Keynote Speakers

Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Northwest, USA

Professor Kuan-Chou Chen is Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Endowed Chair Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Management Information Systems. He was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, the Associate Dean for Faculty and Students Research, the Director of the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (2018-2019), Department Head of Information Systems, Finance, and Business Analytics (2005-2016), as well as Interim Department Head of Department of Graduate Studies in Education (2013-2014) at Purdue University Northwest. He was awarded with the “Outstanding Administrative Leadership award” for the year 2019-2020 at the University level. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his MBA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He specialized in business intelligence, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy. Professor Chen has more than 100 scholarly publications, most in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active participant in several professional journals and serves on three paper reviewer boards. Currently he is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. His productivity and scholarship have been recognized by his colleagues, being nominated three years in a row for an “Outstanding Scholar Award.” He also the recipient of Teacher of the Year Award (Purdue University Northwest, 2005.