All keynotes have confirmed their coming per February, 18 2017

Name Description
Matti Rossi , President of The Association for Information Systems 2017/2018.

Matti Rossi is a professor of information systems at Aalto University School of Economics. He has worked as research fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam, visiting assistant professor at Georgia State University, Atlanta and visiting researcher at Claremont Graduate University. He has been the principal investigator in several major research projects funded by the technological development center of Finland and Academy of Finland. His research papers have appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of AIS, Information and Management and Information Systems. He has been a senior editor of JAIS and Database for Advances of Information Systems and he is past editor of Communications of the Association for Information Systems. Matti Rossi is a member of IEEE, ACM and AIS.

Ting-Peng Liang, President-elect of The Association for Information Systems 2017/2018 – Fellow Recipient – Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2003

Ting-Peng Liang is a prolific scholar with long academic experiences. His Google H-index is 45 with 15911 citations (February 15, 2017), thus making him one of the leaders in IS discipline. Along with Prof Efraim Turban, he wrote widely read, cited, taught books at universities such as Decision Support Systems & Intelligent Systems 7 and Electronic Commerce

Currently, he is a full professor in Information Management Department in National Sun-Yat Sen University in Republic of China. He holds various important positions such as Dean, College of Management, National Sun Yat-sen University (2006 – 2009), Dean, Office of Academic Affairs and Director of Electronic Commerce Research Center,National Sun Yat-sen University (1999 – 2002), and Director, Software Incubator, National Sun Yat-sen University (1997 – 1999). He was an Associate Professor in Information Systems, Purdue University (1990 – 1993) and Assistant Professor, Accountancy Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986 – 1990).

Prof Liang received various awards regarding of his works namely Lifetime National Chair Professorship, Ministry of Education (2008), Fellow, Chinese Technology Management Association (2006), Academic Award, Ministry of Education (2006), National Chair Professorship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (國家講座教授) (2003 – 2006), Fellow, Association for Information Systems (資訊系統學會 院士) )( 2003), Sun Yat-sen Chair Professorship, National Sun Yat-sen University. (中山講座教授) (2001-2003 ), Research Fellow, National Science Council, Taiwan. (國科會特約研究員兩次) (2000-2006), and Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council (國科會傑出研究獎三次) (1994-1999)

Prof Liang obtained his PhD in Decision Sciences Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1986), MA in Decision Sciences, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1984, MBA in National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (1982) and B.S in Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (1975).

Caroline Chan, The president of Australian Council Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems (ACPHIS)

Professor Chan has chaired various academic and industry projects including the Management of Food and Grocery Distribution in the event of a Human Influenza Pandemic in 2007, the development of National Food Composition Database in 2010 (Scoping Study) and 2011/12 (Pilot implementation) and the development of the GoScan smart phone application in 2010.

Professor Chan speaks regularly in academic and industry events and has received numerous services awards for industry-associated projects including GS1 Recognition of Excellence Award for Academic Advancements in Supply Chain Management in 2007. Professor Chan was a member of the Australian Federal Government’s Low Value Parcel Processing Taskforce in 2012/2013 and a chair of international panel for the World Bank project in 2014/2015.

Professor Chan has over 20 years teaching experience and she teaches in the area of Business IT and Supply Chain Management in Melbourne and overseas. In recognition of her innovative teaching approaches, Professor Chan received National Carrick Australian Citation Award for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2006.

Caroline is currently the president of Australian Council Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems (ACPHIS), the peak body established to represent Australian Information Systems academics in matters of national and international importance.