Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin
Chairman, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
Chief Executive, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)
Chairman, Bank of China (Australia)
Former Speaker Parliament of Australia
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) Curtin University of Technology
Former Pro Vice Chancellor International, Victoria University
The world we live in today is significantly different from what it was 5 or 10 years ago and continues to rapidly change. Technology driven by Internet has unravelled new paradigms including in the fields of education, research and publications. Since inception in 2008, GSTF has dedicated itself to promoting research and development and offers an interdisciplinary intellectual platform for top notch scientists, researchers, academics and industry professionals in Asia Pacific to actively consult, network and collaborate with their counterparts across the globe.
GSTF has been administering nearly 40 international academic conferences on an annual basis, publishes 19 international journals (mostly quarterly) in partnership with Springer, and also publishes books, amongst other academic activities. There are more than 1000 academics from leading Universities (including NUS, University of California Berkeley, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Purdue University) involved in the various committees (program committee/editorial board) of GSTF. Currently, GSTF partners with 37 universities and another 63 universities partner with GSTF’s various conferences and more than 700 academics and professionals are members of GSTF.
GSTF has also been active in research and development and has co-funded academic research and has extended PhD Scholarships including a recent co-funding initiative in partnership with Bournemouth University for a 3 year PhD scholarship for a research project on Business Analytics.
GSTF also has been actively supporting the entrepreneurship activities through its incubation programs and/or by mentoring start-ups. GSTF has been a pioneer in developing leading edge content in the areas of Cloud Computing, Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Science and Internet of Things. These courses are funded by the Infocommunication Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) for all participants who are Singaporean and is mapped to the National Infocommunication Competency Framework.
Today, GSTF’s Cloud Computing Certification is offered worldwide in partnership with Exin. These programs are offered both in the classroom as well as on-line and have trained and certified thousands of IT professionals over the last 7 years.
I invite you to explore the various academic, research publication activities, innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives as well as the ICT training and certification programs offered by GSTF.