Center for Applied Research Director Dr. Mark Chun has been appointed as the new vice chair of the research committee for the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC). PTC is the leading professional organization promoting the advancement and commercial use of information and communication technologies, services, policies, and knowledge, to benefit its members and the people of the Pacific Hemisphere.
Headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, the PTC actively organizes conferences, exhibitions, and other forums to promote the open exchange of information, ideas and views in the context of the commercial, social, economic, and other development needs. Through a network of members extending across more than 60 nations, PTC promotes the development and use of telecommunications and ICT (information and communications technologies) to enhance the lives of people living in the Pacific hemisphere.
The organization encourages the research, development, and application of technologies, services and policies through our constituency of educators, governments, commercial organizations, non-profit entities and user communities, especially to overcome uneven development and competency divides.
Dr. Chun, a native of Hawaii, is an associate professor of information systems and the Julian Virtue professor (2008 – 2010) at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He earned a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, with an emphasis in management strategy, and a bachelor of business administration with an emphasis in management information systems from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.