Simon Fraser University, Canada (IEEE Life Fellow)
Bio: Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles. She is currently a professor in the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests include communication networks and dynamical systems. She served as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director and President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Dr. Trajkovic serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems and Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Open Journal of Systems Engineering. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and System Society, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and a Fellow of the IEEE.
Clayton State University, USA
Bio: Dr. Shakil Akhtar is a Professor of IT and Computer Science at Clayton State University since 2007. He was the IT Department head from July 2007 to December 2008. He was a Professor in the College of Information Technology at UAE University from 2002 to 2007. His main research interests are reliability/performance modeling of computer and communications systems, QoS and security issues of fifth generation (and beyond) mobile systems, wireless LAN standards and CS/IT education. He was involved in creating 3G and 4G mobile systems simulation performance models while working for Lucent Technologies during 2000 to 2002. His other prior work experience includes Computer Science/Engineering Departments at Central Michigan University, University of Toledo, and King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has a wide teaching experience that includes undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Networks, Reliability, Performance Modeling, Simulation, Programming (Java, Visual Basic and C++), Computer Architecture and Digital System Design. His research has been supported by the universities and government funding agencies. He has received several individual and joint research grants from Clayton State University, UAE University, Central Michigan University. At the national level, he received NSF research grants while working for Central Michigan University. His published research consists of over 75 papers in international journals and proceedings of international conferences, including papers in IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Computer Communications, WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics, ASEE Annual Conference & Exhibitions, Spring and Summer Simulation Multiconferences, SIGCSE Technical Symposiums on Computer Science Education, etc. He is Editor-In-Chief of ANSI Information Technology Journal and member/reviewer of various international journal/conference advisory boards/technical committee, such as IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Journal of Emerging Trends in Computer and Information Sciences, ASEE Conferences, Scienceone International Conferences on Information Technology, etc. He is also an ABET program evaluator for CS programs since 2010, and has been involved in evaluating more than ten different CS programs nationally and internationally.
Lee Pui Mun
Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
Bio: Lee Pui Mun is a Professor in the School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences [SUSS]. He teaches management, strategy and operations. He also served as the Vice Dean and then the Dean of the School of Business, SUSS between 2010 to 2018. He has authored more than 60 articles and has done consulting work for many organisations in the areas of performance management, quality management, and operations management. He serves as an Assessor for the Singapore Quality Award and conducted research on business excellence. He was a member for the Singapore Quality and Safety Standards Committee and serves as a member of Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is a senior member of American Society for Quality and is a member for the Academy of Management. He has been a reviewer for many different journals and also an examiner for many different universities’ postgraduate theses.
Most businesses today know that they need to adapt and adopt
digital technologies. The important consideration is where and
how does a business plan and implement its digital
transformation strategically. Many real-life examples have shown
digitalization of customer activities and automation of
manufacturing processes. Besides these two areas in business,
where else could digital transformation be implemented that will
enhance productivity and competitiveness of the business?
This discussion will focus on how businesses should consider
strategic digital transformation and the use of a framework for
conceptualizing digitalization/automation in an organization.