BDIOT 2020

2020 the 4th International Conference on Big Data and Internet of Things

BDIOT2019 Invited Speakers

Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
Professor and Director of Key Lab for IoT

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Biography: Prof. Georgakopoulos is the Director of the IoT Lab at the Digital Innovation Platform of Swinburne University of Technology. Dimitrios came to Swinburne from his roles as Research Director at CSIRO’s ICT Centre and Professor at RMIT. He is also currently the Industry 4.0 Program Leader at Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute and a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow. Dimitrios has held research and management positions in several industrial labs in the USA, including Telcordia Technologies (where he helped found Telcordia’s research laboratories in Austin, Texas and Poznan, Poland), Microelectronics and Computer Corporation, GTE (now Verizon) Laboratories, and Bell Communications Research. Dimitrios is an internationally known expert in IoT, process management, and data management. He has won more than twenty major research awards, produced 200 publications that have been cited 14,400+ times, and attracted significant external research funding ($38M+) from both industry and government in the USA, EU, and Australia.


Prof. Kok-Leong Ong

La Trobe University, Australia

Biography: Associate Professor Kok-Leong Ong has attracted over $1.5million in research grants related to data analytics research and has served in over 50 Program Committees of international conferences related to analytics, including the prestigious KDD (2015 and 2017) and PAKDD (2006, 2018 and 2019). He is also a Steering Committee Member of AusDM since 2010. Kok-Leong has co-chaired in various roles in different conferences since 2006 and has served as a reviewer for over 20 journals throughout his academic career. He is currently a Section Editor of Business Analytics with the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (ABDC A) and has also served as an industry judge for the Victoria iAwards and the SAP-RMIT University Analytics Competition. Kok-Leong’s research has demonstrated real-life impact. For example, his work on using analytics to improve community well-being was featured by the European Commission in Science for Environmental Policy and many of his papers were ranked by Altmetric to be in the top 25% and 5% of publications. Recently, he was a member of the CRD D2D Education & Training, where he contributed to the design of a national competency framework between 2015 and 2016. He was also one of the chief investigators of a NHMRC Partnership Grant from 2019 – 2023.