Kwok Kee Wei, National University of Singapore, School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
Professor Wei Kwok Kee is Provost’s Chair Professor and Founding Dean of the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to his current appointment, Prof Wei was Chair Professor of Information Systems at the College of Business (2002 - 2016), Dean of the College of Business (2007 - 2012) and Head of the Department of Information Systems (2002 - 2007) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). During his tenure as business school Dean in CityU, its international UTD business school research ranking improved by almost 30 places, from 98 to 63; its success with the Hong Kong Government’s research grant awards doubled; SSCI/SCI publications have increased by 25%; and undergraduate admissions scores have climbed by 5%. Before his stint with CityU, Prof Wei was Professor and Founding Head of the Department of Information Systems at NUS (1998 – 2002). As Head of two major IS Departments in Asia (NUS and CityU) in the past decade, Prof Wei has developed a strong research culture and initiated major research efforts that resulted in both Departments being placed among the top 15 IS departments worldwide. He has also introduced major curriculum reforms that aligned the degree programmes in both Departments to AIS guidelines, thereby raising the international value of these programmes. Professor Wei is a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) and was President of that Association in 2003/4. He was awarded the AIS LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in Information Systems in 2015. Professor Wei has served as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and Associate Editor of Information Systems Research. He has also played major roles in ICIS and PACIS. As an excellent educator, his doctoral students have attained placements in good universities worldwide. Prof Wei has published more than 200 journal and conference papers. Based on Scopus, his works have been cited over 8700 times and his h-index is 42 (as at 2 May 2019).
Viput Ongsakul, NIDA Business School
Dr. Viput Ongsakul is a dean at NIDA Business School, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand. He is currently serving as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He is also an advisor affiliate at Center for Competitiveness at University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has volunteered to serve as a chair and member for both AACSB and EFMD accreditation peer review teams for many schools in China, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Through his teaching, consulting and research in the fields of competitiveness, business policy, sustainability, competitive strategy, operations, he has engaged in many consulting works to both public and private agencies. His clients include the Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, the Office of Public Sector Development Commission, the Tobacco Authority of Thailand, Thailand Posts, General Motors (Thailand), PTT Group, F&N to name but a few. Dr. Viput obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He also has a Ph.D. and an M.SC. in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Texas Tech University, U.S.A.