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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Perry Shum
OSA Fellow, SPIE Fellow
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof Shum received his PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1995. In 1999, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Director of Centre for Optical Fibre Technology and was the chair, committee member and international advisor of many international conferences. He was also the founding member of IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter (formerly IEEE LEOS). He is currently the chairman of OSA Singapore Chapter. Prof Shum has published more than 500 journal and conference papers with his research interests being in the areas of speciality fibres and fibre-based devices. His H-index is 38. In recent few years, his publications have been cited about 500-800 times per year. He is SPIE Fellow and OSA Fellow.

Invited Speakers


Prof. Meelis Kitsing,
Estonian Business School, Estonia

Meelis Kitsing is a Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance and Director at the Centre for Free Economic Thought at the Estonian Business School. He also serves as the President of Estonian Economic Association. He was Head of Economic Analysis at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications from 2011 to 2015. Meelis has taught at the University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Emmanuel College, Bentley University and Western New England University in the United States.

His contributions on political economy of information technology and open source software development have been published by Transnational Corporations Review, Journal of Politics, Policy and Internet, Journal of Information Technology and Politics as well as by MIT Press, ACM and IOS Press. His research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, Hayek Fund for Scholars at the Institute for Humane Studies and Humane Studies Fellowship of Institute for Humane Studies at the George Mason University. He has conducted research at Estonian Business School, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia, University of Massachusetts Amherst, National Center for Digital Government (US), George Mason University, Central European University and Harvard University.He has been quoted in the Financial Times, Economist, Reader’s Digest, El Comercio and Postimees.

Meelis earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (US), his MALD as a Fulbright scholar from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (US) and his MSc as a Peacock scholar from London School of Economics (UK).


Prof. Thanh Van Do,
Telenor / Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Prof. Dr. Do Van Thanh obtained his MSc in Electronic and Computer Sciences from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and his PhD in Informatics from the University of Oslo. He joined Telenor R&D in 2000 and has been working in a variety of fields including distributed computing, mobile service personalization, mobile commerce, and privacy and security. At Telenor Research, he is in charge of Identity Management, Cyber Security and SIM research activities. He has been the project leader of multiple EU research projects and member of multiple conference technical committees. He is also a professor at the Oslo Metropolitan University. He is the author of more than 200 publications at international conferences and journals and holds 22 patents.