I will chair the IT Strategy and Management track of the 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2019) together with Paul Drews from Leuphana University of Lüneburg. WI 2019 will take place from February 24 to 27 in Siegen, Germany. It is the most prestigious conference of the German Information Systems research community. The call for papers of our track can be found here.
As part of the IT-Forum Oberfranken, I hosted a panel on the future of work in the digital age. Together with four experts from both academia and practice, I discussed about our perspectives on the new work life as well as resulting chances and challenges. A video of the panel discussion can be accessed here.
In the recent episode of the kryptohelden podcast, I was interviewed by Hung Tieu on the foundations, benefits and challenges as well as use cases of the blockchain technology. The podcast can be accessed here.
In December, I gave a talk about the opportunities and challenges of the blockchain technology at the conference day of it-economics in Munich. Here you find a clip with some impressions of my talk and those of others
I have been appointed as member of the Editorial Board of MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE). The mission of MISQE is to encourage practice-based research in information systems and to disseminate the results of that research in a manner that makes its relevance and utility readily apparent. Following the removal of the Application section of MISQ, practice-based research did not have a clear home, until Jack Rockart and a team of leading academics established the MIS Quarterly Executive journal in 2002. An official sister publication of MIS Quarterly, MISQE has been led by several editors-in-chief who are well known in our discipline as scholars dedicated to industry-relevant research—Jack Rockart, Jeanne Ross, Carol Brown, and current editor-in-chief Dorothy Leidner. MIS Quarterly Executive is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December.
More information can be found at the journal’s website.
Last week, I participated in the GERMAN CIO BOARD, an event organized by the consulting firm mindeight for CIOs and IT managers. In this context, I gave two talks. The first one was about my perspective on the IT organization of the future. The second one addressed the design options and archetypes of agile IT setups.