Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference

‘Proceedings will be listed in Scopus’

‘Proceedings will be listed in Scopus’

Under the Auspices of H.E. Dr. Amr Talaat
Minister of Communication & Information Technology

Conference Plenary Sessions

Recorded Conference Plenary Sessions

Message from the IAMOT Founder

I am indeed honored and privileged to, once again, chair the International Conference on Management of Technology once again in its 30th cycle. the conference this year is, one more time, hosted by Nile University in Cairo Egypt in cooperation with the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The Board of Directors of the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) has decided to hold this year’s conference in a virtual mode due to the continuing situation the world is facing of Covid-19 Pandemic. We had to do that last year and we succeeded in doing it successfully and we look forward to repeating this success this year. I would like to welcome all the presenters and participants in this year’s conference and look forward to many Informative sessions and fruitful discussions. I also look to the future and wish that next year we can meet again in person to renew our social interactions and revive our friendships. I want to thank our program Chairs, our international advisory board members, the local organizing committee members, our staff that worked delightedly to prepare for this conference and all the people that helped us in making our 30th international meeting a reality.

Tarek Khalil
Founder of IAMOT
Nile University, Cairo, Egypt

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 30th annual conference of the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT). Just like last year, we had high hope that we will be able to hold both in-person and virtual conference this year. But stubborn pandemic, specifically the recent spread of Delta virus, lack of progress in vaccinating world population, and rigid travel requirements in many countries have forced us to forego our desire to hold in-person conference and settle for a virtual only conference. But tenacity and resiliency of our research and academic communities and particularly, students are remarkable.  In order to celebrate their achievements in the face of unsurmountable challenges, IAMOT is pleased to announce this year’s conference that shall be hosted by the Nile University, Cairo, Egypt in collaboration with University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa from September 19 – 23, 2021.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Management of Technology (MOT) for the World of the Future”.  This is a timely theme as the MOT community really need to discuss about the future, set a vision, and charter a roadmap that shall make our future world better, healthier, sustainable, and equitable. The heart of any conference is its authors and researchers, who have worked hard and conducted excellent research in many fields of MOT that can influence our future. On behalf of IAMOT, I want to express my deepest sense of gratitude to 500 authors, representing 35 countries, who have submitted the 200 abstracts. I congratulate authors of 130 papers and 52 abstracts that have been accepted by the conference committee for publications. I am also thankful to Prof. Tarek Khalil, General Conference Chair, Conference Chair & Editor, Prof Leon Pretorius, and Co-Chair & Editor, Prof Marthinus Pretorius 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 hopefully in near future, 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


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 MOT 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. In this year’s 30th International Conference, authors are recommended to address MOT issues related to the World of the Future including Competitiveness, Innovation and Foreseen Changes.


Anthon Botha

Board Member - IAMOT

Anuja Agarwal

NMIMS University, India

Arun Jacob

Economist and Development Coordination officer at the UN office in Egypt

Breno Nunes

Vice-president for Education, Research and Publications - IAMOT

Basil Khalil

Vice-president of Operations for FedEx Express, Latin America and Caribbean Division

David Bailey

Professor of Business Economics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

David Bennett

Founding Member of IAMOT

Geerten van de Kaa

Associate Professor of Standardization and Business Strategy at Delft University of Technology

Gita Surie

Adelphi University, USA

Harm-Jan Steenhuis

Hawaii Pacific University, USA

James Fleck

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Jeff Baetz

Global Industry CTO - IBM

Massoud Amin

University of Minnesota, USA

Mohamed Azzam

Senior Digital Transformation Consultant, Egypt

Nemat Minouche Shafik

Director of the London School of Economics

Nezar N. Sami

Board Member - IAMOT

Mostafa Ghaly

Business process innovation consultant, Former Deputy Minister of Planning

Osman Ahmed

President IAMOT

Richard Dictus

NU Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in the Arab Republic of Egypt

Roland Ortt

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Scott Cunningham

University of Strathclyde, UK

Steve Walsh

Senior editor of Journal of Small Business Management

Tarek M. Khalil

The President of Nile University

Tugrul Daim

Portland State University, USA

Wael Akl

Nile University, Egypt


IAMOT is the international organization dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in Management of Technology (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 MOT. It accomplishes this purpose through various activities including sponsoring international conferences; publishing newsletters/periodicals, conference proceedings, books and special issues of scholarly journals and recognizing academic programs. IAMOT acts as an information exchange hub on teaching and research issues in MOT. The Association has membership from all over the world.

History of IAMOT

Tarek Khalil paper “MOT: Past, Present & Future”.

Report of the Workshop on MOT, Tarek Khalil & B. Bayraktar “Challenges and Opportunities for Research in the Management of Technology”, National Science Foundation & University of Miami, 1988.

Report of the Workshop on MOT & Paradigm Shift in Education in Response to the Technology Revolution, Tarek Khalil “Management of Technology: Future Directions and Needs for the New Century”, National Science Foundation & University of Miami, 1998.

Report of the Workshop on MOT, Tarek Khalil “Management of Technology: The Drivers of Technological Changes in the Twenty First Century”, National Science Foundation & University of Miami, January 2000.


General Chair:
Tarek Khalil, Egypt
Conference Program Chairs:
Leon Pretorius, South Africa
Tinus Pretorius, South Africa
International Advisory Committee

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
Jan-Harm C. Pretorius
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jeff Butler
Manchester Bussines School – UK
Jeffrey A. Baetz, IBM
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
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 Walsh
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 Pretorius
University Of Pretoria, South Africa
Vincent Boly
Universitѐ de Lorraine, France
Yasser Hosni
Emeritus Professor University of Central Florida, IAMOT COB

Internal Organizing Committee

Nile University

Ahmed Alaa
Infrastructure Team Leader
Ahmed Gomaa Radwan
Prof. Vice President for Research, 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
M. Mamdouh Awny
Prof. 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
Prof. Professor of Management of Technology, Nile University
Nezar Sami
Innovation and Management of Technology Consultant, and Board member of IAMOT
Tarek Khalil
Prof. President of Nile University and Founder of IAMOT


University of Pretoria

Leon Pretorius,
Prof. Professor of Engineering
and Technology Management,
University of Pretoria
Mariette Stirk
Control Administrative Officer,
University of Pretoria
Marlene Mulder
Programme Administrator, University of Pretoria
Tinus Pretorius
Prof. Professor of Strategic
Technology Management, University of Pretoria

IAMOT Board of Directors:

Anthon Botha, South Africa
Anuja Agarwal, India
Breno Nunes, UK
David Bennett, Sweden/UK
Geerten van de Kaa, Netherlands
Gita Surie, USA
Joe Amadi-Echendu, South Africa
John O. Aje, USA
Karuna Jain, India
Kirankumar S. Momaya, India
Jan-Harm C Pretorius, South Africa
Laure Morel, France
Leon Pretorius, South Africa
Marianne Horlesberger, Austria
Mohamed Azzam, Egypt
Nezar Sami, Egypt
Osman Ahmed, USA
Paulo Antonio Zawislak, Brazil
Raman Agrawalla, India
Roland J. Ortt, Netherlands
Ruchita Gupta, India
Tarek Khalil, Egypt
Tinus Pretorius, South Africa

Executive Committee:

Osman Ahmed, USA, President of IAMOT.
Breno Nunes, UK, VP of IAMOT.
Laure Morel, France, VP of IAMOT.
Joe Amadi-Echendu, South Africa, Treasurer of IAMOT.
Paulo Zawislak, Brazil, Secretary

Awards Chair:

David Bennett, England.



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Technology Management I (1st international conference)
Editors :
Tarek M. Khalil
Bulent A.Bayraktar
Johnson A. Edosomwan
NO of Papers: 89 Journal
/39 Abstract
Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Date: 17-19 Feb, 1988
Management of
Technology II
(2nd international conference)
Editors :
Tarek M. Khalil

NO of Papers: 116 Papers 
Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Date: Feb 28 - Mar 2, 1990
Management of
Technology IIl
(3rd international conference)
The Key to Global Competitiveness : Proceedings
Editors :
Tarek M. Khalil

NO of Papers: 147 paper/136 Abstract
(Vol. I & Vol. II) 
Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Date: Feb 17-21 1992
Management of
Technology IV
Vol 1 & Vol 2
(4th international conference)
The Creation of Wealth : Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Management of Technology, February
Editors :
Tarek M. Khalil
Bulent A. Bayrakter
NO of Papers: 164 Paper 
Place: Miami, Florida
Date: 1994
ISBN-10 : 089806127X
ISBN-13 : 978-0898061277
Management of
Technology V
(5th international conference)
Editors :
Robert M. Mansonm
Louis A. Lefebvre
Tarek M. Khali
NO of Papers: 187 papers
Place: Miami, Florida
Date: 1996
the creation of prosperity business and work opportunities through technology management (6th international conference)
Place: Gothenburg, Sweden
Date: 1997
Management of Technology, Sustainable Development and Eco-Efficiency
(7th international conference)
Selected Papers from the Seventh International Conference on Management of Technology
Editors :
Louis A. Lefebvre
Robert M. Mason
Tarek M. Khalil
NO of Papers: 34 Papers
Place: Orlando, Florida
Date: 1998
Civilization, Modern Technology and Sustainable Development The 8th IAMOT,
(8th international conference)
Editors :
Dr. Yasser Hosni
Dr. Tarek Khalil
Dr. Louis Lefebvre

Date: March 15-17, 1999
The Key to Prosperity in the 3rd Millennium
(9th international conference)
Editors :
Dr. Tarek Khalil
Dr. Louis Lefebvre

Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Date: 21-25 February, 2000
Proceedings of the 9th IAMOT
Management of Technology ( The key to Prosperity in The Third Millinum)
(10th international conference)
Editors :
Tarek M. Khalil

NO of Papers: 43 Papers
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
Date: 2001
ISBN-10 : 0080439977
Management of Technology ( Program & Book of abstracts)
(11th international conference)
Editors :
Tarek M. Khalil
Yasser Hosni
Date: 2002
Management of Technology ( Growth Through Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
(12th international conference)
Editors :
Max Von Zedwitz
NO of Papers: 30 Papers
Place: Nancy, France
Date: 2003
008044136X, 9780080441368
Management of Technology (Internet Economy Opportunities and Challenges for Developed and Developing Regions of The World)
(13th international conference)
Editors :
Yasser A. Hosni
NO of Papers: 36 Papers
Place: Washington D.C., US
Date: 2004
ISBN-10 : 0080442145
Management of Technology (Key Success Factors for Innovation and Sustainable Development)
(14th international conference)
Editors :
Laura Morel-Guimaraes

NO of Papers: 27 Paper 
Place: Vienna, Austria
Date: 2005
ISBN-10 : 0080446493
New Directions in Technology Management (Management of Technology)
(15th international conference)
Editors :
Mostafa Hesham Sherif
Tarek M. Khalil

NO of Papers: 32 Papers
Place: Beijing, P.R. China
Date: 2006
ISBN-10 : 0080451152
ISBN-13 : 978-0080451152
(16th international conference)
Editors :
Mostafa Hesham Sherif
Tarek M. Khalil

NO of Papers: 32 Papers
Place: Beijing, P.R. China
Date: 2006
ISBN-10 : 0080451152
ISBN-13 : 978-0080451152
Challenges in the Management of New Technologies (Management of Technology)
(17th international conference)
Editors :
Marianne Horlesberger

NO of Papers: 40 Chapters
Place: Dubai, UAE
Date: February, 2008
ISBN-10 : 9789812708557
The 18th IAMOT,
IAMOT 2009 Proceedings
(18th international conference)
Editors :
Dr. Yasser Hosni

Date: April 5-9, 2009
Place: Orlando, Florida, USA
ISBN : 0-9815817-2-2
Creating and Managing a Technology Economy (Management of Technology)
(19th international conference)
Editors :
Fredrick Betz
Tarek M. Khalil
Yasser Hosni
Hossam Eldeen Mostafa
NO of Papers: 17 Papers
Place:Egypt, Cairo
Date: 2010
ISBN-10 : 9814313386
ISBN-13 : 978-9814313384
Technology and the Global Challenges Security, Energy, Water, and the Environment
(20th international conference)
Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Date: April 10-14 2011
The 20th IAMOT
(21th international conference)
Place: Hsinchu County, Taiwan
Date: 2012
(22th international conference)
Place: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Date: 2013
(23th international conference)
Place:Washington D.C., US
Date: 2014
(24th international conference)
Place:Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 2015
(25th international conference)
Place: Florida, USA
Date: 2016
(26th international conference)
Place: Austria
Date: 2017
(27th international conference)
Place:Birmingham, England, UK
Date: 2018
(28th international conference)
Place: Mumbai, India
Date: 2019
IAMOT 2020
Dr Leon Pretorius
Dr Marthinus Pretorius
Place: Nile University,Egypt
Date: 13 – 17 September 2020


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