Keynote Speakers

  • Xu Chen is Professor of operations and supply chain management at School of Management and Economics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. His current research interests include coopetition management, supply chain management, and operations management. His publications have appeared in Production and Operations Management, IISE Transactions, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, OMEGA-International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Business Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Annals of Operations Research, and other journals. His research has been supported by grants from the National Sciences Foundation of China (NSFC), Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC), and National Key R&D Program of China.

    • Dong Xiaoying is a professor emeritus at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. Member of the Communications Expert Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Member of the Economic and Management Innovation Committee of the Chinese Society of Communications. Member of the Industrial Internet Strategy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Member of the National Knowledge Management Standard Committee. Chairman of the Digital Industry Innovation Research Center. She was the leading professor of sereval research project supported by China National Foundation of Sciences and China National Foundation of Social Science. Her research and teaching areas include knowledge management and innovation, digital transformation.
      Her latest publications include: Innovation: Enterprise Digital Transformation Strategy and Mechanism Innovation(2021); Digital transformation: Chinese Digital Enterprise Model and Practice(2020). Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry(2021); Zhongguancun Model: Driven by Twin Engines of Science and Technology + Capital (Chinese and English, Peking University Press and Springer, 2019); Huawei: From Catch-up to Lead (Chinese and English edition, Peking University Press and Springer 2023); Cisco: From Innovation to Operation (Chinese and English, Peking University Press and Springer 2023). Innovation in digital time: from knowledge management to knowledge advantage (In press, 2024).

      Abstract:  In recent years, China's digital economy has developed rapidly. At the macro level, the speaker introduces the strategic thinking and policy initiatives from the perspective of history, global value chains and industrial development. At the medium level, she introduces the responses of small and medium-sized enterprise to the government policies and what impacts on their practices. At the micro level, the speaker focuses on the case study to explain how the entrepreneur in medium-sized firms to lead the digital transformation and what their practical wisdom for development in digital age.

    • Academic, researcher at Faculty of Economics University of Rzeszow, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Experience in scientific research on SME’s. Knowledge about local and European business environmental problems, over-the-border interfirm collaboration. Year 2001- PhD. (Economic Sciences) at Warsaw University of Life Sciences; Year 2005-8, Vice-dean at Faculty of Economics University of Rzeszow (Students Affairs); Since 2008-16, Vice-dean at Faculty of Economics University of Rzeszow (Foreign Cooperation and Development). Since 2019 - Vice-dean in Collegium of Social Sciences University of Rzeszow- consist of the following institutes: Institute of Economics and Finance; Institute of Law, Institute of Sociology, Institute of Pedagogy, Institute of Politology. Author of more than 65 scientific articles. He has delivered many hours of seminars and teaching at many universities across the world eg.: Söderntörns Högskola – University Colllege of South Stockholm (SE); University of Lyon 1(FR); Oslo University College (N); Istanbul University (TR); University of Valencia (ES); College of Charleston (Charleston, USA); University of Tennessee, (Knoxville, USA); Huddersfield - University of Huddersfield (UK); Nankai University (Tianjin, China). Member of Management Committee of Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (ASECU - Greece, Thesaloniki which includes 46 economics universities from 14 countries (, visiting professor at Staffordshire University (UK), member of European International Business Academy (EIBA).

      Abstract: The development of Central European countries which lie between Western Europe and Eastern Europe is taking on a new importance in the context of building a network economy, which has a direct impact on raising the competitiveness of the individual economies of these countries, as well as the entire region. The significantly increasing degree of informatization of the economies of the countries belonging to the The Three Seas Initiative, as well as the quality of human capital, is an important factor in raising the quality of life and competitiveness of these countries. Noteworthy is the fact of the population potential of the 12 Central European countries (112 million people) participating in the The Three Seas project. It should be considered as an important factor that builds internal demand as well as influences the construction of a network economy based on common socio-economic and historical transformations, which are the basis for building strategic advantages of the entire region. In the study, the authors paid special attention to the factors determining the construction of the competitive position of the region based on the integration of individual economies through the development of IT (Information Technology Development) and the way they are connected and knowledge management at individual levels in the context of improving their functioning.