Plenary Keynotes

Prof. CarayannisProf. BastakiProf. BastProf. Kassicieh

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Prof. Elias Carayannis
George Washington Univeristy
USA

Dr. Elias G. Carayannis is Full Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center, (EURC) at the School of Business of the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Carayannis’ teaching and research activities focus on the areas of strategic Government-University-Industry R&D partnerships, technology road-mapping, technology transfer and commercialization, international science and technology policy, technological entrepreneurship and regional economic development.
Dr. Carayannis has several publications in both academic and practitioner journals, including IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Research Policy, Journal of R&D Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Technovation, Journal of Technology. Transfer, Engineering Management Journal, Journal of Growth and Change, Review of Regional Studies, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Le Progres Technique, and Focus on Change Management. He has also published more than twenty books to date on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship with Springer, CRC Press, Praeger/Greenwood, Palgrave/MacMillan and Edward Elgar, and has several more projects under contract.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Edward Elgar Book Series on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the Springer Book Series on Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management; the Palgrave MacMillan Book Series on Democracy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Growth (DIE4Growth), the Springer Book Series on Arts, Research, Innovation and Society (ARIS), the Springer Journal of the Knowledge Economy; the Springer Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Systems View Across Time and Space and the IGI International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development; Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development and on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals.
He has consulted for a wide variety technology-driven organizations in both government and the private sector, including the World Bank, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, IKED, the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program, the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM), the USN CNO Office, Sandia National Laboratories’ New Technological Ventures Initiative, the General Electric Corporate Training & Development Center, Cowen & Co, First Albany International, Entreprises Importfab, and others. He is fluent in English, French, German, Greek, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION ACADEMIC WORK:

  • SPRINGER TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT BOOK
    SERIES:
    o http://www.springer.com/series/8124
  • EDWARD ELGAR SCIENCE, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
    o http://www.e-
    elgar.com/shop/books?book_series=Science,%20Innovation,%20Technology%20and%20Entrepre neurship%20series
  • SPRINGER ENCYCLOPEDIA ON CREATIVITY, INVENTION, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
    o http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=4379
    o http://www.springer.com/business+%26+management/book/978-1-4614-3857-1
  • SPRINGER JOURNAL OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A SYSTEMS
    VIEW ACROSS TIME AND SPACE:
    o http://www.innovation-entrepreneurship.com
  • SPRINGER JOURNAL OF THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY:
    o http://www.springer.com/economics/policy/journal/13132
  • IGI JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:
    o http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-social-ecology-sustainable/1174
  • SPRINGER ARTS, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND SOCIETY BOOK SERIES:
    o http://www.springer.com/series/11902
  • PALGRAVE MACMILLAN DEMOCRACY, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR GROWTH BOOK SERIES:
    o https://www.palgrave.com/us/series/14635
  • SPRINGER JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND EDUCATION
    o http://www.technology-innovation-education.com
  • EMERALD INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION FOR GROWTH
    o http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/notable/page.htm?id=2059-2841

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Dr. Eesa Bastaki
Dubai University
UAE

Dr. Eesa Bastaki is the former CEO of the ICT Fund and is actively leading the effort to create an eco-system in the UAE ICT industry, by encouraging entrepreneurship, funding R&D projects and University scholarships and implementing ICT initiatives at the school level.  As a UAE national scientist and researcher he studied abroad where he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego and Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine.  His research interests are Multiple Access Communications, Coding and Synchronization.  He was a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department at UAE University since 1989 until 2011.  During his career he held many posts.  He was the Chairman of the Energy & Technology Sections during 1990-1992 at the Technology & Energy Research Center, UAEU.  At UAEU, he was the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in 1992-1996 and the Director of the IT Center in 1998-2000.  From 2000 to 2003 he founded the IT Center at Al-Ain Municipality.  He was Consultant and Director of Education & Technology from 2003 to 2008 and one of the founders of Dubai Silicon Oasis.  He is one of the founders of Rochester Institute of Technology-Dubai.  Now, he is the President of University of Dubai, Chairman of Emirates Science Club, Board Member of Cultural & Science Association.  He is also the Honorary Chairman of IEEE, UAE Section and member of Society of Engineers.  He is a member of Advisory Boards of 7 universities. He is the recipient of Sheikh Rashid’s Award for Scientific Excellence. In 2009, he received UAE’s highest award “The Emirates Awards for Science, Arts and Literature” in sciences.

Prof. Gerald Bast

Prof. Gerald Bast
Univ of Applied Arts
Austria

Gerald Bast (*1955) is rector / president of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria since 2000. After his studies in law and economics at Johannes Kepler University Linz where he earned a Doctorate in Law, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Higher Education and at Ludwig Boltzmann Research Society. He is member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, board-member of the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), member at the pool of experts for the Institutional Evaluation Programme of the European University Association (EUA), member of the scientific Board of the “Journal for University Law, University Management and University Politics” (Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik) and, together with Elias Carayannis, editor-in-chief of the book series ”Art, Research, Innovation and Society”.
The main fields of interest and activities are higher education policy, university management, cultural policy and the role of cultural knowledge for societal innovation and progress.
As university president Gerald Bast initiated various new programs focusing on transdisciplinary teaching and research and on the interrelation between the arts and society, like “Social Design-Arts as Urban Innovation”,  “TransArts“, “Art and Science”. He founded the “Angewandte Innovation Lab” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, accentuating the role of the arts in innovation processes by facilitating intercommunication between the arts, science & technology, social science, economics and politics.
Gerald Bast published in the fields of university law, university management as well as educational and cultural policy and he held various invited lectures on the role of art, creativity, innovation and higher education, among them at Johns Hopkins University Washington D.C. (USA), Tsing Hua University Beijing (CN), Tong Ji University Shanghai (CN), University of Auckland (NZ), Dunedin School of Arts (NZ), City University Hong Kong (CN), University of the Arts Utrecht NL), Lakit Kala Akademi New Delhi (IN)  and the European Culture Forum Brussels (B).

Prof. Suleiman Kassicieh

Prof. Suleiman Kassicieh
University of New Mexico
USA

Prof. Suleiman K. “Sul” Kassicieh is Distinguished Professor of Technology Management and the Anderson School of Management Endowed Chair in Economic Development at the University of New Mexico. He also chairs the Finance, International, Technology and Entrepreneurship department at Anderson. He was inducted into the New Mexico Who’s Who in Technology in 2011. He is the founder of the Management of Technology program at the Anderson School which is ranked in the top 10 in the US (Journal of Product Innovation Management). He is the developer of the UNM Business Plan Competition where student teams compete for more than $100,000 in annual prizes. He consults with a number of national and international organizations in areas such as economic development based on technology, technology commercialization, strategic planning and venture funding. He serves/served on a number of small high tech company boards.  His book “From Lab to Market: Commercialization of Public Sector Technologies” was published in 1994 by Plenum. He has published over 100 technical and management papers in such journals as Operations Research, California Management Review, Management International Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management among many others. He also has received more than $5 million in research grants and contracts. His full C.V. is at

http://www.mgt.unm.edu/faculty/vita/skassicieh.pdf