Welcome to

29th International Conference

Of the International Association

For Management of Technology

From 13-17 September 2020 in a
virtual format.

IAMOT2020 Agenda
(Cairo Time Zone – GMT +2)


"IAMOT is the only international organization dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in MOT education and research. IAMOT is a non-governmental, non-profit organization incorporated in 1992 in the State of Florida, USA. Its purpose is to encourage high quality research and education in the field of management of technology (MOT). It accomplishes this purpose through various activities, including sponsoring international conferences; publishing newsletters/periodicals, conference proceedings, a book series and a scholarly archival journal on MOT and Innovation (Technovation). IAMOT acts as an information exchange hub on teaching and research issues in MOT. The association has approximately 670 active members from 79 countries.


Technology is the main factor that is changing the world as we know it today, the conference aim is to advance and support the practice of Management of Technology for the betterment of our organizations, societies, and future.
The conference will bring the most pressing technology-related issue for an in-depth analysis, discussion and study to facilitate the transformation of knowledge and exchange of expertise.
The theme of this year edition is “The Digital World & industry X.0”

Message from the IAMOT Founder

It is my pleasure to welcome all our speakers, participants, followers, and the entire Management of Technology community to this year 2020 international conference. I am indeed pleased and thankful to be hosting the 29th International Conference in the series of International and European conferences that were organized by IAMOT. I look back with nostalgia and pride to the first international conference that I chaired in Miami, Florida in February 1988 and I find that our vision for the role of Management of Technology in all aspects of life has not only been realized but also has expanded to be the path to the future.
This year’s conference is hosted by Nile University in Cairo, Egypt. It is a young, vigorous university established with the philosophy engrained in the conviction that science and technology are the key to competitiveness, wealth creation, sustainability, and human prosperity. It is my privilege and honor to be its president.
We planned to host this year conference in April in Cairo to avail many of our participants to visit Egypt and enjoy the culture, history, and many marvels that Egypt offers. However, because of Covid-19 Pandemic and its consequences, the Board of Director of the Association decided to run this year’s conference in a virtual mode from 13-17 September 2020. It is going to be a new experience to all of us and I trust it will be successful and rewarding to all. We look forward to a different world next year and to hosting the 2021 conference in a physical form in Cairo in September.
I would like to thank and express my sincere appreciation to their Excellencies Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research and Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communication & Information Technology of Egypt for placing this conference under their auspices. I thank the Nile University Board of Trustees and IAMOT Board for their support, special thanks to Leon Pretorius, Tinus Pretorius and Mariette Stirk for their excellent work on the conference program, to my local organizing committee, Dr. Ahmed Radwan and his team, Khaled Eid, Nezar Sami, Mohamed Azzam, my assistants Hedi Helmi & Rana Sobhy and everyone who helped with the event.
I welcome all of you and wish you a very successful and fruitful meeting.

Tarek Khalil
President of Nile University, Cairo, Egypt
Founder of IAMOT


Message from the IAMOT President

Greetings and I hope this message shall find you well and safe. It is with my great honor and privilege that I welcome you all to the 29th annual conference of the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT). This is a historic event as this will be our first online conference.
IAMOT 2020 virtual conference will be hosted by the Nile University, Cairo, Egypt. When we decided about IAMOT 2020, we were all excited to visit the great city of Cairo, Egypt and enjoy its beauty, culture, and history. We planned to meet and greet each other in the spirit of IAMOT friendliness and offer you traditional Egyptian hospitality. But then COVID-19 pandemic hit the world and we came close to a standstill and faced unprecedented challenges with health, economy, education, transportation, etc. In short, our lives around the world became not normal. But facing this grave situation, we are bouncing back, slowly and by exhibiting human resiliency and our instinct to continue to live and even thrive. In that spirit, IAMOT shall join many other organizations around the world to continue our journey by holding an online conference. So that, even with physical distance, we can come closer to each other and share our thoughts on the topics on “Towards the Digital World and Industry X.0”- the theme of this year’s conference. This theme is timely and critical as IAMOT and the management of technology community at large need to set a new direction for the discipline of management of technology and innovation as we are facing a global crisis in 2020 due to COVID-19 and other socio-economic reasons. I hope all the conference participants will keep this thought in mind as you attend this conference and many sessions.
The heart of any conference is its authors, who have worked hard and conducted excellent research in many fields of digitalization transformation and Industry 4.0. On behalf of IAMOT, I want to express my deepest sense of gratitude to 510 authors, representing 34 countries, who have submitted abstracts. I congratulate authors of 158 papers and 20 abstracts that have been accepted by the conference committee for publications. I am also thankful to Prof. Tarek Khalil, General Conference Chair, Prof. Leon Pretorius, Conference Chair & Editor and Prof. Marthinus W Pretorius, Co-Chair & Editor, for their leadership and invaluable contribution in holding this conference and for its success. I also recognize the peer reviewers and members of organizing committee and advisory committee with great sense of appreciation. I hope to meet you all virtually during the online conference and very soon in-person.

Please stay safe and healthy and let us come together for a better IAMOT for a better future. So, long.
Kind regards,
Osman Ahmed, Ph.D., P.E.
President, IAMOT


Workshops & Panel Discussion


13th sep

Workshop [Technology Forecast and Foresight (Richard Dictus)]


13th sep

GovTech, From Hype to Utility - Presenter (Mostafa Ghaly)


14th sep

The Impact of Corona Virus on the Economy Initial Reflections


14th sep

Lessons from Global 2020 Crisis


15th sep

Management of Technology in a Post-Digital World


15th sep

Future of Digitalization


16th sep

IAMOT 2020 Editors’ Panel


16th sep

AI Best Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry - Where to Drill


17th sep

Future of IAMOT


17th sep

Digital World, Applications and Beyond


17th sep

Conference closing and Awarding

BOD, Advisory & Organization Committees

Name Affiliation
Tarek Khalil (IAMOT Founder & Conference General Chair)President of Nile University, Egypt
Leon Pretorius (Chair)University of Pretoria, South Africa
Tinus Pretorius (Co-Chair)University Of Pretoria, South Africa
Osman Ahmed (President of IAMOT)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Anthon BothaUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
Anuja AgarwalNarsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, India
Breno NunesUniversity Of Aston - UK
David BennettChalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Gertten van de KaaDelft University, The Netherlands
Gita SurieAdelphi University, USA
Joe Amadi-EchenduUniversity of Pretoria
John O. AjeDean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, Thomas Edison State College
Karuna JainIndian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Kirankumar S. MomayaIIT- Mumbai, India
Laure MorelUniversité de Lorraine, France
Marianne HorlesbergerAustrian Institute of Technology - Austria
Mohamed AzzamSenior Digital Transformation Consultant and Board member of the Arab Council of Social Responsibility, Egypt
Nezar SamiInnovation and Management of Technology Consultant, Egypt
Paula Antonio ZawislakFederal University Of Rio Grande do Sul- Brazil
Raman AgrawallaTata Consulting Service, India
Roland J. OrttThe Delft, Netherlands
Ruchita GuptaNational Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), India


Name Affiliation
Osman Ahmed (President) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Tarek Khalil (IAMOT founder) President, Nile University, Egypt
Amrik Sohal Monash University, Australia
Anthon Botha University Of Pretoria, South Africa
Charlette Geffen Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Daniel Berg University of Miami
David Bennett Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Dominique Jolly Webster University, Geneve
Ed Sweeney AstonUniversity, UK
Eduardo Vasconcellos University of Sào Paulo, Brazil
Essam Radwan University of Central Florida
Fred Betz
Fredrick Betz Former NSF, Washington State
Fuijo Niwa
Graham Mitchell
Jan Haram Pretorius, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jeff Butler Manchester Bussines School - UK
Jim Sphorer IBM
Joe Tidd University Of Sussex, UK
John Aje Thomas Edison State University, NJ, USA
Josue Monterossi Wahler Metalúrgica Ltda - subsidiary Duratherm Beteiligungs, GmbH , Brazil
Khaled Helmy HP, Egypt
Koruna Jain India
Lucy Morse University of Central Florida
Massoud Amin University of Minnesota
Mauricio Camargo Universitѐ de Lorraine, France
Max Von Zedwitz GLORAD - China
Michael Badawy VPI, USA
Moemo Pereira Nunes Dept. of Development and Investment Promotion (Government of Brazil)
Mohamed El Nawawy Egypt
N. Theodorakopoulos Aston School of Business
Nurcin Celik University of Miami
Paulo Zawislak Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Prannpeya Sriwannawit KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Rias Van Wyk Technoscan, USA
Robert Mason University Of Washington, WA, USA
Rolland Ortt TU Delft, Netherlands
Ruchita Gupta India
Steven Welsh New Mexico State University - USA
Sung-Goo Han The National Assembly, Republic of Korea
Tae-Eung Sung Korea Institute Of Science and Technology Information, Seoul Korea
Tinus Pretrorius University Of Pretoria, South Africa
Vincent Boly Universitѐ de Lorraine, France
Yasser Hosni Emeritus Professor University of Central Florida, IAMOT COB

Ahmed El-Kholy; Director of Finance, Nile University
Ahmed Gomaa Radwan, Dr.; Vice President for Research, Nile University
Ahmed Madian, Dr.; Professor of Information Technology, Director of Microelectronics System Design Program, and Director of Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center, Nile University
Amina Galal; Manager of Advancement and Donor Relationship, Nile University
Heba Labib; Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Center, Nile University
Hedi Helmi; Director of President's Office, Nile University
Hesham Sakr; Senior Information Technology Manager, Nile University
Hoda Beleidy; External Relations Liaison Officer, Nile University
Khaled Eid; Director of Executive Education, Nile University
Mamdouh Awny, Dr.; Professor of Management of Technology, Nile University
Mohamed Azzam; Senior Digital Transformation Consultant, Board member of IAMOT, and Board member of the Arab Council of Social Responsibility
Mohamed Ezzat, Dr.; Professor of Management of Technology, Nile University
Mostafa Ghaly; Process Innovation Consultant
Nezar Sami; Innovation and Management of Technology Consultant, and Board member of IAMOT
Tarek Khalil, Dr.; President of Nile University and Founder of IAMOT
Wael Akl, Dr.; Provost, Nile University
Wael Fekry; Director of Support Services and Security, Nile University


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Name of the Conference Venue
IAMOT 2019 (28th conference) Mumbai, India
IAMOT 2018 (27th conference) Birmingham, England, UK
IAMOT 2017 (26th conference) Austria
IAMOT 2016 (25th conference) Florida, USA
IAMOT 2015 (24th conference) Cape Town, South Africa
IAMOT 2014 (23th conference) Washington D.C., US
IAMOT 2013 (22th conference) Porto Alegre, Brazil
IAMOT 2012 (21th conference) Hsinchu County, Taiwan
IAMOT 2011 (20th conference) Florida, USA
IAMOT 2010 (19th conference) Cairo, Egypt
IAMOT 2009 (18th conference) Florida, USA
IAMOT 2008 (17th conference) Dubai, UAE
IAMOT 2007 (16th conference) Florida, USA
IAMOT 2006 (15th conference) Beijing, P.R. China
IAMOT 2005 (14th conference) Vienna, Austria
IAMOT 2004 (13th conference) Washington D.C., US
IAMOT 2003 (12th conference) Nancy, France
IAMOT 2002 (11th conference) Miami, US
IAMOT 2001 (10th conference) Lausanne, Switzerland
IAMOT 2000 (9th conference) Miami, Florida
IAMOT 1999 (8th conference) Cairo, Egypt
IAMOT 1998 (7th conference) Orlando, Florida
IAMOT 1997 (6th conference) Gothenburg, Sweden
IAMOT 1996 (5th conference) Miami, Florida
IAMOT 1995 (First European conference) Birmingham, England
IAMOT 1994 (4th conference) Miami, Florida
IAMOT 1992 (3rd conference) Miami, Florida
IAMOT 1990 (2nd conference) Miami, Florida
IAMOT 1988 (1st conference) Miami, Florida



Visit Egypt

Egypt is a country that is well known for its aquatic resources as a result of the mostly infertile ecosystem. The Nile badges Egypt through a narrow valley that navigates sandstone and granite cliffs. Egypt is also well known by the temples of Abydos, Dendara, Karnak, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae and Abu Simbel, each regarded for their respective deities, further to the tombs in the Theban Necropolis. As the Nile River continues to flow upwards past major cities and temples, it begins to branch out into a flower-shaped formation known as the Nile delta, covering 240 km of the Mediterranean shoreline.
Red Sea coast is much like the Nile, a Turquoise waves discontinuity against rocky capes and windswept beaches in the foreground of an endless mountain range, a much needed escape for the people of Cairo. In the past two decades, this entire region saw a rapid transformation, generated by flows of annual tourists, with the most notable development being the future construction of Egypt’s new capital city near this coastline. These destinations pack exciting activities for travel-seeking vacationers, such as Shark-diving, snorkeling, and kite-surfing that are complemented by the uplifting effects of 18-hole golf courses, private beaches, open-air cinemas, and unbeatable night life scenes.



Cairo is known as the city that never sleeps, it’s always awakened by its citizens for all its different activities and exciting places that one can visit in diverse whiles.
Past travelers said that one of Cairo's must-see attractions is the Great Sphinx, the world's oldest monumental sculpture, positioned by the Pyramids of Giza. The Great Sphinx portrays a part pharaoh, part lion being and impresses tourists with its enormous size that measures 66 feet high and 234 feet long, as well as its unique appearance.
The best way to follow up your trip to the pyramids is by visiting the Egyptian Museum that would take almost a year to explore the museum in its entirety. This massive facility contains more than 100,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt, including tombs, jewelry and pottery. The main attraction here is the Tutankhamun exhibit, which features treasures from King Tut's tomb, including his golden funeral mask. Other significant places that you can visit to in Cairo are Khan El-Khalili, Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo.



In ancient times known as Thebes, Luxor was the initial capital of Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom. Luxor is recognized as one of the greatest open air museums to visit with its vast archaeological sites. The city is rich with Ancient Egyptian monuments such as Valley of the Kings that accommodates the tombs of many royal and noble figures of the Egyptian New Kingdom, most famously the Tomb of Tutankhamen. It is also home to vast ancient temples such as the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.



The southern city of Aswan is the perfect travelling destination in winter. Overlooking the Nile River, Aswan is a great starting point for a Nile cruise. Aswan is located north of the Aswan Dam, and a busy touristic attraction. It is home to spectacular historical and cultural landmarks, most famously Philae Temple, El Nabatat Museum, and the Mausoleum of Agha Khan among many others. In Aswan, you can also experience the rich Nubian culture, with its beautiful music, cuisine, handicrafts and heritage. Aswan is also known for its therapeutic environment as the sand has many pain relieving properties for ailments such as rheumatism, joint edema and skin inflammation.



The second largest city in Egypt, the coastal city Alexandria lies at the center of Egypt's Mediterranean coastline. It is famously known for its beautiful and extended beaches. Founded by Alexander the Great, circa 332 BC, the city is rich in many Greco-Roman monuments. One of its most famous landmarks is the Montazah Palace and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.


Sharm El Sheikh

Also known as the ‘City of Peace’ since it has held numerous international peace conferences, the sunny city of Sharm El Sheikh is home to many fun sea activities, such as diving, snorkeling, sailing, wind and kite-surfing. Besides, there is also the opportunity for sky-diving and parachuting. If in the mood for relaxation or pampering, Sharm El Sheikh provides the best professional spa services in Egypt. You can also enjoy the town’s nightlife at the best local bars, lounges and beaches such as Little Buddha Bar, Hard Rock Café and more. You can also book a safari trip to the nearby Sinai desert and enjoy the spectacular landscapes and historical landmarks of Sinai, such as the Colored Canyon, Mount Sinai, St. Catherine Monastery among many others. Sharm’s culturally rich Old Market is a great place to go shopping and collecting souvenirs from your trip.


Hurghada City

Located on the Red Sead Coast, Hurghada is considered the capital of the Red Sea Riviera. The beach resort is famously known for a variety of aquatic sport activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, yachting, wind and kite-surfing. You can enjoy a relaxing retreat at some of Hurghada’s best spas. Hurghada is a luxury beach resort town located between Sigala, El Dahar and El Memsha. In Sigala, or the city center, you can find plenty of seaside luxury resorts, mid-range hotels and restaurants. It is also an opportunity to visit some of its beautiful nearby resorts such as Sahl Hashish, Makadi Bay, and Soma Bay among others.


Siwa Oasis

In the midst of Egypt’s Western Desert lies the beautiful Oasis of Siwa. It has a beautiful nature with its water springs, salt lakes, as well as its olive and palm gardens. The Oasis’ main town, known as Shali is home to the ancient ruins famously the fortress of Shali as well as Temple of the Oracle that was once visited by Alexander the Great to consult the Oracle of Siwa. Another famous attraction is Cleopatra’s Pool which is a stone pool fed by a natural hot spring, where the Egyptian queen is believed to have swam in. Siwa is also a great opportunity for safari trips with quad bikes in the Western Desert of Egypt.


For International Participants Or Authors

Registration Fee
(before 15 August, 2020)
Registration with Late Fee
(after 15 August, 2020)
US$ 250.00
US$ 300.00

1. Fill-out the registration form click here

2. Payment Methods
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Refund Policy:
  • In the event you choose to cancel/withdraw, a non-refundable handling charge of US$ 100.00 will be deducted prior to issuing the refund. All request for refunds or substitutions MUST be submitted in writing to IAMOT Headquarters iamot@miami.edu.
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  • Registration Fee
    (before 15 August, 2020)
    Registration with Late Fee
    (after 15 August, 2020)
    US$ 125.00
    US$ 150.00

    1. Fill-out the registration form click here

    2. Payment Methods
    • Check - to be made out to 'IAMOT' , and send to IAMOT Headquarters, 1251 Memorial Dr. McArthur Bldg. Suite 270, Coral Gables, FL 33146
    • Payment by wire transfer (Send Email to iamot@miami.edu to get invoice and bank information)

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    Refund Policy:
  • In the event you choose to cancel/withdraw, a non-refundable handling charge of US$ 100.00 will be deducted prior to issuing the refund. All request for refunds or substitutions MUST be submitted in writing to IAMOT Headquarters iamot@miami.edu.
  • No refund after the 15 of August, 2020

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