Keynote Speakers


Academic Supervision of Warwick University, UK
Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics & Broadcast Technology, UK & Ireland
Chair, IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society, UK & Ireland
Associate Vice Chair, BCS Health & Care Executive


Professor Ezendu Ariwa  is a  Chartered Fellow of  British Computer  Society  (BCS) and Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics & Broadcast Technology Chapter, UK and Ireland.  He is an Academic Supervisor at the University of Warwick, UK and held various academic  and professional positions with many  years of experience in the United Kingdom and Internationally
He has achieved good collaboration with multicultural SMEs in the United Kingdom, with respect to mentoring and working on joint professional development on ICT enterprise programmes. He has experience of doctoral research supervision and consultancy as well as doctoral external examiner for various Universities both in the UK and internationally on Information Risk Management and applicable  computing in Smart Cities and Healthcare.

He has a good research profile and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS), Journal of E-Technology, and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of E-Politics and the Associate Editor of International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)

Ezendu  is author of a number of books and papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He has also delivered keynote speeches at various international conferences.  He recently published a book on Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation, Publisher: IGI Global, USA



Prof. Luigi Maria Galantucci, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Full Professor in Technologies and Production Systems School of Engineering, Politecnico di Bari (2000 - today).

Head of the Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering Laboratory and of the MICROTRONIC-Micromachining, Micro 3D scanning and Micro-measurement Laboratory of the DMMM – Politecnico di Bari.

Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (23/07/1981), Associate Professor (1992-2000), Assistant Professor (1984-1982).

• "Doctor Honoris Causa" conferred by the Academic Senate of the Politechnic University of Tirana – PTU (Albania - October 16th, 2009).

• Fellow for life since 2006 of CIRP – Collège International pour l'étude scientifique des techniques de Production mécanique, now International Academy for Production Engineering.

• Deputy Dean of the 1st Faculty of Engineering (2010-2012), Politecnico di Bari, former Deputy of the Rector for European Project, Rector's Delegate for the Evaluation of Educational and Research Activities, Director of the Master Degree Course in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Vice Director of the Department.

• Member of the Editorial Board of the "CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology", edited by Elsevier Science.

Since the year 1981, he is involved in several research projects funded by the Italian Minister of Public Education, the Italian Minister of the Scientific and Technological Research, the National Council of the Research, on: 3D scanning and measurement of micro components, Rapid Prototyping, Reverse Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Process Planning, Feature Technology, Non Traditional Manufacturing (Laser Processing), Welding, Heat Treatment, Forming processes simulation, Manufacturing System Analysis and simulation, Biomechanics, Anthropometry.



Assoc. Prof. Patrizia Garengo, University of Padua, Italy


Patrizia Garengo is Associate Professor (qualified full professor in 2017) of “Business management”, “Business Economics and Organizational management” and “Performance measurement” at the University of Padua (Italy). She is Faculty member of the Doctoral School of Management Engineering, member of the Research Commission of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Delegate of the Rectors for the ITS Foundations.

She is involved in a number of research projects on technology transfer, performance management and Industry 4.0 as means of supporting improvements in organizational capability in SMEs. Her research philosophy is based on case studies and action research, where research based on solid theoretical foundations is supported by empirical data.

She is giving a significant contribution to the field of performance measurement and organizational development in SMEs. She has won two international awards from the Emerald Literati Network. She is Member of the Editorial board of prestigious international journals (such as Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management) and Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews. To date she published two books, more than 100 journal papers and contributions to conference proceedings.