July 2nd, 9 am – 1 pm
Recognition of Educational Excellence in Ibero-America 2018
Dr. Javier García
Dr. Javier F. García graduated as a metallurgical engineer with honors, obtained a Master´s Degree of Science, and the title of Ph. D. in Materials Science, by the Donetsk University of Technology, Ukraine, where he studied between 1972 and 1981. During his career, Dr. García has developed activities in both academic and business areas, in various fields such as engineering, information, education and technology management, emphasizing in his work the development of projects related to the creation of new equipment and materials, knowledge management and innovative educational projects, mainly in distance education and virtual environments.
Currently, Dr. García is the Academic Director of Humboldt International University, Assistant Professor of Nova Southeastern University and visiting researcher of the ARDOPA Group at the Universidad de Extremadura, Spain. He obtained the position of Full Professor of the Institute of Knowledge Management in Virtual Environments of the University of Guadalajara, where he collaborated as a professor and researcher until 2010. In this institution he coordinated the careers of Information Technology and Library Science and presented the project of the Knowledge Management career. The research works developed by Dr. García in the educational field have made possible the development and advising of distance universities, new models of curricular and instructional design, evaluation of programs and learning in virtual environments, among other important results, which make him to be recognized as an important expert in distance education projects, in the Ibero-American context. Dr. García has also researched information and knowledge management projects, obtaining as one of the most outstanding results the development of the evaluation model that led to the creation of the Observatory for Evaluation in Virtual Environments, of which he has served as Director. In 2012, together with the Observatory’s development team, Dr. García received the IberVirtual Prize at the IberVirtual Good Practices Contest, attached to the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government.
Dr. García has published more than 65 academic documents including 16 articles in indexed journals, 5 books, 6 project research reports, 15 book chapters, and has presented more than 30 papers at international conferences. He has participated in research projects in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, and Cuba, among other countries. He is an evaluator of several international magazines and congresses. Dr. García has extensive experience as director of doctoral theses and as a teacher in virtual environments, in areas such as: project management, information and knowledge management, research methodology, development of educational resources, among others. He has received international awards and recognitions for his teaching and research work. Dr. Garcia is a member of several international networks, such as the Common Space of Distance Education, the CAVILA Ibero-American Classroom, Directory of Experts in Information Handling, among other networks.
Dr. Michael Meir
Psychotherapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, is an innovative cardiologist, researcher, trainer and coach in human development with a prominent record in Argentina as well as the United States.
He is an educator, psychotherapist and seminar leader.
Michael has been internationally recognized for his leadership role in human development. He integrated Rivka’s Method to detain, prevent and revert conflicts and illnesses.
Consultant and Psychotherapist over the phone (Tele-coaching and Tele-Psychotherapy). Former Dean of Health Sciences and Technologies at TCI College, New York He has been a key figure in the development of The R. Bertisch Institute.
He has served as Vice president and Senior Trainer for Synergistic International, Argentina; Professor at the School of Counselors of R. Bertisch Foundation, Trainer for the Foreign Ministry’s in Argentina. Michael has conducted Business Training Workshops for many Chambers of Commerce including the New York State Federation of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and many private and governmental organizations.
- Guest of Honor, Twenty Second Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research at Touro College College, NY
- Benjamin B. Wolman Certificate of Recognition, The International Organization of the Study of Group Tensions, Psychology Department, Pace University.
- American Psychological Association – Division of International Psychology. Presidential Citation for Extraordinary Service as Chairperson of the International Liaison Committee.
- Crown of Aragon-Spain. “Antiguo Reino de la Corona de Aragon”-Honorary Member-Historic Institute
- Cartier International Prize, Miami, Fla. Outstanding professional in Human Development and Community Service
- San Martin Society – New York, U.N. (United Nations). Outstanding work in Community Service.
Dra. Dulce de Villa
Dr. Dulce María de Villa is a creative, versatile, and committed professional with diverse experience in educational organizations in Mexico and the United States. She has extensive experience in higher education, leadership, workforce education, and Latin-American studies. Dr. de Villa reached her Ph.D. in Administration and Educational Leadership at the University of Alabama, 1984 and Doctoral Courses in Pedagogy & Curriculum at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, (UNAM), 1979-81. She is a Master of Arts in Intercultural Education from the Universidad de las Américas, Mexico, 1976, and a B.A. in teaching Physics and Chemistry, Colegio Benavente, Mexico, 1968.
Dr. de Villa has served in various roles in Mexico and the United States, as a full professor in universities, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and other educational organizations. She has been awarded relevant recognitions for her professional achievements.
Armando Vicente Tauro, Ph.D.
Armando V. Tauro has a Ph. D. Cum Laude in Operation Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctor Cum Laude in Administration, from Del Valle University, Colombia; Master of Science in Management Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. He has been teaching Business Administration and Engineering courses (Strategic management, International Marketing, Marketing Simulations, General Management, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Operation and Project Management, Quality Management, IT Applied to Agriculture, Environmental Management, Coaching, and Leadership) since 1978 in different countries, such as Argentina, Italy, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States. He runs his own Consulting in Management and Operation. He has published scientific articles in Peru and Paraguay, and he has been a Dean of Graduate Business School in different universities. Currently, he is the Vice President of Logos Christian University, a professor at Florida National University (accredited by SACS-COC), Universidad de Piura, Lima, Peru, Neumann Business School, Tacna, Peru, and Hosanna University, Panama.
July 3rd, 9 am – 1 pm
Keynote speeches and discussion panel:
Dr. Agustín Lagunes
Dr. Agustín Lagunes-Domínguez, Universidad Veracruzana.
Bachelor of Computer Science, Master of Science in Computational Sciences from the Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, and Doctor Cum Laude in Systems and Educational Environments from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Full-time professor and Research Coordinator at the School of Accounting and Management, Ixtac Campus of the Universidad Veracruzana since 2000.
Academic Peer Reviewer of articles for the journals “Science and Technology”, Guayaquil, Ecuador, “Boletín Ciencias de la Tierra”, Medellín, Colombia, “Engineering USBmed”, Medellín Colombia, “Nova Scientia”, and “Apertura”.
Evaluating member of the Inter-institutional Committee for the Evaluation of Higher Education (CIEES).
Visiting researcher to the Universidad de Magallanes, Chile, Southern University in Louisiana, United States, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad San Buenaventura, Medellin, Colombia, and the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos, Peru.
Recognition of the PROMEP “Desirable Profile”, from 2008 to date.
Member of the academic core of the Doctorate in Systems and Educational Environments, incorporated to the National Program of Quality Postgraduate (PNPC).
General Coordinator of the international network “Multidisciplinary Research Network for Research Culture” (RIMCI). Candidate in the National System of Researchers (SNI).
Papers published in Germany, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the United States, France and Mexico.
Dr. José Ángel Olivas
Born in 1964 in Lugo, Spain. Bachelor of Philosophy (specialty: Logics), 1990, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Master in Knowledge Engineering, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 1992. Doctor in Computer Engineering, 2000, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Postdoc Visiting Scholar at the BISC (Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing), with Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (creator of the Fuzzy Logic), University of California-Berkeley, USA, 2001. Since then he continues to actively collaborate with BISC and Prof. Zadeh. His main lines of current research are the use of Soft Computing techniques for Information Retrieval and applications in Knowledge Engineering. He has received, among others, the Prize in the Modality of Research and / or Development of Scientific Products in the XI Contest on Environment of the Madrid City Council (2002) for his doctoral thesis. Author of the book “Effective search for information on the Web”, and more than 250 scientific publications.
Since 2006: Deputy Director of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, and Coordinator of the Doctorate Program and Official Postgraduate Program in Advanced Computer Technologies (with a Mention towards Excellence to Doctoral Programs of Spanish universities -MEE2011-0177-) of the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Since 1997: Full Professor of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Since 1997: Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems, ICAI – Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid. 1995-97: Coordinator of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija UNNE, Madrid. Since 1995: Collaboration with INSA (Engineering and Aerospace Services, NASA), processing of satellite data on forest fires. 1992-1996: Director of the Computing Department of PPM (Tres Cantos, Madrid): Intelligent Systems Consulting for companies such as SOUTHCO or ATT.
Dr. Manuel Prieto
Thompson’s Researcher ID A-8047-2011; www.researcherid.com
Research Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Manuel_Prieto3/
Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de La Habana, 1985; Ph.D. in Sciences (Homologated). Ministry of Education, Spain. 1997. Full Professor (1970-1995), School of Mathematics and Cybernetics. University of Havana; Full Professor, Department of Computing, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, (1995-1998). Full Profesor, School of Computer Science, Area: Computer Languages and Systems. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, (1998-2015). European School Network Reviewer (1999 – 2004). Ibero-American Network of Educational Informatics RIBIE – CYTED, Founder and International Coordinator, (1993-1995).
- Honorary Professor (2015 -) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Institute of Technology and Information Systems.
- Professor of University (1997 – ) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Institute of Technology and Information Systems.
- Invited Professor (1995 -) School of Education. University Autónoma de Yucatán. Mexico.
- ACM-SIGCUE (Computer Uses in Education, 1999-) Member of the Spanish chapter.
- International Community for the Advancement of Technology in Learning (CIATA.org) Founder and President (2014-)
- Latin American Federation of Learning Objects (LACLO) Member since 2009.
- AACE – Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education. Member since 2012
- Associate Professor. Humboldt International University, Miami USA. (2013-)
Academic and research activities:
- Professor of matters such as Logic, Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Learning Systems, Digital Resources for Learning, Declarative Programming, Collaborative Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, among others.
- Professor of Master and Doctorate matters such as Cognition, Collaboration and Learning; Learning Objects Data Mining for Education.
Director of several doctoral and master’s theses at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad de La Habana, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Universidad del BioBio, Chile, among others.
1994-1997: Ukrainian Financial-Economics Institute, Accountant.
1997-200: Kyiv National Economics University, Bachelor in Economy.
2001-2002: Kyiv National Economics University, Master´s Degree: “Accounting and Management Entrepreneurial Activity”.
2005-2007: Economics School on the EERC program “Economics of the Firm” (HESP Summer School)
2006: Ph. D. in Economics.
2014: Doctor of Science (Economics)
2015: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): Diploma in International Financial Reporting.
1997-2000: Zigzag, Ltd. Chief Accountant.
2000-2004: Medeya, Ltd. Chief Accountant.
2004- 2008: The New generation. Tax Consultant.
2003-2004: National University of Tax Service of Ukraine, Department of Enterprise Economy. Professor.
2006-2014: Kyiv Economic Institute of Management, Finance Department. Associate Professor
2006- till now: University of Tax Service of Ukraine, Financial Market Department. Associate Professor, Professor.
2006 – 2017: Tax and Financial Management Advisor, CFO “ATF”.
2015 – till now: Kyiv National Economic University “Vadym Hetman”, Finance Department, Professor.
2017 – till now: EU JTS: Transborder Cooperation Ukraine- Romania 2017-2020, key expert CCP
2017 – till now: “P.S.P. Audit Training center”, CEO.
2016: Maastricht University Summer School “Corporate Finance. Fundamental Tools and Techniques”.
2017: Utrecht University Summer School “GIS for Social and Behavioral Scientists”.
2017: EU JTS, Transborder Cooperation Ukraine- Romania, training for key experts.
2017: Training For Certified Auditors.
More than 200 publications.
- Paientko T. (2015) Behavioral Aspects of Financial Anomalies in Ukraine // CEUR [Electronic source]. – Режим доступу: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1356/
- Paientko T. Determinants of a firm’s net trade credit: the case of Ukraine// Paientko T., F. Deari// Independent auditor. – 2015. – №14 (ІV). – С. 9-16.
- Paientko T. Optimization of Government Expenditures for the Economic Development of the State. The Case of Ukraine// International Journal of Economics and Management Systems. Vol. 1, 2016. PP. 49-53
- Paientko T.Corporate Income Tax: Evolution, Problems and Possible Solutions/ T. Paientko, K. Proskura // Economic annals – XXI. – 2016. – #1. – PP. 44-48.
5. Paientko T. Corporate Income Taxation: Selected Problems and Decisions. The Case of Ukraine / T. Paientko, K. Proskura// ZTR 2016; 86 (142): 135-152.
- Paientko T. and Verezubova T. (2016) Modeling of Input Financial Flows of Insurance Companies as a Component of Financial Strategy // http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1614/ (SCOPUS)
7. Paientko T. (2016) Public Debt in Ukraine: Irrational Management and Risk Leading to Corruption Research Papers of the Wroclaw University of Economics // Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wroclawiu. 2016, Issue 439, p265-273. 9p.
- Fedosov V. and Paientko T. (2017). Ukrainian Government Bureaucracy: Benefits and Costs for the Society, Business and Management Studies Vol. 3, No. 2; June, pp.8-19.
Other activities: helped to organize international conferences and prepare international monographs, created distance courses for students, member of the editor board of the journals “Independent auditor”, “Journal of Management and Training for Industries”, “Business and Management Studies”, member of the Independent Research and Expert Union.
Computer skills: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, 1C: Accounting, Statistic, Internet and Email
Language skills: Ukrainian (native), Russian (as a native), English (C1), German (B2), Czech (B2), Polish (A2)
Personal interests: travelling, learning languages