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Prof. Ephraim Feig

Life Fellow of IEEE
The City College of New York, USA


Dr. Ephraim Feig is Associate CIO for Vision and Strategy at the Social Security Administration, responsible for its Enterprise Architecture and IT strategy. His office is also responsible for the Agency’s HIT (Health Information Technology) initiative and the preparation of legally mandated strategy and planning documents. Previously, he was Senior Director of Services Architecture at Motorola (2006-2008); CTO and Chief Marketing Officer at Kintera (2000-2006), a pioneering SaaS (Software as a Service) company he helped start and then take public in 2003 (later bought by Blackbaud); and research scientist and manager at IBM (1980-2000).
He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a founding member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing, Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Associate Editor of the International Journal on Web Services Research, and Program Chair of IEEE Services 2010. Recent professional activities include General Chair of IEEE Services Congress and IEEE Cloud Computing 2009, Program Chair of IEEE-SCC (Services Computing Conference) 2008, General Chair of IEEE-SCC 2007 and Program Chair of IEEE-ICWS (International Conference on Web Services) 2006. Dr. Feig was until recently a member of the Tech Coast Angels and a partner with San Diego Social Venture Partners. He has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Symphony in 2006-2008 and was on advisory boards at IBM, UCSD, USD and CUNY.


Title:  Blockchain: History, Challenges and Opportunities


Abstract: The history of blockchains go back further than most people realize. The actual word "blockchaining" already appeared in print in 1978, and it related precisely to what we think of as the basic structure of blockchains today. Some of the underlying technologies go back even further. In this talk, I will tell this history. We find blockchains in quite familiar places. I will also discuss what innovations sparked the modern huge interest in blockchains. Where are blockchains really necessary? When are they just expensive extravaganzas? What are the real opportunities, and why have so many espoused just a few years ago not materialized?



 Prof. Gee Woo Bock
Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea


Gee-Woo Bock joined Business School at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea, in September 2006 where he is currently a professor. Since 2002, he has received approximately $300,000 of research grants as a PI. Gee-Woo has served ‘Information and Management’ as an AE since 2012. Since 2001, he has translated 3 books and published 7 book chapters, 38 journal articles and 44 conference papers, and edited 2 special issues of journals. His articles have been cited more than 8,700 times in total, and his MIS Quarterly paper alone has been cited more than 4,300 times since 2005 according to Google Scholar in 2019. His h-index is 23 and i10-index is 34. His current research focuses on Knowledge Management, E-Business, Online Rumor, The Role of Social Network in the Healthcare, Application of Blockchain Technology and Business Analytics. Gee-Woo won SKKU Young Fellowship, a university wide research award, in 2012, and the Mirae Asset Best Researcher Award by Korean Business Society which is the most renowned nation-wide association for business administration scholars and practitioners in Korea, in 2018.


Title: The Effect of Blockchain-Based Donation System on Donation Behavior


Abstract: Donation Phobia has been spreading out over the years due to financial scandals of donation corruption in a few nonprofit organizations in Korea. This study attempts to figure out whether the blockchain-based donation system (BDS) can be of help in solving this problem by increasing the trustworthiness of a nonprofit organization. This study tested the effect of BDS on trustworthiness of a nonprofit organization, and consequently, the effect of trustworthiness on satisfaction, donation intention and donation behavior by comparing a regular donation website with the BDS. All the three unique features of blockchain-based donation system – transparency, immutability, and efficiency – affect trustworthiness of the BDS site and the path from trustworthiness to donation behavior is more influential at the BDS site than that at the regular donation website. Moreover, the causal relationships between the three unique features of BDS and information offered by the website are significant at the BDS site but not at the regular online website. This study implies that, as a mean of recovery of trustworthiness of a nonprofit organization, the blockchain-based donation system can play a critical role.




Shanghai, China