Prof. Seppo J. Sirkemaa, University of Turku, Finland
Dr Seppo Sirkemaa works at Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku. His office is at University Consortium of Pori. Dr Sirkemaa holds a Ph.D. and a master degree in information systems science from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Dr Sirkemaa has worked at various academic positions, as professor of information systems management and as a research professor at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Dr Sirkemaa has been the vice director of Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Pori Unit during 2003–2008. He has acted as professor in Entrepreneurship at University of Turku. Dr Sirkemaa has participated in several national and international research projects. He has also been active with conferences, for example as conference chair of the 14th International Conference on Telework – ITA2009. He has guided numerous thesis projects, including some doctoral theses. He is active reviewer for several scientific academic journals and committee member of international conferences. Dr Sirkemaa has published over 90 academic publications.
Prof. Malleswara Talla,
Concordia University, Canada
Malleswara Talla received M.Tech. degree from I.I.T., Kharagpur, India in 1981, and Ph.D. degree specializing Computer Communications & Networks from Concordia University, Montreal in 1995. He worked for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bombay, and Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautique (S.I.T.A), Equant Canada Inc., and Orange Business Services for several years. Dr. Talla managed several projects in data communications, computer networks, and business performance excellence during his professional career. Dr. Talla is currently working for the department of Supply Chain & Business Technology Management at John Molson School of Business (JMSB), Concordia University, Montreal. Dr. Talla is a member of Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS), Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Project Management Institute (PMI), Association for Operations Management (APICS), and The Institute for Internal Controls (THEIIC). His teaching and research interests are mainly in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Information systems, Process Re-engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Communications, Computer Networks, S/w Architecture, Design, and Development. Dr. Talla is a registered professional engineer in Canada.