers contributed by authors. We thank all the authors for their contributions and their participation in ICDTE 2017!

Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang

Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama

Jissen Women's University, Japan

Prof. Wenbing Zhao

Cleveland State University, USA

Prof. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan

University of Malaya, Malaysia

ICDTE 2018 was held in Bangkok, Thailand from October 10-12, 2019 successfully.

ICDTE 2018 attracted around 92 papers, and we selected around 59 participants among them. The authors of submitted papers come from about 27 countries and regions. Authors of accepted papers were from 18 countries.

Prof. Murali Krishnamurthi

Northern Illinois University, USA

Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama

Jissen Women's University, Japan

Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham

Silpakorn University, Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Korakoch Attaviriyanupap

Silpakorn University, Thailand

ICDTE 2019 was held in Tsuru University, Japan from October 25-27, 2019 successfully.

ICDTE 2019 attracted around 121 papers, and we selected around 65 participants among them. The authors of submitted papers come from about 29 countries and regions. Authors of accepted papers were from 20 countries.

Prof. Yanqing Duan

University of Bedfordshire, UK

Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama

Jissen Women's University, Japan

Assoc. Prof. Eric C.K. Cheng

The Education University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham

Silpakorn University, Thailand