Keynote Speakers




Prof. L. Roger Yin, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

Dr. L. Roger Yin is a Professor of Information Technology and Co-Director of Cyber Security Center for Business in the College of Business and Economics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. Dr. Yin serves as a Co-PI of a US$2M Dept. of Labor grant for establashing public-private collaboration on creating a Cybersecurity apprenticeship program. Roger was the recipient of Hermsen Teaching Award of 2015-16 of the Business School at UW-Whitewater. Roger grew up in Taipei City and earned a B.E. in Environmental Engineering from National Chung-Hsin University in Taiwan. He holds both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He has earned industry certifications including CPHIMS, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, GSNA, and ITIL-F. Dr. Yin possesses multidisciplinary educational and professional experiences in Engineering, Education, Cognitive Science, Business, Healthcare, and Information Technology. Roger presently serves as Director of Academic Affairs on the Board of Directors of Wisconsin Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He has been actively involved in the IT space for more than 25 years including work as Application Developer, Manager, Corporate Trainer, Consultant, Researcher, and Educator. Dr. Yin has published more than 40 refereed journal articles and presented more than 50 papers in national and international conference on and related to Information Technology. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Yin was elected the President of Organizational Systems Research Association, also a SIG affiliated with Association for Information Systems (AIS). Roger’s teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary that include cybersecurity management, IT governance & risk management, healthcare IT, e-learning systems for professional training and development, and Blockchain Technologies.

Prof. Paitoon Kraipornsak, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Dr Paitoon Kraipornsak is a Professor of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with minor in Statistics in 1980 from Thammasat University, Bachelor of Laws from Sukhothai Thammathirat University in 1987. He also received a Master of Economics of Development in 1991 and PhD in Economics from Australian National University in 1995 by holding the full sponsor scholarship of the Australian Agency for International Development, Australian Government, under the Colombo plan, 1988-1993.
He worked as a policy and planned analyst with the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) from 1981 to 1995. His responsibility was in the area of education policy and planning as a part of the National Economic and Social Development Plan. Before he left the Planning Office, he worked for the specific economic development zone and Greater Mekong Subregional Economic Cooperation Plan.
Professor Paitoon is currently working with the Faculty of Economics at Chulalongkorn University from 1995 until now. His work and interests are in the areas of Macroeconomics, Economic Policy and Plan, Economics of Development, and Applied Econometrics. He was a visiting researcher at Faculty of Business and Economics, Keio University, Tokyo. The research supported by Joint Research Program between Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and National Research Council of Thailand (NCRT) entitled "The Contribution of Foreign Direct Investment on Productivity and Growth" on 12 October to 4 November 2001. In 2008, he was a guest lecturer for Maastricht MBA Program Intake 11A, the joint Master of Business Administration Program conducting in Vietnam between the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUT, Vietnam) and the Maastricht School of Management (MSM, The Netherlands) Managerial Economics from 6 December to 11 December 2008. Occasionally, he has served as a reviewer of Journals, referee of academic positions in universities, a committee in some government offices including the present chair of the subcommittee for the research of Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.


Speech Title: Determinants of Exchange Rate and the Macroeconomic Condition: Thailand Case
Speech Abstract: Recently, Thailand’s currency (Thai baht) has been seen strong (appreciated) relatively to most currencies. Thai Baht is getting stronger even though the Thai economy is slowing down and export has been recording a negative growth rate. The study empirically examines the determinants of the exchange rate in the short run and long run. Conceptually, any situation either an increasing supply of foreign currency or decreasing demand for foreign currency can cause a fallen value of the foreign currency or vice versa. Two main findings indicates that: (i) The exchange rate is mainly determined by the amount of foreign reserve or dollars, real interest rate, the net inflow of foreign direct investment, and economic growth rate in the long run. (ii) Structurally, foreign currency (reserve) is strongly decreasing exchange rate of Thai baht (less value of the foreign currency). Besides, an increased GDP will increase the exchange rate (baht depreciation). Finally, the study found that trade surplus does not significantly affect the exchange rate. The central bank has realized the need for a more flexible financial measure by relaxing the rules to facilitate capital outflow to effectively lessen pressure on the strong Thai baht.


Keynote Speakers at ICEME History

Prof. Quan Lin Li
Beijing University of Technology, China

Prof. Jin Wang

Valdosta State University, USA

Prof. Wen Zhang
Beijing University of Technology, China

Assoc. Prof. Shuo Xu
Beijing University of Technology, China


Prof. Shaofeng Liu
Plymouth University, UK

Prof. Donald Chang
Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA

Prof. Alessio Ishizaka
University of Portsmouth, UK

Prof. Yixun Shi
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA


Prof. Basu D. Sharma
University of New Brunswick, Canada

Prof. Tim Huh
University of British Columbia, Canada

Assoc. Prof. Tao Zeng
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Assoc. Prof. Bixia Xu
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada