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Tomorrow, Today in Research - SEA Intelligence Forum 2024

From Insight to Impact: Evidence-based Strategies for Research Excellence

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About the event

This dynamic one-day event is dedicated to exploring strategies for translating insights into impactful outcomes within the realm of research excellence. A central highlight of the event will be the spotlight on Elsevier's Back to Earth campaign, which underscores academia’s ambition to showcase the real-world impact of research and pave the way for a more comprehensive evaluation process.

"Back to Earth: Landing real-world impact in academic evaluation" will delve into progress, barriers, and potential next steps in this crucial endeavour. In addition, the event will also cover key important topics such as research impact and evaluation, university rankings and methodologies, and the role of Generative AI in research strategy.

Date: 11th July 2024

Time: 8:00am – 16:20pm

Venue: Le Méridien Bangkok

Theme: From Insight to Impact: Evidence-based Strategies for Research Excellence

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Why attend?

Here are some key benefits attendees can expect from attending the event:

Expert Insights: Engage with industry leaders, renowned researchers, and academia experts who will share their experiences in research evaluation and strategy.

Practical Strategies: Explore innovative tools and methodologies to enhance research outcomes.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with diverse professionals from academia and research.

Case Study Showcases: Gain firsthand knowledge from leading institutions like the National University of Singapore and Mahidol University, learning actionable insights for your own research.

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08:00– 09:00


09:00 – 09:10

Opening by MC

09:10 – 09:20

Welcome remarks by Elsevier

09:20 – 09:50

Keynote 1: Back to Earth: Landing real-world impact in academic evaluation by Dr. Anders Karlsson, Vice President, Global Strategic Networks, Asia Pacific, Elsevier

09:50 – 10:20

Session 1: National University of Singapore Best Practice Case Study Showcase by Dr Taizan Chan, Chief Data Officer, National University of Singapore

10:20 – 10:25


10:25– 10:55

Morning Networking Break

10:55 – 11:25

Session 2: Enhancing Research Management at Mahidol University: An Introduction to the PURE/MUREX Portal by Dr Wanaruk Chaimayo, Assistant to the President for Research Strategies - Research Administration and Development Division, Mahidol University, Thailand

This presentation will introduce the MUREX portal, highlighting its key features and potential benefits for Mahidol University's research ecosystem. Dr Wanaruk will discuss the portal's integration of various research management aspects, such as project proposal submission, grant management, and collaboration tools. Additionally, he will share preliminary findings from their ongoing evaluation, based on feedback from key stakeholders. The presentation aims to demonstrate the portal's potential to enhance research management practices and facilitate better communication and collaboration among stakeholders.

11:25 – 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Session 3: Harnessing Generative AI for Deeper Insights in Academic Research by Kavit Yagnik, Regional Director, Elsevier

12:00 – 12:45

Panel discussion 1: Defining Impact: Best Practices for Research Evaluation and Strategy

This panel would explore the best practices and data driven methodologies adopted by some of the Southeast Asian Universities, in their endeavor to define the impact of Science.

The Panelists will delve on the metrics and frameworks necessary for maximizing the reach and significance of research outcomes.

Moderator: Kavit Yagnik, Regional Director, Elsevier


Patrick John Y Lim, Ph.D. Director, Research, Development, Extension, and Publications Office, University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines

Mohd Shahir Shamsir Omar, Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Vice President of Innovation and Technology Managers Association (ITMA) Malaysia

drg. Nurtami, PhD, Sp.OF(K), Vice Rector of Research and Innovation, Universitas Indonesia

Asst. Prof. Ponlachart Chotikarn, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

12:45 – 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45– 14:15

Session 4: Industry Thought Leadership by

Mohd Shahir Shamsir Omar, Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Vice President of Innovation and Technology Managers Association (ITMA) Malaysia

14:15 – 14:20


14:20 – 14: 50

Session 5: University Rankings new methodologies by Daniela Grosche, SciVal Product Manager, Elsevier

14: 50 – 14:55


14:55 – 15:25

Afternoon networking break

15:25– 16:10

Panel discussion 2: Metrics and Beyond – Looking at the Broader Aspect of Impact

In the second panel discussion, we will dive into discussing some of the broader aspects of economic and societal impact of universities’ activities, and what could be good practices in capturing these, if they can be captured. With the rise of generative AI as a tool for science and research strategy, how could this also affect the work of research management including articulating around impact?

Moderator: Dr. Anders Karlsson, Vice President, Global Strategic Networks, Asia Pacific, Elsevier


Dr. Feorillo Petronilo A. Demeterio III, Director, Research Coordination Office, De LaSalle University, Philippines

Daniel Lee Lih Wei, Director, Research and Sustainability Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Chancellery Office, Sunway R&D Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Associate Professor Pannee Cheewinsiriwat, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Research Affairs, Chulalongkorn University

16:10 – 16:20

Closing remarks by Elsevier

The speakers



Dr. Anders Karlsson

Vice-president of global strategic networks (Asia-Pacific)


Read more about Dr. Anders Karlsson


Dr. Taizan Chan

Chief Data Officer

National University of Singapore

Read more about Dr. Taizan Chan


Dr. Wanaruk Chaimayo

Assistant to the President in Research Strategy

Mahidol University, Thailand

Read more about Dr. Wanaruk Chaimayo


Mohd Shahir Shamsir Omar

Vice President

Innovation and Technology Managers Association (ITMA) Malaysia

Read more about Mohd Shahir Shamsir Omar


Dr. Pannee Cheewinsiriwa

Assistant to the President in Research Affairs

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Read more about Dr. Pannee Cheewinsiriwa