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Industry Panel: Big Data & Analytics Innovation


1). Mr Henry Park is an engineer and entrepreneur who is a Henrypassionate teacher and mentor in Big Data analysis and science. Henry currently serves as CTO at Wiken B&I. He and his partners saw the rapid change and paradigm shift occurring in how business gathered and utilized data. Any global company or country unwilling or unable to adapt stood to go the way of the dinosaurs.  He co-founded the company along with two others who shared his vision of bringing Big Data to Korea.  Wiken B&I specializes in consulting and education for Big Data deployment and development.  He founded his first company during the dot com era.  The company specialized in creating and storing multimedia content that could be streamed between end-users (hmm, why does that sound familiar?).  The technology was used at http://www.videopostman.com in the US and at http://www.hanmir.com in Korea.   Having spent so much time seeking investments for the company, he decided to try his hands as a fund manager.  It was to be the ultimate reversal of roles!  Along with his best friend from college, he founded a diversified fund and served as Sr. Vice President and CTO.  The portfolio eventually grew to $700MM and just as revenge for all those rejections previously suffered was so near, the US and the world was hit with the global financial crisis of 2008.  Well, we know where that story takes us.

2). Mr Young-Eun Park is the founder and co-CEO of Data IYoungncubator Korea, the sole representative of The Data Incubator, top advanced global leader of the Big-Data Industry. He is focused on training and nurturing talented people & business young guys as Data Scientists who can hold the initiative of The Fourth Industrial Revolution and change the world in a fascinating way. Prior to founding the company, he worked in the Hyundai Motor Group for over 20 years and mainly engaged in overseas business development. Through his diverse business experience, he was convinced that there is data at the heart of transforming the world of the future, and in the end, only those who derive insights from the analysis of the data will become future leaders. For this reason, he established a company that provides data scientist training programs and builds a variety of big data solutions and systems.

3). Mr Sung-Yup Han is Country General Manager for  SungElastic’s Korean subsidiary. Han has spent more than 20 years working for various technology companies, such as Google, Salesforce, Oracle, IBM, and Elastic, where he worked since 2015. With these companies, he has worked on many different data management and analytics technologies, across many geographies, including Korea, Australia, Singapore and the United States. He has not only been on the technical side of the industry, having been a developer, a database administrator, and a consultant, but also been on the business and management side, recently having played roles such as project manager, head of engineering and business systems, and now running the overall operations for Elastic in Korea. Han’s passion and focus have always been on finding the right solutions for human needs to organize the information all around us and to use it in insightful ways.

4). Mr. James_ProfileJiHoon Kim is a director of Big Data business in Nielsen Korea. He obtained Master’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, and has practiced marketing research/data analysis as well as marketing consulting for 18 years. He accomplished consulting and research analysis projects in order to implement business/marketing strategies of major corporations in a various industries. He conducted projects to analyze markets, customers, competitions, products, and marketing activities to establish marketing strategies. His goal is to develop and commercialize a new data network business model based on big data for the era of digital and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.​



Dr. Jongwook Woo received his M.S. degree in Computer Science and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1998 and 2001 respectively from University of Southern California (USC) and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University in 1989 and 1991 respectively. Prof Woo is a Full Professor at Computer Information Systems Department of California State University Los Angeles and he served as a Council Member of IBM Spark Technology Center since 2015 and as a 39th president at KSEA-SC (Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association, Southern California Chapter) in year 2010-2011. He has consulted many companies in Hollywood such as CitySearch, ARM, E!, Warner Bros, SBC Interactive etc. He involves in Azure Big Data and Spark course development project in 2016. He published more than 40 papers and his research interests include Data Intensive Computing and Data Analysis and Prediction on Big Data, Data Integration/Retrieval, NoSQL DB, and e-Business and m-Commerce Architecture. He awards Teradata TUN faculty Scholarship in 2017 and received educational and research grants and partnerships in Big Data from Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix, MicroSoft Azure, DataBricks, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Teradata, SAS, QlikView, Tableau, Wolfram, and Warner Bros.

Academic Panel: Big Data and Location Analytics: Synergies and Resources for Teaching and Research


1) Dr. Ramesh Sharda is the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate ramesh.shardaPrograms, Watson/ConocoPhillips Chair and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has coauthored two textbooks (Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science: A Managerial Perspective, 4th Edition, Pearson and Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support, 10th edition, Pearson). His research has been published in major journals in management science and information systems including Management Science, Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences Journal, EJIS, JMIS, Interfaces, INFORMS Journal on Computing, ACM Data Base and many others. He is a member of the editorial boards of journals such as the Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, and Information Systems Frontiers. He also serves as the Faculty Director of Teradata University Network. He received the 2013 INFORMS Computing Society HG Lifetime Service Award, and was inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2016.

2) Dr. Ashish Gupta is a Harbert College Advisory Council Faculty Fellow and an citationsAssociate Professor of Analytics in Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at the Auburn University. Prior to this, he served as the (founding) director of Analytics Research Center and an Associate Professor of Analytics & IS in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He has been a Visiting Research Scientist at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Visiting Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics at the Arizona State University and research affiliate with University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. His research interests are in the areas of data analytics, healthcare informatics, sports analytics, social media, organizational and individual performance. His recent articles have appeared in journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, IEEE Transactions of Health & Biomedical Informatics, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, and Communications of the Association for Information Systems.  His research has been funded by several agencies and private enterprises. He has published 5 edited books. He has a PhD in MSIS from Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.

3) Dr. James Pick is professor of business at University of Redlands, in southern9781fae111f348c8a1dcd22bbe365b40 California. He directs the university’s Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis, and is past chair of Department of Management and Business and of the School of Business faculty assembly.  He is author or co-author of 160 journal articles, book chapters, and peer-reviewed papers in MIS, GIS, population, and urban studies, and author or co-author of thirteen books, including Geo-Business (Wiley, 2007), Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach (Person, 2012), and The Global Digital Divides (Springer, 2015).  His current research interests include spatial big data and analytics, spatial and socio-economic modeling of the worldwide and U.S. digital divides, sharing economy, renewable energy, and study of user decisions on technology use in rural villages in India,.  He is senior associate editor of European Journal of Information Systems,  served as guest co-editor for Decision Support Systems and is associate editor of two other journals.   He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and Ph.D. from University of California Irvine.

4) Dr. Dan Farkas is a Professor in the Information Technology department in the DF-1Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. He is the founder and current Chair of the AIS Special Interest group on GIS (SIGGIS). ).  Working with SIGGIS colleagues, he has been active in growing SIG membership and impact through the development of workshops and minitracks at AIS conferences. At Pace, he has been innovative in developing curriculum in Computer Security, Web Development and Geographic Information Systems. Dan has given tutorials and workshops on Networking, Linux Administration, and GIS concepts nationally and internationally for over 35 years. Interdisciplinary at heart, he holds a BA in History, MS in Computer Science and PhD in Educational Technology from New York University.  Supporting his interest and research in Environmental Conservation, he has an MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.


Dr. Lakshmi S. Iyer is Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Applied Data lakshmi_iyerAnalytics Graduate Programs at the Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. Her research interests are in the area of emerging technologies & its impact on organizations and users, and social inclusion in computing. Her research work has been published in or forthcoming in Communications of the AIS, Journal of Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, eService Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Journal of Global Information Technology and Management, and others. She is a Board member of Teradata University Network, past-chair of the Special Interest Group in Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA, formerly SIGDSS). She has served as a Guest Editor for Communications of the ACM, the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, and Information Systems Frontier. She is also co-editor of Annals of Information Systems Special Issues (2015 and 2017) on “Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support: Role of BI and Social Media” and “Analytics and Data Science: Advances in Research and Pedagogy”.


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