Past Speakers

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Dr. João Vasco Coelho

Associate Researcher, CIES-Iscte – Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (ESPP), Portugal

Speech Title: More selling, less gating: Consumerization of contemporary HRM practices.

Dr. João Vasco Coelho is a highly experienced professional with over 20 years of work experience in various organizations. Dr. Coelho possesses a deep interest in exploring contemporary HRM innovation, labor relations, and organizational development processes. His academic background includes a Work and Organizational Psychology MSc from the University of Coimbra in Portugal (2003), a Work Sociology MSc from ISCTE-IUL in Portugal (2007), and a Sociology Ph.D. from ISCTE-IUL in Portugal (2018). Dr. Coelho has worked across various industries, including both private and public sectors. He has contributed significantly to organizations of varying sizes and scope, from small local businesses to large global corporations including Deloitte, GMS Consulting, VP Consulting, MyChange, Critical Software, IT Grow, Uniplaces, Brighten Consulting, Talkdesk, and Exclaimer. Dr. Coelho’s contributions to these organizations have been instrumental in creating over 2000 qualified new jobs and establishing structures for knowledge transfer between academia and industry. His unique approach to management and human resources has often been described as being and acting differently from other “managers” or “HR persons”, more like “a poet that does management”. As a researcher, he is still trying to handle and contain a reputation for verbosity. Currently, Dr. Coelho serves as the Head of Talent at Exclaimer. Outside of work, he embraces various roles and interests, including being a loving father of three, a loyal friend, a social scientist, a poet, a manager, a DJ, and a long-distance runner.

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Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. N. Panchanatham

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University

Speech Title: Creativity in HRM Research

Professor Dr. N. Panchanatham is an academician with the experience of 33 years in teaching, research and extension activities of higher education in Annamalai and Tamil Nadu Teachers Education Universities. He was born on April 25, 1962 and recently retired. He is a seasoned educational administrator for more than 20 years as Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Head of the Business School, Placement officer, etc. He has 10 years of part time and full-time industrial experience. His Educational Qualifications include M.B.A., Ph.D. (HRM-Org. Behavior), LEAP (IIT-KGP & Cambridge, UK), MICI (USA), SME R&D (Israel), LMI (Hungary), MAFS (Netherlands), M. Com., M.Sc. (Zoo), M.Ed. M.A. (Psych), M.Sc. (Yoga).

In the arena of Human Resource, Organizational and Consumer behaviour research he has published 400 research papers in National and International Journals of Management. He has authored, edited and co-edited 75 books and has received 50 International and National awards, fellowships and recognitions. He has successfully guided 63 Doctoral Scholars, carried out many research projects, and delivered speeches in 1000 conferences, seminars and other academic forums.

Prof. N. Panchanatham has made 56 international visits to speak in academic programmes and deliver lectures a visiting Professor. He has visited 500 higher education institutions. He was/is a member of Syndicate, Governing Council, Senate, Planning Board, Academic council, Board of Studies, Many academic and administrative Committees.

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Prof. Dr. Ioanna Dimitrakaki

Ioanna Dimitrakaki was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, on December 11th, 1986 and she currently lives in Serres, Greece. She graduated from Senior High School in 2005 and she studied in the Department of Commerce and Quality Control of Agricultural Products (School of Technology and Agronomy), in the Technical Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Florina, Greece, during the years 2005-2009. She had her first master in 2011 (2010-2011: Master of Arts in Business Management with Commendation, Kingston University, UK) and her second one in 2012 (2011-2012: Master of Business Administration, Kingston University, UK). She had her PhD from the South -West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria (2014-2017) in Economics and Industrial Business Administration. She has been teaching management courses in the International Hellenic University, Serres, Greece (Department of Business Organisation and Administration, School of Economy and Administration) since 2021. Today, she is professor of International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki in department accounting and informational systems. She was a member of the Editorial Board in Economics in the USA Journal Management Science and Engineering from 2018 to 2020. She speaks English (Level C2, CEFRL), Bulgarian (Level B2, CEFRL), and Russian (Level B1, CEFRL). She has been a speaker in several International Conferences regarding management, whereas she has written articles on management and marketing issues in several scientific journals. Her primary areas of scientific interest are management and marketing.

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Dr. Vinita Sinha

Dr. Vinita Sinha is a Professor (OB&HR) at Symbiosis Center of Management & Human Resource Development, a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU), Pune, India. She has a doctorate in Psychology. Having completed a Master in Psychology with specialization in OB she also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology & Behavior Modification and Masters Diploma in Higher Education and Andragogy. She has 16 years of research and academic experience. She has also been recognized as a research supervisor for the Faculty of Management and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at SIU. She has more than 35 ScopusWoSABDC publications and 2 monographs published with the international publication house to her credit.
She is also certified in Workplace Big Five 4.0, Certified CB5 Personality Test, Certified ESAP Profiling.

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Dr. Osama Shaban

Dr. Osama Shaban is a professor of Accounting, having twenty six years of experience, he filled many administrative positions in the university (Head of Accounting Department, Head of Evening Studies), and also, he published a number of books and over than twenty eight research papers in reputable journals.

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Dr. Joao Vasco Coelho

Father-of-three, friend, social scientist, poet, manager, DJ, long-distance runner. Deeply interested in exploring contemporary entrepreneurial action, employee willingness and employment relations development processes, and discussing its social, organizational and individual implications. Psychology MSc and Sociology Phd . +20 years of work experience partnering in a variety of organizations, really caring about happiness at work and qualified jobs and employment relations creation, both as practitioner and social sciences researcher. Direct contribution for the creation of +2000 qualified new jobs and academy-industry knowledge transfer structures (e.g., Critical Software, IT Grow, Uniplaces, Brighten, Talkdesk). Currently working as Head of Talent in Exclaimer (

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Mrs. Aneta Ziobrowska

Aneta Ziobrowska graduated in Journalism from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and Marketing Management from WSB University in Poznan. She is a PhD candidate at the Czestochowa University of Technology. Connects 5 years of experience in global enterprises with the science aspects of Management, employer branding & recruitment marketing.

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Msc. Anisa Semaj

Msc. Anisa Semaj, 26 years old, from Albania. Ph.D. Candidate in Human Resources Management, Assistant teacher for 3 years in Entrepreneurship at Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Trainer & Coach for startups & SMEs, Human Resources expert in One Albania.