Dr Andrew Banasiewicz is the Director of Data Science and Business Analytics programs at Merrimack College, a Professor of Business Analytics at Hult International Business School and the Principal of Erudite Analytics, an analytical research consultancy focused on risk assessment. A career researcher and data scientist, Dr Banasiewicz has more than two decades of applied industry experience, having most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Analytics at a risk management organization, and a Director of Data Science at a Fortune 50 insurance company. As an academician, Professor Banasiewicz was formerly an Associate Professor at Boston University, and an Instructor at Harvard University, and an Adjunct Professor at Providence College. He is the author of four books and numerous journal articles, a frequent speaker at international conferences in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, a fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based Management, Australian Academy of Business Leadership, and the Society of Risk Management Consultants, as well as a member of numerous other professional organizations. He holds Ph.D. in business from Louisiana State University.
Dr Francisco F. Coronel is a Professor of Business Administration and Marketing at Hampton University Business School, Hampton University, Virginia USA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; Master in Mathematical Statistics and Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, New York, USA and PhD Degree in Marketing from Herman C. Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, Indiana, USA. In addition to his current academic position as a Professor of Business Administration and Marketing at Hampton University, he worked at many other universities e.g. National University of Engineering, Peru; City University of New York, USA; University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada; Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Canada; Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; University of Cincinnati, USA; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA; Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Loyola Marymount University, USA; University of California-Davis, USA; University of Southern Europe, Monaco; Madrid Business School, Spain; International University of Monaco, University of Maryland, USA. He published in international journals and presented papers at number of international conferences.
Dato’ Dr Che Musa Che Omar is a Professor of Management (Tourism) and Head of Research and innovation, Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKl) Business School. He holds a Diploma in Town Planning from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Housing, Building & Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia, a Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and a Ph.D. in Environmental Management from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom specializing in the areas of urban management and tourism planning. He has vast experienced in teaching and practice locally and abroad in the field of environmental planning, regional development, EIA and tourism development in Malaysia and with international agencies, such as UNCRD, AIVN, PECC, JICA and Belgium Economic Council. His present interests are on eco-tourism and urban environmental management. He is a Registered Town Planner with the Board of Town Planners Malaysia and also a frequent presenter and moderator at local and international conferences and seminars. He is currently involved actively with NGO on culture, art, heritage & tourism in Kelantan. Prior to joining UniKL Business School, he was a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) and Dean of Architecture & Engineering at the City University College of Science & Technology, Petaling Jaya.
Dr Wei-Bin Zhang is a Professor and Associate Dean of International Cooperation and Research Division, Professor of Economics at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan. He was graduated in 1982 from Department of Geography, Beijing University, China. He completed graduate study at Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. After he completed his dissertation on economic growth theory, he researched at the Swedish Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm for 10 years. During the Swedish period, he also worked as visiting scholars in USA, Japan, Mainland China, Austria, and Hong Kong. He received his PhD from Umea University, Sweden. He taught at the Department of Economics, NUS until May, 2000, for one and half years, after he had been appointed as tenured professor at APU in 1998. His main research fields are nonlinear economic dynamics, growth theory, trade theory, East Asian economic development, and Confucianism. He has published about 220 academic articles (130 in peer-review international journals), authorized 22 academic books in English by international publishing houses. Professor Zhang is editorial board members of 12 international journals.
Dr Niloufer Selvadurai is an Associate Professor of Law at Macquarie University Sydney, Australia. Niloufer's research analyses how technological change undermines the relevance and effectiveness of laws, especially in the fields of intellectual property, telecommunications and media, and how legal frameworks can be designed to support longevity. Additionally, her work examines the operation of cyber crime laws and considers legal means of protecting internet privacy. She is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology Policy and Law and the Telecommunications Section Editor of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law. Prior to joining the Macquarie Law School, Niloufer worked in the publishing sector and practiced as a solicitor at Ashurst (then Blake Dawson Waldron)..