Keynote speaker

Dr. Jaione Ganzarain

Dr. Jaione Ganzarain (PhD, MU) (PMP®)

Lecturer and researcher at Faculty of Engineering, Mondragon University, Bilbao, Spain

Keynote Title: "Business Model Innovation through Industry 4.0"

Bio: Dr Jaione Ganzarain is lecturer and researcher at Mondragon University, Faculty of Engineering. Her current research focuses on technological entrepreneurship, managing innovation, IMTs, academic technological entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial university and university-industry collaboration and Innovation Management. She has been involved in various regional research project related to academic entrepreneurship and university-industry collaboration. During the last 20 years at the University she has been involved in different University-Business cooperation projects and activities like Industry Based Problem-Based Learning approach, Long-Life Learning, University-Business Collaborative schemes, as well as Action Research Activities with SMEs based on university business collaboration approaches.
She is nowadays participating in several EU projects like: T-DORE (KIK – Raw Materials) The main objective of T-DoRe (T-shaped Doctors in Residence – doctoral training in RTOs and industries) is to create new innovation champions through training of T-shaped professionals for RTOs and industry in the raw materials sector with knowledge in applied sciences, practice, and market innovations and TRANSFERINN (Interreg POCTEFA) The main objective of the project is to promote the transfer of knowledge available in technological centers, universities and training centers to SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Her main publications are the following:
Ganzarain, J., Igartua, J. I. and Markuerkiaga, L. (2013). Regional strategic development methods as a tool for the emergence of new industries at regional level In Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management - XVII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización.
Ganzarain, J., Markuerkiaga, L. and Gutierrez, A. (2014). Lean Startup as a tool for fostering academic & industry collaborative entrepreneurship. In Proceedings from the INTED2014 Proceedings. 6844-6852. problem-based learning with engineering students: lessons learned. In Proceedings from the INTED2014 Proceedings. 6761-6771.
Ganzarain, J., Igartua, J. I. & Markuerkiaga, L. Regional strategic development methods as a tool for the emergence of new industries at regional level 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management - XVII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización, 2013.
Ganzarain, J., Markuerkiaga, l. & Gutierrez, A. Lean Startup as a tool for fostering academic & industry collaborative entrepreneurship. INTED2014 Proceedings, 2014. 6844-6852.
Ganzarain, J., Markuerkiaga, l. & Konde, B. Business real market testing programme as an experimental methodology for entrepreneurial education in vocational training. INTED2014 Proceedings, 2014. 6853-6859.
Ganzarain, J., Errasti, N. & Markuerkiaga, L. A pilot experience applying Lean starup methodology for Sme. ICERI 2014 Proceedings, 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Seville. 17-19 November), pp. 1070-1079.
Ruiz, M., Ganzarain, J, Igartua, J. I. Innovative, smart and educational model. ICERI2014 Proceedings (7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Seville. 17-19 November), pp. 6532-6541.


Prof. Dr. Eng.  A. M. Negm

Prof. dr. eng. Abdelazim M. Negm

Professor and Executive Manager of Zagazig University Crisis and Disaster Center

Keynote Title: "Educators and Professors for the Sustainable Development Era"

Bio: Prof. Abdelazim Negm was born in Sharkia, Egypt on 16th April 1962 and has been graduated in May 1985 from Zagazig University (ZU), Zagazig, Egypt and was awarded the B.Sc. Degree in "Civil Engineering - Irrigation and Environmental Engineering" with average grade "Very Good with honors, with 84.5%". Negm has been awarded the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in civil Engineering (Irrigation and Hydraulics) from Ain Shams University, Egypt and the PhD degree in Hydraulics on 1992 from Zagazig University. Currently, he is a professor of Hydraulics and (Water Resources) in Water and Water structures Engineering Department at Faculty of Engineering of Zagazig University.
He worked as a demonstrator in Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University in 1986 and continued till he occupied the position of vice dean for Academic and Student Affair. He worked for Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) as a professor of Water Resources since Dec. 2012 until Sept. 2016 and chairperson of Environmental Engineering Dept. at E-JUST since March 2013 until March 2016.
He published about 300 papers in national and international Journals and conferences. He is listed in (a) Marquis Who is Who?, (b) IBC's 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century , and (c) ABI directory for his achievement in the field of Hydraulics and Water Resources. He was nominated for many other awards from both IBC and ABI. He participated in more than 60 conferences. He has awarded the prizes of best papers three times. His research areas include hydraulic, hydrology and water resources. Currently, he is very interested in sustainability studies, Sustainable development and green environment.
Prof. Negm is a member of IAHR and a member of the Egyptian permanent promotion committee for Water Resources (51b) for promotion associate and professor positions and currently he is the acting head of this committee. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and Int. Conferences, associate editor-in-chief for IWTJ and was member of the organizing committee of Oceanography 2015, and IWTC2013-IWTC2017. Also, he is the secretary general of the IWC ( www.IWTC.info) since 2013. He is the head of the ZU committee for assessment of the scientific publications of ZU faculties and the head of the committee for developing the Bylaw of the Faculty of Higher Studies in Sustainable Development and Green Economy including Climate changes, mitigation and adaptation.


K. Khalili

Prof. Khalil Khalili

University of Birjand, Mechanical Eng. Dept.

Keynote Title: "Employing Infrared technology in Medical applications"

Bio: Prof. K. Khalili from University of Birjand, Department of Mechanical Eng. is a tenured faculty at University of Birjand. His are of interest is CAD/CAM and Machine Vision Applications in Manufacturing. He obtained a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering and MSc. in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering both from University of Salford, Manchester-UK. He obtained his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Polytechnic Tehran). His main Teaching areas cover Advanced Manufacturing Systems, CAD/CAM, Metal Forming Processes and Analysis.

He has supervised more than 10 PhD and 40 MSc thesis. He has published more than 40 Journal and 75 Conference papers. He has in his record 4 patents and published one book (in Persian). Prof. Khalil chaired two international conferences. He has attended many international conferences around the world and spent a 9 months Sabbatical Leave at University of Nottingham-UK. Prof. Khalili has in his resume different administrative jobs, including Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Chair of International Relation Office, Vice-President for Education.
He is currently the President of University of Birjand - Iran.



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