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Prof. L. Roger Yin
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA


Dr. L. Roger Yin is a Professor of Information Technology in the College of Business and Economics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. Dr. Yin is the recipient of Hermsen Teaching Award of 2015-16 of the Business School at UW-Whitewater. Roger grew up in Taipei City and earned a B.E. in Environmental Engineering from National Chung-Hsin University in Taiwan. He holds both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He has earned industry certifications including CPHIMS, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, GSNA, and ITIL-F.

Dr. Yin possesses multidisciplinary educational and professional experiences in Engineering, Education, Cognitive Science, Business, Healthcare, and Information Technology. Roger is passionate about how people, technology, and culture can jointly work toward or against human civilization and sociotechnical interactions in the increasingly complex world. Dr. Yin presently serves as Director of Academic Affairs on the Board of Directors of Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Dr. Yin was a Visiting Teaching Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the summers of 2000 and 2001, assisted with an online training program for medical students. Roger has been actively involved in the IT space for more than 25 years including work as Application Developer, Manager, Administrator, Consultant, Researcher, and Educator. Dr. Yin has published more than 40 refereed journal articles and presented more than 50 papers in national and international conference on and related to Information Technology. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Yin was elected and appointed as President of Organizational Systems Research Association, also a SIG affiliated with Association for Information Systems (AIS). Roger’s teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary that include cybersecurity management, IT governance & risk management, healthcare IT, e-learning systems for professional training and development, and Blockchain and Smart Technologies. When he is not working on academic and consulting functions, Roger is an avid music lover and enjoys producing and recording live concerts of classical, jazz, folk, and blues performances.

Speech Title:  Blockchain as a Service and Its Disruptive Applications: Opportunities and Challenges in the Data-Driven World
Abstract: Blockchain technology is based on smart contracts and distributed ledger that, if designed and executed properly, can streamline business processes to save time, reduce cost, and mitigate risk. Many new processes — even entire new industries — can be created. On the other hand, if a company jumps on the Blockchain bandwagon without understanding the nature of the technology and how to align it with business objectives, it could also become wasted investment. This presentation will explain why Blockchain as a service can become a disruptive game changer in a number of industries, including real estate, supply chain, accounting and audit, banking, and healthcare, to name a few. Governance best practices and regulation considerations of Blockchain technology will also be suggested.


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