Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andrew W. H. Ip is the principal research fellow, and Associate Director of IGDS, a postgraduate programme joint with the Warwick University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was previously Lab-in-charge of the RFID laboratory and associate professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also a chartered engineer, senior member of IEEE and member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and members of various professional bodies in mechanical and electrical engineering. He has received his PhD from Loughborough University (U.K.), MBA from Brunel University (U.K.), MSc in Industrial Engineering from Cranfield University (U.K.), and LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.).

Dr Ip was awarded in 2015 “Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury” and “Thailand Award for Best International Invention” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Geneva, and he was awarded the “Natural Science Award” in 2013 Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards by the Ministry of Education of Mainland China. Dr. Ip is visiting professor of Civil Aviation University of China, Sun Yat-Sen University, South China Normal University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and Honorary Fellow of the University Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Dr Ip has published more than 250 papers with over 150 papers in SCI indexed journals and has written books and invited book chapters. His publications are related to AI, decision support systems, ERP, and information technology. He is also the Chief Editor of Enterprise Information Systems, Taylor and Francis (SCI indexed); founder and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Engineering Business Management, Sage publishing (ESCI and SCOPUS Indexed) and editorial member of various international journals. He also served as consultant and independent non executive directors of listed technology companies in Hong Kong.