• PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, Canada (thesis research: developed and tested a formal method for socio-technical systems evaluation)1991
  • Fellow (Institution of Engineering & Technology) & Chartered Engineer (UK)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Regina, Canada (thesis research: developed a prototype for adaptive information retrieval)1986
  • Bachelor of Scince in Computer Science (with minor in Mathematics and Economics) from Brandon University, Canada 1984

Subject Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Emerging Platforms and Services
  • GLOBAL IMMERSION: New Markets, Reduced Costs,
  • Better Technology

Academic experience

  • Adjunct Faculty at S P Jain School of Global Management
  • ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific Campus September 2016 – present
  • Nanyang Technological University,January 2004 – August 2016

Corporate Experience

  • IBM Global Services & Deloitte Consulting,September 2000 – September 2002
  • Deutsche Telekom Asia,August 1994 – September 2000
  • University of Waterloo, Canada,September 1988 – August 1991
  • St Francis Xavier University, Canada September 1986 – September 1990


Service as editor and associate editor for international journals

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2002 to 2010), International Journal of Digital Media Broadcasting (2008 to present) and Co-Editor (Asia) for International Journal of Knowledge Society Research
  • Member of editorial advisory board of The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society (2006 to 2012), Webology – an online international journal (2008 to present), Innovation Magazine (2010 – present), Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organisations (2012 – present). Keynote Addresses at Professional Conferences
  • Ravi Sharma, “Trendcasting in Digital Markets”, Keynote Speech at the 14th International Conference on Electronic Business. Taipei, Taiwan, 8-12 December 2014.
  •  Ravi Sharma & Dennis Linders, “Smart Cities: a model for developing Knowledge-Scapes?” HEAD Foundation Lecture, Singapore, 24-Jul-2014.
  • Ravi Sharma, Chair of Panel Discussion on Broadband Services to the Home, CommunicAsia


Refereed Archival Publications

Main authors: bold & underline Corresponding authors: # Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows: * Tier 1: IF >= 2.0 or top 10% of SCOPUS rank IF 2012 / 2008 – 2012: Impact Factor for 2012, 5 years; U = unavailable

  1.  Feng Fan#* & Ravi Sharma, “Modeling the Main Determinants of Movie Sales: An Econometric Study of Chinese Marketplace” Journal of Reviews on Global Economics Vol 5, pp. 190-209, 2016. Available from
  2. Ravi Sharma#, Arul-Raj Fantin*, Navin Prabhu*, Chong Guan & Ambica Dattakumar*, “Digital literacy and knowledge societies: a grounded theory investigation of sustainable development” Telecommunications Policy 40 (7) 628-643, 2016. (IF = 0.98/1.23)
  3.  Felix Lena Stephanie* & Ravi S. Sharma#, “Health on a Cloud: Modeling Digital Flows in an E-health Ecosystem” Journal of Advances in Management Sciences & Information Systems, 2, 1-20, 2016. Available from
  4. Ravi S. Sharma# & Yang Yi*, “A Hybrid Scenario Planning Methodology for Digital Businesses” Long Range Planning, 48, 412–429, 2015. (IF = 2.11/4.36) [Tier 1]
  5. Ravi S. Sharma, “Reflections on the role of information retrieval for development: learning from the missed opportunities of the past.” Information Development. Vol. 31(2) 186–189, 2015. (IF =U )
  6. Kshetri, Nir#, Ralf Bebenroth, Nicholas C. Williamson & Ravi S. Sharma. "Cross-National Heterogeneity in E-retail Spending: A Longitudinal Analysis of Economic, Technological and Political Forces." Electronic Commerce Research, Volume 14 Number 2, 2014. (IF = 1.6/U)
  7. Ravi Sharma#, Mu Yar Soe Khin*, & Divya Balasubramaniam*, "Case Studies on the Exploitation of Crowd-Sourcing With Web 2.0 Functionalities." International Journal of Electronic Business, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2014.
  8. Ravi Sharma#& Francis Pereira, “De-Novo Firms and Digital Markets: Findings from Use Cases of the ADVISOR Modelling Tool” Journal of Digital Business, Volume VIII Number I, pp 14-43, 2013/4. (IF = U/U)
  9. Ann-Liang Chew*, Ravi S. Sharma & Nick Bontis#, “Revisiting the intellectual wealth of nations: operationalising the flow of innovation” Knowledge and Process Management Volume 21 Number 1 pp 1–12, 2014. (IF = U/U)
  10. Ravi S. Sharma, Eldon Y. Li# & Rubie Govindraj, “Adoption of Mobile Internet Devices and Services: A Multinational Study.” International Journal of Information Systems & Management, Volume 1 Number 1-2, 60-82, 2014. (IF = U/U)
  11. Ann-Liang Chew* & Ravi S. Sharma, A General Theory of Innovation and National Intellectual Capital, International Journal of Engineering Innovation & Research. Volume 3, Issue 1, 108 – 115, 2014. (IF = U/U)
  12.  Ravi S. Sharma# & Yang Yi*, “Trend-Casting in the Interactive Digital Media Industry: Some Results and Guidelines.” Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, 2 (1) 20-38, 2013. (IF = U/U)
  13. Ravi S. Sharma# & Suman Bhattacharya*, “Knowledge Dilemmas within Organizations: Resolutions from Game Theory” Knowledge-Based Systems, 45, 100-113, June 2013. (IF = 4.1/3.4) [Tier 1]
  14. Thomas Srinivasan*, Prashant S. Pillai*, Abdul Qadir*& Ravi S. Sharma#, “Functional modelling and analysis of IDM e-tailer platforms” International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR) 9 (3), pp. 39-60, 2013. (IF = U/U)
  15. Ravi S. Sharma#, Makkati Iyoob Noorjahan Ahamed Iqbal* and Monina M. Victoriano*. “On the use of benchmarking and good practices for knowledge management for development” Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 11, 346–360, 2013. (IF = 1.1/U)
  16.  Ravi S. Sharma# & Hao Xiaoming, “Value-based Mobile Data Services Adoption: General Results of an On-going International Study.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.145-160, 2012. Available at: (IF = U/U)
  17.  Ravi S. Sharma# & Samraj Praveen Sam*, “Knowledge Exchanges in the Global Organization – Learning from the Genius of Al-Biruni” International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Research Vol 1 Issue 1 October 2012. Available at: (IF = U/U)
  18. Ravi S. Sharma#, Miguel Morales-Arroyo*, and Tushar Pandey. “The Emergence of Electronic Word-of-Mouth as a Marketing Channel for the Digital Marketplace”, Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations Volume 6, pp. 41-61, 2012. Available at: (IF = U/U)
  19. Lena Stephanie*, Ravi S. Sharma# & Narayan Ramasubbu, “The Digitalisation of Bollywood: adapting to disruptive innovation”, Media Asia, 39 (1), 18-31, 2012. (IF = U/U)
  20. Ravi S. Sharma#, “Towards A Strategic Tool For The Business Modeling Of IDM Startups - Implementing The ADVISOR Framework,” International Journal of Applied Ravi Sharma ….. 11 Engineering and Technology, 1 (1) pp.68-79, October-December 2011. Available at (IF = U/U)
  21. Sharma, Ravi S#. & Pandey, Tushar (2011). "The impact of electronic word-of-mouth in the distribution of digital goods." Webology, 8(1), Article 84. Available at: (IF = U/U)
  22. Reza Yudaputra Azeharie* and Ravi S. Sharma#, “Design Principles for Doing Business on Second Life: an immersive ethnographic study”, Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol 3 No 3, January 2011. Available at: (IF = U/U)
  23. Ravi S. Sharma# & Vironica Djiaw*. “Realising The Strategic Impact Of Business Intelligence Tools.” VINE – the journal of information and knowledge management systems, Vol. 41 No. 2, pp. 113-131, 2011. Selected as Editor’s Pick and available at: (IF = U/U)
  24. Ravi S. Sharma#, Francis Pereira and Narayan Ramasubbu. “Assessing Value Creation and Value Capture in Digital Business Ecosystems” International Journal of Information Technology Vol 16 No 2 2010. Available at: Listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: ERN: Technology (Topic), Information Technology (Topic), Innovation & Strategy (Topic) and Development of Innovation eJournal. (IF = U/U)
  25. Lena Stephanie#*, Margaret Tan, Miguel Morales-Arroyo*, & Ravi S. Sharma “The Pervasiveness of Mobile Data Services: do usage and attitudinal divides exist in Asia and America?” International Journal of Electronic Business, Vol 9 No 1/2, pp. 63-104, 2010. Available at: (IF = U/U)
  26. Ravi S. Sharma#, Dwight Tan*, & Winston Cheng*. "Two Heads Are Better Than One: Leveraging Web 2.0 for Business Intelligence" International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering, 1(2), 1-24, April-June 2010 (IF = U/U)
  27. Ganesh Chandrasekar & Ravi S Sharma#, "Analysing knowledge disparity and value creation: towards a K-Gini coefficient." International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 242-262, 2010. (IF = U/U)
  28. Ravi S. Sharma#, Ganesh Chandrasekar* & Bharathkumar Vaitheeswaran*. “A Knowledge Framework for Development - empirical investigation of 30 societies.” International Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp 1-23, Oct-Dec 2010. Listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Research Methods & Methodology in Accounting eJournal as of 12/07/2010. (IF = U/U)
  29. Ravi S. Sharma#, Melvyn Chia*, Vironica Choo*, & Eyosore Samuel, “Using A Taxonomy For Knowledge Audits: Some Field Experiences”, Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2010. Available at (IF = U/U)
  30. Ravi S. Sharma#, Elaine W. J. Ng, Mathias Dharmawirya*, & Ekundayo M. Samuel. “A Policy Framework for Developing Knowledge Societies.” International Journal of Knowledge Society Research, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 22-45, Jan- Mar 2010. (IF = U/U)
  31. Ravi S. Sharma#, Chia Yew Boon* & Sean Lim Swee Ping*. “A Vision for a Knowledge Society and Learning Nation: The Role of a National Library System". The Icfai University Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. VII, Nos. 5 & 6, pp. 91-113, 2009. (IF = U/U)
  32. Sharma, R. S.#, Ekundayo, M.S., & Ng, E. W. (2009) "Beyond the digital divide: policy analysis for knowledge societies", Journal of Knowledge Management, 13 (5), pp. 373 – 386. (IF = 1.5/U) [Tier 1]
  33. Ravi S. Sharma#, Arista Wirawan*, Samuel Goh Chia Foong* and Ye Min Win*. (2009). Bridging the Knowledge Gap in Developing Societies: A Field Study of Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.1-28. Available at SSRN: Listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for EAS Subject Matter eJournals, HRN East Asian Studies Research Network and QMM: Other Political Methods: Qualitative & Multiple Methods on 28-April-09 (IF = U/U)
  34. Miguel Morales-Arroyo#* and Ravi S. Sharma, “Deriving Value in Digital Media Networks” International Journal of Computer Science and Security, 3 (2) pp. 126-137, 2009. Available from: (IF = U/U)
  35. Tan, P.J.S.#*, Sharma, R.S. and Theng, Y.L. (2009) ‘Effective e-commerce strategies for small online retailers’, International Journal of Electronic Business, 7 (5), pp.445–472. Available from: Listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for ERN: Other Organizations & Markets: Decision-Making in Organizations (Topic) and Organizations & Markets: Decision-Making in Organizations on 9-Oct-09. (IF = U/U)
  36. Ravi S. Sharma# and Steve Wildman, “The economics of delivering digital content over mobile networks”, Journal of Media Business Studies, 6 (2) (Spring 2009). Listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Theory: Networks (Topic) on 2-Oct. (IF = U/U)
  37. Dhanjoo N. Ghista and Ravi S. Sharma#, “On the Role of Universities in Knowledge Societies”, Journal of the World Universities Forum, 1 (5) pp. 115-130, 2008. (IF = U/U)
  38. Ravi S. Sharma#, Elaine W. J. Ng, Mathias Dharmawirya* & Chu Keong Lee, “Beyond the Digital Divide: A Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Knowledge Societies”, Journal of Knowledge Management 12 (5), pp. 151-164, 2008. (IF = 1.5/U) [Tier 1]
  39. Ravi S. Sharma#, SR Apoorva*, Venkata Madireddy and Varun Jain, “Best Practices for Communication between Client and Vendor in IT Outsourcing Projects”, Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, 3, pp. 61-93, 2008. Available from: (Top 6 downloaded JIITO paper as of 1/12) (IF = U/U)
  40. Ravi S. Sharma#, Schubert Foo and Miguel Morales-Arroyo*, “Developing corporate taxonomies for knowledge auditability – a framework for good practices.” Journal of Knowledge Organisation, 35(1), pp 30-46, 2008. (IF = U/U)
  41. Ravi S. Sharma# and Naguib Chowdhury, “On The Use Of A Diagnostic Tool For Knowledge Audits.” Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 8 (4) 2007. Available from (IF = U/U)
  42. Ravi S. Sharma#, Priscilla Teng Yu Hui* and Meng-Wah Tan*, “Value-Added Knowledge Management for Financial Performance: the case of an East Asian Ravi Sharma ….. 13 conglomerate.” VINE – the journal of information and knowledge management systems, vol. 37 no. 4, pp. 484-501, 2007. Chosen as Outstanding Paper Award Winner by Emerald Group Publishing at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008. (IF = U/U)
  43. Ravi S. Sharma#, “Leveraging Growth with Knowledge Management – a case study of Tata Consultancy Services”, Journal of IT Case and Application Research, 9 (4), pp. 29-65, 2007. Available from: (IF = U/U)
  44. Ravi S Sharma# and Intan Azura Mokhtar, “Bridging the Digital Divide in Asia - Challenges and Solutions”, International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 1 (3), pp.15-30, 2005 / 2006. Available at: (IF = U/U)
  45. Eng Keong Lua#, Jon Crowcroft, Marcelo Pias, Ravi Sharma and Steven Lim, “A survey and comparison of Peer-to-Peer overlay network schemes”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, pp. 72-93, Second Quarter 2005. (IF = 4.8/6.3) [Tier 1]
  46. Ravi Sharma#, “On the road to 3G in Asia”, Wireless World, pp. 23-30, April 2004. (IF = U/U)
  47. Ravi Sharma#, “3G & WLAN”, Wireless World, pp. 17-24, December 2003. (IF = U/U)
  48. Shailendra Palvia#, Ravi Sharma and David Conrath, "Socio-Technical Framework for Post-Implementation Quality Assessment of Computer Information Systems," Industrial Management and Data Systems, 101 (5), pp. 237-251, 2001. (IF = U/U)
  49. RS Sharma# and DW Conrath, "Some soft measures for performance analysis: the core dimensions of expert system quality", in: Hura and Sharma [guest editors], The Practice of Performance Modelling and Reliability Analysis, special issue of Microelectronics and Reliability – an international journal, 36 (6) pp 775-796, 1996. (IF = U/U)
  50. RS Sharma#, "Infobahns in Asia: promises and perils", IEEE Multimedia 2 (2), pp 80-85, Summer 1995. (IF = 1.0/1.1) [Tier 1]
  51. RS Sharma# and DW Conrath, “Expert systems and their post-implementation evaluation”, invited contribution to : Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 55 (118), pp 114-136, Marcel Dekker Inc, New York, 1995. (IF = U/U)
  52. RS Sharma# and DW Conrath : "The post-implementation evaluation of expert systems: enlightenment after five years in the trenches", in special issue on “Evaluation of Knowledge-based Systems”, Journal for the Integrated Study of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Applied Epistemology 11 (3), pp 257-275, 1994. (IF = U/U)
  53. RS Sharma# and DW Conrath : “Evaluating Expert Systems : a review of applicable approaches”, Artificial Intelligence Review, 7 (2), pp 77-91, 1993. (IF = 1.6/1.2)
  54. DW Conrath and RS Sharma#. “A note on some overall evaluation measures for computer-based information systems”, Computers in Industry, 21, pp 267-271, 1993. (IF = 1.7/2.1) [Tier 1] Ravi Sharma ….. 14
  55. RS Sharma# and DW Conrath : “Evaluating Expert Systems : the socio-technical dimensions of quality”, Expert Systems – the international journal of knowledge engineering, 9 (3), pp 125-138, August 1992. (IF = U/U)
  56. DW Conrath# and RS Sharma : “Towards a diagnostic instrument for assessing the quality of expert systems”, ACM DataBase 23 (1), pp 37-44, Winter 1992. (IF = U/U)
  57. RS Sharma#, DW Conrath and DM Dilts : “A socio-technical model for deploying expert systems. Part I : the general theory”, IEEE transactions on Engineering Management, 38 (1), pp 14-23, February 1991. (IF = 0.9/1.7) [Tier 1]
  58. RS Sharma and Martin Janta-Polczinski# : “The Evolution of Office Automation : Room for Artificial Intelligence?” [in French], Revue de liaison de la Recherché en Informatique Cognitive des Organizations (ICO) – Quebec, 2 (2), pp 15-34, May 1990. (IF = U/U)
  59. RS Sharma# : “A Generic Machine for Parallel Information Retrieval”, Information Processing & Management, 25 (3), pp 223-235, 1989. (IF = 0.8/1.4) [Tier 1]
  60.  VV Raghavan and RS Sharma# : “A Framework and Prototype for Intelligent Organisation of Information”, Canadian Journal of Information Science, 11 (3/4), pp 88-101, 1987. (IF = U/U)


Conference Papers

  1. Ambica Dattakumar#, Guan Chong, Lin Malone, Ravi Sharma, Jesus Felix Venenzuela, “Knowledge societies and their role in sustainable development”. IEEE Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Bali, Indonesia. December 2016
  2. Ambica Dattakumar#, Ravi Sharma. “Smart cities and knowledge societies: correlation, causation or distinct?” 8th IEEE Conference on Management and Innovation and Technology (ICMIT). Bangkok, Thailand. September 2016.
  3.  Ravi Sharma# & Dennis Linders, “Smart Cities: a model for developing Asia-Scapes?”, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2014 Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 8-10 July 2014.
  4. Ravi S Sharma#, KR Raman Krishna Sreejith*, B Rinosh Babykutty*, N Puwanendran*, “The Cyber-Guru Initiative: New Media Literacy & Participatory Learning”, 9th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 13-14 January 2013.
  5. Khin Mu Yar Soe*, Ravleen Kaur & Ravi S. Sharma#, “Case Studies on the Exploitation of Crowd-Sourcing with Web 2.0 Functionalities” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Electronic Business, Xi’an, China, 12-16 October 2012. (Awarded Best Paper).
  6. Ravi S. Sharma#, Maria I. Ratri*, and Archana Krishnamachari*. “Exploiting Relational Capital in Family Businesses through Corporate Social Responsibility” Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on the Management of Innovation and Technology. Bali, Indonesia 12-13 June 2012. [Tier1]
  7. Yang Yi* & Ravi S. Sharma#, “Provisional Results of Applying a Scenario Planning Approach to the Interactive Digital Media Industry” Proceedings of the PTC Conference (PTC ’12), Honolulu, Hawaii, 15-18 Jan 2012. Available at
  8. Samraj Praveen Sam# & Ravi S. Sharma*, Knowledge Exchanges in Smart Sourcing Contracts – learning from the genius of Al-Biruni, Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Smart Sourcing Conference, IIT Delhi, 5-6 January 2011. Selected as one of five outstanding papers and invited as a submission to JITCAR.
  9.  Ravi S. Sharma#, Francis Pereira and Narayan Ramasubbu, Using Intangible Assets to Model and Manage Digital Business Strategies, Session on “Emerging Digital Phenomena and Changes in IS Management” at Pre-ICIS SIM Academic Workshop 2010 on New IS Leadership Roles for a Digital World (Program Chairs: Varun Grover, Elena Karahanna, Omar El Sawy), St Louis, 11 December 2010.
  10. Ravi Sharma#, Nisha Alexander*, Wei-Ching Ho* & Prem-Kumar Arasu*. A Design Functionality Study of IDM Web-Stores. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electronic Business, pp. 42-51, Shanghai, 1 – 4 Dec 2010.
  11. C. K. Shi#, X. M. Hao, & R. S. Sharma. A Cross Market Study of Mobile Data Services and Devices. Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on the Management of Innovation and Technology, Singapore, 2-5 June 2010. [Tier 1]
  12. Lena Stephanie# & Ravi S. Sharma. Modeling digital flows in the e-health eco-system: strategic implications for players. Proceedings of the PTC Conference (PTC ’10), Honolulu, Hawaii, 17-21 Jan 2010.
  13. Shi, K.C.#, Hao, X.M., & Sharma, R.S. What determines the adoption of MDS: a cross-disciplinary approach. Proceedings of the 43th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, 5-7 Jan 2010. [Tier 1]
  14. Ravi S. Sharma#, WANG Sheng-Chieh*, CHEN YuFang* & Sammie CHEN Qing*. Learning Communities in a Flat World: an analysis of the People’s Republic of China. Proceedings of the 2nd Knowledge Cities Summit. Shenzhen, China, 5-6 Nov 2009. Translation into Chinese and reprinted in Urban Insight (Guangzhou, China), 4 (1) pp. 41-47, 2010.
  15. Cong Kristy Shi#, Xiaoming Hao, & Ravi S. Sharma. Why Consumers Purchase New Mobile Phones: Modeling the Process of Decision-Making. Proceedings of the Global Mobility Roundtable ‘09, Cairo, Egypt, 1-3 Nov 2009.
  16. Ravi Sharma#, Miguel Arroyo*, Margaret Tan and Sunanda Sangwan, “A Business Network Model For Delivering Online Content And Services On Mobile Platforms” Proceedings of the Global Mobility Roundtable ‘08, Auckland, New Zealand, 23-25 Nov 2008.
  17. Mathias Dharmawirya*, Miguel Morales-Arroyo*# and Ravi Sharma, "Adding Value In Digital Media Networks", Proceedings of the 17th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Annual Conference, Manila, 14-16 July 2008. Also appeared in: ECONOMICS OF NETWORKS ABSTRACTS sponsored by Networks, Electronic Commerce and Telecommunications ("NET") Institute.
  18. Ravi Sharma# and Dhanjoo Ghista, “The Role of Universities in Knowledge Societies”, World Universities Forum, Davos Switzerland, 31-Jan – 2-Feb 2008. Ravi Sharma ….. 18
  19. Ravi S. Sharma#, Elaine W. J. Ng, Mathias Dharmawirya* and Lee Chu Keong, “Beyond the Digital Divide: Creating Knowledge Societies”, Paper presented at CPRsouth2: 'Empowering rural communities through ICT policy and research' conference, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India, December 2007.
  20. Ravi Sharma# and SR Apoorva*, “Best Practices for Knowledge Flows between Clients and Vendors in IT Outsourcing”, 1st China Summer Workshop on Information Management, Fudan University – Shanghai, July 22-23 2007.
  21. Ravi Sharma# and Steve Wildman, “The economics of social content over mobile networks”, Proceedings of the 6th Annual Global Mobility Roundtable, Los Angeles, June 1-2 2007.
  22. Ravi Sharma (with Anish Madan), “Best Practices for a Regulatory Framework for Converged Telecommunications”, 3rd International Conference on Communications Convergence, Mumbai, India, 7-8 Feb 2005. [also published as a whitepaper of the Indian Merchants’ Chambers]
  23. Ravi S. Sharma, “KM Applications for e-Government”, WSO Asia Pacific e-Government Summit, Singapore, 19-21 Oct 2004.
  24. Ravi S Sharma, “A New Era for E-Commerce – The Power of Information, The Promise of Connection”, 9th Asian Telecoms Industry Exchange Forum, Singapore, CommunicAsia 2004.
  25. Ravi S Sharma, “Bridging the Digital Divide in the Information Society”, World Telecommunications Day Event hosted by ATIS, Singapore, 14 May 2004.
  26. Ravi S Sharma, “Telecom Development and the Impact of Direct and Indirect Taxation”, Second ITU Forum of the Regional Working Group on Private Sector Issues, New Delhi, India, 26-27 April 2004. 
  27.  Ravi Sharma, “Next Generation Networks – OSS Challenges”, Panel Discussion Session, HP Network & Service Provider Symposium, Bangkok, 2-4 September 2003. Ravi Sharma ….. 21
  28. Ravi Sharma and Goh Kheng Wee, “Technical Assessment of Business Intelligence as a Tool for Internet Marketing.” Frost & Sullivan Strategic Internet Marketing Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 12-13 August 2003.
  29. Ravi Sharma, “The changing mobile data landscape”, IBC Broadband Wireless Access in Asia 2000, Singapore, 6-7 September 2000.
  30. Ravi Sharma, “Enabling procurement within the E-Commerce Framework”, ICM Procurement 2000 Conference, Kuala Lumpur , 28-19 March 2000.
  31. Ravi Sharma, “Trends in Advanced Telecommunications: Services for the Information Age”, SEA Regional Computer Conference, Singapore, 1-3 December 1999.
  32. Ravi Sharma, “Next Generation Mobile IP Services”, Wireless Broadband Access Asia, Hong Kong, 29-30 November 1999.
  33. Ravi Sharma, “Hypergrowth; the new role of industrial telecoms”, The CIO Forum, Business Week, Singapore, 15th & 16th September 1999.
  34. Ravi Sharma, Goh Kheng Wee and Andri Zehl, “Integrating Internet Telephony Services with the Mainstream”, CommunicAsia 99, Singapore, 22nd – 25th June 1999.
  35. Ravi Sharma, “E-Commerce in the Travel Trade – insights and experiences”, CTW and AACVB Seminar, Miller Freeman, Kuala Lumpur, 26th & 28th October 1998.
  36.  Ravi Sharma, “Building an infrastructure for a wide-area telemedicine service”, Telemedicine Asia 98, AIC, Singapore, 14th – 16th September 1998.
  37. Ravi Sharma, “Creating R&D Field Trials for Market Knowledge”, Linking Marketing Strategy with Product Development Conference, IQPC, Singapore, 28th – 29th May 1998.
  38. Ravi Sharma, "Cutting Edge Technology: what's next?" PATA Annual Conference, Manila, 29th March - 2nd April 1998.
  39. Ravi Sharma, "Forging R&D Partnerships in Asia - technology transfer and training is the key", Conference on Performance Measurement for R&D, IQPC, Singapore, 23rd - 25th March 1998.
  40. Ravi Sharma and Goh Kheng Wee, “Multimedia Network Services and Management”, Abacus Technology Review Workshop, Information Management Research Center (IMARC), Singapore, 1st December 1997.
  41. Ravi Sharma, “Standard of Digital Equipment : Inevitable Or Impossible?”, ASEAN Cable & Satellite Television Forum 1997, IIR, Singapore, 27th –29th May 1997.
  42.  Ravi Sharma, “Standard of Digital Equipment : Inevitable Or Impossible?”, ASEAN Cable & Satellite Television Forum 1997, IIR, Singapore, 27th –29th May 1997.
  43. Ravi Sharma, “Experiences With Multimedia Services and Applications”, The 2nd Annual Asia Pacific ISDN/B-ISDN Conference ’96, IBC, Singapore, 23rd – 25th October 1996.
  44. Ravi Sharma, "Improving access to healthcare with telecommunications", Telemed '96, AIC, Singapore, 15th - 18th October 1996. Ravi Sharma ….. 22
  45. Ravi Sharma, “Vision of an Infobahn – A Case Study in Services & Applications for a Worldwide Marketplace in Tourism”, Information Superhighway Summit Asia, IDG World Expo, Singapore, 2nd – 5th September 1996.
  46. Ravi Sharma, “From ISDN to Euro-ISDN”, ITU Seminar on Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network, Bandung, Indonesia, 22nd – 23rd November 1995.
  47. Ravi Sharma, "FTTH or MMTS - which comes first?”, Asia Pacific Fibre Optics Telecom '95 Conference, IBC, Singapore, 13th - 15th September, 1995.
  48. Ravi Sharma, "FTTH or MMTS - which comes first?”, Asia Pacific Fibre Optics Telecom '95 Conference, IBC, Singapore, 13th - 15th September, 1995.
  49. Ravi Sharma, “Quality of Service Requirements For Multimedia Teleservices”, Intermedia Asia ’95, Reed Exhibitions, Singapore, 23rd - 26th May 1995
  50. Ravi Sharma, “Experiences with Broadband trials and services – Lessons for Asia”, Asia’s Future Broadband Networks Summit, IIR, Hong Kong, 22nd - 24th May 1995.
  51. Ravi Sharma, “Quality and Performance Requirements For Multimedia Teleservices”, Messaging Asia ’95 Conference, IBC, Singapore, 27th - 28th February 1995.
  52. Ravi Sharma, "What do users look for in a VANS supplier?", VAN Services Opportunities '95 Conference, IBC, Singapore, 11th - 12th January 1995.


Awards & Honours:

  • 1984 : placed on the Dean’s Honours List, Brandon University
  • 1985 : elected Treasurer of Brandon University Students’ Union for a 1-year term
  •  1988 : awarded an Ontario government graduate award for 3 years
  • 1989 : elected graduate representative to the University of Waterloo Senate for a 2-year term
  • 1994 : elected Senior Member of the IEEE, Chartered Engineer (United Kingdom) and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 : selected for inclusion in the 30th and subsequent editions of Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
  • 1999 : cited as a mentor in the National Science and Technology Board’s database of prominent researchers; registered as an ITU-D expert in the area of multimedia communications
  • 2000 : awarded the standards council merit award by the PSB, Singapore
  • 2002 : honoured with The Order of the Sheaf by the President of Brandon University
  • 2004 : commended by the Director of the International Telecommunications Union (Development) for contributions to the Regional Working Group.
  • 2006 : selected as Distinguished Teacher by MBA students of Telecoms Management class at SP Jain Institute of Management (Dubai)
  • 2007 : appointed Honorary Professor of Management at Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
  • 2007 : received Research Outstanding and Award Recognition (ROAR) from NTU
  • 2008 : given the Outstanding Paper Award by Emerald Group Publishing at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence
  • 2011 : admitted as Fellow of Institution of Engineering & Technology.
  • 2012 : Best Paper Award for Soe, Kaur & Sharma (2012) at 12th ICEB in Xian.
  • 2014 : elected President of the International Electronic Business Consortium.
  •  2015 : selected as a Fellow of the EDB-funded Institute for Asian Consumer Insights.
  •  2016 : nominated for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Honour / Award).


Research Grants

  • 1992 – 1994 : Principal Investigator of NTU ARP grant of $5000. Scope – exploration of design and configuration issues for groupware. Collaborators – Schubert Foo, Goh Wooi Boon & Tung Lai Lai.
  • 1995 – 1998 : Programme Director of Berkom R&D funded by NSTB grant of $120,000. Scope – development and deployment of multimedia tele-services over the Singapore ONE broadband network. Collaborators – Goh Kheng Wee and Weiguo Wu (krdl).
  • 2006 – 2009: Principal Investigator of Field Research on Knowledge Societies. University Start-Up Research Grant of $4000.
  • 1-Dec-08 – 7-Apr-11: Principal Investigator of NRF IDM grant of $620,000. Scope - to investigate the business models, market strategies and scenario planning tools that would support any interactive digital enterprise. International collaborators - Omar El-Sawy and Francis Peirera from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Steve Wildman from Michigan State University’s Quello Centre for Telecommunications, and Marcel Machill from the University of Leipzig’s Media School. Industry partners - Frost & Sullivan’s Media Practice, Comwerks Pte Ltd and Nexlabs Pte Ltd.
  •  Feb 2013 – Feb 2015: Awarded HASS incentive Scheme grant of $5000. Scope - Knowledge, Sustainable Growth and Digital Education: understanding the causal factors. Collaborators – Marko Storic and Arul Chibb.
  • April 2015 – December 2016: Principal Investigator of MoE Tier 2 (EP4) $434,000 grant - Investigating Digital Literacies, Knowledge Disparities and Sustainable Development – with Guan Chong (UniSIM), Ehsan Mesbahi (Newcastle, UK), Richard Smith (UBC-SFU) & Denis Linders (UM-BC).