Invited Speakers


Prof. Noriyuki Suyama, Toyo University, Japan

Noriyuki Suyama was born in Tokyo. He is a Professor in Toyo University. His publications and research interest focus primarily on Global Marketing and Customer Relationship Management with quantitative methods. He received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Sophia University in Tokyo, M.B.A. in Marketing from University of Rochester, NY, M.S. in Econometrics and Ph.D. in Marketing from Senshu University in Tokyo.
He started business career at Daimaru Co. Ltd., one of major department store chains in Japan and was mainly involved in merchandising and marketing activities as a manager. He moved to Rakuten Inc., No.1 electric commerce firm in Japan and was double-assigned to general manger positions in merchandising division and client marketing division. He was also engaged in commercial real estate management and food business as a general manager and a CEO, respectively in overseas markets. His overseas assignment totals more than 10 years, mainly in Southeast Asia.
Currently, he is also an adjunct faculty of Marketing Research and International Marketing at Metropolitan University of Tokyo and Sophia University, respectively.
Dr. Suyama belongs to Japanese Society of Marketing and Distribution, Japan Marketing Academy, Japan Society for Southeast Asia Studies, Fashion Business Association and Japan Halal Association. He is a member of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council, who consults with clients.

Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Japanese People’s Lifestyles

The purpose of the paper is to understand the difference of before vs. after COVID-19 pandemic and Japanese people living in Japan. Subsequently, examining the analysis results help obtain useful insights into new business models for business parties in Japan as a micro-leveled perspective. The paper also tried to explore future conditions of globalization by taking into consideration nation’s political and economic changes as a macro-leveled perspective. The COVID-19 has been spreading across the world with more than 513 million with 6.2 million deaths confirmed cases in 190 countries as of 01 May, 2022. In this pandemic, consumer lifestyles have to change as people's range of activities is restricted. In general, consumers tend to think of new ways to carry out their daily activities when they are difficult to execute. For example, if the government forces its citizens to refrain from going out, they will try to center their work and social life around their homes. Even if the pandemic is over and things are back to normal, people will not revert to exactly the same lifestyle as before. The impact of COVID-19, such as a digitalized work style all at once and a life where people spend most of their time at home, will change their lives before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline of the Japanese economy due to COVID-19 is said to be as destructive as or more destructive than the IMF financial crisis of 1997 or the Lehman shock of 2008. As a result, globalization in the global supply chain of goods and services has already been severely impacted. Much of the government's financial and economic policies, such as those implemented in the immediate aftermath of the Lehman Shock financial crisis, will focus on its own interests to the exclusion of those of other countries. This paper studies the changes in the lives of the Japanese people due to the altered globalization exerted by COVID-19, through analysis and discussion at both the micro and macro levels.


Assoc. Prof. Paniti Netinant, Rangsit University, Thailand

Paniti Netinant is a native of Bangkok. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Rangsit University. He is currently the associate dean of the graduate school at Rangsit University. He is responsible for information technology and international affairs at the graduate school. He graduated with second class honors from Bangkok University in Thailand with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He earned a master's degree in computer science and a doctorate in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He was a recipient of research grants from the Thai government. As a senior consultant, he worked in both the private and public sectors. Additionally, he is an associate editor for the SCOPUS-indexed Journal of Current Science and Technology and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Digital Business and Social Science. He is particularly interested in data modeling and framework development, information technology design and development, the Internet of Things, information layers and services, and information management. He has recently chaired international conferences such as ICSIM 2022, ICEEG 2022, and ICFECT 2022 and served on their technical committees. He has published in several international journals and proceedings, including ACM Communications, ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Proceedings, IEEE Proceedings, Journal of Information and Communication Technology, TEM Journal, and Journal of Current Science and Technology. 

Topic: Design Adaptability and Flexibility of Information Management System Framework for Graduate School Services

In the digital age, the transformation of a traditional organization into an electronic university has become widespread. One of the resolutions is an adapted information system for analyzing, designing, and developing software to support and manage the complex business logics, functions, and information of the smart university. The practical outcome of this article is to ensure that end users can access and use digital services anywhere and at any time during coronavirus outbreaks. This article aims to describe the information management architecture and design a graduate information management framework. The layered software management framework explains how to develop software-functional information systems and how to manage and implement them. Software functionaries enable the decomposition of software into components for the purpose of increasing software quality. The conclusion of this article is to integrate the graduate school information service and management in order to facilitate smart university processes. The system's conceptual design can be applied in any department involving stakeholders in a smart university. They are the driving force behind defining system functionality and software scope, addressing concerns about software development and establishing the fundamental design principles for complex systems that allow for decomposition, adaptation, and flexibility.


Asst. Prof. Michael Pace, Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. Michael Pace (USA) is an Executive Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and Faculty Affiliate of Texas A&M’s Energy Institute. His responsibilities include instruction in Project Management, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Managing Sustainable Business; leading study abroad programs to multiple locations (his goal is to teach on each continent); and advising student organizations (Phi Beta Lambda & the Aggie Product Management Club). He has delivered keynotes, workshops, and training worldwide on project management, especially on method customization; written several books & articles on project management; and founder of the consulting firm Diverging Roads. Outside of academia, Dr. Pace has spent almost 2 decades building or fixing project management functions across a diverse set of clients - including financial institutions, government agencies, biotech firms, and telecommunication companies. Dr. Pace is President of IPMA-USA.

Topic: Sustainable Business: forcing divergent disciplines together

There is division on effective cross-fertilization of ideas between research domains, with some studies showing collaboration increases such sharing of ideas while others show encapsulation, an illusion of sharing, and increased containment. This is a challenge for the realm of sustainable business. Experts in the sciences may be novices regarding business acumen, and business persons lack the necessary scientific knowledge to inform decisions. Therefore, the disciplines must determine how to effectively come together. The present discussion provides a systematic review of the literature regarding cross-fertilization and collaboration between research disciplines, including recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of interdisciplinary research in sustainable business.



Assoc. Prof. Ronald A. Monzon, Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus, Philippines

Professor Ronald Ablan Monzon was born in Manay, Davao Oriental, Philippines on May 28, 1973. He obtained his BS in Computer Engineering and BS in Electronics Communication Engineering degrees at Saint Joseph Institute of Technology in 1996 and 1999 respectively. He earned his MS in Information Technology at Surigao State College of Technology. At present, he is pursuing his Doctor in Information Technology at the Technological Institute of the Philippines.
Prof. Monzon is the current Chairperson of the Department of Information Technology, College of Engineering and Information Technology at Caraga State University Cabadbaran City. He has twenty-six years’ experience of in teaching and training in the field of information technology. He is one of the active members of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). He has served as an accreditor often (10) prestigious state colleges and universities in the Philippines.
Added to these achievements, he has presented and published journals at local, regional, national, and international levels. His research interests include data mining and machine learning. Prof. Monzon is known to his colleagues and students as a responsible, trustworthy, and supportive mentor. Moreover, he is willing to work under pressure, dedicated to his work, and perform duties beyond the regular teaching hours.

Topic: Correlation of BSIT Grades to the Employment Alignment in IT Related Job Using and Bayesian Algorithm

Every year there is momentous growth in the number of graduates molded by the higher education institution. the number of graduates is increasing compared to the job openings in the market. the data mining proceunderpining of the numerous types of research from the dataset obtained from the Caraga state university cabadbaran campus. this study aimed to determine the correlation of BSIT grades to the employment alignment in it-related jobs using the bayesian algorithm of Caraga state university cabadbaran campus from 2015-to 2018. the study produce that the bayesian algorithm gathered 177 total number graduates from 2015-2018 only 88.5 or 50% answered that they are working related to their field specialization in information technology (it also already permanent employees. the 72 or 40.688% number of students graduates answered that they are working but not aligned in their field specialization but they are permanent employees. there are 18 or 10.17% resigning and still finding a new job and they are also graduate students taking care of their babies. this study would help the students and university to increase the various aspect of education the student and see to it that they would yield quality education in the succeeding years.