Yanqing (Yan) Duan (BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA) is a Professor of Information Systems and director of Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC) at the Business School, University of Bedfordshire. Her principal research interest is the development and use of emerging ICTs (e.g. AI, Big Data, IoT and analytics) and their impact on organisational performance, decision making, and knowledge management. She is a regular expert evaluator for various major funding bodies including EU Horizon 2020 programme. Professor Duan has led and participated in many research projects on digital transformation, e-learning, and digital agriculture and aquaculture in collaboration with international, European, and UK partners. She has received many research grants from various funding sources, such as: European Commission, Innovate UK, UK Department For International Development (DFID), BBSRC, JISC, British Council. Through her involvement in EU funded projects, she has gained valuable insights into the design, development and applications of various e-learning methods and tools for training and education purposes. Professor Duan also has extensive EU project management experience. She is an associated editor for International Journal of Information Management and Decision Support System. She has published over 240 peer reviewed articles.