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Speakers of ICPID 2020

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Prof. Cees de Bont,
Loughborough University, UK
(Dean of School of Design)

Professor de Bont is currently the dean of School of Design, Loughborough University. Before that, he was a dean in Delft and in Hong Kong and he worked at Philips Royal Electronics. His research covers design education, consumer behaviour, innovation adoption, design methods and networked innovation. He has published in many international journals, including Design Studies, Design Issues, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries, She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation and the Journal of Design, Business and Society.

Prof. Loon Ching Tang,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor TANG Loon Ching is a Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) in National University of Singapore (NUS).
LC Tang obtained his PhD in the field of operations research from Cornell University in 1992 under the NUS Overseas Scholarship. He has published widely in many leading international journals in the field of IEOM. He was presented the IIE Transactions 2010 Best Application Paper Award and the prestigious Ralph A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Awards for the best paper presented at 2011 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium. The latter award is widely recognized as a hallmark of excellence in the field of reliability and maintenance engineering the first time, and was the first time it went to authors affiliated to an Asian University in its 58-year history. He has been named 2014 IEOM Outstanding Educator by the IEOM Forum. He is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management.
LC Tang is the editor of Quality and Reliability Engineering International and has been on the editorial review board of the Journal of Quality Technology, the flagship journal of American Society for Quality, since 2006, among others. He is the main author of the book: Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts (which won the inaugural Masing Book Prize by International Academy of Quality); and a co-author of Markov-Modulated Processes and Semiregenerative phenomena. He is one of the founding members of Global Ports Research Alliance, IIE Asian Network and the steering committee of Logistics and Maritime Systems Conference Series; and has served as the General Chair of these conference series.
Besides being active in the forefront of research in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, LC Tang has also been engaged as consultant/trainer by many government agencies and MNCs in their enterprise transformation initiatives. To-date, he has trained and mentored more than 60 Master Black Belts and provided training to more than 3000 analysts, engineers and managers, from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Israel, China, USA, Indonesia, India and the Philippines in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Engineering Asset Management, Operations Research and Reliability Engineering.

Invited Speaker

Dr. Jörn Bühring,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

"Foresight and Design as a New Paradigm in Dealing with Complexity in this Hyperconnected World“

Dr. Jörn Bühring is currently Assistant Professor and faculty member at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design, where he is advancing a research culture that is cooperative, innovative, and highly impact focused. This collaborative approach (cf. Design Economies, Ignite Innovation) brings academia, designers, and business stakeholders together to develop high-impact design knowledge, concepts, and forward-looking solutions. Dr. Bühring's research explores Design Foresight, Vision and Fiction techniques as emerging processes within Strategic Design, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Management. A full member of the "World Futures Studies Federation" (www.wfsf.org), he has conducted since 2010 several major futures studies in luxury hospitality (2020), Omni-channel retailing (2020), and within the Financial Services sector, he has been leading a series of industry funded futures studies in Wealth Management and Private Banking to the year 2030. With emphasis placed on consumer-centred value innovation driving new markets, his research interests expand toward experiential human engagement propositions in form of service-centric user experience design concepts. Active across international markets, he collaborates with leading Universities in research and design-led innovation; Dr. Bühring also holds an honorary Adjunct Associate Professor position within the College of Business at RMIT University in Australia.
University Profile: https://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/meet-our-staff/jorn-buhring

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Keynote speakers of ICPID 2019

Prof. Richard Bibb

Loughborough University, UK


Prof. Richard Bibb Loughborough University, Uk Prof Bibb has been active in Additive Manufacturing research for more than 20 years. After graduating from ‎Brunel University with a BSc in Industrial Design in 1995 he moved to the National Centre for Product Design ‎& Development Research (PDR) at Cardiff Metropolitan University to undertake Rapid Prototyping research ‎gaining his PhD in 1999. He founded the Medical Applications Group at PDR in 1998 and led it for 10 ‎years. The group, now called Surgical & Prosthetic Design, continues to be ‎successful and recently won a ‎Queen’s Anniversary Award. He moved to the Design School, Loughborough University in 2008 and ‎established the Design for Digital Fabrication research group in 2014. His research focuses on design for 3D ‎Printing and the application of advanced design techniques in surgery, prosthetics, orthotics and medical ‎devices. He has contributed to research projects totalling £4.5 m from EU, Research Councils, charities and ‎industry. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers, chapters and books.‎

Speech Title: Design for Additive Manufacturing



Prof. Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Academic Supervision of Warwick University, UK
Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics & Broadcast Technology, UK & Ireland
Chair, IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society, UK & Ireland
Associate Vice Chair, BCS Health & Care Executive


Professor Ezendu Ariwa is a Chartered Fellow of British Computer Society (BCS) and Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics & Broadcast Technology Chapter, UK and Ireland. He is an Academic Supervisor at the University of Warwick, UK and held various academic and professional positions with many years of experience in the United Kingdom and Internationally He has achieved good collaboration with multicultural SMEs in the United Kingdom, with respect to mentoring and working on joint professional development on ICT enterprise programmes. He has experience of doctoral research supervision and consultancy as well as doctoral external examiner for various Universities both in the UK and internationally on Information Risk Management and applicable computing in Smart Cities and Healthcare. He has a good research profile and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS), Journal of E-Technology, and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of E-Politics and the Associate Editor of International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) Ezendu is author of a number of books and papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He has also delivered keynote speeches at various international conferences. He recently published a book on Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation, Publisher: IGI Global, USA.
Speech Title: Green Technology and Microplastic Pollution in Industrial Engineering: Implications for Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability



Assoc. Prof. Frido Smulders

Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands


Frido Smulders is an Associate Professor in Design, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and director of the Entrepreneurship by Design Lab at the School of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology.
Frido holds a PhD in ‘Innovation Sciences’ at Delft University of Technology and BSc & MSc degrees in Aerospace Engineering also from Delft. As an Aerospace Engineer, his research in the material sciences resulted in Glare, the material now applied in the fuselage of Airbus A380. His career in business prior to rejoining academia spans from a concept engineer in the Offshore Industry (SBM Offshore) to a materials specialist in Aerospace Industry (Alcoa) and as management consultant in the field of (technological) innovation and creativity.
His present research focuses on the verbs of innovating and entrepreneuring (corporate as well as new venture). He has an almost utopian aim to uncover the fundamental building blocks/’molecules’ of what (technological) innovating really is, that is, its theoretical fundaments.
Industrial practice is Frido’s living lab and he therefore collaborates intensively with a large set of companies. Included among these collaborations is with Unilever on a project called ‘Innovating innovation by Design’. Other partners are: Shell, Henkel, Aegon, LeasePlan, Oceanco, etc.
On the education side of his work he develops curricula, courses and teaches intensively on subjects related to his research portfolio, e.g. Technology based Entrepreneurship, Build Your Startup, Corporate Entrepreneurship by Design, Entrepreneurial Engineering, Leading Strategic Design, and Collaborative Business Design. Not surprisingly, Frido is a TU Delft Educational Fellow and by peers referred to as an ‘educational pioneer’.

Speech Title: The title of my speech will be: Entrepreneurial engineering by design: challenges for education and practice