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Conference: May 29-31, 2018
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February 2nd, 2018 February 9th, 2018
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February 19th, 2018 February 26th, 2018
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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yves Pigneur, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)


Based on his work with Alex Osterwalder on business models, Yves Pigneur will suggest that research in business innovation could be improved and enlightened by design science research in Information Systems. He will highlight three areas in which research in IS could inform the development of new business tools. The first area concerns the identification, formalization, and visualization of core constructs and models of interest related to business innovation and co-design of the “Enterprise of the future”. The second area corresponds to the exploration of how design thinking techniques might contribute to improving the design and test of alternatives in business creation. The third area addresses the research in computer-aided design assisting the process of designing business objects.

Short Bio

Yves Pigneur is professor at University of Lausanne since 1984, and has held visiting professorships at Georgia State University, University of British Columbia, National University of Singapore, and HEC Montreal. Together with Alexander Osterwalder, they invented the Business Model Canvas and authored in 2010 the international bestseller _“Business Model Generation”_; and more recently _“Value Proposition Design”_. In November 2015, they have been ranked #15 in the _Most Influential Business Thinkers_ by Thinkers50 and received their Strategy Award. In 2016, he received the Outreach Award, by the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Prof. Sudha Ram, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona (USA)

Leveraging Big Data and Analytics For Creating a Smarter and Better World

The phenomenal growth of social media, mobile applications, sensor based technologies and the Internet of Things is generating a flood of “Big Data” and disrupting our world in many ways. In this talk I will examine the paradigm shift caused by Big data and discuss how Analytics and Data science can be used to to harness its power and create a smarter world. Using examples from health care, smart cities, education, and business in general, I will highlight challenges and opportunities for extracting value from Big Data to develop an enterprise of the future.

Short Bio

Sudha Ram is Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of MIS, Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. She has joint faculty appointments as Professor of Computer Science, member of BIO5 Institute, and Institute for Environment.  She is the director of the INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ram received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. Her research is in the areas of Enterprise Data Management, Business Intelligence, Large Scale Networks and Big Data Analytics. Her work uses different methods such as machine learning, statistical approaches, ontologies and conceptual modeling. Dr. Ram has published more than 200 research articles in refereed journals, conferences and book chapters. She has received more than $60 million in research funding from organizations such as, IBM, Intel Corporation, SAP, Ford, Raytheon Missile Systems, US ARMY, NIST, NSF, NASA, and Office of Research and Development of the CIA. Dr. Ram served as the senior editor for Information Systems Research, and is currently a senior editor of Journal of AIS and on the editorial board for many leading Information Systems journals. She is also a co-editor in chief of the Journal on Data Semantics and the Journal of Business Analytics. She is a cofounder of the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) and serves on the steering committee of many workshops and conferences including the Entity Relationship Conference (ER).  Dr. Ram has published articles in such journals as Communications of the ACM, IEEE Expert, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, Information Systems Research, Management Science, and MIS Quarterly. Dr. Ram serves as a consultant to several global companies on Business Intelligence, Enterprise Data management and Big Data Analytics. She received the IBM faculty Development Award and UA Leading Edge Innovator in Research Award in 2007 and 2012. Her research has been highlighted in several media outlets including UANEWS, Arizona Alumni Magazine, International Journalism Festival, NPR news, and New York Times. She was a speaker for a TEDx talk in December 2013 on “Creating a Smarter World with Big Data”. For more information as well as her latest research, please visit her on LinkedIn, Twitter, The University of Arizona or the INSITE research center.

Guillaume Tardiveau, Orange Labs Research (France)

Business Ecosystem in 2025

Over the last decades companies have used data as a substitue to paper and files. Lately internet, which is a digital native by all means, seems to be moving in the opposite direction by emerging in the physical world of objects. What should we expect from this encounter, and from the transformations that it will trigger on the way enterprises work? Anticipate the evolutions of enterprises on a 10-15 years timeframe is not easy, considering their diversity and the changing nature of their environment. This talk proposes to start from the Porter model and explore the relations between enterprises and their ecosystem (internal/external) as well as the way they work.

Short Bio

Guillaume Tardiveau initially worked for SITA/Equant in the domain of network planning for IP and ATM networks, based in Paris. After the taker over of Equant by Orange he moved to Rennes to head the Services Engineering department (VPN, IP Telephony, …), then the non standard customer solutions. Back to Paris, he joined the Line of Business Home where he was supporting the Orange BU’s in Africa, then headed the International Orange Labs (Japan, China, India, Egypt, Tunisia, Poland, Romania), before moving to Orange Labs Research as head of Digital Enterprise Research Domain.

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