2021 International Conference on Big Data Economy and Digital Management (BDEDM 2021)

Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. George Shan

The University of Western Australia, Australia

Dr. George Shan is the Associate Professor in the Accounting and Finance Discipline of the Business School at The University of Western Australia. He holds Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Finance, Master of Commerce (Accounting) and completed his PhD in Accounting and Corporate Governance. George is CA, CPA, MIPA and CMA. Previously, he has worked at several Australian and international universities including University of South Australia, University of Ballarat, the University of Adelaide and University of Rome Tor Vergata. Among them the University of Adelaide and the University of Western Australia are ranked the top universities in the world and Group of Eight in Australia, where he taught Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Accounting Concepts & Practices, Corporate Governance & Accountability, Investment Banking & Project Finance, Portfolio & Fund Management, Applied Financial Management and Financial Risk Analysis. He is a registered principal supervisor for PhD students, and his current research areas and interests include corporate governance and its related topics within accounting, finance and Fintech (i.e., CSR, textual analysis, AI, machine learning, and big data). He has published over 35 academic journal and conference papers based in recent years, including Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Emerging Markets Review, Family Business Review, Modern Asian Studies, Corporate Governance: An International Review and Journal of Computer Information Systems. George is an Associate Editor for The Japanese Accounting Review.

Prof. Gee Woo Bock

Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Gee-Woo Bock joined Business School at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea, in September 2006 where he is currently a professor. Since 2002, he has received approximately $300,000 of research grants as a PI. Gee-Woo has served ‘Information and Management’ as an AE since 2012. Since 2001, he has translated 3 books and published 7 book chapters, 38 journal articles and 44 conference papers, and edited 2 special issues of journals. His articles have been cited more than 8,700 times in total, and his MIS Quarterly paper alone has been cited more than 4,300 times since 2005 according to Google Scholar in 2019. His h-index is 23 and i10-index is 34. His current research focuses on Knowledge Management, E-Business, Online Rumor, The Role of Social Network in the Healthcare, Application of Blockchain Technology and Business Analytics. Gee-Woo won SKKU Young Fellowship, a university wide research award, in 2012, and the Mirae Asset Best Researcher Award by Korean Business Society which is the most renowned nation-wide association for business administration scholars and practitioners in Korea, in 2018.


University of Glasgow, UK

Nuran is currently Professor of Innovation Management in the Adam Smith Business School. Nuran previously worked at Strathclyde University (UK), Ozyegin University (Turkey), Aalborg University (Denmark), and Bilkent University (Turkey). Nuran has also held Visiting Scholar positions at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), at the London Business School (UK) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

Nuran has published award winning, theory-driven, policy - and practice - relevant articles across the fields of technology innovation, open innovation, digital innovation and innovation strategy. Exploring aspects of technological, open business collaborative models at organizations, Nuran pursues a mainly curiosity driven, yet theoretically rigorous, empirically grounded and practice-relevant, research agenda. She has published more than 60 articles and papers, edited numerous books and publications and has won several awards such as ‘Most Inspirational Conference Paper Award’ and ‘3rd Best Conference Paper Award’ by European Academy of Management Conference (2016), BAM conference Best Development Paper Award’ (2015), EmeraldLiteratiNetwork, Highly Commended Paper Award (2005), EurOMA-POMS Best Conference Paper Award (2003). She is on the editorial Boards of two respected academic journals in innovation research (Journal of Product Innovation Management and Creativity and Innovation Management). Maintaining a consistently upward trajectory of funded research projects, she has secured more than £ 2 million of research funding from: European Space Agency, Britsih Council, Global Challenge Research Found, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), ESRC, Innovate UK, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and Scottish Enterprise. Nuran is also a sought after speaker for academic conferences and practitioners’ events. Just as importantly, she has established extensive international networks with British, European and American scientists, business people and policy makers.