Dr. Patrick CHAU
The University of Hong Kong

Patrick Y.K. Chau is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the School of Business, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. The University of Western Ontario, Canada. His research interests include issues related to IS/IT adoption and implementation, information presentation and model visualization, and electronic commerce. He has papers published in major information systems journals including MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, Journal of MIS, Decision Sciences, and others. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including MIS Quarterly, Information and Management, and European Journal of Information Systems.

Dr. Shirley BODE
Edith Cowan University, Australia

Dr Shirley Bode is a Lecturer in the School of Computer and Information Science at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Western Australia. Her research interests relate to Internet strategy, e-business, strategic alignment, e-learning, SMEs and consultant engagement particularly in relation to business to consumer e-business. Shirley has recently completed her PhD thesis titled "Designing a framework for the alignment of e-business strategy and consultant engagement processes in Australian SMEs: a cross-case analysis". Shirley has been published in a number of refereed publications and has presented her research at several International conferences and is a member of the Program Committee of IRMA2003.

Professor Jae Kyu LEE
Korea Advanced Institute of Scienceand Technology, South Korea

Jae Kyu Lee,
Professor, Graduate School of Management
KAIST, Seoul, Korea
Director, International Center of Electronic Commerce.
Editor-in-chief, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications

Professor T.P. LIANG
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Professor of Information Systems at Chinese University of Hong Kong and National Sun Yat-sen University

T.P. Liang is Professor of Information Systems at National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan and visiting at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to the current position, he had taught at the University of Illinois and Purdue University in the United States. In the past he has extensively involved in the development of e-commerce in Taiwan. In addition to incubating and provide consultation to e-business companies, he is on the electronic commerce advisory boards of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Finance of Taiwanese Government. Academically, he is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Electronic Commerce and has published many articles in the area.

Mrs. Cindy CHENG
Octopus Card Limited, Hong Kong

Cindy Cheng joined Octopus Cards Limited as Sales & Marketing Director in July 2002 responsible for the formulation and execution of sales and marketing strategies, business development and corporate relations of the company.

Cindy Cheng was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Dickson Cyber Concepts, a subsidiary of publicly listed Dickson Concepts, for 2.5 years prior to joining Octopus Cards Limited. As CEO of the company, she took responsibilities for the identification, acquisition, development, execution and supervision of the company's business.

A well known and pioneer member of Hong Kong's internet and technology sector, Cindy Cheng has been a leading figure in the IT industry for 22 years. She is recognized for her expertise in the field as well as her evangelical promotion of e-commerce in the Asian Region. Prior to joining Dickson Cyber Concepts, Cindy Cheng was with IBM for 22 years and her last position at IBM was General Manager of e-business & Multi Industry Solutions at IBM Greater China. She was responsible for implementing IBM's business objectives in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (Greater China Group). This included development of IBM's marketing strategy, promoting awareness and adoption of e-business, helping customers to build up information infrastructure and assisting them to grow their businesses with e-solutions.

Cindy Cheng is very active in various industry and government advisory committees. She is the Chairwoman of the e-Commerce Adoption Campaign Organizing, the Chairwoman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Information Services Committee and the Vice President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation.

Mrs. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is married with two daughters.

Dr. Louis C. K. MA
City University of Hong Kong, China

Dr. Louis C. K. Ma is the Associate Head and Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems as well as the Associate Director of iMBA Programme at the City University of Hong Kong. His current research and teaching areas include IT management, e-business strategy and e-learning. He received the CityU Teaching Excellence Award in 2000.

Louis serves in the 1st & 2nd HKSAR Election Committee (IT sector, 1998-2004) for the election of HKSAR Chief Executive and Legislative Councillors. He serves in the Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong IT Industry Council and is a former VP of the Hong Kong Computer Society and the founder and committee member of its e-Business Specialist Group. He is Organizing Co-chair of ICEC2002 as well as Programme Chair of HKICC'96 and HKICC'97.

Prior to joining CityU in 1997, Louis worked for PolyU's Department of Computing as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Professor for 10 years. He also worked for large organizations in Hong Kong and Australia as IT professional/manager from 1976 to 1987.

Louis obtained his MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney and his PhD (thesis in information systems strategy) from the University of Warwick.

Mr. Steve W. BEASON
The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr Steve W. Beason was appointed Executive Director, Information Technology of The Hong Kong Jockey Club in August 1998. Mr Beason manages a staff of nearly 400 IT professionals and is responsible for leveraging Information Technology to support the Club's mission to deliver world-class horseracing and betting services to the Hong Kong public.

Prior to joining the Club, Mr Beason was Vice President, Software Engineering of GTECH, a global supplier of systems and services to the lottery and gaming/entertainment industries. Responsible for building and customising software for specific clients, he oversaw 20 regional development centres on 5 continents and successfully developed and installed over 40 major gaming systems world-wide. In his 12 years at the company, Mr Beason also held a number of other key technical and managerial positions.

Earlier in his career, Mr Beason spent two years in Sweden as Technical Project Manager of AB Trav och Gallop, where he worked on the deployment of a national multi-track pari-mutual wagering system for The Swedish National Horse Racing Association.

Professor Dr. Christer CARLSSON
Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Prof Christer Carlsson, Director of the IAMSR, and a professor of management science, is a member of the Steering Committee of EUNITE, an EU/IST Network of Excellence, and chairman of the UC Berkeley BISC-SIG on Soft Decision Analysis. Professor Carlsson got his DSc(BA) in 1977, and has lectured extensively at various universities in Europe, in the U.S., in Asia and in Australia. Professor Carlsson has organised and managed several research programs in industry in knowledge based systems, decision support systems, fuzzy real options valuation and software agents, and has done research work also in multiple criteria optimisation and decision making, and fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic. He is on the editorial board of (among others) the EJOR, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, ITOR, Cybernetics and Systems, and Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Business. He is the author of 3 books, and an editor or co-editor of 5 special issues and 12 books, and has published more than 200 papers (about 110 in major journals, edited books, and conference proceedings with peer review).

Professor Y.V. HUI
Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Y V Hui is Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies at City University of Hong Kong. He is also a Professor in the Department of Management Sciences. He taught at National University of Singapore, Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of New South Wales before joining CityU. Prof Hui received his PhD from Virginia Tech and his research interests include Decision Sciences and Applied Statistics. He has published articles in academic journals such as Management Science, IEEE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, etc. Prof Hui is the Director of Knowledge Discovery Centre: SAS-CityU Partnership and the core member of Center of Cyber Logistics (jointly supported by CityU and the Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Mr. Malcolm Ernest GRAY
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Mr Gray's primary responsibility is IT strategy, human resources and procurement review for Asia-Pacific IT entities outside Hong Kong. For this he reports to Head of IT Asia and Hong Kong. His secondary responsibility is for the Group Data Centre Strategy project, with a fifteen-year outlook, on worldwide migration of IT processing workloads and reduction of locations. For this he reports to the Global Head of IT Operations and Telecommunications in London.

Mr Gray previously held various positions leading to Regional IT Operations Head (Asia-Pacific) responsible for operations, technical support and geographic management of group telecommunications.

Prior to joining HSBC in 1981, Mr Gray worked for Swire Group, Computer Sciences Corporation and the Board of Trade (United Kingdom).

Mr Gray holds an MBA degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Rob LAW
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Dr. Rob Law has worked in Canada and Hong Kong in both industry and academia. Prior to joining The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1995, he worked in the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, University of Regina, and Bell Northern Research/Northern Telecom in Canada.

Dr. Law is currently an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel & Tourism Management. Dr. Law actively serves the professional and research bodies in hospitality and tourism. His research interests include Hotel & Tourism Information Technology, Hospitality & Tourism Forecasting, and Computer Assisted Hospitality Education. His research papers have been published by the leading hospitality and tourism journals.

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