Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ts Dr. Md Asri Bin Ngadi

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Prof. Ts Dr. Md Asri Bin Ngadi’s research interests are in the area of Network Protocol Design for Autonomous Networks including Computer & Network Security, Wireless & Sensor Networks. His research has appeared in Scopus and WoS indexed journals cited as many as 805 with H-Index 12. He has also played an active role as an editorial board at the International Journal for Research in Science, Engineering, and Technology since 2015 and has been involved in peer-reviewing many journals. And international conferences. He was also the Program Committee of The 3rd International Workshop on Blockchain Systems and Applications (BlockchainSys2020). Not only that, but he was also trusted several times to be the Grant Reviewer Panel from 2013 to 2015.

He has supervised and co-mentored several postgraduate students in this field. He is widely known for his work on Network Protocol Design for Autonomous Networks, including Computer & Network Security, Wireless & Sensor Networks. He gave several lectures on these topics, as a Keynote at the ICT International Student Project Conference (ICT-ISPC2016) conference, Thailand. The keynote on the Internet of Things: Applications, Future Trends, and Challenges for IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication & Automation, Galgotis University, India. And invite several other speakers.

He also received an award from the Gold Award at International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX'13) Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in 2013. Awarded the Gold Award at Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX'12) at Universiti Tun Hussien Onn, and still much more.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ir. Untung Rahardja, M.T.I., MM

University of Raharja & Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Untung Rahardja (UR) is an Associate Professor in Management Education, and Information Systems specialized in Blockchain Technology. He was a part of Atmel Corporation as an IC Designer in San Jose, California back in 1990. For his educational background, he obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of California Berkeley. He then completed his Master's Degree in Information Technology at the University of Indonesia. He further pursued his second Master's degree and Ph.D. degrees in the same year at the School of Economics and Business at the University of Persada, Indonesia YAI. For 30 years, he has devoted himself to the Tridharma of Education and Teaching, Research, Community Service and is certified as an Associate Professor at Raharja University, Indonesia.

He has mentored graduate students, particularly in the area of blockchain. He has been the keynote speaker in several international conferences on these topics. He also founded Alphabet Incubator, a facility to encourage Creative Innovation Startups in the Digital Economy. Currently, UR is also pursuing his second Doctoral degree in Computer Science at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with the Faculty of Engineering, concentrating on blockchain for education.

UR Research interests are in the blockchain field, especially blockchain for education. UR received postdoctoral funding on Blockchain for Education from the Minister of Research and Technology BRIN (Research and Technology BRIN). Also, he received startup funding through the ABC (Alphabet Blockchain) Program. More than 40 of his research appears in international indexed journals in Scopus and WoS and highly respected international conferences, such as IEEE. UR's books and articles reach the level of 248 citations and h-index 9. He is also involved as the Editorial Board of ten national/international journals and conferences and is a peer-reviewer in the journal of enterprise information management (Q1).

In 2020, he received many awards in his field, one of which was awarded by the Minister of Research and Technology of the National Research and Innovation Agency of the Republic of Indonesia as the National 500 Best Researchers based on the Science and Technology Index (SINTA). He also owns more than ten intellectual rights properties, one of which is the Australian Patent innovation from the CWCP - Multi-Branch Blockchain Rules: Creating a Multi-Branch Blockchain Configurable Protocol Rules.

UR is the author/editor of five books and 43 scientific journal papers, with more than 280 reference citations, a member of the Editorial Board of ten national/international journals and conferences, and a co-inventor of Indonesian patents. His research projects are funded by the ministry of education and industry partners such as Vexanium, Skyputra Pancasurya. UR provides advice to senior executives from associations for various industries such as blockchain technology, educational technology, management systems, and renewable energy.

Professor. Shih-Chih Chen, Ph.D
Professor Department of Information Management
National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Dr. Shih-Chih Chen presently serves as an Associate Professor of Department of Information Management at National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His research interests include electronic commerce, marketing, social media applications and managerial issues of emerging technologies. He published several articles in Computers in Human Behavior (SSCI, Q1, IF= 4.31), Internet Research (SSCI, Q1, IF= 4.11), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (SSCI, Q1, IF= 3.82), Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking (SSCI, Q2, IF= 2.65), Personnel Review (SSCI, Q2, IF= 1.36), Journal of Service Management (SSCI, Q2, IF= 3.23), International Journal of Mobile Communications (SSCI, Q2, IF= 1.742), Virtual Reality (SCI, Q1, IF= 2.91), Computer Standards & Interfaces (SCI, Q2, IF= 2.44), Journal of Medical Systems (SCI, Q2, IF= 2.42), Industrial Management & Data Systems (SCI), etc.