Professor Dr.Dusit Niyato
School of Computer Science and Engineering and, by courtesy
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore
This talk focuses on the business adoption and transformation based on blockchain technology. First, some important features of blockchain are reviewed. Then, the blockchain business and monetization models will be presented. Examples of businesses that leverage the benefits of blockchain are given. Then, the presentation gives business case studies of blockchain in supply chain and payments in which different design approaches of the systems and blockchain adoptions are described and compared. The recommendations and major considerations of using the blockchain technology are also highlighted.
Dusit Niyato is currently a professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received B.E. from King Mongkuk's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand in 1999 and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2008. He has published more than 370 technical papers in the area of wireless and mobile networking, and is an inventor of four US and German patents. He has authored four books including "Game Theory in Wireless and Communication Networks: Theory, Models, and Applications" with Cambridge University Press. He won the Best Young Researcher Award of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific (AP) and The 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award. Currently, he is serving as a senior editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letter, an area editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (Radio Management and Multiple Access), an area editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (Network and Service Management and Green Communication), an editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He was a guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society for 2016-2017. He was named the 2017 highly cited researcher in Computer Science. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
Professor Dr. Pascal Bouvry
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Professor Dr. Bouvry obtained his Ph.D. degree ('94) in Computer Science with great distinction at the University of Grenoble (INPG), France. His research at the IMAG laboratory focussed on Mapping and scheduling task graphs onto Distributed Memory Parallel Computers. Next, he performed post-doctoral researches on coordination languages and multi-agent evolutionary computing at CWI in Amsterdam. Dr. Bouvry gained industrial experience as manager of the technology consultant team for FICS (belonging to S1 corp) a world leader in electronic financial services. Next, he worked as CEO and CTO of SDC, a Saigon-based joint venture between SPT (the second telecom operator in Vietnam), Spacebel SA (a Belgian leader in Space, GIS and Healthcare), and IOIT, a public research and training center. After that, Dr Bouvry moved to Montreal as VP Production of Lat45 and Development Director for MetaSolv Software, a world-leader in Operation Support Systems for the telecom industry (e.g. AT&T, Worldcom, Bell Canada, etc). Dr. Bouvry is currently professor at the University of Luxembourg, special advisor to the University President in charge regarding High Performance Computing, heading the PCOG (Parallel Computing and Optimization Group), directing the doctoral programme DP-CSCE, and directing the certificate SmartICT for Business innovation. Pascal Bouvry is also Faculty of the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability and active in various scientific committees and technical workgroups (IEEE CIS Cloud Computing vice-chair, IEEE TCSC GreenIT steering committee, ERCIM WG, ANR, COST TIST, etc.). Prof. Dr.Pascal Bouvry is also member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, Springer journal on Communications and Sustainable Computing, and Elsevier journal in Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.
Mr. Chamreon Visavachaipan
Chief Executive Officer, Jetour (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
In 1960, travel reservations were made by telegraph. In 1970, Telex played a key role in making reservations. Life became easier. In 1980, word processing and Fax machines were used. Things were moving faster. In 1990 the Internet was used, and we did not need to wait around a machine any more. Today, smart phones change the way we do travel business. Thanks to Steve Jobs, now everything is close by our finger tips. How could travel agents adapt to the new way of doing business with the new generation? Not just open a website or platform, we need to understand their behavior, and we need to tailor our product to meet their needs. Old fashion package tours might still be able to hold a small share of the market because there are some people who like to be pampered. But the fact is, the majority of people’s daily behavior has changed. Airlines and hotels have gone online, offering economy fares that attract tourists to go FIT rather than take the tradition package tour. However, the old traditional package tour makes Thailand one of the most visited countries in the world. Now, the challenge is how to maintain that top position. It is hard to make it to the top, but it is even harder to stay on top.
Mr. Chamreon Visavachaipan spent 25 years in United State (1969 – 1994) where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (DeVry University. Chicago, U.S.A. 1973). He was employed in several technical staff positions, and he was a business owner for 10 years prior to returning to Thailand. Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer at Jetour (Thailand) Co., Ltd. – a land operator for inbound tours. He was an official ticket agent for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, and the 2012 London Olympic Games. Also, he is currently the Chief Executive Officer at e-Discovery Co., Ltd, a computer system integrator. In the past, he held several different types of positions. He was a Sr. Manager in Program Management for Semiconductor Venture International Plc. He worked in Corporate Services for Submicron Technology Plc. where he was responsible for the startup of a state of the art wafer fabrication facility. He also was a business owner: V-Tech Inc. was a company that designed and manufactured POS cash registers for Central Florida Burger King.