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Keynote Speakers
Chanita Rukspollmuang

Conference Chair

Dr. Chanita Rukspollmuang
Assistant President, Siam University

Dr. Chanita is currently the Assistant President of the Siam University, Thailand. She also was a former Dean of the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University. Dr. Chanita has been elected twice and served consecutive terms as the President of Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA). Her second term just ended early this year but she is still a member of CESA Board of Directors. Also she is presently Vice-President of the Thailand Comparative and International Education Society (TCIES).
At present, Dr. Chanita has been appointed in many important Thai committees. To mention a few:
• In the National Reform Steering Assembly, advisor to the Sub-Committee on Educational Management Reform and member of Taskforce Committee for the Revision of National Education Law.
• Office of the Education Council, Ministry of Education, member in the Committee of Educational Law Reform.
• Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Sub-Committee on Curriculum and Education Standards, Basic Education Committee.
• Office of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives, member of Research and Development Committee
• Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), a member in the Committee for Development of Assessment Systems for Higher Education.
Gwendoline Quek

Keynote Speaker

Dr Quek Choon Lang Gwendoline
Head of Learning Sciences and Technologies (LST) Academic Group in National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Quek Choon Lang Gwendoline is the Associate Professor and Head of Learning Sciences and Technologies (LST) Academic Group in National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. She obtained her BSc from the National University of Singapore in 1987; she completed her post-graduate diploma in Education from Institute of Education in 1988; She obtained her Master in Education from The University of Sheffield in 1994; and she obtained her Ph.D. (Learning Environment) from the Curtin University of Technology in 2001. Her research interest is in the area of designing, implementing and evaluating the learning environment.

Keynote Speaker

Jim Wagstaff
Co-founder and managing director of Jam Factory

Jim is the co-founder, and Managing Director, of Jam Factory Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based company that works with clients in the areas of consulting, classroom training, online training, and performance coaching primarily serving managers, sales, sales engineering, and channels.
Today, Jim also serves as an active board member for Up 2 Speed Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based organization focused on crafting customized learning and development approaches for multinational and global companies. Additionally, Jim is a joint venture partner in Renewtrak, an Australia-based company that has launched a unique platform that enables automated service and software contract renewals, collections, compliance audits, and reporting to be delivered as a “white label” service by vendors, distributors, and partners.
Until early 2013, Jim served as an executive board member with CloudFX Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based cloud consultancy, professional services firm, integrator, and broker that is now partly owned and funded by Intel Capital and Cisco Capital.
Before co-founding Jam Factory, Jim was Vice-President and General Manager of the data storage business unit of Hewlett Packard for Asia Pacific and Japan. His responsibilities while leading this business unit encompassed all aspects of the organization including sales, pre-sales, channels, marketing, finance, and services.
Prior to HP, Jim was at Dell in Shanghai, where he was General Manager of the company’s server, storage, networking, and professional services businesses in Greater China. Jim first joined Dell in 1995 and held various pre-sales, sales, management, and executive roles with the company over the years including responsibility for server, storage, and networking sales as the Director of Advanced Systems in both the United States as well as the Asia-Pacific & Japan regions. Jim has also served as General Manager for Dell’s Southeast Asia and India Commercial (SME) business units.

Academic Chair

Dr. Pedro Isaías
Associate Professor, Information Management & Information Systems, Universidade Aberta, Portugal, Co-editor of Interactive Technology and Smart Education Journal

Pedro Isaías is an associate professor at the Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University) in Lisbon, Portugal, responsible for several courses and director of the master degree program in Electronic Commerce and Internet since its start in 2003. He holds a PhD in Information Management (in the speciality of information and decision systems) from the New University of Lisbon. Author of several books, book chapters, papers and research reports, all in the information systems area, he has headed several conferences and workshops within the mentioned area. He has also been responsible for the scientific coordination of several EU funded research projects. He is also member of the editorial board of several journals and program committee member of several conferences and workshops.
Dr Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Dr Tan Jing Hee
Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.
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