Keynote Address

Donald Louis Amoroso

Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair of Innovation and Strategy

Professor, Information Systems

Auburn University Montgomery

College of Business

Dr. Donald is one of Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair of Innovation and Strategy and Professor of Information Systems at College of Business, Auburn University Montgomery. Main areas of research include innovation, strategy, culture, and leadership in technology. Working interdisciplinary academic fields and cross-culturally with faculty to integrate areas to understand and change corporate and consumer innovation adoption.

Finished five-year research project in Japan analyzing the mobile strategy ecosystem; working with colleagues at 12 Japanese universities to develop research on each of the components of the mobile ecosystem. Research includes the strategy of mobile application development, food tracking and information, aging population, and consumer behavior culture. Interviews with key carrier executives include NTT DoCoMo, Softbank, and AU KDDI. Currently conducting innovation research in the Philippines as Visiting/Research Fellow Faculty member of Asian Institute of Technology with executives at Globe and Smart telecommunications companies. New research project with Chinese consumers; working with faculty in China at ten universities.

Keynote Address

Associate Professor
Kyushu University
Topic: Devising a Clean Energy Strategy in Asian Cities

HoomanFarzaneh is an associate professor at Kyushu University, Japan. He is particularly interested in issues related to quantitative and qualitative analysis and focusing on policy implementations designed to tackle air pollution problems at both regional and local scales. Prior to joining Kyushu University, Hooman worked at the Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University and the United Nations University. Dr. Farzaneh has more than ten years_ experience teaching energy-science-related subjects at various universities in Iran and Japan, and is currently the principal investigator of a funded research project entitled lean Energy Development in Asia-Pacific Cities_ at the Kyushu University Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research. His recent books include: "Energy Systems Modeling"Principles and Applications- 2019" and "Devising a clean energy strategy in Asian cities-2018.