Keynote Speakers

Prof. Gwanhoo Lee
American University, USA

Dr. Gwanhoo Lee is Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Technology and Analytics in the Kogod School of Business at the American University, Washington, DC. He has consulted for the World Bank and Samsung on digital strategy. In addition, he has advised and worked closely with senior IT executives from a number of organizations including 3M, Amtrak, American Red Cross, Cargill, General Motors, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, IBM, Marriott, Medtronic, Northwest Airlines, Pillsbury, and St. Paul Companies.
Dr. Lee’s research areas include digital transformation, digital innovation, digital health, cybersecurity, information privacy, smart government, software development agility and complexity, and project management. His research has been published in top academic journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Management, Government Information Quarterly, Information Technology and People, Telecommunication Policy, and IEEE Pervasive Computing.
Dr. Lee earned his doctorate in management information systems from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from Seoul National University in Korea. He has given talks to a number of executive programs around the world.

Prof. Steve Furnell
University of Plymouth, UK

Steven Furnell is a professor of information security and leads the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research at the University of Plymouth. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection. He has authored over 320 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as books including Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System. Prof. Furnell is the current Chair of Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and a member of related working groups on security management, security education, and human aspects of security. He is also a board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and chairs the academic partnership committee and southwest branch.

Prof. Hee Yong Youn
Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Hee Yong Youn received the BS and MS degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1977 and 1979, respectively, and the PhD degree in computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in 1988. He had been Associate Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington until 1999. He is presently Professor of College of Software, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea, and Director of Ubiquitous computing Technology Research Institute.
His research interests include distributed and ubiquitous computing, IoT, and intelligent system. He has published more than 400 papers in int'l journals and conference proceedings, and received Outstanding Paper Award from the 1988 IEEE ICDCS, 1992 Supercomputing, 2012 IEEE ICCITS, 2014 Cyber-Enabled Dist Comp & Knowledge Discovery, etc. Dr. Youn has been actively contributing to the related society including General Chair of IEEE PRDC 2001, Int’l Conf. on Ubiquitous Computing Systems (UCS) in 2006 and 2009, UbiComp 2008, CyberC 2010, Program Chair of PDCS 2003 and UCS 2007. He has been also Consulting Professor of Software R&D Center, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics, Korea. Dr. Youn is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society.