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Chief Guest


Director, IIM, Banglore, India
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Rishikesha Krishnan is the Director and Professor of Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). He was earlier Director of IIM Indore. Professor Krishnan’s main areas of interest are strategy and innovation.

He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2008), and at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (2011-12). He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIMB from 2007-10.

Honourable Guest


Professor, Qatar University, Qatar
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Nripendra P. Rana is a Professor in Marketing at Qatar University's College of Business and Economics in Doha, Qatar. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Electronic Government Research and contributes to Journal of Computer Information Systems and International Journal of Information Management as an Associate Editor.

He is also a Coordinating Editor for Information Systems Frontiers. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from Swansea University, UK.

Dr. Cedwyn Fernandez

Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University and Director of Middlesex University Dubai. Earlier he was the CEO of Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Dubai and Chair of Graduate Studies at University of Wollongong in Dubai. His research interest includes Leadership, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Business, and Supply Chain Management. Cedwyn has hands on experience in the corporate world with over a decade experience with Saudi Arabian Airlines

and was in-charge of international project investments. His work has been published in leading academic journals and conferences and have won multiple best paper awards at conferences and excellence in research awards.


Head, Dept. of Logistics Management
Faculty of Business
Yasar University,
Bornova Izmir, Turkey
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Prof. Dr. Yigit Kazancoglu is the Professor & Head of Logistics Management at Yasar University. He has published over 100 Articles in the Web of Science and SCOPUS indexed journals. His research areas are :

Operations Management, Supply Chain Management. The subjects he is working on are; sustainability, circular economy, green supply chain management, and digitalization. He is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences (IJMEMS) (Scopus, ESCI).