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Important Dates

Paper Submission
Deadline: 1 June 2019
12 June 2019
Abstract Submission
Deadline: 1 June 2019
1 September 2019
Paper Acceptance
1 August 2019
Abstract Acceptance
1 September 2019
Final Paper Due
1 September 2019
15 September 2019
Author Registration
1 September 2019
15 September 2019

Keynote Presentation

Jacob Jen-Gwo CHEN
Ph.D., IISE Fellow, WAPS Fellow Vice Chairman, Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group

Mon - 16 Dec 2019 | 09:00 - 09:45 | Parisian #7103

"The New FOXCONN IE Way"


As the leader of manufacturing services and No.1 in numbers of producing 3C products, e.g., smartphone, tablet, notebook, PC, TV, printer, server, networking, set-top box, gaming console, communication equipment, Foxconn has been known as “the King of EMS” and it has been transformed to the leader of intelligent industrial internet. Indeed, the first listed company in China market in industrial internet is the Foxconn Industrial Internet Co Ltd., a subsidiary company of Foxconn. The presentation will cover the vision, chronicle of development including organization and systems, and applications of Industrial Engineering (IE) in SCM, Productivity, Quality and other areas in Foxconn and IE’s important and irreplaceable role in Foxconn’s intelligent industrial internet development and implementation.

About the Speaker

Dr. Jacob Chen is the Vice Chairman of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group and the Founding President of the Foxconn University (Foxconn IE Academy, Corporate University of Foxconn). After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, he accepted a faculty position at the Department of Industrial Engineering, the University of Houston and served as department chairman for few years before taking the Deanship of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Texas – Pan American in 1998. He joined with Hon Hai/Foxconn in 2001 as the Special Assistant to Chairman. With the rapid growth of Hon Hai/Foxconn, Dr. Chen was promoted to Vice President, Senior Vice President, General Manager of different Business Groups and current position as Vice Chairman of Hon Hai/Foxconn Group.
Dr. Chen has published more than 120 referred articles and supervised 25 Ph.D., 33 M.S. students during his academic career. For professional service, Dr. Chen served as the President of the International Society of Industrial Ergonomics and Occupation Safety in 1996, received the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Excellence in Productivity Improvement Award in 2006, and is the Fellow of the IIE and the World Academy of Productivity Science. Dr. Chen also served as the adjunct professor at various universities, such as, Tsing Hua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, TianJin University, and ChongQing University. Dr. Chen takes a new initiative to work with leading universities and colleges establishing degree programs in the Foxconn University since 2001. Foxconn employees could continue their study toward Associate, B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees. More than 25,000 Foxconn employees have received their degrees and have more than 25,000 still study.